quietly brilliant

i just realized this is a favorite sub-genre of mine: simplistic and gentle (indies, usually) that struck a chord with me... so here's a list (roughly ranked and hardly in any order)

  • Lovesong
  • Let the Right One In
  • Short Term 12
  • Paterson
  • Moonlight
  • Melancholia
  • Pariah
  • A Single Man
  • American Honey
  • The Fits
  • Cameraperson
  • Her
  • Take Shelter
  • Carol
  • Cake
  • Polytechnique
  • 20th Century Women
  • Mommy
  • Breathe
  • Hunger
  • Like Crazy
  • Still Alice
  • Son of Saul
  • Jackie
  • Beginners
  • Mustang
  • The Piano
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Appropriate Behavior
  • Into the Forest
  • Rust and Bone
  • Junebug
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • Lore
  • Midnight Special
  • Under the Skin
  • Certain Women
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Another Earth
  • Weekend
  • A Separation
  • The Lobster
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Room
  • It Follows
  • Lost River
  • With Every Heartbeat
  • Obvious Child
  • Starlet
  • Girlhood
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Frances Ha
  • The Master
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phoenix
  • Atonement
  • Blue Valentine
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Tomboy
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Chungking Express
  • Lost in Translation
  • The One I Love
  • Miss Stevens
  • The Witch
  • Queen of Earth
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Always Shine
  • Doubt
  • Loving
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Dogtooth
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Eagle vs Shark
  • Moon
  • Alps
  • Blue Ruin
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • Freeheld
  • The Eyes of My Mother
  • Nocturama
  • Faults
  • Wild
  • Water Lilies
  • Christine
  • I Believe in Unicorns
  • Somewhere
  • I Origins
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Mosquita y Mari
  • I Will Follow
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever
  • Personal Shopper
  • Ida
  • Evolution