This Will Only Take a Minute...

by majfoalbkeopaza | created - 01 Aug 2018 | updated - 06 Aug 2018 | Public

These are the 35 most-voted-on films on IMDb (as of 2018) with a running time of approximately one minute or less. Which one do you think is the most worthy of your precious time?

Discuss this poll here, if you've got a minute

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. 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: 10,865

2. 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: 6,323

3. 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: 5,646

4. The Waterer Watered (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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

Directors: Alice Guy, Louis Lumière | Stars: François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 4,842

5. 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: 3,136

6. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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: 3,038

7. Baby's Dinner (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: 2,975

8. 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: 2,133

9. Tossing a Nigger in a Blanket (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

"Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one."

Director: William 'Daddy' Paley

Votes: 1,929

Also known by its P.C. title, "Blanket-Tossing a New Recruit"

10. Demolition of a Wall (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 2,362

11. Meat Love (1989)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two pieces of meat fall in love.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 2,085

12. 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: 2,260

13. 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: 2,025

14. Batman Beyond (2014 TV Short)

Not Rated | 1 min | Animation, Short, Action

Terry McGinnis as Batman helps Bruce Wayne fight a robotic Batman inside the Batcave.

Director: Darwyn Cooke | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle

Votes: 2,016

15. 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: 2,034

16. 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: 1,874

17. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead 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: 2,581

18. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

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

Votes: 1,702

19. Braindead (1987)

1 min | Short

Add a Plot

Director: Jon Moritsugu

Votes: 1,310

20. The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

From a boat descend the photographers who must partecipate in the congress of Lyone dividing in two diagonals to the right and left. After, someone greets the film operator.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Auguste Lumière, P.J.C. Janssen

Votes: 1,631

21. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980s Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's 'Punch-Drunk Love', and he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

Votes: 1,492

22. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Carl Goliath, Topsy

Votes: 1,555

23. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,647

24. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

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

Votes: 1,655

25. Newark Athlete (1891)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,493

26. Snowball Fight (1897)

1 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

People start a snowball fight on a street in Lyons, France.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,553

27. The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Two men play cards, as a third watches and a waiter brings drinks. The third man pours drinks as the waiter laughs.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Antoine Féraud, Antoine Lumière, Félicien Trewey, Alphonse Winckler

Votes: 1,353

28. 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: 1,392

29. Monkeyshines, No. 1 (1890)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

One of W.K.L. Dickson's laboratory workers horses around for the camera.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Star: Giuseppe Sacco Albanese

Votes: 1,322

30. 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: 1,276

31. Flora (1989)

1 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The last moments of a creature made out of fruits and vegetables.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 1,218

32. A Nightmare (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Horror

In this fantastic scene, a man who is eager to retire has a difficult time finding peace, as his nocturnal illusions come to life out of thin air.

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

Votes: 1,496

33. Barque sortant du port (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A rowboat with three men is leaving a little harbor. Two of them are rowing the boat, while the third is sitting in the stern. All of them wear hats. They are passing the outer end of a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 1,256

34. After the Ball, the Bath (1897)

1 min | Short

The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman.

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

Votes: 1,240

35. Sandow: The Strong Man (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

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

Votes: 1,075



Recently Viewed