Loneliness Movies

List of the best movies about loneliness selected by visitors to our site: Taxi Driver, Wild Strawberries, Fight Club, Into the Wild, Her, The Lobster, Let Me In, The Great Gatsby, Red Desert, Cast Away.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTaxi drivers, Introverts, Drivers
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Depression, Insomnia
PlaceNew York
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountrySweden
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Actors
PlotLoneliness, First love, Dreams
PlaceSweden
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne, in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara, a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersHippies
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, The escape
PlaceNature, Forest, Alaska, USA
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersProgrammers, Writers, Friends
PlotLove, Artificial Intelligence, Obsession, Loneliness, Computers
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Beautiful, Philosophical

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersVampire, Teachers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Supernatural, First love, Snow
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Gothic

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersMillionaires, Friends, Lovers
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Loneliness, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, Estate, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:02
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders, Depression, Curses, Fog
PlaceItaly
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Ugo's old pal, Corrado, shows up in town on a business trip and is more sensitive to Giuliana's anxieties. They begin an affair, but it does little to quell Giuliana's existential fears, and her mental state rapidly deteriorates.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersHermits, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Survival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel
PlaceUninhabited island, Aircraft, Jungle, Islands, Russia
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Beautiful landscapes, For men

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:41
CharactersPhotographers, Actors, Housewives
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceJapan, Hotels, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
PlotLoneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotDepression, True love
StyleRomantic, To cry, Philosophical, Touching

A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Apocalypse, Adventure, Alien invasion
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleDystopian, Epic, Cyberpunk

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersDogs, Crocodiles, Snake
PlotTravel, Snow, Vans
StyleBy books

A woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the western United States after losing everything in the Great Recession, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:45
CharactersSamurai, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Heroes
PlotChase
PlaceParis, France
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive, For men

Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, DC, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Friends, Losers, Gardeners
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Experiments
PlaceUSA
TimeWinter
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Gothic

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersRobots, Heroes, Losers
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Fascinating, Serious

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for commercial purposes, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell who loves the forest and its creatures, so decides to take matters into his own hands to protect what he loves.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotLove, Relationship, Investigation, Death, Supernatural
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration03:34
CharactersAstronauts, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Smart, Disturbing

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49
CharactersImmortals, Scientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Makes me think

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersRobots, Sisters, Cats, Psychotherapists
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceMountains, Metro, Cemetery, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Kind, Cute

Rémy and Mélanie are thirty years old and live in the same district in Paris. She multiplies missed appointments on social networks while he struggles to meet. Both victims of this loneliness of the big cities, at the time hyper connected where one thinks however that to meet should be simpler ... Two individuals, two courses. Without knowing it, they take two roads that will lead them in the same direction ... that of a love story?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryItaly
Duration02:00
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Child Prodigies, Pianists
PlotMusic, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryIceland
Duration01:33
CharactersFish, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cold
PlaceCaves, Antarctica, Helicopters, Arctic
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, For men

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDoctors
PlotLove, Time travel, Puzzles, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, USA, Office
StylePopular, Romantic, Exciting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryWest Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily, Mute, Parents
PlotTravel, Lost memory
PlaceDeserts, Texas, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, West Germany, France
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Immortals, Poets
PlotLove, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceGermany
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.





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