Most Popular 250 Short Films: 2010 to 2016

by NicoleScherzinger2 | created - 15 Apr 2017 | updated - 15 Apr 2017 | Public

Most Popular 250 Short Films Released From 2010 to 2016 (15 Apr 2017)

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1. Daughter (I) (2016)

R | 28 min | Short, Drama

A short film and awareness project exploring victim blaming and gendered violence in society, following three women out on a Friday night in St Kilda, who's lives become entwined and affected by an act of violence.

Director: Sarah Jayne | Stars: Katherine Langford, Tara Jakszewicz, Carolyn Rey, Senie Priti

Votes: 80

2. Imperfect Quadrant (2016)

15 min | Short, Action, Thriller

A once in lifetime heist brings together four mismatched thieves whose personalities collide with each other. Set against the backdrop of the Australian outback, the thieves are forced into a series of unforgiving events.

Director: Pann MuruJaiyan | Stars: Troy Coward, Katherine Langford, Dominique Shenton, Lisa Athans

Votes: 36

3. Kung Fury (2015)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Action, Comedy

In 1985, Kung Fury, the toughest martial artist cop in Miami, goes back in time to kill the worst criminal of all time - Kung Führer, a.k.a. Adolf Hitler.

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

Votes: 53,679

4. The Audition (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Comedy

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio must compete for the lead role in Martin Scorsese's next film.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,485

5. Stripped (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama

An unconventional mother's fight to keep her children.

Director: India Dupré | Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Boyd Austin, Melissa Bickerton, Alan Shearman

Votes: 68

6. Neighbors 3: Zombies Rising (2016)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

After dealing with 2 sororities, Mac and Teddy now have to face a Zombie Uprising.

Director: Ira Rosensweig | Stars: Zac Efron, Mick Morgana Ignis, Seth Rogen

Votes: 783

7. Power Rangers (2015)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 3,097

8. Fast & Furious: Supercharged (2015 Video)

11 min | Short, Action

In this all new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, join the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Coup | Stars: Jonny Bogris, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Matt Crabtree, Elena Diaz

Votes: 1,145

9. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

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: 23,250

10. The Escape (VI) (2016)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

Short movie Homage to the 15th anniversary, The Escape, is a short BMW film featuring the release of a new model series.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Clive Owen, Jon Bernthal, Dakota Fanning, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 1,238

11. Phil Coulson: Agent of SHIELD (2012)

Short, Action, Sci-Fi

When a drug deal goes bad, the rivaling gangs enter a Mexican stand off. But peace is always an option when Phil Coulson, agent of SHIELD decides to "mediate" the situation.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Anthony Aveni, Emmanuel Brown, Hector De La Rosa, Ron Fulmer

Votes: 119

12. The White Helmets (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar, Raed Saleh

Votes: 6,404

13. Team Thor (2016 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

The story of what the hammer-wielding Nordic god Thor was up to while the rest of the Avengers were battling each other in "Captain America: Civil War". He moves into a flat with office worker Darryl Jacobson in Australia.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Daley Pearson

Votes: 7,411

14. Break Free (2014)

5 min | Short

A short film about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.

Director: Phillip Lopez | Star: Ruby Rose

Votes: 524

15. Lights Out (V) (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

When you are all alone in a small dark room, what do you fear the most? Is it the temporary blindness or is it the uneasy deep feeling that someone, or rather something, is observing your every move?

Director: David F. Sandberg | Star: Lotta Losten

Votes: 5,087

16. Frozen Fever (2015)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On Anna's birthday, Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa's icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Votes: 13,160

17. Quay (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short

This short documentary film reveals the inner workings of the Brothers' studio.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

Votes: 890

18. Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A short look at the history of Freddy Krueger.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Jessica Buda, Shannon McDermott, Christian Chase

Votes: 101

19. Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016)

4 min | Short, Comedy

Lone passengers are traveling to join their loved ones for the Christmas holiday, but winter weather conspires to way-lay them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Yasmin Kaur Barn, Adrien Brody, Leo Hatton, Garth Jennings

Votes: 3,399

20. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (2010 Video)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

Amusement ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Island of Adventure Park, Orlando, Florida.

Director: Thierry Coup | Stars: Ken Bones, Claire Carroll, Robbie Coltrane, Remy Coup

Votes: 2,210

21. Predator Dark Ages (2015)

27 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

Follows a group of war-torn Templar knights who are put to the test against a strange beast that stalks the lands of England. This battle is what Myths and Legends are made of. An independent fan film.

Director: James Bushe | Stars: Adrian Bouchet, Amed Hashimi, Sabine Crossen, Jon Campling

Votes: 2,283

22. Everyday Performance Artists (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

We can all feel like actors lost in a movie beyond our control. This is the story of an uncomfortably timed confession, interrupted by a decidedly talkative narrator.

Director: Polly Stenham | Stars: Gemma Chan, Shia LaBeouf, James Norton, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Votes: 39

23. Tangled Ever After (2012)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

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: 15,544

24. The Heart of the Forest (2016)

16 min | Short, Thriller

On a hunting trip in the forest, a mother and daughter come across a man there to commit suicide.

