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* Much of the ''Literature/JediApprentice'' series takes place in the year Obi-Wan is thirteen. During that time he and Qui-Gon unseat a criminal syndicate from planetary rule, resolve an abdication crisis, then Obi-Wan leaves the Jedi for a few months, resolves a generational conflict, he and Qui-Gon bring the BigBad to justice ''and'' save a planet from environmental exploitation, Obi-Wan rejoins the Jedi, and finally they end a well-intentioned fascistic regime. It's only after the ''ninth'' book that Obi-Wan is said to be 14.
7th Mar '17 10:30:30 PM AthenaBlue
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** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] probably takes less than a week, as "The End of Time", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] and "Victory of the Daleks" all lead straight into each other.

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** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] probably takes less than a week, as "The End of Time", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", Hour"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] and "Victory of the Daleks" all lead straight into each other.
7th Mar '17 10:29:59 PM AthenaBlue
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*** For Rose, from [[Recap/DoctorWho27E1Rose "Rose"]] to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]] is only a few days. For the Doctor, on the other hand, it's been over a century (because he popped out briefly near the end of "Rose" and went adventuring for that long before he came back). And, for Jackie and Mickey, it's a year, due to the TARDIS bringing them back to London a year late.

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*** For Rose, from [[Recap/DoctorWho27E1Rose [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]] is only a few days. For the Doctor, on the other hand, it's been over a century (because he popped out briefly near the end of "Rose" and went adventuring for that long before he came back). And, for Jackie and Mickey, it's a year, due to the TARDIS bringing them back to London a year late.



** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] probably takes less than a week, as "The End of Time", [[Recap/DoctorWHoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] and "Victory of the Daleks" all lead straight into each other.

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** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] probably takes less than a week, as "The End of Time", [[Recap/DoctorWHoS31E1TheEleventhHour [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] and "Victory of the Daleks" all lead straight into each other.
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* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' takes place during Christmas Eve.
* Excluding the FramingDevice and prologue, ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' takes place over two days.
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' takes place in one night.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' the whole movie takes place in one or two days.



* Excluding the FramingDevice and prologue, ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' takes place over two days.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'' takes place during Christmas Eve.
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' takes place in one night.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' the whole movie takes place in one or two days.



* ''Film/GrandHotel'' takes place over about 48 hours, or two days and nights at the hotel, as all the characters in the EnsembleCast check in and proceed to go through major life-changing events.
* Death decides that it will only take him three days to find out why the human race fears him so in ''Film/DeathTakesAHoliday''.
* The 4-film ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise takes place over 257 years of history, but, since Ripley spends 57 years in cryosleep between the first and second films, and 200 years [[spoiler: dead]] between the third and fourth, the entire saga takes up no more than a month of her life, which can be a surprising realisation considering the huge amounts of CharacterDevelopment she goes through during and between each film.
* French film ''Film/LeMillion'' takes place over a single afternoon and evening, as the characters scramble to find a lost coat that contains a winning lottery ticket.
* The screen adaption of ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' manages to pack ''a lot'' of plot into mere 24 hours. In fact, it is only confirmed by WordOfGod in a post-release commentary.
* The bulk of ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' (barring the "tape skip" flashbacks) takes place over a single night and the following morning.
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' takes place in a single evening, with no flash-backs.
* The entirety of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' explicitly takes place in a three day span, from July 2nd to the 4th. [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence The sequel]] has almost everything fit on the 4th of July where mankind would celebrate 20 years of the first movie's victory.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath'' takes place over a single evening.
* Korean film ''Film/ThePresidentsLastBang'', a dramatization of the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, takes place over less than a day, the afternoon-evening-night of Oct. 26-27, 1979.

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* ''Film/GrandHotel'' takes place over about 48 hours, or two days and nights at the hotel, as all the characters in the EnsembleCast check in and proceed to go through major life-changing events.
* Death decides that it will only take him three days to find out why the human race fears him so in ''Film/DeathTakesAHoliday''.
* The 4-film ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise takes place over 257 years
A lot of history, but, since Ripley spends 57 years in cryosleep between the first and second films, and 200 years [[spoiler: dead]] between the third and fourth, the entire saga takes up no more than a month of her life, which can be a surprising realisation considering the huge amounts of CharacterDevelopment she goes through during and between each film.
* French film ''Film/LeMillion'' takes place
movies are set over a single afternoon and evening, as the characters scramble to find a lost coat that contains a winning lottery ticket.
* The screen adaption of ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' manages to pack ''a lot'' of plot into mere 24 hours. In fact, it is only confirmed by WordOfGod in a post-release commentary.
* The bulk of ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' (barring the "tape skip" flashbacks) takes place over
day (''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/FallingDown'') or a single night (''Film/AfterHours'', ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'') and the following morning.
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' takes place in
a single evening, with no flash-backs.
* The entirety
lot of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' explicitly takes place in others cover a three day span, from July 2nd to the 4th. [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence The sequel]] has almost everything fit on the 4th of July where mankind would celebrate 20 years of the first movie's victory.roughly twenty-four-hour period (''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''). Also ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath'' This tends to happen in most films featuring a LotusEaterMachine or CuckooNest.
** ''Film/GroundhogDay'': The main character [[GroundhogDayLoop lives (and relives) the same 24 hours over and over again for 10 years]].
** ''Film/JacobsLadder'': Packs more than 20 years into [[spoiler: a dying man's final thoughts]].
** ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'': Over three decades packed into [[spoiler: the three hours it takes Jesus to die on his Cross]].
** ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' has nearly the ''entire movie'' turn out to be this, with several months of action turning out to be AllJustADream that
takes place over in one man's head during a single evening.
* Korean
brief trip to the restroom. The man's fantasy aside, this film ''Film/ThePresidentsLastBang'', a dramatization has about 2 hours and 20 minutes of the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, takes place over less screen time correspond to no more than a day, 15 minutes of in-universe time. Alternatively, Satan hit the afternoon-evening-night ResetButton, since he showed up again just before the end credits.
* ''11:14'' is an extreme version. It's a full-length movie, but due to being RashomonStyle with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the events
of Oct. 26-27, 1979.about a quarter of an hour (at most) covered in RealTime, fills a feature-length film.



* ''Film/DieHard'' takes place almost in RealTime, probably spanning no more than three or four hours at the most. The second movie spans a single night, the third movie is mostly across a single day (it's unclear whether the opening and closing sequences are before\after this busy day) and the fourth movie has the majority of events on a span of 36 hours (BruceWillis and director Len Wiseman even discussed during production how John [=McClane=] and his hacker companion go through all this [[BottomlessBladder with barely a snooze]]). And finally, the fifth one takes place in one evening and the following morning.
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. The majority of the movie is set during a scant few hours immediately following the heist.
%%* ''Film/BicycleThieves''
* ''Film/HighNoon'': the film begins early in the morning and ends a couple minute after noon.
* ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' takes place during a single afternoon and evening.
* ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' takes place on a hot summer afternoon.



%%* ''Film/HardCandy''
%%* ''Film/{{Cellular}}''
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' in less than 12 hours.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove'' takes place over one night.
* ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}'' takes place over the course of less than 6 hours.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the first two sequels each take place over 2-3 days; except for the prologues, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' seems to take about as long but is less clear on it.
** From Kyle Reese's point of view, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' also spends this estimated timespan (during which he time travels ''twice'').
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' happens over the course of two eventful days; a deleted scene would've made it three.
* The plot of ''Film/OrangeCounty'' happens all in just one full day.

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%%* ''Film/HardCandy''
%%* ''Film/{{Cellular}}''
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' in less than 12 hours.
* ''Film/DrStrangelove''
''30 Minutes Or Less'' The main part of the movie takes place over one night.
* ''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}'' takes place over the course of less than 6 hours.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the first two sequels each take place over 2-3 days; except for the prologues, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' seems to take about as long but is less clear on it.
** From Kyle Reese's point of view, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' also spends this estimated timespan (during which he time travels ''twice'').
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' happens over the course of two eventful days; a deleted scene would've made it three.
* The plot of ''Film/OrangeCounty'' happens all
in just one full day.24 hours or so.



* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'' plays out over the course of less than two days.
* ''11:14'' is an extreme version. It's a full-length movie, but due to being RashomonStyle with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the events of about a quarter of an hour (at most) covered in RealTime, fills a feature-length film.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' takes place over the course of a few hours of March 24th, 1984, starting in the morning and ending in the late afternoon.
* A lot of movies are set over a single day (''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/FallingDown'') or a single night (''Film/AfterHours'', ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'') and a lot of others cover a roughly twenty-four-hour period (''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''). Also ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''.

