Finished - short films i've seen

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1. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 8,724

2. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Dave Anderson, Bert Appling

Votes: 9,049

3. The Tramp (1915)

TV-G | 26 min | Short, Comedy

The Little Fellow finds the girl of his dreams and work on a family farm.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon, Bud Jamison

Votes: 3,514

4. An Andalusian Dog (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present 16 minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Pancho Cossío

Votes: 51,386

5. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 51,850

6. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 19,867

7. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

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

Votes: 12,163

8. Leaving the Factory (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

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: 7,094

9. The Waterer Watered (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 5,471

10. The Astronomer's Dream; or, the Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

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

Votes: 4,360

11. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 3,617

12. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,673

13. Baby's Meal (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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: 3,342

14. Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Annabelle Moore

Votes: 2,287

15. The Sea (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,430

16. The Kiss (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Romance

In a medium close-up shot of the first kiss ever recorded on screen, two fervent lovers cuddle and talk passionately at hair's breadth, just before the love-smitten gentleman decides to give his chosen one an innocent peck.

Director: William Heise | Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice

Votes: 3,523

17. Blacksmith Scene (1893)

Unrated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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

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

Votes: 2,603

18. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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: 2,102

19. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,586

20. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 20,267

21. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 35,024

22. Princess Nicotine; or, the Smoke Fairy (1909)

Unrated | 5 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

A drowsy pipe-smoker attempts to nap, only to be tormented relentlessly by the mischievous Princess Nicotine and her fairy companion.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Paul Panzer, Gladys Hulette

Votes: 964

23. A Funny Shave (1906)

2 min | Short, Comedy

A man tries to shave, but his mirror keeps playing tricks on him.

Director: Segundo de Chomón

Votes: 545

24. The Cook (1918)

22 min | Comedy, Short

Cooks make hovoc in seaside resort hotel.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 1,706

25. The Man with the Rubber Head (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,970

26. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History

This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Stars: Robert Thomae, Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 2,364

27. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sallie Gardner. The clip is not filmed; instead, it consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 3,247

28. Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1970)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

The home movie footage shot by Abraham Zapruder that caught the assassination of the U.S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Director: Abraham Zapruder | Stars: Charles Brehm, Howard Brennan, John Connally, Nellie Connally

Votes: 2,279

29. Awakening of Rip (1896)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

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

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

Votes: 606

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

Not Rated | | Drama, Short

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: 552

31. Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017)

G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A Christmas-themed special featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures' 53rd full-length animated motion picture, "Frozen (2013)".

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff

Votes: 13,314

32. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 32,814

33. Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince | Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley, Sarah Whitley

Votes: 6,371

34. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 3,154

35. The Sinking of the 'Lusitania' (1918)

TV-PG | 12 min | Animation, Short, War

An animated dramatization of the notorious World War I German torpedoing of the ocean liner, Lusitania.

Director: Winsor McCay | Star: Winsor McCay

Votes: 1,205

36. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurs back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 3,475

37. Frankenstein (1910)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

The first filmed version of Frankenstein. The young doctor discovers the secret of life, which he uses to create a perfect human. Things do not go according to plan.

Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 4,396

38. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Three Little Pigs each build a house of different material. The Big Bad Wolf comes along and blows away the straw and stick homes, but is unable to destroy the house of bricks.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 6,224 | Gross: $0.25M

39. Alice in Wonderland (1903)

8 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

This is the first movie version of the famous story. Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors.

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow | Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair, Geoffrey Faithfull

Votes: 2,709

40. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling

Votes: 5,083

41. Dickson Greeting (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,487

42. The Sick Kitten (1903)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A girl gives a spoonful of medicine to a kitten.

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,083

43. Santa Claus (1898)

1 min | Short, Family, Fantasy

"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree. He then fills the stockings that were previously hung on the mantle by the children. ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, Dorothy Smith, Harold Smith

Votes: 970

44. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts

Votes: 8,509

45. The Voyage Across the Impossible (1904)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action, Adventure