Most movies over 3 hours feel like they’re just crawling by. It’s rare to find a 3 hour movie that flies by. You’re in luck, because these 5 movies will do just that.

3 hours feels long. I get it. Check out a movie that worth the sit time.
3 hours feels long. I get it. Check out a movie that worth the sit time.
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1. Avengers: Endgame – 3 Hours, 2 Minutes

Avengers: Endgame has become an incredibly successful movie despite being 3 hours long.
Avengers: Endgame has become an incredibly successful movie despite being 3 hours long.
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The epic conclusion to the Avengers movies did not let fans down. Though, the long run time startled them a bit. The 3 hours and 2 minutes could hardly contain all the excitement this movie held. It needed the time just to make it to each character. There are a lot of them.

With star-studded battles, exciting subplots and an ending like no other, this movie tops the list. If you have a spare 3 hours (and 2 minutes, or course) you should spend it watching this brilliant movie.

2. The Wolf of Wall Street – 3 Hours

This award-winning movie just hits 3 hours.
This award-winning movie just hits 3 hours.
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This story of business, drugs and money has generated a lot of buzz. This movie shows us what the ins and outs of tricky business can get you. More money, more problems. If you didn’t think there was a way to make Wall Street interesting, watch this movie.

This movie and its complicated story barely qualifies for our list at exactly 3 hours. The casting is superb, and the cinematography is phenomenal. This is also a rare movie with fourth wall breaks that make you feel like you’re part of the story.

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 3 Hours, 28 Minutes

The concluding movie to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy proves 3 hours can fly by.
The concluding movie to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy proves 3 hours can fly by.
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This movie is another conclusion to a highly talked about saga that couldn’t fit all the excitement within 3 hours. There’s just too much to say. Many weaving storylines must come to a close. Fans everywhere rejoiced at the conclusion to this beloved story.

The amazing locations and unique characters are reason enough to watch this movie. You don’t want to miss the last battle. Does Frodo complete his quest? Will Aragorn lead his forces to victory? Do you have any idea what I’m talking about? No? Then you need to watch this movie.

4. Schindler’s List – 3 Hours, 17 Minutes

The movie Schindler's List won Best Picture. It seems the 3 hours didn't bother the Academy.
The movie Schindler’s List won Best Picture. It seems the 3 hours didn’t bother the Academy.
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This award-winning movie is a must watch. It needed all 3 hours to pack as much information and emotion into the movie as it could. This World War II movie portrays the life of Oskar Schindler as he employs Jewish workers during a time when they’re being captured and killed.

This story of heartache shows us what life what like during that time. A single man’s actions helped so many, despite what it meant for him. True selflessness and love comes to light in this brilliant movie.

5. Titanic – 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

This classic movie had to make the list. It hardly feels like 3 hours.
This classic movie had to make the list. It hardly feels like 3 hours.
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This beloved movie has become a staple. With the authentic story coming to light, viewers everywhere got to understand what happened in that horrible accident. It hardly feels like 3 hours and 30 minutes as the action quickly unfolds.

Of course, the love story between Jack and Rose melted hearts. This is another best picture winner that absolutely deserved it. Titanic is a must see movie, even if it is over 3 hours.