Great Short Films

by gilbert-54-218643 | created - 16 Mar 2014 | updated - 01 Jul 2017 | Public

A list of the best short films I've seen.

Suggestions welcome.

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1. Slow (2008)

8 min | Short, Comedy

"Slow" is the story of a traffic safety worker who is accidentally caught in a newspaper photograph -- and his life is changed forever.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Dave Kuhr, Jonathon P. Markanday, Pam Cook, Dave Denny

Votes: 32

2. 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: 4,078

3. 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: 190

4. 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: 27,614

5. Planet (2010)

25 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

A young man (Nikolai Kinski) sits trapped in a car surrounded by flames. Sulky and perplexed he waits and thinks, trying to understand how he ended up in this "hellhole." While blaming fate... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew Branning, Bjoern Ruehmann | Star: Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 9

6. Plurality (2012)

14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

After New York City introduces a cutting-edge identity-scanning technology in 2023, citizens can not only unlock doors and make purchases at the touch of a finger, they can be tracked by ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis A. Liu | Stars: Jeffrey Nissani, Samantha Strelitz, John Di Domenico, Wesli Spencer

Votes: 432

These short films are great, but aren't on IMDB yet:

Another great Sci-Fi Short: By Sight Systems. Watch:

Post-Apocalypic Short film: Alone.

7. The Desk (2010)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Mystery

The new boy in the high school catches the eye of a beautiful girl. Out of loneliness and boredom, he starts writing notes on a his desk during his English class only to start mysteriously receiving replies.

Director: Alex R. Gonzáles | Stars: Mary Darling, Alex R. Gonzalez, Greg Gonzalez, Karla Heller

Votes: 58

8. Awake (II) (2003)

10 min | Short

A man wakes into shot. But how awake is he as he meanders through his morning routine in a house that isn't quite right? His wake-up call arrives in the shape of an increasingly exasperated... See full summary »

Director: Tim Walton | Star: Tim Walton

Votes: 8

9. Spin (2005)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A mysterious DJ is sent to a city block to mend a series of chain reactions that occur in our everyday lives.

Director: Jamin Winans | Stars: Raymond Andrew Bailey, Cesar Bejarano, Brandon Carrillo, Troy Garner

Votes: 1,415

10. My Two Cents (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A couple get advice from a mysterious waiter in an airport cafe.

Director: Thomas D. Moser | Stars: Ashley Cordelia, Marcos Estrada, Andy Gates, Katharine Phillips Moser

11. He Dies at the End (2010)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Thriller

Alone in an office, a man is taking part in a strange online quiz, to find out how he will die.

Director: Damian Mc Carthy | Star: Fintan Collins

Votes: 534

Great little horror short... That will leave you scared. Watch it here:

12. Helium (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Family

A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regain the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 2,193

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