My trips to the cinema: The shorts

List by Maxtaro Last updated November 26, 2017

All the shorts attached to feature films and short film compilations I've seen, just because even the little things deserve some credit. Theme park attractions and other solo screenings don't count here.


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The ChubbChubbs! (2002)

Animation Comedy Science Fiction

A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.

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Vote count 22 Vote avg 66 Release date 2002-07-03

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Gone Nutty (2002)

Animation Comedy

Scrat tries to finish his rather large collection of acorns when things start going nutty.

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Vote count 33 Vote avg 67 Release date 2002-10-21

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Knick Knack (1989)

Animation Family

Life on a shelf as a snowman trapped in a snow-globe blizzard can become wearing, especially when you're surrounded by knickknacks from sunnier locales. When the jaded snowman finally breaks free of his glass house, his vacation plans are cut short.

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Vote count 118 Vote avg 70 Release date 1989-01-01

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The Whizzard of Ow (2003)

Animation Comedy

Wile E. Coyote is chasing the Road Runner (still) and comes across the Acme Book of Magic. With the power to levitate heavy boulders, fly on broomsticks, and transfigure anything to suit his need, it seems like Wile E. finally has a chance at getting his breakfast... but then again, this is Wile E. Coyote we're talking about.

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Vote count 3 Vote avg 67 Release date 2003-11-01

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Boundin' (2003)

Animation Family

On a high mountain plain lives a lamb with wool of such remarkable sheen that he breaks into high-steppin' dance. But there comes a day when he loses his lustrous coat and, along with it, his pride. It takes a wise jackalope - a horn-adorned rabbit - to teach the moping lamb that wooly or not, it's what's inside that'll help him rebound from life's troubles.

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Vote count 113 Vote avg 70 Release date 2003-11-04

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The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

Animation Comedy Family

During the holiday season, when the animals of the Central Park Zoo are preparing for Christmas, Private, the youngest of the penguins notices that the Polar Bear is all alone. Assured that nobody should have to spend Christmas alone, Private goes into the city for some last-minute Christmas shopping. Along the way, he gets stuffed into a stocking

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Vote count 47 Vote avg 64 Release date 2005-09-23

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The Adventures of André and Wally B. (1984)

Animation

There's nothing like a restful nap in a pleasant wooded valley. But when André awakens and is greeted by a pesky yellow-and-black striped insect with a nasty stinger, he ends up taking a quick (and painful) hike.

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Vote count 53 Vote avg 53 Release date 1984-12-17

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Luxo Jr. (1986)

Animation Family

A baby lamp finds a ball to play with and it's all fun and games until the ball bursts. Just when the elder Luxo thinks his kid will settle down for a bit, Luxo Jr. finds a ball ten times bigger.

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Vote count 123 Vote avg 71 Release date 1986-08-17

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Red's Dream (1987)

Animation

Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben's Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all too soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall, as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.

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Vote count 69 Vote avg 64 Release date 1987-08-17

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Tin Toy (1988)

Animation Family

Babies are hardly monster-like, unless you're a toy. After escaping a drooling baby, Tinny realizes that he wants to be played with after all. But in the amount of time it takes him to discover this, the baby's attention moves on to other things only an infant could find interesting.

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Vote count 82 Vote avg 62 Release date 1988-08-01

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Geri's Game (1997)

Animation Family
Sometimes you don't need more than one person to not feel alone

An aging codger named Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself. Somehow, he begins losing to his livelier opponent. But just when the game's nearly over, Geri manages to turn the tables.

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Vote count 259 Vote avg 78 Release date 1997-11-24

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For the Birds (2000)

Animation Comedy Family

One by one, a flock of small birds perches on a telephone wire. Sitting close together has problems enough, and then comes along a large dopey bird that tries to join them. The birds of a feather can't help but make fun of him - and their clique mentality proves embarrassing in the end.

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Vote count 331 Vote avg 76 Release date 2000-11-01

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Mike's New Car (2002)

Animation Family

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has it's benefits - in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.

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Vote count 155 Vote avg 68 Release date 2002-05-24

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Jack-Jack Attack (2004)

Adventure Animation Family

Kari the babysitter thinks she's in for a night of routine babysitting. She's prepared to provide neurological stimulation with some soothing musical accompaniment for little Jack-Jack, the smallest member of the incredible Parr family. Little does she know that Jack-Jack will teach her a thing or two about babies with "special needs."

