These 35 Short Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Popcorn, dim lights, and a good movie!! We love to watch them on our laptops or with our friends – that is what leisure is all about. However, it’s quite a fatiguing process if you have to download torrents. Instead, you can access hundreds of TV shows and movies on Netflix. You heard me right!

On Netflix, there are all genres of films available. But still, finding a good movie on Netflix is pretty challenging. To help you out, we have done some research for you. This article will introduce you to the 35 short movies on Netflix. So, let’s dive into it without further ado as we have a long journey ahead. 

1. Sightless (2020)

Sightless - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Cooper Karl

Writers: Cooper Karl

Cast: Madeline Petsch, Deniz Akdeniz, Alexandra Koch, Jee Jones, Jarrod Crawford, Matthew Yang King.

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

If you adore psychological plot shows, then you must watch Sightless. It is one of the best short movies on Netflix. The main story revolves around a girl named Ellen. She’s a former violinist, but she lost her sight in an assault. While she was trying to recover, Ellen grew suspicious about the alarming behavior of a new person in his life. 

2. Canvas (2020)


Directors: Frank E. Abney

Writers: Frank E. Abney

Cast: N/A

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Although the Canvas movie is pretty short in terms of playtime, you will be heartfelt and emotional after 9 minutes of watching this short movie on Netflix. One day, a grandfather suffering from a major loss in his life comes across his canvas. That moment ignites something in his heart, and he wants to indulge in his passion. We will highly recommend you to watch this riveting movie. 

3. If Anything Happens I Love You (2020)

If Anything Happens I Love You - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Will McCormack, Michael Govier

Writers: Will McCormack, Michael Govier

Cast: N/A

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

It is a 2D animated film. And, in our personal opinion, it is one of the best movies on Netflix. Even your kids can watch this movie, as there’s no gun violence.

Two parents suffer from the grieving loss of their daughter. The two share their journey after the incident, whereas the character’s daughter was killed in a school shooting. 

4. Yes, God, Yes (2019)

Yes, God, Yes

Director: Karen Maine

Writers: Karen Maine

Cast: Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Parker Wierling, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell, Alisha Boe.

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

If you haven’t watched any comedy films, you should start with the Yes, God, Yes. The movie’s main plot is about an orthodox catholic girl who went through an AOL chat that turns quite racy.

In the early 2000s, she learned about masturbation and other adult stuff. But, to save herself from eternal damnation, she tries to suppress her urges. 

5. Two Distant Strangers (2020)

Two Distant Strangers - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe

Writers: Travon Free

Cast: Andrew Howard, Zaria, Joey Badass, Mona Sishodia, Trevor Morgan, Cameron Early, Jeremy Rivette

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

The Two Distant Strangers is one of the best short movies on Netflix, and it’s worth watching every second. The film truly portrays the difficulties a black man faces in this modern time.

The main character gets stuck in a time loop when trying to get back to his house. However, the situation becomes more interesting when he gets entangled in a deadly run-up with a cop. 

6. Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021)

Major Grom: Plague Doctor

Director: Oleg Trofim

Writers: Vladimir Besedin, Evgeny Eronin, Artyom Gabrelyanov

Cast: Lyubov Aksyonova, Aleksey Maklakov, Sergei Goroshko, Tikhon Zhiznevskiy, Alexander Seteykin, Mikhail Evlanov

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Major Grom: Plague Doctor is an interesting short film with loads of action and thriller. In the city of St. Petersburg, a vigilante goes rogue and starts killing the bad guys until justice is served.

Meanwhile, a cunning detective and his partners are the only people who can stop this chaos. The film is full of epic scenes that will give you goosebumps throughout the whole experience. 

7. Code 8 (2019)

Director: Jeff Chan

Writers: Chris Pare, Jeff Chan

Cast: Kari Matchett, Robbie Amell, Jai Jai Jones, Shaun Benson, Penny Eizenga, Lawrence Bayne

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

A Super-powered man gets indulged in some criminal activities. The person is good from heart, but he must pay bills for his ill mother. However, the crimes he commits come with a price.

Now militia-raised police are hunting him, and he’s on the run. Also, Code 8 has shown a modernized approach in terms of graphic and visual effects. So, do watch it as it’s that good. 

8. Cargo (2017)

Cargo - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Writers: Yolanda Ramke

Cast: Martin Freeman, Simone Landers, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Bruce R. Carter, Kris McQuade

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

After a surge of deadly viruses in rural Australia, a father gets stuck in difficult circumstances with his infant daughter.

As he is infected too, the time is running out for him. Before he completely gets changed into a zombie, he’s trying to find a way out for his daughter. As he desperately searches for a new home, he meets new people along the journey. 

9. Amar (2017)

Amar - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Esteban Crespo

Writers: Esteban Crespo, Mario Fernandez Alonso.