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* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'' plays out over Excluding the course of less than two days.
* ''11:14'' is an extreme version. It's a full-length movie, but due to being RashomonStyle with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters,
{{Time Skip}}s at the events beginning and end, the entirety of about a quarter of an hour (at most) covered in RealTime, fills a feature-length film.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'' takes place over the course of just a few hours of March 24th, 1984, starting in the morning and ending in the late afternoon.
one night.
* A lot of movies are set ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' takes place over a single day (''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/FallingDown'') or a single night (''Film/AfterHours'', ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'') span of several hours at the end of one day.
* The 4-film ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise takes place over 257 years of history, but, since Ripley spends 57 years in cryosleep between the first
and second films, and 200 years [[spoiler: dead]] between the third and fourth, the entire saga takes up no more than a lot month of others cover her life, which can be a roughly twenty-four-hour period (''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''). Also ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''.surprising realization considering the huge amounts of CharacterDevelopment she goes through during and between each film.
* The Polish film ''Ashes and Diamonds'' takes place over two days, May 8th and 9th 1945.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]'' appears to take place over the course of a few days. (There were apparently some scenes written that took place days or weeks earlier, and they were expanded for the later radio version, but they didn't appear in the movie).
** The major part of ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]'' takes place over three days.
** Like ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]'', ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]]'' also takes place only in a couple of days.
* Most movies in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series take place in a day and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'', ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'' and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'' all take place in about three to five days.
* ''Film/TrainingDay'', as the name suggests, takes place over the course of a day.
* ''Film/HarshTimes'', by the same writer-director as ''Film/TrainingDay'', and even featuring a few of the minor characters from ''Film/TrainingDay''.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' mostly takes place over a single, Thanksgiving night.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** The franchise has three movies taking place at the same time. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan2'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' all take place roughly within the span of the same week. The Marvel One-Shot ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' has Coulson still in New Mexico (after the events of ''Thor'') when Stark goes talking to Thunderbolt Ross in ''Hulk''. The miniseries ''Comicbook/TheAvengersPreludeNickFurysBigWeek'' confirms that Blonsky became the Abomination at the same time as Thor was breaking into the S.H.I.E.L.D. compound, which was the day after the Stark Expo.
** Most of the individual movies also take place over a few days at most. Post-''Film/TheAvengers2012'', this helps justify why none of the heroes go to their friends for help: There's just not enough time.
* The first two ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies take place over the course of one night a piece. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' seems to takes place in the span of about three days (minus the epilogue), making the entire series happen in about a week.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]'' appears to take
''Film/BadDayAtBlackRock''. The 'Day' of the title is literal, with the events of the movie encompassing about 24 hours.
* The Disney Channel Original Movie ''Film/BadHairDay'' takes
place over the course of a few one entire day - the day of Monica's prom. Excluding the prologue.
* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', the mayoral campaign of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin) lasts less than two
days. (There were apparently some scenes written that took place days or weeks earlier, and they were expanded Even more shockingly, the people of Gotham City had known about his existence for the later radio version, ''less than a week'' before that, but they didn't appear in the movie).
** The major part of ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III]]''
still almost voted him into office.
* ''Film/BeforeSunrise''
takes place over three days.
** Like ''[[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]'', ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII]]'' also
the course of about twenty-four hours. The sequel ''Before Sunset'' ups the ante by going RealTime, as with ''Before Midnight''.
%%* ''Film/BicycleThieves''
* Given ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' is set to a battle that took a single day, it's expected - and even the scenes before the struggle are 2 days prior to the Battle of Mogadishu at maximum.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' may not have as short a timespan as the book (see Literature), but still
takes place only in a couple of days.
* Most movies in
nights from start to finish (especially if Deckard is summoned the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series take place in a same day and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'', ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'' and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'' all take place in about three to five days.
* ''Film/TrainingDay'', as
Leon starts the name suggests, movie with).
* ''Film/TheBlob1958'' happens in one night.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''
takes place over the course of a day.
* ''Film/HarshTimes'', by
few hours of March 24th, 1984, starting in the same writer-director as ''Film/TrainingDay'', morning and even featuring a few of ending in the minor characters from ''Film/TrainingDay''.
late afternoon.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' mostly ''Film/{{Buffalo 66}}'' takes place over a single, Thanksgiving night.
24 hours, flashbacks notwithstanding.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** The franchise has three movies taking place at the same time. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan2'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' all take place roughly within the span of the same week. The Marvel One-Shot ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' has Coulson still in New Mexico (after the events of ''Thor'') when Stark goes talking to Thunderbolt Ross in ''Hulk''. The miniseries ''Comicbook/TheAvengersPreludeNickFurysBigWeek'' confirms that Blonsky became the Abomination at the same time as Thor was breaking into the S.H.I.E.L.D. compound, which was the day after the Stark Expo.
** Most of the individual movies also take place over a few days at most. Post-''Film/TheAvengers2012'', this helps justify why none of the heroes go to their friends for help: There's just not enough time.
* The first two ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies take place over the course of one night a piece. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' seems to
''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' takes place in the span one hell of about three days (minus the epilogue), making the entire series happen in about a week.day - mostly after nightfall.



* As the title suggests, ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' takes place over one day.
* With the possible exception of the final scene, most of ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* Also, it's maybe more like 36 hours, since there's some footage of the next day, but ''Shampoo'' takes place over the course of one day.
* The majority of ''Film/{{Primer}}'' takes place over about three days. [[TimeyWimeyBall Multiple times]]. [[MindScrew Probably.]]
* ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over about twenty-four hours, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place over about a year. This is also true with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the book]], as noted below in Literature.
* ''Film/{{Buffalo 66}}'' takes place over 24 hours, flashbacks notwithstanding.
* ''Film/RunLolaRun'' covers the "same" twenty minutes three times, with an intro sequence and a few flashbacks in between.
* ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' takes place over a span of several hours at the end of one day.
* ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' takes place over 36 hours, as the French actress and her Japanese lover spend time together right before her scheduled departure home.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' takes place in a single day. SpiritualSuccessor ''Film/RatRace'' too, though apparently it's a longer period (it even gets dark) and features one flashback.
* ''Film/{{Rope}}'' takes place more or less in RealTime, covering the length of a dinner party, as well as a few minutes before and after.
* ''Film/TheHangover'' takes place across three days (the Wolf Pack goes to Vegas, the day after the wild night, the wedding day). The sequel is longer, at least 4 or 5 days.
* ''Film/NineDead'', aside from a few short scenes at the beginning about how the nine captives were abducted, entirely takes place over the course of about 80 minutes.
* ''Film/MarginCall'' takes place in a 24-hour period.

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* As the title suggests, ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' takes place over one day.
* With the possible exception of the final scene, most of ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* Also, it's maybe more like 36 hours, since there's some footage of the next day, but ''Shampoo'' takes place over the course of one day.
%%* ''Film/{{Cellular}}''
* The majority bulk of ''Film/{{Primer}}'' takes place over about three days. [[TimeyWimeyBall Multiple times]]. [[MindScrew Probably.]]
* ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and
''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' (barring the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over about twenty-four hours, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place over about a year. This is also true with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the book]], as noted below in Literature.
* ''Film/{{Buffalo 66}}'' takes place over 24 hours, flashbacks notwithstanding.
* ''Film/RunLolaRun'' covers the "same" twenty minutes three times, with an intro sequence and a few flashbacks in between.
* ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''
"tape skip" flashbacks) takes place over a span of several hours at single night and the end of one day.
following morning.
* ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' takes place over 36 hours, as the French actress and her Japanese lover spend time together right before her scheduled departure home.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''
''Film/{{Clue}}'' takes place in a single day. SpiritualSuccessor ''Film/RatRace'' too, though apparently it's a longer period (it even gets dark) evening, with no flashbacks.
* The plot of ''Film/{{Coherence}}'' spans over one night up until the next morning.
%%* ''Film/{{Crank}}''
and features one flashback.
the sequel ''Film/CrankHighVoltage''.
* ''Film/{{Rope}}'' The screen adaption of ''Film/TheCrimsonRivers'' manages to pack ''a lot'' of plot into mere 24 hours. In fact, it is only confirmed by WordOfGod in a post-release commentary.
* Death decides that it will only take him three days to find out why the human race fears him so in ''Film/DeathTakesAHoliday''.
* ''Devil'' starts in late afternoon and ends at night, so it
takes place more or less only in a couple of hours.
* ''Film/DieHard'' takes place almost
in RealTime, covering probably spanning no more than three or four hours at the length of most. The second movie spans a dinner party, as well as single night, the third movie is mostly across a few minutes before single day (it's unclear whether the opening and after.
* ''Film/TheHangover''
closing sequences are before\after this busy day) and the fourth movie has the majority of events on a span of 36 hours (BruceWillis and director Len Wiseman even discussed during production how John [=McClane=] and his hacker companion go through all this [[BottomlessBladder with barely a snooze]]). And finally, the fifth one takes place across three days (the Wolf Pack goes to Vegas, in one evening and the day following morning.
* ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' takes place during a single afternoon and evening.
* ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' takes place on a hot summer afternoon.
* ''Film/DraftDay'' starts 12 hours before the 2014 NFL draft and ends
after the wild night, first round picks (ignoring the wedding day). epilogue).
*
The sequel is longer, events of ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' take place over a 24 hour period (starting at least 4 or 5 days.
* ''Film/NineDead'', aside from a few short scenes at
dawn and ending the beginning about how the nine captives were abducted, entirely next morning).
* ''Film/DrStrangelove''
takes place over one night.
* ''Film/EagleEye'' is set across three hectic days - then
the course of about 80 minutes.
ending skips to what happened to the characters in the following months.
* ''Film/MarginCall'' ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' takes place in a 24-hour period.within one day.



