Short Films

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1. Plastic (2008)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Whilst Anna is preparing for a first date with Henry, a man she has secretly loved for years, everything goes wrong until she discovers the impossible - to sculpt her appearance like clay to any shape she desires.

Director: Sandy Widyanata | Stars: Romy Bartz, Don Hany

Votes: 135

2. The Big Snit (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Jay Brazeau, Ida Osler, Randy Woods, Bill Guest

Votes: 1,569

4. Palms (2012)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Family

A foster child is in search of a forever family who is holding his heart in the palm of their hands.

Director: J A Williams | Stars: Nathaniel J. Potvin, Zondra Wilson, Jason Woods, Regina Bryant

Votes: 14

5. Noblesse: Awakening (2016 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

After sleeping for a period of 820 years, the Noblesse wakes to a modernized or a completely different world.

Directors: Kenichi Matsuzawa, Shunsuke Tada | Stars: Tasuku Hatanaka, Daisuke Hirakawa, Kento Ito, Yûichi Karasuma

Votes: 152

6. 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: 9,323

7. Koto no ha no niwa (2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda

Votes: 23,026

8. Half-broken Music Box (2008)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

One rainy day, Keiichiro happens upon an abandoned deactivated android girl whom he is told will never function properly again. He takes her home to dispose of her later, but the next day she appears to have awoken.

Director: Keiichirô Kawaguchi | Stars: Masumi Asano, Tetsuya Kakihara

Votes: 56

9. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 9,832

10. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 3,594

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 39,239

12. Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy

Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Giada Colagrande, Giorgio Zancolla, Paolo Coluccio

Votes: 5,236

13. Barbie Boy (2014)

13 min | Short, Family

Bobby is a bright, imaginative seven-year-old who plays with dolls. One day his father tells him that dolls are for girls, sending Bobby on a personal mission to find what he should be ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Corporon | Stars: Trent Carlton, Lauren Dobbins Webb, William Kidd, Shawn Kissinger

Votes: 66

14. Neighbours (1952)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 2,624

15. Zamilované maso (1989)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two pieces of meat fall in love.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,745

16. Ballet mécanique (1924)

19 min | Short

A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, Katherine Murphy

Votes: 2,396

17. 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: 40,743

18. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short

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: 9,049

19. A Movie (1958)

12 min | Short

Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions.

Director: Bruce Conner | Star: Theodore Roosevelt

Votes: 1,139

20. 21-87 (1964)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short

Snippets from discarded footage, and with footage shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, combined to a collage with the underlying argument as to whether man is a complex machine or a creature with a soul.

Director: Arthur Lipsett

Votes: 456

21. Ryan (2004)

TV-PG | 14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,568

22. Horton Hears a Who! (1970 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 1,444

23. UNIT Bryan (2016)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Robin, a bored retail employee, is tasked with training the stores new employee, a worker robot. Reluctant to work alongside this new machine at first, Robin forms an unlikely bond with it, leading her to make some life changing decisions.

Director: Jem Garrard | Stars: Taylor Russell, Trevor Devall, Eduard Witzke, Viv Leacock

Votes: 25

24. Birdy Wouaf Wouaf (2015)

4 min | Animation, Short

A baby bird startles his parents when one day he starts barking like a dog.

Director: Ayçe Kartal

Votes: 6

25. The Dishwasher (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama

A story about a dishwasher who dreamed of something more, and the prostitute who helped him.

Director: Matt David Johnson | Stars: Ben Afful, Samuel Cuevas, Brian Forrest, Grace Fournier

26. A Teachable Moment (2016)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Henry lies at the side of the road, bleeding out from a gunshot wound. A young mother with a bizarre sense of appropriate uses his final moments as a teachable lesson for her 6 year old son.

Director: Jason Jeffrey | Stars: Ash Catherwood, Grace Glowicki, Ethan Tavares

Votes: 33

27. Human Form (2014)

12 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Feeling alone in a world where everyone looks exactly the same, a young girl decides to take extreme measures to change her appearance.

Director: Doyeon Noh | Stars: Si Yeon Kim, Ye Eun Lee, Jinseon Son, Sun Hee Kang

Votes: 117

28. Out of Sight (II) (2010)

6 min | Animation, Short

A young blind girl, Chico, goes on a search to find her missing dog Gogo.

Director: Ya-Ting Yu

Votes: 111

29. Fastening Days (2014)

11 min | Animation, Short

Yoji and Kei become two kid superheroes that use YKK zippers to help people, solve problems and 'fasten' their family relationship.

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida | Stars: Fuyuka Oura, Ryôko Shiraishi, Sayuri Sadaoka, Yusen Isamu

Votes: 20

30. Too Many Cooks (2014 TV Short)

TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.

Director: Chris 'Casper' Kelly | Stars: Ken DeLozier, Tara Ochs, Katelyn Nacon, Justin Scott

Votes: 3,076

31. Roots and Chains (2015)

3 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Continue my path despite the obstacles. Refuse to answer hatred with hatred. Find the way back to my roots.

Directors: Francis Lacelle, Robert Marcel Lepage

32. La boum de Julia Ferrari (2015)

24 min | Short, Drama

Set in 1990's France, two social outcasts are invited by the most popular girl to her birthday party.

Director: Géraldine de Margerie | Stars: Sarah Ber, Mona Berard, Jisca Kalvanda, Yaroslav Kroutchinin

33. Hanawa Hekonai meitô no maki (1917)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A samurai buys a dull sword from a merchant. He is quickly defeated by his intended victims due to his cheap sword and clumsiness.

Director: Junichi Kôuchi

Votes: 71

34. Kanojo to kanojo no neko (1999 Video)

5 min | Animation, Drama, Short

A lonely young woman adopts a cat on a rainy day.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Makoto Shinkai, Mika Shinohara

Votes: 2,033

35. The Girl Who Hated Books (2006)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A book hating girl must discover the power of reading when the characters of the books her family owns spill out of their books and infest the house.

Director: Jo Meuris | Stars: Thor Bishopric, Elizabeth Lofranco, Michael Rudder, Harry Standjofski

Votes: 34

36. Le clitoris (2016)

3 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Lori Malépart-Traversy

Votes: 50

37. Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, History, War

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Robert Adler, Richard Alexander, Robert Bailey

Votes: 186

38. Fantasmagorie (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: 1,813

39. Break Free (2014)

5 min | Short

A short film about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.

Director: Phillip Lopez | Star: Ruby Rose

Votes: 448

40. 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: 29,008

41. Duet (II) (2014)

4 min | Animation, Short, Romance

A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line.

Director: Glen Keane

Votes: 454

42. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz

Votes: 3,571

43. The Other Pair (2014)

6 min | Short

A poor boy whose slippers are broken tries to repair them while watching a rich boy continuously cleaning his new and shiny shoes.

Director: Sarah Rozik | Stars: Ali Rozik, Omar Rozik

Votes: 86

44. Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975 Video)

6 min | Short

Martha Rosler takes us through an A-Z of the kitchen in this parodic feminist art film.

Director: Martha Rosler | Star: Martha Rosler

Votes: 69

45. Alma (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow-covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.

Director: Rodrigo Blaas

Votes: 2,321

46. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 2,461

48. Blackfly (1991)

5 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A young surveyor, new to northern Ontario, encounters the black flies. Over and over again, he encounters those black flies.

Director: Christopher Hinton | Star: Wade Hemsworth

Votes: 416

49. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music

The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

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

Votes: 1,708