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On the Clock: 10 Memorable Movies That Take Place Over 24 Hours (or Less)

With short, winter days upon us, TIME considers 10 movies that unfold over several hours and—in some examples—even minutes

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Ella
Ella

"The Breakfast Club" does NOT take place in September. The movie opens with the date on the bottom of the screen -- March 24, 1984. Why do I remember? That's the day my father died. 

ziconater
ziconater

Falling Down, starring Michael Douglas

AlbertE.Bannister
AlbertE.Bannister

Question - does "Back to the Future" take place over one day?  It's starts with Marty performing after school and ends the next morning.....

AlbertE.Bannister
AlbertE.Bannister

Not impressed with the list - I would certainly include:

12 Angry Men - an alltime great. 

I'd also include Stand by Me, Ferris Bueller and Clerks.

I'd drop Do the Right Thing, Magnolia, Before Sundet & After Hours. 

Personally I's also replace My Dinner with Andre with Glengarry Glen Ross

JohnKreis
JohnKreis

Where is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"?  (Otherwise a nice list.... there's some other fun ones you are missing though "Go" "500 Cigarettes" come quickly to mind.)

Madjax0001
Madjax0001

Breakfast club does get a mention!!!!

mcreadyblue
mcreadyblue

List fails without  "Ferris Bueller's Day off" and "Breakfast Club".

nstaley401
nstaley401

While its a tv series, 24 takes it by far for most things to happen...

jtrane
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Groundhog Day!