* ''Film/ProjectX'' takes place over 24 hours or so.

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* ''Film/ProjectX'' The first two ''Franchise/EvilDead'' movies take place over the course of one night a piece. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' seems to takes place in the span of about three days (minus the epilogue), making the entire series happen in about a week.
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' in less than 12 hours.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' opens with a prologue in 1914, but once it moves to the futuristic setting, basically everything
takes place over 24 hours or so.two days (and that's with an interplanetary travel which is said to take four hours). The exception is the final scene, which is unclear how long afterwards it takes place.
* Most movies in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series take place in a day and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 Part 2]]'', ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII Part III]]'' and ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter The Final Chapter]]'' all take place in about three to five days.
* ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' begins one morning and ends the next.



* ''Film/BadDayAtBlackRock''. The 'Day' of the title is literal, with the events of the movie encompassing about 24 hours.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has fun with this. In the goblin world, Sarah's quest needs to be completed in 13 hours, and she ''instantly'' loses a few of them midway through when she feigns confidence and tells the villain -- a RealityWarper -- that the Labyrinth is "a piece of cake". Meanwhile in Sarah's world, less than ''five'' hours pass while she's away (the opening scene there takes place shortly before 7 p.m., the final scene shortly after midnight).
* ''Film/BeforeSunrise'' takes place over the course of about twenty-four hours. The sequel ''Before Sunset'' ups the ante by going RealTime, as with ''Before Midnight''.
* ''Film/{{P2}}'' takes place on a single [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Christmas Eve night]].
* The Australian film ''Last Train to Freo'' is set entirely on a train traveling from Midland to Freemantle in Perth and takes about as long as that journey would take (although they do have the train break down for about ten minutes to give the story a little more time).
* ''New Town Killers'' covers a period of slightly over 12 hours.
* With the possible exception of up to the graveyard scene, the entirety of ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' takes place over the course of one day.

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* ''Film/BadDayAtBlackRock''. The 'Day' of the title is literal, with the events of the movie encompassing about 24 hours.
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has fun with this. In the goblin world, Sarah's quest needs to be completed in 13 hours, and she ''instantly'' loses a few of them midway through when she feigns confidence and tells the villain -- a RealityWarper -- that the Labyrinth is "a piece of cake". Meanwhile in Sarah's world, less than ''five'' hours pass while she's away (the opening scene there takes place shortly before 7 p.m., the final scene shortly after midnight).
* ''Film/BeforeSunrise''
''Film/GrandHotel'' takes place over the course of about twenty-four hours. The sequel ''Before Sunset'' ups 48 hours, or two days and nights at the ante by going RealTime, hotel, as with ''Before Midnight''.
* ''Film/{{P2}}'' takes place on a single [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Christmas Eve night]].
* The Australian film ''Last Train to Freo'' is set entirely on a train traveling from Midland to Freemantle
all the characters in Perth the EnsembleCast check in and takes about as long as that journey would take (although they do have the train break down for about ten minutes proceed to give the story a little more time).
go through major life-changing events.
* ''New Town Killers'' covers a period of slightly over 12 hours.
* With the possible exception of up to the graveyard scene, the entirety of ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''
''Film/{{Gravity}}'' takes place over about 4 hours, as the course of one day.debris field attacks are 90 minutes apart, and Stone [[spoiler: re-enters]] just after the third.



* ''Still Walking'' unfolds over one summer day.
* Absurdist summer camp comedy ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'' takes great pleasure with this trope. 95% of the film takes place over the course of a single day (August 18th, 1981, with the opening and ending scenes taking place on the previous night and next morning respectively), even showing regular updates about the time of day, but an absurdly large quantity of events are packed into that day, stretching the timeline almost beyond belief.
* Most of ''Film/LiarLiar'' takes place over one day (as in from sunrise to sunset).
* The events of ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' take place over a 24 hour period (starting at dawn and ending the next morning).
* Taking away the beginning and ending, ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' takes place in three different days: one in 1969, another in 1995 where the bulk of the movie happens, followed by [[spoiler:[[ResetButton a return to 1969]]]].
* The Creator/JohnnyDepp film ''Film/NickOfTime'', which takes place in real time. About 90 minutes.
* ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' begins one morning and ends the next.

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* ''Still Walking'' unfolds over one summer day.
* Absurdist summer camp comedy ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer''
''Film/TheHangover'' takes great pleasure with this trope. 95% of place across three days (the Wolf Pack goes to Vegas, the film day after the wild night, the wedding day). The sequel is longer, at least 4 or 5 days.
%%* ''Film/HardCandy''
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' starts in the late afternoon and ends the following morning.
* ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
takes place over about twenty-four hours, aside from the course of a single day (August 18th, 1981, with flashbacks and the opening and ending scenes taking epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place on over about a year. This is also true with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the previous night book]], as noted below in Literature.
%%* ''Film/HarshTimes'', by the same writer-director as ''Film/TrainingDay'',
and next even featuring a few of the minor characters from ''Film/TrainingDay''.
* ''Film/HighNoon'': the film begins early in the
morning respectively), even showing regular updates about the time of day, but an absurdly large quantity of events are packed into that day, stretching the timeline almost beyond belief.
and ends a couple minute after noon.
* Most of ''Film/LiarLiar'' ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' takes place over one day (as in from sunrise to sunset).
* The events of ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' take place over a 24 hour period (starting at dawn
36 hours, as the French actress and ending the next morning).
* Taking away the beginning and ending, ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' takes place in three different days: one in 1969, another in 1995 where the bulk of the movie happens, followed by [[spoiler:[[ResetButton a return to 1969]]]].
* The Creator/JohnnyDepp film ''Film/NickOfTime'', which takes place in real time. About 90 minutes.
* ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' begins one morning and ends the next.
her Japanese lover spend time together right before her scheduled departure home.



* The 1986 portion of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' plays out during one night.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes'' mostly takes place over a single, Thanksgiving night.
* The entirety of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' explicitly takes place in a three day span, from July 2nd to the 4th. [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence The sequel]] has almost everything fit on the 4th of July where mankind would celebrate 20 years of the first movie's victory.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' takes place in a single day. SpiritualSuccessor ''Film/RatRace'' too, though apparently it's a longer period (it even gets dark) and features one flashback.
* Taking away the beginning and ending, ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' takes place in three different days: one in 1969, another in 1995 where the bulk of the movie happens, followed by [[spoiler:[[ResetButton a return to 1969]]]].
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' has fun with this. In the goblin world, Sarah's quest needs to be completed in 13 hours, and she ''instantly'' loses a few of them midway through when she feigns confidence and tells the villain -- a RealityWarper -- that the Labyrinth is "a piece of cake". Meanwhile in Sarah's world, less than ''five'' hours pass while she's away (the opening scene there takes place shortly before 7 p.m., the final scene shortly after midnight).
* ''Film/LaHaine'' takes place over the course of less than one day. We are clued in via {{Title Card}}s showing progressing timestamps.
* The Australian film ''Last Train to Freo'' is set entirely on a train traveling from Midland to Freemantle in Perth and takes about as long as that journey would take (although they do have the train break down for about ten minutes to give the story a little more time).
* ''[[Film/LethalWeapon Lethal Weapon 3]]'' takes place over the last eight days before Murtaugh's retirement. [[spoiler: In the end, he doesn't retire.]]
* Most of ''Film/LiarLiar'' takes place over one day (as in from sunrise to sunset).



