Short Films

by rumastillien | created - 17 Oct 2012 | updated - 17 Oct 2012 | Public

Short films I've seen or want to see.

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1. Call to Action (2012)

5 min | Short, Comedy

A look at the obscure life of a 30's something successful Producer and the tribulations of Producing a film.

Director: Hunter G. Williams | Stars: Hunter G. Williams, Lily Tomlin, Aqueela Zoll, Nicole Sienna

Votes: 105

2. The Hunt for Gollum (2009)

Unrated | 38 min | Short, Action, Adventure

The great events of the war of the ring are about to unfold and the priority for Strider and Gandalf is to keep the Ring secret. Sauron is preparing to unleash his armies and Gollum is ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bouchard | Stars: Adrian Webster, Arin Alldridge, Patrick O'Connor, Rita Ramnani

Votes: 4,847

3. Ghost Closet '07 (2009)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Four young men go to a house party none of them want to go to, have a bad time and learn nothing about themselves. Until one of them goes into a closet full of ghosts...

Director: Alex Montilla | Stars: Eric Anderson, Austin Lazek, Max Henry, T.J. Seagraves

Votes: 26

4. Fringe (2010)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A group of young aspirational actors take their show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but realize that perhaps it was not all they thought it was going to be.

Director: Tom Shirm | Stars: Nancy Amelia Bell, Parker Clark, Sam Frenchum, George Griffin

Votes: 204

5. Lie (2009)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

In 1968 Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys met a dynamic and passionate singer/songwriter and introduced him to Hollywood. The two set out to record that artist's first professional album. The... See full summary »

Director: Vaughn Juares | Stars: Joseph Andrew Schneider, Ryan Kiser, Jahnnalee Randall, H.T. Altman

Votes: 89

6. Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Following the conclusion of the storyline in the "Fight For Your Right" music video, the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.

Director: Adam Yauch | Stars: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 4,372

7. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,467

8. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,675

9. Skazka skazok (1979)

29 min | Animation, Short

Distant, well-worn memories of childhood are inhabited by a little gray wolf. Through astonishing imagery, the memory of all of Russia is depicted.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Star: Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,803

10. Time (II) (2008)

11 min | Short, Drama

On Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, a young man is down on his luck and faced with a decision that could change his life, and the lives of others forever. Is it too late or is TIME on his side?

Director: Bill McAdams Jr. | Stars: Ryan Fleming, Kevin DiNovis, Dave Cobert, Jessica Sonneborn

Votes: 12

12. Joan of Arc (1900)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne Calvière, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 710

13. Out on a Limb (1950)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Donald's doing a little tree surgery when he spots Chip 'n' Dale gathering nuts. He saws off the branch outside their hole and paints it with tar, which Dale gets stuck in. Then Donald has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash

Votes: 417

14. The Detective (2007)

14 min | Short, Drama

A private detective is hired by his ex-girlfriend to solve her blackmail case.

Director: Barry Brennan | Stars: Darren Travers, Sophie Holland, Andrew Lothian, Susan Samuel

Votes: 9

15. No Hunting (1955)

6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

A cartoon that satirizes hunting to the extreme. Donald Duck is inspired by his grandpappy to go hunting in the woods. Once there, all the hunters are greeted by hot dog vendors, ambulances... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: Art Gilmore, Jack Hannah, Clarence Nash, Milt Schaffer

Votes: 278

16. John, I'm Sorry (2007)

7 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

John, a middle aged professional, is distressed about the recent discovery that his lover, Anton, is cheating on him with a woman.

Director: Derek Rucas | Stars: Eric Coles, Katie MacTavish, Gary Biggar

Votes: 77

19. Over the Hedge (1905)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

A young couple are having a picnic with a chaperone who is determined to keep them separated. When she falls asleep, they see their chance to be together. They do this with the help of a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewin Fitzhamon

Votes: 246

20. Lenore (2008)

10 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Asli Sonceley | Stars: Chris Correa, Maya Kazan

Votes: 12

21. Stormdragon (2010)

20 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A dormant secret agent is reactivated in order to combat a Russian underground terrorist.

Directors: D.J. Holloway, James Monegan | Stars: Trip Hope, Tyler Kain, James Monegan, Chuck Remley

Votes: 33

22. Prima Ballerina Assoluta (2010)

16 min | Short, Action, Drama

The Story of two best friends, who are also promising ballerinas. When the role of Giselle comes in between them, their friendship is tested and their ballet skills are put head to head against one another. It's an all-out ballerina war.

