12 Great Movies That Take Place In 24 Hours Or Less

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It's always really impressive when a movie has a great plot with strong character development and tension without going past the 24-hour mark in story time. It can be really hard to make character relationships and conflict work in such a short period of time, but a lot of movies do it. In fact, there are a lot of examples that you might not have even realized used that format because it doesn't feel like a gimmick. Here are just twelve examples of some really great, memorable films that take place in a single day.

1. The Breakfast Club

Who knew you could fit so much teenage angst into a single day of detention? They simply don't make movies like this anymore.