GREAT SHORT FILMS

by OJT | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Here's the very best short films I've ever seen. Many of them is to be found on vimeo, youtube or elsewere on the web. Look them up!

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1. He Took His Skin Off for Me (2014)

11 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A simple, domestic love story about a man who takes his skin off for his girlfriend, and why it probably wasn't the best idea...

Director: Ben Aston | Stars: Sebastian Armesto, Anna Maguire, Sarah Barker, Oli Fenton

Votes: 1,060

2. The Answers (2015)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

Director: Michael Goode | Stars: Daniel Lissing, Rose McIver, Dawn Sorenson, Mickey Blaine

Votes: 802

3. Black & Decker (1996)

10 min | Short, Horror

Kjell needs to fix some shelves to the walls in his apartment and borrows a Black & Decker drill from a neighbour. Kjell is very amused by drilling holes, and takes up a slightly bizarre ... See full summary »

Director: Amund Lie | Stars: Ingolf Karinen, Svein Roger Karlsen, Gørild Mauseth

Votes: 13

4. Rulletrappen (2014)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Three people are struggling upward on an escalator that is going down. Why? Is the goal to fight their way to the top, or is to relax and just go with the flow of the stairs to the bottom?

Director: Christopher Nielsen | Stars: Anders T. Andersen, Marte Engebrigtsen, Trond Fausa, Anders Mordal

Votes: 35

5. Me and My Moulton (2014)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A personal animated story about a girl which wishes for a bicycle from her parents, but gets something completely different, showing the different reality in which children and grown ups live in.

Director: Torill Kove | Star: Andrea Bræin Hovig

Votes: 714

6. The Passport (2010)

TV-PG | 18 min | Short

No matter how innocent you may be, they can always make you feel guilty... As the result of a flippant remark during routine passport control, a traveller awakens the suspicion of a ... See full summary »

Director: Amund Lie | Stars: Vincent Schiavelli, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Leif Andrée, Nicholas Hope

Votes: 25

7. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 40,847

8. That's Life (II) (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy

An exceptionally drunk man comes home at night after some heavy drinking, and tries to find his way into his apartment.

Director: Martin Wichmann Andersen

Votes: 11

9. Tuba Atlantic (2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live... See full summary »

Director: Hallvar Witzø | Stars: Edvard Hægstad, Ingrid Viken, Terje Ranes, Ryan Adams

Votes: 719

10. The Fox's Widow (1962)

15 min | Short, Animation, Family

Based on a Norwegian folk tale, with the addition of a second tale and a scene from a third. - The basic story: Mr. Fox is dead. His widow, Reve-enka (literally "the fox widow"), sits alone... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Siri Rom, Trine Pedersen

Votes: 810

11. Flax (2017)

9 min | Short, Comedy

When Daniel and Marton win alot of money on a lottery ticket, a chase begins to be the one to keep the money.

Director: Nicolai Turnage | Stars: Emil Engesnes Bråthen, Stefan Mo, Martin Saeta, Nicolai Turnage

Votes: 10

12. Lullaby (II) (2006)

33 min | Short, Drama

The homeless boy Falken is living from day to day in Oslo, earning money as a boy prostitute. One night he sends a text message to the four most important women in his life.

Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Jørgen Emanuel Enger, Ingar Helge Gimle, Kjersti Holmen, Anne Krigsvoll

Votes: 13

13. Las Palmas (2011)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Prizewinning short about a baby placed in a virtual doll environment Las Palmas, getting drunk and goes bananas like any other uncivilized tourist would do.

Director: Johannes Nyholm | Star: Helmi Hellrand Nyholm

Votes: 485

14. Incident by a Bank (2010)

12 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An attempted bank robbery. Follows the thought process of two confused witnesses, the filmographer and the producer.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Bahador Foladi, Ramtin Parvaneh, Leif Edlund, Rasmus Lindgren

Votes: 1,016

15. Veslefrikk med fela (1951)

18 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Add a Plot

Director: Ivo Caprino

Votes: 474

16. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, Al Pacino

Votes: 1,623

17. Awakening (2008)

39 min | Short, Drama

16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out... See full summary »

Director: Christian Tafdrup | Stars: Allan Hyde, Julie Grundtvig Wester, Lars Brygmann, Ellen Hillingsø

Votes: 704

18. Bawke (2005)

15 min | Short, Drama

A father is forced to choose between two evils to provide for his son.

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Sedar Ahmad Saleh, Broa Ako Rasol, Håkon Hatlen, Håvard Jenssen

Votes: 197

19. United We Stand (2002)

9 min | Comedy, Short

Nine oldtimers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Ole-Jørgen Nilsen, Rolf Brandt, Leif Guldbrandsen, Kjell Gundersen

Votes: 202

20. The Seventh Master of the House (1966)

12 min | Short, Animation, Family

A Norwegian fairy-tale about a young man trying to find shelter for the night.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Rolf Just Nilsen

Votes: 907

21. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 21 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 43,597

22. The Rink (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Short

After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley, Eric Campbell

Votes: 3,045

23. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 9,686

24. Adam: The Mirror (2017)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp's disturbing vision of the future on Earth, a computer generated film created in Unity 2017 and rendered in real-time at 30 frames per second.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Jason Cope, Ken Lawson, Coulton Jackson, Alyson Walker

Votes: 504

25. Clover (2016)

15 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Violence erupts in this heart pounding suspense thriller after a mysterious drifter arrives to an isolated New England farm occupied by two young children.

Director: Ryan Bliss | Stars: Evan Bliss, Craig Capone, John Gigliotti, Christian Goodwin

Votes: 22

26. Life After Pi (2014)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

'Life After Pi' is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on 'Life of Pi' - just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy.

