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Netflix even added a category of short films

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Yes, Netflix even added a “short-ass” movie category in response to Pete Davidson’s Saturday Night Live ode to films shorter than an hour and 30 minutes. Netflix quote-tweeted the SNL rap on Twitter, casually say “good idea” and link to the new one short film category on Netflix.

On the page, you’ll find a list of movies – organized by genre – that won’t have you sitting on the couch for hours, such as zoolanderDeath at a funeralMonty Python and the Holy GrailMidnight in Paris, and much more. It misses, disappointingly, some of the titles mentioned in the SNL sketch, like Miss Daisy driving and The lionking (but maybe Netflix will bend that to Davidson’s will too).

Despite the existence of this short film webpage, I, and some of my colleagues from The edge, just can’t find it in the app. Netflix spokesperson Kumiko Hidaka says it’s “available as of 10 a.m. PT on Monday 4/4.” However, it looks like it’s only available in the web version for now.

The short film category is very, very real.

If you like short films, I think you should thank Davidson for this – whether you’re tired of it or not. Sure, Netflix already has that a 90 minute movie category, which is basically a copy of the short film. But I think this makes things a little clearer; just a 90 minute movie sounds longer than a short film.

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