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Finding a good Short movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Short movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Free Services.

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1. Flight of the Butterflies

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66/100
Released: 2012Rated: G
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: It takes two or three generations for the monarch butterfly to reach the Canadian breeding grounds, but it is one "supergeneration" that makes the 2,000 mile return trip back south into central Mexico. The documentary film covers Dr Fred Urquhart's interest in monarch butterflies, with perspectives of Urquhart as a child wondering where the butterflies went, his years of research and study into their life and migration, to his time decades-later as a senior scientist looking back at his investigations and discoveries about the insect's life pattern.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Day & Night

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Released: 2010Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Space Station 3D

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Released: 2002
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: Some 220 miles above Earth lies the International Space Station, a one-of-a-kind outer space laboratory that 16 nations came together to build. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this extraordinary structure in this spectacular IMAX film. Viewers will blast off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia for this incredible journey -- IMAX's first-ever space film. Tom Cruise narrates.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms).

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4. Heavy Metal Parking Lot

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62/100
Released: 1986
Documentary, Musical

What it's about: Heavy Metal Parking Lot documents heavy metal music fans tailgating in the parking lot outside the Capital Centre (since demolished) in Landover, Maryland, on May 31, 1986, before a Judas Priest concert (with opening act Dokken).

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Sundance Now).

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5. A Dog's Life

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Released: 1918
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: The Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Constantine: City of Demons

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55/100
Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Fantasy

What it's about: Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, John Constantine fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows…maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (17%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed).

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7. Vixen

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50/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Originally from Africa, Mari McGabe's parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence.But the orphaned Marl refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her.Inheriting her family's Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals - anything from the super-strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah. As Vixen she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (25%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed).

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8. Mickey Mouse

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48/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 84
Animation, Children

What it's about: In this series of cartoon shorts, Mickey Mouse finds himself in silly situations all around the world! From New York to Paris to Tokyo, Mickey experiences new adventures with his friends!

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (0%) are available to watch free online (Disney). 1 episodes (0%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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9. Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-GSeasons: 6
Horror, Anime

What it's about: Yamishibai is a picture-story style of animation whose motif is surrounded and based off the rumors, and urban legends throughout the history of Japan.

Where to Watch: 78 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll).

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10. Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Stand-up & Talk

What it's about: Comedian Jim Norton tackles the twisted state of the 21st century, including how modern technology affects everything from free speech to hooking up.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Gregory Go Boom

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Released: 2013Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A paraplegic man leaves home for the first time only to discover that life on the outside is not like he had imagined it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. Galaxy of Horrors

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41/100
Released: 2017
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Festival.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Interpretation

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40/100
Released: 2008
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A romantic couple's brief encounter with a few philosophical thugs unfolds in an unusual way. After this night no one will be the same. Everyone will learn something new.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (IndieFlix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Minutes Past Midnight

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39/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories of horror.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Bill Hicks: Reflections

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Released: 2015
Documentary

What it's about: Comedy Dynamics sits down with Bill Hicks’ brother, Steve, who tells old stories, squashes old rumors and reveals the brother and son behind the late comedian. Told amidst old and rare footage, it’s a must watch for any fan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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16. The Christmas Carol

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Released: 1949
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: A Christmas Carol was a 1949 low-budget, black and white television special narrated by Vincent Price.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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17. Benji's Very Own Christmas Story

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Released: 1978Rated: G
Family

What it's about: While on a publicity tour in Switzerland, Benji, Cindy Smith, and Patsy Garrett convince Kris Kringle that his place on Christmas Eve is delivering presents to all "his" families all over the world.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. Shave It

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Released: 2012
Fantasy

What it's about: In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms).

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19. Forever

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Released: 2005
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Anton, a slick and succesful creative at an ad agency, decides to get a tattoo to prove his girlfriend that he is still 'rock 'n' roll'. When Anton accidently hits Dr. Lee - the tattoo artist - with his car, Lee puts an old Chinese curse on him. Slowly but surely, the tattoo gets bigger and bigger, and Antons life starts to fall apart... Based on the comic by Uli Oesterle.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. The Youth

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Released: 2014
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: This omnibus film takes a unique approach to the experience of youngsters.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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21. If I Could Tell You

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Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: After years of financially and emotionally draining fertility treatments, Abby Taylor is so desperate to get pregnant that she secretly turns to the online, underworld of natural insemination in order to create a miracle.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Poison

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Released: 1933

What it's about: Short black and white surrealist film from Man Ray starring himself and Meret Oppenheim. 1933

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Viewster).

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23. Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan!

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Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The "Evil Corps," led by Don, are on a mission to conquer the universe. They set out to invade Earth first, but they struggle as some quirky Earthlings stand in their way. Eventually Don's plan to invade Earth becomes distorted...?!

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (17%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll).

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24. Rainy Cocoa

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (15%) are available to watch free online (Crunchyroll). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Crunchyroll). 24 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).