Cast: Maria Pedraza, Pol Monen, Jorge Silvestre, Natalia Tena, Greta Fernandez, Maria Caballero

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Amar is among the list of best short movies on Netflix. For romance enthusiasts, this is a great movie to explore. Laura and Carlos, who are experiencing their first love, have to face the difficulties of life.

Although everything was going great between them, they had to get apart after a year of romance and love. From start to end, the film is full of vivid colors. 

10. Polaroid (2019)


Director: Lars Klevberg

Writers: Blair Butler, Lars Klevberg

Cast: Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Kathryn Prescott, Samantha Logan, Davi Santos, Priscilla Quintana

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Polaroid film is truly frightening, and you will literally feel goosebumps while watching it. In the movie, a high school student finds a polaroid camera. Although it was fun initially, she came to know more about it. The polaroid camera holds many dark secrets in it, and there’s more to the story. Moreover, the background music also develops a suspenseful environment while watching the polaroid film. 

11. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe

Writers: Michael Rianada, Jeff Rowe, Peter Szilagyi

Cast: Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Rianda, Danny McBride, Olivia Colman, Eric Andre

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

The Mitchells vs. the machines is an animation film filled with adventure and comedy. The family is quirky; however, they went on a road trip. On their way, they come to know they are the last hope to save humanity.

As the machine apocalypse begins, they defeat them in the most enjoyable possible way ever. The animations are great, and the plot is remarkably excellent. 

12. Ghost Stories (2020)

Ghost Stories

Director: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar

Writers: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Niranjan Iyengar

Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Surekha Sikri, Amruta Subhash, Vijay Varma, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sagar Arya

IMDb Rating: 4.3/10

The same production team directs the Ghost Stories as Lust Stories. However, the plot is thriller-based, and you will be terrified while watching the show. It is among some good scary movies and shows out there.

There are four short segments of the film with thrilling moments after every few seconds. We will highly suggest you watch this film, as it’s one of the best short movies on Netflix. 

13. Ajeeb Daastaans (2021)

Ajeeb Daastaans - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani, Shashank Khaitan

Writers: Neeraj Ghaywan, Shashank Khaitan, Uzma Khan

Cast: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Armaan Ralhan, Konkona Sen, Shefali Shah, Abhishek Banerjee

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Suffering from broken relations, multiple families are connected with each other. A government official who’s in love with someone married to another woman. Meanwhile, her wife gets interested in one of his colleagues, and things ignite between them.

Another girl who can’t speak who’s trying to survive. However, the whole story is connected with other characters that will prevail as the story proceeds. 

14. Flavors of Youth (2018)

Flavors of Youth

Director: Haoling Li, Yoshitaka Takeuch, Xiaoxing Yi

Writers: Tyler Rhoads

Cast: Dorothy Elias-Fahn, George Ackles, Taito Ban, Crispin Freeman, Matt Fowler

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

This enticing movie is based on the lives of three different characters. All the characters live in different states of China. Each story portrays the aspects of youth. At the same time, each life has a certain lesson in it.

Not only this film provides amazing entertainment, but also you will understand the lesson that the writer wants to deliver about this life. Flavors of youth is among the best short movies on Netflix.

15. Andhadhun (2018)

Andhadhun - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Sriram Raghavan

Writers: Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Tabu, Radhika Apte, Anil Dhawan, Manav Vij, Chhaya Kadam, Ashwini Kalsekar

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

The main character of the film is Akash, who is visually impaired in the eyes of the world. However, he can see and understand clearly. Things started to change in his life when he witnessed the death of a former film actor.

Akash wants to report it to the place, but he has to figure out something as he’s visually impaired. Moreover, the movie is equipped with some hilarious scenes.

16. Lust Stories (2018)

Lust Stories

Director: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar

Writers: Radhika Apte, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Radhika Apte, Bhumi Penekar, Kiara Advani, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Kapoor, Neil Bhoopalam, Neha Dhupia

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

In India, speaking about sex is not very common. The film Lust Stories portray the true concept of sex in Indian culture. Four different stories show what women have to face in their surroundings.

The film revolves around the stained marriages and the hiccup culture that sabotages a woman’s identity. The film is brilliantly crafted, and without any doubt, it is among the best short movies on Netflix. 

17. Anima (2019)

Anima - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writers: N/A

Cast: Thom Yorke, Frida Dam Seidel, Dajana Roncione, Jean Michael Sinisterra Munoz, Joseba Yerro Izaguirre

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Thom Yorke needs no introduction, and if you are a follower of his work, you will definitely like this short movie. The 15 minutes film is a short musical. You will find out the struggle of Anima to cope with her work.

From participating in wild parties to spilling on the street. Life doesn’t offer you roses; however, Anima is not ready to face such hardships. 

18. Heroin(e) (2017)


Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Writers: N/A

Cast: Patricia Keller, Jan Radar, Necia Freeman, Najah Menapace 

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

The Heroin(e) film is about the Opioid crisis in West Virginia. The riveting and sensational crisis shook the world. The main characters of the film are three women.

Meanwhile, one of them is a fire chief, a judge, and a missionary. Three of them work hard to stop this crisis once in a lifetime. However, they had to face many issues until the truth prevailed. 

19. See You Yesterday (2019)

See You Yesterday - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Stefon Bristol

Writers: Stefon Bristol, Fredrica Bailey

Cast: Dante Crichlow, Eden Duncan-Smith, Astro, Marsha Stephan

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

The film is about the two prodigies of Brooklyn. In the movie, one of their brothers got killed by a wrongful police officer. They start making a backpack that could assist them in time travel.

Although they go into the past to save their brother, doing that is not easy as it will complicate a lot of stuff in the future. 

20. Long Shot (2017)

Long Shot

Director: Jacob LaMendola

Writers: Dan Sterling, Elizabeth Hannah

Cast: Juan Catalan, Tasha Boggs, Melissa Catalan, Miguel Catalan

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

It is a true story. The documentary is about a person framed for a murder he didn’t commit. But, to prove his innocence, he only had to show he was among the 56,000 people during a football match.

The victim’s attorney went on a wild chase to find the footage from a Television show as that’s the only thing that can prove his innocence. 

21. End Game (2018)

End Game - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

Writers: N/A

Cast: Trever Bivona

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

The End game film is truly a masterpiece and is one of the best short movies on Netflix. End game is about patients who are suffering in terminal stages of diseases.

The medical doctor portrays how to think about the concept of life and death. The heart melts when you see how difficult things people had to face in their lives while battling with the diseases. 

22. Home (2015)


Director: Tim Johnson

Writers: Matt Ember, Tom J.Astle, Adam Rex

Cast: Jim Parsons. Steve Martin, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Home is an engaging short movie full of comedy, fun score, and layered message. A misfit alien tired of his race leaves their planet and goes to earth. Meanwhile, on his journey, he befriends a girl.

The alien joins the girl in her journey of finding her mother. Besides, you can also watch this movie with your toddler, and we assure you will not get bored. 

23. Zion (2018)

Zion - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Floyd Russ

Writers: N/A

Cast: Zion Clark, Darese Spark, Kimberly Clark, Gilbert Donahue, Kyle Murphy, Kenneth Schafer

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Zion is a true story that is documented about the life of Zion Clark. He is born without legs; however, he doesn’t get demotivated. Instead of that, he starts his journey at high school and finally finds solace in wrestling.

He joins the team and starts wrestling against the non-disabled people. Zion is a highly motivational story that teaches you never to give up on your dreams. 

24. John Was Trying to Contact Aliens (2020)

John was Trying to Contact Aliens

Director: Mathew Killip

Writers: N/A

Cast: John Litrenta, John Shepherd

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

As you can guess from the name, it is mainly the movie’s main plot. Whiz John Shepherd spends the 30 years of his life in a quest to contact the alien.

He uses the technology to send signals in space. Will he succeed in contacting the aliens? You can only find it by watching the movie.

25. Little Big Women (2020)

Little Big Women - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu

Writers: Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu, Maya Huang

Cast: Ying-Hsuan Hsieh, Ke-Fang Sun, Vivian Hsu, Shu-Fang Chen

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

With their father’s passing, a family grappled with little memory they had of their father. As he was absent during the ups and downs in life, there’s a little memory of him.

However, after his death, the family doesn’t know whether they loved him or not. The family passes through this difficult time understanding what the old man meant for them. 

26. Stand by Me Doraemon 2 (2020)

Stand by Me Doraemon 2

Director: Takashi Yamazaki, Ryuichi Yagi

Writers: Fujio F.Fujiko, Takashi Yamazaki, Marlan Moore

Cast: Brian Beacock, Bakarhythm, Johnny Yong

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

Doremon is one of the favorite shows among kids. In the film, Nobita, with the help of Doremon, goes to the future. His sole purpose was to show his grandma his wife.

However, when he went there, he came to know that the Nobita of the future had fled his wedding. This thought troubles him whether he will be a good husband to Shizuoka or not! 

27. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Peter Ramsey

Writers: William Joyce, David Lindsay-Abaire

Cast: Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Khamani Griffin

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Jack Frost, a protagonist in the film, is capable of different abilities, just like the other guardians. But, before getting his superpowers, he was a simple person.

When an evil spirit named pitch came back to earth to capture the planet, the Guardians battled against it. The overall story is really exciting, and the film is among the list of short movies on Netflix.  

