Short Film, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

32 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.1
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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Michael Stein, Robert Ridgely, Eddie Delcore, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 794

2. Dear Basketball (2017)

6 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.0
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An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director: Glen Keane | Star: Kobe Bryant

Votes: 3,007

3. My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.

Director: Charlie Tyrell | Star: David Wain

Votes: 149

4. The Typist (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.2
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A gay Korean War Vet reflects on his time as the office clerk tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen.

Director: Kristine Stolakis

Votes: 13

5. Follow the Roses (2018)

23 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.7
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Follow the Roses, set in rural Wisconsin at the heart of summer, follows 'Bruce', an intuitive and independent young girl, and her sister 'Ruby' as they move through an unusual day. It is 1994.

Director: Jen Steele | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Dylan Hewitt, Allen Kewitz, Mary Lynn Kewitz

Votes: 10

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

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: 915

7. Star Stuff (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A boy amazed by the stars in the night sky sets off on a great voyage of discovery. Inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.

Director: Ratimir Rakuljic | Stars: Izzy Stannard, Domagoj Culina, Ozren Muic, Lado Skorin

Votes: 70

8. Chalo Jeete Hain (2018)

31 min | Short, Biography

7.7
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An impressionable boy is struck hard by Swami Vivekananda's quote, "Wahi jeete hain, jo doosro ke liye jeete hain" (translation: "Only those who live for others, actually live"). On the ... See full summary »

Director: Mangesh Hadawale

Votes: 83

9. The Train (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A meeting with a holocaust survivor teaches a self-consumed and preoccupied young man that life can change in a moment.

Director: Asher Grodman | Stars: Dawn Cantwell, Asher Grodman, Eli Wallach

Votes: 15

10. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, Al Pacino

Votes: 1,531

11. The Ghost (I) (2018)

Short, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A true story of a boy's search for his father, a footballing legend.

Director: Garrick Lee Hamm | Stars: Emilia Fox, Felix Jamieson, Reuben Bainbridge, Tom Parsons

Votes: 10

12. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)

43 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Merrill Gruver, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle

Votes: 2,590

13. Stranger at the Pentagon (2013)

20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Universal envoy Valiant Thor meets with President Eisenhower in 1957 and is put on VIP status for 3 years.

Director: Craig Campobasso | Stars: Jeff Joslin, Eileen Davidson, Joel Swetow, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 88

14. 7 Days: The story of Blind Dave Heeley (2019)

Short, Biography, Drama | Post-production

Dave Heeley has decided to run one of the toughest marathons in the world, the "Sevens" - 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The only problem is that Dave is completely blind.

Directors: Dominic Higgins, Ian Higgins | Stars: James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Vicky Hall, Carl Wharton

15. Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (2016)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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A brilliant but tortured 56-year-old artist channels her depression and anxiety into her work.

Director: Frank Stiefel | Star: Tom Wudl

Votes: 710

16. Shooting an Elephant (2016)

13 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Adapted from George Orwell's short story - a young British policeman in Burma is given the task of handling a rogue work elephant only to find that the role he is destined to play is that of public executioner.

Director: Juan Pablo Rothie | Stars: Deepak Adhikari, Jeewan Adhikary, Anup Baral, Dipendragod

Votes: 13

17. Ryan (2004)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.6
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,577

18. House Painting (2010)

12 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

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'HOUSE PAINTING' is the story of Larry, a young boy who finds a spiritual guide in a chain-smoking, hard-living house painter named Dade Smith. As Dade instructs Larry on how to paint a ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Maguen | Stars: Gary Colón, Spencer Garrett, Mateus Ward

19. To Trend on Twitter (2018)

Short, Biography, Comedy

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A mother becomes famous on Twitter for having a terminally ill son.

Director: Andy Wooding | Stars: Keeley-Jo Jupp, David Baddiel, Helen Lederer, Josh Whitehouse

20. Guyana: A Visual Essay (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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In March 2010 Kurt Hemmer, an English professor from Chicago, flew to Guyana to see his friends Doodnauth Singh and Basil Rodrigues. The last time they had been together was at a writer's ... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Basil Rodrigues, Doodnauth Singh

21. Windows (I) (2018)

5 min | Short, Biography, Drama | Completed

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Moving on to the next chapter in life after reflecting on the past.

