Movies: These days are too long. Whether it’s a new blockbuster in theatres that takes up two and a half hours or more of your time or a stream of new prestigious work by an acclaimed author that culminates in four hours, every modern director agrees that longer is better. How and why did this trend emerge? Why would the director want to test our patience – and the bladder – so intensely? What is the particular joy of a suspense film coming in, saying what to say, and coming out again? Who has all day to watch those feature films? If like me, you like to spend your free time with good movies but don’t have much time to spare, we have provided you with a list of some of the best movies you can show right now – they’re in 2 hours or less.
Get Out – 104 minutes:-
Chris Washington, a talented young African-American photographer, prepares to meet the parents of his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, at their home on Lake Pontaco over the weekend. Chris and Rose have been together for five months, and the Armitage family is unaware that their daughter’s lover is black. But when Chris finally meets Rose’s mother, a psychiatrist, a hypnosis specialist, and her father, a neurosurgeon, he will soon discover that the family is surrounded by black servants in solitude in their secluded luxury home in the woods. As the friendly and polite atmosphere gradually turns into an indistinguishable, somewhat unrecognizable threat, the tense atmosphere combined with fear will quickly disrupt the calm facade of the family. What could Armitage be hiding? And why is there a closed and locked room that leads to the basement?
Casablanca – 102 minutes:-
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers that his old fire Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henride). Laszlo is a notorious rebel, and Ilsa knows that Rick can help them get out of the country since the Germans are after her.
Dunkirk – 107 minutes:-
In May 1940, the Germans advanced into France and captured Allied troops on the Dunkirk coast. With air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using any suitable naval and civilian vessels that could be found. 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated at the end of this heroic mission.
Moonlight – 110 minutes:-
A glimpse into three important chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man raised in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood was fueled by the community’s kindness, support, and love that helped him grow.
Mad Max: Fury Road – 120 minutes:-
Years after the collapse of civilization, the ruthless Eternal Joe enslaves the apocalypse survivors in the desert fortress of the Citadel. When the warrior Emperor Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads five despots on a daring escape, he allies Max Rokatanski (Tom Hardy), a loner and former prisoner. Reinforced in massive armoured War Rig trucks, they seek to outrun the ruthless military leader and his followers in a lethal high-speed chase through the Wastes.
So these are some movies under 2 hours that you can enjoy watching today.