Good short films

by jpedroccarvalho | created - 03 Jun 2013 | updated - 21 Jan 2016 | Public

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1. Doggie Heaven (2008 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A man who died accidently goes to the heaven of dogs.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Megahn Perry, Heather Tocquigny

Votes: 229

2. Jennifer (2012)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In the near future, a tough job market results in a creative solution for handling dangerous convicted felons.

Director: Mykelti Williamson | Stars: Dana Davis, Angelique Cabral, Mark Ivanir, Ty Granderson Jones

Votes: 26

3. Darkness Light Darkness (1989)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A human body gradually reconstructs itself as its various component parts crowd themselves into a small room and eventually, after much experimentation, sort out which part goes where.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 4,102

4. Tombstone (1997)

17 min | Short, Comedy

Husband and wife talk about buying a grave.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Denise Fraga, Antonio Calloni

Votes: 18

5. 7:35 in the Morning (2003)

8 min | Musical, Short

A woman enters a restaurant one morning - only to be met with silence instead of people talking.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Marta Belenguer, Nacho Vigalondo, Antonio Tato, Borja Cobeaga

Votes: 1,994

6. Mirindas asesinas (1990)

12 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A man comes into a bar in which there's only one other customer and asks the bartender to serve him a Mirinda (a Spanish orange drink). But then he refuses to pay for it, saying that the ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Álex Angulo, Saturnino García, José Antonio Álvarez, Ramón Barea

Votes: 956

7. Menos Nove (1997)

12 min | Short, Crime, Drama

This short film is based upon a book of tales "Exemplary Crimes" by Max Aub who, in his turn, was inspired by real testimonies that describe crimes straightforwardly. The Testimonies are ... See full summary »

Director: Rita Nunes | Stars: Ricardo Aibéo, José Airosa, Jorge Andrade, Rita Blanco

Votes: 27

8. Black Rider (1993)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,514

9. 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: 9,685

10. Cosmic Voyage (1996)

36 min | Documentary, Short

Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe.

Director: Bayley Silleck | Star: Morgan Freeman

Votes: 669

11. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 10,786

12. A Night in the Show (1915)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Lloyd Bacon, Lawrence A. Bowes

Votes: 1,624

13. 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: 5,905

14. The Cannibalistic Councillor (2009)

8 min | Short, Comedy

The story of genius dandelion in glasses about an aspiring writer obsessed with the desire to eat a man's legs.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Machi, Penélope Cruz, Marta Aledo

Votes: 1,116

16. 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: 12,337

17. Rocks (2001)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Apparently, rocks are having conversations all around us, but they talk very, very slowly...

Directors: Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, Heidi Wittlinger | Stars: Rainer Basedow, Michael Habeck

Votes: 1,925

18. Tin Toy (1988)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Family

A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 9,169

19. 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: 1,572

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: 27,822

21. Knick Knack (1989)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 12,459

22. Tadeo Jones (2004)

9 min | Animation, Short

Tadeo Jones is a 2004 Spanish short animated film directed by Enrique Gato. It tells the story of Tadeo Jones, an adventurer who enters a pyramid where he finds a family of mummies.

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: David García, Blanca Rada

Votes: 174

23. Jack-Jack Attack (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee

Votes: 13,718

24. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A teenage alien is trying to abduct a sleeping human, but doesn't know which switch to use.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 17,102

25. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

Directors: John Lasseter, Dan Scanlon | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Wallis, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 7,131

26. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 14,099

27. Grasshoppers (1990)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 510

28. Eternal Gaze (2003)

15 min | Animation, Short

An exceptionally moving portrayal of the work of sculptor Alberto Giacometti, whose work with wire and clay figures in his Paris studio is shown at two different points in his life: once ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Chen

Votes: 158

29. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,812

30. No Time for Nuts (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Scrat comes across a time machine and is transported to various times all in pursuit of his beloved acorn.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: David Crommett, Darin De Paul, Dann Fink, Vanessa Lemonides

Votes: 3,505

31. 10 Seconds (2005)

2 min | Short, Comedy

A man awakens to find he can see 10 seconds into the future. What disasters could he avert? What lives could he save? What will this mean to the future of mankind. There is, however, just one small problem!

Director: Tim Clague | Stars: Nick Ewans, Chris Musselwhite

Votes: 110

32. Tarantino's Mind (2006)

15 min | Short, Comedy

Two friends at a bar talking about theories involving Quentin Tarantino's movies.

Directors: Bernardo Dutra, Manitou Felipe | Stars: Seu Jorge, Selton Mello

Votes: 668

33. 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: 5,580

34. 405 (2000)

TV-PG | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

A section of a highway is blocked off so that a plane can make an emergency landing on it. However, there are two people still driving on the highway: a man in an SUV and an old lady in a Lincoln.

Directors: Bruce Branit, Jeremy Hunt | Stars: Jeremy Hunt, Angela Burns, Erin Kotecki, Bruce Branit

Votes: 686

35. 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: 4,297

36. 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: 667

37. Where Have I Been All Your Life? (2007)

20 min | Short, Comedy

Liam's innocent quest uncovers a series of dark secrets in an otherwise quiet suburban household. A BBC Comedy short film.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: James Corden, Katy Wix, Imelda Staunton, James Cosmo

Votes: 109

38. Rent-a-Person (2004)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A lonely bathroom attendant starts a business renting passengers to freeway commuters who want to utilize the carpool lane.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: James Haven, Jennifer Haworth, Manolo Travieso, Jon Molerio

Votes: 189

39. Election Night (1998)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

On his way to the polls, an idealist, yet absent-minded voter has to endure continuous waves of racist cab drivers and their offensive remarks.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, John Martinus, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 2,033

40. Easy Street (1917)

Unrated | 24 min | Short, Comedy

A reformed tramp becomes a police constable who must fight a huge thug who dominates an inner city street.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 4,539

41. Creature Comforts (1989)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Julie Sedgewick

Votes: 5,971

42. 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: 21,690

43. Jolly Roger (1999)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

After marauding and sinking another ship, a band of pirates capture a female passenger, then send her overboard as punishment for her defiance. She vows revenge, and fortunately is rescued ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Baker

Votes: 168

44. Pentecost (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (Scott Graham) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as... See full summary »

Director: Peter McDonald | Stars: Andrew Bennett, Scott Graham, Michael McElhatton, Valerie Spelman

Votes: 380

45. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,391

46. The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy