25 Best Movies Under 90 Minutes Long

25 Best Movies Under 90 Minutes Long


Welcome to the Dollhouse

Heather Matarazzo stars in Welcome to the Dollhouse, about a 12-year-old determined to improve her popularity. The coming-of-age black comedy was a critically acclaimed indie darling upon release.

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The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson‘s delightful Fantastic Mr. Fox has a star-studded voice cast (George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman) playing a family of foxes who must defeat three farmers after the patriarch’s thieving threatens to destroy their woodland community.

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Before Sunset

The second film in a romantic trilogy, Before Sunset stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as two travelers who, after spending an impromptu romantic evening together nine years before, reconvene and reflect on the past, and how the two of them have changed.

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Attack the Block

This sci-fi comedy film served as breakout role for John Boyega, and also starred Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost. The leader of a gang must help his group survive when aliens begin to fall from the sky from a meteorite fall.

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Frances Ha

Barbie director Greta Gerwig co-writes and stars in Frances Ha, which follows a 27-year-old who struggles in both her personal and professional life, and must grapple with her best friend pulling away from her.

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This Is Spinal Tap

This famous mockumentary follows a heavy metal band as they travel along their American tour. The film is often considered a classic, and essentially launched the mockumentary genre (so you can thank this film for The Office).

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The Evil Dead

Sam Raimi made his feature film directorial debut with this classic horror film. Bruce Campbell stars as Ash Williams, who joins his friends on a vacation to an isolated cabin in Tennessee. As they become familiar with their vacation home, the group discovers a book called the Necronomicon, which then possesses four of the five members of the crew, leaving Ash to fend for himself. If you have fun with The Evil Dead, there’s a whole franchise—including movies, a TV show, and games—to follow up with.

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This 1966 psychological drama is often hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made. Famed director Ingmar Bergman helms this film about a young nurse and her patient, who move into a cottage together. As they settle in, the nurse struggles to distinguish herself from her patient, creating a surreal experience you’ll never forget.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

It makes sense one of the most well-known holiday movies (Halloween or Christmas, your choice) isn’t too long so you can go back to enjoying festivities. When the head of Halloween Town yearns for something new, he discovers the joy of Christmas and wishes to bring it to his townspeople.

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Shiva Baby

Rachel Sennott stars in this film about a college student who is also a sugar baby. When she attends a shiva with her family, she realizes her benefactor is there… along with her ex-girlfriend. Chaos ensues.

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Run Lola Run

This experimental thriller is a great ride from start to finish. Starring Franka Potente, the film follows a woman named Lola, who discovers she’s trapped in a time loop and must help her boyfriend deliver a sum of money before he’s killed.

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This now-famous documentary focuses on an orca held by Seaworld, and delves into the ongoing controversy of captive orcas. The film was nominated at the BAFTAS for Best Documentary.

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Toy Story

Toy Story will no doubt go down in history as one of the best animated films of all time. The film (if you haven’t heard of it by now), follows a group of toys in a young boy’s bedroom, who fall into disarray when the boy gets a new favorite toy.

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Rye Lane

This British rom-com is definitely underrated. Released in 2022, the film follows a man whose girlfriend recently cheated on him. When he meets a woman in an art museum, she decides to pose as his new lover to help him make his ex jealous.

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Palm Springs

Andy Samberg and Cristin Millioti star as two unhappy wedding guests in this rom-com. The two are sucked into a vortex and enter a time loop, where they are forced to face their personal problems repeatedly.

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Best in Show

Christopher Guest (of This Is Spinal Tap) co-writes and directs this mockumentary comedy starring some of the funniest actors around. Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and more star in this film about dog owners who compete in a Philadelphia dog show.

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Lady Macbeth

Although most would consider her breakout role to be in Midsommar, Florence Pugh shines in 2016’s Lady Macbeth. The film is based on an 1865 novella, and follows a woman who is increasingly unhappy with her marriage to a man twice her age.

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Chronicle is a found footage superhero film that follows three Seattle teens who discover a strange object and gain telekinetic abilities. While two of them use it for fun, a third goes down a darker path.

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John Tucker Must Die

This teen comedy is a fun watch for anyone with 89 minutes to spare. A group of teen girls get together when they realize one of the boys at school is dating all of them at once. They devise a plan to trick him by helping a new girl at school seduce him, only to dump him.

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Based on a viral Twitter thread, this A24 film follows a woman who decides to tag along with an acquaintance on a trip to work at a strip club. The night turns sinister, however, when the woman realizes the trip is taking a different direction than anticipated.

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Milan Polk

Milan Polk is an Editorial Assistant for Men’s Health who specializes in entertainment and lifestyle reporting, and has worked for New York Magazine’s Vulture and Chicago Tribune.

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