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1. 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: 2,730

2. 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: 24,300

3. Inseparable (2007)

TV-PG | 12 min | Short, Drama, Family

When young dad, Joe, discovers he's dying, drifter Charlie is given a unique opportunity to turn his life around.

Director: Nick White | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Press, Dylan Byrne, Bijan Daneshmand

Votes: 1,320

4. The Snowman (1982)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs

Votes: 10,303

5. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

TV-PG | 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: 3,289

6. Síðasti bærinn (2004)

TV-PG | 17 min | Short, Drama

In a remote and windswept valley somewhere in Iceland, an elderly solitary couple prepares for the forthcoming winter, however, the urge to work in such a feverish haste remains unknown.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Jón Sigurbjörnsson, Sigurður Skúlason, Kristjana Vagnsdottir

Votes: 983

7. Paths of Hate (2010)

10 min | Animation, Short, Action

A short tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul and have the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury and rage.

Director: Damian Nenow

Votes: 777

8. Head Over Heels (2012)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul

Votes: 2,016

9. Tuba Atlantic (2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live... See full summary »

Director: Hallvar Witzø | Stars: Ryan Adams, Runi Ur Arantsstovu, David Chocron, Edvard Hægstad

Votes: 694

10. The Lost Thing (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan | Star: Tim Minchin

Votes: 3,077

11. Henry (III) (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Short, Drama

Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.

Director: Yan England | Stars: Gérard Poirier, Marie Tifo, Hubert Lemire, Ariane-Li Simard-Côté

Votes: 633

12. At 3:25 (1924)

Unrated | 35 min | Short, Sci-Fi

A scientist's invisible ray freezes Paris into immobility.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Henri Rollan, Charles Martinelli, Louis Pré Fils, Albert Préjean

Votes: 1,297

13. Love (V) (2013)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Chris is an intelligent, humorous, clever, East Indian PhD student, who very much loves his mother and motherland. He meets a beautiful, rich, stunning, funny, gorgeous American woman named... See full summary »

Director: Sunil Narkar | Stars: Pete Brown, Jeffrey Larson, Sunil Narkar, Amy Schafnitz

Votes: 118

14. In the Name of the Son (2007)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

After escaping execution, Tarik, a Bosnian prisoner of war, immigrates to the United States looking to leave his past behind. Years later, the man who spared his life shows up on Tarik's doorstep asking for a favor.

Director: Harun Mehmedinovic | Stars: Sergej Trifunovic, Jack Dimich, Elvedin Slipac, Ingrid Walters

Votes: 213

15. The Book and the Rose (2001)

Unrated | 29 min | Drama, Short, Romance

A hunky young math teacher comes across a first edition of Anna Karenina and falls in love with the previous owner based on her extensive scribblings in the margin.

Director: Jeff Bemiss | Stars: Chris Kennedy, Patrick Tuttle, Carey Lessard, Elaine Fabyanic

Votes: 145

16. L'ambassade (1973)

Not Rated | 20 min | Drama, Short

An unexpected response to Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile. A Super-8 film apparently found in an embassy -as it's written in the original title-, where political activists had taken ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker

Votes: 157

17. Rule Number Three (2011)

TV-PG | 12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Starring young British actors Nicholas Hoult and Imogen Poots, Rule Number Three is a Comedy in which a young couple communicate through a game of Scrabble. Matt and Rachel enjoy a quiet ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Ludlam | Stars: Tim Bentinck, Nicholas Hoult, Imogen Poots

Votes: 318

18. Hole in the Paper Sky (2008)

TV-G | 34 min | Short, Drama

A brilliant, misanthropic math genius is inexplicably drawn into an unusual friendship with a laboratory dog.

Director: Bill Purple | Stars: Jason Clarke, Jessica Biel, Garry Marshall, Stephen Collins

Votes: 146

19. In Passing (2013)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Two lonely strangers jump off a building to end their lives, but meet in mid air and discover that it is never too late to fall in love.

Director: Alan Miller | Stars: Dana Lyn Baron, David Trice

Votes: 47

20. Kibera Kid (2006)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

The story of Otieno, an orphan and aspiring musician caught in a life of petty crime in Kibera, Africa's largest slum. Otieno's only family are the Razors, a gang of thieves.

Director: Nathan Collett | Stars: Ignatius Juma, Godfrey Ojiambo, Godfrey Twanga

Votes: 35

21. Rosario (2006)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

With his back against the wall and unable to recover from the accidental killing of his wife, David's destiny appears set on a path of self-destruction and murder.

Director: Zahik Rizvi | Stars: David Polcyn, Babak Naghi, Fred Eric Anderson, William Foster

Votes: 40

22. Mikel's Faith (2011)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Action, Drama

Mikel Hill an incarcerated former Golden Glove Champ is suddenly released from prison. He then tries to restore his former life and confronts his past friends.

