Netflix reveals a new quick way to search for films - how the function works

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 5:02 pm
Netflix reveals a new quick way to search for films - how the function works (Photo: Shutterstock)

Netflix has unveiled a new way to search for films, allowing users to search its library for content that is under 90 minutes in length.

The new category, called ‘Movies Under 90 Minutes’, has divided users, with the streaming service poking fun at the viral meme which compares a 90 minute movie to films that are two hour or longer.

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Announcing the new feature on Twitter, Netflix said: “If two hour films feel like too much of a commitment (but somehow 10 ep series don’t) this is for you: Movies Under 90 Minutes”.

How does the new search function work?

The streaming giant has added the new category to the movie section of its app and it is broken down into subsections by genre, so users can select a comedy or documentary with ease.

There function allows users to select options from a variety of sub-sections, including:

  • Trending now
  • Netflix Originals
  • Documentaries
  • Romantic films
  • Dramas,
  • Psychological films
  • Hidden gems
  • Comedies
  • Teen films
  • Music features
  • Independent films
  • Children’s movies
  • Films based on real life
  • Hollywood movies
  • Reality
  • Thrillers

Users can also select other films tailored that are tailored to their personal watch history.

Movie suggestions within the category include the newly Oscar-nominated Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, classic comedies, including Space Jam and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as acclaimed horror, His House.

Other movies which are available to watch include:

  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Rocks
  • Blackfish
  • Mid90s
  • Someone Great
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • The Platform
  • American Murder: The Family Next Door
  • Lost Girls
  • Catfish
  • Easy A
  • Lucy
  • Abducted in Plain Sight