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Films that I enjoy that are 90 minutes or less. In order of favorites, not in terms of "greatness".
This film is a character driven narrative, more concerned with its themes as well as the Tramp and the Gamin. It is very moving and very funny. Never laughed so hard in my life.
One of Chaplin's best. He is able to tell a complete epic about the Alaskan gold rush with several compelling characters. Emotional and very comical, Chaplin's film does have two versions. Watch the 25' version with the score conducted by Timothy Brock.
Charles Laughton is so giddy as the sadistic Dr. Moreau in one of the best non-Universal Horror fares of the 1930's. Great production value, and like The Most Dangerous Game, moves quickly.
Like the filmmakers' more famous jungle outing, this film never slows down and is very exciting. Joel McCrea gives a fine performance, but Leslie Banks steals the show here.
Probably Kurosawa's first masterpiece, This intriguing and complex narrative is able to get across 4 points of view within its 88 minute running time. Mifune is so awesome.
The definitive start to Hitchcock's career. Look at this film and one sees the formulas and scenarios that Hitchcock would use for the rest of his career. Leslie Banks turns in a fine male lead performance as Peter Lorre excels in his first English role as the evil but sophisticated Abbott. He just steals every scene he is in.
A film with apes that questions society and isn't Planet of the Apes? Always an interesting experience on the rights of animals and language.
Very "cool" film with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. Makes use of then new cinematic techniques that still are impressive today.
Both of these films feel long, but in a way that works for the story. It makes the suffering of the characters even worse, and even more tragic.
Gets an "11".
A charming musical with misunderstandings, accidents, and romance.
Nolan's first film is a very good film with an intriguing narrative that he would later implement on his masterpiece, Memento.
Makes this list not just because of the running time, and Charters and Caldicott. Still, a good film that is a product of its time.