Director: Scott Leberecht | Stars: Lois Anderson, Saraswathi Vani Balgam, Lee Berger, Prashant Buyyala

Votes: 210

27. Fallet (2014)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Agnes and Ragnar, a couple in their late 20s, are planning to climb a mountain in Northern Norway. In this potentially deadly situation where trust is an absolute necessity, the ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Thaulow | Stars: Lisa Carlehed, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Johanne Fossheim, Sture Wisth

Votes: 72

28. Burger (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

It's late night in a burger bar.

Director: Magnus Mork | Stars: Zaman Ahmadi, Akram Akbari, Matthew Ashford, Emily Barber

Votes: 125

29. Anomaly (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Drama, History

Set in the late 60's, broken relationships and an astronomical event intertwine the various narrative threads - an abstract interpretation of the historical Christmas narrative.

Directors: Dan DiFelice, Salomon Ligthelm | Stars: Mike Connell, Jason Zednick, Anthony Michael Lopez, Andrew Sensenig

Votes: 369

30. Djur jag dödade förra sommaren (2012)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Leo kills small animals and his father Johan cant handle it. A handful of small animals are killed during the course of the film and in the end, even Johan gets blood on his hands

Director: Gustav Danielsson | Stars: Sebastian Ylvenius, Anton Forsdik, Daniella Mendel-Enk, Olivier Liard Göthberg

Votes: 39

31. Fist of Jesus (2012)

15 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others ... that will taste his fist.

Directors: Adrián Cardona, David Muñoz | Stars: Marc Velasco, Noé Blancafort, Salvador Llós, Victoria Roldán

Votes: 1,149

32. Tradisjon (2013)

6 min | Short, Comedy

A stressed-out family of three is trying to get time to make a perfect Christmas preparation.

Director: Severin Eskeland | Stars: Elvis Tobias Eskeland, Torill B. Falk, Reinert Horneland

Votes: 21

33. Homophobia (II) (2012)

23 min | Short, Drama

An adolescent boy, who serves the military forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. The suppressed conflict bubbles up during their last night at the border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

Director: Gregor Schmidinger | Stars: Michael Glantschnig, Josef Mohamed, Günther Sturmlechner, Harald Bodingbauer

Votes: 470

34. Familien Bergs erfaringer (2008)

25 min | Short

A man driving his family traveling to a remote cabin in the woods gets tired while driving in the dark. When he falls asleep and awakens by the sound of a bump, like if the car has hit something.

Director: Pål Øie | Stars: Per Egil Aske, Gry M. Dahl, Cecilie A. Mosli, Robert Skjærstad

Votes: 14

35. Sting (2007)

17 min | Short, Drama

13-year-old Alexander is the smallest kid in his eighth grade class. A tough girl cell-films him in the shower and shares the video with the class, earning him the nickname "Mini". ... See full summary »

Director: Vigdis Nielsen | Stars: Kristoffer Bjerga, Glenn André Viste Bøe, Anders Dale, Svein Bringsjord Granstrøm

Votes: 82

36. Sniffer (2006)

10 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

One morning, in a gravity-less surreal world, a "sniffer" at a deodorant factory, one morning has to be saved from the ceiling by his wife.

Director: Bobbie Peers | Stars: Danny Schlesinger, Kristin Krogh Sissener, Ole Ivar Rudi

Votes: 522

37. Fridge (1995)

20 min | Short, Thriller

In a squalid tenement building in Glasgow, two toughs lock a helpless young boy inside a broken fridge-freezer.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Gary Lewis, Vicki Masson, Laurie Ventry, Steven Singleton

Votes: 497

38. 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: 2,024

39. A Kiss in the Snow (1997)

22 min | Short, Drama, Romance

When a new boy moves into the area Cecilie and Peter's friendship is changed.

Director: Frank Mosvold | Stars: Kristian Dale Hakkelberg, Stian Barsnes Simonsen, Silje Andresen, Cecilie Enersen

Votes: 502

40. A Doll's House (1911)

14 min | Drama, Short

Nora, the only child of a kindly old man, never "grew up" so far as he could see. He treated her "like a doll," as she said later when her eyes were opened, but her girlhood was happy and ... See full summary »

Star: William Russell

Votes: 14

41. Shut the Door (2000)

10 min | Short

A young man lives in a flat with his mother. One day she falls ill suddenly only to pass away the following day. The young man is left alone in the flat. However a door that can't be shut ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Lien | Stars: Trond Fausa, Svein Amundsen, Klara Døving, Celine Engebretsen

Votes: 100

42. Karius og Baktus (1955)

15 min | Animation, Short, Family

The little tooth trolls Karius and Baktus tries to persuade Jens not to brush his teeth, and their picking wholes in his teeth can go on as planned. If the mother's plea to Jens is winning, the happy days of white bread and syrup is over.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Turid Haaland, Kari Diesen

Votes: 1,025

43. The Ashlad and His Good Helpers (1961)

15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A young man named Ashlad is getting out on a journey in which he attempts to win both the king's daughter and half the kingdom. But it shall be more difficult than he had imagined.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Harald Heide Steen, Anniken Kolstad, Even Rognlien

Votes: 897

44. The Ashlad and the Hungry Troll (1967)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An exuberant story about Askeladden, the hero of Norwegian traditional fairy tales, outwitting the good-natured troll.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Claes Gill, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Henki Kolstad

Votes: 796

45. Tempus Fugit (2009)

24 min | Short, Mystery

Tempus Fugit is the story of a psychiatrist caring for an apparently schizophrenic patient. The patient claims to know the exact time of his own death, being in possession of an object, the... See full summary »

Director: Even Benestad | Stars: Andreas Cappelen, Tiril Egelstad, August Baugstø Hanssen, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 12