Highest Rated English-Language Short Films With At Least 3000 Votes


1. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.6
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 6,972

2. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.5
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Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,159

3. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,567

4. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 44,346

5. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Short, Animation, Family

8.4
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 19,356

6. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.4
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A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Director: Alan Barillaro

Votes: 18,834

7. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 19,147

8. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

8.4
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Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,368

9. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 27,948

10. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 8,401

11. Feast (I) (2014)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston.

Director: Patrick Osborne | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily, Ben Bledsoe, David Cowgill

Votes: 20,218

12. World of Tomorrow (2015)

G | 17 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman

Votes: 6,970

13. The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Action, Crime

8.2
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Frank Castle is staying in a bad neighborhood, where he encounters a gang that terrorizes its residents.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Sammi Rotibi, Karlin Walker

Votes: 7,596

14. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 33,246

15. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)

TV-PG | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,248

16. One Week (1920)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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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: 5,425

17. Signs (I) (2008)

12 min | Short, Romance

8.2
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Where do you find love? Sometimes all you need is a sign.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Nick Russell, Kestie Morassi

Votes: 4,043

18. Validation (2007)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A fable about a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation -- dispensing both free parking and free compliments.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: T.J. Thyne, Vicki Davis, Dave Kuhr, Pam Cook

Votes: 3,783

19. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Sci-Fi, Animation

8.2
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Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 4,960

20. Kung Fury (2015)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.1
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In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - kung fuhrer Hitler.

Director: David Sandberg | Stars: David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Steven Chew, Leopold Nilsson

Votes: 47,369

21. Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

8.1
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Following the conclusion of the storyline in the "Fight For Your Right" music video, the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.

Director: Adam Yauch | Stars: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 4,227

22. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 13,419

23. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 5,446

24. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Director: Burny Mattinson | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 8,076 | Gross: $21.00M

25. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,170

26. The Landlord (I) (2007)

3 min | Short, Comedy

8.1
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An angry landlord hassles her behind-in-rent tenant.

Directors: Drew Antzis, Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Pearl McKay

Votes: 4,137

27. Rejected (2000)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 6,911

28. La Luna (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.0
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A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Krista Sheffler, Tony Fucile, Phil Sheridan

Votes: 10,263

29. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)

G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 3,995

30. The Second Renaissance Part I (2003)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.0
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A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.

Director: Mahiro Maeda | Stars: Isshin Chiba, Katsumi Chô, Dane A. Davis, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 4,812

31. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

8.0
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,323

32. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)

16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy

8.0
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A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson

Votes: 4,086

33. The Second Renaissance Part II (2003)

10 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

8.0
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With the robot city isolated and it's ambassadors ejected form the United Nations, a trade war begins to protect the human economy from superior products. When the trade war escalates into ... See full summary »

Director: Mahiro Maeda | Stars: Julia Fletcher, Dane A. Davis, Debi Derryberry, Jill Talley

Votes: 4,458

34. Decrepit Crescendo (2010)

12 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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If you want to get something done, do it yourself.

Director: Yotta Kasai | Stars: Bridgette Barrett, Gil Ben-Moshe, Matthew Waters

Votes: 3,859

35. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen, Dana Segal

Votes: 5,199

36. I'm Here (2010)

29 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young man faces the abrupt loss of his friend.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sienna Guillory, Annie Hardy, Daniel London

Votes: 6,812

37. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Pinto Colvig, The Rhythmaires

Votes: 3,140

38. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

7.9
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To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz

Votes: 3,376

39. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 25,953

40. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

PG-13 | 12 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 6,940

41. Creature Comforts (1989)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.8
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A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Julie Sedgewick

Votes: 5,404

42. Star (I) (2001)

Not Rated | 7 min | Action, Short, Comedy

7.8
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The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Clive Owen, Michael Beattie, Toru Tanaka Jr., DTeflon

Votes: 6,613

43. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 12,221

44. The Immigrant (1917)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 5,971

45. The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.8
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The epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time.

Director: Richard Gale | Stars: Paul Clemens, Brian Rohan, Melissa Paladino, Michael James Kacey

Votes: 5,523

46. Inner Workings (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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The mind and heart of an average office worker clash over what he wants and what he needs.

Director: Leonardo Matsuda | Stars: Tucker Gilmore, Raymond S. Persi

Votes: 3,141

47. A Dog's Life (1918)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 5,636

48. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.8
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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

Votes: 3,228

49. Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | 27 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan

Votes: 7,644

50. Tangled Ever After (2012)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.7
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Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have their wedding, but Pascal and Maximus must recover the rings they lose in mid-ceremony.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Alan Dale, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 14,197