%%* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' and the sequel ''Film/CrankHighVoltage''.
* ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' takes place over about 4 hours, as the debris field attacks are 90 minutes apart, and Stone [[spoiler: re-enters]] just after the third.

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%%* ''Film/{{Crank}}'' * Most of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' takes place in around two days. (it's unclear how long it takes between Max's capture and his "conscription" as a blood bag)
* ''Film/MarginCall'' takes place in a 24-hour period.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** The franchise has three movies taking place at the same time. ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', ''Film/IronMan2'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' all take place roughly within the span of the same week. The Marvel One-Shot ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' has Coulson still in New Mexico (after the events of ''Thor'') when Stark goes talking to Thunderbolt Ross in ''Hulk''. The miniseries ''Comicbook/TheAvengersPreludeNickFurysBigWeek'' confirms that Blonsky became the Abomination at the same time as Thor was breaking into the S.H.I.E.L.D. compound, which was the day after the Stark Expo.
** Most of the individual movies also take place over a few days at most. Post-''Film/TheAvengers2012'', this helps justify why none of the heroes go to their friends for help: There's just not enough time.
* French film ''Film/LeMillion'' takes place over a single afternoon and evening, as the characters scramble to find a lost coat that contains a winning lottery ticket.
* ''Film/MiracleMile'' takes place in one night.
* As the title suggests, ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' takes place over one day.
* ''Film/TheMist'' takes place in a only a couple of days, even thought it's kind hard to tell the days because of...the mist.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath'' takes place over a single evening.
* With the possible exception of the final scene, most of ''Film/MysteryTeam'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* ''Film/{{Nerve}}'' encompasses what may be the most stressful night ''ever''.
* ''New Town Killers'' covers a period of slightly over 12 hours.
* The Creator/JohnnyDepp film ''Film/NickOfTime'', which takes place in real time. About 90 minutes.
* ''Film/NineDead'', aside from a few short scenes at the beginning about how the nine captives were abducted, entirely takes place over the course of about 80 minutes.
* The plot of ''Film/OrangeCounty'' happens all in just one full day.
* ''Film/{{P2}}'' takes place on a single [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday Christmas Eve night]].
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'': The film (aside from a few flashbacks
and the sequel ''Film/CrankHighVoltage''.
final scene) takes place from Christ's arrest at 3 a.m. Thursday night to his death at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
* ''Film/{{Gravity}}'' ''Film/PineappleExpress'' takes place in two or three days.
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' begins at the morning of one day and it ends at the morning of the next... but given it's not Earth, days are certainly longer than 24 hours.
* Korean film ''Film/ThePresidentsLastBang'', a dramatization of the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, takes place over less than a day, the afternoon-evening-night of Oct. 26-27, 1979.
* The majority of ''Film/{{Primer}}''
takes place over about 4 hours, as the debris field attacks are 90 minutes apart, and Stone [[spoiler: re-enters]] just after the third.three days. [[TimeyWimeyBall Multiple times]]. [[MindScrew Probably.]]
* ''Film/ProjectX'' takes place over 24 hours or so.



* ''Film/VantagePoint'' covers roughly 23 minutes, shown from 8 points of view throughout the movie.
* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', the mayoral campaign of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin) lasts less than two days. Even more shockingly, the people of Gotham City had known about his existence for ''less than a week'' before that, but still almost voted him into office.
* This tends to happen in most films featuring a LotusEaterMachine or CuckooNest.
** ''Film/GroundhogDay'': The main character [[GroundhogDayLoop lives (and relives) the same 24 hours over and over again for 10 years]].
** ''Film/JacobsLadder'': Packs more than 20 years into [[spoiler: a dying man's final thoughts]].
** ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'': Over three decades packed into [[spoiler: the three hours it takes Jesus to die on his Cross]].
** ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' has nearly the ''entire movie'' turn out to be this, with several months of action turning out to be AllJustADream that takes place in one man's head during a brief trip to the restroom. The man's fantasy aside, this film has about 2 hours and 20 minutes of screen time correspond to no more than 15 minutes of in-universe time. Alternatively, Satan hit the ResetButton, since he showed up again just before the end credits.
* ''Film/EagleEye'' is set across three hectic days - then the ending skips to what happened to the characters in the following months.
* Given ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' is set to a battle that took a single day, it's expected - and even the scenes before the struggle are 2 days prior to the Battle of Mogadishu at maximum.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' may not have as short a timespan as the book (see Literature), but still takes only a couple nights from start to finish (especially if Deckard is summoned the same day Leon starts the movie with).
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'': The film (aside from a few flashbacks and the final scene) takes place from Christ's arrest at 3 a.m. Thursday night to his death at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
* The plot of ''Film/{{Coherence}}'' spans over one night up until the next morning.
* ''Film/{{Triangle}}'' plays out in less than a day.
* ''Film/LaHaine'' takes place over the course of less than one day. We are clued in via {{Title Card}}s showing progressing timestamps.
* [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]] and Comicbook/JeanGrey spend less than a week together in the main ''Film/XMen'' trilogy, but their "relationship" is often remembered as one of the highlights of the series. They both live at Xavier's mansion in the first movie (which takes place over the course of a few days), but they don't see each other at all in the interim between ''X-Men'' and ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', as Logan leaves to look for the Alkali Lake facility and doesn't return until the beginning of ''X2''. Even when Logan returns, he doesn't see Jean again (aside from one brief conversation with her) until the night before the climactic FinalBattle--during which [[spoiler: Jean dies]].

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* ''Film/VantagePoint'' covers roughly 23 minutes, shown from 8 points of view throughout With the movie.
* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', the mayoral campaign
possible exception of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin) lasts less than two days. Even more shockingly, the people of Gotham City had known about his existence for ''less than a week'' before that, but still almost voted him into office.
* This tends to happen in most films featuring a LotusEaterMachine or CuckooNest.
** ''Film/GroundhogDay'': The main character [[GroundhogDayLoop lives (and relives) the same 24 hours over and over again for 10 years]].
** ''Film/JacobsLadder'': Packs more than 20 years into [[spoiler: a dying man's final thoughts]].
** ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'': Over three decades packed into [[spoiler: the three hours it takes Jesus to die on his Cross]].
** ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' has nearly the ''entire movie'' turn out to be this, with several months of action turning out to be AllJustADream that takes place in one man's head during a brief trip
up to the restroom. The man's fantasy aside, this film has about 2 hours and 20 minutes of screen time correspond to no more than 15 minutes of in-universe time. Alternatively, Satan hit graveyard scene, the ResetButton, since he showed up again just before the end credits.
* ''Film/EagleEye'' is set across three hectic days - then the ending skips to what happened to the characters in the following months.
* Given ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' is set to a battle that took a single day, it's expected - and even the scenes before the struggle are 2 days prior to the Battle
entirety of Mogadishu at maximum.
* ''Film/BladeRunner'' may not have as short a timespan as the book (see Literature), but still takes only a couple nights from start to finish (especially if Deckard is summoned the same day Leon starts the movie with).
* ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'': The film (aside from a few flashbacks and the final scene) takes place from Christ's arrest at 3 a.m. Thursday night to his death at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
* The plot of ''Film/{{Coherence}}'' spans over one night up until the next morning.
* ''Film/{{Triangle}}'' plays out in less than a day.
* ''Film/LaHaine''
''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' takes place over the course of less than one day. We are clued in via {{Title Card}}s showing progressing timestamps.
day.
* [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]] and Comicbook/JeanGrey spend less than a week together in the main ''Film/XMen'' trilogy, but their "relationship" is often remembered as one ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. The majority of the highlights of the series. They both live at Xavier's mansion in the first movie (which is set during a scant few hours immediately following the heist.
* ''Film/{{Rope}}''
takes place over more or less in RealTime, covering the course length of a dinner party, as well as a few days), but they don't see each other at all in the interim between ''X-Men'' and ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', as Logan leaves to look for the Alkali Lake facility and doesn't return until the beginning of ''X2''. Even when Logan returns, he doesn't see Jean again (aside from one brief conversation with her) until the night minutes before the climactic FinalBattle--during which [[spoiler: Jean dies]].and after.



* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' opens with a prologue in 1914, but once it moves to the futuristic setting, basically everything takes place over two days (and that's with an interplanetary travel which is said to take four hours). The exception is the final scene, which is unclear how long afterwards it takes place.
* The 1986 portion of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' plays out during one night.

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' opens ''Film/RunLolaRun'' covers the "same" twenty minutes three times, with an intro sequence and a prologue few flashbacks in 1914, between.
* ''Film/ScenicRoute'' also takes place in only a few days.
* Also, it's maybe more like 36 hours, since there's some footage of the next day,
but once it moves to the futuristic setting, basically everything ''Shampoo'' takes place over two days (and that's with an interplanetary travel which is said to take four hours). The exception is the final scene, which is unclear how long afterwards it takes place.
* The 1986 portion
course of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'' plays out during one night.day.



* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' takes place over three days: TheTeaser, the DistantFinale, and everything in between.
* Excluding the {{Time Skip}}s at the beginning and end, the entirety of ''Film/NinetyNineRiverStreet'' takes place over just a few hours in one night.
* The Polish film ''Ashes and Diamonds'' takes place over two days, May 8th and 9th 1945.
* ''Film/DraftDay'' starts 12 hours before the 2014 NFL draft and ends after the first round picks (ignoring the epilogue).
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle'' starts in the late afternoon and ends the following morning.
* ''Film/MiracleMile'' takes place in one night.
* Most of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' takes place in around two days. (it's unclear how long it takes between Max's capture and his "conscription" as a blood bag)
* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' takes place in one hell of a day - mostly after nightfall.
* ''Film/TheMist'' takes place in a only a couple of days, even thought it's kind hard to tell the days because of...the mist.
* ''Devil'' starts in late afternoon and ends at night, so it takes place only in a couple of hours.
* ''30 Minutes Or Less'' The main part of the movie takes place in 24 hours or so.
* ''Film/PineappleExpress'' takes place in two or three days.
* ''Film/ScenicRoute'' also takes place in only a few days.
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' begins at the morning of one day and it ends at the morning of the next... but given it's not Earth, days are certainly longer than 24 hours.
* The Disney Channel Original Movie ''Film/BadHairDay'' takes place over the course of one entire day - the day of Monica's prom. Excluding the prologue.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ANewHope'' appears to take place over the course of a few days. (There were apparently some scenes written that took place days or weeks earlier, and they were expanded for the later radio version, but they didn't appear in the movie).
** The major part of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' takes place over three days.
** Like ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' also takes place only in a couple of days.
* ''Still Walking'' unfolds over one summer day.
* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess'' plays out over the course of less than two days.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the first two sequels each take place over 2-3 days; except for the prologues, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' seems to take about as long but is less clear on it.
** From Kyle Reese's point of view, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' also spends this estimated timespan (during which he time travels ''twice'').
* ''Film/TrainingDay'', as the name suggests, takes place over the course of a day.
* ''Film/{{Triangle}}'' plays out in less than a day.



* ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' takes place within one day.
* ''Film/{{Nerve}}'' encompasses what may be the most stressful night ''ever''.
* ''[[Film/LethalWeapon Lethal Weapon 3]]'' takes place over the last eight days before Murtaugh's retirement. [[spoiler: In the end, he doesn't retire.]]
* ''Film/TheBlob1958'' happens in one night.

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* ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' takes place within one day.
* ''Film/{{Nerve}}'' encompasses what may be the most stressful night ''ever''.
* ''[[Film/LethalWeapon Lethal Weapon 3]]''
''Film/{{Unknown 2006}}'' takes place over the last eight days before Murtaugh's retirement. [[spoiler: In course of less than 6 hours.
* ''Film/VantagePoint'' covers roughly 23 minutes, shown from 8 points of view throughout
the end, movie.
* Absurdist summer camp comedy ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'' takes great pleasure with this trope. 95% of the film takes place over the course of a single day (August 18th, 1981, with the opening and ending scenes taking place on the previous night and next morning respectively), even showing regular updates about the time of day, but an absurdly large quantity of events are packed into that day, stretching the timeline almost beyond belief.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' happens over the course of two eventful days; a deleted scene would've made it three.
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' takes place over three days: TheTeaser, the DistantFinale, and everything in between.
* [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]] and Comicbook/JeanGrey spend less than a week together in the main ''Film/XMen'' trilogy, but their "relationship" is often remembered as one of the highlights of the series. They both live at Xavier's mansion in the first movie (which takes place over the course of a few days), but they don't see each other at all in the interim between ''X-Men'' and ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', as Logan leaves to look for the Alkali Lake facility and doesn't return until the beginning of ''X2''. Even when Logan returns,
he doesn't retire.]]
* ''Film/TheBlob1958'' happens in
see Jean again (aside from one night.brief conversation with her) until the night before the climactic FinalBattle--during which [[spoiler: Jean dies]].



* The notorious DoorStopper ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' takes place over the course of a single day.
* Each book in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' series takes place with a timespan of two days. This is ''very'' ironic, since the plot involves supernatural Elders that had been waiting for thousands of years.
* Each of the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' books take place in three days, if not less. Although in the Lost Colony [[spoiler:three years pass for the rest of the world while the trip in Hybras only lasted minutes for Artemis. Also, time was flowing differently there so it passed differently for their minds and bodies. As Artemis figured out: An hour per second for a count of forty, followed by a deceleration to thirty minutes per second for a count of eighteen, then a slight jump backwards in time, one minute per second back for a count of two. Then it repeats.]] Then in The Time Paradox, most of the book takes place in the span of ten seconds, though it was roughly three days in the past.
* Similar to the above, the book series ''DreamhouseKings'' have each of its books taking place in a timespan of usually no more than three days. [[TheScrappy Blame Xander and his constant reckness]].



* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill'' takes place in [[GroundhogDayLoop a day that repeats over and over]]. Its film adaptation ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' extends to two (apart from the prologue), one where the protagonist is forced into battle, and the following one with the looping battle. [[spoiler:And once the villain is killed, the hero is sent back to the day before in a [[TrickedOutTime new timeline]].]]
* Each of the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' books take place in three days, if not less. Although in ''The Lost Colony'' [[spoiler:three years pass for the rest of the world, while the trip in Hybras only lasted minutes for Artemis. Also, time was flowing differently there so it passed differently for their minds and bodies. As Artemis figured out: An hour per second for a count of forty, followed by a deceleration to thirty minutes per second for a count of eighteen, then a slight jump backwards in time, one minute per second back for a count of two. Then it repeats.]] Then in ''The Time Paradox'', most of the book takes place in the span of ten seconds, though it was roughly three days in the past.
* Not counting flashbacks to the past, the beginning of ''Ptolemy's Gate'' from ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is said to take place just a few days before the premiere of the great Quentin Makepeace's premiere of the play ''From Wapping to Westminster''. The play itself is when the big climax of the book goes down and everything wraps up the next day.
* Creator/GeneWolfe's ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' consists of four volumes, but covers only a handful of days.
* Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'' takes place over a few days at most; one of the main characters spends most of it on a cross country drive. Vonnegut would later write ''Literature/{{Galapagos}}'', which takes place over a million years.



* Lots of Creator/DeanKoontz novels are like this, while others are a bit longer.
* Each book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' covers maybe three days, which is an incredibly short time given all the abuse the [[MadeOfIron main character]] takes. The fourteenth book ramps this UpToEleven with the first 30 pages taking around three months, then the last 485 pages spanning around 24 hours.

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* Lots ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' spans only two or three days.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the ImmediateSequel to ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', takes place over several hours; it's telling that at the end Grandpa Joe notes he and Charlie have had quite a ''day'' between the tour
of Creator/DeanKoontz novels are like this, while others are the factory in the first book and the events of this one.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' and other books in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' (and TV/film adaptations): [[YearInsideHourOutside
a bit longer.
negligible amount of Earth time passes when people spend ages in Narnia]], and each narrative takes place over a few Earth days at most.
* The build-up to the climax of ''Literature/TheCulture'' novel ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'', by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]], features several different series of events taking place all at once until they converge in a massive train-crash and laser battle. It all takes about 30 minutes or so in story, but spans dozens and dozens of pages as the narrative jumps back and forth as each piece moves incrementally into place. The train crash itself lasts 5 seconds of intense action with about 30 seconds of aftermath and then some additional violence among the survivors, described over several pages in slow detail because there is A LOT going on all at once.
* ''Literature/Discworld'': ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' takes place entirely on [[YouMeanXmas Hogswatchnight]], although a lot of it is spent in various AnthropomorphicPersonification realms where time doesn't pass normally (including the "congruent reality" that enables the Hogfather to visit the entire Disc on a single night). Some other Discworld books have short time spans too. ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has a timespan of a few days; the game at the end of the book is within the same week as the wizards' discussion at the beginning.
* Creator/PhilipKDick's ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', best known as the film ''Film/BladeRunner'' was based on, takes place over the course of a single day. However, the extremely volume and variety of events, life-changing revelations, emotional paradigm shifts, financial windfalls and disasters, and new people met and bonded with in various bizarre ways makes the short timespan seem staggering, especially as it includes the perspectives of both a primary and secondary protagonist. The main character himself can't believe events that happened earlier in the novel were the same day and not another lifetime.
* Similar to the above, the book series ''DreamhouseKings'' have each of its books taking place in a timespan of usually no more than three days. [[TheScrappy Blame Xander and his constant reckness]].
* Each book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' covers maybe three days, which is an incredibly short time given all the abuse the [[MadeOfIron main character]] takes. The fourteenth book Book 14, ''Literature/ColdDays'', ramps this UpToEleven UpToEleven, with the first 30 pages taking around three months, then the last 485 pages spanning around 24 hours.



