Short Films

by jabbagr | created - 14 Nov 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A list of the Short films I have watched.

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1. 2081 (2009)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chandler Tuttle | Stars: James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 2,328

2. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Short, Animation, Family

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 20,548

3. Doodlebug (1997)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Star: Jeremy Theobald

Votes: 14,672

4. Wonder Woman (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

Wonder Woman faces two simultaneous battles, one on Earth and the other in Themyscira.

Director: Sam Balcomb | Stars: Rileah Vanderbilt, Clare Grant, Alicia Marie, America Young

Votes: 1,357

5. 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: 26,567

6. Cruel, Cruel Love (1914)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

A silly aristocrat who believes that he has been jilted attempts suicide but he is saved from death and reunited with his fiancée.

Directors: George Nichols, Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edgar Kennedy, Minta Durfee, Eva Nelson

Votes: 1,035

7. Coffee and Cigarettes (1986)

6 min | Comedy, Short

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright

Votes: 2,690

8. Coffee and Cigarettes II (1989)

8 min | Short

A brother and sister, sitting in a coffee bar, bicker mildly about whose idea it was to come to Memphis and which kind of cigarette is fresher. Danny, their waiter, comes by offering ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Joie Lee, Cinqué Lee, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 1,561

9. Coffee and Cigarettes III (1993)

12 min | Short, Comedy

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,308

10. Portal: No Escape (2011)

7 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A woman, named Chell, wakes up in a testing facility with no memory of how she got there. The one thing on her mind, escape.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Danielle Rayne, Alex Albrecht, Brad Arnold, James Logan

Votes: 2,016

11. The Black Hole (2008)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A sleep-deprived office worker photocopies a "Black Hole" late one night. Suddenly, the possibilities seem endless. Will greed get the better of him?

Directors: Philip Sansom, Olly Williams | Star: Napoleon Ryan

Votes: 2,753

12. The Flying Man (2013)

10 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

A super powered vigilante defies the law using extreme violence to fight crime.

Director: Marcus Alqueres | Stars: Nick Smyth, Rick Cordeiro, Justin T. Lee

Votes: 846

13. Chairmen (1978)

13 min | Short, Animation

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Director: Jean-Thomas Bédard

Votes: 11

14. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,524

15. The House of Ghosts (1906)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Three friends go on a trip and decided to rest at an abandoned house. Everything seems pretty normal until really weird things start to happen.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 705

16. The Cake (2001)

18 min | Short

A blind man (Paul) gets on his usual train and he sits beside Catherine. He has no manners and he will not leave Catherine alone. He eats his cake with no manners and annoys Catherine. She ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Keegan | Stars: Charlotte Bradley, Brendan Gleeson, Eithne McGuinness, Phyllis Ryan

Votes: 105

17. The Present (III) (2014)

PG | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mother decides to give him a present.

Director: Jacob Frey | Stars: Quinn Nealy, Samantha Brown, Paul Bürger, Katrin von Chamier

Votes: 1,631

18. Knick Knack (1989)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 11,935

19. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 29,663

20. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 20,825

21. 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: 2,563

22. The Spectre (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Gary Cole, Alyssa Milano, Jeff Bennett, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 2,216

23. Green Arrow (2010 Video)

12 min | Animation, Short, Action

At an airport, the Emerald Archer must protect a young princess from assassins.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Neal McDonough, Malcolm McDowell, Steve Blum, Grey Griffin

Votes: 2,585

24. DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 13 min | Animation, Short, Action

When a ruthless brothel madame murders Jonah Hex's current quarry, the disfigured bounty hunter plans to make her pay.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Thomas Jane, Linda Hamilton, Jason Marsden, Michael Rooker

Votes: 2,433

25. Catwoman (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 15 min | Animation, Short, Action

Catwoman attempts to track down a mysterious cargo shipment that is linked to a Gotham City crime boss called Rough Cut.

Director: Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Eliza Dushku, John DiMaggio, Liliana Mumy, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 2,491

26. Sounds from a Town I Love (2001 TV Short)

3 min | Short, Comedy

Woody Allen's short film was his contribution to the Concert for New York City in October 2001. The short film features New Yorkers on the street talking about life in the City That Never Sleeps.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Marshall Brickman, Griffin Dunne, Michael Emerson, Hazelle Goodman

Votes: 846

27. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 39,075

28. Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | 31 min | Horror, Short

While spending a weekend at a remote cabin, Bruce desecrates an Indian burial ground and becomes re-animated; making way to kill his friends.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Mary Valenti, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 2,029

29. The Devil's Cabaret (1930)

Passed | 16 min | Comedy, Musical, Short

At "Satan & Co., Inc.", the Devil is upset because too many people are going up to Heaven rather than down to Hades. He gives his assistant, Mr. Burns the task of getting more people to his... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Mary Carlisle, Ann Dvorak, Vera Marshe

Votes: 332

30. Red-Headed Baby (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a toy shop, a villainous spider threatens the happiness of a red-headed baby doll and her sweetheart, a toy soldier named Napoleon.

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 203

31. Rakka (2017)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

A tale of a dystopian future where an unknown alien group have colonised the earth and humans struggle to fight back.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Robert Hobbs, Carly Pope

Votes: 4,110

32. Firebase (2017)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

While fighting the Vietnam war, both sides face a new kind of threat that neither of them were prepared for.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Steve Boyle, Nic Rhind, Robert Hobbs, Chris William Martin

Votes: 2,134

33. Zygote (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

Stranded in an Arctic mine, two lone survivors are forced to fight for their lives, evading and hiding from a new kind of terror.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jose Pablo Cantillo

Votes: 2,727

34. Flying Padre (1951)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Fred Stadtmueller, Bob Hite, Pedro

Votes: 3,309

35. Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010 Video)

TV-14 | 8 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Detective Jackson Briggs recruits the assassin Hanzo Hasachi into an undercover mission - enter an illegal tournament and eliminate all its criminal participants.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Jeri Ryan, Michael Jai White, Ian Anthony Dale, Richard Dorton

Votes: 4,575

36. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,896

37. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 9,649

38. 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: 42,252

39. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,483

40. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 8,904

41. The Substitute (1961)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Simple story about the man who comes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.

Director: Dusan Vukotic

Votes: 917

42. A Fantasy (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: 1,916

43. 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: 5,611



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