Entertainment

Netflix has launched a new category, Short-A– Movies, inspired by Pete Davidson’s Saturday Night Live latest sketch over the weekend (April 2).  The comedian rapped about his preference for a “short a– movie” with Chris Redd, musical guest Gunna and actor Simon Rex about films he considered to be unnecessarily long.  “A really short movie. Like, at most, an hour 40 [mins],” Davidson said about the peak movie time. “‘Cause I’m a simple man with no attention span.”

Netflix has since added the section, with wide-ranging genres, from horror movies like the 2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 1997’s Anaconda to more feel-good movies like Macauley Caulkin’s Richie Rich (1994) and 2012’s ultimate party movie, Project X. Take a look of our favorites from the “Short A– Movies” section below:

For the full list of short a– movies, click here.

  • Richie Rich

    He’s the wealthiest kid in the world! But when his parents go missing, he’ll need help from some new friends to save his fortune — and his family.
    Starring: Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann

  • Stand By Me

    When four boys seek adventure in the woods while looking for a missing teenager’s dead body, they learn some truths about themselves along the way.
    Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

  • Anaconda

    A documentary film crew on a boat in the Amazon picks up a mysterious stranger who dupes them into pursuing a monstrous and deadly 40-foot-long snake.
    Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight

  • Project X

    When his parents leave for the weekend, an unpopular teenager and his two friends plan to throw one epic party that will change their lives forever.
    Starring: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown

  • Fun With Dick & Jane

    After losing their high-paying corporate jobs, a husband and wife turn to bank robbery to maintain their standard of living.
    Starring: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

    Wielding bladed gloves — and a sharp tongue to match — the spirit of a serial killer torments teens while they sleep in a gruesome plot for revenge.
    Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp

  • Midnight In Paris

    Every night, a frustrated writer travels back in time to Paris in the 1920s, where he finds romance and inspiration by mingling with his artistic idols.
    Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard

  • Someone Great

    On the heels of a blindsiding breakup, music journalist Jenny braces for a new beginning — and one last adventure with her closest friends.
    Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise

  • Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le

    This biopic charts the rise of vocalist Michel’le and her relationship with producer Dr. Dre. Then betrayal, abuse and addiction eclipse her success.
    Starring: Michel’le, Rhyon Nicole Brown, R. Marcos Taylor

  • Peter Rabbit 2

    Peter and his rabbit family leave Thomas and Bea’s garden for the city. When they get into trouble, Peter needs help from old friends to save the day.
    Starring: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo

  • Monster House

    A trio of friends sets out to expose the terrors of a vacant neighborhood house, which appears to have a craving for people — and a life of its own.
    Starring: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke

  • The Willoughbys

    Four siblings with horribly selfish parents hatch a plan to get rid of them for good and form a perfectly imperfect family of their own.
    Starring: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais

  • New York Minute

    A pair of bickering twins get into multiple misadventures when they head into Manhattan on a school day — with a truancy officer hot on their heels.
    Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Eugene Levy

  • Zoolander

    Really, really ridiculously good-looking male model Derek Zoolander and his perfect bone structure become unwitting pawns in a deadly fashion conspiracy.
    Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor

  • ParaNorman

    When an army of zombies invades a small town, it’s up to an odd local boy with a knack for communicating with the dead to save the day.
    Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick

  • Lady Bird

    An intrepid high schooler in Sacramento undergoes the trials of love, family and self-discovery as she dreams of escaping to college on the East Coast.
    Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    A journalist latches onto an unbelievable story in Iraq when he meets Lyn, a man of mysterious origins who reveals he was a “warrior monk.”
    Starring: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
    Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter, Craig Parkinson

  • Killing Them Softly

    When a couple of low-level crooks rob a Mob-protected poker game, a slick enforcer is hired to track down the offenders and take care of business.
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session.
    Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman