Ne Plus Ultra (Post 2000's Short Films)

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Favorite Films, Post 2000's Short Films,

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1. La morte rouge (2006)

32 min | Short, Drama

Spanish director Victor Erice discusses the first film he saw as a 5 year old and the impact it had on his life.

Director: Víctor Erice | Star: Víctor Erice

Votes: 228

2. Haze (2005)

Not Rated | 49 min | Horror, Mystery

A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Takahiro Murase, Takahiro Kandaka, Masato Tsujioka

Votes: 2,175

3. I'm Here (2010)

29 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A young man faces the abrupt loss of his friend.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sienna Guillory, Annie Hardy, Daniel London

Votes: 7,162

4. Beat the Devil (2002)

Not Rated | 9 min | Action, Short, Adventure

Decades ago, the legendary James Brown sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. Now he wishes to renegotiate. Hired to take Mr. Brown to a rendezvous with the devil (Gary Oldman), ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown, Marilyn Manson

Votes: 5,543

5. Monster (I) (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A mother battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the closet, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Susan Prior, Luke Ikimis-Healey, Trash Vaudeville

Votes: 859

6. Jericho (2009)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

Franky Bannon can't cope. In his fifties, recently widowed, he is suicidal. Until his bizarre imaginary childhood friends return to show him that the world is beautiful.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Joe Rooney, Mark Cantan, Mark McNamara, Helen MacDermott

Votes: 24

7. Wrecked (2013)

14 min | Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

After his plane crashes in the middle of a desert, fighter pilot Denny Myers is not clear if he is behind enemy lines, but one thing is certain - he needs water. When a mysterious voice ... See full summary »

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Kassem Gharaibeh, Arron Shiver

Votes: 52

8. Panic Attack! (2009)

5 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Giant robots invade Montevideo.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Diego Garrido, Pedro Luque, Rodo Sayagues

Votes: 1,384

9. 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: 3,383

10. Oasis (VI) (2017)

16 min | Short, Drama

Ophelia goes to El Oasis, a tavern where men pick up men, looking for her husband. Her suspicions confirmed, she faints and a transgender prostitute unexpectedly helps her.

Director: Alejandro Zuno | Stars: Norma Pablo, Morganna Love, Fermín Martínez, José Pescina

Votes: 15

11. The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

The epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time.

Director: Richard Gale | Stars: Paul Clemens, Brian Rohan, Melissa Paladino, Michael James Kacey

Votes: 5,837

12. Six Shooter (2004)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan

Votes: 9,970

13. What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Three male vampires who share an apartment are interviewed by a TV crew.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jonny Brugh, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Votes: 900

14. The Audition (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio must compete for the lead role in Martin Scorsese's next film.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,280

17. C'est La Vie (2016)

8 min | Short, Comedy

In a series of clinical tableau comprising a sort of apocalyptic travelogue of the LA streets, an aggressive homeless man berates the viewer regarding the circumstances of his life and the wrongness of everything.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Cynthia Baldon, Reid Chavis, Marilia Colturato, Jack Davis

Votes: 147

18. Anima (I) (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama, Music

In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Gala Moody, Dajana Roncione, Thom Yorke

Votes: 5,709

19. Binta and the Great Idea (2004)

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

Binta, a little girl from Senegal, tells us about the everyday life in her village, the importance of education for the girls, and about her father's great idea to make the world a better place.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Zeynabou Diallo, Agnile Sambou, Aminata Sane

Votes: 480

20. One Too Many (2005)

16 min | Short, Comedy

After his wife leaves him, Joaquín brings his mother-in-law back home to look after him and his son.

Director: Borja Cobeaga | Stars: Ramón Barea, Mariví Bilbao, Alejandro Tejerías

Votes: 604

21. At Night (2007)

39 min | Short, Drama

Christmas and New Year. Three girls between 18 and 20, are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of their ... See full summary »

Director: Christian E. Christiansen | Stars: Julie R. Ølgaard, Laura Christensen, Neel Rønholt, Henrik Prip

Votes: 358

22. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

Having reached the lowest point in his life, a self-destructive man on the brink of demise receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. Could this be the beginning of a new reality?

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

Votes: 5,720

23. Dog (2002)

17 min | Drama, Short

Using a Xhosa boy as a pawn, a farmer teaches his puppy to be white man's best friend. Ten years later, both their lives hang in the balance at the mercy of the dog.

Director: Steve Pasvolsky | Stars: Anele Vellom, Lizo C. Makambi, Danny Keogh, Terry Norton

Votes: 343

24. The Substitute (2007)

17 min | Short, Comedy

There's something strange about the new substitute teacher in class.

Director: Andrea Jublin | Stars: Valentino Campitelli, Arianna Dal Buono, Lorenzo de Cicco, Nicola De Feo

Votes: 447

25. The Last Farm (2004)

TV-PG | 17 min | Short, Drama

In a remote and windswept valley somewhere in the rugged landscapes of Iceland, a solitary elderly 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: 1,057

26. Helmer & Son (2006)

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

After an elderly man locks himself in a closet at a nursing home, his son and daughter try to persuade him to come out.

