Single Day Movies

Here's a collection of films which take place entirely or almost entirely over the course of a 24 hour period or less.

Know of any others? Leave them as suggestions in the comments!

*Some films contain brief prologues, epilogues, or flashbacks outside of the main 24 hour period -- or play with the conventions of time -- but still they primarily take place over the course of a single day.

  • 10 Items or Less
  • 11:14
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12 Angry Men
  • 12:01
  • 1408
  • 16 Blocks
  • 200 Cigarettes
  • 25th Hour
  • 88 Minutes
  • A Single Man
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • After Hours
  • Airheads
  • Airplane!
  • Airport '77
  • Alien
  • American Graffiti
  • American History X
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Assault on Precinct 13
  • Baby's Day Out
  • Barbershop
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Black Hawk Down
  • The Boys in the Band
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Broken Arrow
  • Brotherhood
  • Buried
  • Burnt by the Sun
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Carnage
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Cell 211
  • Cellular
  • Changing Lanes
  • Clerks
  • Clerks II
  • Clockwise
  • Cloverfield
  • Clue
  • Collateral
  • Con Air
  • Crank
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • Crash
  • Critters
  • Cube
  • Daylight
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Death at a Funeral
  • The Descent
  • Deterrence
  • Devil
  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Duck Season
  • Dude, Where's My Car?
  • Duel
  • The Ear
  • Edmond
  • Elephant
  • Empire Records
  • Enter the Void
  • Escape from New York
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • Exam
  • Executive Decision
  • Falling Down
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Feast
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • First Blood
  • Flightplan
  • Four Rooms
  • Frailty
  • Friday
  • Next Friday
  • Friday After Next
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Funny Games
  • Funny Games
  • Gerry
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • The Gauntlet
  • Go