The 25 Best Very Short Movies of All Timeby malthetuxen | created - 9 months ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public
My 25 personal favorite movies, that are under one and a half hour long.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Seven Chances (1925) The 39 Steps (1935) Umberto D. (1952) The Killing (1956) Through A Glass Darkly (1961) Ivan's Childhood (1962) Winter Light (1963) Take The Money And Run (1969) Bananas (1971) Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Zelig (1983) Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Radio Days (1987) Pi (1998) Elephant (2003) Borat (2004)
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3. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
4. Paths of Glory (1957)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
6. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western
When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.
Votes: 19,336 | Gross: $1.64M
8. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 48,777 | Gross: $0.05M
9. The General (1926)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 121,468 | Gross: $0.19M
13. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Votes: 34,400 | Gross: $0.98M
14. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 150,848 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Fruitvale Station (2013)
R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Votes: 68,956 | Gross: $16.10M
20. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 60,721 | Gross: $0.06M
21. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 91,491 | Gross: $9.45M
22. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
23. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Votes: 138,010 | Gross: $0.10M
24. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 212,113 | Gross: $5.82M