Ne Plus Ultra (Short Films)

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 16 Nov 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Favorite Films, Short Films,

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2. See the Sea (1997)

Unrated | 52 min | Thriller

Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Sasha Hails, Marina de Van, Samantha, Paul Raoux

Votes: 1,929 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Gunilla Friden, Claude Lelouch

Votes: 3,152

4. Carne (1991)

40 min | Short, Crime, Drama

After a dreadful incident coupled with an ungovernable paroxysm of violence, a butcher will fall into a downward spiral that will burn to the ground whatever dignity still remained in him.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Marie Berto

Votes: 5,655

5. La cabina (1972 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A man gets trapped inside a telephone box and nobody is able to free him.

Director: Antonio Mercero | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Agustín González, Goyo Lebrero, Tito García

Votes: 3,211

6. The Signalman (1976 TV Short)

38 min | Drama, Horror, Short

A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger.

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Bernard Lloyd, Reginald Jessup, Carina Wyeth

Votes: 1,042

7. Dawn of an Evil Millennium (1988)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Horror

Epic Super-8 short about a demon summoned to Earth who takes command of a souped-up 1970 Oldsmobile and goes on a road-kill rampage.

Director: Damon Packard | Stars: Ronald Lacey, Miles O'Keeffe, Damon Packard

Votes: 131

9. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,959

10. The Vampires of Poverty (1977)

28 min | Comedy, Short

Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery with mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina | Stars: Luis Alfonso Londoño, Carlos Mayolo, Ramiro Arbeláez, Eduardo Carvajal

Votes: 564

11. Kitchen Sink (1989)

14 min | Short, Horror

A woman finds something quaint in her kitchen sink and feels strangely captivated towards it.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Theresa Healey, Peter Tait, Annagretta Christian

Votes: 940

12. The Painted Door (1984)

24 min | Short, Drama

A single woman of over forty years meets a lonely young man looking for a good time.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Linda Goranson, Eric Peterson, August Schellenberg, Daniel Nalbach

Votes: 49

13. An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1986)

9 min | Short

A father along with his son and sister is driving back home in his car. The son continiously is throwing orange peels onto the road when suddenly the father stops the car and tells his son ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Tim Pye, Katie Pye, Ben Martin

Votes: 809

14. Maxhumain (1999)

7 min | Short

A suicidal man recalls life with his mother as a boy.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Stéphan Brodzky, Simon Gérard, Sandrine Laroche

Votes: 128

15. Gasman (1998)

15 min | Short, Drama

It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Lynne Ramsay Jr., Martin Anderson, James Ramsay, Denise Flannagan

Votes: 1,230

16. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

Votes: 933

17. World of Glory (1991)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After witnessing an act of unprecedented violence without even flinching, an emotionally numb real-estate agent visits his ailing mother at the hospital, and then, the graveyard. Is there a speck of happiness in this cruel and short life?

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Lennart Björklund, Christer Christensen, Bernard Eiger

Votes: 2,087

18. Vernanda (1988)

28 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A passenger on a train is left behind in a small town called Vernanda, where the townsfolk's eccentricity reaches David Lynchian proportions.

Director: Roman Baskin | Stars: Sulev Luik, Jüri Järvet, Ilmar Tammur, Kaljo Kiisk

Votes: 48

19. Things I Like, Things I Don't Like (1989)

8 min | Short, Comedy

A 9 minute comedy starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen). Featuring muted colors with a sepia black and white, Pinon takes the viewer through various examples of what he "likes and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dominique Pinon, Chick Ortega, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Diane Bertrand

Votes: 1,995

20. Bottle Rocket (1993)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

Dysfunctional friends Dignan and Anthony plan and execute a robbery with their pot-growing friend, Bob.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Elissa Sommerfield

Votes: 4,982

22. The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977)

G | 7 min | Comedy, Short

Bernie Cates requests the services of the most absent-minded waiter he's ever seen, who pours water before setting the glasses, endlessly repeats questions, brings wrong orders, and ruins everything- but the bill.

Director: Carl Gottlieb | Stars: Steve Martin, Buck Henry, Teri Garr, Ivor Barry

Votes: 599

23. My Childhood (1972)

Not Rated | 46 min | Biography, Drama

The second part (My ain folk) of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith, Karl Fieseler

Votes: 997

24. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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: 2,831

25. The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)

G | 23 min | Short, Western

The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.

