Sometimes we have a whole long weekend ahead of us with no plans at all and we just want to play a long, long movie in the background while we move ahead with daily chores. Long movies can get really boring sometimes, but then there are other times when they are life savers because we need something that’ll kill our time. While there are some movies that may just have a runtime of 90 minutes but they’re so slow they make you feel like they’ll last till eternity, and then there are some movies that are actually that long. These are films that are so long it’ll take you days to finish them even if you watch them without any breaks. One of them is ‘Modern Times Forever‘ which is 240 hours wrong. Imagine movies lasting for 10 days straight, pretty close to eternity!
The norm is usually to make movies that are close to two hours long. Two hours does hit the sweet spot because it is enough to build a good storyline without bugging the viewers. But a few movies defy the usual 2-hour norm with an expectation that an average movie watcher will be able to get through it. So we thought of making a list of a few movies that may be a little longer than usual but are surely worth watching. Here’s the list of the longest movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
6. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch‘ has an actual runtime of 1 hour 30 minutes but that’s only if you choose the most ideal adventure in this “choose your own adventure” Netflix release. But on an average, if you put yourself through almost all the choices presented in the film to try all the alternate adventures, it can take you up to 5 hours and 2 minutes to complete the entire film. That’s a really long runtime for any film and goes way beyond the 2-hour norm. But is this “choose your own adventure” film really worth the time it consumes? You’ll have to watch it to find that out.
The film is about a young boy who starts designing a game based on a book known as Bandersnatch. The book presents the reader with various choices and each choice the reader makes, the book leads him/her to a new alternate reality. The boy aims to do the same with his game and even gets the approval of a famous gaming company, but as the ball starts to roll a little further, we as viewers are allowed to make decisions for the boy while the he acts confused about how all of his decisions are being controlled by a third party just like Bandersnatch.
5. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)