Favorite Short Films

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1. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 15,226

2. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,504

3. Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)

15 min | Short

Two men emerge from the sea onto the beach carrying a large wooden wardrobe with a mirror on its front. After the two men clean up and rejoice being in this new environment, they proceed to... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jakub Goldberg, Henryk Kluba, Andrzej Kondratiuk, Barbara Lass

Votes: 2,241

4. All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959)

21 min | Short, Comedy

Two French college girls each meet a boy named Patrick and quickly realize that it is less a coincidence then they think.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Anne Collette, Nicole Berger

Votes: 2,025

5. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,345

6. Talk (1997)

14 min | Drama, Short

Birger is old and retired from work. Still, he goes back to work since he has nothing else to do. Back home he gets a rare visitor: a girl from Hare Krishna recruiting new members. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Sten Ljunggren, Cecilia Frode, Erich Hörtnagl, Sara Ragnarsson

Votes: 894

7. George Lucas in Love (1999)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

Director: Joe Nussbaum | Stars: Martin Hynes, Lisa Jakub, Jason Peck, Jeff Wiens

Votes: 3,710

8. La culpa (2010)

14 min | Short, Thriller

Since his wife was murdered, Léo has only one idea in his head, spinning as an endless loop: revenge.

Director: David Victori | Stars: Carlus Fàbrega, Cesc Gómez, Mar Ulldemolins, Pol Estadella

Votes: 254

9. Mei (2006)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Mei is the story of a young man, who works on a noodles stall run by a father and daughter. He is, of course, in love with the daughter, but the eponymous girl in question plans to use her ... See full summary »

Director: Arvin Chen | Stars: Chun-Yao Yao, Char-Wei Wu, Zr-Gang Bi, Helen Chalmers

Votes: 81

10. Two & Two (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama

What happens when in an attempt to re-educate the masses everything you have been taught is proclaimed false and your whole universe of values crumbles violently before your eyes?

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Bijan Daneshmand, Ravi Karimi, Pouyan Lotfi

Votes: 861

11. The Door (2008)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama

After stealing an old door, a man reflects on the desperate circumstances that led him to do so.

Director: Juanita Wilson | Stars: Igor Sigov, Dzhuletta Gering, Liliyn Grechk, Vahtang Techhaitze

Votes: 537

12. New Boy (I) (2007)

11 min | Short, Drama

Captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine year-old African boy.

Director: Steph Green | Stars: Olutunji Ebun-Cole, Simon O'Driscoll, Fionn O'Shea, Sinead Maguire

Votes: 914

13. Healthy People for Fun (1971)

10 min | Documentary, Short

"Healthy People for Fun" portrays the ethnic minorities living in the multicultural Yugoslavian province of Vojvodina (today part of Serbia). Nations and ethnic groups in the province of ... See full summary »

Director: Karpo Acimovic-Godina

Votes: 92

14. Mirta uci statistiku (1991)

20 min | Short

A law student lives at home with her mother and father. She is fascinated by statistical information and therefore often lists interesting information about everything and anything.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Natasa Dorcic, Ljubica Jovic, Sven Medvesek, Boris Miholjevic

Votes: 130

15. Gisèle Kérozène (1990)

5 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Across a futuristic city's narrow streets, a coven of modern witches chases a thief on motorized flying brooms.

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Abel Abouliaten, Pascal Banos, Bob Fletchard, Jan Kounen

Votes: 636

16. Le batteur du boléro (1992)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Keeping the rhythm for twenty or so minutes in Ravel's Boléro can be an arduous and excruciatingly tedious task for the orchestra's unsung hero: the drummer.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jacques Villeret, Laurent Petitgirard

Votes: 506

17. The Natural Route (2004)

11 min | Short, Drama

Soon a man will find out that his destiny is already written and that he can't do anything to change it.

Director: Àlex Pastor | Stars: Pere Ventura, Albert López-Murtra, Albert Capdevila, Carlota Ribes

Votes: 399

18. Smart Girls (2010)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

While Marija is set with her boyfriend, her roommate Nikolina is still a virgin. But, after realizing that the social practices have changed, she has to follow her duties and restructure her beliefs.

Directors: Hana Jusic, Sonja Tarokic | Stars: Marina Vodenicar, Karla Brbic, Edhem Husic, Enes Salkovic

Votes: 56

20. Daybreak Express (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 785

21. Six Shooter (2004)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan

Votes: 9,968

22. Toyland (2007)

TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama, War

A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank | Stars: Julia Jäger, Cedric Eich, Tamay Bulut Özvatan, Torsten Michaelis

Votes: 2,254

23. Miracle Fish (2009)

TV-PG | 17 min | Short, Drama

8-year-old Joe has a birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the infirmary, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.

Director: Luke Doolan | Stars: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Angus Russo, Jason Doric

Votes: 822

24. 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: 42,628

25. North Atlantic (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

An isolated air traffic controller in a small island of the Azores archipelago is contacted by a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic.

Director: Bernardo Nascimento | Stars: Clive Russell, Baltazar, Grant Masters, Guilherme Mendonça

Votes: 304

26. L'accordeur (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A pianist finds himself once again facing the performance anxiety demons that he so desperately tries to evade.

Director: Olivier Treiner | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Danièle Lebrun, Grégory Gadebois, Emeline Gue

Votes: 1,677

27. 10 Minutes (2002)

10 min | Short, Drama, War

It's 1994. How different can ten minutes of a tourist in Rome and a family in the besieged Sarajevo be?

Director: Ahmed Imamovic | Stars: Almedin Leleta, Satoshi Yahata, Milan Pavlovic, Jasna Zalica

Votes: 1,089

29. Powder Keg (2001)

Not Rated | 8 min | Action, Short

January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Clive Owen, Stellan Skarsgård, Lois Smith, Javier Zaragoza

Votes: 4,772

30. 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: 234

31. Your Lucky Day (2010)

18 min | Short, Action, Comedy

When an elderly man discovers he's won $156 million in the lottery while shopping at a convenience store, a young man decides to make his own odds. The store manager and a married couple ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Brown | Stars: Rider Strong, Philip Davidson, Tony Doupe, Michael Lewis Hudson

Votes: 251

32. The Bloody Olive (1997)

12 min | Crime, Short, Comedy

Mylene and Werner are going to make their flat up for Christmas. Then Sam comes with a bottle of Veuve Cliqot. Sam tells Werner that he knows Werner has stolen money at work. Werner murders... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Veerle van Overloop, Frank Focketyn, Gene Bervoets, Guy Dermul

Votes: 492

33. Rare Exports Inc. (2003)

8 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Otso Tarkela, Tommi Korpela, Jorma Tommila, Tazu Ovaska

Votes: 1,969

34. A Game with No Rules (1994)

17 min | Short

For Kane Harris and Vera Smith, what starts as an easy task of murder becomes a tangled web of deception and betrayal. Their target, Kane's wife, is no easy victim.

Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Danielle Cormack, Marton Csokas, Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Votes: 60

35. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)

24 min | Drama, Short

Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Kirk Baltz, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Coffey, Kim Gillingham

Votes: 1,482

36. Plastic Bag (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

Votes: 1,079

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