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1. Closer to the Moon (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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47 Metascore

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

Director: Nae Caranfil | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser

Votes: 3,664

2. Dhobi Ghat (2010)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video.

Director: Kiran Rao | Stars: Prateik, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Aamir Khan

Votes: 11,865 | Gross: $0.58M

3. The Maker (2011)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.8
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A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Director: Christopher Kezelos

Votes: 2,107

4. The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action (2007 Video)

129 min

7.8
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2006.

Directors: Borja Cobeaga, Javier Fesser, Søren Pilmark, Ari Sandel, Peter Templeman | Stars: Ramón Barea, Mariví Bilbao, Robb Buckland, Thomas Campbell

Votes: 8

5. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action (2013)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.7
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2013.

Votes: 203 | Gross: $2.14M

6. The Back Room (2008)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two strangers uncover astonishing connections as they search for a mysterious Renaissance painting.

Director: Greg Ivan Smith | Stars: Tina Johnson, Greg Ivan Smith, Dan Sturges, Quinn Murphy

Votes: 59

7. Caroline (III)

Short, Drama | Post-production

A professional artist is on the brink of failure as she struggles with self-doubt and the resignation of her new assistant just before her first solo show.

Director: Patricia Vidal Delgado | Stars: Rachel Rath, Terrance Keith Richardson, Ron Freedman, Neil Douglas

8. Méliès, los Orígenes (1996 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

6.3
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Directors: Georges Méliès, Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Sergio Capelo, Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta

Votes: 11

9. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010: Live Action (2010)

97 min

6.3
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2010.

Votes: 6

10. Tango Into the Night (2007 Video)

9 min | Short, Drama

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A Tango dancer ties seducing a sultry student ... but she comes with a secret. Intoxicating Tango dancing accompanies this edgy drama about desire, passion and betrayal.

Director: Randall Pollock | Stars: Annette Nicole, Megan Pearson, Christian Perry, Kathryn Savannah

11. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action (2012 Video)

101 min | Drama

5.9
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2012.

Votes: 106

12. Small Penis (2010)

9 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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The story of Daniel, a man who all of his life has felt insecure because of his penis size. This changes when he joins a support group a little bit out of the ordinary.

Director: Stian Hafstad | Stars: Michael Deonarine, Olaf Heggdal, Frode Kilvik, Tom Larsen

Votes: 53

13. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action (2011 Video)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2011.

Votes: 29

14. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2009: Live Action (2009)

94 min

7.6
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2009.

Votes: 5

15. The Last Frost (2020)

6 min | Short, Fantasy | Post-production

An ancient force has risen to put an end to mankind and cover the land in ice and water.

Director: Usher Morgan | Stars: Katie Vincent, Reese Grande, Bianca Jamotte LeRoux, Sneha Andani

16. Beyond the Bridge (2018)

56 min | Drama

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Beyond the Bridge is a story about mental health told through the lives of three people. An award winning therapist dealing with the guilt of losing his twin brother to suicide, a 2nd ... See full summary »

Directors: Lindsey Cummings, R.L. Malpica, Matthew Thomas | Stars: Nathan Guerra, Michael Nguyen, Elijah Britton, Kameron Badgers

17. The Short List (2015– )

Talk-Show

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Join Ivan Berry and Ashley McKinney-Taylor for The Short List, the show providing a hand-picked selection of five handpicked short films sure to tickle your fancy.

Stars: Ivan Berry, Ashley McKinney Taylor

18. Aurora (II) (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama

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A very old lady waits for her son to arrive so that she can get out of sight.

Director: Roney Freitas | Stars: Maria Luisa Camarotto, Genésio de Barros, Maria do Carmo, Lucélia Maquiavelli

19. Hot Pink Shorts (2007– )

TV-MA | 30 min

3.7
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Features the best in GLBT short films from around the world. Hosted by Jonny Staub and Dianna David, this series takes you through a film festival experience like no other.

Stars: Jonny Staub, Dianna David, Luvia Petersen, Rob Trinh

Votes: 6

20. Dream Job (2012)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An out of work filmmaker is offered what he thinks is his dream job, the chance to work for George Lucas.

