Youtube Movies 2016: 10 Awesome Short Films to Watch

By   June 10, 2017

This is a list of short films that were released in the year 2016 and are available on YouTube; the best part is that these films are free and absolutely legal to watch; so you need not to worry. The list contains short films of several genres from informational to science fiction, so it isn’t going to be boring.

10 Awesome Short Films to Watch on Youtube 2016

The list is not going to be a “Best” or comparative one; all the movies that have been selected for the list, are simply worthy to watch, nothing else.

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A Social Life

It is a really impactful shot movie which displays that how people are compromising their real social life for their virtual social life.

Genre: Drama

Personal rating: 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Plot: A young women shares every penny of her day on social media; she wants to make believe others that her life is accomplished with happiness. However, the reality is contradictory, which she realizes later.

Code 8

It is a sci-fi film where a few people have got supernatural powers but they live a usual life. Code 8 has been cinematographed really well; it seems that the production has spent the bucks. Also, the movie is going to be made in a feature film version later.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Personal Rating: 4.9 Stars (4.9 / 5)

Plot: There has been a conflict between the police and people with supernatural powers. On a day, two such buddies with powers have a minor dispute with an employer. While they are coming back home; they have violence with the police which results in death of one of the friends.

Joe’s Violin

The film has been praised all around; it has won several awards and it was nominated for 2017 academy awards.

Genre: Drama, Biography

Personal rating: 4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)

Plot: Joe, an old man donates his violin which he had with him from his young age. The violin is received by a 12 year old school girl; this event changes the life of both. The film also shows Joe’s survival story from war zone.

Films About Technology

The film displays about funny undesirable effects of technology in 5 short events.

Genre: Comedy

Personal rating: 4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Plot: In the first event, a few friends prefer to shoot pictures of their Sunday breakfast than to eat it. In the second event, a boy is surfing porn on his phone; however he does not know that his phone is connected to his sister’s audio system of car. The sound of porn creates disturbing situation for his sister and her friend in the car.

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

This film is an actual footage where Syrian photographer Issa Touma records the civil war from his apartment at Aleppo city in Syria. He remains in his apartment for 9 day where he goes short of resources.

Genre: War, Drama

Personal rating: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

How To Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps

This is the most interesting short film in the list; it displays tips on losing weight but in a creative manner. The beginning of the movie is like an informational weight loss video, but later it tells a transformation story of an individual in a comical way.

Genre: Informational, Drama

Personal rating: 4.9 Stars (4.9 / 5)

Planet Unknown

It is an interesting and very creative sci-fi film; it begins at the end of 21st century where earth has gone short of resources, so space travellers are sent to discover a planet which is habitable.

Genre: Sci-fi

Personal rating: 4.9 Stars (4.9 / 5)

Plot: Two space traveller robots are experimenting with the soil of a planet in aspiration of life. While experimenting, a shower of Bolide happens. Both the robots manage to survive from the strike and at the end they find a clue of life on the planet.


A mind-boggling thriller film which has an unexpected climax.

Genre: Thriller

Personal rating: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Plot: Andrew, a struggling writer has lost all hopes for his writing career until his phone is stolen. The phone thief begins to harass him; instead of reporting to the police, Andrew decides to write a novel on it. However, he found himself in the trap of the stalker at the end.

~ Horror Special ~

I think without a few horror films this list would be incomplete. So below are the two horror short films for you.

In the first film a girl is living in her boyfriend’s house while he was away. She is wholly alone there but she is not really.

Don’t Look Away

Personal rating: 2.7 Stars (2.7 / 5)


The film is based on a fascinating concept of Parasomnia (unusual behavior of the nervous system during sleep) with added horror to it.

Personal rating: 2.4 Stars (2.4 / 5)

Plot: Rachel, a medical student who has been researching about Parasomnia for a while shoots a video of her on the subject. While shooting, she starts chatting on phone and sleeps. But when she wakes up, she is being terrified by an evil. Then Rachel checks whether it is a dream or not.

So, those were some short films from 2016 and I hope that you found them worthy to watch. Please let all know about your favorite film from the list by commenting below.

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