1990s Short Movies

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Geri's Game(1997)

3.9/5 (with 419 votes)

An aging codger named Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself. Somehow, he begins losing to his livelier opponent. But just when the game's nearly over, Geri manages to turn the tables.

Directed by Jan Pinkava


| 39min | Music, Horror
4.1/5 (with 84 votes)

The story of a scary Maestro with supernatural powers, who is being forced out of a small town by its mayor. Included are a series of dance routines performed by Michael Jackson and his "family" of ghouls. Every song from the film was taken from Michael Jackson's HIStory and Blood on the Dance Floor albums.

Directed by Stan Winston - With Michael Jackson, Mos Def, Seth Smith

A Close Shave(1995)

3.8/5 (with 268 votes)

Wallace falls in love with wool-shop owner Wendolene, not suspecting that she (or rather, her dog) is at the head of a fiendish sheep-rustling plot. Gromit is set up and jailed, but his new-found sheepish friend is determined to give Wallace a helping hand in finding out the real truth.

Directed by Nick Park

The Wrong Trousers(1993)

3.9/5 (with 330 votes)

Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.

Directed by Nick Park

The Old Man and the Sea(1999)

3.9/5 (with 51 votes)

The Old Man and the Sea (Russian: Старик и море) is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Work on the film took place in Montreal over a period of two and a half years and was funded by an assortment of Canadian, Russian and Japanese companies. French and English-language soundtracks to the film were released concurrently. It was the first animated film to be released in IMAX. Oscar winning animation of the classic Hemingway story.

Directed by Aleksandr Petrov

Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview(1971)

30min | Documentary
4.3/5 (with 12 votes)

A priceless gem from the fine folks at The Internet Archive: Bruce Lee’s only existing television interview, from 1971. Martial arts expert Bruce Lee became world-renowned for his performances in such Kung-fu classics as ENTER THE DRAGON. Now his only interview in English is available. Just after the release of his first film THE BIG BOSS, he spoke in Hong Kong with Canada's premier journalist Pierre Berton. This is the closest one can get to this extraordinary master.

She and Her Cat(1999)

5min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 54 votes)

She and Her Cat details the life of a cat, entirely from the cat's perspective, as it passes time with its owner, a young woman.

Directed by Makoto Shinkai

Runaway Brain(1995)

| 10min | Horror, Animation, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

In an attempt to convince Minnie that he hasn't forgotten to buy her an anniversary present, Mickey Mouse ends up promising to take her to Hawaii. Funds being short, he applies for a job as lab assistant to the sinister Dr. Frankenollie, who happens to be searching for a donor to provide his monstrous creation with a brain.

Directed by Chris Bailey


3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

A re-telling of "Casablanca" starring Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes cast.


3.9/5 (with 58 votes)

A factory worker in a dark, gray world assembles devices that promise happiness. In his spare time he tinkers to create something better, and finally succeeds in perfecting his invention, which allows people to see life through rose-colored glasses, but he has to pay a price for his success.

Directed by Mark Osborne

Commingled Containers(1996)

3.0/5 (with 16 votes)

Commingled Containers is an experimental short film by Stan Brakhage. "This 'return to photography' (after several years of only painting film) was made on the eve of cancer surgery - a kind of 'last testament,' if you will… an envisionment of the fleeting complexity of worldly phenomenon.".

Directed by Stan Brakhage

George Lucas in Love(1999)

3.7/5 (with 24 votes)

1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.

Directed by Joe Nussbaum - With Lisa Jakub
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Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle(1999)

3.1/5 (with 13 votes)

The hilarious story of a restless young farm-thumb, Loke Groundrunner, and his tasty companion, Princess Bunhead, who go on an quest to combat Black Helmet Man and the Evil Thumbpire.

Wings of Courage(1996)

3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1920's South America a small group of Americans struggle to prove they can offer a reliable airmail service over the Andes. When one of the young pilots crashes on such a flight he has to try and get back to civilization on foot. Back home, his wife and colleagues start to fear the worst.