Director: Dhaivat Mehta | Stars: Dakota Bailey, Miracle Chance, Ellen King, Analia Lenchantin

Votes: 13

24. Susie in the Afterlife (2010)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Susie is dead, but where is she?

Director: Gabe Rodriguez | Stars: Kimberly DiPersia, Brian Panella

Votes: 21

25. Night Music (II) (2010)

12 min | Animation, Short

The mysterious Dr Bird, who lives on his own in a remote part of the city, encounters a problem one night with his much-loved gramophone. In search of a solution, he visits Sailortown.

Director: Paul Jacques

Votes: 21

26. No Chaser (2010)

22 min | Short, Crime, Drama

When a nocturnal hit man downs a few drinks, he triggers a past and thoughts of a father he hasn't seen in over twenty years.

Director: Mark Heath Howard | Stars: Dwayne Branch, Rhonda Marie Bynum, Aiesha Dukes, Ace Funches

Votes: 7

27. Clown's Lament (2008)

5 min | Short, Thriller

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Director: Gabriel Dowrick | Star: Aaron Scully

Votes: 29

29. Black Goat (2011)

6 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

Jacques Cowan is what the French call "a runner of the woods." He may be a foreigner in the new world but Jacques quickly learned the ways of the native people, their language, their routes... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Nanni | Star: Adam Kenneth Wilson

Votes: 87

30. Poste restante (2009)

14 min | Documentary, Short

In Poland, let­ters with a wrong address end up in the Depart­ment of Unsent Mail in Koluszki. The film follows one of them, on which a child's hand has writ­ten 'God. Heaven.'

Director: Marcel Lozinski

Votes: 54

31. Billy Bites People (2007)

9 min | Short, Family

Billy is a boy with a problem: he bites people. And while the specialists who seek his reform may poke and prod, stick and kick him, it will ultimately be in his hands to decide if change is possible.

Director: William Allinson | Stars: Hayley Van Tienen, Maclaine Moore, Madison Moore, Max Moore

Votes: 14

32. Elephants Dream (2006 Video)

9 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Emo and Proog are two men exploring a strange industrial world of the future.

Director: Bassam Kurdali | Stars: Cas Jansen, Tygo Gernandt

Votes: 1,241

33. Uncertain (2009 Video)

6 min | Short, Drama

'uncertain' presents the drowsy-dream of a teenage boy who has taken an overdose of pills to end his life. Anson, our 11-year old protagonist, is driven on an open-field road and slowly ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Fernando Midence | Stars: Daniel Kelly, Jon Lee Hart, Luis Fernando Midence

Votes: 35

34. Kostka cukru (1987)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jacek Blawut

Votes: 27

35. Chemia (2009)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Pawel Lozinski

Votes: 29

36. The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison

Votes: 2,524

37. Let's Stick Together (1952)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

An elderly bee, seeing an equally elderly Donald Duck in the park, looks back on their long partnership. The bee started helping Donald pick up trash, then using his sharp stinger to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah | Stars: June Foray, Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson

Votes: 215

38. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,733

39. Son of Bambi Meets Godzilla (1999)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Years after the short his father had an encounter with Godzilla, the son of Bambi meets the giant lizard with vengeance in his mind.

Director: Eric Fernandes

Votes: 295

40. The Vanishing Private (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Private Donald Duck gets into trouble when he performs his camouflage painting duty too well with experimental paint that makes anything painted invisible.

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 508

41. How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

The spirit of Fate demonstrates how carelessness is responsible for much of Donald Duck's misfortune at home.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Bill Thompson, Clarence Nash

Votes: 224

42. Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Henry Lehrman, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 2,287

43. Between Showers (1914)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie and another man compete in trying to help a young lady cross a muddy street. The rival finds a wooden plank which Charlie takes from him. They fight over an umbrella belonging to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Chester Conklin, Edward Nolan

Votes: 1,200

44. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 5,703

45. Katedra (2002)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A space fantasy about an explorer who pays a visit to an unusual cathedral built with organic materials.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Jola Rzebuska, Maria Kucharska, Marcin Jaskowski, Piotr Widlarz

Votes: 3,699

46. Marker (2009)

12 min | Short

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Director: Susanna Wallin

Votes: 13

47. The Simpsons: Family Therapy (1989 TV Short)

PG | 3 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A family trip to a therapist doesn't go as planned.

Stars: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 240

48. Easy Street (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

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

Votes: 4,111

49. The Simpsons' Christmas Message (2004 TV Short)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Marge Simpson and her family look back over the events of 2004 in a special broadcast to the British public, reminiscent of the Queen's annual Christmas Day speech.

Stars: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 94

50. Alice's Wonderland (1923)

12 min | Animation, Comedy, Short