Sometimes, we all just want to be with ourselves. We isolate and alienate but still want someone to be there, not sure who, but someone. This strange emptiness is complex and yes, not everyone can understand it, except for those, in films, who are going through the same. Hence, When you are feeling lonely, or in a low mood just grab a title from our list of ’10 Films That Can Cure Your Loneliness’, and lose yourself in the incredible world of cinema for the next few hours. I am sure, You won’t regret it.
So here we present to you, our best picks of 10 Films That Can Cure Your Loneliness.
10. Lost In Translation (2003) Dir. Sofia Coppola
Lost In Translation is one of the best portrayals of the loneliness that can infect people even when they are surrounded by others.
Featuring the intimate friendship between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson whilst they’re in Tokyo, leading up to some of the most gently touching moments in twenty first century cinema.
9. Children of Heaven (1997) Dir. Majid Majidi
Iranian cinema is scarce but worth the time. Majid Majidi’s masterpiece Children of Heaven is no exception. Following a brother’s quest to help his sister after he loses her shoes, this film is one of the most beautiful movies ever made.
Children of Heaven is the most adorable of all the 10 Films That Can Cure Your Loneliness, and it’s a must watch.
8. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
It is the story of two girls who move to the country side so that they could live near to the hospital where their mother works. While playing around, the girls befriends a giant who is spirit in actual that lives in the forest nearby.
7. Good Will Hunting (1997) Dir.Gus Van Sant
Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting can easily be considered as one of the better films about overcoming past struggle. A teacher helps a lad to realize his mathematical potential, while they explore deep into his past traumas.
6. How Green was My Valley (1941) Dir. John Ford
A family settled in the mining village where the chief occupation is the same, hopes for a better future for their youngest son
5. One From The Heart (1982) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
This film is bit different from the kind of genre Coppola works on. It is the story of couple who breaks up their relationship in Las Vegas and celebrate the 4th of July with a new partner. It is a brilliantly stunning film.
4. Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks, 1983)
The film portrays the relationship of a mother and a daughter while both of them deal with a similar love-relationship issue. The mother is in search of a true love while her daughter faces marital issues. They both help each other through their issues while learning the simple joys of life.
3. Life is Sweet (1990) Dir. Mike Leigh
It is the story of a middle class family that includes a shop assistant and a cook husband with their twin daughters while they try to sort out their lives in a working class suburb in London.
2. The Koumiko Mystery (1965) Dir. Chris Marker
A filmmaker, while filming the on going Olympics game meets a Japanese girl. He finds him mysterious and intriguing that initiates a conversation, while the filmmaker gets to know her unique perspective in life.
1. A Brighter Summer Day (1991) Dir. Edward Yang
It is the story of Xiao Si’r, as he grew up in Taiwan during the 1960s, encountering just about everything that a child could hope to encounter throughout their teenage years.
So, here we wind up our list of 10 Films That Can Cure Your Loneliness, but if you think that there is some title, which is missing and has helped as a remedy in your loneliness, then do let us know in the comments section below. We would love to include your choice.
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