* Zigzagged in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''. The first third of the book takes place over nine years (including a six year TimeSkip) while the rest of the events occur in less than two months.



* Creator/VirginiaWoolf's ''Literature/MrsDalloway'' takes place over a single day.
* Nicholson Baker's novel ''The Mezzanine'' takes place in the span of a single escalator ride.
* The build-up to the climax of Literature/TheCulture novel ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'', by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]], features several different series of events taking place all at once until they converge in a massive train-crash and laser battle. It all takes about 30 minutes or so in story, but spans dozens and dozens of pages as the narrative jumps back and forth as each piece moves incrementally into place. The train crash itself lasts 5 seconds of intense action with about 30 seconds of aftermath and then some additional violence among the survivors, described over several pages in slow detail because there is A LOT going on all at once.
* Creator/PhilipKDick's ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'', best known as the film ''Film/BladeRunner'' was based on, takes place over the course of a single day. However, the extremely volume and variety of events, life-changing revelations, emotional paradigm shifts, financial windfalls and disasters, and new people met and bonded with in various bizarre ways makes the short timespan seem staggering, especially as it includes the perspectives of both a primary and secondary protagonist. The main character himself can't believe events that happened earlier in the novel were the same day and not another lifetime.



* Vivian Vande Velde's young-adult science fiction novel ''Heir Apparent'' features a teenage girl trapped inside a VR game with time-distorting qualities. While several weeks pass from her perspective, her story is alternated with the attempt to revive her in the real world, where only a few hours pass.



* In stark contrast to his [[Literature/LesMiserables other famous book]], Creator/VictorHugo's ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* A few of the Literature/JustWilliam short stories take place over a single day as does the only novel in the series ''Just William's Luck''.
* Patrick Rothfuss's ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' trilogy has each book being a spoken retelling of a large part of Kvothe's life. Each book in spite being very lengthy represents only a day of his storytelling even though that storytelling covers several years of his life. The strange part is that the actual retelling (with the book read out loud via Audiobook) is well in excess of a 24 hour day in length. To be fair, it's never mentioned that a day is 24 hours in this world.
* Lots of Creator/DeanKoontz novels are like this, while others are a bit longer.
* The Literature/LeftBehind book ''The Indwelling'' takes place within three days, from the time of Nicolae Carpathia's murder to the time that he is supernaturally resurrected in front of millions of people. ''Glorious Appearing'' takes place in no less than two days at the most, since it covers Jesus' SecondComing.
* Georges Perec's ''Life: A User's Manual'' technically takes place over the course of a few seconds on the evening of June 23rd, 1975, though largely told through flashbacks.



* Nicholson Baker's novel ''The Mezzanine'' takes place in the span of a single escalator ride.
* Creator/VirginiaWoolf's ''Literature/MrsDalloway'' takes place over a single day.
* ''Literature/TheNightOfWishes'' starts at [[NewYearhasCome New Year's Eve]] and ends a few minutes after midnight.
* The ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novels all happen within three days, two of which are usually connected by the characters having an all-nighter. The only exception was the first half of the third novel, that adapts a plot-essential chain of events that happen over a longer time in the original webseries.
* ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightenment Of Rachel Griffin]]'' begins on the first day of Rachel's term in [[AcademyOfAdventure Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts]]. The events of the book (uncovering a world-spanning conspiracy, saving classmates' lives several times on different occasions, making friends, and saving the school from [[spoiler: a dragon]]) cover five days. Rachel wonders if the rest of the term is going to be as exciting. She [[TemptingFate certainly hopes not.]]



* Georges Perec's ''Life: A User's Manual'' technically takes place over the course of a few seconds on the evening of June 23rd, 1975, though largely told through flashbacks.

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* Georges Perec's ''Life: A User's Manual'' technically Where many fantasy novels separate their sections into "book 1, book 2, book 3," and so on, the first four books of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' are separated by the day. Very nearly every minute is accounted for, often from multiple perspectives. With time-skips of maybe a week or two in between each book, the entire first tetralogy takes place over a couple months at most.
* Each book in ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' series takes place with a timespan of two days. This is ''very'' ironic, since
the course plot involves supernatural Elders that had been waiting for thousands of years.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** While the twelve-book ''series'' ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' takes place over a period of six months or so, each book encompasses a variable period, ranging from
a few seconds on to forty-eight hours, and only rarely more. These are always exceedingly eventful hours. Most of the evening of June 23rd, 1975, though largely told through flashbacks.unmentioned time seems to be spent in transit from one place to another.



* ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' takes place entirely on [[YouMeanXmas Hogswatchnight]], although a lot of it is spent in various AnthropomorphicPersonification realms where time doesn't pass normally (including the "congruent reality" that enables the Hogfather to visit the entire Disc on a single night). Some other Discworld books have short time spans too. ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has a timespan of a few days; the game at the end of the book is within the same week as the wizards' discussion at the beginning.
* Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'' takes place over a few days at most; one of the main characters spends most of it on a cross country drive. Vonnegut would later write ''Literature/{{Galapagos}}'', which takes place over a million years.
* While the twelve-book ''series'' ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' takes place over a period of six months or so, each book encompasses a variable period, ranging from a few to forty-eight hours, and only rarely more. These are always exceedingly eventful hours. Most of the unmentioned time seems to be spent in transit from one place to another.
* Where many fantasy novels separate their sections into "book 1, book 2, book 3," and so on, the first four books of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' are separated by the day. Very nearly every minute is accounted for, often from multiple perspectives. With time-skips of maybe a week or two in between each book, the entire first tetralogy takes place over a couple months at most.
* Creator/GeneWolfe's ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' consists of four volumes, but covers only a handful of days.
* In stark contrast to his [[Literature/LesMiserables other famous book]], Creator/VictorHugo's ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* The ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novels all happen within three days, two of which are usually connected by the characters having an all-nighter. The only exception was the first half of the third novel, that adapts a plot-essential chain of events that happen over a longer time in the original webseries.
* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' spans only two or three days.
* Patrick Rothfuss's ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' trilogy has each book being a spoken retelling of a large part of Kvothe's life. Each book in spite being very lengthy represents only a day of his storytelling even though that storytelling covers several years of his life. The strange part is that the actual retelling (with the book read out loud via Audiobook) is well in excess of a 24 hour day in length. To be fair, it's never mentioned that a day is 24 hours in this world.
* ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightenment Of Rachel Griffin]]'' begins on the first day of Rachel's term in [[AcademyOfAdventure Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts]]. The events of the book (uncovering a world-spanning conspiracy, saving classmates' lives several times on different occasions, making friends, and saving the school from [[spoiler: a dragon]]) cover five days. Rachel wonders if the rest of the term is going to be as exciting. She [[TemptingFate certainly hopes not.]]
* ''Literature/TheNightOfWishes'' starts at [[NewYearhasCome New Year's Eve]] and ends a few minutes after midnight.
* A few of the Literature/JustWilliam short stories take place over a single day as does the only novel in the series ''Just William's Luck''.
* Vivian Vande Velde's young-adult science fiction novel ''Heir Apparent'' features a teenage girl trapped inside a VR game with time-distorting qualities. While several weeks pass from her perspective, her story is alternated with the attempt to revive her in the real world, where only a few hours pass.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' and other books in [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia the series]] (and TV/film adaptations): [[YearInsideHourOutside a negligible amount of Earth time passes when people spend ages in Narnia]], and each narrative takes place over a few Earth days at most.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the ImmediateSequel to ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', takes place over several hours; it's telling that at the end Grandpa Joe notes he and Charlie have had quite a ''day'' between the tour of the factory in the first book and the events of this one.
* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill'' takes place in [[GroundhogDayLoop a day that repeats over and over]]. Its film adaptation ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' extends to two (apart from the prologue), one where the protagonist is forced into battle, and the following one with the looping battle. [[spoiler:And once the villain is killed, the hero is sent back to the day before in a [[TrickedOutTime new timeline]].]]
* Zigzagged in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''. The first third of the book takes place over nine years (including a six year TimeSkip) while the rest of the events occur in less than two months.
* The Literature/LeftBehind book ''The Indwelling'' takes place within three days, from the time of Nicolae Carpathia's murder to the time that he is supernaturally resurrected in front of millions of people. ''Glorious Appearing'' takes place in no less than two days at the most, since it covers Jesus' SecondComing.
* Not counting flashbacks to the past, the beginning of ''Ptolemy's Gate'' from ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is said to take place just a few days before the premiere of the great Quentin Makepeace's premiere of the play ''From Wapping to Westminster''. The play itself is when the big climax of the book goes down and everything wraps up the next day.

