15 Movies That Should Have Lasted No More Than 10 Minutes

Modern movies seem to love padding their run time. What should be a 90-minute film can easily last over two hours, but they don’t have to be.

Heck, even some shorter movies should be over before they even begin. Sometimes a script demands the characters lose all logical thinking, resulting in the rest of the movie taking place.

Here are 15 films that could have been over in ten minutes if not for the main character’s stupidity.

The Visit

5th Worst - The Visit
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

The M. Night Shyamalan film has an interesting premise, but it all comes crashing down if the main characters have any common sense.

Kids: “We’re going to visit our grandparents.”

Mom: “I don’t want you to go, but if you feel like you really want to go, I’ll drive you to their house.”

Mom: “Hey, y’all ain’t my parents. I’m calling the police.”

Sleeping Beauty

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

If they invited Maleficent to the christening, maybe she wouldn’t have been so mad. But no, let’s make the Mistress of All Evil upset. What could go wrong?

The Ring

Photo Credit: DreamWorks Pictures.

It seems like common sense never to watch a film that kills you in seven days. Yet here we are.

Star Wars

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Imagine if any Jedi not named Anakin Skywalker was chosen to be Padme’s bodyguard.

Or if anyone decided that maybe they should go back and rescue Anakin’s mother.


Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

If Jafar paid Aladdin what was promised instead of betraying him, then Jafar would have the lamp and become an all-powerful ruler.

No Country For Old Men

Photo Credit: Miramax Films.

If you stumble upon a crime scene with an open satchel of money, it’s generally best to avoid going back there.

School of Rock

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

If Dewey was ever asked to provide identification, his ruse is up.


Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing.

“Hey, Mom, Mark here. I’m sorry, it didn’t work out, I’m being evicted. Can I go home again?”


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

If one of Ferris’ parents took the day off to care for their “severely sick” kid, then the movie is just 90 minutes of Ferris lying in bed, suffering the consequences of his actions.

The Emperor’s New Groove

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Productions.

While turning Kuzco into a llama seems like a could idea, Yzma should have stuck with her original plan.

Turn Kuzco into a flea, put that flea in a box, put that box into another box, send it to herself, and SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!

Home Alone

Home Alone (1990)
Image Credit: Hughes Entertainment.


If only Kevin’s parents remembered that they put Kevin upstairs as punishment the night before they left for their flight.

Or if they set up backup alarms.

Or if anyone else in the house got up early.

Home Alone 2

Home Alone 2
Image Credit: 20th Century Studios.

I know that sequel has to sequel so the studio can make millions of dollars, but come on. You’d figure this family would have learned a lesson, right?

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
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Can you imagine if Hammon actually spared no expense?

Instead, he skimps on security and nearly kills those visiting his park. At least people in the future would heed this warning—

Jurassic World

Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Oh. Well, at least they know better than to never mess with dinosaur DNA and just cut their losses—

Every Other Jurassic World Movie

Jurassic World Dominion
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

Oh, come on now!


The Fugutive
Image Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


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