Have you binge-watched your way through everything worth watching on Netflix? Is your roommate tired of your mooching off his account? Fear not, dear reader, I have your back. Except if your internet connection is down. If that’s the case then neither me nor anyone else on earth can save you. You could try playing with sticks or something. But seriously, Youtube is so much more than a place for makeup tips, lets plays and Buzzfeed. For filmmakers, Youtube has become the leading platforms to gain exposure for their work and to produce independent content for global audience. This is good news for anyone who enjoys watching short films. There is an endless supply of great content to suit any taste.

In case you find yourself in need of new things to sink hours of your life into, I have prepared a list of 10 great Youtube short films you should watch. So, in no particular order here’s our list:

1. More

An old, tired inventor struggles through life in a drab and passionless society. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger carefree days, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning.

2. ABE

This tense thriller about a robot looking for love in all the wrong places will give you the creeps.

3. Zero

A boy born to an oppressive classist society discovers that love, courage, and determination can overcome anything.

4. Cargo

A touching zombie film about a man who protects his daughter from the undead. Yeah, that’s right this is a heartwarming zombie apocalypse story.

5. The Blackwater Gospel

As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.

Awesome, stylish, and very well-made!

6. The One-Minute Time Machine

Ever failed to get the attention of a girl you were trying to talk to? What if you could try again? There may be unexpected consequences.

7. The Maker

A strange rabbit-creature races against time to bring his creation to life.

8. The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Dinosaurs

A wonderfully weird stop-motion short, made in five days on a twenty dollar budget.

9. Dirty Laundry

A 2012 short film based on Marvel’s The Punisher. Basically The Punisher before he was cool.

10. Validation

A parking attendant that doesn’t just validate parking, but people. A film about the satisfaction of making others happy.

Now go forth and consume at your leisure!

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Akhil was raised by movies, television, and the internet. A never-ending source of absolutely useless information. He would tell you more, but he was distracted by something shiny

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