Brief Encounters: 4000 Short Filmsby 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
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.
8. The Hearts of Age (1934)
8 min | Short
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 »
13. Puce Moment (1949)
6 min | Short
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 »
18. Le gros et le maigre (1961)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Music
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 »
19. Xenogenesis (1978)
12 min | Short, Sci-Fi
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.
20. Fireworks (1947)
20 min | Short, Drama, Horror
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).
26. Lanton Mills (1969)
12 min | Short
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 »
27. Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)
25 min | Short, Drama
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 »
29. Blonde Cobra (1963)
33 min | Short
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 »
31. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short
In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.
Funny spoof that actually runs longer than the real movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMCVFInY8g&feature=related
37. M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991 TV Short)
29 min | Short
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 »
39. Dnevnik Glumova (2017)
5 min | Short
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 »
42. Rubber Johnny (2005)
6 min | Animation, Short, Horror
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.
44. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
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.
45. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.
46. Dottie Gets Spanked (1993 TV Short)
30 min | Short
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 »
51. Porklips Now (1980)
Not Rated | 16 min | Comedy, Short
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 »
53. Session Man (1991)
31 min | Short, Drama, Music
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?
61. Scorpio Rising (1963)
28 min | Short, Music
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 »
64. Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé (1987)
15 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
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?
67. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western
A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.
69. A Day in the Country (1936)
Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
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.
72. The Bunker of the Last Gunshots (1981)
26 min | Sci-Fi, Short
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 »
74. A Grand Day Out (1989)
Unrated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
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.
79. 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.
80. Partly Cloudy (2009)
G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
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.
83. Dough for the Do-Do (1949)
Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short
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 »
Unrated | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
A "trilogy" of surreal and funny cartoons, produced exclusively to book-end the first year of The Animation Show's travelling theatrical tour.
91. Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986)
4 min | Animation, Short, Action
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.
97. Soigne ton gauche (1936)
13 min | Short, Comedy, Sport
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 »
98. Poslední lup (1987)
21 min | Animation, Short, Crime
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 »
99. Doki-Doki (2003)
34 min | Drama, Romance, Short
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 »