Loneliness Movies

List of the best movies about loneliness selected by visitors to our site: Wild Strawberries, Fight Club, Before We Go, Red Desert, Repulsion, Silent Running, Taxi Driver, Le Samouraï, Solaris, Paris, Texas.

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

Genre
Country
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Duration01:31

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.

Fight Club (1999)
Duration02:11

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.

Before We Go (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

A woman who is robbed on her way to catch the 1:30 train to Boston is left stranded in New York City. She meets a man who helps her during the course of the night and the two form a romance.

Red Desert (1964)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:02

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.

Repulsion (1965)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45

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.

Silent Running (1972)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

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.

Taxi Driver (1976)
Duration01:53

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.

Le Samouraï (1967)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:45

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

Solaris (1972)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:49

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.

Paris, Texas (1984)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryWest Germany, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:19

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.

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Lost in Translation (2003)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:41

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.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:10

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.

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Naked (1993)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:12

An unemployed Brit vents his rage on unsuspecting strangers as he embarks on a nocturnal London odyssey.

Chungking Express (1994)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong
Duration01:42

Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Cast Away (2000)
Duration02:23

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.

Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryLuxembourg, France, Poland
Duration01:40

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.

The Machinist (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:37

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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.

Into the Wild (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

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.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Germany
Duration01:43

This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

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.

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
Duration01:46

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Land (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada

Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.

The Half of It (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new and unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.

Love and Monsters (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryCanada, USA, Australia

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:40

Days after her friends disappear during a trip to a mysterious cave, a girl is approached by a grown man claiming to be one of her missing pals.

Triumph (2021)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA

A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.

Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.

Blame (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.




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