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Vote count 177 Vote avg 74 Release date 2004-12-31

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One Man Band (2005)

Animation Family
Vibrant and Whimsical!

With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing street performers who'd prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars. The little girl, Tippy, is caught in the middle as a musical duel ensues between the one-man-bands.

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Vote count 101 Vote avg 72 Release date 2005-06-21

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Boat Builders (1938)

Animation

Mickey buys a boat kit, and enlists Goofy and Donald to help assemble it. The plans say, "so simple a child could do it", so of course, they have their share of troubles. But before long, they're ready to launch the Queen Minnie, with appropriate fanfare, at which time, all the collapsible parts collapse.

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Vote count 10 Vote avg 71 Release date 1938-02-25

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Presto (2008)

Animation Family
An Amazing Five Minutes Of Animated Fun

Dignity. Poise. Mystery. We expect nothing less from the great turn-of-the-century magician, Presto. But when Presto neglects to feed his rabbit one too many times, the magician finds he isn't the only one with a few tricks up his sleeve!

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Vote count 337 Vote avg 80 Release date 2008-06-18

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Tokyo Mater (2008)

Animation Comedy

A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, 'Dragon' Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters.

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Vote count 26 Vote avg 61 Release date 2008-12-12

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Partly Cloudy (2009)

Adventure Animation Comedy
Charming and cute and clever

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring them to life. Gus, a lonely and insecure grey cloud, is a master at creating "dangerous" babies. Crocodiles, porcupines, rams and more - Gus's beloved creations are works of art, but more than a handful for his loyal delivery stork partner, Peck. As Gus's creations become more and more rambunctious, Peck's job gets harder and harder. How will Peck manage to handle both his hazardous cargo and his friend's fiery temperament?

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Vote count 284 Vote avg 79 Release date 2009-05-28

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Day & Night (2010)

Animation Adventure Comedy

When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.

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Vote count 235 Vote avg 76 Release date 2010-06-17

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She Farted and Created the World (2009)

Animation

She Farted And Created The World is an animation about a dog who farts and creates a world... and follow a sort-of evolution cycle within it.

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Vote count 1 Vote avg 70 Release date 2009-02-24

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Bus Baby (2009)

Drama
Bus Baby talks sense

When a teenager gets on a bus her baby starts to speak to her. Is this her paranoia or the inner thoughts of others?

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 70 Release date 2009-10-01

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Fur of Flying (2010)

Animation Family Comedy

Wile E. Coyote fashions himself a homemade helicopter helmet, utilizing an assortment of mail order products. Soaring through the sky and over the cliffs, it's a surefire way to catch the Road Runner... assuming he can avoid military testing grounds.

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Vote count 6 Vote avg 64 Release date 2010-09-24

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The Boot Sale (2010)

Romance Comedy Drama

A man pitches up at a car boot sale. But refuses to sell a thing.

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 90 Release date 2010-08-06

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Blind Luck (2010)

Comedy

Matthew is working his late shift at the newsagents, as always a blind man comes in to try his luck on a scratch card...

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Vote count 1 Vote avg 90 Release date 2010-08-02

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Cubby's Goldfish (2011)

Family Adventure Animation

Captain Hook steals Cubby's pet goldfish, Gilly. Screened as a 4-minute short film in front of international prints of Winnie the Pooh (2011).

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Vote count 0 Vote avg 0 Release date 2011-04-15

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The Ballad of Nessie (2011)

Animation

A legendary and friendly creature named Nessie lives happily in a small pond with her friend MacQuack, a rubber duck. When a rich developer takes the pond and land surrounding it to build a miniature golf course, Nessie is forced to search for a new home.

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Vote count 16 Vote avg 71 Release date 2011-04-13

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Hawaiian Vacation (2011)

Adventure Animation Comedy

The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

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Vote count 125 Vote avg 69 Release date 2011-06-24

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Small Fry (2011)

Animation Adventure Comedy

A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

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Vote count 104 Vote avg 68 Release date 2011-11-23

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Tangled Ever After (2012)

Animation Comedy Action

The kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?

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Vote count 314 Vote avg 71 Release date 2012-01-13

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Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare (2012)

Animation Comedy

Maggie Simpson returns to the Ayn Rand School for Tots. There, Maggie's future prospects are deemed to be minimal, so she is left in one of the daycare's less enjoyable rooms, with just a butterfly for company.

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Vote count 81 Vote avg 69 Release date 2012-07-12

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La luna (2011)

Animation Comedy Family
A young boy discovers his family's most unusual line of work.

