Top 100 Live-Action Short Films (Ranked)

A ranked list of my 100 favorite live-action short films.

  • Vive Le Tour!

    1

  • Wavelength

    2

  • Night and Fog

    3

  • A Movie

    4

  • The Red Balloon

    5

  • Meshes of the Afternoon

    6

  • A Trip to the Moon

    7

  • Isle of Flowers

    8

  • Un Chien Andalou

    9

  • The Telephone Box

    10

  • Elephant

    11

  • Antoine and Colette

    12

  • La Jetée

    13

  • Zero for Conduct

    14

  • Michael Jackson's Thriller

    15

  • At Land

    16

  • Rain

    17

  • The House Is Black

    18

  • The Music Box

    19

  • Land Without Bread

    20

  • Outer Space

    21

  • Chess Fever

    22

  • Blood of the Beasts

    23

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    24

  • The Immigrant

    25

  • Simon of the Desert

    26

  • I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

    27

  • Seven Up!

    28

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    29

  • One Week

    30

  • Entr'acte

    31

  • The Heart of the World

    32

  • Song of Love

    33

  • Les Mistons

    34

  • The Queen Is Dead

    35

  • Coffee and Cigarettes

    36

  • Six Shooter

    37

  • Hail, Sarajevo

    38

  • The Great Train Robbery

    39

  • Window Water Baby Moving

    40

  • God of Love

    41

  • Kung Fury

    42

  • Ménilmontant

    43

  • A Day in the Country

    44

  • Hapax Legomena I: (nostalgia)

    45

  • Wasp

    46

  • A Diary for Timothy

    47

  • The Little Match Seller

    48

  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory

    49

  • Falling Leaves

    50

  • Sing

    51

  • Cops

    52

  • The Big Shave

    53

  • The Office

    54

  • A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

    55

  • Report

    56

  • New Boy

    57

  • The Astronomer's Dream

    58

  • Manhatta

    59

  • Daybreak Express

    60

  • Now!

    61

  • Listen to Britain

    62

  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley

    63

  • Sallie Gardner at a Gallop

    64

  • Dream of a Rarebit Fiend

    65

  • Stutterer

    66

  • Seasons of the Year

    67

  • The Key to Reserva

    68

  • Ritual in Transfigured Time

    69

  • The Grandmother

    70

  • The Killers

    71

  • Life of an American Fireman

    72

  • A Corner in Wheat

    73

  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    74

  • Doodlebug

    75

  • The Shore

    76

  • I Don't Want to Be a Man

    77

  • San Pietro

    78

  • Origins of the 21st Century

    79

  • Things I Like, Things I Don't Like

    80

  • Saving Face

    81

  • Rescued by Rover

    82

  • Neighbors

    83

  • Méditerranée

    84

  • Seven Reeds, One Suit

    85

  • The Mad Masters

    86

  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes

    87

  • Just Before Losing Everything

    88

  • Enemies Within

    89

  • Mothlight

    90

  • Bottle Rocket

    91

  • The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

    92

  • Witch's Cradle

    93

  • Kitchen Sink

    94

  • Validation

    95

  • The House of Ghosts

    96

  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

    97

  • The Mozart of Pickpockets

    98

  • The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

    99