Greatest Shorts of All Time

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1. 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: 3,001

2. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen, Dana Segal

Votes: 5,449

3. Wash Me (2011)

Short, Drama

After the death of their daughter, a remorseful officer, Mick Dawnelly, now faces a broken marriage. When a domestic disturbance call involving a child gives Mick the opportunity to seek ... See full summary »

Director: Winston Titus Tao | Stars: Pete Uribe, Corina Marie, Aaron John Tao, Troy Ryan Zuercher

Votes: 38

4. The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte) (2009)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.

Director: Javier Recio Gracia | Stars: Miguel Angel Perez, Eva Molina

Votes: 2,260

5. The Butterfly Circus (2009)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

The Butterfly Circus is the story of a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression, lifting the spirits of audiences ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Weigel | Stars: Eduardo Verástegui, Nick Vujicic, Doug Jones, Matt Allmen

Votes: 2,805

6. The Black Hole (2008)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A sleep-deprived office worker photocopies a "Black Hole" late one night. Suddenly, the possibilities seem endless. Will greed get the better of him?

Directors: Philip Sansom, Olly Williams | Star: Napoleon Ryan

Votes: 2,463

7. Validation (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A fable about a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation -- dispensing both free parking and free compliments.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: T.J. Thyne, Vicki Davis, Dave Kuhr, Pam Cook

Votes: 3,889

8. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 13,020

9. Rubber Johnny (2005)

6 min | Animation, Short, Horror

An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy who morphs and moves to an Aphex Twin song. The experience gets weirder when he takes cocaine and everything gets out of control.

Director: Chris Cunningham | Stars: Elvis, Percy Rutterford, Chris Cunningham

Votes: 2,698

10. Aphex Twin: Windowlicker (1999 Video)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Two stereotypical gangster wannabes try to get lucky with two young women when the man himself, Aphex Twin, interrupts their crude discussion to show off his dancing skills. The women are ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Cunningham | Stars: Aphex Twin, Marcus Morris, Gary Cruz, Marcy Turner

Votes: 1,048

11. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

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

Votes: 3,028

12. The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong | Stars: Brad Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton, Peter Lurie

Votes: 3,560

13. Please! (2001)

15 min | Short

Peter is a novelist who is going out of his mind because his wife and daughter have left him. He's bought a Smith & Wesson and put one bullet in it. He's pulled the trigger once in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Black | Stars: Gerard Butler, Kate Ashfield, Danny Midwinter, Bernice Stegers

Votes: 394

14. Carne (1991)

40 min | Short, Crime, Drama

After a dreadful incident coupled with an ungovernable paroxysm of violence, a butcher will fall into a downward spiral that will burn to the ground whatever dignity still remained in him.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Marie Berto

Votes: 5,078

15. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 19,854

16. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 15,754

17. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 25,695

18. Tales of the Black Freighter (2009 Video)

R | 26 min | Animation, Short, Action

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Directors: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith | Stars: Gerard Butler, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn, Jared Harris

Votes: 5,310

19. 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: 50,280

20. Le Queloune (2008)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

A couple of schoolgirls visit a graveyard, and for fun, create a geyser using mentos and soda. The liquid seeps down into the earth and into a coffin, reanimating a deceased clown, who ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Boivin | Stars: Dominique Pinon, Peggy Martineau, Adèle Prat-Diquélou, Lison Dallant

Votes: 119

21. Cargo (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect his infant daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Andy Rodoreda, Alison Gallagher, Ruth Venn, Yolanda Ramke

Votes: 2,579

22. Whiplash (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons, C.J. Vana

Votes: 3,218



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