Brief Encounters: 4000 Short Films

by MortalKombatFan1 | created - 16 Mar 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

I have amassed a list of 4000 short films, spanning from the very beginning of cinema (Sallie Gardner at a Gallop/Roundhay Garden Scene) to 2015.

No film is over 49 minutes (with the exceptions of David Lynch's "Rabbits", "My Childhood" & "My Ein Folk", and "The Smiling Madame Beudet").

Also, no feature length anthology films were included. I began making this list in early 2009. I now finished it in 2015 adding the short oscar nominations for this year. Enjoy and discuss! ---- P.S. I really like these short film lists here: http://www.imdb.com/list/bCsd0-DTUv4/ http://www.imdb.com/list/6e6x6r_kXKE/ http://www.imdb.com/list/-3JHOu65Aq8/ http://www.imdb.com/list/J-Pb12XD-As/ http://www.imdb.com/list/bDt6cQhgFus/ http://www.imdb.com/list/mYyBXbOXh6Y/ http://www.imdb.com/list/dDGV4VgYLzA/ http://www.imdb.com/list/1ihjrAh-MF0/ http://www.imdb.com/list/zrOngfdYPI4/ http://www.imdb.com/list/TftcqepYvYI/

Also check out this website - 100 Important Directors of Animated Short Films: http://alsolikelife.com/shooting/2009/08/100-important-directors-of-animated-short-films/

And don't forget about this list about 16mm Experimental films: http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/sightsandsounds/index.aspx?id=33290

Those lists are bound to have films not on my list, maybe even ones not on IMDB.

Edit: Removed 3 titles: La coiffeuse (1905), Eveready Harton in Buried Treasure (1929), and Transfer of Modulation (1969) for being in the adult category, causing this list to be filtered. This version is otheriwise the same, just republished.

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1. Kung Fury (2015)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.1
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In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.

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

Votes: 47,051

2. Creature Comforts (1989)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.8
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A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Julie Sedgewick

Votes: 5,355

3. Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas (2015 TV Short)

TV-G | 28 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Shaun the Sheep gets the Farmer to bring home a llama from the County Fair.

Director: Jay Grace | Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Sean Connolly, Chris Grimes

Votes: 365

4. Offon (1967)

Unrated | 9 min | Short

5.8
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The human eye, the human form, the human face: these are the three central images of this avant-garde collage and kaleidoscope of shifting and fractured images, changing colors, and pulsing... See full summary »

Director: Scott Bartlett

Votes: 386

5. Feed the Kitty (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,465

6. Draftee Daffy (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Daffy Duck is desperate to elude the draft board respresentative bearing his conscription order.

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 550

7. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 6,197

8. The Hearts of Age (1934)

8 min | Short

5.6
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A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a dandy, who ... See full summary »

Directors: William Vance, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul

Votes: 947

9. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.0
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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 727

10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)

10 min | Short

6.3
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: William Vance | Star: William Vance

Votes: 52

11. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 4,717

12. Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)

15 min | Sci-Fi, Short

6.4
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Dan Nachtsheim, Joy Carmichael, David Munson, Marvin Bennett

Votes: 2,000

13. Puce Moment (1949)

6 min | Short

6.4
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A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920s style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Star: Yvonne Marquis

Votes: 1,280

14. The Alphabet (1968)

4 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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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: 5,837

15. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Horror

7.3
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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: 5,259

16. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Short, Animation, Family

8.4
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 19,251

17. Bottle Rocket (1994)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield

Votes: 4,307

18. Le gros et le maigre (1961)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.4
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A small and thin barefoot slave (played by Polanski) plays a flute and beats a drum to entertain his large master who rocks in a rocking chair in front of his mansion. The slave jumps and ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: André Katelbach, Roman Polanski

Votes: 995

19. Xenogenesis (1978)

12 min | Short, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A woman and an engineered man are sent in a gigantic sentient starship to search space for a place to start a new life cycle. Raj decides to take a look around the ship. He comes across a gigantic robotic cleaner. Combat ensues.

