short films worth watching

by anthony-suomi | created - 23 Feb 2012 | updated - 10 May 2012 | Public

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1. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Keith Melton, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 7,294

2. CollegeHumor Originals (2006– )
Episode: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars (2011)

TV-MA | 3 min | Comedy

Simon Pegg (C-3PO) and Nick Frost (R2-D2) try to recreate the droids' walk in the desert, but end up arguing about Frost's interpretation of R2's bleeps and bloops.

Director: Matthew Pollock | Stars: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg

Votes: 377

3. The Fly (1980)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rofusz

Votes: 1,532

4. Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

Dan's decision to run away and join the French Foreign Legion has far reaching implications for his younger brother, Keith.

Director: Greg Williams | Stars: Tom Hardy, Ben Macleod, Gillian Bevan, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 694

5. I Am Harry Potter (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy

The Boy Who Lived. The Chosen One. But no class at Hogwarts could have prepared Harry Potter for this next chapter in his amazing story. Harry is back in the Muggle world, and trying his ... See full summary »

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Judd Apatow, Daniel Radcliffe

Votes: 462

6. Star (I) (2001)

Not Rated | 7 min | Action, Short, Comedy

The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Clive Owen, Michael Beattie, Toru Tanaka Jr., DTeflon

Votes: 6,850

8. Wikus and Charlize (2010)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Wikus attempts to track down Charlize Theron in Hollywood to help him present the Award for Best Afrikaans Pop album.

Director: Sharlto Copley | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Jhon Doria, Andrew Schlessinger, Charlize Theron

Votes: 417

9. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 29,310

10. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

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

Votes: 36,603

11. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

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

Votes: 48,269

12. Burn-E (2008)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 9,366

13. Requiem 2019 (2011)

5 min | Short

The last surviving whale in the oceans meets its greatest enemy - man.

Directors: Rutger Hauer, Sil Van Der Woerd | Star: Rutger Hauer

Votes: 60

15. 663114 (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

663114 is a short but hard-hitting monologue of a 66-year-old cicada. The insect draws parallels between the catastrophes of Hiroshima and Fukushima and poses a fundamental question about ... See full summary »

Directors: Isamu Hirabayashi, Yoon Je-Hwan | Stars: Yoon Je-Hwan, Ok-bin Kim, Seung-wan Ryoo, Ha-kyun Shin

Votes: 81

16. Drunk History Christmas (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy

The poem The Night Before Christmas recited by a drunken Allan McLeod; enacted by some friends.

Directors: Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner | Stars: Allan McLeod, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey

Votes: 936

17. The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video (2010 Video)

3 min | Short, Comedy

Let's watch Allen Gamble trying to make a recruitment video for NYPD.

Director: Eric Appel | Stars: Josh Covitt, Will Ferrell

Votes: 200

18. Histoire tragique avec fin heureuse (2005)

7 min | Animation, Short

A girl whose heart beats faster than normal and so loudly that it bothers the neighbors seeks both acceptance and escape.

Director: Regina Pessoa | Stars: Manuela Azevedo, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 343

19. Sunfish (2011)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Drama

Cloud, a young man with a particular penchant for wandering and daydreaming, lives in the center of the Creole slum of Lisbon.

Director: Basil da Cunha | Stars: Nelson Duarte, Pedro Diniz, Marlene Alexandra Lopes Monteiro, Tuna

Votes: 18

20. A Detective Story (2003)

10 min | Drama, Fantasy, Animation

A private detective is hired to track down the computer hacker known as Trinity. But as he gets close his goal, reality takes a weird turn for him.

Director: Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Matt McKenzie

Votes: 4,546

21. Kid's Story (2003)

15 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

A teenager's dreams which conclude with him falling off a building, lead him to believe that the reality he lives in, may not be so real after all.

Director: Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Clayton Watson, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, John DeMita

Votes: 5,972

22. Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Agent Coulson stops at a convenience store and deals with a coincidental robbery during his visit.

Director: Leythum | Stars: Clark Gregg, Jessica Manuel, Jeff Prewett, Zach Hudson

Votes: 5,976

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