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* ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' takes place entirely on [[YouMeanXmas Hogswatchnight]], although a lot of it is spent in various AnthropomorphicPersonification realms where time doesn't pass normally (including the "congruent reality" that enables the Hogfather to visit the entire Disc on a single night). Some other Discworld books have short time spans too. ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' has a timespan of a few days; the game at the end of the book is within the same week as the wizards' discussion at the beginning.
* Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'' takes place over a few days at most; one of the main characters spends most of it on a cross country drive. Vonnegut would later write ''Literature/{{Galapagos}}'', which takes place over a million years.
* While the twelve-book ''series'' ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' takes place over a period of six months or so, each book encompasses a variable period, ranging from a few to forty-eight hours, and only rarely more. These are always exceedingly eventful hours. Most of the unmentioned time seems to be spent in transit from one place to another.
* Where many fantasy novels separate their sections into "book 1, book 2, book 3," and so on, the first four books of ''Literature/TheRunelords'' are separated by the day. Very nearly every minute is accounted for, often from multiple perspectives. With time-skips of maybe a week or two in between each book, the entire first tetralogy takes place over a couple months at most.
* Creator/GeneWolfe's ''Literature/BookOfTheLongSun'' consists of four volumes, but covers only a handful of days.
* In stark contrast to his [[Literature/LesMiserables other famous book]], Creator/VictorHugo's ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''
The notorious DoorStopper ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' takes place over the course of a few days.
* The ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novels all happen within three days, two of which are usually connected by the characters having an all-nighter. The only exception was the first half of the third novel, that adapts a plot-essential chain of events that happen over a longer time in the original webseries.
* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' spans only two or three days.
* Patrick Rothfuss's ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' trilogy has each book being a spoken retelling of a large part of Kvothe's life. Each book in spite being very lengthy represents only a day of his storytelling even though that storytelling covers several years of his life. The strange part is that the actual retelling (with the book read out loud via Audiobook) is well in excess of a 24 hour day in length. To be fair, it's never mentioned that a day is 24 hours in this world.
* ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightenment Of Rachel Griffin]]'' begins on the first day of Rachel's term in [[AcademyOfAdventure Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts]]. The events of the book (uncovering a world-spanning conspiracy, saving classmates' lives several times on different occasions, making friends, and saving the school from [[spoiler: a dragon]]) cover five days. Rachel wonders if the rest of the term is going to be as exciting. She [[TemptingFate certainly hopes not.]]
* ''Literature/TheNightOfWishes'' starts at [[NewYearhasCome New Year's Eve]] and ends a few minutes after midnight.
* A few of the Literature/JustWilliam short stories take place over a
single day as does the only novel in the series ''Just William's Luck''.
* Vivian Vande Velde's young-adult science fiction novel ''Heir Apparent'' features a teenage girl trapped inside a VR game with time-distorting qualities. While several weeks pass from her perspective, her story is alternated with the attempt to revive her in the real world, where only a few hours pass.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' and other books in [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia the series]] (and TV/film adaptations): [[YearInsideHourOutside a negligible amount of Earth time passes when people spend ages in Narnia]], and each narrative takes place over a few Earth days at most.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'', the ImmediateSequel to ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', takes place over several hours; it's telling that at the end Grandpa Joe notes he and Charlie have had quite a ''day'' between the tour of the factory in the first book and the events of this one.
* ''LightNovel/AllYouNeedIsKill'' takes place in [[GroundhogDayLoop a day that repeats over and over]]. Its film adaptation ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' extends to two (apart from the prologue), one where the protagonist is forced into battle, and the following one with the looping battle. [[spoiler:And once the villain is killed, the hero is sent back to the day before in a [[TrickedOutTime new timeline]].]]
* Zigzagged in ''Literature/TheFatalDream''. The first third of the book takes place over nine years (including a six year TimeSkip) while the rest of the events occur in less than two months.
* The Literature/LeftBehind book ''The Indwelling'' takes place within three days, from the time of Nicolae Carpathia's murder to the time that he is supernaturally resurrected in front of millions of people. ''Glorious Appearing'' takes place in no less than two days at the most, since it covers Jesus' SecondComing.
* Not counting flashbacks to the past, the beginning of ''Ptolemy's Gate'' from ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is said to take place just a few days before the premiere of the great Quentin Makepeace's premiere of the play ''From Wapping to Westminster''. The play itself is when the big climax of the book goes down and everything wraps up the next
day.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is prone to this, what with Holmes being able to solve mysteries fairly quickly. "A Study in Pink" takes place in just a little over a day, "The Blind Banker" and "The Great Game" in about three days each, and "The Hounds of Baskerville" lasts two or three days. "The Sign of Three", however, takes the cake by taking place almost exclusively over the course of a single speech, with much of the actual action taking place in flashbacks. "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "His Last Vow" then avert the trope by lasting for months.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the first half of series 1, 3, 4 and 5 (from the companions introduction to the episode where they reunite them with their parents or fiancé) take place over three, maybe four days from the Doctor and companion's viewpoint with little or no off-screen adventuring.
** Prior to the TimeSkip, the Harold Saxon arc encompassing series 3 occurs over a couple of days (from Saxon and his cronies' viewpoint).
*** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in ''The End of Time'', to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in "Victory of the Daleks" probably takes less than a week, as ''The End of Time'', ''The Eleventh Hour'', ''The Beast Below'' and ''Victory of the Daleks'' all lead straight into each other. The events of ''The Day of The Doctor'' are implied to end almost immediately before, and from Galifrey's perspective it's the same day as ''The End of Time''.
** The events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV Movie]] unfold over New Year's Eve 1999 and the early hours of New Year's Day 2000.
** The war in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] has lasted "many generations" due to cloning technology. In reality, it lasted roughly a week.
** The entirety of season 12, along with the first few stories of season 13, which all lead into each other, takes place in only a few days.
* Spoofed in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', where Dorothy mentions not having read ''ComicStrip/ApartmentThreeG'' in over twenty years and Blanche, who reads it every day offers to fill her in on what's happened since. Although her exposition is interrupted, it starts with "Well, let me catch you up - it is later the same day..."
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' takes up so far about 45 days with a 1 year time skip between seasons 3 and 4. Episodes tend to be about 1 day long, but several are real time except for perhaps a final scene.
* Though the main plot of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has taken place over several year, the framing device (Older Ted telling the story of how he met their mother to his kids) is implied to be taking place in a very short period. The kids don't age, change clothes or move from their spots on the sofa so it's likely this is all taking place over one very long afternoon. Parodied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOe4_kdqsmU season 9 promo]]. And where the first eight seasons have generally each covered a year each (give or take), the final season all takes place over the course of three days (not counting the odd FlashBack or FlashForward).



* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'': Every episode takes place over a day, except for one case where one day is covered by two episodes.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', appropriately titled "Forever In A Day," appears at first to take place over several days, but in the end is revealed [[spoiler:to have taken place entirely in Daniel's head, with barely a second or two having elapsed from where the ColdOpen left off]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had "38 Minutes", which took place in approximately real time. 38 minutes is how long a Stargate can be kept open with a reasonable amount of power, and an hour-long TV episode is actually around 40 minutes.

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* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'': Every episode takes place over a day, except for one case where one day ''Series/BreakingBad'': From Season 1 (Pilot) to Season 5 (Fifty-One) is covered by two episodes.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', appropriately titled "Forever In A Day," appears at first to take place over several days, but in the end is revealed [[spoiler:to have taken place entirely in Daniel's head, with barely
only a second or two having elapsed year. However, from where the ColdOpen left off]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had "38 Minutes", which took place in approximately real time. 38 minutes
"Fifty-One" to "Felina" is how long a Stargate can be kept open with a reasonable amount of power, and an hour-long TV episode is actually around 40 minutes.another one year.



* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'': Every episode takes place over a day, except for one case where one day is covered by two episodes.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The entirety of season 12, along with the first few stories of season 13, which all lead into each other, takes place in only a few days.
** The events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV Movie]] unfold over New Year's Eve 1999 and the early hours of New Year's Day 2000.
** In the new series, most of the time, a new companion's first few episodes will take place over a few days before they are initially returned to their home time, with little-to-no off-screen adventures.
*** For Rose, from [[Recap/DoctorWho27E1Rose "Rose"]] to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]] is only a few days. For the Doctor, on the other hand, it's been over a century (because he popped out briefly near the end of "Rose" and went adventuring for that long before he came back). And, for Jackie and Mickey, it's a year, due to the TARDIS bringing them back to London a year late.
*** The first 6 episodes of Series 3 ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock "Gridlock"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E5EvolutionOfTheDaleks "Evolution of the Daleks"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment "The Lazarus Experiment"]]) take place over the span of not more than four, maybe five, days from the Doctor and Martha's POV. After this, however, there are some fairly substantial time skips.
** Prior to the TimeSkip, the Harold Saxon arc encompassing series 3 occurs over a couple of days (from Saxon and his cronies' viewpoint).
** The war in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] has lasted "many generations" due to cloning technology. In reality, it lasted roughly a week.
** From the Doctor's perspective, everything from stepping out of the TARDIS on the Oodsphere in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] to leaving the War Rooms with Amy in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] probably takes less than a week, as "The End of Time", [[Recap/DoctorWHoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow "The Beast Below"]] and "Victory of the Daleks" all lead straight into each other.
** From Clara Oswald's perspective, the events of [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]] take place over the span of less than three days. For the Doctor, on the other hand, the episodes cover ''over 900 years''.
* The entirety of the first season of ''Series/EmeraldCity'' takes place over the course of 10 days at the most. In [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress"]] both Elizabeth and Anna concur in their estimation that the Beast Forever will manifest in 8 days, when the two moons align. This event takes place at the end of [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E10NoPlaceLikeHome "No Place Like Home"]].



* Spoofed in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', where Dorothy mentions not having read ''ComicStrip/ApartmentThreeG'' in over twenty years and Blanche, who reads it every day offers to fill her in on what's happened since. Although her exposition is interrupted, it starts with "Well, let me catch you up - it is later the same day..."
* Though the main plot of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has taken place over several year, the framing device (Older Ted telling the story of how he met their mother to his kids) is implied to be taking place in a very short period. The kids don't age, change clothes or move from their spots on the sofa so it's likely this is all taking place over one very long afternoon. Parodied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOe4_kdqsmU season 9 promo]]. And where the first eight seasons have generally each covered a year each (give or take), the final season all takes place over the course of three days (not counting the odd FlashBack or FlashForward).



* ''Series/BreakingBad'': From Season 1 (Pilot) to Season 5 (Fifty-One) is only a year. However, from "Fifty-One" to "Felina" is another one year.
* ''Series/WetHotAmericanSummerFirstDayOfCamp'' shares this trope with the film it's a prequel to, covering the first day of camp (as opposed to the film's focus on the last.)
* ''[[Series/StellaUS Stella]]'' takes it even further. The episode "Vegetables," for example, has the main characters decide to grow crops on the floor of their apartment, bring in migrant workers to harvest the bounty, run out of produce due to over-farming, have their apartment foreclosed on by the bank, become forced to take jobs as migrant workers themselves, and finally be rescued by their boss, who turns out to be one of their previous workers they accidentally inspired to become wealthy. All but the last event happens to them in the space of one day. The three leads also created ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'', not surprisingly.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': From Season 1 (Pilot) ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is prone to Season 5 (Fifty-One) is only a year. However, from "Fifty-One" this, what with Holmes being able to "Felina" is another one year.
* ''Series/WetHotAmericanSummerFirstDayOfCamp'' shares this
solve mysteries fairly quickly. "A Study in Pink" takes place in just a little over a day, "The Blind Banker" and "The Great Game" in about three days each, and "The Hounds of Baskerville" lasts two or three days. "The Sign of Three", however, takes the cake by taking place almost exclusively over the course of a single speech, with much of the actual action taking place in flashbacks. "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "His Last Vow" then avert the trope with the film it's a prequel to, covering the by lasting for months.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', appropriately titled "Forever In A Day," appears at
first day of camp (as opposed to take place over several days, but in the film's focus on end is revealed [[spoiler:to have taken place entirely in Daniel's head, with barely a second or two having elapsed from where the last.)
ColdOpen left off]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had "38 Minutes", which took place in approximately real time. 38 minutes is how long a Stargate can be kept open with a reasonable amount of power, and an hour-long TV episode is actually around 40 minutes.
* ''[[Series/StellaUS Stella]]'' takes it even further. The episode "Vegetables," "Vegetables", for example, has the main characters decide to grow crops on the floor of their apartment, bring in migrant workers to harvest the bounty, run out of produce due to over-farming, have their apartment foreclosed on by the bank, become forced to take jobs as migrant workers themselves, and finally be rescued by their boss, who turns out to be one of their previous workers they accidentally inspired to become wealthy. All but the last event happens to them in the space of one day. The three leads also created ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer'', not surprisingly.surprisingly.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' takes up so far about 45 days with a 1 year time skip between seasons 3 and 4. Episodes tend to be about 1 day long, but several are real time except for perhaps a final scene.



* The entirety of the first season of ''Series/EmeraldCity'' takes place over the course of 10 days at the most. [[note]]In [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress"]] both Elizabeth and Anna concur in their estimation that the Beast Forever will manifest in 8 days, when the two moons align. This event takes place at the end of [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E10NoPlaceLikeHome "No Place Like Home"]][[/note]]

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* The entirety of ''Series/WetHotAmericanSummerFirstDayOfCamp'' shares this trope with the film it's a prequel to, covering the first season day of ''Series/EmeraldCity'' takes place over camp (as opposed to the course of 10 days at film's focus on the most. [[note]]In [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress"]] both Elizabeth and Anna concur in their estimation that the Beast Forever will manifest in 8 days, when the two moons align. This event takes place at the end of [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E10NoPlaceLikeHome "No Place Like Home"]][[/note]]last.)
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* The entirety of the first season of ''Series/EmeraldCity'' takes place over the course of 10 days at the most. [[note]]In [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress"]] both Elizabeth and Anna concur in their estimation that the Beast Forever will manifest in 8 days, when the two moons align. This event takes place at the end of [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E10NoPlaceLikeHome "No Place Like Home"]][[/note]]
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* ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over about twenty-four hours, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place over about a year. This is also true with the book, as noted below in Literature.

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* ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over about twenty-four hours, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place over about a year. This is also true with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the book, book]], as noted below in Literature.



* While each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book takes place over roughly one year, the last third of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 13 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The eighth film, which covers the same events, qualifies as well.

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* While each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book takes place over roughly one year, the last third of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 13 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows eighth film, film]], which covers the same events, qualifies as well.
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* While each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book takes place over roughly one year, the second half of ''Deathly Hallows'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 21 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The eighth film, which covers the same events, qualifies as well.

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* While each ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book takes place over roughly one year, the second half last third of ''Deathly Hallows'' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' minus the epilogue ([[spoiler:the Gringotts raid, Hogsmeade, the Battle of Hogwarts]]), 21 13 chapters, takes place over about 24 hours, from the morning of 1 May 1998 to that of the following day. The eighth film, which covers the same events, qualifies as well.
28th Feb '17 10:19:38 PM SunriseWarrior
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* In stark contrast the other film, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue, ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the]] [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over the course of around twenty-four hours. This is also true with the book, as noted below in Literature.

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* In stark contrast the other film, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue, ''[[Film/HarryPotter ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the]] [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' takes place over the course of around about twenty-four hours.hours, aside from the flashbacks and the epilogue. This is in stark contrast to the other films, which each take place over about a year. This is also true with the book, as noted below in Literature.
15th Feb '17 2:38:57 PM gojira96
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** The entirety of season 12, along with the first few stories of season 13, which all lead into each other, takes place in only a few days.
5th Feb '17 8:22:28 AM KingLyger
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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil [[Videogame/ResidentEvil0 0]], [[Videogame/ResidentEvil1 1]]'', and ''[[Videogame/ResidentEvil2 2]]'', each take place over a single night each; furthermore, the events of ''0'' and ''1'' take place on ''consecutive'' nights. Also, # [[Videogame/ResidentEvil4 4]] takes place over two days at most. ''[[Videogame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' is a bit more vague.

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* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil [[Videogame/ResidentEvil0 0]], [[Videogame/ResidentEvil1 1]]'', and ''[[Videogame/ResidentEvil2 2]]'', 2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard 7]]'' each take place over a single night each; furthermore, night. Furthermore, the events of ''0'' and ''1'' take place on ''consecutive'' nights. Also, # [[Videogame/ResidentEvil4 4]] ''[[Videogame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'' takes place over two days days, at most. ''[[Videogame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' is a bit more vague.
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