Best Movies You Can Stream in Under 90 Minutes

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15. Old Yeller (1957)
> Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk
> Directed by: Robert Stevenson
> Runtime: 83 min
> Available on: Google Play Movies, Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, YouTube, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Disney Plus, DIRECTV

An early live-action tearjerker from Disney, “Old Yeller” was based on the Newbery Honor-winning children’s book of the same name by Fred Gipson. In the film, a teenage boy (Tommy Kirk) is helping to manage his family’s farm on the Texas frontier in the mid-19th century when a dog shows up uninvited. The yellow Labrador eventually wins over the family. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes were won over, too, giving the coming-of-age family film — clocking in at 83 minutes — a 100% Freshness rating, and 79% of audiences liked the movie.

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14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
> Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates
> Directed by: Don Siegel
> Runtime: 80 min
> Available on: Google Play Movies, Apple iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Pluto TV, Popcornflix, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Redbox

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” directed by Don Siegel, was a veiled commentary on the paranoia of a communist takeover of the United States in the 1950s. Kevin McCarthy stars as a doctor in California who begins to notice changes in those around him following the appearance of organic pods around town. The 80-minute film, successfully remade in 1978, was called by Critics Consensus “an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror.” It has a 98% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics

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13. Before Sunset (2004)
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
> Directed by: Richard Linklater
> Runtime: 80 min
> Available on: Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Apple iTunes, Redbox

Years after the whirlwind romance depicted in “Before Sunrise,” Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) reunited for another romantic encounter. “Before Sunset” ranks among IMDb’s top rated 250 movies of all time. The film also has a 95% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes who fell in love with the 80-minute movie’s gentle tone. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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12. Paris Is Burning (1990)
> Starring: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
> Directed by: Jennie Livingston
> Runtime: 71 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes

First released in 1990, “Paris Is Burning” documents New York City’s 1980s drag scene, including interviews with numerous participants. In addition to its exceptional rating of 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb, the movie has a Freshness rating of 98% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2016, it was added to the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” important.

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11. Blackfish (2013)
> Starring: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg
> Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
> Runtime: 83 min
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Hoopla, Amazon Video, FlixFling, Hulu, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Magnolia Selects, Netflix

This documentary explores the dark side of keeping orcas, or killer whales, in captivity. Though not an easy watch — critics describe it as both “troubling” and “heartbreaking” — it’s undoubtedly fascinating and important, scoring winning reviews from 98% of professional reviewers and 90% of audience members.