Directors: James Cameron, Randall Frakes | Stars: William Wisher, Margaret Umbel

Votes: 874

20. Fireworks (1947)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.1
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Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up).

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer

Votes: 1,801

21. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Bugs heckles a black hunter and escapes from a bear.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 521

22. On Your Mark (1995)

7 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

7.6
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Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Votes: 3,140

23. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,061

24. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 5,924

25. La cravate (1957)

20 min | Short

6.7
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A short mime adaptation of a Thomas Mann story about a Parisian urchin who makes her living selling human heads.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Denise Brossot, Rolande Polya, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Saul Gilbert

Votes: 1,421

26. Lanton Mills (1969)

12 min | Short

6.6
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Tilman and Lanton Mills, two cowboys who set off on horseback to rob a bank. On the way, they stop to see their boss, the "Old Man", only to discover he has been murdered by another cowboy,... See full summary »

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Terrence Malick, Warren Oates, Tony Bill

Votes: 92

27. Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)

25 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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A creation myth realized in light, patterns, images superimposed, rapid cutting, and silence. A black screen, then streaks of light, then an explosion of color and squiggles and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,194

28. Report (1967)

13 min | Short

6.6
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A compilation of selected bits of archival footage put to a narration of news reports describing the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 875

29. Blonde Cobra (1963)

33 min | Short

3.1
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A man fondles objects, looks at himself in the mirror, poses in different clothes, smiles and makes faces at the camera while his voice on the soundtrack speaks of his despair, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs | Stars: Ken Jacobs, Jack Smith

Votes: 532

30. Steamboat Willie (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 5,401

31. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 4,240

Funny spoof that actually runs longer than the real movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMCVFInY8g&feature=related

32. Jumping (1984)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents.

Director: Osamu Tezuka

Votes: 968

33. The Kiss (1896)

1 min | Short, Romance

5.8
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Two people kiss.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 2,361

34. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 10,361

35. Amblin' (1968)

R | 26 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.4
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They were both wanderers but to be more specific...Hippies.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Levin, Pamela McMyler, Henry Axelrod

Votes: 833

36. Towers Open Fire (1963)

10 min | Short

6.6
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Dramatizations, cut ups, and psychological experimentation based on the works of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin.

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Antony Balch, William S. Burroughs, David Jacobs, Bachoo Sen

Votes: 257

37. M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991 TV Short)

29 min | Short

7.2
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A commissioned project, made for TV in honor the the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, this is a highly avant-garde piece of music, theater and dance, set to an original score by the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Astrid Seriese, Ben Craft, Kate Gowar, Karin Potisk

Votes: 194

38. From the Drain (1967)

14 min | Short, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Some time in the near future two veterans from some conflict engage in a conversation while sitting in a bath.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Mort Ritts, Stefan Nosko

Votes: 408

39. Dnevnik Glumova (2017)

5 min | Short

5.7
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Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Mikhail Gomorov

Votes: 559

40. Romance sentimentale (1930)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Star: Mara Griy

Votes: 458

41. Flex (2000)

17 min | Short

8.0
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Director: Chris Cunningham | Stars: Jon Hadfield, Jo Hadfield, Duncan Meadows, Aaron Bawn

Votes: 219

42. Rubber Johnny (2005)

6 min | Animation, Short, Horror

7.4
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An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy and 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: 2,631

43. Monkey Drummer (2000)

3 min | Short, Music

7.4
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A 2 minute piece of a robotic drumming machine with a monkey's head drumming to the music of A Aphex Twin.

Director: Chris Cunningham | Star: Sigtryggur Baldursson

Votes: 381

44. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

14 min | Short

8.0
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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: 8,049

45. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,226

46. Dottie Gets Spanked (1993 TV Short)

30 min | Short

7.3
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Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: J. Evan Bonifant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston, Robert Pall

Votes: 494

47. The Seafarers (1953)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Stanley Kubrick's first film made in color, lost for over forty years. The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Don Hollenbeck, Paul Hall

Votes: 1,880

48. Little Stabs at Happiness (1960)

15 min | Short

5.1
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A film in four parts. In "In the Room", a man and a woman in outlandish garb are sitting in a claw-foot bathtub smoking, while the man abuses a doll in various ways. In "They Stopped to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Jacobs

Votes: 313

49. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

8.3
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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: 23,676

50. Oh Dem Watermelons (1965)

12 min | Short

6.0
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An short film which captures various activities with a watermelon while set to a catchy tune.

