Watched: Short Films

by MadelinesMom | created - 04 Apr 2017 | updated - 21 Apr 2017 | Public

an ongoing list of short films that I watch

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1. Reckless (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama

An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.

Director: Bjørn Erik Pihlmann Sørensen | Stars: Silje Hagrim Dahl, Anneke von der Lippe, Thomas Stene-Johansen, Marcus Rix

Votes: 183

2. 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: 7,844

3. Rabbit and Deer (2013)

Not Rated | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The friendship of Rabbit and Deer is put to the test by Deer's new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension...

Director: Péter Vácz | Stars: Dániel Czupi, Adrienn Mórocz

Votes: 1,089

4. Coda (IV) (2013)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

Director: Alan Holly | Stars: Joseph Dermody, Orla Fitzgerald, Brian Gleeson, Donie Ryan

Votes: 777

5. 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: 12,865

6. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Director: Alan Barillaro

Votes: 22,707

7. 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: 21,321

8. Tuck Me In (2014)

1 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

Alex asks his father to tuck him in, but that's not the only thing he asks for.

Director: Ignacio Rodó | Stars: Luka Schardan, Mark Schardan

Votes: 518

9. How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Losing weight and getting fit has never been easier! Shed those unwanted pounds with these simple tricks your gym doesn't want you to know about. You won't believe what happens next!

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: Beck Bennett, Britt Lower, Jessy Hodges, Dennis Nicomede

Votes: 440

10. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 16,602

11. Boundin' (2003)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould | Star: Bud Luckey

Votes: 11,919

12. 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: 13,757

13. Likeness (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama

For Mia, beauty is everything. A trophy, a promise, a ball and chain, a wish upon a star. A life sentence.

Director: Rodrigo Prieto | Stars: Elle Fanning, Ximena Prieto, Monroe Alvarez, Grant Berman

Votes: 673

14. The Employment (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso

Votes: 2,838

15. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 21,015

16. 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: 29,874

17. 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: 12,067

18. Chaud lapin (2015)

5 min | Animation, Short, Crime

An unhappy snake married to a violent wild boar prepares a special dinner with the boar's best friend, a hare, who is also her secret lover.

Directors: Flora Andrivon, Maël Berreur, Soline Béjuy, Géraldine Gaston, Alexis Magaud

Votes: 32

19. Valse (2013)

4 min | Short, Drama, Music

A romantic encounter between two snails. Alas, it is an ill-fated affair.

Director: Chris Keller | Star: Iain Wallace

Votes: 20

20. Validation (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A fable about a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation -- dispensing both free parking and free compliments.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: T.J. Thyne, Vicki Davis, Dave Kuhr, Pam Cook

Votes: 4,038

22. Timelike (2015)

9 min | Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Madeline and her boyfriend are enjoying a quiet evening at home when they are interrupted by a visit from a stranger bearing a message from Madeline's future self.

Director: Richard Boylan | Stars: Ewa Placzynska, Mel Hoy, Richard Boylan

Votes: 64

23. Absurda (2007)

2 min | Short

A journey into absurdity.

Director: David Lynch

Votes: 644

24. 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: 2,440

25. Break Free (2014)

5 min | Short

A short film about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.

Director: Phillip Lopez | Star: Ruby Rose

Votes: 501

26. Consent (2004)

6 min | Comedy, Short

Things are going great on Penny and Judah's first date. They're lounging on her bed and they lean in for a kiss. Then he stops and asks her if she minds going over a sexual consent form. ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Todd Waldman, Rachel Vacca, Jeff Witzke, Katy Ostrander

Votes: 480

27. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

Having reached the lowest point in his life, a self-destructive man on the brink of demise receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night. Could this be the beginning of a new reality?

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen, Dana Segal

Votes: 5,740

28. Dan Miller (2015)

17 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

An average man is unknowingly thrust into superstardom.

Director: Arturo Perez Jr. | Stars: John Patrick Barry, Jillian Dunn, Sydney Mae Estrella, Satomi Fox

Votes: 21

29. Dig (I) (2014)

Short, Comedy

A man keeps digging a hole, which arouses suspicions of his family and neighbors.

Director: Toby Halbrooks | Stars: Mallory James Mahoney, Craig Cole, Augustine Frizzell, Richard C. Jones

Votes: 73

30. Ford Clitaurus (2017)

19 min | Short, Comedy

An aspiring artist struggles to find his voice, his sexual identity, and the meaning of creativity.

Director: MP Cunningham | Stars: MP Cunningham, Bryce Van Leuven, Taylor Young

Votes: 33

31. Grape Soda (2014)

18 min | Short, Drama

A marriage, broken by death, is kept alive by the memories held through grape soda.