Director: Shadow C. LaValley | Stars: Shadow C. LaValley, Copper Thee Dog, Gertrude LaValley

22. Forever Now (2017)

19 min | Short, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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After several years together William and Cecilie breaks up. To treat the sorrow with love the same night they decide to do the drug, MDMA, together. This results in a emotional ... See full summary »

Director: Kristian Håskjold | Stars: Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Ferdinand Falsen Hiis, Henning Valin Jakobsen

Votes: 201

23. This Is Nicholas - Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder (2018)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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New documentary completed in May 2018. An individual's own journey of living with Aspergers Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) but also depression, which was brought on by an early childhood trauma.

Director: Nicholas Ryan-Purcell

24. The Man with the Wooden Face (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.2
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Add a Plot

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Hien Le, James Nguyen

Votes: 18

25. Kony 2012 (2012)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.4
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A documentary that explores why African cult and militia leader and indicted war criminal fugitive Joseph Kony needs to be arrested by the end of 2012.

Director: Jason Russell | Stars: Susan Davis, Shepard Fairey, James Inhofe, Joseph Kony

Votes: 475

26. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.0
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66 Metascore

A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

Director: David Douglas | Stars: Patricia Wright, Morgan Freeman, Hantanirina Rasamimanana

Votes: 835 | Gross: $11.25M

27. The Twelve Steps of Jason Mewes: Get Greedo (2013)

20 min | Short, Biography

5.9
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Actor Jason Mewes and filmmaker Kevin Smith set out on a quest to hunt down a rare Star Wars figure, as way of distracting Jason from his drug withdrawals.

Director: Christopher Downie | Stars: Chris Bain, Elgin Bathgate, Git 'em Steve Dave, Christopher Downie

Votes: 134

28. Priest 2.0 (I) (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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One Jesuit priest's redemption and reinvention as he goes through his own internal conflict and crisis of faith, emerging to have found new ways to fulfill his calling and have a greater impact for good on more people than ever before.

Director: Tyler Nicholas | Stars: Fadia Alhallak, Edith Becker, William J. Fulco, Mel Gibson

29. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.0
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Aliza Sommer-Herz, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards.

Director: Malcolm Clarke | Stars: Aliza Sommer-Herz, Zdenka Fantlova, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Malcolm Clarke

Votes: 838

30. The Disease (2014)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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A veteran outdoors-man, Redbeard, consumed by a passion for wild turkey hunting, takes us on a trip from his turkey call shop building to his secluded hunting camp and reflects on his life of outdoor adventure and cigar smoking.

Director: Nathaniel Maddux | Star: Dean 'Redbeard' Mundhenke

31. Tesla (2015)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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We've all read about the great scientists and inventors in our school textbooks: Thomas Edison, Madam Curie, Albert Einstein, and more. But one name seems to be missing in each one - a man ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Reed | Stars: Jack Byrd, Nicky Connery, Brandyn Graves, Matt O'Boyle

32. Como Fernando Pessoa Salvou Portugal (2018)

26 min | Short, Biography

7.2
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During the 20's, at the request of one of his employers, the poet Fernando Pessoa conceives an advertising slogan for the drink Coca-Louca, which panics the authoritarian government of that time.

Director: Eugène Green | Stars: Alexandre Calado, Carloto Cotta, Diogo Dória, Eugène Green

Votes: 48

33. Jim Carrey: I Needed Color (2017)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.8
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Jim Carrey was once the king of movie comedies, but he's been something of a recluse on the big screen over the last several years. His last string of starring roles came in 2013 and 2014 ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Bushell | Star: Jim Carrey

Votes: 197

34. Moro (2019)

Documentary, Short, Biography

10.0
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A man decides whether to accept a call to protect his country's independence in a new war. Joining a special intelligence unit, he is testing his destiny with allies and enemies with a slight but sweet chance for reward.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun

Votes: 5

35. Patti (2012)

14 min | Short, Biography, Drama

6.3
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"Patti" focuses upon Patti Smith's performance of the iconic "Gloria" on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Inspired by the art, words and life of Patti Smith, the film ventures behind the scenes... See full summary »

Director: Haley Webb | Stars: Haley Webb, Bobby Campo, Joshua Vonder Haar, Bryant Webb