Director: Giles Alderson | Stars: Jessica Henwick, Lourdes Faberes, Griffin Stevens, Christian Vit

Votes: 17

25. Code 8 (2016)

10 min | Short, Action, Crime

A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.

Director: Jeff Chan | Stars: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, Chad Donella

Votes: 2,083

26. Agent (2016)

13 min | Short

The film revolves around a story of a secret Agent who's partner has been killed by an unknown person and he is threatened to kill as well. The Agent is either asked to kill or die.

Director: Akhil Kumar Yadav | Stars: Himanshu Dhar, Akhil Kumar Yadav, Pardeep Singh, Akshay Chadha

Votes: 30

27. The Tale of Thomas Burberry (2016)

3 min | Short, Drama

160 years in the making, a story inspired by the pioneering discoveries of our founder, reimagining key events that have shaped Burberry's history.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Lily James, Mark Lockhart, Sienna Miller

Votes: 610

28. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 2,278

29. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (2014 Video)

6 min | Short, Adventure

Guests enter the vaults of Gringotts Bank at the same time the break-in from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) occurs.

Director: Thierry Coup | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon

Votes: 585

30. Severus Snape and the Marauders (2016)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Fantasy

Four friends celebrate at a bar graduating Hogwarts and contemplate their future, when an old rival arrives. Knowing what side Severus Snape will fight in the war, James Potter and The Marauders confront Snape for the final time.

Director: Justin Zagri | Stars: Mick Morgana Ignis, Garrett Schweighauser, Kevin Allen, Paul Stanko

Votes: 746

31. Whiplash (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons, C.J. Vana

Votes: 3,694

32. Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

G | 44 min | Documentary, Short

77 Metascore

This documentary examines the origins of the universe, including the beginning of life on Earth.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 528

33. Touch of Evil (2011)

12 min | Short

Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine.

Director: Alex Prager | Stars: Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Viola Davis

Votes: 621

34. Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A sexy pop homage to the science fiction author Ray Bradbury.

Director: Paul Briganti | Stars: Drew Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Rachel Bloom, David Bluvband

Votes: 241

35. Undress Me (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

Mikaela had a sex reassignment surgery . One night out she meets a guy who follows her home. The movie Undress me examines our perceptions of gender and how our identity can be formed by the perceptions of others.

Director: Victor Lindgren | Stars: Jana Bringlöv Ekspong, Björn Elgerd

Votes: 436

36. 9 Kisses (2014)

9 min | Short

The 2014th most prominent actors pair up in a series of intimate encounters.

Director: Elaine Constantine | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 735

37. Wonder Woman (2013)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

Wonder Woman faces two simultaneous battles, one on Earth and the other in Themyscira.

Director: Sam Balcomb | Stars: Rileah Vanderbilt, Clare Grant, Alicia Marie, America Young

Votes: 1,377

38. Red Balloon (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

Much to the babysitter's surprise, a little girl who is upstairs in her room is having persisting unnerving nightmares. Could it be the storm outside or does a more sinister reason lurks somewhere in the house's darkest corners?

Directors: Damien Macé, Alexis Wajsbrot | Stars: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Rachel Bright, Chantal Eder, Taryn Kay

Votes: 426

39. Red Hood: The Fallen (2015)

23 min | Short, Action, Crime

Following the Death of Batman, a new vigilante hits Gotham, hellbent on fulfilling redemption, over a classic Enemy.

Director: Toby Bajrovic | Stars: Simon Arblaster, Brian Dennison, Ron Arthurs, Brodie Masini

Votes: 226

40. Black Hole (2010)

11 min | Short, Horror

The story deals with the aftermath of a sexually transmitted disease which causes grotesque mutations in teenagers.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Chris Marquette, Whitney Able, Diane Gaeta, Noel Fisher

Votes: 104

41. Youth (II) (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

Wasted on the young? A sci-fi film about growing old in a world of perpetual youth.

Director: Brett Marty | Stars: Jessica Stroup, George Maguire, Taylor Lambert, Alicia Blasingame

Votes: 39

42. Rob Cantor: Shia LaBeouf Live (2014 Video)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Choirs, classical musicians, dancers and aerialists perform live on a stage while Rob Cantor narrates a brutal scene about you, the viewer, being stalked through the woods by a blood-soaked Shia LaBeouf - who is also a cannibal.

Director: Scott Uhlfelder | Stars: Rob Cantor, Zubin Sedghi, Bora Karaca, Jason Issokson

Votes: 1,006

43. The Hogwarts Express (2014 Video)

11 min | Short, Adventure

Journey between Hogwarts and Diagon Alley on the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando Resort. Get on at either Hogsmeade Station or King's Cross Station to enjoy a short train journey like nothing you've experienced before.

Director: Thierry Coup | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 374

44. Hotel Desire (2011)

38 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A young single mother drops her son of at the bus stop to visit his dad in Paris. After being late for work, she almost gets fired. At the end of her duties she gets into a tricky situation which she handles, with the advice her colleague gave her.

Director: Sergej Moya | Stars: Saralisa Volm, Clemens Schick, Jan-Gregor Kremp, Herbert Knaup

Votes: 2,233

45. The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Action, Crime