Best Short Movies

Day & Night

Day & Night

Day & Night
IMDb: 8.1
6

When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
IMDb: 8.0
8

MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH is a short film released by Kevin Tancharoen (Director) in 2010. It was originally made as a proof of concept for Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for a reboot movie franchise. This 8-minute short features an intricate fight scene choreographed by Larnell Stovall. It also reintroduces classic Mortal Kombat characters, including: Jax (Michael Jai White), Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan), Johnny Cage (Matt Mullins), Scorpion (Ian Anthony Dale), Baraka (Lateef Crowder) and Shang Tsung (James Lew).

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy
IMDb: 8.2
5 min

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating \"dangerous\" babies. Crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more - Gus\'s beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus\'s creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck\'s job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend\'s fiery temperament?

Genre: Best Short
Presto

Presto

Presto
IMDb: 8.4
5

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But when Presto neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve!

The house in little cubes

The house in little cubes

The house in little cubes
IMDb: 8.3
12

La Maison en Petits Cubes tells the story of a grandfather's memories as he adds more blocks to his house to stem the flooding waters.

Skhizein

Skhizein

Skhizein
IMDb: 8.1
13

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

Signs

Signs

Signs
IMDb: 8.1
12

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

Validation

Validation

Validation
IMDb: 8.2
16

A cheerful parking attendant considers it his job to do more than validate parking. He wants to validate the customers themselves, delivering compliments about their appearances and the inner qualities behind them. Everyone who comes up to him with a ticket walks away validated as a worthwhile human being. Soon, the parking attendant becomes so popular that people line up for validation...

Kiwi!

Kiwi!

Kiwi!
IMDb: 8.0
3

The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream.

For the Birds

For the Birds

For the Birds
IMDb: 8.0
3

One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him - and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.

The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World

The Heart of the World
IMDb: 7.6
6

Pure fantasia, a race to save the world from a fatal heart attack, juxtaposed against a love rivalry between two brothers - a mortician and an actor playing Christ - for the heart of a scientist studying the earth's core.

Rejected

Rejected

Rejected
IMDb: 7.9
9

An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator's own progressive breakdown).

More

More

More
IMDb: 8.1
6

A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses, but he has to pay a price for his success.

Beastie Boys: Sabotage

Beastie Boys: Sabotage

Beastie Boys: Sabotage
IMDb: 8.4
59

Includes the songs: Djembe, Gratitude (Live), Sabotage, The Hurricane Freestyle, Triphamnmer, Skills To Pay The Bills (Live), Time For Living, Sabrosa, Something's Got to Give, Screaming At a Wall (Live), Namaste' (Live), Futterman's Rule, 5-Piece Chicken Dinner, Jimmy James, Conga + Bass, Mullethead, Ricky's Theme, and So What 'Cha Want (Live with Cypress Hill).

A Close Shave

A Close Shave

A Close Shave
IMDb: 8.1
30 min

Wallace falls in love with wool-shop owner Wendolene, not suspecting that she (or rather, her dog) is at the head of a fiendish sheep-rustling plot. Gromit is set up and jailed, but his new-found sheepish friend is determined to give Wallace a helping hand in finding out the real truth.

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Genre: Best Short
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
IMDb: 8.3
30 min

Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.

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Island of Flowers

Island of Flowers

Island of Flowers
IMDb: 8.5
13

A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. Ends? No. Isle of Flowers follows it up until its real end, among animals, trash, women and children. And then the difference between tomatoes, pigs and human beings becomes clear.

Balance

Balance

Balance
IMDb: 7.9
7

The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to their deaths, they maintain a careful balance of weight to prevent the platform from tipping too far and cause them all to fall.

Darkness, Light, Darkness

Darkness, Light, Darkness

Darkness, Light, Darkness
IMDb: 7.9
8

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.

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees
IMDb: 8.5
30

This animated short film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by singlehandedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period.

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Michael Jackson’s Thriller
IMDb: 8.7
14

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies.

The Snowman

The Snowman

The Snowman
IMDb: 8.2
26 min

A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

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Genre: Best Short
Dimensions of Dialogue

Dimensions of Dialogue

Dimensions of Dialogue
IMDb: 8.1
12

A three-part depiction of various forms of communication.

Vincent

Vincent

Vincent
IMDb: 8.3
6

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams that annoy his mother.

Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten
IMDb: 8.0
9

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of the entire known universe, the camera gradually zooms in until we are viewing the subatomic particles on a man's hand.

Hedgehog in the Fog

Hedgehog in the Fog

Hedgehog in the Fog
IMDb: 8.2
11

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...

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day

Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day
IMDb: 8.3
21

Another Russian Pooh story. This time the donkey, known from the Pooh stories as Eyeore, is sad because he has no tail. Pooh goes in search of one and finds it attached to a bell that hangs from the treehouse of one Owl.