Votes: 25

36. Narrativas de Nuevo Mexico (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Narrativas de Nuevo Mexico, is a film about Vicente Ximenes, MariLuci Jarmillo, Ted Martinez, Graciela Olivares, and Julian Samora, and their extraordinary stories that exemplify the ... See full summary »

37. Where Are the Dolls (2012)

6 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.0
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'Where Are the Dolls' follows a woman as she embarks on a late-night journey through an unfamiliar urban landscape, searching for something she cannot name. The film is inspired by the poem... See full summary »

Director: Cassandra Nicolaou | Stars: Megan Follows, Nicola Correia-Damude, Katie Boland, Shannon Barnett

Votes: 14

38. Black Crow (2015)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

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Crows, memories, emotions and minimal colours; Baghdad-based artist, Zahraa Al-Baghdadi, guides us through her process, her family line, and which things matter most to her in work and life.

Director: Yad Deen | Star: Zahraa Al-Baghdadi

39. A Rose That Grew from Concrete (2019)

26 min | Short, Biography | Post-production

The story of Latasha Harlins, a mild-tempered 15-year-old girl from South Central, struggles to find herself in a world where she must overcome the tragedy and heartbreaks of the past.

Director: Shannon Dion Bennett | Stars: Rayven Symone Ferrell, Emonjay Brown, Keith Mills, Terra Strong

40. The Lottery (II) (2016)

16 min | Short, Biography

8.0
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Based on his book, Shane Dawson tells the story about how his mother and his pre-teen-self dream big after they buy a lottery ticket.

Directors: Shane Dawson, Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Missi Pyle, Max Bartos, Shane Dawson, Michael Maclane

Votes: 123

41. Old Man (2012)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.7
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For more then 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world. Until now. These are actual never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.

Director: Leah Shore | Stars: Charles Manson, Marlin Marynick

Votes: 63

42. Haber (2008)

34 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.5
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In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation. But as World War I breaks out across Europe, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ragussis | Stars: Christian Berkel, Juliane Köhler, Wolf Kahler, Mark Margolis

Votes: 98

43. My Father's Chinese Wife (2007)

18 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.5
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A young Sandra Tsing Loh's life is turned upside-down when her eccentric father suddenly decides to get a mail order bride from China. Based on the short story by Sandra Tsing Loh.

Director: Franklin Peterson | Stars: Camille Chen, Eugene Choy, Debbie Fan, Camy Ting

Votes: 11

44. The Gift (II) (2015)

13 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.7
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To celebrate his eleventh birthday, a young boy selects his gift - little knowing that his choice will change the world.

Director: Gabriel Robertson | Stars: Xander Berkeley, Brady Permenter, Amye Gousset

Votes: 20

45. Bandit Queen

Short, Biography, Drama | Announced

A remake of the 1994 film of the same name. Based on the life and struggles of Phoolan Devi.

Director: Gurnam Marwa | Stars: Jetinder Summan, Omar Malik, Dev Sagoo, Monisha Hassen

46. Movie Cool (1995)

5 min | Short, Biography

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This short film explores the effect that cinema has on its audience. The term "Movie Cool" is used to describe the feeling of elation a good film can cause in its viewers. "Movie Cool" also... See full summary »

Director: David Liban | Star: Scott Field

47. Life Size (2011)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.2
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Shellie has spent the past thirty years constructing an ideal life for herself. 'Life Size' explores the ways in which Shellie's world writ small measures up to everyday reality.

Director: Sara Mott | Star: Shellie Kazan

Votes: 8

48. The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.2
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Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from all over a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of a national hero whose tears of joy once united their troubled country, the gold-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Kseniia Nechyporuk, Vlada Kogan, Margaryta Sydelnykova, Sasha Bespalova

Votes: 44

49. Bingo Night (2012)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Big-dreaming performers turned bingo hosts who take an old game and transform it into a unique show of their own.

Director: Conor Fetting-Smith | Star: Linda Gerard

50. Walden (III) (2017)

Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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In 1854, noted American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau published his influential book 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods' about his attempt to live self-sufficiently in his cabin in the woods near Walden Pond, MA for two years.

Directors: Christopher Loren Ewers, Erik Ewers | Stars: Kevin Conway, Robert Redford

Votes: 7


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