Yes, Netflix actually added a “short ass” movie category in response to Pete Davidson’s. saturday night live ode to films under an hour and 30 minutes. Netflix quote-tweeted the SNL rapping on Twitter, casually saying “good idea” and linking to the new short ass movies category on Netflix.
On the page, you’ll find a list of movies, organized by genre, that won’t have you stuck on the couch for hours, like Zoolander, death at a funeral, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Midnight in Paris, And much more. Unfortunately, it lacks some of the titles mentioned in the SNL parody, like Driving Miss Daisy and The Lion King (but maybe Netflix will bend to Davidson’s will on that too).
Despite the existence of this short movie website, I and several of my colleagues at the edge, can’t seem to find it in the app. However, Netflix spokeswoman Kumiko Hidaka says that it “has been available since 10am PT on Monday 4/4” and that she should be able to find it on all devices if she searches for it.
If you love short movies, I guess you have Davidson to thank for this one, whether you’re sick of him or not. Sure, Netflix already has a 90-minute film category, which is basically a carbon copy of the short-ass movie. But I think this clears things up a bit; a 90 minute movie sounds longer than a short ass movie.
Update April 5, 10:05 pm ET: Updated to add short ass movie categories are available on all devices.