Gentle Cinema

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

I got a lot of recommendations for films, most of which seemed to not have pleasant people in them or leave you feeling lovely or felt a bit raucous, but clearly other people felt like they belonged, so I've started Gentle Cinema 2: Crowdsourced Edition. If you like these films, then maybe you'll like some of those too :)

  • 10 Items or Less
  • After Life
  • After the Storm
  • Alamar
  • April Story
  • Attila Marcel
  • Babette's Feast
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Before Sunrise
  • Brooklyn
  • Cemetery of Splendour
  • Chef
  • Columbus
  • Enchanted April
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Eternity
  • Faces Places
  • The Four Times
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Gardening With Soul
  • Good Morning
  • How Far Is Heaven
  • I Wish
  • The Illusionist
  • Into Great Silence
  • Journey To Greenland
  • Kedi
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Kikujiro
  • Land of the Long White Cloud
  • Linda Linda Linda
  • Louise by the Shore
  • Love Story
  • Lucky
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • The Man Who Planted Trees
  • Manakamana
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Museum Hours
  • My Afternoons with Margueritte
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Once
  • One Fine Spring Day
  • Only Yesterday
  • Our Little Sister
  • Our Souls at Night
  • Paperman
  • Paris Can Wait
  • Paterson
  • Person to Person
  • Prince Avalanche
  • The Scent of Green Papaya
  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • A Simple Life
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • The Station Agent
  • Still Walking
  • A Story of Yonosuke
  • The Straight Story
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Tampopo
  • The Taste of Tea
  • Things to Come
  • The Vertical Ray of the Sun
  • Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua
  • When the Cat Comes
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort