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1. 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: 38,392

2. 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: 15,064

3. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,246

4. Entr'acte (1924)

22 min | Short

An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Jean Börlin, Inge Frïss, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 3,118

5. 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: 41,704

6. The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)

28 min | Short

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director: Germaine Dulac | Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille

Votes: 1,551

7. À Propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,379

8. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 9,399

9. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

A scientist chooses a wealthy man over her two lovers but must heal the earth's core to save humanity.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,975

10. De brug (1928)

15 min | Documentary, Short

Close shots of a railway train underway: track racing underneath, steam escaping, cars coupling, gears ratchetting, signals changing. The train reaches a lift bridge which must rise to ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens

Votes: 379

11. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,354

12. The Alphabet (1968)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch | Star: Peggy Lynch

Votes: 6,339

13. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Horror

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick

Votes: 5,631

14. 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: 5,100

15. Larisa (1980)

25 min | Short, Biography

A loving film tribute to Russian filmmaker Larisa Shepitko, who died tragically in a car accident in 1979 at the age of 40. This documentary by her husband, Elem Klimov, includes excerpts ... See full summary »

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Elem Klimov, Valentin Rasputin, Stefaniya Stanyuta, Mayya Bulgakova

Votes: 202

16. Why Man Creates (1968)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Peter Hansen, Paul Saltman

Votes: 507

17. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

Votes: 807

18. Jabberwocky (1971)

14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,112

19. Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 3,445

20. Food (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,460

21. Darkness Light Darkness (1989)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually, after much experimentation, sort out which part goes where.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 3,868

22. Manly Games (1988)

Not Rated | 14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Star: Miroslav Kuchar

Votes: 961

23. The Scarecrow (1920)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Two inventive farmhands compete for the hand of the same girl.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog, Joe Keaton

Votes: 3,096

24. The Dragonfly and the Ant (1913)

5 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The Dragonfly jumped in the summer, danced, and the ant was collecting supplies for the winter. Winter came. The Dragonfly did not have time to look back, but there is already nothing left.... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 289

25. The Frogs Who Wanted a King (1922)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The frogs are bored with their lot, and ask God to give them a king - but God, irritated with their inability to govern themselves, quickly makes them change their minds.

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 483

26. 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: 26,216

27. L'ange (1982)

64 min | Fantasy

The climbing of an immense staircase made up of the most varied stairs. Symbolic scenes occur on different levels where characters seem to be prisoners of their deeds and of their own folly... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Bokanowski | Stars: Maurice Baquet, Jean-Marie Bon, Martine Couture, Jacques Faure

Votes: 379

28. Outer Space (1999)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Horror

Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky | Star: Barbara Hershey

Votes: 1,519

29. House of Flames (1979)

Not Rated | 19 min | Animation, Short

Through puppets and animation, a traveler tells his story of walking through Settsu, coming to the town of Ikuta. He asks if someone can show him the Seeker's Mound. Late that day, a ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto | Star: Tetsunojo Kanze

Votes: 205

30. Two (1965 TV Short)

12 min | Short

The short film shows an encounter between a child of a rich family and a street child, through rich kid's window.

Director: Satyajit Ray

Votes: 303

31. 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: 2,517

32. Dust (VII) (2013)

8 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

An alternative interpretation of a Tooth Fairy legend.

Directors: Ben Ockrent, Jake Russell | Stars: Lola Albert, Alan Rickman, Jodie Whittaker

Votes: 597

33. Elefante (2011)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Manuel is stuck in a monotonous job, has only one friend that he cannot stand, and his family despises him. Everything will change when the doctor diagnoses him with a rare disease - Manuel is going to turn into an elephant.

Director: Pablo Larcuen | Stars: Marc Montserrat, Alexandre Novell, Xavier Ortiz, Ann Perelló

Votes: 300

34. Kung Fury (2015)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy

In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - Kung Führer, a.k.a. Adolf Hitler.

Director: David Sandberg | Stars: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew, Leopold Nilsson

Votes: 51,661

35. Cencoroll (2009)

25 min | Animation, Short, Action

A high school boy named Tetsu must protect his transforming pet monster Cenco when a mysterious boy comes to town looking to steal Cenco for his own purposes.

Director: Atsuya Uki | Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura, Satomi Moriya, Hiro Shimono

Votes: 527

36. Wanderers (2014)

4 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

What if we, humans, were to expand beyond the limited bounds of our pale blue dot called planet Earth?

Director: Erik Wernquist | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 866

37. Salut les Cubains (1964)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Sara Gómez, Nelson Rodríguez, Agnès Varda

Votes: 564



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