FACT: People love lists, consistency and alliteration.

With that in mind, I bring you the very first edition of “Top 5 Friday”; a (hopefully) weekly list of dork topics, random thoughts and balderdash.

Today’s list spotlights YouTube short films, a topic I accidentally stumbled on while researching movie trailers for another article.  In the midst of my research, YouTube was kind enough to suggest an “**Award-Winning** Sci-Fi Short Film” that featured a vidcap of a tentacled, fang-wielding, ooze-covered creature; of course, I was instantly compelled to check it out (Oh YouTube, you know me so well).  I was so pleasantly surprised by the film that I began a week-long journey, in search of the “best” short films that YouTube has to offer.  So, without further ado, here are my top 5 YouTube short films

(Actually, I have a little more ado… First, I watched over 50 short films, but I have no doubt that I missed plenty of excellent additions.  Sorry.  Second, this is my list so it’s going to be heavy on action and sci-fi.  If that’s not your thing… sorry.  Otherwise, enjoy.)

#5 – Sol 87 – Directed by Justin Kruse

**Quick Comment- Simple but well-done.  Plus, I’m one of those nuts who is crazy enough to volunteer for a mission to Mars, so this sort of thing appeals to me.

#4 – The iMom – Directed by Ariel Martin

**Quick Comment- If you’ve read my Black Mirror article, you know I love techno-horror.  I could see this being expanded on and turned into a full episode.

#3 – Predator: Dark Ages – Directed by James Bushe

**Quick Comment- Wow, this really feels like the original Predator movie.  It’s obvious that the creators are big fans and had lots of passion for this project.

#2 – The Fisherman – Directed by Alejandro Suarez Lozano

**Quick Comment- This was the original short film that inspired this blog.  “No one messes with Wong!”

#1 – The Gunfighter – Directed by Eric Kissack

**Quick Comment- Hilarious!

Well, there you have it.  I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.  Feel free to comment, or recommend some of your favorite YouTube short films that I may have missed.

Until Next Time,

Rogue Hippo

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