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Movies That All Happen in One Day or Less ...

By Neecey

Movies can cram thousands of years or a few hours into the storyline. You can live a lifetime in a movie or you can just get a snapshot of time. I’ve made a list of movies where all the action takes place in 24 hours or less.

1 Adventures in Babysitting

This 80s classic shows you just how much trouble you can get in to in a single night when you are stuck babysitting instead of going out on a date!

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2 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

A really tense and thrilling one day tale about a group of criminals that hi-jack a train and demand a ransom.

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3 Dredd

In this modern remake of the classic Judge Dredd series, the famous character fights his way up a 200-story building to defeat the bad guys!

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4 Rope

An underrated Hitchcock movie about two friends who murder another friend and hold a dinner party with his body still in the apartment to prove if they can handle it!

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5 A Single Man

Still grieving for his dead lover, a man decides to kill himself but not before he spends the day with an old friend and a student of his.

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6 Rebel without a Cause

The defining performance of James Dean’s short career, his teenage character arrives at a new school, falls in love with a girl and takes on the bullies!

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7 High Noon

A classic Western about a town sheriff who has to wait all day to confront the released convict that he sent to jail.

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8 The Breakfast Club

One of the best teen movies of the 80s, telling the story of a single day in Saturday detention for five completely different high school students.

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9 Cloverfield

A group of friends attend a going away party, but it just so happens that the part falls on the same night as a crazy monster attack on the city!

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10 The Goonies

After discovering an old Spanish map, a group of young friends go on a crazy adventure in search of hidden treasure.

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11 Groundhog Day

Perhaps the quintessential one day movie, as Bill Murray is forced to relive Groundhog Day over and over again!

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12 From Dusk Till Dawn

The film’s title kind of gives the one day nature of this movie away, but it’s a fun crime romp starring George Clooney so you can’t go wrong!

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13 12 Angry Men

Considered to be one of the best films ever made, 12 Angry Men details the tense deliberations of a jury deciding a verdict on a murder case.

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14 American Graffiti

A great movie about a bunch of high school students who have a night filled with fun, romance and of course a whole lot of trouble!

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15 Dog Day Afternoon

A classic Al Pacino movie about a bank hostage situation that gets completely out of control.

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16 Dazed and Confused

A fun movie about the crazy antics that a bunch of students get up to on their very last day of school.

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17 Magnolia

A fast paced and quirky movie that tells you the stories of a bunch of different characters over the course of a single day.

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18 Training Day

An incredibly tense movie that depicts an LAPD policeman going on a daylong ride along with a notorious gangster.

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19 Airplane!

This classic comedy is about a plane ride on which the pilot is taken ill and the only qualified person left is an ex pilot who is afraid of flying!

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20 Do the Right Thing

A great movie about a crazy fight that breaks out between a group of friends and a pizzeria on the hottest day of the year!

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21 Before Sunrise

The first of a great trilogy, Before Sunrise details the whirlwind romance of a couple who meet on a train and spend the day in Vienna.

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22 Ferris Bueller’s Day off

The movie that inspired every single high school student in America to skip school for the day and go on an adventure!

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23 Die Hard

The sort of action that Bruce Willis gets in to on this Christmas Eve would kill any normal person, but not the human superhero that is John McLane!

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24 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

An absolute cult classic that takes place when a young innocent couple go in search for some help with their broken down car, only to find so much more in an old castle.

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25 Date Night

A crazy comedy starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell who go out in a date night and end up going on a crazy adventure through New York City.

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26 Night of the Living Dead

A zombie apocalypse, a single farmhouse of survivors. Probably still one of the best horror movies out there.
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27 The out of Towners

Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin are a very good comedy couple. In this movie from 1999 the pair experience a series of disasters in the Big Apple.

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What other movies do you know of that take place in 24 hours or less?

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