A young boy comes of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

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Vote count 224 Vote avg 80 Release date 2011-01-01

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Super Fast Samosa (2012)

Fantasy Animation

Break out the mango chutney, because everyone wants a piece of him! The gingerbread man story re-imagined with a bollywood twist.

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Vote count 1 Vote avg 80 Release date 2012-08-20

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PJ, Tiny Planet Explorer (2012)

A boy's journey through the universe to find a wondrous new planet to explore.

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Vote count 0 Vote avg 0 Release date 2012-06-20

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Paperman (2012)

Animation Family Romance
Delicate, charming and sweet.

An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

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Vote count 769 Vote avg 80 Release date 2012-11-02

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Partysaurus Rex (2012)

Animation Comedy Family
An Electro Sudsy Good Time!

When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

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Vote count 68 Vote avg 75 Release date 2012-09-14

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The Blue Umbrella (2013)

Animation Romance

It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters.

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Vote count 164 Vote avg 78 Release date 2013-02-12

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Little Larry (2012)

Romance

In Larry's life every day is the same. Lonely. He is a mid-twenties, professional, single man who still feels like a child inside. Something is missing.

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 90 Release date 2012-08-17

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A Brush with a Bee (2012)

Comedy Animation

In a small English Town square a struggling painter does battle with a bee to protect his final masterpiece from the insect's tiny hands.

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Vote count 0 Vote avg 0 Release date 2012-07-05

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The Plotters (2012)

Comedy

One dark, wet November night in 1605, a group of men planned the most audacious act of terrorism England had ever known. The Gunpowder Plot failed, but why? Based on historical evidence we've made up, behold the controversial truth of what really happened.

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 90 Release date 2012-08-20

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Niche in the Market (2012)

Documentary

Meet Ben, Arif and Sadiq - the infectiously optimistic traders running the smallest shops in town.

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 80 Release date 2012-10-27

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Fallen Art (2004)

Animation Comedy

Fallen Art presents the story of General A, a self-proclaimed artist. His art, however, consists of a deranged method of stop motion photography, where the individual frames of the movie are created by photographs made by Dr. Johann Friedrich, depicting the bodies of dead soldiers, pushed down by Sergeant Al from a giant springboard onto a slab of concrete.

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Vote count 26 Vote avg 76 Release date 2004-01-01

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Invocation (2013)

Animation Fantasy Horror

A short film by Robert Morgan

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Vote count 9 Vote avg 61 Release date 2013-05-06

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Tram (2012)

Animation

As every morning, men get on the tram to go to work. But on that day, to the rhythm of the tickets inserted in the ticket-stamping machine, the vehicle gets erotic and the conductress’ desire turns the reality into a surrealistic and phallic fantasy.

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Vote count 3 Vote avg 73 Release date 2012-05-23

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Jetpack Jack (2013)

Drama

We all need a super hero sometimes... The bittersweet tale of how well a child can hide their troubles, when all they need is a hero.

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 70 Release date 2013-08-30

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Get a Horse! (2013)

Animation Family

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

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Vote count 67 Vote avg 75 Release date 2013-11-27

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Homey (2012)

Drama Adventure

'Homey' is about a game of British Bulldog being played at an inner-city primary school. It follows 8-year-old Bertie as he aims to achieve the epic and extraordinary feat of... making it from one side of the playground to the other. In between lies a battlefield - a bank of children, intent on stopping him. Can he hold his nerve and make it?

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 90 Release date 2012-11-06

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Party Central (2014)

Comedy Animation
The party must go on

Mike and Sulley are back at Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come up with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.

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Vote count 22 Vote avg 61 Release date 2014-03-21

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Brando-ing (2013)

Comedy

Banter between two friends stuck on a roof...

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Vote count 1 Vote avg 80 Release date 2013-08-30

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The Man Who Couldn't Stop Putting Things in Bins (2013)

Comedy

This satirical take on the shock-doc genre, examines some 'mental' mental conditions. Establishing a new type of genre, this 'odd doc' (and deadpan comedy) charts the struggles of a young couple dealing with a rare problem that threatens their relationship. Charlie, can't stop binning everything in sight - it might not be so bad if it stuff needing throwing out; unfortunately: remote controls, phones, unpaid bills, pets...The list grows longer and his partners patience shorter. Charlie and Jess then begin various strategies to help them cope. But will it be enough...

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Vote count 2 Vote avg 100 Release date 2013-08-30

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