Best Short Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Short Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, touching and witty. Plot: family, adventure, christmas, friendship, friends, escapades, danger, heroes, computer animation and holiday. Genre: Short, Comedy and Animation. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Short Movies
Best Short Movies
TOP Movies: 7 Days in Hell (2015), Tour de Pharmacy (2017), The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014), Cunk on Christmas (2016), The Snowman (1982), The Gruffalo's Child (2011), Prep & Landing (2009), The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012), The Cosmopolitans (2014), Room on the Broom (2012), M.O.P.Z. (2016), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Rabbits (2002), Dinner for One (1963), Young Hyacinth (2016), Trouser Bar (2016), Escape From a Nazi Death Camp (2014), A Garfield Christmas Special (1987), Toy Story of Terror! (2013).

List of Best Movies

 7.1
 17K
7 Days in Hell (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Plot: tennis, tennis player, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, parody, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
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Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, humorous, unusual plot structure
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, steroids, cyclist, male objectification, bicycle, drug abuse, doping, sport, obsession, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle (2016)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Alan leaves behind his comfortable existence and heads to the north to ask whether, in this once united kingdom, a 'schasm' has formed between north and south, between the have's and have-nots.
Plot: mayor, drugs, party, countryside, apology, dog, youtube, investigative journalism, hiking, viral video, sponsor, trapped ...
Place: manchester
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, imaginary, social misfits, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
Genre: Short, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A star studded special written and directed by Peter Davison. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the 'Classic' Doctors are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, showbiz, tv show, actor playing himself, joke, doctor who, actor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: toys, toy, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, danger, escapades, getting home, talking animals ...
Place: usa
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Cunk on Christmas (2016)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Philomena Cunk is on a festive mission to track down the true meaning of Christmas, and find out exactly what it wants. It's an insightful documentary which takes her on a journey from pagan winter festivals and the nativity story, via ...
Plot: christmas, parody, expert, interview, comedienne
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 8.2
 13K
The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 26 min.
Story: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good, cult film
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, christmas, holiday, northern lights, snowman, youth, hopes, heroes, friendship, young heroes, disorder, misfit ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brighton, england
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The Gruffalo's Child (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 27 min.
Story: A follow up to the 2009 animated feature and adapted from the childrens' book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. The Gruffalo's child explores the deep dark wood in search of the big bad mouse and meets the Snake, Owl and Fox in the ...
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: in the woods, parents and children, adventurer, escapades, danger, warning, youth, wilderness, mouse, animal life, uninhibited rivalry, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: rookie, partners, escapades, imaginary, workplace situations, workplace, family, santa claus, holiday, christmas, partnership, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Snowman and The Snowdog (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Featuring the same charming animation style of the original, and new music by former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows, this sequel was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Snowman (1982). A family, including young Billy and his elderly ...
Style: feel good, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: snowman, dog, longing, friendship, wish come true, young heroes, adventure, youth, family, hopes, objects come to life, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london
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The Cosmopolitans (2014)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: A look at the lives and loves of a group of young ex-patriates living in Paris. Part of Amazon's Pilot Season, in which viewers, after watching the pilot episode, get to vote on which show they want to return for more episodes. "The ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, witty
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, twentysomething life, city life, love, failed pilot, urban
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Short
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Halloween is an exciting time of year for Hannah Marie who is joined by her Scary Godmother and all sorts of new friends including kooky monsters, friendly vampires and silly skeletons. It's a journey to the Fright Side she'll never forget ...
Plot: old dark house, nightmare, halloween, witch, halloween party, werewolf, toilet paper, monster, devil costume, computer animation, jack o'lantern, skeleton ...
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The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Set in the African savannah, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and ...
Style: colourful, light, funny, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: lion, animals, friendship, adventure, anthropomorphic animal, imaginary kingdom, family relations, talking animals, happy ending, royal family, friends, danger ...
Place: africa
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Room on the Broom (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, pets, witch, cat, friendship, in the woods, bird, magic wand, broom, family, computer animation, birds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A new Imperial threat has been detected and the good guys have to act fast. But Jedi-in-training Luke discovers that instant fame as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber, as his secret mission to Naboo is thwarted by ...
