My Favourite Short Films

by DougWonnacott | created - 12 Mar 2012 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

As well as short films I am including animations and TV specials. Basically anything that is a stand alone film/show that is under 60 minutes

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1. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 33,240 | Gross: $0.98M

2. Berth Marks (1929)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Big-time (so they think) vaudeville stars Stanley and Oliver take the train to Pottsville, their next booking. On board, they bumble into the wrong sleeping compartment, startling a ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 1,015

3. Brats (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 1,544

4. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 6,139

5. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,459

6. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 4,927

7. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

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

Votes: 8,884

8. Boy and Bicycle (1965)

27 min | Short, Drama

A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world.

Director: Ridley Scott | Star: Tony Scott

Votes: 996

9. The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton | Star: Buster Keaton

Votes: 1,129

10. Kevin Turvey Investigates (1981 Video)

43 min | Comedy

The Mad Kevin Turvey has been hired by the BBC to investigate things but rather than investigate 'norma'l things Kev decides to investigate stupidly bizarre things (like he does) and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Colin Gilbert, Tom Gutteridge | Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 167

11. Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (1982 TV Short)

40 min | Short, Comedy

A week in the life of Redditch investigative reporter Kevin Turvey. As you would expect, not a lot happens!

Director: Colin Gilbert | Stars: Rik Mayall, Robbie Coltrane, Gwyneth Guthrie, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 193

12. China Lake (1983)

34 min | Short, Thriller

A police officer on vacation travels around on his motorcycle targeting nearby occupants of and travelers through China Lake.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Charles Napier, William Sanderson, Mickey Jones, Gilmer McCormick

Votes: 191

13. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

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: 11,697

14. Red's Dream (1987)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Family

With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 5,746

15. 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: 1,881

16. Paul Calf's Video Diary (1993 TV Short)

34 min | Short, Comedy

Lager lout and philospher Paul Calf records his video diary over New Years Eve and New Years Day. Accompanied by his friends Fat Bob and Roland and his sister Pauline, he staggers through ... See full summary »

Directors: Geoff Posner, David Tyler | Stars: Steve Coogan, Amanda Drew, Sandra Gough, John Hannah

Votes: 219

17. Pauline Calf's Wedding Video (1994 TV Short)

34 min | Short, Comedy

Spoof video diary. Steve Coogan takes on the roles of downtrodden Paul and the vivacious blonde Pauline Calf, who finally gets herself up the aisle with the man of her dreams. Even a punch-up in the toilet can't spoil her special day.

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Steve Coogan, Sandra Gough, James Greene, John Hannah

Votes: 201

18. The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Music

A program about Tony Ferrino and his brilliant career.

Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Steve Coogan, Kim Wilde, Mick Hucknall, Gary Wilmot

Votes: 127

20. 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: 26,731

21. AD/BC: A Rock Opera (2004 TV Movie)

30 min | Musical, Comedy

An all-singing, all-dancing, star-spangled musical leap around the biblical story of the Nativity, set in 1972. With a comic twist, this familiar story is brought to life through the eyes ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Ayoade | Stars: Matt Berry, Julia Davis, Julian Barratt, Richard Ayoade

Votes: 648

22. My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117 (2002)

12 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Disaster after disaster, an already frail man descends into madness after his talking dog announces that he is actually his defence lawyer.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Paddy Considine, Miranda Pleasence, Simon Greenall, Richard Lumsden

Votes: 1,065

23. Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003 TV Movie)

29 min | Comedy

Z list celebrity will do anything to become A list

Director: Adam Tandy | Stars: Steve Coogan, Peter Baynham, Amelia Bullmore, Simon Greenall

Votes: 1,991

24. Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life (2012 TV Special)

42 min | Comedy

Alan Partridge attempts a celebrity travelogue around his beloved Norwich.

Director: Dave Lambert | Stars: Steve Coogan, Dolly Wells, Graham Duff, Harmage Singh Kalirai

Votes: 1,262

25. Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce (2012 TV Movie)

42 min | Comedy

Alan Partridge appears on Open Books with Martin Bryce to promote his new autobiography.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Tom Davis, Jessie Morell, Martin Glyn Murray

Votes: 580

26. 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: 52,082

27. Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle (2016)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy

Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads north to ask whether, in this once United Kingdom, a `schasm` has formed between north and south.

Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons | Stars: Steve Coogan, John Thomson, Ben Rufus Green, Jean Ellwood

Votes: 974



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