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1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 40,722

2. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 13,280

3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Special)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 14,138

4. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,590

5. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 47,142

6. The Right Side of My Brain (1985)

23 min | Short

A woman goes through a series of sexual assignations that involve varying degrees of violence. A voiceover provides her musings on sex, violence, power and control.

Director: Richard Kern | Stars: Lydia Lunch, Norman Westberg, Brian Moran, J.G. Thirlwell

Votes: 341

7. The Great Train Robbery (I) (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 15,065

8. A Corner in Wheat (1909)

G | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

An unscrupulous and greedy capitalist speculator decides to corner the wheat market for his own profit, establishing complete control over the markets.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 1,888

9. The New York Hat (1912)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama

The young village minister was not quite as discreet as he might have been in fulfilling the strange trust left by the dying mother, but it certainly worked for the common good. By the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Charles Hill Mailes, Kate Bruce, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 691

10. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,592

11. Exiting the Factory (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 5,311

12. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 1,749

13. Serpentine Dance by Annabelle (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs her popular serpentine dance routine. She twirls around, and as she does so, she uses her long skirts to create a variety of patterns.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 238

14. The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 3,927

15. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 2,541

16. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 9,003

17. The Kiss (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Romance

In a medium close-up shot of the first kiss ever recorded on screen, two fervent lovers cuddle and talk passionately at hair's breadth, just before the love-smitten gentleman decides to give his chosen one an innocent peck.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,680

18. The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy, Walter Miller

Votes: 1,779

19. Love, Speed and Thrills (1915)

13 min | Action, Comedy, Short

After Walrus has been shot, Ambrose takes him into his house. When Ambrose sees Walrus flirting with his wife he leaves. When Walrus runs away with Mrs. Ambrose, Ambrose gets on a horse to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Wright | Stars: Mack Swain, Minta Durfee, Chester Conklin, Josef Swickard

Votes: 117

20. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 6,563

21. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | 12 min | Action, Short

On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

Directors: D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Charles Inslee

Votes: 592

22. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History

This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,665

23. The House of the Devil (1896)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror

With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,331

24. Return to Reason (1923)

3 min | Short

Experimental film, white specks and shapes gyrating over a black background, a light-striped torso, a gyrating eggcrate. One of the first Dadaist films.

Director: Man Ray | Star: Kiki of Montparnasse

Votes: 1,450

25. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,324

26. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 17 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 41,705

27. The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra (1928)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Drama

This short experimental film tells the story of a man who comes to Hollywood to become a star, only to fail and be dehumanized (he is identified by the number 9314 written on his forehead),... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich | Stars: Jules Raucourt, Voya George, Robert Florey, Adriane Marsh

Votes: 1,020

28. Making an American Citizen (1912)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A recent immigrant learns several hard lessons about how husbands in America are expected to behave.

Director: Alice Guy | Stars: Lee Beggs, Blanche Cornwall

Votes: 212

30. Mamá (2008)

3 min | Short, Horror

A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Victoria Harris, Berta Ros, Irma Monroig

Votes: 2,518

31. Demetri Martin. Person. (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A unique talent, Demetri Martin is one of the hottest stand-up comics working today. His new special, Demetri Martin. Person. Inventive and insightful, this top-rated program brings the funny in ways you've never seen.

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Demetri Martin, John Agrapides, Joseph Greca, Christene Martin

Votes: 1,601

32. Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time) (2015 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Demetri Martin performs his newest stand-up routine at The Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Demetri Martin

Votes: 1,585

33. Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man (2009 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

With his wisecracking one-of-a-kind style of comedy, Kevin Hart pokes fun at everyone - even his audience.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Kevin Hart

Votes: 3,101

34. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017 TV Special)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

Patton Oswalt, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Star: Patton Oswalt

Votes: 1,676

35. Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

Patton Oswalt takes the stage in San Francisco, where he talks about San Franciscans, the difficulties of being PC, fatherhood, his worst stand up experience, and the worlds most horrific Birthday Clown.

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Boots Riley

Votes: 1,493

36. Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

Three minutes into her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a "leather special," where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers--this is hers. Amy muses on... See full summary »

Director: Amy Schumer | Stars: Amy Schumer, Kim Caramele

Votes: 8,357

37. Aziz Ansari Live in Madison Square Garden (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

Stand-up comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari delivers his sharp witted take on immigrants, relationships and the food industry.

Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 2,421

38. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2013 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari focuses his unique viewpoint on pending adulthood, babies, marriage and love in the modern era.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 3,137

39. Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2012 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Aziz Ansari channels his crude side in this 2012 comedy special, taking on topics like watching porn and the struggles of dating in New York City.

Director: Jason Woliner | Star: Aziz Ansari

Votes: 2,058

40. Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated, hour-long debut stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Woliner | Stars: Aziz Ansari, Brandon Johnson, Sara Von Gillern, Christina Glur

Votes: 2,150

41. Louis C.K. 2017 (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

Louis C.K. muses on religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers, and more in a live performance from Washington D.C.

Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Joe List

Votes: 7,433

42. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,504

43. Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006 TV Special)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jeff and his characters Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeño, Bubba J, and Sweet Daddy Dee for a live show.

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Jeff Dunham

Votes: 3,509

44. Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity (2007 TV Special)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself (2006).

Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Paige Dunham

Votes: 3,805

45. Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Gabriel Iglesias is one of the fastest rising comics today! With his unique brand of humor, loveable stage presence and a wide range of voices and impressions, it's no wonder he became an ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Gabriel Iglesias

Votes: 2,926

46. Bill Engvall: Aged & Confused (2009 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

From the multi-platinum comedian that brought you the #1 comedy albums Here's Your Sign, 15 Degrees Off Cool, Now That's Awesome. and Dorkfish, comes the newest release from Bill Engvall, Aged and Confused.

Director: David Higby | Star: Bill Engvall

Votes: 329

47. Bill Engvall: 15º Off Cool (2007 TV Special)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy

Bill Engvall is just one of the guys...and one of America's top-selling comedians. He has sold more than two million comedy albums and was part of the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy ... See full summary »

Director: C.B. Harding | Star: Bill Engvall

Votes: 402



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