Top 15 Longest Running Films in History

We all love watching films. They are of the best ways to entertain and relax after a long day or week of work. The movies in the current day are around 120-150 minutes long. However, there have been movies that have been extremely long, running for more than a day sometimes. This is a list of the Top 15 longest running movies of all times:

1. Logistics:

The running time of this movie is 857 hours. Released on 1 December, 2012, this is a creative and experimental film by Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson. This film had to be screened in portions. This project was filmed in real time during a trip and locations to a factory, focusing on manufacture of gadgets.

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2. Modern Times Forever:

The running time of this movie is 240 hours. This film was released in 23 March, 2011 by Danish artist’s group Superflex. The movie shows how Helsinki’s Stora Enso building would decay over the next few thousand years.

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3.  Beijing 2003:

The running time of this movie is 150 hours. This is a film released initially in 2004, and is the third longest running experimental film. This shows the video of an artist, and his life in China. This is a documentary film, and was directed and produced by Ai Weiwei.

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4. Untitled #125 (Hickory):

The running time of this movie is 120 hours. In 2011, Azzarella released Untitled #125(Hickory) which is an artwork created between 2009 and 2011. This was an experimental movie, based on a scene from the Wizard Of Oz. Hickory is a character from the Wizard of Oz.

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5. Matrjoschka:

The running time of this movie is 95 hours. This film was made and produced by artist Karlin Hoerer in 2006. The film consists of images and videos based on a single photo. It shows a boy riding a bicycle, a street, houses, garage and sky.

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6. The Cure for Insomnia:

The running time of this movie is 87 hours. This film was directed by John Henry Timmis IV, and was released in 1987. As per the Guinness World Records, this was the longest running film at that time. This record, however, has now been broken several times.

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7. The longest most meaningless movie in the world:

The running time of this movie is 48 hours. This is an underground movie made in the UK. No actual footage was shot for this film, it was just a compilation of various other videos and short films.

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8. ****(Four Stars):

 The running time of this movie is 25 hours. This is a 1967 avant-garde film by Andy Warhol. The title is a pun on the rating system used by film critics to rank films, with four stars as the highest. Each reel in the film is 35 minutes long.

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9. 24 Hour Psycho:

The running time of this movie is 24 hours. The film was released in 1993, and the work consists entirely of an appropriation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 Pyscho slowed down to 2 frames a second.

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10. The Clock:

The running time of this movie is 24 hours. The Clock is art installation by video artist Christian Marclay. It is looped 24 hour video that features clocks or timepieces. It is synchronized with real time, resulting in the time being shown as real time.

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11. Happy:

The running time of this movie is 24 hours. This was released in 2013 and was one of the longest running films. This is originally a music video, released by Pharrell William, and has 400 different performers.

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12. Crude Oil:

The running time of this movie is 14 hours. This is a 2008 Chinese documentary film directed by Wang Bing, filmed in the Inner Mongolian portion of the Gobi Desert and follows a group of oil field workers. This movie follows the daily routine of a group of oil field workers.

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13. Bordeaux Piece:

The running time of this movie is 13 hours and 43 minutes. It was released in 2004 in portions.

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14. How Yukong moved the mountains:

The running time of this movie is 12 hours and 43 minutes. This is a 1976 French documentary film directed by Joris Ivens. It deals with the last days of Cultural Revolution. It narrates the story of a Chinese man who moved mountains.


15. Paint Drying:

The running time of this movie is 10 hours and 7 minutes. This movie was released in 2016. Directed by Charlie Lyne, this mobie was created to force BBFC to have watch all 10 hours to give the film an age rating classification.

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