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1. This Way Up (2008)

TV-G | 9 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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On their way to deliver a coffin to a graveyard, a grim duo of undertakers go through hell and back, as formidable and tangled obstacles stand in the way.

Directors: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith

Votes: 1,380

2. I Love Sarah Jane (2008)

14 min | Short, Horror, Romance

7.0
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Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girl -- Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.

Director: Spencer Susser | Stars: Brad Ashby, Mia Wasikowska, Vladimir Matovic, Beau South

Votes: 1,162

3. We Learn About the Telephone (1965)

Unrated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Bill sketches an animated person, Mr. Man, who takes us back through history to explain how people developed a need to communicate, and shows us devices that helped to do so.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Wright King, Pat Cardi, Pamelyn Ferdin, Richard Webb

Votes: 48

4. Advantage Satan (2007)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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A young couple stumble home after a big night out. Their frisky interlude at a suburban tennis club lands them a role in a far more sinister, supernatural game and their opponents have a distinct home court advantage.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Cory Derrick, Shelly Lauman, Mick Preston, Mark Leonard Winter

Votes: 122

5. When You Grow Up (1973)

11 min | Short

4.7
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Educational short that introduces children to the concept of working in a career for income to acquire the necessities and pleasures of life. Briefly looks at many different jobs to get kids to consider what they will do when they grow up.

Director: Jerry Kurtz

Votes: 81

6. Live and Learn (1951)

12 min | Drama, Short

4.6
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The perils of children acting first and thinking later are illustrated in these stories of what happens to children who exhibit such rash behavior.

Director: Sid Davis | Stars: James Matthews, James Matthews, Jill Davis

Votes: 46

7. The Spine (2009)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Uses a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic to look at the ways individuals evolve, adapt and break.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Alberta Watson, Patrice Goodman, Robert McCarrol

Votes: 181

8. Land of the Heads (2009)

6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.7
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Emile is an unhappy little vampire, doing a job he detests, in a world plunged into perpetual gloom. He serves a despotic mistress who loathes wrinkles, in the most extreme way.

Directors: Claude Barras, Cédric Louis

Votes: 91

9. A'Mare (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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ANDREA and FELICE are two kids whose lives centre around the sea. One day during a fishing excursion their usual routine is disturbed when something unexpected appears from the water.

Director: Martina Amati | Stars: Andrea Puglisi, Felice Puglisi, Abdul Majid

Votes: 63

10. L'ondée (2008)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.4
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A sudden rainstorm is unleashed on a city. Everyone seeks refuge. When the clouds thin out, life continues.

Director: David Coquard-Dassault

Votes: 85

11. Oktapodi (2007)

TV-G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.

Directors: Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, Emud Mokhberi

Votes: 2,801

12. Antychryst (2002)

27 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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Four boys act out games in a nearly barren landscape near a mining excavation where blasting is going on. The oldest, Szafran, is their leader. When he gets into a frenzy, so do the others:... See full summary »

Director: Adam Guzinski | Stars: Dariusz Maciuk, Marcin Zaluski, Tomasz Szczesniak, Adam Witkowski

Votes: 131

13. Pol Pot's Birthday (2004)

Not Rated | 10 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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The office staff of the most brutal dictator on earth attempts to throw their boss a surprise birthday party.

Director: Talmage Cooley | Stars: Peter Leung, Ken Sih, Lock Lee, Jerry Livan

Votes: 113

14. The Real Place (2009)

6 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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Cam Christiansen gives playwright John Murrell's imagination free rein, suspending the laws of time and space to create a visual accompaniment to his flights of poetic fancy.

Director: Cam Christiansen | Stars: Denise Clarke, Meika Gillies, Micheal Green, Maureen Hodgan

Votes: 19

15. Soft (2006)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A father rediscovers his fear of confrontation at the worst possible time.

Director: Simon Ellis | Stars: Jonny Phillips, Matthew O'Shea, Michael Socha, Ashley Marshall

Votes: 669

16. There's a Message in Every Bottle (1969)

Short

4.9
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A teenager recalls an incident where he and three of his friends used fake IDs to buy and consume alcohol in a bar. Following, he was caught by the police and convicted for driving while ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Boris | Star: Wayne Byers

Votes: 35

17. Six Murderous Beliefs (1955)

Short

4.7
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This short film from the National Safety Council details six commonly held beliefs that can lead to death. They are: safety is for sissies; your number is up; the law of averages; the price... See full summary »

Votes: 40

18. French Roast (2008)

TV-PG | 8 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee.

Director: Fabrice Joubert

Votes: 2,350

19. Good Table Manners (1951)

10 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

4.6
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Chuck, a young loner, is invited by a neighbor to a dinner party, but turns it down. He finds himself visited by "Chuck of the future"--himself at age 21. "Chuck of the future" knows the ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Peshak

Votes: 38

20. Ten for Grandpa (2009 TV Short)

8 min | Short, Biography, History

7.3
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David Karr, husband, father, White House press reporter, film producer, powerful millionaire, defense contractor, Corporate CEO, renaissance businessman. . . Soviet agent? A fast paced, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Karr | Stars: David Alpay, David Huband, Catherine Black, Ann de Villiers

Votes: 69

21. Short Term 12 (2008)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke, Lakeith Stanfield

Votes: 475

22. Her Name Was Ellie, His Name Was Lyle (1967)

28 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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In New York City, a relationship is threatened when a young man discovers he's caught syphilis from a tryst with a waitress named Ellie (Lynne Lipton). This threatens his relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Wolff | Stars: John Pleshette, Amy Taubin, Lynne Lipton, David Cummins

Votes: 64

23. Instead of Abracadabra (2008)

22 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.3
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A man who still lives with his parents tries to realize his dream of becoming a magician.

Director: Patrik Eklund | Stars: Simon J. Berger, Jacob Nordenson, Anki Larsson, Saga Gärde

Votes: 472

24. On the Line (2007)

30 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A department store security guard is secretly in love with a clerk in the store's bookshop. When he witnesses a seeming rival being attacked in the train, he gets off instead of helping him... See full summary »

Director: Reto Caffi | Stars: Roland Bonjour, Julie Bräuning, Janic Halioua, Catherine Janke

Votes: 365