A short movie is any motion picture that is not long enough to be considered a feature movie. What is considered as long enough? According to some data, any motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all the credits, is considered as a short movie.
The term short movies actually kicked in many years after the first motion pictures came to light, because in those days every movie was only a couple of minutes long, and they were the big breakthrough that put this industry on the track. But talking about short movies, the first really wee-known to the majority of people is the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon; a short movie based on the books by Jules Verne; it is still widely regarded as the earlies sample of the Sci-Fi movie genre, and as one of the most influential movies in the history of the cinema.
As for the short films of the more recent years, there are countless of great films, depending on the genre you enjoy. Animated short movies became extremely popular in the last years, mostly because many of them refer to well-liked animation movies like Ice Age, or Minions, but there were quite a few short animations that were quick to gainthe audience’s appreciation, such as Paperman, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Old Man and the Sea, Borrowed Time, and Dear Basketball.
But animation movies are not for everybody, and when it comes to short films, there are plenty of comedy films you can find (The Gunfighter, Men Don’t Whisper, Must Kill Karl, A Heap of Trouble), action short films (Pigeon: Impossible, Half-Life: Escape from City 17, The Action Hero’s Guide to Saving Lives, The Raven), and drama films (The Most Beautiful Thing, The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone). In the genre of horror, short movies became so popular, that there are numerous amateur movies all over the internet, but that does not change the fact, that there are still quite some movies out there that deserve a place on top; Alexia, One Last Dive, Crying Wolf, Lights Out (Who’s There Film Challenge), and 2AM: The Smiling Man.
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