List of longest films

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This is a list of films whose running time exceeds 300 minutes (five hours).

Experimental films[edit]

While most cinematic films have a broad theatrical release in multiple locations through normal distribution channels, some of the longest films are experimental in nature or created for art gallery installations, having never been simultaneously released to multiple screens or intended for mainstream audiences. They may have been shown in venues where audiences were only expected to view a portion of the film during its screening.

Experimental films
Title Running time Year released Notes
Logistics 51420 min (857 hr / 35 days, 17 hours) 2012 [1]
Modern Times Forever 14400 min (240 hr / 10 days) 2011 [2]
Cinématon 10127 min (168 hr, 47 min / 7 days) 1978–2016 [3]
Beijing 2003 9000 min (150 hr / 6 days, 6 hours) 2003 [4]
Untitled #125 (Hickory) 7200 min (120 hr / 5 days) 2011 [5]
Matrjoschka 5700 min (95 hr / 3 days, 23 hours) 2006 [6]
Cure for Insomnia, TheThe Cure for Insomnia 5220 min (87 hr / 3 days, 15 hours) 1987 [7]
Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World, TheThe Longest Most Meaningless Movie in the World 2880 min (48 hr / 2 days) 1968 [8]
**** (Four Stars) 1500 min (25 hr / 1 day, 1 hour) 1967 [9]
24 Hour Psycho 1440 min (24 hr / 1 day) 1993 [10]
Clock, TheThe Clock 1440 min (24 hr / 1 day) 2010 [11]
Happy 1440 min (24 hr / 1 day) 2013 [12][13]
Crude Oil 840 min (14 hr) 2008 [14]
Bordeaux Piece 823 min (13 hr, 43 min) 2004 [15]
How Yukong Moved the Mountains 763 min (12 hr, 43 min) 1976 [16]
White House, TheThe White House 690 min (11 hr, 30 min) 2006 [17]
Circus Savage 643 min (10 hr, 43 min) 2009 [18]
Paint Drying 607 min (10 hr, 7 min) 2016 [19]
Empire 485 min (8 hr, 5 min) 1964 [20]
Imitation of Christ 480 min (8 hr) 1967 [21]
The Wake 462 min (7 hr, 42 min) 2000 [22]
Lamentations: A Monument to the Dead World 435 min (7 hr, 7 min) 1985 [23]
Movie Orgy, TheThe Movie Orgy 420 min (7 hr) 1968 [24]
Star Spangled to Death 402 min (6 hr, 42 min) 2004 [25]
River of Fundament 352 min (5 hr, 52 min) 2014 Including two 20-minute intermissions[26]
Sleep 321 min (5 hr, 21 min) 1963 [20]

Cinematic films[edit]

Note: Some releases are extended cuts or director's cuts, and are ranked according to the longest verified running time.

Cinematic films
Title Running time Year released Notes
Resan (The Journey) 873 min (14 hr, 33 min) 1987 [27]
Out 1 (Noli me tangere) 775 min (12 hr, 55 min) 1971 [28]
Evolution of a Filipino Family 593 min (9 hr, 53 min) 2004 [29]
Shoah 566 min (9 hr, 26 min) 1985 [30]
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 551 min (9 hr, 11 min) 2003 [31]
A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery 485 min (8 hr, 5 min) 2016 [32]
O.J.: Made in America 463 min (7 hr, 43 min) 2016 [33]
Melancholia 450 min (7 hr, 30 min) 2008 [34]
Sátántangó 419 min (6 hr, 59 min) 1994 [35]
The Best of Youth 366 min (6 hr, 6 min) 2003 [36]
Little Dorrit 350 min (5 hr, 50 min) 1988 [37]
Carlos 339 min (5 hr, 39 min) 2010 [38]
Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon 338 min (5 hr, 38 min) 2014 [39]
Napoléon 332 min (5 hr, 32 min) 1927 (Restoration, 2016) [40]
1900 317 min (5 hr, 17 min) 1976 [41]
Fanny and Alexander 312 min (5 hr, 12 min) 1982 [42]
Tsahal 304 min (5 hr, 4 min) 1994 [43]

Films released in separate parts[edit]

This section lists films conceived as an artistic unity and produced simultaneously, or consecutively with no significant interruption or change of production team, even though they were released with separate premières.

Films released in separate parts
Title Running time Year released Notes
The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple 1620 min (27 hours / 1 day, 3 hours) 1928–31 [44]
The Lord of the Rings 681 min (11 hr, 21 min) 2001–03 [45]
The Hobbit 532 min (8 hr, 52 min) 2012–14 [46]
Les Vampires 399 min (6 hr, 39 min) 1915–16 [47]
The Emigrants • The New Land 393 min (6 hr, 33 min) 1971–72 [48]
Arabian Nights 383 min (6 hr, 23 min) 2015 [49]
Nymphomaniac (uncut) 325 min (5 hr, 25 min) 2013 [50]
Gangs of Wasseypur 317 min (5 hr, 17 min) 2012 [51]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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