100 best short movies

A list of the best short films, selected by visitors to our site: Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance Part I, Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers, There Once Was a Dog, Scared Shrekless, The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, Riley's First Date?, Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell, Tangled Ever After, Vacations in Prostokvashino, Winter in Prostokvashino, Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, Van Helsing: The London Assignment, Partysaurus Rex, Toy Story That Time Forgot, Toy Story of Terror!, Red Nose Day Actually, 2036: Nexus Dawn, 2048: Nowhere to Run, Blade Runner: Black Out 2022
The Second Renaissance Part I (2003)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration00:09

Tells the early history of how conflict began between the humans and machines. Part 1 of 2.

Final Flight of the Osiris (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration00:09

Immediately before the events of The Matrix Reloaded, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris discovers a quarter of a million sentinels drilling through the surface of the earth towards the last human city of Zion. But can the Osiris survive long enough to warn Zion?

Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:27

A hunt for a lost sheep turns into a competition between Hiccup and friends as they compete to become the first Dragon Racing champion of Berk. This is the history about how did Dragon Racing start and how it became the most popular sport on Berk. An extra that accompanies the film "How to Train Your Dragon 2".

There Once Was a Dog (1982)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

The day comes when an old watchdog becomes useless but the masters being kind don't decide to drive him away. However they turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy.

Scared Shrekless (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration00:26

Shrek challenges Donkey, Puss in Boots and his other fairy tale character friends to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle, telling scary stories to see who can resist becoming scared and stay the longest.

The Ghost of Lord Farquaad (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration00:13

Lord Farquaad was eaten by the dragon, but his ghost has returned, and he's still evil. With the help of his henchman, Thelonious, he kidnaps Fiona. Shrek and the donkey set out to save her, with help from the dragon, before she goes over a waterfall on a raft.

Riley's First Date? (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:57

Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door.

Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA

Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco share backstage secrets and personal memories, reveal their favorite moments playing their roles and remember some of the most memorable stories, while visiting the iconic sets of this beloved series.

Tangled Ever After (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:06

The kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?

Winter in Prostokvashino (1984)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

A third movie about Fyodor and his friends from the Prostokvashino village and their adventures - this time during the winter.

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Vacations in Prostokvashino (1980)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

The continuation of the adventures of Fyodor and his friends from the Prostokvashino village.

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.

Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Romania

It tells of the events before the film, in which monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing travels to London to investigate a series of horrific, and decidedly supernatural murders, being committed by the mad scientist Dr. Jekyll, in the form of his evil alter-ego, Mr. Hyde.

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.

Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

Partysaurus Rex (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:07

When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

Red Nose Day Actually (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France

Fourteen years after the events of the first film, a series of encounters between people in Britain reminds us that in these different times Love, actually exists.

2048: Nowhere to Run (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

“2048: Nowhere to Run” takes place one year before the events of Blade Runner 2049. The short film focuses on Sapper, a man who is trying to make it through life day-by-day without turning back to his old ways. We’re introduced to both the gentle nature of Sapper and the violence he’s capable of when set off.

2036: Nexus Dawn (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

This in-world short film takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049.

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

This animated short revolves around the events causing an electrical systems failure on the west coast of the US. According to Blade Runner 2049’s official timeline, this failure leads to cities shutting down, financial and trade markets being thrown into chaos, and food supplies dwindling. There’s no proof as to what caused the blackouts, but Replicants — the bio-engineered robots featured in the original Blade Runner, are blamed.

Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:16

For their first day on the job as the new protectors of Metro City, Megamind and Minion are selling off the gadgets from their evil lair. But when one seemingly harmless "button" unleashes the gigantic robot MEGA-MEGAmind, the duo will have to resort to their old tricks to restore order.

Underworld: Endless War (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Canada
Duration00:18

Underworld: Endless War is a collection of three short, anime-style tie-in stories-—whose creation was supervised by Len Wiseman, director of the first 2 Underworld movies and producer of Underworld 3 & 4--each tell a different story, and at different periods of history to highlight new events of the Underworld mythology. These stories also tell of what happened before the events in Underworld: Awakening

Three from Prostokvashino (1978)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
Duration00:19

Little Fedor brings a cat to home despite his mother's distaste for cats. He runs away with his talking cat, to make more friends on the way.

Vovka in the Kingdom of Far Far Away (1965)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefamily, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

A schoolboy gets into a fairy tale with the help of a librarian and DIY book. But life in the magical land is not as easy as it seems.

Junior and Karlson (1968)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
Duration00:20

A Soviet cult cartoon, so untypical for a Western viewer, especially, a little one. A boy named Malysh ("A Little One") suffers from solitude being the youngest of the three children in a Swedish family. The acute sense of solitude makes him desperately want a dog, but before he gets one, he "invents" a friend - the very Karlson who lives upon the roof. So typical for the Russian culture spirit of mischief, which is, actually, never punished, and the notion that relative welfare not necessarily means happiness made the book by Astrid Lindgren and its TV adaptations tremendously popular in the Soviet Union and nowadays Russia and vice versa - somewhat alienated to the Western reader and viewer (see User's comments below). However, both the book and the cartoon are truly universal - entertaining and funny for the children and thought-provoking and somewhat sad for grownups.

Obsession (1965)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, short
CountrySoviet Union
Duration00:31

Student Shurik has just two hours before the beginning of the exam and he has no lectures notes

The Bremen Town Musicians (1969)
Markimdb: 8
Genremusical, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union

A musical film about the adventures of the wandering musicians from Bremen such as Troubadour, Donkey, Dog, Cat and Rooster. In one of the towns Troubadour falls in love with a Princess and makes up a plan how to get the King's confidence.

Saw (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:09

Saw is an Australian nine-and-a-half-minute short subject horror film that was later expanded to a full feature film. The story is about David, an orderly at a hospital, who tells his horrific story of being kidnapped and forced to play a vile game of survival.

Mr. Bean: Funeral (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, family, short
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mr. Bean returns in a sketch for Comic Relief to celebrate his 25th anniversary.

Trolls Holiday (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA

When the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, she enlists the help of Branch and the rest of the gang on a delightfully quirky mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.




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