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Short-ish films have a charm of their own, no? Sure, we have a lot of extra time on our hands now with next to zero daily commutes and barebones weekend plans. But let’s face it. Not all of us have the patience to sit through a 2 to 3-hour-long epic cinematic experience! Sometimes, all we want is a good story, well-told in under 90 minutes because…
Wait, what were we talking about? Sorry, we got busy scrolling Instagram. Oh yes, because we have shorter attention spans!
So if you’re looking for a quick movie session that helps you check off that film bucket list, we’ve got just the recommendations for you in some major genres! Read on.
When Harry Met Sally – The perfect holiday movie
It’s the holiday season so don’t blame us for putting this classic rom-com here. This one’s the kind you watch with bae, snuggled in bed and enjoying the winter chill. That kinda feeling just never gets old, does it?
My Friend Totoro – A Japanese animated fiesta
If you’ve never watched a Studio Ghibli movie, we suggest starting with this 88-minute long surreal ride! A Hayao Miyazaki classic, this one tells the tale of two young daughters of a professor and their friendship with wood spirits in a post-war rural setting in Japan. Perfect for those lazy weekend afternoons.
Before Sunset – Some offbeat romance
Nothing quite captures the ups and downs of a relationship like this 2004 Ethan Hawke-July Delpy starrer. A bit on the mature side, this movie will have you rethinking how you live life and handle the relationships you’re a part of.
Newton – For the Bollywood aficionado
Granted it’s a little over 90 minutes (106 to be precise), but it’s worth a watch. Newton brilliantly captures the way elections are handled in politically sensitive parts of Central India with some award-winning performances by Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi.
Toy Story – Movie time with the kids
Borat – Laugh-out-loud fun
Sometimes all you need is to laugh out loud. And for those times, Borat is sure to get you in splits! This Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary explores the experiences of a fictitious Kazakh journalist as he travels to the US to create a documentary of his own.
Under The Shadow – A thrilling horror fest
If you’re all for the thrills and chills, give this Iranian movie a watch. Set during the Iran-Iraq war, this movie is a chill-down-your-spine story about a mother convinced of cursed missiles carrying evil spirits that try to possess her daughter. Trust us, it’ll have you hooked!