Netflix's 'LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS' shorts, ranked
Netflix makes a lot of crap, but I gotta hand it to them, LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS is a delightful surprise. Anthology series can pretty hit or miss but when you combine sci-fi animation, Deadpool director Tim Miller, David Fincher and a Scrooge McDuck vault of cash you’re more than likely to have a winner.
I recommend watching the entire series, but who would we be if we didn’t insist on tearing it apart and ranking its pieces?
Here, now, is our very official ranking order.
18.) "Alternate Histories" directed by Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres
Multiversity, an alternative history research simulation app, shows the viewer the death of Adolf Hitler in 6 different timelines on their welcome demo.
17.) "When The Yogurt Took Over" directed by Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres.
Yogurt developed by scientists becomes sentient and takes over the world.
16.) "Fish Night" directed by Damian Nenow.
Two salesmen get stuck in the desert, and discover that the desert is not what it seems at night.
15.) "Three Robots" directed by Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres.
After the destruction of humanity, three robots start to wander in a seemingly abandoned city.
14.) "The Dump" directed by Javier Recio Gracia.
A city inspector tries to convince Ugly Dave to move out of his house which is located in a dump. However, Dave and his pet are not intent on doing so.
13.) "Helping Hand" directed by Jon Yeo.
An astronaut faces a life or death situation.
12.) "Zima Blue" directed by Robert Valley.
A reclusive artist gives a final interview after 100 years.
11.) "Sucker of Souls" directed by Owen Sullivan.
Awakened by an archaeological excavation, a bloodthirsty demon fights a crew of mercenaries.
10.) "Blindspot" directed by Vitaliy Shushko.
A cyborg crew attempts to rob a convoy.
9.) "Ice Age" directed by Tim Miller.
A couple who just moved into the apartment finds a civilization inside an antique refrigerator.
8.) "Good Hunting" directed by Oliver Thomas.
In early 20th century China, a boy becomes friends with a shape-shifting huli jing after his father kills the huli jing's mother.
7.) "Secret War" directed by István Zorkóczy.
A platoon of Red Army soldiers hunt down the undead in the forests of Siberia.
6.) "Suits" directed by Franck Balson.
A small community of farmers pilot mech suits to defend their land from an invading swarm of insectoid aliens.
5.) "Shape-Shifters" directed by Gabriele Pennacchioli.
Two close friends in the Marines with supernatural powers have to fight one of their own in Afghanistan.
4.) "Beyond the Aquila Rift" directed by Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère.
Blue Goose's crew—Thom, Suzy, and Ray—are on a mission to reach beyond the Aquila Rift, but an error in the routing plot causes unexpected events to happen.
3.) "The Witness" directed by Alberto Mielgo.
A woman witnesses a murder in a building in front of the hotel where she is staying. Cat-and-mouse game begins when she comes eye to eye with the murderer.
2.) "Lucky 13" directed by Jerome Chen.
A pilot recalls her missions aboard the dropship Lucky 13.
1.) "Sonnie's Edge" directed by Dave Wilson.
A woman named Sonnie remotely controls a genetically-engineered monster in underground gladiatorial battles.