Movies these days all seem to be very long – three hours in a way – and while we’re not opposed in some cases, we often crave something short and sweet.
For us, 90 minutes is the absolute perfect length: enough time to tell the full story, and longer than a TV episode, but there’s little lethargy in the proceedings; everything is completed in a sweet hour and a half.
Netflix also has us covered with a whole category dedicated to the beautifully short 90-minute film. Head to the code 81396425 to browse the full selection.
We’ve picked three of our personal favorites today, so let’s get to it.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Perhaps the simplest pick on the list, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is a tribute to the legendary documentary filmmaker and national treasure, chronicling his long life of environmental work and documentation.
The tale is intertwined with a description of how the earth changes, including beautiful animal and nature scenes. The loss of nature as the climate crisis continues is also a key theme.
All in all, it’s a beautiful documentary about a very remarkable man.
Wes Anderson’s style is so beautiful and unique that you can feel it when it’s one of his movies.
Moonrise Kingdom is no exception, retracing the love story between two children on the fictional island of New Penzance, just off the coast of New England, in the 1960s.
The cinematography is outstanding and the performances match it. We can’t recommend it highly enough, especially if you’re in the mood for a good movie.
Released just last year, Jake Gyllenhaal – one of the finest actors of his generation – stars in this gripping drama about a struggling police detective who’s been demoted to a 911 operator.
Set over one day, the film follows Gyllenhaal attempting to help a caller in distress and the events that ensue.
It’s an instant classic and the fact that it’s all wrapped up in an hour and a half is a treat. Highly recommended.