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1. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

At a morgue, forensic pathologists conduct autopsies of the corpses assigned.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,309

2. Window Water Baby Moving (1959)

13 min | Documentary, Short

Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Myrrena Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,973

3. Mothlight (1963)

4 min | Short

A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 2,207

4. Anticipation of the Night (1958)

42 min | Short

Notes of journey life of Stan Brakhage like a befits of a diary book in a very strong sense of experimentation, romantic, modernist and abstract.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 299

5. Dog Star Man (1964)

78 min | Documentary

An experimental film from Stan Brakhage in which a man and his dog ascend a wooded mountain.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 427

6. World of Glory (1991)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After witnessing an act of unprecedented violence without even flinching, an emotionally numb real-estate agent visits his ailing mother at the hospital, and then, the graveyard. Is there a speck of happiness in this cruel and short life?

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Lennart Björklund, Christer Christensen, Bernard Eiger

Votes: 2,048

7. Something Has Happened (1993)

24 min | Short

An educational film about AIDS contracted by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, later to be withdrawn due to its controversial content.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Anne Tubin, Lennart Björklund, Sandy Mansson

Votes: 581

8. The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In seductive central Paris, an undernourished gendarme willing to go to great lengths to get himself fed, hatches a desperate, yet utterly cunning plan.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: James Pidgeon, Michoue Sylvain, Andrea Usher-Jones

Votes: 2,400

9. Street of Crocodiles (1986)

Not Rated | 20 min | Animation, Short

Inside a box full of curio, a puppet who is recently freed from his strings explores a dusty and forlorn commercial area. The explorer becomes ensnared into miniature tailor shop by baby-faced dolls.

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay | Star: Feliks Stawinski

Votes: 2,224

10. 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: 9,761

11. Cocoon (1995)

20 min | Short

A short, silent, black and white story about life, survival, death; animals, objects, trees; young and old. It is mostly an aggregation of a bunch of good photos which is not surprising for Ceylan, a photographer director.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Emin Ceylan, Fatma Ceylan, Turgut Toprak

Votes: 1,874

12. Statues also Die (1953)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary of black art.

Directors: Ghislain Cloquet, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Jean Négroni, François Mitterrand, Pope Pius XII, Sugar Ray Robinson

Votes: 959

13. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957)

21 min | Documentary, Short

This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 1,235

14. 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: 2,993

15. 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: 5,667

16. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Director: Alan Barillaro

Votes: 22,219

17. World of Tomorrow (2015)

G | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman

Votes: 7,944

18. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,879

19. The Dark of Night (2017)

10 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

The night turns deadly when a woman seeking refuge from a storm takes matters into her own hands when she encounters a drifter and a waitress at an isolated diner where everyone has a secret and nothing is what it seems.

Director: Robin Wright | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Michael Godere, Nini Le Huynh, Keith Jackson

Votes: 20

20. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 2,783

21. Scorpio Rising (1963)

28 min | Short, Music

A gang of Nazi bikers prepares for a race as sexual, sadistic, and occult images are cut together.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Ernie Allo, Bruce Byron, Frank Carifi, Steve Crandell

Votes: 4,038

22. Unsere Afrikareise (1966)

13 min | Short

A trip to Africa is edited into a brief documentary without continuity between sound and image or story and time.

Director: Peter Kubelka

Votes: 632

23. Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971)

36 min | Short

Frampton burning slowly his an nostalgia black and white photograph who his taken on a hot plate.

Director: Hollis Frampton | Star: Michael Snow

Votes: 538

24. Listen to Britain (1942)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short

A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.

Directors: Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister | Stars: Leonard Brockington, Joseph Macleod, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Votes: 1,392

25. Death of a Shadow (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Van Avermaet | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Laura Verlinden, Peter Van den Eede, Benjamin Ramon

Votes: 1,632

26. La morte rouge (2006)

32 min | Short, Drama

Spanish director Victor Erice discusses the first film he saw as a 5 year old and the impact it had on his life.

Director: Víctor Erice | Star: Víctor Erice

Votes: 221

27. Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short

An experiment with editing techniques that distort space and time in order to further contextualize an image.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: Rita Christiani, Maya Deren, Anaïs Nin, Frank Westbrook

Votes: 1,318

28. At Land (1944)

15 min | Short

Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back.

Director: Maya Deren | Stars: John Cage, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, Hella Heyman

Votes: 2,359

29. 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: 1,829

30. Las Hurdes (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 4,587

31. The House Is Black (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad | Stars: Forugh Farrokhzad, Ebrahim Golestan, Hossein Mansouri

Votes: 3,517

32. Room 8 (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A prisoner discovers a magical box with a baneful secret that he falls foul to.

Director: James W. Griffiths | Stars: Tom Cullen, Michael Gould, Yuri Klimov, Franc Zalewski

Votes: 2,102

33. My Name Is Oona (1969)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short

Captures in haunting, intensely lyrical images fragments of the coming to consciousness of a child girl. A series of extremely brief flashes of her moving through night-lit space or woods ... See full summary »

Director: Gunvor Nelson | Star: Oona Nelson

Votes: 146

34. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,365

35. The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929)

27 min | Documentary, Short

Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Georges Auric, Jacques-André Boiffard, Le Comte de Beaumont, Alice de Montgomery

Votes: 527

36. The Games of Angels (1964)

13 min | Animation, Short

A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk

Votes: 536

37. 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: 1,566

38. Interesting Ball (2014)

13 min | Short, Comedy

A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks' houses and then goes to the beach.

Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Bryan Condon, Ani Raya-Flores, Waymond Lee, Rosa Handelman

Votes: 258

40. 2081 (2009)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Chandler Tuttle | Stars: James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 2,327

41. Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928)

6 min | Short

Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Werner Graeff, Walter Gronostay, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud

Votes: 1,331

42. Emak-Bakia (1927)

18 min | Short

A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »

Director: Man Ray | Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, Jacques Rigaut

Votes: 1,094

43. Mabel's Blunder (1914)

13 min | Short, Comedy

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

Director: Mabel Normand | Stars: Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Charley Chase, Charles Bennett

Votes: 254

44. Suspense (1913)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard, Sam Kaufman

Votes: 1,068

45. 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: 9,505

46. 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: 3,145

47. The Eraser (1977)

20 min | Short, Fantasy

Visions of characters by the seaside from one's memory are erased by the filmmaker's hand.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Setsuko Fujino, Yoko Ran, Megumi Tanaka

Votes: 60

48. The Dancing Pig (1907)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A humongous and obese anthropomorphic swine dressed like a fine gentleman in a fancy dinner attire tries to make a pass at a solitary lady having a picnic.

Votes: 707



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