Style: witty, exciting, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rivalry, save the world, daring rescue, space and aliens, adventure, space wars, space travel, heroes, good versus evil, danger, master villain, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.5
 95
M.O.P.Z. (2016)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
Story: A lazy janitor builds a robot to do his dirty work.
Style: absurd
Plot: killer robot, janitor, robot, elementary school, fake commercial
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Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, fairy tale, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, young heroes, unlikely partners, heroes, misfit, rescue ...
Time: 80s
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 7.0
 7K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, atmospheric, avant garde ...
Plot: dull life, danger, mystery, confined, confinement indoors, isolation, surrealism, rabbit, unfulfillment, chaos, intrigue, minimalism
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Dinner for One (1963)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: West Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 18 min.
Story: A very old woman wants to have dinner with her friends. As they are all dead, the butler has to play the role of every guest.
Style: cult film
Plot: new year's eve, christmas, party, alcohol, tradition, butler, best friend, tiger, dinner, servant, drunkenness, impersonation ...
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 5.9
 356
Young Hyacinth (2016)
Genre: Short, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Set in the late 1950s, a young Hyacinth will be seen desperately trying to force her family to climb the social ladder.
Plot: maid, aspiration, family relations, sister sister relationship, intoxication, employer employee relationship, drunkard, bird cage, drunk, countryside, antenna, poor family ...
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Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship (2015)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship surrenders DC Comics' multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time. This time around, Batman and ...
Style: dark humor, adult animation
Plot: superhero, friendship, fight, parallel universe, group of friends, absurd humor, multiverse, adult humor, villain, musical number, singing
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 6.5
 108
Trouser Bar (2016)
Genre: Short, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 20 min.
Story: According to producer David McGillivray, "John Gielgud was obsessed with trousers, loved corduroy and leather. And so he wrote a film set in a menswear shop." Screenplay was originally penned for the late filmmaker Peter de Rome.
Style: gay cinema, exciting, disturbing, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, fetish, gay, obsession, fetishism, secretly observing, male nudity, voyeurism, fully clothed sex, voyeur, caught having sex, undressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Charlie Brown, Linus and the entire Peanuts gang are off on a lively Easter egg hunt. They suspect they've spotted the Easter Bunny … but the trouble is, he looks a lot like a certain beagle who's near and dear to Charlie Brown's ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, mysterious character, family, young heroes, misfit, eccentric family, when the parents are away, mad scientist, youth, buddies, friends, halloween ...
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!," the Avengers prepare for a party at Stark Tower and notice that Iron Man is acting strange. After some investigation, they discover that the evil Ultron has taken control of Iron Man ...
Style: entertaining, funny, satirical, humorous, ironic
Plot: lego, superhero team, fight, mind control, iron man character, human versus robot, heroes, toy robot, fight scenes, alien robot, partners, friendship ...
Place: new york
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Escape From a Nazi Death Camp (2014)
Genre: Documentary, Short, History
Country: USA
Duration: 38 min.
Story: From PBS - The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on the 14th of October 1943, the inmates fought back, in the biggest and most successful prison outbreak of the Second World War. Told ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp survivor, world war two, concentration camp, holocaust survivor, nazi, nazi concentration camp, nazis
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A Garfield Christmas Special (1987)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Garfield, Jon and Odie go to Jon's family farm for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Style: christmas special
Plot: cartoon dog, cartoon cat, christmas, christmas eve, holiday, barn, dream, bed, letter, prayer, christmas dinner, widow ...
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Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: toys, objects come to life, adventure, cowboy, dinosaur, family, halloween, danger, escapades, friends, imaginary, road trip ...
Is relevant ?
My Little Pony: Dancing in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Animation, Short
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
Story: Twinkle Twirl has to choreograph a special dance for the Friendship Ball, and she's completely uninspired! She asks Sky Wishes to make an extra-special wish so that she can come up with a great idea. Little do the ponies know that a ...
Plot: wish fulfillment, magic, pony, anthropomorphism, rainbow, dancing, desire
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Serpentine: The Short Program (2017)
Genre: Short, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 13 min.
Story: A mysterious businessman arrives to sponsor a champion figure skater who has been followed by the FBI ever since her mother's disappearance.
Plot: figure skating, sabotage, fbi, cold war, nuclear, conspiracy, intelligence
Place: usa, united states, russia
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