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, light, feel good, not serious, semi serious and captivating. Plot: family, escapades, friends, adventure, rivalry, disorder, danger, computer animation, friendship and christmas. Genre: Animation, Comedy and Family. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Short Movies
Best Short Movies
TOP Movies: Cunk on Christmas (2016), 7 Days in Hell (2015), Tour de Pharmacy (2017), The Cosmopolitans (2014), The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013), Young Hyacinth (2016), The Gruffalo (2009), The Gruffalo's Child (2011), Down Dog (2015), Brexageddon?! (2016), Witches in Stitches (1997), Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014), The Light Before Christmas (2007), The Snowman (1982), Matted (2010), Toy Story of Terror! (2013), Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010), Prep & Landing (2009), Which Witch is Which (1984).

List of Best Movies

Cunk on Christmas (2016)
Genre: 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 ...
Style: parody
Plot: christmas, comedienne, interview, expert
Is relevant ?
 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, parody, funny ...
Plot: tennis, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, tennis player, sport, rivalry, adaptation, irreverent, technology, storytelling, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: england, california
Is relevant ?
Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling.
Style: disturbing, captivating, humorous, psychological, unusual plot structure
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, cyclist, steroids, male objectification, bicycle, drug abuse, doping, society, rivalry, obsession, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Is relevant ?
The Cosmopolitans (2014)
Genre: 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: semi serious, humorous, 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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The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
Genre: 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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, tv show, actor, joke, actor playing himself, doctor who
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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: hiking, drugs, warehouse, sheep, party, trapped, interview, sponsor, youth, gang, youtube, road trip ...
Place: manchester
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 383
Young Hyacinth (2016)
Genre: 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, sister sister relationship, intoxication, employer employee relationship, aspiration, family relations, moustache, sharing a bed, salesman, chambermaid, man with glasses, riding a bicycle ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 7K
The Gruffalo (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Ireland
Duration: 27 min.
Story: The magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut.
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mouse, snake, fox, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, dangerous animal, danger, in the woods, anthropomorphic animal, animal life, anthropomorphic mouse ...
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Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (2005)
Genre: Animation
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 ...
Style: light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: nightmare, halloween, old dark house, monster, adventure, showdown, good versus evil, human versus monster, holiday horror, holiday, devil costume, skeleton ...
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The Gruffalo's Child (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, light, entertaining, fairy tale, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, parents and children, adventurer, danger, animal life, warning, youth, escapades, adventure, wilderness, family, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 293
Down Dog (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 32 min.
Story: A handsome, carefree yoga instructor has breezed through life, women, and jobs, but when he breaks up with his girlfriend -- who's also his partner at their successful yoga studio -- he's forced to face reality for the first time. A ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: disorder, friends, silly humor, buddies, workplace, fish out of water, twentysomething life, workplace situations, dog, policewoman, business partner, spanking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Brexageddon?! (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: One-off comedy satirising the EU Referendum and its effects in which a cast of comedy characters interact with the real-life campaign pranking prominent figures within the Leave and Remain camps.
Plot: political satire, british politics, british, politician, prank, british humour
Time: year 2016
Is relevant ?
Monster High: Friday Night Frights (2012)
Genre: Animation, Short
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: SKRM (Skultimate Roller Maze) is an annual tournament between Monster High and different monster high schools that consists of a roller derby of dangerous obstacles and mazes. Granite City High, a high school team of gargoyles and Monster ...
Style: exciting, sincere, humorous, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, high school life, vampire, friendship, supernatural ability, contests and competitions, teenage life, mutant, parallel world, supernatural, imaginary, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
Witches in Stitches (1997)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Ready for a hilarious adventure? Hop aboard a broomstick for this tale of two dim-witted witches who accidentally turn their sister into a jack-o-lantern on Halloween...and that's just the beginning of the story. Join the silly sisters as they ...
Plot: halloween, pumpkin, halloween costume, jack o'lantern, flying broom, witch, halloween party, spell
Is relevant ?
Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Yogi escapes from Jellystone and hides out in a department store - posing as the Store's Santa. Along the way, he helps a little girl to rediscover her faith in Christmas.
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, store, friendship, buddies, chases and races, escapades, family, on the run, disorder, friends, holiday, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fans of Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and the Star Wars movie franchise won't want to miss this collection of 30 sketches. This hilarious compilation features an array of skits -- such as "Darth Vader's Collect ...
Style: parody, humorous, witty, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, superhero, space travel, space and aliens, escapades, emperor, workplace situations, master villain, battles, rescue, fighting crime ...
Is relevant ?
How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: It's been ten years since the dragons moved to the Hidden World, and even though Toothless doesn't live in New Berk anymore, Hiccup continues the holiday traditions he once shared with his best friend. But the Vikings of New Berk were ...
Style: funny, sincere, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dragon, stage performance, friendship between teens, parents and children, friendship, family relations, memory, festival, dating show, unlikely friendships, viking, furry ...
Is relevant ?
Enchanted Musical Playhouse: The Velveteen Rabbit (1984)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A sick boy's toy rabbit comes to life. Part of the Enchanted Musical Playhouse series. Marie Osmond played the part of the Velveteen Rabbit. Songs were composed by the Sherman Brothers.
Plot: illness, toys, little boy, toy, toy comes to life
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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, exciting, feel good, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: disney, toys, adventure, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, christmas, getting home, escapades, danger, talking animals ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
The Light Before Christmas (2007)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic ...
Plot: christmas, old man, christmas eve, santa claus, children, candle, mouse, magic, christmas present
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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: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, social misfits, imaginary, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, surrealism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 13K
The Snowman (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, 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, touching, feel good, humorous, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, christmas, holiday, northern lights, snowman, friends, disorder, young heroes, misfit, wish come true, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, brighton
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 12
Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
Audience: student film
Plot: girl, teenage girl, friendship, dysfunctional family, teenage boy, student, female protagonist, lgbt, school, best friend, gender bending, transsexuality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on an adventure to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure. Will she make it back in time for Life Day?
Style: visually appealing, funny, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: lego, star wars, christmas, jedi, space and aliens, space opera, female protagonist, female warrior, outer space, supernatural power, teamwork, holiday ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
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: objects come to life, adventure, dinosaur, cowboy, family, toys, halloween, escapades, danger, imaginary, friends, disney ...
Is relevant ?
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010)
Genre: Short, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 8 min.
Story: MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH is a short film released by Kevin Tancharoen (Director) in 2010. It was originally made as a proof of concept for Tancharoen's pitch to Warner Brothers for a reboot movie franchise. This 8-minute short features an ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial artist, master warrior, martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, adventure, rivalry, working undercover, crimes, hitman, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Is relevant ?
Prep & Landing (2009)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, 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: not serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: workplace, rookie, escapades, partners, family, imaginary, workplace situations, santa claus, holiday, partnership, christmas, landing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
Which Witch is Which (1984)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Ranger is throwing a big Halloween party and Buttons and Rusty wanna come, but instead they gotta thwart the evil plans of two criminals camping out in the park.
Plot: witch costume, costume, park ranger, burglar, trick or treating, bear, halloween party, fox, halloween, ranger
Is relevant ?
Room on the Broom (2012)
Genre: Animation, 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, pets, witch, cat, friendship, friends, animal life, in the woods, bird, magic wand, animals, help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 109
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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