Africa: The Serengeti(1994)

40min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

Africa the Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The Great Migration. Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as in their annual 500 mile trek across the Serengeti plains.

Directed by George Casey

Coffee and Cigarettes III(1993)

12min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 18 votes)

This shortcut repeats the structure of Coffee and Cigarettes. This time, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits meet in a bar. But, again, we don't know why they agreed to do that in the first place, because they don't seem to know each other very well and they don't have much to talk about, so the conversation wanders idly and hilariously as they sip their coffee and smoke cigarettes.

Directed by Jim Jarmusch - With Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

Lily and Jim(1997)

13min | Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 20 votes)

Lily and Jim are interviewed about their disastrous blind date, in Don Hertzfeldt's third student film.

Directed by Don Hertzfeldt

Muppet*Vision 3-D(1991)

3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA.

Directed by Jim Henson

Cutting Moments(1997)

29min | Horror, Drama
2.9/5 (with 14 votes)

In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment.

Directed by Douglas Buck

Cosmic Voyage(1996)

36min | Documentary
3.3/5 (with 7 votes)

The Academy Award® nominee Cosmic Voyage combines live action with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery to pinpoint where humans fit in our ever-expanding universe. Highlighting this journey is a "cosmic zoom" based on the powers of 10, extending from the Earth to the largest observable structures in the universe, and then back to the subnuclear realm.

Directed by Bayley Silleck

Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted(1990)

50min | Music, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.

The Sheep Thief(1997)

24min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

A young boy gets caught stealing a sheep and is shaved of all his hair and branded with a mark on his forehead so that everyone will know that he is a thief and not to be trusted. Dumped in the desert, the thief covers his marking with a headscarf and goes to the nearest village where he is taken in by a trusting family in return for his work. However, has be actually changed or is he still the same thief at heart?

Directed by Asif Kapadia


2.9/5 (with 8 votes)

The hand of God fashions Adam out of the clay of Earth and places him on a small and empty planet. Each of Adam's actions - at first he can't stand up, then he barks like a dog, then he sleeps - requires God's intervention. After Adam discovers how small the planet is, how little there is to do, and God's unwillingness to let him leave the Earth, he is depressed, lonely and disconsolate. So God asks Adam's patience for a few minutes while He fashions a companion for Adam. Adam is delighted: he dons a bow tie, uses mouthwash, and finds a bouquet of flowers. Is God thinking what Adam is thinking?

Directed by Peter Lord


| 5min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

In Don Hertzfeldt's second student film, a hapless cartoon character is dragged through a spectrum of cinematic situations by his frustrated animator.

Directed by Don Hertzfeldt


18min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Upon hitting puberty, a high school boy realizes that he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his homophobic parents and friends.

Directed by Peggy Rajski - With Stephen Tobolowsky

Bob's Birthday(1994)

12min | Comedy, Animation
3.4/5 (with 11 votes)

Margaret Fish is planning a surprise party for her dentist husband, Bob. Meanwhile, at the office, Bob his having a mid-life crisis while insects munch on what's left of his plants. When Bob returns home, Margaret has a terrible time getting him into the room where everyone's hidden until he's halfway through changing clothes and talking about how horrid all their nebbishy friends are (the same friends hidden all over the room).


3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

A racist skinhead falls in love with a black woman.

Directed by Vincent O'Connell - With Ewen Bremner

Pullet Surprise(1997)

2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Pete Puma is trying to raid the henhouse Foghorn Leghorn is guarding; Foggy decides to have some fun with Pete.

Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann(1994)

30min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

An intimate portrait of the photographer and the complex, enigmatic pictures she takes of her children.

Directed by Steven Cantor

The Cloud Door(1994)

2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A very clever parrot lives in a Hindu palace, surrounded by many beautiful girls, but the parrot escapes, and is trapped far from the palace. One day, when its new owner is sleeping, the bird convinces a young boy to open the cage door. In return, it shows the boy a secret passage to get into the palace.

Directed by Mani Kaul - With Anu Aggarwal
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