Short (Sorted by Runtime Ascending)



1. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

6.7
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A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,581

2. Self Portrait (I) (1988)

Animation, Short

5.9
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This extremely brief film was Osamu Tezuka's answer to a challenge presented to the leaders of the international animation community to create animated self-portraits.

Director: Osamu Tezuka

Votes: 115

3. V-r (2006)

Short

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Director: Kyle Canterbury

4. The Last Flight (2005)

Short, Comedy

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The last 15 seconds of a fly's life.

Director: Doron Kipper | Star: Doron Kipper

5. Awakening of Rip (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 457

6. Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 423

7. The Talk (2003)

Comedy, Short

7.3
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A father prepares to give his son The Talk about sex.

Director: Adam B. Stein | Stars: Elliott Grey, Robert Machemer

Votes: 10

8. Les nouveaux barbares (1995)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Edward Porembny

9. Storm P. tegner de Tree Små Mænd (1920)

Animation, Short

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Director: Robert Storm Petersen | Star: Robert Storm Petersen

10. Concerning $1000 (1916)

Not Rated | | Short, Family

5.2
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An inventor needs $1000.

Votes: 16

11. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,558

12. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott

Votes: 1,949

13. Chinese Opium Den (1894)

1 min | Short

5.2
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Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 104

14. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.4
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 618

15. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Fred Ott

Votes: 1,677

16. Exiting the Factory (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Workers leaving the Lumière factory for lunch in Lyon, France in 1895; a place of great photographic innovation and one of the birth places of cinema.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 5,585

17. Akrobatisches Potpourri (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Eight circus performers known as the Grunato family perform their famous balancing act.

Director: Max Skladanowsky | Star: Grunato

Votes: 238

18. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

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

Votes: 9,484

19. The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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From a boat descend the photographers who must partecipate in the congress of Lyone dividing in two diagonals to the right and left. After, someone greets the film operator.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 1,455

20. The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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An impudent child plays a prank on a gardener innocently watering his plants.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 4,139

21. Barque sortant du port (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A rowboat with three men is leaving a little harbor. Two of them are rowing the boat, while the third is sitting in the stern. All of them wear hats. They are passing the outer end of a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 1,093

22. Italienischer Bauerntanz (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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Two children, Ploetz and Larella, perform an Italian peasant dance.

Directors: Emil Skladanowsky, Max Skladanowsky | Stars: Ploetz, Larella

Votes: 217

23. Das boxende Känguruh (1895)

1 min | Short

5.3
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A man and a kangaroo stand up in front of each other with boxing gloves, and simulate a boxing match on a theatre stage.

Director: Max Skladanowsky | Star: Delaware

Votes: 451

24. The Derby 1895 (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.0
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A stationary camera, looking diagonally across a racetrack toward the infield, records the horses as they race past. Once they are out of view and the race is over, police officers run onto... See full summary »

Director: Birt Acres

Votes: 252

25. Blacksmith Scene (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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Two blacksmiths work while the vapors rise in the air. Later, another man arrives and offers a drink.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 811

26. The Sea (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Several little boys run along a pier, then jump into the ocean.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,033

27. The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Two men play cards, as a third watches and a waiter brings drinks. The third man pours drinks as the waiter laughs.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Antoine Féraud, Antoine Lumière, Félicien Trewey, Alphonse Winckler

Votes: 1,238

28. Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 854

29. Fishing for Goldfish (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.1
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A baby held by his father dips his little hands into a water jug and he can' t catch the goldfish .

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Andrée Lumière, Auguste Lumière

Votes: 783

30. Baby's Dinner (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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As part of a maiden public film screening at the Salon Indien, on December 28, in Paris, Auguste Lumière pivots the centre of attention around his baby daughter, as he tries to feed her from a spoon.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Andrée Lumière

Votes: 2,649

31. Rough Sea at Dover (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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The sea is quite rough, and at Dover a series of heavy waves pounds against a pier and along the adjacent shoreline. The scene then shifts to a different view of flowing water, and shows a heavy current from a point along a riverbank.

Directors: Birt Acres, Robert W. Paul

Votes: 650

32. Jumping the Blanket (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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Outdoors, with a nondescript building in the background, four men stand, each holding the corner of a blanket stretched parallel to the ground. They wear the clothes of laborers. By the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 758

33. Die Serpentintänzerin (1895)

1 min | Short

5.1
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A young woman dancer with large, flowing robes, swirls round herself quickly, making her light robe flow around her like a butterfly's wings.

Director: Max Skladanowsky | Star: Ancion

Votes: 316

34. Trick Riding (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

5.5
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A man tries to get on a horse , but he climbs to one side and falls from the other, until he manages to stay in balance.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 797

35. Arrivée d'un train gare de Vincennes (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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This lost film presumably features a train arriving at Vincennes station.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 118

36. Watering the Flowers (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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This lost film presumably features a person watering flowers to comedic effect. This film is believed to have imitated the Louis and Auguste Lumière film "L'arroseur arrose", which survives.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 52

37. Sea Bathing (1896)

1 min | Short

4.6
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The film was shown tenth and completed the famous first paid Lumière cinema show of the ten films in Paris in the basement "Grand Cafe" on the Boulevard des Capucines 28 December 1895. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 39

38. Snowball Fight (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

6.6
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Wintertime in Lyon. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,318

39. Le bivouac (1896)

1 min | Short

4.6
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This lost film, among the earliest by Georges Méliès, presumably featured the use of a bivouac sack for a soldier encampment.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 26

40. Carga de rurales (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.6
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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 52

41. Danse serpentine (1896)

1 min | Short

6.4
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This lost film is speculated to have featured a serpentine dance, possibly in an imitation of the Edison Studios' "Annabelle" films, except with a different dancer.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 154

42. Post No Bills (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

4.9
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Two bill posters argue as an incompetent guard patrols the area.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 323

43. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 2,095

44. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.3
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As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,419

45. Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.5
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 399

46. Feira de Gado na Corujeira (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

4.3
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Campinos on horseback drive small herds of cattle through the vast area of the traditional fair, before prospective buyers.

Director: Aurélio da Paz dos Reis

Votes: 46

47. Leaving Jerusalem by Railway (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A train is leaving a railway station at the outskirts of Jerusalem. From the very end of the train a barren, rocky landscape is seen, and some ruins of very old buildings,. Five men walk ... See full summary »

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Alexandre Promio

Votes: 773

48. Pompiers à Lyon (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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In the foreground, smoke billows. Four horse-drawn fire wagons approach and pass in front of a stationary camera. Two horses draw each wagon, and each wagon carries from two to eight ... See full summary »

Votes: 368

49. Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Drama, Short

4.4
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 411

50. Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

4.5
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Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Joseph Jefferson

Votes: 405


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