Director: Joe Lipari | Stars: Dave Hill, Victor Varnado, Scout Durwood, Renan Kanbay

Votes: 34

21. Redivider (2008)

8 min | Short, Thriller

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Director: Theresa Hoey | Stars: Janel DeGuzman, Theresa Layne, James J. Gotshaw, Vranessa Starks

22. 2:20 (2011)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dave is handed a pair of broken old glasses by a mysterious woman on the street. He gets two minutes and twenty seconds to figure out what they mean.

Director: Jason Wingard | Stars: Christine Dalby, Brad Roberts

Votes: 21

23. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013 Video)

88 min | Animation

7.5
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2013.

Votes: 68 | Gross: $2.13M

24. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation (2014 Video)

110 min | Animation

7.3
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2014.

Stars: Mac McDonald, Kerry Shale

Votes: 98

25. Missed Connections (I) (2010)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Jamie becomes so amused by the futility of a local newspaper's Missed Connections column that he hatches a cynical plan; he starts replying to all of them.

Director: Christopher Presswell | Stars: Joseph Capp, Neil Chinneck, Alexandra Harris, Slaine Kelly

Votes: 13

26. Double or Nothing (2009)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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A play on the cliché's of the British Crime comedies, Double or Nothing is the story of Ritchie - a layabout thief who lives with his student friends Paul and Dave, told to us by a pair of sarcastic and witty narrators.

Director: Govind Chandran | Stars: Jason Allitt, Johnny Carne, Heather Gibson, Håvard Helle

Votes: 8

27. Extra NCIS: Michael Weatherly LiveCam (2007 TV Short)

2 min | Short

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Michael Weatherly has been let loose with a camera, provided by the TV show Extra, and humorously filmed the set of the season 3 season finale of NCIS.

Director: Michael Weatherly | Star: Lauren Holly

28. The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation (2007)

45 min

5.9
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2006.

Directors: Roger Allers, Don Hahn, Torill Kove, Chris Renaud, Gary Rydstrom, Mike Thurmeier, Géza M. Tóth | Star: Liv Ullmann

Votes: 17

29. Waiting for a Stranger (2011)

23 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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After witnessing a murder, a woman embarks on a path of danger and excitement, exploring her hidden desires.

Director: Jacob Migicovsky | Stars: Lucy Newman-Williams, Stephane Cornicard, Keith Parry, Corinna Marlowe

Votes: 10

30. Illuminating Small Dark Places (2008 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Illuminating Small Dark Places is a BBC documentary about the creation of the short film "Small Dark Places". A mixture of interviews, fly-on-the-wall footage, and film clips, the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Lee Ball | Stars: Tom Brooke, Ruth Caleb, Christine Cheung, Joanna Christie

31. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010: Animation (2010 Video)

102 min | Animation

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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2010.

32. The Silent Killer (2009)

PG | 2 min | Short, Horror

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Director: Joshua Johnson | Stars: Danica Alexander, Teji Kale

33. Short Fuse: A Collection of Explosive Shorts (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

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A collection of eight short critically acclaimed films.

Directors: Karl Horstmann, Itamar Kubovy, Tanja Mairitsch, Stephen Marro | Stars: Sarah Adler, Julie Anderson, Cecelia Antoinette, Jon Avner

34. It's My Shout (2005– )

30 min | Drama

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A series of short films, made in Wales.

Stars: Marc Rhys, Lauren Phillips, Owen Teale, Rob Brydon

35. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation (2012 Video)

54 min | Animation

7.0
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2012.

Votes: 40

36. The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation (2008)

86 min

7.8
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2007.

Directors: Chris Lavis, Alexander Petrov, Josh Raskin, Maciek Szczerbowski, Suzie Templeton, Samuel Tourneux | Stars: Evgeniya Kryukova, John Lennon, Jerry Levitan, Laurie Maher

Votes: 5

37. Horror of Our Love: A Short Film (2010)

7 min | Short

8.1
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A horror romantic comedy short film that twists your normal love story's back until it breaks.

