Watching a movie is without a doubt enjoyable and probably one of the greatest entertainments! But even for the most avid film lover, the 1, 2, or even 3-hour length can be intimidating at times, making us hesitant to even start them.
Today, Maimovie AI has ranked the top 10 short films “under 30 minutes” that you can watch on days you want to watch something well-made but not too long.
They may be short, but don’t underestimate them. Some of them are critically acclaimed and won several awards. They will leave you with an impression as deep, or even deeper, than average movies!
*Note: We do not have the trailers for some of these films.
The following list was based on Maimovie on February 16, 2022 under the “under 30 minutes” and “deep impression” keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
On a winter morning, a mother goes to waken her son Heinrich; his bed is empty. She leaves her flat to find him. The neighbors’ door, with a Star of David painted on it, is ajar, the furnishings in disarray, the family gone. She asks passersby, runs to the police then on to the rail yard. Flashbacks show that Heinrich and the neighbors’ son Paul are six years old and best friends. Paul’s family’s deportation is expected soon; Heinrich’s mother tells her son that they’re going to Toyland. Heinrich wants to go with them, has a bag packed, and listens for their departure. His mother realizes he’s joined them, and her resolve becomes more urgent. Will she arrive in time to save Heinrich?
A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can’t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.
A southerner in the American Civil War is about to be hanged from a bridge for sabotage when the noose suddenly breaks. After he plunges into the water below, he must find a way to free himself, evade enemy forces and flee to safety.
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler.
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure.
In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Two boys playing in an abandoned surface mine take turns outdoing each other until the stakes are suddenly raised and it’s no longer a game.
Ryan is a 2004 animated documentary by Chris Landreth about the Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, who in later years lived on skid row in Montreal following a history of drug and alcohol abuse.
A father says goodbye to his young daughter. In time the daughter grows old, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father.