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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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185 144 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

9.2K 1.1K 44

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 182 26

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 196 44

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 192 12

12 +89

Las Hurdes (1933)

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

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

1.9K 93 16

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 33

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

892 30 10

52 -1

Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

A.k.a. The Way Things Go · 30 min · Directed by Peter Fischli, David Weiss · In 1 official list

A.k.a. The Way Things Go · In 1 official list Documentary · Short

433 30 2

53 +181

Tire dié (1960)

A.k.a. Toss Me a Dime · 33 min · Directed by Fernando Birri · In 2 official lists

A.k.a. Toss Me a Dime · In 2 official lists Documentary · Short

179 3 3

82 new

Par desmit minutem vecaks (1978)

A.k.a. Ten Minutes Older · 10 min · Directed by Herz Frank · In 2 official lists

A.k.a. Ten Minutes Older · In 2 official lists Documentary · Short

328 23 4

96 -1

La coquille et le clergyman (1928)

A.k.a. The Seashell and the Clergyman · 28 min · Directed by Germaine Dulac · In 3 official lists

A.k.a. The Seashell and the Clergyman · In 3 official lists Short

677 37 7