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1. 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: 695

2. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 27,199

3. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 15,358

4. Meeting Evil (2002)

14 min | Short, Drama

Behind every suicide bombing there is at least one human story that ends, the story of the suicide bomber. A man gets into a car and makes a farewell address to his young daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Parsa | Stars: César Sarachu, Jacob Kosarian

Votes: 66

5. The Best of Borat (2001 TV Short)

25 min | Comedy, Short

Add a Plot

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Abe Mendel

Votes: 737

6. 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: 5,221

7. I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi, Nora Toledo

Votes: 6,499

8. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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: 5,923

9. 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: 9,828

10. Skhizein (2008)

13 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself.

Director: Jérémy Clapin | Stars: Julien Boisselier, Théo Grimmeisen, Mado Debrus

Votes: 3,562

11. 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: 4,265

12. Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 3,639

13. Food (1993)

17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ludvík Sváb, Bedrich Glaser, Jan Kraus, Pavel Marek

Votes: 2,631

14. 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: 3,582

15. After Life (2005)

20 min | Short, Comedy

When devout Paul Peterman dies and reaches heaven, someone named "Bob" upsets all Paul's expectations. Now he has to solve what's right and what's really wrong in this strange place.

Director: Bramley Johnson | Stars: Bruce Burns, Jim Mantell

Votes: 11

16. 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: 6,289

17. The Landlord (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

An angry landlord hassles her behind-in-rent tenant.

Directors: Drew Antzis, Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Pearl McKay

Votes: 4,454

18. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011)

5 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

C-3PO is accidentally made to be the pilot of a space touring starship. On board is a Rebel spy who must be safely delivered from the Empire.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Alison Blanchard, Ben Burtt, Darren Criss

Votes: 508

19. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,537

20. Touch (III) (2011)

30 min | Short, Drama

Touch tells the emotional account of two distressed souls who come together and experience, through human contact, how healing begins.

Director: Jane Lanier | Stars: Amita Balla, Justin T. Bowler, Kari Lee Cartwright, Anna Emrey

Votes: 344

21. 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: 9,005

22. 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: 7,567

23. The Bremen Town Musicians (1969)

20 min | Animation, Short, Family

A loosely based story on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Town Musicians of Bremen about a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster and their master Troubadour.

Director: Inessa Kovalevskaya | Stars: Elmira Zherzdeva, Oleg Anofriev, Anatoliy Gorokhov, Gennadiy Gladkov

Votes: 2,155

24. Sunbeam (1980)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

What's At the Top of a Sunbeam?

Director: Paul Vester

Votes: 36

25. Meet the Raisins! (1988 TV Special)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins ... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Bruce, Will Vinton | Stars: Kareem, David Scully, David Downing, Ted Roisum

Votes: 112

26. The Golden Fish (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Short

Similar in design and technique to "The Red Baloon", and winner of the 1959 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a boy who has a goldfish as a pet, ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond Séchan

Votes: 70

27. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011)

23 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Don Hertzfeldt closes his trilogy as Bill struggles to piece together his shattering psyche.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Sara Cushman, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 2,267

28. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

Votes: 936

29. Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

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

Votes: 3,367

30. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Animation

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,355

31. My Love (2006)

26 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Aleksandr Palamishev, Aleksandra Zhivova, Evgeniya Kryukova, Nina Ruslanova

Votes: 1,326

32. Long-Haired Hare (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bugs Bunny retaliates against the pompous opera star who does him violence.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Nicolai Shutorev

Votes: 2,138

33. Robin Hood Daffy (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,107

34. Hare-Way to the Stars (1958)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Rocket-riding Bugs runs into Marvin Martian whom is about to destroy the Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,123