since 1977, Nickelodeon or Nick provided viewers with cartoons like SpongeBob SquarePants and live-action sitcoms like zoe 101, iCarly, and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. For some viewers, these were important shows to watch in childhood.
Nickelodeon continues to air newer shows like side shoot, warped!, and reruns of classic cartoons today, but the network isn’t just known for producing TV shows. A few Nickelodeon original films have premiered over the years, whether they were sequels to a popular television show or standalone films. With so many films to choose from, there are plenty of films under 1 hour and 40 minutes in length for viewers who are pressed for time.
“Charlotte’s Net” (2006) – 97 minutes
Wilbur (voiced by Dominik Scott Kay) is a curious piglet that Fern (Dakota Fanning) rescued and taken to the farm to meet the other animals. Wilbur soon learns that he won’t be able to see the first snowflake because he will be gone by then. Hoping not to be eaten, he befriends the charismatic spider Charlotte (voiced by Julia Roberts) ready to rescue him.
Charlotte’s Web based on the popular children’s book by EB White. With remarkable life lessons worthy of following the characters in the film, this live-action film has a total running time of 97 minutes. Charlotte’s Web is available on the Roku channel.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) – 96 minutes
Typically, old houses in movies have mysteries and secrets waiting to be discovered. Jared, Simon (Freddie Highmore), Mallory (Sarah Bolger) and her mother move into a spooky old house known as the Spiderwick Estate. As Jared, Simon and Mallory explore the rooms of the house, they discover strange creatures like fairies and goblins hiding in the shadows. All these creatures are after a book by Arthur Spiderwick.
The Spiderwick Chronicles(2008)runs for 96 minutes, with most of the film’s action taking place in one day. The film’s fantasy narrative is similar to the plot of The bad death (1981) where creatures start attacking the people who open and read the cursed book. The Spiderwick Chronicles is available on YouTube.
Nacho Libre (2006) – 92 minutes
Among Jack Black’s film roles like Kung Fu Panda (2008) and The holidays (2006) is Nacho Libre (2006). In the film he played Igancio, his friends call him Nacho, who worked as a cook in a monastery in Mexico. He takes care of the orphans and wants them to eat a wholesome, healthy meal, but there isn’t enough money. Nacho thinks he can make money for the food by becoming a luchador. He will also gain the desired fame and respect.
In 92 minutes, viewers will see a caring, somewhat clueless chef transform into a highly respected wrestler who competes in lucha libre wrestling matches and will win the hearts of many fans. the funny movie, Nacho Libre is available on Hulu.
“Yours, Mine and Ours” (2005) – 88 minutes
After the death of his wife, Admiral Frank Beardsley (Dennis Quaid) raised his children as if they were Coast Guard members. He had high expectations for each of his eight children and only expected them to stick to his rigorous plan. Helen North (Rene Russo) raised her ten children by encouraging them to pursue their artistic passions. After a successful blind date and a long story of getting to know each other, they decide to get married. But the real adventures and mishaps begin when their children all have to get along in one household.
Your mine and ours (2005) is the ideal film for the whole family. Even though the film is only 88 minutes long, it’s packed with messy, hilarious gags the kids come up with for each other to show which family of children is really in charge. Also, there are some familiar faces that viewers might notice from previous Nickelodeon shows. Your mine and ours is available on Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video.
“The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” (2004) – 87 minutes
SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) has counted down the days until the grand opening of Krusty Krab 2 with the announcement of the new manager. However, the opening ceremonies are cut short when King Neptune claims Mr. Krabs stole his crown and tells SpongeBob to retrieve his crown within six days or Mr. Krabs will be punished.
Patrick (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) joins SpongeBob on an adventure that stretches far beyond Bikini Bottom. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie has a running time of 87 minutes. This is the first SpongeBob SquarePants movie, and three SpongeBob SquarePants movies are slated for release in 2023. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is available on Amazon Prime Video.
“Miracle Park” (2019) – 85 minutes
Almost everyone enjoys amusement parks, whether it’s sweet desserts, competitive carnival games, or thrilling rides. June (spoken by Briana Densky) sketched and built their prototype roller coaster rides as part of their Wonderland amusement park. Over time, she gradually loses interest in her park. Walking through a forest, she found her imaginative amusement park come to life, only now it’s falling apart.
Within 85 minutes, June and her team of talking animals attempt to restore the park to its original living state before it disappears entirely. wonder park(2019)is produced by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Moviesand is available on YouTube.
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010) – 83 minutes
before Victoria Justice starred in rom-coms such as The perfect pairing (2022), viewers may have seen her on shows like zoe 101 or victoriousbut she also starred in the 2010 film The boy the werewolf screamed. Justice portrayed Jordan Sands, a teenager living with her younger brother Hunter (Track Ellison) and her father David (Matt Winston). After wandering through the castle, Jordan accidentally steps on blood splatters and begins to display werewolf-like qualities and abilities.
The boy the werewolf screamed has a running time of 83 minutes. Plenty of time for viewers to learn if Jordan’s curse can be mastered or if she will have to control her werewolf-like tendencies from her father and the rest of the townsfolk. The boy the werewolf screamed is available on Netflix.
“Bewitched” (2013) – 75 minutes
To have a bad or unlucky day is an understatement for Meg Murphy (Ciara Bravo) and your family. She might not have been as unlucky as the kids Little giants (1994) or Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996-2022). But every day can bring new unpleasant surprises for her family members, from a power outage to a broken water well. This curse dates back to her great-great-grandfather being cursed by a witch, except that witch intended every member of the Murphy family to be cursed.
Most members of the Murphy family did not address their unfortunate problems, they tried, if possible, to avoid all cases that could lead to these mishaps. In just 75 minutes, viewers will see Meg, determined to live a normal life, attempt to undo a curse. bewitched(2013) is available on Netflix.
‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ (2016) – 65 minutes
Based on the 1993 competitive game show under the same name, the 2016 film Legends of the Hidden Temple focuses on Sadie (Isabela Mercedes), Noah (Colin Critchley) and Dudley (Jet Juergensmeyer), three siblings who are in Mexico, where the Hidden Temple amusement park is. Noah believes the legend behind the amusement park is true, while his sister Sadie believes it’s a marketing ploy. After sneaking behind the temple gates, Noah, Sadie and Dudley fall into the temple’s trap.
The TV show ran for three seasons from 1993 to 1995. Each episode of the TV show lasts 30 minutes while the film is 65 minutes long. The game show was revived for a season on the CW in 2021, but this time the show was geared towards adults rather than kids completing challenges. Legends of the Hidden Templethe film is available on Netflix.
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