Gentle Cinema

Pleasant people doing pleasant things and there's not much drama and you just kind of feel lovely about the world.

Note: gentle isn't the same as uplifting or heartwarming (sorry, WE ARE THE BEST! fans). It isn't the same as "quietly understated and heartbreaking" (sorry, YI YI and PARIS TEXAS fans). But feel free to go start those lists! Basically I started this one to find more films like ALAMAR, so if you've seen that, would love suggestions.

  • Alamar
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Paterson
  • Our Little Sister
  • I Wish
  • Four Times
  • Faces Places
  • Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Love Story
  • How Far Is Heaven
  • Before Sunrise
  • 10 Items or Less
  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun
  • The Scent of Green Papaya
  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?
  • The Straight Story
  • Manakamana
  • Eternity
  • Into Great Silence
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Gardening With Soul
  • Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Museum Hours
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Journey To Greenland
  • Kedi
  • Tampopo
  • Prince Avalanche
  • Good Morning
  • Happy
  • Happythankyoumoreplease
  • Liberal Arts
  • Columbus
  • One Fine Spring Day
  • Boyhood
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • My Afternoons with Margueritte
  • Julie & Julia
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Chef
  • Only Yesterday
  • After Life
  • After the Storm
  • The Man Who Planted Trees
  • Person to Person
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Enchanted April
  • Pop Aye
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • April Story
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Lucky
  • A Simple Life