Director: Robert Nelson | Stars: R.G. Davis, Saul Landau

Votes: 179

51. Porklips Now (1980)

Not Rated | 16 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Spoof of Apocalypse Now has health inspector Will Dullard traveling by car "uptown" with two friends to have a meeting with a certain Mertz, the owner of a meat processing shop, to "... See full summary »

Director: Ernie Fosselius | Stars: Billy Gray, Ernie Fosselius, John Brent, Leon Martell

Votes: 241

52. It Wasn't Love (1992)

20 min | Short

5.3
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Director: Sadie Benning

Votes: 131

53. Session Man (1991)

31 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.6
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Classic hard rock band Raging Kings is making a new record. Talented session guitarist McQueen is called in to replace their disgruntled band member for one recording session. Could this be his one shot at success?

Director: Seth Winston | Stars: Michael Harris, Ricardo Aguilar, Erich Anderson, Teresa Crespo

Votes: 163

54. The Red Balloon (1956)

Approved | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 13,759

55. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse

Votes: 1,732

56. Storytime (1968)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Votes: 670

57. Miracle of Flight (1975)

5 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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A short comedy animation about human endeavors in flight.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Votes: 579

58. Fly (1970)

25 min | Short

4.5
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The camera follows a fly as it walks about the body of a nude woman. Shot in extreme closeup (and accompanied by Ono's eponymous song), the film sets out to celebrate the human body.

Directors: John Lennon, Yoko Ono | Star: Virginia Lust

Votes: 172

59. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,535

60. Lucifer Rising (1972)

29 min | Short, Fantasy

7.2
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Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Bobby Beausoleil, Donald Cammell, Haydn Couts

Votes: 2,133

61. Scorpio Rising (1963)

28 min | Short, Music

7.0
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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,555

62. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,127

63. Les escargots (1966)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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In a distant planetoid, an industrious but hapless old farmer strives to make his vegetables flourish, however, to no avail.

Director: René Laloux

Votes: 887

64. Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé (1987)

15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.4
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Among the aged master painter Wang-Fô's impeccable paintings, exists a mediocre and unflattering portrait of the pale Celestial Emperor that has merited him execution, nevertheless, how is this possible?

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Olivier Cruveiller, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Votes: 476

65. The Killers (1956)

19 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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Two men besiege a lunch bar looking for a third man they must kill.

Directors: Marika Beiku, Aleksandr Gordon, Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Yuliy Fayt, Aleksandr Gordon, Valentin Vinogradov, Vadim Novikov

Votes: 2,139

66. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.1
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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: 720

67. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western

7.3
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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: 13,433

68. Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)

17 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A independent director is faced with artistic difficulty when he asks his actresses to show nudity.

Director: George Kuchar | Stars: Donna Kerness, George Kuchar, Stella Kuchar, Andrea Lunin

Votes: 1,097

69. A Day in the Country (1936)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 4,571

70. Captain EO (1986)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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Captain EO and his space crew are on a mission to save the world from the evil queen by giving her a song and dance.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Michael Jackson, Anjelica Huston, Dick Shawn, Tony Cox

Votes: 3,316

71. Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko (1984)

5 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

6.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Jean Bouise, Marc Caro, Phil Gascar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Votes: 83

72. The Bunker of the Last Gunshots (1981)

26 min | Sci-Fi, Short

6.4
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A military group of men is locked up in a bunker in an unknown future. All those soldiers are waiting for an eventual enemy. But the discovery of a certain project will cause several ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Jean Marie De Busscher, Marc Caro, Patrice Succi, Gilles Adrien

Votes: 662

73. A Close Shave (1995)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 33,011

74. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Unrated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 25,714

75. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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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: 14,654

76. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 12,108

77. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 23,582

78. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 18,954

79. The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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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: 2,189

80. Partly Cloudy (2009)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Babies both human and animal are created up in the stratosphere, by the clouds themselves. One cloud specializes in "dangerous" babies, creating a challenge for his loyal stork that has to deliver them.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson

Votes: 16,096

81. Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971)

36 min | Short

7.0
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Frampton burning slowly his an nostalgia black and white photograph who his taken on a hot plate.