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting

Winnie-the-Pooh Goes Visiting
IMDb: 8.3
10

This was the second of the Russian Winnie the Pooh series. This one had Pooh and Piglet visiting Rabbit for a meal with honey.

Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh
IMDb: 8.3
11

With a cheeky, down-to-earth charm that appeals to both children and adults, the series – beginning with 'Vinnie-Pukh (1969)' – has since developed something of a cult following, and are considered by many to decisively surpass their Disney counterparts, however uneasily they may fit into the official canon. The animation itself is somewhat coarse and minimalistic, but this all adds to the charm of it all, with the story and characters coming to life as though they have just stepped out of a picture-book.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
IMDb: 8.3
26 min

Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
IMDb: 8.2
25 min

This classic \"Peanuts\" tale focuses on the thumb-sucking, blanket-holding Linus, and his touching faith in the \"Great Pumpkin.\" When Linus discovers that no one else believes in the creature, he sets out to prove that the Pumpkin\'s no myth—by spending the night alone in a pumpkin patch.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
IMDb: 8.3
25 min

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus\' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Genre: Best Short
Dinner for One

Dinner for One

Dinner for One
IMDb: 7.9
18

A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
IMDb: 8.1
28

During the 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.

Genre: Best Short, Drama
La Jetée

La Jetée

La Jetée
IMDb: 8.3
28

Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the world’s fate. To replenish its decreasing stocks of food, medicine and energies, and in doing so, resulting in a perpetual memory of a lone female, life, death and past events that are recreated on an airport’s viewing pier.

What’s Opera, Doc?

What’s Opera, Doc?

What’s Opera, Doc?
IMDb: 8.3
7

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon
IMDb: 8.2
34

In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, this Academy Award-winning short film has enchanted young and old for generations.

One Froggy Evening

One Froggy Evening

One Froggy Evening
IMDb: 8.4
7

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Night and Fog

Night and Fog

Night and Fog
IMDb: 8.6
32 min

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler\'s concentration camps.

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Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century

Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century

Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
IMDb: 8.1
7

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

Duck Amuck

Duck Amuck

Duck Amuck
IMDb: 8.6
7

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.

Rabbit Seasoning

Rabbit Seasoning

Rabbit Seasoning
IMDb: 8.3
7

The cartoon finds a row of signs saying it's rabbit season ("If you're looking for fun, you don't need a reason. All you need is a gun, it's Rabbit Season!"). Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck again are arguing over which of them is “in season” (it is really Duck Season, as Daffy says in the beginning), while a befuddled Elmer Fudd tries to figure out which animal is telling the truth. Between using sneaky plays-on-words, and dressing himself in women's clothing (including a Lana Turner-style sweater), Bugs manages to escape unscathed, while Daffy repeatedly has his beak blown off, upside-down, and sideways by Elmer.

Rabbit Fire

Rabbit Fire

Rabbit Fire
IMDb: 8.3
7

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.

Rabbit of Seville

Rabbit of Seville

Rabbit of Seville
IMDb: 8.3
8

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.

The Cat Concerto

The Cat Concerto

The Cat Concerto
IMDb: 8.2
8

Tom enters from stage left in white tie and tails, sits at the piano, gets his focus as the orchestra in the pit beneath him warms up, and begins to play Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody." Unbeknownst to Tom and the audience, Jerry is asleep across several of the high-note keys inside the instrument, so Tom's playing eventually wakes him. Jerry is pummeled by hammers, bounced by wires, and squeezed by Tom as the cat tries to play the concerto while dispensing with Jerry. Jerry's defensive antics add to the brio of the program and answer Tom with Jerry's own skillful musical attack. By the concerto's end, the duet leaves only one animal standing for the audience's applause.

Mickey’s Trailer

Mickey’s Trailer

Mickey’s Trailer
IMDb: 7.9
7

Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it takes them onto a dangerous closed mountain road. When Goofy realizes this, he accidentally unhooks the trailer, sending it on a perilous route. They come very close to disaster several times, while the oblivious Goofy drives on and hooks back up to them.

A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country
IMDb: 7.6
40

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

The Music Box

The Music Box

The Music Box
IMDb: 8.0
29

The Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. have a challenging job on their hands (and backs): hauling a player piano up a monumental flight of stairs to Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen's house. Their task is complicated by a sassy nursemaid and, unbeknownst to them, the impatient Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen himself. But the biggest problem is the force of gravity, which repeatedly pulls the piano back down to the bottom of the stairs.

One Week

One Week

One Week
IMDb: 8.1
25

The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates. The movie recounts Keaton's struggle to assemble the house according to this new "arrangement."

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon
IMDb: 8.2
14

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon. Once on the lunar surface, the bold explorers face the many perils hidden in the caves of the mysterious satellite.