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The Best Short Movies on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Ten Years

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6.7/10
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63/100
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) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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2. My Name Is Love

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5.9/10
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55/100
Released: 2008
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Love and Sebastian meet each other by a coincidence at a street in the romantic Swedish summer night. They happen to share the same secret, but their encounter is going to cause severe consequences for the both of them. An innocent flirt soon turns in to a dangerously liaison.

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

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3. Kung Fu Panda Holiday

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6.8/10
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54/100
Released: 2010Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: The Winter Feast is Po's favorite holiday. Every year he and his father hang decorations, cook together, and serve noodle soup to the villagers. But this year Shifu informs Po that as Dragon Warrior, it is his duty to host the formal Winter Feast at the Jade Palace. Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family traditions: between Shifu and Mr. Ping.

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

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4. Ellis

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6.8/10
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53/100
Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Ellis, a fourteen-minute film directed by JR and written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth, tells the elusive story of countless immigrants whose pursuit of a new life led them to the now-shuttered Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Following its opening in 1902, approximately 1.2 million people passed through the facility, where the Statue of Liberty can be seen from the windows. Languishing in a sort of purgatory awaiting their fate, many were never discharged.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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5. Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers

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6.9/10
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49/100
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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6. From One Second to the Next

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7.4/10
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49/100
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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7. Zion

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7.2/10
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48/100
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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8. The Battle of Midway

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6.2/10
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45/100
Released: 1942Rated: G
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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9. UNLOCKED

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6.2/10
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42/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Filmed by Joss Whedon in support of Planned Parenthood. UNLOCKED highlights the vital role Planned Parenthood health centers play in the lives of millions of women in communities nationwide. The video follows three different women through critical moments in their lives—and brings to the forefront what the world would look like if attempts to shut down Planned Parenthood succeed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. Silent

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6.5/10
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42/100
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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11. Ram Dass, Going Home

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41/100
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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12. Behind Closed Doors

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41/100
Released: 2009
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: Troubled by his conflicting parents and haunted by the monster that dwells in his bedroom closet - Gregory must confront his demons and defeat the true evil that exists behind closed doors.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

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13. Bill Hicks: Reflections

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6.6/10
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37/100
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 (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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14. Benji's Very Own Christmas Story

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37/100
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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15. Morya

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34/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: There is a history of enmity between the youngsters of Ganesh Chawl, led by Manya (Santosh Juvekar) and Khatav Chawl, led by Sameer (Chinmay Mandlekar). Their rivalry intensifies during festivals like Gokulashtami and Ganeshotsav when both camps try to out-do each other

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

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16. Santa Pac's Merry Berry Day

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4.8/10
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31/100
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 stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).