Director: Søren Pilmark | Stars: Per Pallesen, Steen Stig Lommer, Ditte Hansen, Margrethe Koytu

Votes: 400

28. The Runaway (2004)

TV-G | 23 min | Short

On a winter day, Walter Dahlman is getting ready for a job interview; he's an unemployed architect in Hamburg. As he leaves his flat with little time to spare, a boy of about eight stops ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Grote | Stars: Peter Jordan, Maximilian Werner, Monica Bleibtreu, Albert Niehörster

Votes: 345

29. Tanghi argentini (2006)

14 min | Short, Comedy

An office clerk with a hankering to tango enlists the support of a workplace colleague as he prepares for a date. It's Christmas time and the concept of giving assumes fairy tale proportions in this beguiling modern story.

Director: Guy Thys | Stars: Dirk van Dijck, Koen van Impe, Hilde Norga, Mathias Sercu

Votes: 660

30. Gridlock (2001)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage.

Director: Dirk Beliën | Stars: Tom Van Dyck, Ellen Van Cutsem, Aza Declercq, Kris Swinnen

Votes: 739

31. God of Love (2010)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Director: Luke Matheny | Stars: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young

Votes: 1,612

32. The Crush (I) (2010)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

Director: Michael Creagh | Stars: Olga Wehrly, Rory Keenan, Oran Creagh, Charlie Bonner

Votes: 1,197

33. Cashback (2004)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Stuart Goodwin, Michael Dixon

Votes: 9,504

34. This Charming Man (2002)

30 min | Comedy, Short

Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Strange-Hansen | Stars: Martin Buch, Camilla Bendix, Farshad Kholghi, Martin Hestbæk

Votes: 602

35. The Mozart of Pickpockets (2006)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris, posing as policemen who arrest a gang member while the others rifle the pockets ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Pollet-Villard | Stars: Matteo Razzouki-Safardi, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Richard Morgiève, Samir Guesmi

Votes: 703

36. The Saviour (2005)

TV-G | 17 min | Short, Drama

A young Church elder struggles with his faith when the married woman he has been seeing breaks off their relationship.

Director: Peter Templeman | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Susan Prior, Rhys Muldoon, David Somerville

Votes: 359

37. Mary Last Seen (2010)

14 min | Short, Romance

A young woman embarks on a road trip with her boyfriend to a place he promises will be beautiful and peaceful. But a series of strange events occur on their journey, and it becomes clear ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Brady Corbet, Alexia Rasmussen, Stefanie Estes, Noelle Lynch

Votes: 358

38. I'll Wait for the Next One... (2002)

4 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

A man falls in love while in a subway station.

Director: Philippe Orreindy | Stars: Sophie Forte, Thomas Gaudin, Pascal Casanova

Votes: 1,490

39. Mumbai Varanasi Express (2016)

32 min | Short, Drama | Completed

"At the end of a game of chess, the King and the pawn, go back together in the same box." This realization hit Krishnakant Jhunjhunwala when he stood at the peak of his career, at the cost ... See full summary »

Director: Aarti Chhabria | Stars: Darshan Jariwala, Shekhar Shukla, Vivek Singh, Vipul Rawal

Votes: 73

40. Dick Tracy Special (2010 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

Warren Beatty, in character as Dick Tracy (1990), is interviewed by Leonard Maltin.

Directors: Warren Beatty, Chris Merrill | Stars: Warren Beatty, Leonard Maltin, Kevin Berntson, Steve Monroe

Votes: 75

41. The Follow (2001)

Not Rated | 8 min | Action, Short, Mystery

The Driver is now spying on a celebrity's wife suspected of adultery.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Adriana Lima, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 4,758

42. Yes, God, Yes (2017)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A good Catholic fifteen-year-old girl finds herself having tempting thoughts after an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.

Director: Karen Maine | Stars: Natalia Dyer, John Doherty, Joe Reece, Merissa Czyz

Votes: 846

43. Plainview (2007)

24 min | Short, Drama

A restaurant manager attempts to redeem herself after being talked into a humiliating strip search of her socially inept employee.

Director: Scott Tanner Jones | Stars: Ryan Driscoll, Anderson Lawfer, Alex Gillmor, James S. Allen

Votes: 25

44. Tattoo (II) (2011)

9 min | Short, Mystery

A stranger approaches an aged tattoo artist with a special artistic and mystical request - He wants to know if the tattoo artist can copy an image he has onto his skin. The old man is ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Daniel Henney, James Hong, Powers Boothe, Dwight V Coleman

Votes: 40

45. Runaway (I) (2010)

Unrated | 34 min | Short, Music

A romantic relationship between a man and a half-woman, half-phoenix.

Director: Kanye West | Stars: Selita Ebanks, Pavlina Cervickova, Jade Clayton, Romana Novotna

Votes: 1,543

46. 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: 4,033

47. Treevenge (2008)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan, Jayden Taylor

Votes: 2,140

48. The Mundane Goddess (2014)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Hera, Queen of the Greek gods, is forced to live a mundane existence among modern day humans. In an effort to cope with this reality she visits a therapist.

Director: Henco J. | Stars: Uma Thurman, Laura Kai Chen, Amie Farrell, Carolyn Hennesy

Votes: 100

49. The Minutes (2012 Video)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Add a Plot

Director: Andrew Niccol

Votes: 37