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1. Romeo and Juliet (1912)

34 min | Romance, Drama, Short

Romeo, of the House of Capulets, and Juliet, of the House of Montagues, scorn the family feud of years, and love each other with all the fervor of Veronian youths. The ardent wooer sings ... See full summary »

Directors: Ugo Falena, Gerolamo Lo Savio | Stars: Gustavo Serena, Francesca Bertini, Ferruccio Garavaglia, Giovanni Pezzinga

Votes: 62

2. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 1,736

3. His New Job (1915)

TV-G | 31 min | Short, Comedy

Charlie is trying to get a job in a movie. After causing difficulty on the set he is told to help the carpenter. When one of the actors doesn't show, Charlie is given a chance to act but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Agnes Ayres, Arthur W. Bates

Votes: 1,361

4. A Night Out (I) (1915)

TV-G | 34 min | Comedy, Short

After a visit to a pub, Charlie and Ben cause a ruckus at a posh restaurant. Charlie later finds himself in a compromising position at a hotel with the head waiter's wife.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Ben Turpin, Charles Allen Dealey, Frank Dolan

Votes: 1,267

5. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 1,266

6. The Butcher Boy (1917)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy

Customers and clerks frolic in a general store. Roscoe walks out of the freezer wearing a fur coat, then does some clever cleaver tossing. In Buster's film debut he buys a pail of molasses.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Josephine Stevens

Votes: 1,133

7. The Rough House (1917)

19 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.

Directors: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 917

8. Oh Doctor! (1917)

23 min | Comedy, Short

Roscoe is a doctor who falls in love with a pretty woman whose boyfriend, in turn, falls in love with Roscoe's wife's jewelry.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 660

9. His Wedding Night (1917)

19 min | Short, Comedy

In a drugstore Al and Roscoe are rivals for Alice. Roscoe slings melons and operates the gas pump. Buster delivers a wedding gown for Alice, begins modeling it, is mistaken for Alice and is kidnapped by Al.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Mann

Votes: 739

10. Out West (1918)

25 min | Short, Western, Comedy

After escaping from a marauding group of Indians, a wandering bartender teams up with a saloon owner, only to find themselves up against a ruthless outlaw who is after an unprotected Salvation Army girl. Can they beat him at his own game?

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 734

11. 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: 40,238

12. Liberty (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Two escaped convicts (Laurel & Hardy) change clothes in the getaway car, but wind up wearing each other's pants. The rest of the film involves their trying to exchange pants, in alleys, in ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Tom Kennedy, Sam Lufkin

Votes: 1,269

13. 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: 5,656

14. Out Where the Stars Begin (1938)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A "Broadway Brevity" short from Vitaphone shot in Technicolor that spoofs the Hollywood studio set-up. When the ballerina star of a musical feature walks off in a huff, aided by the ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Connolly | Stars: Evelyn Thawl, Jeffrey Lynn, Armida, Fritz Feld

Votes: 195

15. A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Elmer is a dimwitted hunter who's "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 1,162

16. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 563

17. The School for Postmen (1947)

16 min | Short, Comedy

School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Paul Demange

Votes: 1,728

18. The Foghorn Leghorn (1948)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Foghorn Leghorn tries indignantly to prove he is a chicken to Little Henry the Chicken Hawk who longs to prove himself.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,232

19. Pop 'im Pop! (1950)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A circus comes to town featuring Gracie the Fighting Kangaroo and her youngster, Hippety Hopper. Hippety slips out of the circus tent and hops into a yard where Sylvester Cat is bragging to... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 141

20. The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

11 min | Short, Comedy

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

Directors: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers | Stars: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers, Dick Bentley, Mario Fabrizi

Votes: 503

21. Le gros et le maigre (1961)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: André Katelbach, Roman Polanski

Votes: 1,039

22. Boy and Bicycle (1965)

27 min | Short, Drama

A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world.

Director: Ridley Scott | Star: Tony Scott

Votes: 973

23. 1:42.08 (1966)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

An early film by George Lucas during his USC days. It depicts a race car driver trying to qualify for a race. He finishes the lap in 1 minute 42.08 seconds.

Director: George Lucas

Votes: 276

24. Freiheit (1966)

3 min | Drama, Short

This film shows a German student (Randal Kleiser) escaping across the Berlin Border and being shot to death, while on the soundtrack, various platitudes about dying for freedom can be heard.

Director: George Lucas | Star: Randal Kleiser

Votes: 623

26. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 4,928

27. Storytime (1968)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Votes: 720

28. One of the Missing (1969)

26 min | Short, War

A Southern soldier in the American Civil War is sent to reconnoiter the enemy positions and becomes trapped beneath a huge pile of rubble by Northern cannon fire. His loaded gun is left ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Stephen Edwards, Ridley Scott

Votes: 153

29. The Lift (1972)

7 min | Short

A man lives out his daily routine until he meets unexpected stress in the form of his buildings elevator.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Star: Michael Fuller

Votes: 292

30. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Gunilla Friden, Claude Lelouch

Votes: 3,025

31. Nocturne (I) (1980)

8 min | Short, Drama

A troubled and solitary woman who suffers from an acute light sensitivity summons the strength to escape her persistent trials; however, the fateful morning which is only hours away, still seems so distant and pale. Can she take the step?

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Yvette, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Anne-Lise Gabold, Lars von Trier

Votes: 1,192

32. 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: 19,852

33. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 10,171

35. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 11,092

36. The Short & Curlies (1988 TV Short)

17 min | Short

A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis, Wendy Nottingham

Votes: 751

37. Tin Toy (1988)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Family

A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter | Star: Sárközi Olivér

Votes: 8,267

38. 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: 1,909

39. 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: 11,334

40. Tummy Trouble (1989)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Baby Herman swallows his rattle, and Roger has to take him to the hospital to get it out.

Directors: Frank Marshall, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Charles Fleischer, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch, Corey Burton

Votes: 1,239

41. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

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

Votes: 27,079

42. Fierrot le pou (1990)

8 min | Short, Comedy

A young man shoots hoops in an empty gym. He misses constantly. At the other end of the court, a young woman arrives and starts warming up. She rarely misses. He's white, she's black. From ... See full summary »

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Alain Brena Labinsky, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fabienne Labonne

Votes: 361

43. Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Roger Rabbit struggles to keep wandering Baby Herman safe in an amusement park where the usual havoc ensues.

Directors: Frank Marshall, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch

Votes: 969

44. Bedhead (1991)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Two feuding siblings find their usual mischief augmented when psychic powers are suddenly thrown into the mix.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rebecca Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Tina Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rodriguez

Votes: 2,370

45. Trail Mix-Up (1993)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

During a picnic, Baby Herman follows a beaver into a perilous sawmill - with Roger Rabbit in frantic pursuit.

Director: Barry Cook | Stars: Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner, April Winchell, Lou Hirsch

Votes: 681

46. 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: 45,677