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250 movies

This list is a ranked list of the top 250 shorts as compiled by the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They website as a companion to their Top 1000 films. This follows a project originally started and abandoned in 2009 to do the same, the preliminary list for which was the original source of this list.

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188 149 5

1 +95

La jetée (1962)

A.k.a. La Jetée · 28 min · Directed by Chris Marker · In 18 official lists

A.k.a. La Jetée · In 18 official lists Drama · Romance · Sci-Fi · Short

9.3K 1.2K 45

3 +149

Partie de campagne (1936)

A.k.a. A Day in the Country · 40 min · Directed by Jean Renoir · In 12 official lists

A.k.a. A Day in the Country · In 12 official lists Drama · Romance · Short

2.5K 188 26

4 +235

Un chien andalou (1929)

A.k.a. Un Chien Andalou · 16 min · Directed by Luis Buñuel · In 22 official lists

A.k.a. Un Chien Andalou · In 22 official lists Fantasy · Horror

14K 933 147

5 +136

Nuit et brouillard (1956)

A.k.a. Night and Fog · 32 min · Directed by Alain Resnais · In 16 official lists

A.k.a. Night and Fog · In 16 official lists War · History · Documentary

6.3K 569 25

8 +247

Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège (1933)

A.k.a. Zero for Conduct · 44 min · Directed by Jean Vigo · In 17 official lists

A.k.a. Zero for Conduct · In 17 official lists Drama · Comedy · Short

2.8K 198 44

10 +103

Le voyage dans la lune (1902)

A.k.a. A Trip to the Moon · 13 min · Directed by Georges Méliès · In 13 official lists

A.k.a. A Trip to the Moon · In 13 official lists Adventure · Sci-Fi · Fantasy

16K 968 38

11 +75

Khaneh siah ast (1963)

A.k.a. The House Is Black · 20 min · Directed by Forugh Farrokhzad · In 10 official lists

A.k.a. The House Is Black · In 10 official lists Documentary · Short

1.7K 193 12

12 +89

Las Hurdes (1933)

A.k.a. Land Without Bread · 30 min · Directed by Luis Buñuel · In 12 official lists

A.k.a. Land Without Bread · In 12 official lists Documentary · Short

1.9K 92 18

13 +172

Skazka skazok (1979)

A.k.a. Tale of Tales · 29 min · Directed by Yu. Norshteyn · In 5 official lists

A.k.a. Tale of Tales · In 5 official lists Animation

1.4K 140 11

15 +223

Un chant d'amour (1950)

A.k.a. A Song of Love · 26 min · Directed by Jean Genet · In 7 official lists

A.k.a. A Song of Love · In 7 official lists Romance · Fantasy · Short

1K 73 32

17 new

Vremena goda (1975)

A.k.a. Four Seasons · 29 min · Directed by Artavazd Peleshian · In 4 official lists

A.k.a. Four Seasons · In 4 official lists Documentary

442 35 3

18 +86

Le ballon rouge (1956)

A.k.a. The Red Balloon · 34 min · Directed by Albert Lamorisse · In 9 official lists

A.k.a. The Red Balloon · In 9 official lists Fantasy · Family

5.6K 517 21

19 +89

Le sang des bêtes (1949)

A.k.a. Blood of the Beasts · 22 min · Directed by Georges Franju · In 11 official lists

A.k.a. Blood of the Beasts · In 11 official lists Horror · Documentary · Short

1.2K 87 10

20 +96

Les maîtres fous (1955)

A.k.a. The Mad Masters · 36 min · Directed by Jean Rouch · In 6 official lists

A.k.a. The Mad Masters · In 6 official lists Horror · Documentary · Short

906 29 10

21 +162

Simón del desierto (1965)

A.k.a. Simon of the Desert · 43 min · Directed by Luis Buñuel · In 5 official lists

A.k.a. Simon of the Desert · In 5 official lists Drama · Comedy · Fantasy

1.8K 232 9

29 +61

L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (1896)

A.k.a. The Arrival of a Train · 1 min · Directed by Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière · In 11 official lists

A.k.a. The Arrival of a Train · In 11 official lists Documentary

6.3K 108 31

32 +67

La sortie des usines Lumière (1895)

A.k.a. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory · 1 min · Directed by Louis Lumière · In 9 official lists

A.k.a. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory · In 9 official lists Documentary

5.3K 75 28

34 -33

À propos de Nice (1930)

A.k.a. À Propos de Nice · 25 min · Directed by Jean Vigo, Boris Kaufman · In 7 official lists

A.k.a. À Propos de Nice · In 7 official lists Comedy · Documentary

1.8K 117 15

41 +11

Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974)

A.k.a. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner · 45 min · Directed by Werner Herzog · In 3 official lists

A.k.a. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner · In 3 official lists Biography · Sport · Documentary

674 73 4