Director: Hollis Frampton | Star: Michael Snow

Votes: 486

82. Porky in Wackyland (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 1,613

83. Dough for the Do-Do (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Porky ventures into Darkest Africa in search of the last Do-Do bird, and winds up in Wackyland, a surreal place where the sun comes up atop a human pyramid, the Warner Brothers shield comes... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 893

84. Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.5
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A jazz cartoon involving a "Fats Waller"-like cat who leaves the "Uncle Tomcat Mission" for the local jazz club.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Four Dreamers, Four Spirits of Rhythm, Zoot Watson

Votes: 205

85. Rejected (2000)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 6,861

86. Welcome to the Show/Intermission in the Third Dimension/The End of the Show (2003)

Unrated | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.3
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A "trilogy" of surreal and funny cartoons, produced exclusively to book-end the first year of The Animation Show's travelling theatrical tour.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Don Hertzfeldt, Robert May

Votes: 687

87. Ah, L'Amour (1995)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.3
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A guy keeps getting painfully rejected (bodily harm) when he asks girls out.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,424

88. Billy's Balloon (1998)

Unrated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.3
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A balloon wraps itself around a young child's hand, bringing him higher and higher, much to the child's delight... but...

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 2,208

89. Lily and Jim (1997)

Unrated | 13 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Karin Anger

Votes: 1,396

90. Genre (1996)

Unrated | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.4
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A hapless cartoon character is dragged through a spectrum of cinematic situations by his frustrated animator.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,301

91. Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986)

4 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.2
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Charlie Brown is on the run from the Peanuts Gang after the Great Pumpkin puts a bounty on his head in this wild animated student short by Jim Reardon.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Etienne Badillo, Rich Moore, Mike Reardon, William Holden

Votes: 290

92. Kiwi! (2006)

3 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.2
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The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream.

Director: Dony Permedi

Votes: 7,177

93. Bunny (1998)

Unrated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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An elderly widowed rabbit grieving her husband's death is encountered by a moth who invites her into the afterlife.

Director: Chris Wedge

Votes: 1,623

94. Synapse (2001)

11 min | Short

7.1
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Explores the moment between cause and effect.

Director: Matthew Kalish | Stars: Evan Clandorf, Celine Marget, Amaryllis deJesus Moleski, Jody Ordioni

Votes: 50

95. The Dante Quartet (1987)

6 min | Short

6.8
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A visual representation, in four parts, of one man's internalization of "The Divine Comedy." Hell is a series of multicolored brush strokes against a white background; the speed of the ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 827

96. Arnulf Rainer (1960)

7 min | Short

4.3
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An experimental short from Peter Kubelka in which the film flickers between periods of light and sound.

Director: Peter Kubelka

Votes: 683

97. Soigne ton gauche (1936)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jacques Tati, Max Martel, Louis Robur, Jean Aurel

Votes: 1,068

98. Poslední lup (1987)

21 min | Animation, Short, Crime

7.6
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A sarcastic story about a thief who becomes the victim of his own victims. His victims come from the other world and take his most precious possession - his blood. The phantasmal atmosphere... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Barta | Stars: Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Martínek, Ivan Vojtek

Votes: 319

99. Doki-Doki (2003)

34 min | Drama, Romance, Short

7.5
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In suburban Tokyo, commuters find themselves waiting every day with the same group of strangers for the same seat on the same train. Perhaps over 1000 days never knowing who they are, what ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eska | Stars: Yumi Endô, Chris Eska, Haruki Iwakiri, Yuri Kaburagi

Votes: 134

100. Cops (1922)

Unrated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.7
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A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox, Steve Murphy

Votes: 4,523