Movie Marathon Record

Movie Marathon Records

Your one-stop source if you are looking for movie marathon world records. All records are as collected by me, the self-appointed curator of movie marathon records.

The Longest Movie Marathon

Guinness World Records Logo

Guinness World Records lists the longest movie marathon as 121 hours and 18 minutes long. This record was set by Suresh Joachim in South Africa. Suresh’s record beat the previous record holder’s 2008 record of 120 hours.

Per Guinness World Records rules, Suresh had to watch all of the movies without averting his eyes from the screen. Suresh was allowed to take 10 minute breaks between each movie. Eating, drinking, standing and stretching were permitted as long as his eyes stayed on the screen.

Other claims for the longest movie marathon exist. However, they are unverified by Guinness.

The Longest Running 24 Hour Movie Marathon Event

Boston Sci-fi festival and thonFirst PlaceThe Boston Sci-Fi film festival is a 10 day film festival that culminates in a 24 hour movie marathon.The festival and ‘thon have been running since 1976 – 45 years!

Second place – CWRU Film Society Science Fiction Marathon

CWRU Film Society LogoAt 44 years, this is the second longest running annual movie marathon event currently known! Not to be outdone by Boston, they run 36-hour sci-fi movie marathons!

Third Place – The 24 Hour Ohio Sci-fi Marathon has been showing since 1987, for 27 consecutive years,  and thirty-one 24 hour movie marathons total.

The Longest Film Series in a Box Set

The James Bond film series, at an impressive 23 movies made over 50 years, totaling more than 48 hours of movie watching fun, in one convenient box set.

Call to Action!

Do you know of another movie marathon record that has these beat? Or a record that is missing from this hall of fame? If so, contact me and I will set things right!

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