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The Best Short Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. The White Helmets

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 2016
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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2. Period. End of Sentence.

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74/100
Released: 2018
Documentary

What it's about: In an effort to improve feminine hygiene, a machine that creates low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads is installed in a rural village in Northern India. Using the machine, a group of local women is employed to produce and sell pads, offering them newfound independence and helping to destigmatize menstruation for all.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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3. Ten Years

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68/100
Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Five thought-provoking shorts imagine what Hong Kong will be like ten years from now. In Extras, two genial low-level gangsters are hired to stage an attack, but they’re mere sacrificial lambs in a political conspiracy. Rebels strive to preserve destroyed homes and objects as specimens in the mesmerizing Season of the End. In Dialect, a taxi driver struggles to adjust after Putonghua displaces Cantonese as Hong Kong’s only official language. Following the death of a leading independence activist, an act of self-immolation outside the British consulate triggers questions and protests in the searing yet moving Self-Immolator. In Local Egg, a grocery shop owner worries about his son’s youth guard activities and where to buy eggs after Hong Kong’s last chicken farm closes down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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4. WHAT DID JACK DO?

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62/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In a locked down train station, a homicide detective conducts an interview with a tormented monkey who is suspected of murder.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5. Room on the Broom

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7.6/10
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61/100
Released: 2012
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. A magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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6. Long Shot

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57/100
Released: 2017
Documentary, Sport

What it's about: When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around unexpected raw footage.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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7. Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers

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56/100
Released: 2014
Animation, Fantasy

What it's about: A hunt for a lost sheep turns into a competition between Hiccup and friends as they compete to become the first Dragon Racing champion of Berk.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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8. Trolls Holiday

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53/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: When the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar, she enlists the help of Branch and the rest of the gang on a delightfully quirky mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. The Battle of Midway

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52/100
Released: 1942Rated: PG
Documentary

What it's about: The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

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

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10. From One Second to the Next

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Released: 2013
Documentary

What it's about: With the rise of cell phones has come a deadly new menace on the roads, texting while driving. This film has a variety of vignettes featuring various perpetrators of this foolish carelessness and their surviving victims and relatives. As they tell their stories of the traumatic accidents they suffered along with the attending police officers' testimonies, the film explores how their lives are changed forever. (IMDb)

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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11. Zion

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51/100
Released: 2018
Documentary, Sport

What it's about: A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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12. Sol Levante

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47/100
Released: 2020
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young warrior and her familiar search for the sacred place said to fulfill wishes. It's best not to anger the ancient guardians and spirits.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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13. Silent

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43/100
Released: 2014
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A duo of street performers learns how sound and picture work together to create amazing cinema experiences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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14. Ram Dass, Going Home

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Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Documentary

What it's about: Ram Dass is one of the most important cultural figures from the 1960s and 70s. A pyschedelic pioneer, author of Be Here Now, beloved spiritual teacher, and outspoken advocate for death-and-dying awareness, Ram Dass is now himself approaching the end of life. Since suffering a life-changing stroke twenty years ago, he has been living at his home on Maui and deepening his spiritual practice — which is centered on love and his idea of merging with his surroundings and all living things. Shot in a nuanced cinematic style, the film is an intimate summary of his life learning and awareness, and is ultimately a poetic meditation on life, death, and the soul’s journey home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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15. See You Yesterday

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Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas, build make-shift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax).

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16. Santa Pac's Merry Berry Day

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42/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: As Pacworlders excitedly decorate for Berry Day, Pac is saddened about missing his parents as he receives a picture ornament of them from his Aunt Spheria. The teens reminisce of their childhood Berry Day as they enjoy Christmas eggnog. Since Berry Day is one of the happiest days of the year, Betrayus launches a plan to get rid of the day by capturing Santa Pac and his Round Deer and to possess the gifts and Berry Day decorations. All Pac wants for Berry Day is to see his parents Sunny and Zac and is overjoyed when they arrive. But, his parents tell him they want to see the tree of life in the secret location which is forbidden. Are these Pac’s real parents or are they a trick from Betrayus and Dr. Slimestein? Let’s hope Berry Day can be merry after all.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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17. #Selfie

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41/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A guy is addicted to social networks and the image he's showing the world through selfies. But does he still exists in real life?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. After the Raid

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41/100
Released: 2019
Documentary

What it's about: A large immigration raid in a small Tennessee town leaves emotional fallout as well as far-reaching questions about justice, faith and humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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19. Bill Hicks: Reflections

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38/100
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 (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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20. 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 stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).