28. The Trader (2020)

The Trader

Director: Rahul Srivasta

Writers: Sidharth Dhanda

Cast: Mayank Kulshreshtha

IMDb Rating: N/A

The trader is a short documentary about a traveling trader. The film is one of our favorite picks in the short movies on Netflix. In the rural area of Georgia, the traveler lives his life by selling goods throughout the day.

Instead of taking money, he often asks for potatoes as they are the most harvested crop in his surroundings. The Trader film also won the Best short documentary award. 

29. Sillu Karupatti (2019)

Sillu Karupatti - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Halitha Shameem

Writers: Halitha Shameem

Cast: Leela Samson, Samuthirakani, Sara Arjun, Sunaina, Nivedhitaa, Rahul, Deepa Shankar, Manikandan

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

The Sillu Karupatti is about the love stories of four lovers where each story refers to a different timeline and the person of vibrant ages. Although they lived with each other, they all suffered from difficulties in life.

However, the only thing that holds the bond among themselves is love. From simple crushes to a lover for eternity, the Sillu Karupatti is magnificent. 

30. MFKZ (2017)


Director: Guillaume Renard, Shojiro Nishimi

Writers: Balijeet Rai, Amanda Celine Miller, Guillaume Renard

Cast: Gringe, Reddouanne, Feodor Atkine, Emmanuel, Gilbert Levy, Kelly Marot, Julien Kramer, Orelsan

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

The MFKZ anime is quite different from traditional movies and series. The MFKZ means motherfuckers, and is eventually about a person. When he suffers from an uneventful accident, he gains supernatural abilities.

In the Dark meat city, he’s been tailed by members of a secret cult who are trying to hunt him. But, to know more, you have to watch the entire film. 

31. Extremis (2016)

Extremis - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Dan Krauss

Writers: N/A

Cast: Jessica Zitter

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

The Extremis film is based upon true events. The short documentary is about the lives of people suffering from terminal illnesses.

As there are very low chances of their survival rate, the doctor aids the families in making the final decision for their loved ones. The picture portrays how hard life can be in real situations, especially when making decisions about someone’s life. 

32. Cosmos Laundromat (2015)

Cosmos Laundromat (2015)

Director: Mathieu Auvray

Writers: Esther Wouda

Cast: Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Pierre Bokma

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

The Cosmos Laundromat is a short animation film about a black sheep. The sheep is tired from his life and often thinks about committing suicide. However, one day he came across a salesman who offered him a gift.

However, he realized he got more than he desired after some time. This situation causes him discomfort and unhappiness, just like the old times. 

33. All in My Family (2019)

All in My Family - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Hao Wu

Writers: Hao Wu

Cast: N/A

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

All in my family” is an American short documentary. The film is about a heterosexual household where the Chinese son is gay, and he’s quite happy with his partner.

However, he wants to have kids with his gay partner via surrogates after some time. On the other hand, his parents have an orthodox mentality and practice the pure Chinese culture throughout their life. 

34. The Present (2020)

The Present

Director: Farah Nabulsi

Writers: Hind Shoufani

Cast: Maryam Kanj, Saleh Bakri, Ameer Khalwe, Mariam Basha, Malak, Leila, Ala Hanani

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The Present film is about the difficulties Palestine’s people had to face on a day-to-day basis. Yusuf and his younger daughter went to the West bank to purchase some gifts for his beloved wife.

The reason behind today is their anniversary. However, they had to pass through soldiers and checkpoints to get the gift. You can imagine how hard it would be to go shopping from this. 

35. Life Overtakes Me (2019)

Life Overtakes Me - 35 short movies on Netflix

Director: Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas

Writers: N/A

Cast: N/A

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

In recent years, it’s been reported that many children are suffering from a mysterious medical condition in Sweden. However, among the sufferers, the majority of kids were refugees.

In the early stages, they stop eating, and afterward, the kids don’t respond to anything. According to the research, it’s due to their trauma when they fled their countries. 


Though you can watch anything and everything on Netflix, including comedy, thriller, horror shows, Halloween movies, suspense, horror moviesclassic, alien movies, cartoon, action, romance, cooking shows, sci-fi, realitykid movies, emotional drama, Marvel shows, and documentaries – its time to enjoy the best short movies on Netflix.

The movies mentioned above are all treasures for people who consider their time money. Finding a good movie is quite hectic nowadays as each genre holds hundreds of films. The best approach is to do some research in advance in this regard. That’s why for your assistance, we came up with the best 35 short movies on Netflix

After viewing each film, we handpicked our favorites as so many factors vary in a good short movie. However, before you start watching, make sure to bring some popcorn with you.  

David Michaels


Coming from the field of software development and PC building, David Michaels knows the importance of protecting your online identity. He works tirelessly to assess VPN performance and does not hold back the criticism. He discusses streaming platform, technology, and internet privacy on weekdays while spending his weekend binge-watching Netflix and Traveling!

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