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The Best Short Movies on HBO

Finding a good Short movie 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 of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. Traffic Stop

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5.3/10
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55/100
Released: 2017
Documentary

What it's about: Breaion King, a 26 year-old African-American school teacher from Austin, Texas - is pulled over for a routine traffic stop that escalates into a violent arrest. Dashcam clips intercut with verite scenes tell a story of racism in law enforcement through the eyes of one of its victims.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Tokyo Project

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6.5/10
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49/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: On a business trip to Tokyo, Sebastian explores the city with a mysterious woman he keeps running into wherever he goes, discovering heartbreakingly that the truth, and the past, are as elusive as love.

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

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3. The Tickle King

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7.2/10
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46/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Documentary

What it's about: 20-minute follow-up made up of never-before-seen footage It will reportedly involve the “bizarre and unsettling things” that happened to Farrier and Reeve as the began taking Tickled to film festivals and theaters last year, and it will feature the two of them beginning to “answer questions that remained once the credits rolled on Tickled, including whether the disturbing behavior they uncovered will ever come to an end.”

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

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4. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

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7.4/10
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45/100
Released: 2013
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What it's about: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one veteran dies by suicide in America every 80 minutes. While only 1% of Americans has served in the military, former service members account for 20% of all suicides in the U.S. Based in Canandaigua, NY and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls each month from veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide. This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders. CRISIS HOTLINE captures extremely private moments, where the professionals, many of whom are themselves veterans or veterans’ spouses, can often interrupt the thoughts and plans of suicidal callers to steer them out of crisis.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Mother

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5.8/10
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33/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: Madre tells the story of 16-year old Andrea who leaves a poor neighbourhood in Colombian Medellin to take part in the casting for a porno movie.

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

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6. It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise

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5.7/10
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32/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
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What it's about: This portrait of Hilary Knight, the artist behind the iconic Eloise books, sees him reflecting on his life as an illustrator and his relationship to his most successful work.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).