Shorts & Animation

by joszue | created - 01 Jul 2014 | updated - 02 Apr 2016 | Public

A list of Short films worth watching. The shorts will be aimed for all audiences. Some of them might contain strong reflective content. Also included worth watching animated movies.

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1. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,142

2. Mr Hublot (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz

Votes: 4,327

3. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 29,803

4. Most (2003)

29 min | Short, Drama

A poetic and powerful story of a father forced to choose between love and duty.

Director: Bobby Garabedian | Stars: Vladimír Javorský, Linda Rybová, Ladislav Ondrej, Ester Geislerová

Votes: 1,506

5. 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: 2,953

6. La Luna (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Tony Fucile, Krista Sheffler, Phil Sheridan

Votes: 11,622

7. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld | Star: Sarah Jaffe

Votes: 7,796

8. 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.

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

Votes: 18,402

9. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 21,099

10. Get a Horse! (2013)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Russi Taylor, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 4,226

11. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 15,340

12. The Haymaker (2010)

24 min | Short, Drama

A dispirited youth takes up boxing to empower himself while struggling to overcome his delinquency.

Director: Daniel D'Alimonte | Stars: Trevor Morgan, Chris Butler, Susan Floyd, Timothy Covington

Votes: 42

13. Lavatory Lovestory (2007)

TV-G | 10 min | Animation, Short

In the strangest of places, a lonely public lavatory attendant who dreams of romance will find excitement and perhaps love, when a chivalrous secret admirer keeps leaving flowers in her tip jar. But, what good is an invisible lover?

Director: Konstantin Bronzit

Votes: 1,536

14. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 5,170

15. The Smoke Seller (2012)

6 min | Animation, Short

A magician announcing himself as a "smoke seller" rolls into a little town and changes the lives of its inhabitants, if only for a day.

Director: Jaime Maestro

Votes: 314

16. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 9,723

17. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 5,812

18. Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

17 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

Solitary, exhausted, and profoundly melancholic--the anachronistic, Madame Tutli-Putli--waits patiently to board a train, surrounded by a lifetime's worth of personal belongings. Is she running away from a bleak past?

Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski | Star: Laurie Maher

Votes: 2,409

19. This Way Up (2008)

TV-G | 9 min | Animation, Short

On their way to deliver a coffin to a graveyard, a grim duo of undertakers go through hell and back, as formidable and tangled obstacles stand in the way.

Directors: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith

Votes: 1,468

20. The Girl and the Fox (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A young girl must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness.

Director: Tyler Kupferer

Votes: 162

21. 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: 2,114

22. Helium (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Family

A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regain the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 2,166

23. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 5,181

24. 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: 7,160

25. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,519

26. Let's Pollute (2009)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, 'Let's Pollute' is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.

Director: Geefwee Boedoe | Star: Jim Thornton

Votes: 537

27. Alma (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow-covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.

Director: Rodrigo Blaas

Votes: 2,427

28. Oktapodi (2007)

TV-G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.

Directors: Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, Emud Mokhberi

Votes: 3,048

29. Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (2008)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's night; a wide-eyed fearful child is in bed. When her granny enters the room, the child pretends to be asleep. Granny O'Grimm isn't fooled; she pokes the child with a walker and picks ... See full summary »

Director: Nicky Phelan | Star: Kathleen O'Rourke

Votes: 1,477

30. 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: 3,233

31. The Cat Piano (2009)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a twisted feline symphony.

Directors: Ari Gibson, Eddie White | Star: Nick Cave

Votes: 935

32. The Little Matchgirl (2006)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames.

Director: Roger Allers

Votes: 3,857

33. The Ballad of Nessie (2011)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A humorous animated poem of how a gentle displaced Scottish monster created Loch Ness.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Billy Connolly, Kevin Deters

Votes: 1,450

34. Feast (I) (2014)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston.

Director: Patrick Osborne | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily, Ben Bledsoe, David Cowgill

Votes: 21,287

35. 850 meters (2013)

15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The quest of a fame-and-fortune-hungry, wannabe hero, in a not-so-fairy-tale.

Director: Joeri Christiaen | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Barbara Beretta, David Gasman, Mirabelle Kirkland

Votes: 169

36. The Numberlys (2013)

12 min | Animation, Short, Family

The Numberlys is an epic homage to Fritz Lang's Metropolis, but for kids. Friends 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 live in a world where there is no alphabet - only numbers. One day, they decide they want ... See full summary »

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg | Stars: Joe Bluhm, Calvin O'Neal Jr., Tyler Schatz

Votes: 31

37. Lava (2014)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes.

Director: James Ford Murphy | Stars: Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele

Votes: 12,793

38. Two Soldiers (2003)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Drama, War

Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Jonathan Furr, Ben Allison, Ron Perlman, David Andrews

Votes: 293

39. Signs (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Romance

Where do you find love? Sometimes all you need is a sign.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Nick Russell, Kestie Morassi

Votes: 4,244

40. El descubrimiento (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama

Destiny will test the relationship between a father and his son, who are forced to cope with life after the death of the mother.

Director: Alonso Alvarez | Stars: Rafael Amaya, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Alejandro Felipe, Mauricio Garcia

Votes: 16

41. Boy and the World (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,660 | Gross: $0.13M

42. Long Way North (2015)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

In 1882, a young Russian aristocrat goes on an epic adventure to find out what happened to her grandfather and save her family's reputation.

Director: Rémi Chayé | Stars: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Peter Hudson, Antony Hickling

Votes: 2,135



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