RiffTrax Movie Requests

Visit our Knowledgebase to learn more about us!

We get thousands of Movie Suggestions to @RiffTrax, FB.com/RiffTrax, even to +RiffTrax This is the BEST place for them. SEARCH to see if you’re the first to suggest a film, and of course Vote for your favorites!

Tell us 3 good reasons your movie should be considered. Include photos and links and your suggestion MAY end up on RiffTrax.com or in movie theaters for RiffTrax LIVE!

PLEASE NOTE: Adding your suggestions here requires a separate account for ideas.rifftrax.com

"RiffTrax, please riff '_________________'"

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Paddle To The Sea

    28 minute short I had to watch in elementary school.
    A boy carves a canoe out of wood and sends it on it's greatly improbable way to the ocean.
    Along the way, the canoe meets people and has adventures.
    The canoe does.
    Yes.
    Really

    15 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "This Is Coffee" - An instructional short about how you're making coffee wrong.

      An alternate title for this short could be "Go to Hell French Press"

      At first, this 12 minute short celebrates the diverse styles of coffee and the many ways to enjoy it.

      But then it insists that there's only the one Coffee Brewing Institute approved method to make a cup of coffee using one of three types of coffee pots. Anything else doesn't count as coffee.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phFqsRd6Sxo

      23 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Catweazle

        I'm an American/Dutch dual citizen, living in Holland for ten years and the US west coast for fifty years before that.

        My Dutch husband called one of our kitties "Catweazle" this evening, and I asked him what on earth he was talking about. It turns out that "Catweazle" was a British-made children's show from the early '70s that he watched on TV as a small child.

        I watched Season 1, Episode 1 of "Catweazle" (oh, I never get tired of typing that name!) on YouTube, and it was fifteen minutes of riff-worthy delight.

        I had never heard of this show…

        10 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Raggedy Ann and Andy (1941)

          This Fleischer cartoon gives "Fun in Balloonland" a run for its money in the sheer insanity department. There's a character with a pair of scissors for a head, and Ann and Andy are SEWN TOGETHER at the end.

          6 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Private Snafu or A Few Quick Facts (1942-1946)

            Series of animated shorts used to educate WWII soldiers on many touchy, difficult subjects. PVT Snafu being voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc.

            One has to be wary to not pick the shorts with obvious racist depictions of the Japanese army/navy/etc.... One episode was written by Dr. Seus.

            https://web.archive.org/web/20161225201615/http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0034915/
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbGPQydXZs

            22 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DragonStrike

              It's a 30 minute video tape that came with a board game back in the 80s. It's really cheesy and perfect.

              9 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • School's Out

                what do kids do during the summer holidays? this film attempts to explain this, the answer an awful lot

                1. a gun fight in the middle of the street

                2. a child riding a dog into battle

                3. a police man escorts a young boy around a gym

                4. a demonstration of old live saving methods

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxa6Uxds3lY&t=953s

                15 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Depending On Weather

                  Adverse weather conditions are a hazard for the unprepared driver. Motoring writer and race driver, David Mckay, gives his check-list for reliable motoring with safety during extreme weather. (NFSA Films)

                  1. thrill as what is meant to be a joyful drive gets a man muddy

                  2. marvel at adverse weather

                  3. enjoy the process of changing a tire

                  8 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    1 comment  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Crystals 1958 Alan Holden - Bell Laboratories

                    I ran across this short on youtube. A teacher at Bell Laboratories talks about the Physics of Crystals and their Cleavage. It's perfect Riff material!

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YW0wjYdUPw

                    4 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      1 comment  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Operation: Deep Freeze

                      Or, a history of my dating life.

                      Just kidding, it's a short from the '50s about Antarctica! Starring some overly adorable penguins.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA-1F5NSjsU

                      9 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Manager On The Case (1989)

                        Made by Film Australia 1989. An outline of how rehabilitation programs are administered in Commonwealth Agencies with specific reference to the role of the case manager. (NFSA Films)

                        1. it has a young Russell Crowe, which should be reason enough

                        2. it has some funky late 80s tunes

                        3. learn about the bureaucracy of the public service

                        4. random teleportation

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcTFOYuiUcc&t=440s

                        12 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The House In the Middle

                          Really, this civil defense era video needs to be riffed.
                          https://archive.org/details/Houseint1954
                          Watch and be amazed.

                          4 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Janet and the Food Genie (1967)

                            Janet may as well be Henry Slinkman's daughter. Her mother has sent her to the grocery store but she doesn't know what food grades mean!

                            Fortunately, she can count on the help of an animated Food Genie. He takes her on a whirlwind tour of food processing plants and laboratories where she learns all about how food is graded. She must have been collecting the groceries during her factory visits because the film ends with her putting the groceries away.

                            The genie is barely animated, and those animations are recycled a lot. Location shots are intermingled with stock fotage. An…

                            6 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hell-Bent For Election (1944)

                              Something different from animator Chuck Jones: an allegorical PSA about voting for FDR. It's actually quite good (one of the first cartoons from the studio that became UPA), but very "old timey," and those always are good for riffing.

                              https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=UhHaCEdeDPA

                              3 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Monkey Doodle (1933, animated)

                                Before animation involved plot or artistry. Utterly baffling.

                                https://archive.org/details/MonkeyDoodle1933

                                8 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Simba: The King Lion (1995– )

                                  North Korean/Italian coproduction ... ripping off Disney's Lion King.
                                  But at least the animals have laser beam powers to make the story more ... interesting? Plus there are soccer episodes with flame thrower wielding NYC rats.

                                  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374051/reference
                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce6TAu6b4ek

                                  7 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Advertising: What it's Doing to your Life, with Blonde Ronald Reagan. AKA Anyone who hates ads is more evil than the commies.

                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8cqk0uIuso

                                    This educational/indoctrination short is a blend of lectures and old advertisements that lays it on thick

                                    Advertising is equated with: more money for government services thru taxes, the development of new cake mixes, a means to keep Kruschev from burying us, and a way for married men to stare at women so they can feel better about loveless marriages.

                                    Last but not least, if you don't support advertising than a little kid with cerebral palsy will never be able to walk normally. Do you want that on your conscious?!?

                                    9 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • https://youtu.be/W2zVBqCFMIk

                                      It is called “life and death” Contrast between competent and incompetent EMS services. It is hilarious in and of itself. Very rich in riffing subject matter

                                      3 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Getting Off on the Right Foot (1972)

                                        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rx57jVGfso
                                        In case “Last Clear Chance” and “Days of Our Years” weren’t enough, here’s another western railroad short from the days before mounting and dismounting moving equipment was banned. There’s a very good reason that practice was banned: knees and ankles. Also, it shows LA in the early 1970s, particularly the extra-nice parts of town where the railroad yards were. And finally, if it gets the safety message out, it deserves to be shown.

                                        4 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Rookie Lifeguard Potential (1993 video)

                                          Seizure inducing ADHD centric water safety PSA sponsored by Sega using Baywatch cast members for UK audience. Also features the time traveling dolphin protagonist of Sega's Echo the Dolphin console game.

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoRI5E3zzzo
                                          Find it here on Youtube:
                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABO8wB6tYCs

                                          2 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Short  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 9 10
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          RiffTrax Movie Requests

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base