Short and Sweet: Why You Should Watch & Rank Short Films

Ryan Stuckey

Ryan likes movies. They are one of his favorite things. He does everything in his power to not sound like an elitist when he talks about them. He would like to apologize in advance for all the times he will inevitably sound like an elitist talking about them. He also thinks it's awkward to write about himself in the third person. He can be found at SirStuckey on Flickchart and almost every other film ranking website.

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10 Responses

  1. Conrad99 says:

    Cool post. I’ll be checking these out.

  2. Jroyy says:

    I’ve seen already the majority of the list, but didn’t ranked them. Thanks!

  3. Jandy says:

    Have you seen Billy’s Balloon, also by Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected)? It’s not as detailed or elaborate as Rejected, but it’s one of favorite animated shorts ever. Because I’m a mean, mean person.

    Great call on La Jetee (there’s one moment that does move, and when it happens, it’s like BAM) and One Week. Any one of a hundred Chaplin/Keaton/Lloyd/[insert silent comedian] shorts would’ve done, but I think One Week is definitely one of the best across all their filmographies.

    My personal #1 short, though, and it’s actually in my Top 100 on Flickchart, is Chuck Jones’s Duck Amuck. I love Looney Tunes in general, but the way Duck Amuck plays with the medium and breaks the fourth wall is frigging awesome, especially for the 1950s. That wasn’t nearly as common then as it is now.

    • Ryan Stuckey says:

      Have not seen Billy’s Balloon, but will give it a look soon.

      I like Duck Amuck quite a bit, but I didn’t want to talk about Looney Tunes since they could be a post all by themselves.