Short Films & Documentaries

This is a list of short films and documentaries (plus a few miscellaneous items, like video games) that feature librarians. I have collected these titles from various sources (books, web sites, articles). As I have narrowed my focus to English-language feature films, I cannot state for certain that every title on this list actually includes a librarian.


#sABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU – V – W – X – YZ


#s

180 (2005) — Short

1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets (2010)

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A

After Twilight (2005) — Short

Am I Normal? A Film About Male Puberty (1979) — Documentary short

Articulate! (2009) — Animated short

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B

Bookcruncher (2002) — Short

Bound for Headlines (2003) — Short

Les Bûchers qu’on ignore (France, 2000) — Short

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C

The Case of the Deadly Flamingo, or How to Do Company Research (1986) — Short (instructional)

The Connivers (1994) — Short

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D

Dancer (2003) — Short

Dark Seed (1992) — Video game

Despair (2010) — Short

Discworld (1995) — Video game

Down with America (1997) — Short

Down With America 3: Moldy Kitten (1999) — Short

Drop Till You Shop: Library Rats (2008) — Short

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E

Even Kids Started Small (Israel, 2006) — Short

An Evening with Ben Patterson (2010) — Documentary short

EverQuest II (2004) — Video game

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F

The Film That Was Lost (1942) — Short (historical)

Fishtales (1998) — Short

Fractions of Hell (2010) — Short

French Lovers (1985) — Short (France)

A Friend of Dorothy’s (1994) — Short

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G

Garfield Gets a Life (TV, 1991) — Animated short

Ghost Hunter (2003) — Video game

La Gioconda está triste (Spain, 1977) — Short

The Goosehill Gang and the Gold Rush Treasure Map (1980) — Short

The Great Library Misery (1938) — Short

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H

Herb & Dorothy (2008) — Documentary

The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film (2007) — Documentary

The Human Press (2003) — Short

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I

I Am… (2005) — Short

In Dreams (2009) — Short

Into the Darkness (2006) — Short

Iowa Is Closed Today (2010) — Short

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J

Junior High School (1978) — Short


K

Kadís (2010) — Short

King’s Quest II: Romancing the Stones (2002) — Video game

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L

Larry the Loud Librarian (2009) — Short

The Librarian Dialogues (2005) — Short

The Librarian from the Black Lagoon (2007) — Animated short

Library Staff Notice (2005) — Short

Liburied (2010) — Spoof movie trailer

Lorraine (2010)

Love Naturally (2010) — Short

Lucy’s Piano (2006) — Short

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M

Madchen’s Uniform (2004) — Short

Mandy’s Grandmother (1978) — Short

Manopus (2011) — Short

Marcus’ Story (2004) — Short

The Martin Administration (aka Regjeringen Martin, Norway, 2002) — Short

The Matrix: Path of Neo (2005) — Video game

Mendez v. Westminster: Families for Equality (2010) — Short

The Missing (2003) — Short

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (1991) — Video game

My Name Is Yu Ming (aka Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom, Ireland/China, 2003) — Short

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N

Naked in the 21st Century (2004) — Documentary short

Night of Anubis (2005) — Short

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O

Off Key (2010) — Short

Office Hostages (2004) — Short

Once Beautiful Past (2008) — Short

One Lonely Lost Umbrella Seeks Companion (2005) — Short

Out of Print (2012) — Documentary

Out of the Blur (aka Fai wa siu suet, Hong Kong, 1996) — Short

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P

Perfect Day (2007) — Short

The Phantom Museum: Random Forays Into the Vaults of Sir Henry Wellcome’s Medical Collection (TV, 2003) — Short

Pink Butterfly (2005) — Short

Public Library Characters (2010) — Documentary short

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Q

La Quemadura (2010) — Documentary

The Quest for Freedom (TV, 1992) — Short

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R

Rare Books and Manuscripts (2005) — Short

A Really Important Person (1947) — Short

The Reckoning (2005) — Short

Regjeringen Martin (2002) — short, Norway

Reservation (2010) — Short

Ripper (1996) — Video game

Room Service (2007) — Short

Roshambo (2010) — Short

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S

Say It Again, Sam (2004) — Short

Scent (2010) — Short

Self Improvement (2006) — Short

Shepard & Dark (2012) — Documentary

The Silencer (1999) — Short

Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record (1987) — TV documentary

Somewhere in Between (2005) — Short

The Speaker: A Film about Freedom (1977) — ALA documentary/educational film

The Story of the Vatican (1941) — Documentary

Szerafina (Hungary, 2007) — Short

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T

Tales of a Golden State: The Mendez v. Westminster Story (2009) — Documentary short

Terezín Diary (1990) — Documentary

These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) — Documentary

Thief II: The Metal Age (2000) — Video game

Tim’s New Hope (2004) — Short

Tiny Furniture (2010) — Short video (Funny or Die video site)

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2003) — Short

Toute la mémoire du monde (1956) — Documentary short, France

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U

The Unquiet Library (1986) — Documentary

Unusual Occupations (1942) — Documentary short

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W

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004) — Video game

Why the Irish Dance That Way (2006) — Short

Wulf (2009) — Short

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Y

Yalp (2004) — Short

Yes, Virginia (TV, 2009) — Animated short

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Z

Zombiez!! (2007) — Short

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