Director: Dave Reda | Stars: Kate Melia, Dave Reda, Peter Redman, Karl Schweitzer

Votes: 16

38. Chest Pain (2011)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Action, Mystery

4.1
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A man runs as quick as he can through his house, running for his life, but who's chasing him and what will the outcome be?

Director: Shawn Martin | Star: Kirby Martin

Votes: 7

39. The Deja Vuers (2016)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.9
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A man who experiences deja vu when he spots a woman sitting on a park bench - a woman he remembers from a dream but has never met. When their paths finally cross, a portal opens which takes each of their lives in unexpected directions.

Director: Chris Esper | Stars: Christie Devine, Kris Salvi, Craig Capone, J.P. Valenti

Votes: 16

40. Ivy (I) (2017)

15 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

9.3
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A man's struggle to come to grips with his deteriorating mental state stemming from losing the love of his life.

Director: Itai Guberman | Stars: Gita Amely, Zach Cohen, Debbie Levin, Einav Markel

Votes: 6

41. Chastity & Prudence (2009)

10 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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Kevin Yarrow can't determine fantasy from reality. An avid video gamer, Kevin goes out on a date with a girl, only to find she has a secret that he must "unlock" much like the plots in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Heffner | Stars: Edward Barger, Tony Di Domizio, Jason Heffner, Kelly Kirwan

42. Ordeal (inside me) (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A battle with herself, between emotion and reason, on the search for ones self and for God.

Director: Marco Bonfanti | Stars: Anna Godano, Benedetta Laurà, Ruggero Cara, Petra

Votes: 30

43. Connected (I) (2011)

5 min | Short

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Modern day office workers live in a state of constant connection with online/mobile communication, while being largely disconnected from the world unfolding before their eyes. It often ... See full summary »

Directors: Tushar Apte, Marcello Fabiano, Ashlee Marcuccio | Stars: Ashlee Marcuccio, Marcello Fabiano

44. A Dirty Windscreen (2009)

13 min | Short, Drama

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A drug addicted man (Adam) and is ex partner (Bev) accidentally cross paths at a busy street intersection where Adam now washes cars to help him feed his drug habit. They re-live past memories good and bad.

Director: Jonathan Hansen | Stars: Desiree Crossing, Saul Dunn

45. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2009: Animation (2009)

88 min | Animation

7.0
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Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Animation category for 2009.

Votes: 7

46. This Is Your Life (2015)

9 min | Short

9.4
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A young man is raised by a television in an isolated room, from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Nicole Pometti | Stars: Jorge Santos, Alyssa Lyman, Niovys Martinez, Eva Miller

Votes: 7

47. Pom (2009)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Pom is a short film directed by Masa Minoura, based on a story about a little seagull Pom and his mother.

Director: Masataka Minoura

48. The Tree Where Dead People Grow (2010)

20 min | Short, Drama, History

8.0
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Sam is a freshman at a college in Boston and has an overactive imagination. His father is a descendant of Samuel Adams, a historian, and an author that has just published a book about an ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Stepien | Stars: Lee Stepien, Suzanna Kopec, Frank Morrill

Votes: 6

49. A Couple of Spiders (2008)

9 min | Short

6.0
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At dawn, Olga only wants to be let inside and sit for a while. But Andreia has nothing left to tell her, and she will be a mom soon.

Director: Carlos Conceição | Stars: Oceana Basílio, Filipa Cruz

Votes: 17

50. AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits Volume 2 (2010 Video)

122 min | Horror

6.6
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A feature compilation of nine award-winning independent short horror films, including: Gnaw, Hell's Habit, Human No More, The Kooky Kastle, Legend of the Seven Bloody Torturers, Out of the Darkness, The Room, The Strain and Trick or Treat.

Directors: Christopher Alan Broadstone, Paul Carty, Mike Doyle, Miguel Gallego, Mike Jackson, Frank Merle, Diego Meza-Valdes, Oliver Pearce, Conall Pendergast, Nicholas Rucka | Stars: Alexandra Boylan, Anna Cummer, Tommy Guiffre, Kelly McAndrew

Votes: 21



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