Movies about Hermits

List of the best hermit movies selected by visitors to our site: King Lear, Leave No Trace, Wildling, Captain Fantastic, An Elephant Sitting Still, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Cast Away, Rebel in the Rye, Hagazussa, A Quiet Passion.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

King Lear (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Kings, Hermits
PlotPolitical, Rivalry, Fight
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Heavy, Psychological problems

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.

Leave No Trace (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Horses, Singers, Family, Photographers
PlotDancing, Religious, Survival, Snow, Chess
PlaceTrains, Nature
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Philosophical, By books

A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

Wildling (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CharactersWerewolf, Monsters, Hermits, Strong women, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Survival, Freedom, Death, Snow
PlaceSmall cities, Party, Forest
StyleTo cry, Disturbing, Tense, Womens in main roles

A young woman held in captivity discovers the realities of truth and lies in the outside world.

Captain Fantastic (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersParents, Family, Scientists, Hermits
PlotDancing, Travel, Cars, Political, Mental disorders
PlaceForest, Nature
StylePhilosophical, Touching, Sad ones, Intellectual

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersPoor, Hermits, Dogs, Pupils
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTouching, Soulful, Serious, Heavy

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the downward spiral in which they find themselves.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Hermits
PlotRevenge, Fate, Mental disorders, Friendship
PlaceEstate, USA
StyleAction, Depressive, Heavy, Gothic, Disturbing

In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds, haunted by madness, fear and superstition.

Cast Away (2000)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersHermits, Psychiatrists
PlotAdventure, Disasters, Love, Travel, Survival
PlaceUninhabited island, Jungle, Aircraft, Russia, Moscow
StyleFascinating, For men, Gloomy, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CharactersJews, Writers, Geniuses, Hermits
PlotDancing, On real events, Success, Religious, Depression
PlaceHotels, Psychiatric hospitals
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Hagazussa (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
CountryGermany, Austria
CharactersWitch, Hermits, Mothers, Orphans, Single mothers
PlotMental disorders, Curses, Viruses
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleDepressive, Heavy

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

A Quiet Passion (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Canada
CharactersLawyers, Singers, Sisters, Photographers, Poets
PlotDancing, Religious, Death, Slavery, Loneliness
Time19th century

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Tony (2010)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHermits, Gay, Serial killers
PlotDeath, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing, Serious, Psychological problems

Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…

Little Voice (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSingers, Hermits
PlotObsession, Music
StyleTouching, Gloomy, Serious

After the death of her father, Little Voice or LV becomes a virtual recluse, never going out and hardly ever saying a word. She just sits in her bedroom listening to her father's collection of old records of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and various other famous female singers. But at night time, LV sings, imitating these great singers with surprising accuracy. One night she is overheard by one of her mother's boyfriends, who happens to be a talent agent. He manages to convince her that her talent is special and arranges for her to perform at the local night club, but several problems arise.

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersHermits, Maids
PlotRevenge, Mental disorders, Rivalry
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Serious, Psychological problems

An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersMusicians, Hermits, Actors, Disabled people, Pianists
PlotRevenge, Jealousy, Mental disorders, Hostage
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

The Wolfpack (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genredocumentary, biography
CharactersLosers, Hermits, Hippies, Brothers
PlotObsession, Life, Family life
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Serious

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed ‘The Wolfpack’, the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate home-made props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers escapes and everything changes.

Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersCouriers, Hermits, Strong women, Gay
PlotFuneral, Adoption, Friendship
PlaceSea, Beach, France
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis' brother joins her in her refuge.

Field of Dreams (1989)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CharactersFamily, Hermits
PlotTravel, Ghosts, Investigation, Dreams, Baseball
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

It Comes at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CharactersSnipers, Dogs, Teens, Parents, Family
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Survival, Fear
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Tense, Psychological problems

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

A Breed Apart (1984)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CharactersHorses, Snake, Hermits, Eagle, Heroes
PlotDancing, Adventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.

Christmas Angel (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersTeachers, Family, Friends, Hermits, Single mothers
PlotInternet, Cancer, Fulfillment of desires, Holidays, Friendship
TimeNew Year

While working on a class assignment to write a paper on “My Impossible Christmas Wish,” Olivia Mead quickly takes note of unusual happenings. As her wishes come true, she is convinced the miracles are linked to a mysterious woman she believes is an angel.