Best 7 short films you can watch on YouTube
Short films are interesting pieces of art. They usually deal with one topic, and stretch it to a maximum an hour or so, including credits. The makers either give it a befitting finale or keep the end loose. On YouTube, you'll find many such engaging and thought provoking shorts that will make you press the 'replay' button. Here are the best 7 ones.
'The Route V50': A short headlined by Robert Downey Jr.
Trust Robert Downey Jr., and he'll never fail to impress you. This 2004 film lasting some 12.31-mins deals with a man, stranded in a desert town, looking for "confidence." The town is populated by multiple versions of himself, making it a RDJ-loaded film. It keeps you hooked till the end, at which stage, you realize it's an extended commercial for Swedish car-maker, Volvo. Wow!
'Oppressed Majority': Might be exaggerated, but a good watch
Within a week of hitting YouTube, this French film (with English subtitles) got watched over 2.3mn times. Oppressed Majority shows a man's routine in an unnamed French town, where women are in-charge. So, in a role-reversal, he faces everyday sexism, and it culminates when he's raped at knifepoint. You may feel it's exaggerated, but we surely need such feminist films to make a statement.
Mystery is all under the bed in 'Tuck Me In'
Tuck Me In will send chills down your spine in just a minute. It shows a boy named Alex who asks his father to "tuck me in." After he does that and is about to leave the room, the kid asks him to check under the bed. What he finds there forms the real twist in the plot, so no spoilers here!
'Fresh Guacamole': Got nominated for an Academy Award
In under 2 minutes, stop-motion animator PES or Adam Pesapane shows us how to make guacamole out of familiar objects like a baseball, a golf ball, a green Christmas light bulb, and king and queen chess pieces, among others. The shortest film ever to be nominated for an Oscar, Fresh Guacamole lost its Best Animated Short Film award of the 85th Oscars to Paperman.
No dialogues make you feel the thrill in 'Lights Out'
Practically made with no budget, Lights Out is a Swedish supernatural horror short film, which also gave way to an eponymous 2016 film adaptation. It has absolutely no dialogues, which makes it easy for us to feel the thrill. David F. Sandberg won Best Director at a film festival called Bloody Cuts Horror Challenge. Notably, Sandberg also helmed films like Annabelle: Creation and Shazam.
'My Pot of Gold' will make you miss your grandma
Directed by Priyanka Tanwar, My Pot of Gold lasts for almost an hour, but its heart-warming story will leave you smiling in the end. It centers around three different people - a grandmother (Alexandra), her granddaughter (Kiarrah), and a maid (Sunita) - and the wonderful bond that they share. Released in 2016, this short will surely make you miss your granny all the more.
'Road Rage' details how anger on street ends up disastrously
Starring Japanese-American actress Keiko Agena, known for Gilmore Girls and 13 Reasons Why, in lead, Road Rage details how anger on the streets can result into something disastrous. Agena's character has a knack to show the middle finger and abusing whenever she's stuck in traffic, and she gets paid heavily for this. The end may seem like an blown-up one, but it's gripping nonetheless.