Top 5 Movies Under 90 Minutes


Everyone loves to relax and watch a good movie, but some people may not have two or more hours to spare. On top of that, streaming services don’t exactly make it easy to find short, but sweet movies to watch. That’s why today I’m going to share with you some of the best movies out there that are only ninety minutes long or less!

1. Eraserhead (1977) (Horror/Sci-Fi)

David Lynch started his long and illustrious career forty-five years ago with arguably one of the greatest independent films ever made, Eraserhead. While it’s definitely a strange and unforgettable experience, it has a lot of heart and could even be seen as inspirational for young filmmakers everywhere. With its 89 minute runtime, a cast of incredible actors, and some of the best sound design ever put to film, Eraserhead is a must-see for fans of avant-garde and bizarre films.

2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (Comedy/Adventure)

Known for his visually stunning and uniquely witty films, Wes Anderson is one of the best directors working today. His 6th feature film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, is without a doubt one of his most striking films, both visually and emotionally. The film is made up entirely of stop-motion animation, and mixed with the sharp humor and interesting characters, it creates a sense of wonder not usually present in “kids” movies today. 

3. Paths of Glory (1957) (War/Drama)

Whenever people discuss the greatest filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick is always at or near the top. His later films may be more famous, but his first cinematic efforts, while short and maybe even simple, are all the more compelling. Among them is arguably one of the best World War One films of all time, Paths of Glory. A perfect mix of action-packed battle scenes and dialogue-heavy legal drama, Paths of Glory is a beautifully acted and shot film with an ending you won’t forget. 

4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) (Fantasy/Animation)

Centered in Koganei, Tokyo, Studio Ghibli has become known as the Pixar of Japan. Among their long list of critically acclaimed and iconic films, My Neighbor Totoro is arguably the most well-known. Despite its 86 minute runtime, My Neighbor Totoro tells a thoughtful, heartwarming, and fulfilling story that is beloved by all ages all around the world. Beautiful animation and an incredible plot make My Neighbor Totoro a truly unforgettable work of art.

5. Stranger Than Paradise (1984) (Drama/Comedy)

Jim Jarmusch’s second feature film is widely praised for its intriguing plot and quirky cast of characters. Set in New York, Ohio, and eventually Florida, Stranger Than Paradise is visually incredible and wonderfully acted. Clocking in at 86 minutes, the film is non-stop from start to finish, never giving the audience a chance to lose interest. Usually regarded as Jim Jarmusch’s best film to date, Stranger Than Paradise is without a doubt one of the best independent films of the 1980’s.