Slow Cinema/CCC

Slow Cinema, or Contemporary Contemplative Cinema, is best described as a style that downplays events in favor of mood. Slow cinema directors slow down the pace of dialogue and character movement, as well as extend shots beyond normal length.

Here I've tried to add every movie that could confidently be considered slow cinema into a master list. I've seen a lot of slow cinema lists seem to add anything that's even somewhat slow or including movies that are totally outside the boundaries of slow cinema. So here I've put a lot of effort into only including movies that fit the description perfectly.

  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part
  • 11 x 14
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest
  • 13 Lakes
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 24 City
  • 24 Frames
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • 36
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Abendland
  • About Endlessness
  • The Absent
  • Adam's Passion
  • Adela
  • The Adventures of Iron Pussy
  • The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375
  • Afternoon
  • Alamar
  • Alexander the Great
  • Alexandra
  • All That She Wants
  • All Things Were Now Overtaken By Silence
  • Almost There
  • Alps
  • Amour
  • Ananke
  • And What Is the Summer Saying
  • Another Year
  • Another Year
  • Artificial Paradises
  • Artificial Paradises
  • As Bodas de Deus
  • Ascension
  • At Sea
  • At the First Breath of Wind
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Aurora
  • Autumn Almanac
  • The Banishment
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Bastards
  • Battle in Heaven
  • Beau Travail
  • The Beekeeper
  • Behemoth
  • Bestiary
  • Beyond the Hills
  • Birdsong
  • Bitter Money
  • Black and White Trypps Number Three
  • Blissfully Yours
  • Blood
  • Blood
  • The Blue Planet
  • Bombón el perro
  • Bovines
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Bullet in the Head
  • Butterflies Have No Memories
  • By the name of Tania
  • Caché
  • Café Lumière
  • Camille Claudel, 1915
  • Cardiogram
  • Casa de Lava
  • Centaur
  • Centaur
  • Century of Birthing
  • Century of Smoke
  • The Child
  • Chronicle of a Disappearance
  • A City of Sadness
  • Climates
  • Closing Time
  • Clouds of May
  • Coast of Death
  • Cochihza
  • Code Unknown
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Colossal Youth
  • Come and Go
  • Confession
  • Corn Island
  • The Corridor
  • Cremaster 1
  • Crosscurrent
  • Crude Oil
  • Curling
  • Damnation
  • Daughter of the Nile
  • Daughter... Father... Daughter
  • Dawn
  • The Day Before the End
  • Day Night Day Night
  • Dead Man
  • Dead Slow Ahead
  • Dead Souls