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Movies That Take Place in One Night

posted by Nell Minow

Rotten Tomatoes picked the five best movies that take place in one night.

Some other one-night movies:

“Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Dazed and Confused” — like “American Graffiti,” both stories of the celebration of the end of school/start of the school year
“Adventures in Babysitting,” “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” and “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” — like “Date Night” and “After Hours” these are stories of a night of unexpected and mostly disruptive events
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Conversation(s) With Other Women” — after a social gathering, the characters interact in unexpected and often disruptive ways

  • Wendy

    “Raised by murderous diplomats”–I loved that. That was fun. For my mini-generation, I think Adventures in Babysitting is THE one-night movie.

  • Kevin L.

    Other worthy candidates:
    Collateral
    Die Hard 2
    Night of the Living Dead
    Cloverfield
    The Blob
    Not sure if this really qualifies, because it’s rather less than a night: My Dinner with Andre

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