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.
- 1242 VOTES
Hush is one of the many genre experiements by director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) that's available on Netflix. This thriller concerns a deaf author who's trapped in her rural home by a masked man who's trying to do away with her just because he feels like it. You know, a real feel good movie.
This film does everything it needs to do in 81 minutes, which is great because you won't want to spend another second watching this film by the time it's over. Hush is genuinely one of the most stressful, yet somehow cathartic movies you'll see on Netflix, just don't watch it alone.
- Actors: John Gallagher, Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Emma Graves
- Released: 2016
- Directed by: Mike Flanagan
- 2168 VOTES
Before they directed The Lego Movie and Into The Spiderverse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller cut their teeth on the underrated animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Like the rest of their animated output, this film makes use of a myriad of vocal talent including Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Andy Samberg.
Aside from having a hilarious cast, the movie is a visual feast. Lord and Miller are adept at using every frame of an animated movie to tell a story and make you laugh. If you like the laughs per minute ratio of The Lego Movie, you'll love this.
- Actors: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell
- Released: 2009
- Directed by: Chris Miller, Phil Lord
- 3135 VOTES
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
- 478 VOTES
Blue Jay follows what happens when two high school sweethearts run into each other 20 years after they broke up. If the movie were any longer it would be the world's most boring Woody Allen movie. Luckily the brevity of Blue Jay makes it an easy watch. The film stars Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson and is funny, romantic, sad, and beautiful. Bonus: Sarah Paulson in a role that wasn't written by Ryan Murphy, which is absolutely refreshing.
- Actors: Sara Lindsey, James Landry Hébert, Travis Aaron Wade, Ross Francis
- Directed by: Michael Ciulla