25. Frances Ha (2012)
> Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
> Directed by: Noah Baumbach
> Runtime: 86 min
> Available on: Netflix, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, Criterion Channel, Microsoft Store, Sling TV
Greta Gerwig’s joyous performance lifts this modern-day romantic fable of a New Yorker pursuing her rapidly fading dream of becoming a dancer. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes calls Gerwig’s star turn “endearing.” The 86-minute movie directed by Noah Baumbach has a Freshness rating of 92%.
24. Office Space (1999)
> Starring: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
> Directed by: Mike Judge
> Runtime: 89 min
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Amazon Video, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Microsoft Store
Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge (“King of the Hill”) wrote and directed this biting comedy about three office workers who rebel against their boss. Rita Kempley of The Washington Post called the 89-minute film an “often hilarious sendup of cubicle culture.” The movie also benefits from the appearance of Jennifer Aniston. “Office Space” enjoys a 93% audience approval score among Rotten Tomatoes users.
23. Zombieland (2009)
> Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson
> Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
> Runtime: 88 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Amazon Video, fuboTV
The well-trod subgenre is infused with humor in “Zombieland.” The film, which has a 90% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Woody Harrelson. The three, who are in the movie among the last remaining humans, are trying to cross an America overrun by the undead. Lisa Rosman of Us Weekly liked the gorefest’s “quick pace and witty writing,” adding “it’s a nonstop, snarky ride.”
22. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
> Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
> Directed by: Tobe Hooper
> Runtime: 83 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Shudder, Vudu, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Tubi TV
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” which features the nightmarish Leatherface murdering a group of teenage victims, is 83 minutes of terror. Reportedly made for only $140,000, the movie was a tremendous success, appealing to both fans of lurid cinema and high art, judging by its inclusion in New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
21. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
> Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
> Directed by: David Silverman
> Runtime: 87 min
> Available on: Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Disney Plus, DIRECTV, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, FXNow, Apple iTunes, Redbox
The feature film version of the classic television series has an 88% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where it’s praised in part for its “polished writing that hearkens back to the show’s glory days.” The Golden Globe-nominated movie finds America’s favorite dysfunctional family on the run after Homer pollutes Springfield’s water supply.