Mélancholy as a Breathtaking Aesthetic Emotion

Essential melancholy for people who'd love to bedew in sadness, full of contemplation as we then witness these characters at their crossroads. Moody, brutal and brooding but not entirely devoid of wonder. This is an ever growing list so suggestions are much appreciated.

  • Melancholia
  • Fallen Angels
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Chungking Express
  • Wings of Desire
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Before Midnight
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Love & Pop
  • Maborosi
  • Children of Men
  • Adaptation.
  • The Green Ray
  • Never Let Me Go
  • A Monster Calls
  • Short Term 12
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • A Single Man
  • Lost in Translation
  • Ashes of Time
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Incendies
  • 25th Hour
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Her
  • Happy Together
  • Sans Soleil
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Come and See
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Frances Ha
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Weekend
  • 45 Years
  • Love Letter
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Norwegian Wood
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Closer
  • The Reader
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Bay of Angels
  • Lola
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Graduate
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • American History X
  • The 400 Blows
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Dogville
  • Persona
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Three Colors: White
  • Secret Sunshine
  • Ghost World
  • Perfect Sense
  • The Hours
  • Harmful Insect
  • Beginners
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Trainspotting
  • 20th Century Women
  • The Breakfast Club
  • 3-Iron
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Kes
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Private Life
  • 100 Yen Love
  • The Lobster
  • Jules and Jim
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Tony Takitani
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Certified Copy
  • Anomalisa
  • Ida
  • Roma
  • Late Spring
  • Dark City
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Road
  • Han Gong-ju
  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • Tokyo Story
  • A Ghost Story
  • An Elephant Sitting Still