Director: Alexander Etseyatse | Stars: Alexander Etseyatse, Michelle Walker, Michael Alele, Dwinsley Homere

Votes: 37

23. The Karman Line (2014)

TV-PG | 24 min | Short, Drama, Family

When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.

Director: Oscar Sharp | Stars: Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield, David Cann

Votes: 189

24. Baram & Hamza (2010)

TV-PG | 18 min | Short, Drama

After an unusual morning, two 6-year-old boys, Hamza a Palestinian, and Baram an Israeli, leave their homes under usual circumstances. While each of their mothers is planning a new life for... See full summary »

Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan | Stars: Yosef Dweik, Yoni Sakal, Samia Arram, Tal Orion Gerloy

Votes: 42

25. The Death Strip (2007)

TV-MA | 29 min | Short, Drama

In 1980, Mike (11) is the only survivor when his family attempts an escape from East Berlin over the Death Strip. Ten years later, he reluctantly returns to the united Germany to confront ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Haeusser | Stars: Paula Malcomson, Anne Ramsay, Scott Clifton, Robert Blesse

Votes: 24

26. Dinner with Fred (2011)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Biography, Drama

"Did you ever hear the story of how the chickens saved my life?" Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant young poultry scientist in WWII Canada, Dinner with Fred stars Adam ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Proudfoot | Stars: Adam J. Harrington, Austin Highsmith, Scott Lowell, Ron Orbach

Votes: 44

27. En tus manos (2010)

R | 28 min | Short, Drama

In the vicious slums of Colombia, where prosperity is dictated by brutality, a conflicted kid seeks membership in a brutal gang, with the hope of one day having the power to determine his own destiny.

Director: Ron Raphael Jacobs | Stars: Alejandro Aguilar, Sebastian Becerra, Paula Correa, Santiago Diaz

Votes: 35

28. Wake (II) (2009)

28 min | Short, Drama

During a wake held in the home of a slain photographer, the young man's ten-year-old brother confronts a room of somber faces as he tries to make sense of what has happened to his hero. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lawton | Stars: Christopher Kutil, Jimmi Kilduff, Anne James, Wayne Maugans

Votes: 34

29. The Winged Man (2008)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

The only thing we know for certain in The Winged Man is that Daisi, a Latina high school girl, is pregnant. Is the conception the son of a mystical "Winged Man", as Daisi insists? Or the ... See full summary »

Director: Marya Mazor | Stars: Marta Cross, Shalim Ortiz, Tiffany Hines, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 25

30. Wait for Rain (2011)

PG | 14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A warming planet has made water scarce, food a rarity, and wearing plants like jewelry fashionable. James, a hapless office worker, becomes obsessed with nurturing his plant in order to ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Rideout | Stars: Paul Gross, Haig Sutherland, Peter DeLuise, Lara Gilchrist

Votes: 35

31. Father Xmas (2001)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

On Christmas Eve in 1968 six-year-old army brat Clairee simultaneously learns the hard truth about Santa Claus and the realities of war. Her bullying older brother Mickey informs her that ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Rose | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Stephen Fanning, Christopher Lohr, Gina Marie

Votes: 103

32. The Telegram Man (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Short, Drama

A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, The Telegram Man explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

Director: James Francis Khehtie | Stars: Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet, Sigrid Thornton, Tessa Nethercote-Way

Votes: 56

33. Sold (III) (2011)

TV-MA | 13 min | Short, Action, Drama

Told through the eyes of a young journalist named Maya, who has inadvertently gotten captured into a human trafficking ring while doing an investigative article on the treatment of illegal immigrants in America.

Director: John Robinson Irwin | Stars: Fernanda Romero, Maria-Elena Laas, Jesse Garcia, Héctor Jiménez

Votes: 45

34. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

Not Rated | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.

Votes: 8,152

35. Freud and Darwin Sitting in a Tree (2000)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Short

Charlie and Gwen have a secret... They're in love... They're also first cousins. A comedy that examines the origin of America's incorrect notion of biology and it's stigmatizing of kissing cousins.

Directors: D.C. Douglas, Reagan Bailey Wilks | Stars: Jamie Donahue, D.C. Douglas, Chayse Dacoda, Reagan Bailey Wilks

Votes: 51

36. Rodosha (2006)

20 min | Short, Drama

In a life of work, we work to live life.

Director: Darryl Knickrehm | Stars: Kay Fujita, Tatsuya Masuda, Dan Yukino

Votes: 19

37. Un lever de rideau (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A young Frenchman is determined to dump his girlfriend due to her invariable excessive tardiness.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 628