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18 Great Movies Under 90 Minutes That You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Updated January 19, 2021 1.6k votes 1.0k voters 226.3k views19 items

List RulesVote up the films available to stream on Netflix with a run time of 90 minutes or less.

If you’re like most people with a life you like watching movies but you don’t have time to dedicate two plus hours of your life to something that you know nothing about. Start thanking your lucky stars because, as it turns out, there are plenty of Netflix movies shorter than 90 minutes. The perfect length to fit a movie into while still fitting in the busy-ness of life. The films on Netflix that are less than 90 minutes cover all of your genre bases. Which means that the next time you’re either figuratively or literally Netflix and chilling, there will be a movie that both you and your bae are sure to enjoy.

The criteria that help determine the best short movies on Netflix are simple. Obviously the movies have to be less than 90 minutes long – a list about the best movies that are exactly 90 minutes will just have to wait, compadre – and they need to be good, so you’re not going to find any Z-grade schlock on here. These are just the finest films viewable in the span of two and three loads of laundry.

Of course, Netflix has great movies of every variety of length. But these hour and a half Netflix movies are the best for the film enthusiast on the run.

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    Photo: Creep/The Orchard/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    A movie running at just barely over an hour seems too short an amount of time to freak a person out as much as Creep manages to. The film's scant run time is the perfect amount of time for the film to escalate. Mark Duplass plays Josef, who hires Aaron (Patrick Brice) to film him for a day for his unborn child. Things go from from friendly to overbearing to downright terrifying. In its 76 minutes Creep ruminates on the world of freelance work, technology, and male friendship all without getting boring. Intriguing stuff that ought to be in your Netflix queue.

    • Actors: Mark Duplass, Patrick Kack-Brice
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Patrick Kack-Brice
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  • Photo: Space Jam / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Looking for a nostalgic classic that the entire family can get watch? Look no further! Space Jam is one of those movies that has something for everyone. Aliens! Bugs Bunny! Michael-freaking-Jordan! Set in the early '90s, Michael Jordan is recruted by the Looney Tunes to help win their freedom in a basketball match against a greasy amusment park owner and a rival basketball team, The Monstars. 

    • Actors: Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Danny DeVito
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Joe Pytka
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  • Photo: 47 Meters Down / Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
    • Actors: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Chris J. Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Johannes Roberts
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  • Photo: Blue Ruin / Anchor Bay

    This indie crime drama definitely has more going on under the surface than meets the eye. From Jeremy Sauliner, director of Green Room, the film follows a homeless man who returns to his hometown to seek out revenge on the man who killed his parents. As straight forward as this story sounds, the narrative has plenty of twists and turns in its scant 90 minutes. 

    The finale of the film plays out like Home Alone for adults, and it's genuinely a pleasure to watch. It's a tense film that requires a bit of a come down afterwards, but it's definitely worth your time. 

    • Actors: Eve Plumb, Bonnie Johnson, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, David W. Thompson
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier
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