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If you prefer short films, Netflix now has the perfect category for you

Netflix launches short ass movies catagory
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Netflix has added a 'short-ass movie' category featuring films with a run time of under 100 minutes after a Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name went viral last week.

A video of the sketch was quote tweeted by an account for 'Netflix Is A Joke', the service's official comedy hub, linking to the newly-founded category on Netflix. 'Short-ass movies' is available on all devices and is broken down into sub-genres within the section.

Incidentally, Netflix already has a filter for 'movies under 90-minutes', which features pretty much the same fare. 

Head to 'short-ass movies' to find comedy classics, including Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Monty Python: The Life of Brian and Naked Gun, alongside more diverse movies such as BAFTA-nominated restaurant drama Boiling Point and sci-fi indie The History of Future Folk. 

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Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre. Her mixing credits include productions at The National Theatre and in the West End, as well as original musicals composed by Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Guy Chambers, Howard Goodall and Dan Gillespie Sells.