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1. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 38,877

2. The Bespoke Overcoat (1955)

36 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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Fender is a lowly clerk in the warehouse of clothing manufacturers Ranting and Co. His one ambition is to have an overcoat of his own. Refused one by the cold hearted Ranting he asks a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: David Kossoff, Alfie Bass, Alf Dean, Alan Tilvern

Votes: 276

3. The Big Shave (1967)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.0
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Peter Bernuth

Votes: 4,761

4. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Errol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe.

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Tom Luddy, Michael Goodwin, Alice Waters

Votes: 1,790

5. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,181

6. William Burroughs: Thanksgiving Prayer (1991 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

7.2
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An indictment ballad of all the different political groups in America.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Star: William S. Burroughs

Votes: 212

7. Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike... See full summary »

Director: Peter Capaldi | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Crispin Letts, Ken Stott, Elaine Collins

Votes: 877

8. The Bloody Olive (1997)

12 min | Crime, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Mylene and Werner are going to make their flat up for Christmas. Then Sam comes with a bottle of Veuve Cliqot. Sam tells Werner that he knows Werner has stolen money at work. Werner murders... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Veerle van Overloop, Frank Focketyn, Gene Bervoets, Guy Dermul

Votes: 472

9. The Deal (II) (1998)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Joe Grifasi, Larry Pine

Votes: 56

10. Elimination Dance (1998)

9 min | Short

7.8
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Elimination dances are illegal, because they cause uprisings of the people and governments just do not like that. The announcer reads, from cards, various embarrassing incidents and all ... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce McDonald, Don McKellar, Michael Ondaatje | Stars: Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Michael Turner, Maurice Oxford

Votes: 91

11. The Accountant (2001)

TV-14 | 35 min | Comedy, Short

7.9
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The O'Dell farm is on the rocks. A non-traditional accountant comes with a variety of ways to save the farm.

Director: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Eddie King, Gary Richardson

Votes: 748

12. Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (2001)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.9
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A gang in a Volvo have staked out a flat; when its occupants leave to walk their dog, the six break into the place. One keeps his eyes on a stopwatch: they have only ten minutes before the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Stars: Johannes Björk, Magnus Börjeson, Marcus Haraldson, Fredrik Myhr

Votes: 1,153

13. Inja (2002)

17 min | Drama, Short

7.1
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Using a Xhosa boy as a pawn, a farmer teaches his puppy to be white man's best friend. Ten years later, both their lives hang in the balance at the mercy of the dog.

Director: Steve Pasvolsky | Stars: Anele Vellom, Lizo C. Makambi, Danny Keogh, Terry Norton

Votes: 338

14. Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | 27 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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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: 7,904

15. The Big Empty (2005)

20 min | Drama, Fantasy, Short

7.1
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A bittersweet tale of Alice, her vagina and the infinite nature of the tundra.

Directors: Lisa Chang, Newton Thomas Sigel | Stars: Selma Blair, Elias Koteas, Richard Kind, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 355