Director: James R. Rokos | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Kristin Harmon, Ruth Hussey, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 181

27. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)

16 min | Adventure, Short, Comedy

A group of down-and-out accountants mutiny against their bosses and sail their office building onto the high seas in search of a pirate's life.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Sydney Arnold, Guy Bertrand, Andrew Bicknell, Ross Davidson

Votes: 4,536

28. Dottie Gets Spanked (1993 TV Short)

30 min | Short

An artistic six-year-old boy in 1960s America is obsessed with The Dotty Show. His father is concerned about the show's sexual influence, especially the boy's fascination with a spanking scene.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: J. Evan Bonifant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston, Robert Pall

Votes: 800

29. Boys and Girls (1983)

22 min | Short

A girl growing up on a fox farm in rural Canada must deal with the gender roles she is expected to conform to by her loving - yet unobservant parents.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Megan Follows, David Fox, Clare Coulter, Ian Heath

Votes: 49

30. Black Rider (1993)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,488

31. Frankenweenie (1984)

PG | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver, Joseph Maher

Votes: 10,616

32. Coffee and Cigarettes III (1993)

12 min | Short, Comedy

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, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,365

36. Black Angel (1980)

PG | 25 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

A knight finds his village destroyed and abandoned. He tries to track the attackers down and avenge his family, but almost drowns. A maiden, prisoner of Black Knight, saves him, so he vows to free her, even though she warns him not to.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Tony Vogel, James Gibb, John Young, Patricia Christian

Votes: 471

37. Frog Story (1972)

23 min | Short, Fantasy

Another ordinary day in Harry's life, having a few drinks after a long day of work. Then, while walking out of the bar, a distant voice keeps calling him and the voice pleads to the man to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Raynold Gideon, Gail Case, Pamela Susan Shoop, Cecil Reddick

Votes: 22

38. The Discipline of D.E. (1982)

9 min | Comedy, Short

Gus Van Sant's early short film about "The Discipline of D.E.," which is an extremely efficient way of doing things.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Frank Birney, David Worden, Ken Shapiro, Tom Sherohman

Votes: 595

39. A Reason to Live (1976)

30 min | Short

Vince arranges to meet Chi Chi, who he is having an illicit affair with. But she is killed in an accident. Vince's sister fails in a suicide attempt but dies by electrocution as fog ... See full summary »

Director: George Kuchar | Stars: Maxine Duff-Davis, Marion Eaton, Curt McDowell, Marion Smith

Votes: 61

40. The Silence (1982)

30 min | Short

During the Vietnam War, soldier Jason is injured and separated from his platoon. Mei, a mysterious young woman, finds him and takes him into her home.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Lynn Kuratomi, Eric Mansker, Seth Anthony Krakauer, Jsu Garcia

Votes: 18

41. Rocky VI (1986)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Sakari Kuosmanen, Heinäsirkka, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 953

42. God (1998)

11 min | Short, Comedy

Talking to the camera, Margaret tells us about her friendship with God. "We talk every day," she explains. And at that moment, her phone rings, and it's God on the line. God's gossip is the... See full summary »

Director: John August | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Sam Pancake, Martin Yu

Votes: 190

43. Goodie-Two-Shoes (1984)

35 min | Short, Romance

A teacher volunteers a group of misfit students to take a new dance class including a goodie-two-shoes and his bully. Awkwardness, friendship, competition, and romance follows.

Director: Ian Emes | Stars: Michael Waterman, Ann-Marie Gwatkin, Steve Sweeney, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 9

45. Sticky My Fingers... Fleet My Feet (1970)

15 min | Short

A film about a man accepting his old age.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Val Bisoglio, Charles Durning, Marshall Efron, Havelock Hewes

Votes: 30

46. Good Morning (1971)

12 min | Short

A man wakes up hoping to have a good day, but reality keeps getting in the way.

Director: Ken Greenwald | Stars: Roger Carroll, Vern Rowe

Votes: 8

48. Cuarteto para el fin del tiempo (1983)

27 min | Drama, Short

The story of a young man who lives alone in his house, and his indifference and solitude with the world around him.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Angel Torralba, Ramón Barragán, Guillermo García Cantú, Mariagna Prats

Votes: 217



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