The usual practice in movies is to capture a story that could extend days, months, years even, in a span of less than two hours (okay, at the most three hours). But there have been a few films over time that tell a story that takes place in just one day or less. In some cases, the movie feels like shot in real time. It is hard act to pull off; nevertheless, below mentioned movies have successfully been able to do exactly that. Here is the list of top movies that take place in one day. You can stream some of these movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
10. American Graffiti (1973)
The beauty of this film is we knew people like the people in the movie, we were the people in this movie and finding out their fates before the closing credits is bittersweet and brings a genuine sadness to the film, a loss of innocence. Beautifully acted by its young cast, superbly written and directed, and told with truth that was alarming. And that score, the rock and roll of the time, Buddy Holly, Beach Boys…sweeps you back at once to a kinder, gentler world. Anyone who grew up in a small town with a main street would be swept back to a time when the kids cruised with windows down and music blaring, filling the streets with rock and roll.
9. Certified Copy (2010)
‘Certified Copy’ is easily one of the most original and interesting films I have seen this century. Occuring over the course of just few hours, the idea that it is based upon is endlessly fascinating. In life, we are slaves to our desires and circumstances, in effect, mostly trying to be someone else. We create a perception of reality around us that may or may not exist. But does that mean we cease to be original? Or are we just certified copy of the person we want to be?