Biography, Short (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. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,745

3. 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

4. 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: 147

5. The History of Jones County (2016 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.6
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The vocalization of Jones County's history and interviews with residents and descended family members remembrances of Newton Knight and the formation of the Knight Company.

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Hosey, Kensley Keys, Jim Kelly

Votes: 188

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. Once Upon a Time... (2013 Video)

18 min | Short, Biography

6.3
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In 1913, designer Coco Chanel opens her first boutique in the French city of Deauville.

Director: Karl Lagerfeld | Stars: Keira Knightley, Clotilde Hesme, Ashleigh Good, Lindsey Wixson

Votes: 198

10. Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.0
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Director: John Cork | Stars: Ian Fleming, Patrick Macnee, Andrew Lycett, Kate Grimond

Votes: 85

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. Koldt på toppen (2017 Video)

Short, Biography, Comedy

8.7
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An exclusive look at the good times and challenges of a new up-and-coming actor, about to blow up after landing a big lead in the TV-series Vikings.

Directors: Christoffer Bakholdt Dibbern, Mikkel Hjort-Pedersen | Stars: Alex Høgh Andersen, Marco Ilsø, Alexander Ólafsson

Votes: 50

20. 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

21. 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

22. Granny's House (2010 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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This is an experimental documentary about one family's life in the grandparents house told through contemporary and home video footage. It is the house itself that is the character of the film, while the people in it are the background.

Director: Jacob East

23. 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

24. 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

25. Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure (2008 Video)

34 min | Short, Biography

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Rebel Roar: The Sound of Michael McClure explores the poetry and thoughts of one of the original Beat poets. McClure's relationship and influence on Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, and the '60s ... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Star: Michael McClure

26. 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

27. As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega (2003 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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As We Cover the Streets: Janine Pommy Vega intersperses photographs and descriptions of Vega's peripatetic life with an extraordinary performance of her reading poetry from 2002. Vega, ... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Kurt Hemmer, Janine Pommy Vega

28. 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

29. Keenan (2011 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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An intimate portrait of legendary photographer Larry Keenan capturing the transformation of the Beat Generation into the burgeoning 60's rock counterculture and his visionary work beyond.

Directors: Kurt Hemmer, Tom Knoff | Stars: Liz Byrne, Ron Davis, Chelsea Keenan, Elaine Keenan

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. The Man with the Wooden Face (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.2
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Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Hien Le, James Nguyen

Votes: 18

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. Müslüm (2017 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Biography

8.8
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After a serious car accident, Müslüm partly loses his hearing and suffers from speech and movement disorders. Life looks very bleak. Until the eccentric Muslum finds his salvation in music and as a phoenix rises from his ashes.

Director: Gökhan Okur | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Güray Dinçol

Votes: 120

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

46. 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 »

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. Kate Bush: Cloudbusting (1985 Video)

7 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.3
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Music video for Kate Bush's song Cloudbusting about Wilhelm Reich. In 1950s Oregon, Reich and his son Peter (played by Bush) are trying to make his rainmaking machine work before the government agents arrive to arrest him.

Director: Julian Doyle | Stars: Kate Bush, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 40


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