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1. The Hand (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,345

2. Strojenie instrumentów (2000)

15 min | Short, Animation

A short animated film which combines movement and instrumental music to convey it's message.

Director: Jerzy Kucia

Votes: 199

3. Pas de deux (1968)

G | 13 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren

Votes: 1,231

4. Shan shui qing (1988)

19 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A short film about a young girl who cares for a wise old scholar in exchange for guqin lessons.

Director: Wei Te

Votes: 388

5. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 5,056

6. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 25,617

7. More (1998)

6 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Animation

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne

Votes: 5,087

8. Yozhik v tumane (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 5,465

9. The House Is Black (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad | Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri

Votes: 3,379

10. Les mistons (1957)

18 min | Short, Comedy

Five young boys in pre-puberty are collectively attracted by a beautiful, young woman, Bernadette Jouve. She awakes in them the springs of luminous sensuality. As they are too young to love... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Blain, Bernadette Lafont, Michel François, Alain Baldy

Votes: 2,574

11. Portret w kropli (1997)

22 min | Documentary, Short

A contemplative look at the 1990s Poland seen through the eyes of ordinary Varsovians.

Director: Kazimierz Karabasz

Votes: 20

12. Inspiration (1949)

11 min | Animation, Short

An artist takes inspiration from the rain outside.

Director: Karel Zeman | Star: Karel Zeman

Votes: 288

13. Neighbours (1952)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 2,630

14. Elégia (1965)

19 min | Short, Drama

From times immemorial, man has enjoyed the horse in all manners, as art object, speed racer, cart-puller, and circus acts. Cars are taking the horses' place in transportation, and these are... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Huszárik

Votes: 386

15. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet?

Director: Marv Newland

Votes: 5,504

16. Isole di fuoco (1955)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary centered on the volcanic eruptions that occurred north of Sicily in December of 1954.

Director: Vittorio De Seta

Votes: 209

17. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)

16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy

A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson

Votes: 4,332

18. Bubeník Cerveného kríza (1977 TV Short)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Juraj Jakubisko

Votes: 45

19. Szél (1996)

6 min | Drama, Short

During a film course lead by Yvette Biro at the Hungarian Academy of Drama and film in 1995, the director students were shown a black-and-white photo taken by Lucien Herve in 1952, and they... See full summary »

Director: Marcell Iványi | Stars: Szilvia Czobor, Ilona Somogyi, Margit Gyovai

Votes: 217

20. Robert. Schastlivaya zhizn (1997)

26 min | Short

Aleksander Sokurov brings the treasures of the Hermitage back into the light by making films about artists and their paintings. He has chosen the painter Hubert Robert, who spent a long ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Star: Aleksandr Sokurov

Votes: 163

22. 10/65: Selbstverstümmelung (1965)

5 min | Short, Drama

1965 action of Vienna Actionist artist Günter Brus shot and edited by Kurt Kren. Structuralist film theory emphasizes how films convey meaning through the use of codes and conventions not ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Kren | Star: Günter Brus

Votes: 161

23. Eine murul (1987)

25 min | Animation, Short

Several episodes, each focusing on a different figure. Towards the end they all come together to replicate the famous painting by Édouard Manet that provides the title.

Director: Priit Pärn

Votes: 215

26. Projekt (1981)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short

Animators and urban planners both create worlds, but Czech stop motion specialist Jiří Barta's ingenious paper cut-out short punctures the stifling architecture of communist housing. ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 96

27. Zaniklý svet rukavic (1982)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short

Using an array of gloves in different styles and from different historical periods, the film is a short history of the cinema - from silent movies via pastiches of Buñuel and Fellini and ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta

Votes: 240

28. Poslední lup (1987)

Not Rated | 21 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the other world and take his most precious possession - his blood. The phantasmal atmosphere... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Martínek, Ivan Vojtek

Votes: 341

29. Foutaises (1989)

8 min | Short, Comedy

A 9 minute comedy starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen). Featuring muted colors with a sepia black and white, Pinon takes the viewer through various examples of what he "likes and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dominique Pinon, Chick Ortega, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Diane Bertrand

Votes: 1,932

30. Gadajace glowy (1980)

16 min | Documentary, Short

People of different age, profession and social status answer two simple questions: who they are and what they want from life.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Votes: 2,091

31. Fantasmagorie (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,813

32. Light Is Calling (2004)

8 min | Short

A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Eddie Phillips, Lola Todd

Votes: 354

33. Härlig är jorden (1992)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions, looking straight into the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Lennart Björklund, Christer Christensen, Bernard Eiger

Votes: 2,001

34. Everything Will Be Ok (2006)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A series of dark and troubling events forces Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life - or lack thereof.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Star: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 2,137

35. I Am So Proud of You (2008)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Dark shadows are cast over Bill's recovery, in this second chapter to "Everything Will Be OK".

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Star: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,380

36. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

Not Rated | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 8,751

37. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 9,064

38. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

A scientist chooses a wealthy man over her two lovers but must heal the earth's core to save humanity.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,932

39. The House of Ghosts (1907)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A group of travelers go into a house for protection. Little do they know, it is filled with ghosts who make unusual things happen to them.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 472

40. Praejusios dienos atminimui (1990)

40 min | Documentary, Short

The film is a day in the life that passes by, even if it seems neverending.

Director: Sharunas Bartas

Votes: 197



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