Thanks to a viral meme, Netflix just added a new category to their platform for those who find an hour-and-a-half runtime, the sweet spot for movie runtime lengths.
A few days ago, Twitter user @AMYAD4MS shared a meme favoring 90-minute films over 2-hour movies, featuring Oprah Winfrey’s reactions during her interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
2 hr movie 90 min movie pic.twitter.com/15z0SKprzb— kelly (@AMYAD4MS) March 11, 2021
And it seemed like many viewers share this sentiment, with the tweet currently having over 400,000 likes and 38,000 retweets. Soon, Netflix made its move, announcing a new category for 90-minute films to the delight of the subscribers.
If 2 hour films feel like too much of a commitment (but somehow 10 ep series don’t?) this is for you: Movies Under 90 Minutes https://t.co/qs8WmLCaJd— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 16, 2021
If you’re also looking for such films on the streaming platform, here’s a list for you! We’ve rounded up films on Netflix that would only take 90 minutes or less before you see the credits rolling!
Parents Allison and Carlos have been accustomed to saying “no” to their kids and co-workers, but after their child’s school project became a wake-up call, they try to do the “Yes Day” where for 24 hours, their kids will make the rules!
5 Centimeters Per Second
From Makoto Shinkai of Your Name and Weathering With You, this anime film follows a boy named Takaki and his long-distance relationship with Akari and how the two drifted apart through the years.
This thriller opens with a group of random people waking up in a strange situation where their lives are at stake. They all stand in a circle on a dimly lit room with a mysterious sphere in front of them, which forces them to vote who will die next.
This dark comedy film follows the single mother Iyay and her children on their road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete to attend the funeral of the family’s estranged patriarch.
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes and a camcorder. During the trip, he got a father and son separated. Bean gets accused of kidnapping and must find a way to reunite the kid with his father at the Cannes Film Festival.
This Pinoy adult animated film follows the sultry, romantic adventures of the anthropomorphic cat Nimfa Dimaano who is torn between her janitor boyfriend Roger and the rich Iñigo who shows special affection towards her.
Set in Chicago during the 1920s, this film follows a recording session headlined by blues singer Ma Rainey. As the other recording artists await her arrival, a discussion about race, religion, and music takes place.
An irksome reporter from Kazakhstan named Borat goes on an outrageous journey to America to film a documentary on what makes the US a great nation, and to make Pamela Anderson his wife.
Set in 17th century New England, this film tells the story of a deeply religious family living alone at the edge of a remote forest. When the family’s newborn baby goes missing, they begin to suspect that dark forces are at play.
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
This documentary tells of the rise and fall of the hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury. While Bikram was praised for helping people gain confidence, lose weight, and heal of their ailments, his empire would soon collapse when dark secrets start to surface.
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Homestream photos from Netflix.