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Top Short Films

This list contains films that are under 60 minutes long. The Decalogue (1988), Flash Gordon (1936), and Les Vampires (1915) are not on this list because the collections are much longer than 60 minutes even though the individual segments are under 60 minutes.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Sherlock, Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton 229
2 Un chien andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel 259
3 Voyage to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès 367
4 La Jetée 1962 Chris Marker 370
5 Night and Fog 1955 Alain Resnais 399
6 A Day in the Country 1936 Jean Renoir 665
7 Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid 687
8 Zero for Conduct 1933 Jean Vigo 704
9 The Great Train Robbery 1903 Edwin S. Porter 856
10 The Red Balloon 1956 Albert Lamorisse 984
11 Scorpio Rising 1964 Kenneth Anger 1128
12 Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat 1896 Auguste and Louis Lumière 1144
13 The War Game 1965 Peter Watkins 1238
14 The Blood of a Poet 1932 Jean Cocteau 1315
15 Wavelength 1967 Michael Snow 1341
16 Tongues Untied 1989 Marlon Riggs 1382
17 Listen to Britain 1942 Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister 1426
18 Duck Amuck 1953 Chuck Jones 1439
19 Seven Up! 1964 Paul Almond 1493
20 Land without Bread 1933 Luis Buñuel 1521
21 The Wrong Trousers 1993 Nick Park 1614
22 The Navigator 1924 Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton 1621
23 The Music Box 1932 James Parrott 1631
24 Flaming Creatures 1963 Jack Smith 1727
25 Seven Plus Seven 1970 Michael Apted 1749
26 The House Is Black 1963 Forugh Farrokhzad 1792
27 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story 1988 Todd Haynes 1796
28 Seven Chances 1925 Buster Keaton 1802
29 Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory 1895 Louis Lumière 1926
30 Fantomas 1913 Louis Feuillade 2027
31 Un chant d'amour 1950 Jean Genet 2075
32 A Movie 1958 Bruce Conner 2116
33 Lessons of Darkness 1992 Werner Herzog 2124
34 Les Maîtres fous 1955 Jean Rouch 2135
35 Le Sang des bêtes 1949 Georges Franju 2142
36 Ménilmontant 1926 Dimitri Kirsanoff 2145
37 Entr'acte 1924 René Clair 2178
38 Prelude: Dog Star Man 1962 Stan Brakhage 2243
39 The Immigrant 1917 Charles Chaplin 2278
40 My Childhood 1972 Bill Douglas 2296
41 Night Mail 1936 Harry Watt and Basil Wright 2325
42 A Close Shave 1995 Nick Park 2335
43 Big Business 1929 James W. Horne and Leo McCarey 2350
44 Dog Star Man: Part IV 1964 Stan Brakhage 2384
45 The Smiling Madame Beudet 1923 Germaine Dulac 2426
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