Director: Justin Robinson | Stars: Mark Ashworth, Rachel Hendrix, Cranston Johnson, Jay C. Russell

Votes: 150

32. Gregory Go Boom (2013)

TV-MA | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A paraplegic man leaves home to be on his own.

Director: Janicza Bravo | Stars: Michael Cera, Sarah Burns, Brett Gelman, Anna Rose Hopkins

Votes: 552

33. We Have Decided Not to Die (2004)

11 min | Drama, Short

Three wordless rituals: birth, between, and rebirth. A woman lies at the bottom of a swimming pool, alone. The camera pans her body. She starts to rise, then sinks; convulsions follow and ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Askill | Stars: Kasia Werstak, Daniel Askill, Jordan Askill

Votes: 206

34. Waiting for the End of the World (2013)

27 min | Short, Comedy

Welcome to the end of the world of Russell Bertrand. A down on his luck doomsday prophet who begins to question everything as his bitter rival, St. Simon's 'doomsdate' quickly approaches. His best friend and their Apocalypse Anonymous support group aren't making things any easier for him.

Director: Matthew K. | Stars: Nate Bennett, Sarah Elmaleh, Mike Findlay, Dave Herigstad

35. Fully Formed Adults (2016– )

Short, Comedy

Fully Formed Adults is an anthology about a group of 40-something Gen Xs who have trouble growing up. Every time they try to make a move forward in life, they're pushed back by their own ... See full summary »

Stars: Blake Rosier, Sean Conroy, Travis Clark, Jodi Dennithorne

Votes: 8

36. Cindy's New Boyfriend (2015)

24 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An actor tries to scare off the new boyfriend of his buddy's ex-girlfriend by reprising his role as a tough guy in a bad TV movie, but the new boyfriend turns out to be a brutal mobster.

Director: Robert Brinkmann | Stars: Darren Le Gallo, Oliver Cooper, Cameron Richardson, Sean Sellars

Votes: 22

37. I'm You, Dickhead (2014)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A man travels back in time to force his 10 year old self to learn guitar, so that he can get more action with the ladies in the present day.

Director: Lucas Testro | Stars: Anthony Gooley, Alan Flower, Olivia Pigeot, Anthony Taufa

Votes: 189

38. Inseparable (2007)

TV-PG | 12 min | Short, Drama, Family

When young dad, Joe, discovers he's dying, drifter Charlie is given a unique opportunity to turn his life around.

Director: Nick White | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Natalie Press, Dylan Byrne, Bijan Daneshmand

Votes: 1,404

39. A Field of Honor (1973)

15 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Shell-shocked ex-soldier Vic Fury has run ins with all kinds of dangerous kooks in the wake of being released from a sanitarium.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Pete Belcher, Roger Pancake, Roger Vaughn, Pat O'Hara

Votes: 241

40. Dawn (II) (2014)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

Director: Rose McGowan | Stars: Tara Lynne Barr, Reiley McClendon, Hannah Marks, Michael Moskewicz

Votes: 482

41. Time Travel Lover (2014)

11 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

A new couple are about to get romantic when they are interrupted by the guy's future self, who has traveled back in time to expose all that lies ahead in their rocky relationship.

Director: Bo Mirhosseni | Stars: Elisha Yaffe, Stephanie Hunt, Craig Anton, Waymond Lee

Votes: 72

42. Speed Dating (II) (2007)

7 min | Short, Comedy

A man goes speed dating to try and get over his ex but finds that all the women who talk to him are even weirder and stranger. But then he meets the women of his dreams.

Director: Isaac Feder | Stars: Bridget Alston, Iris Bahr, Brian Beery, Kat Coiro

Votes: 30

43. There's Too Many of These Crows (2016)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A film about aggression and escalation.

Director: Morgan Miller

Votes: 22

44. The Ticket (I) (2012)

11 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

The Ticket is a magical, cinematic love story about getting that last chance.

Director: Po Chan | Stars: Mark Hapka, Hilary Anderson, Nick Hodaly, Weston Nathanson

Votes: 91

45. The New Tenants (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A nosy neighbor, a drug dealer and an angry husband make for a move-in day that two men will never forget.

Director: Joachim Back | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 1,343

46. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 1,987

47. The Last 3 Minutes (2010)

5 min | Short, Drama

The last 3 minutes of William Turner's life and his beloved crystal.

Director: Po Chan | Stars: Harwood Gordon, Eli Jane, Alex Weber, David Scales

Votes: 223

48. Doodlebug (1997)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Star: Jeremy Theobald

Votes: 14,846

49. Jet (2013)

8 min | Short, Mystery

Jet is an unfortunate man whose best-laid plans are foiled by a little girl. Caught up in the middle of a disturbing crime, will he be able to save the little girl's life, and his own, or will his decisions destroy them both?

Director: Jordan Daniel Chesney | Stars: Mark Scarboro, Rachel St. Gelais, Tom Scott, Brett Gentile

Votes: 46

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