A selection of the best short drama. The best short dramatic movies have a few key elements in common: great storytelling, original concepts, and well executed film making. They engage the audience because we believe in
the characters and the worlds they create.
Short dramas take many forms ranging from crime and legal, historical, horror and comedy cross overs, docudrama to romantic and teen. The common theme across all types is that great dramatic movies requires great acting.
With that in mind, our short film judging panel have selected the films below. Discover.film receives over 5,000 short movies, dramas and documentaries each year. They select the best of these and make them available on our viewing platform for mobile, TV and web. This means that you can watch the best short entertainment when you want to watch it and how you want to. Watch the best short dramas online or watch on the go with our mobile apps.
In the middle of a Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through and six-year-old Caroline is left in charge of her two younger siblings.
British poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in
A new-to-the-job counselor is working at a suicide hotline in has to take his first call. A teenager is on the other end of the
The story follows two best friends in the Australian outback playing the Boyfriend Game, where they each invent their ideal imaginary partners. Unfortunately, one of
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. A multi-award winning Irish short film that questions the presumption of motherly love.
A comedy about friendship and routines entirely set in a police patrol car. We see the day to day lives of two new partners Gary
Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma's life in her hands.
Reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, this stunning film is beautifully shot and set in an almost deserted road side food truck in
A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. Starring Richard Kind (Red Oaks, Mad About You, Toy Story 3).
Fuelled by coke, a desperate couple attempts to capitalise on an unlikely opportunity.
After losing the last two digits of a girl's number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.
BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominated story of two brothers struggling with the care of their elderly mother.
Bobby and his elderly cancer patient Geraldine have formed a deeply honest and beautiful connection. But are Bobby and Geraldine simply just friends or is
While driving to the reading of her father’s will, Catherine is forced to deal with a more pressing event. Two strangers are thrown together but
Trapped on a mountain in a terrible snowstorm in the dead of night, one of the climbers reports his tentmate missing. Now they have to
A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron
On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.
Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating.
A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.
The dark-comedy adventure of a young dog walker after she discovers one of her clients has died.
Four adventurous kids. One deadly snake. Ten quick minutes. Snake Bite.
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the
Inspired by a real-life incident, Connection is a film about two men (Jude Law and Nicolai Khalezin) whose paths collide in an airport. Hailing from
Starring Alan Rickman and Jodie Whittaker, 'Dust' is an alternative (and dark) interpretation of a children's fable. A man follows a young girl and
A young couple (Keira Knightley & Tom Mison) begin to receive daily visits from their downstairs neighbor, Steve (Colin Firth). Steve draws attention to various
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every
The short film, Ellis, stars Robert De Niro and was written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth. It is directed by the artist JR.
A couple on the brink of a breakup has an intimate conversation in a restaurant, unaware that their every word is being closely monitored. However,
A short film which presents the monologue of a single actor. Through his reminiscences the audience gets an insight into a dark, confused and embittered
Actresses is a short film without a strong central narrative, clean series of events or big finish. Instead the film is a finely acted character
A young couple are spending the day in bed. He asks her to marry him. She keeps saying no...
Every couple has two stories: the one they tell their children... and the real one.
She can’t believe it when he arrives at the restaurant looking squalid, shabby and unwilling to explain himself. The truth sounds way too absurd so
During a luxurious banquet, complete with servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
A short film that tells the story of pirates in Somalia from the perspective of a struggling, young Somali fisherman.
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and
The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend
Surviving the night begins to outweigh saving the family farm, after four desperate men who robbed a bank, have a chance encounter with a dying
After three months submerged underwater, the men on a submarine have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself
Jerrycan is a short film about Nathan, a kid who risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision.
Adrien Brodey stars as Danny a 40-year-old man who is unwilling or unable to grow up.
The victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life. What would be the answers that you