Intuitive Cinema: Films to Feel, Not Think About

Or: Films that make emotional sense, but not necessarily logical sense

Films that you follow on an intuitive level, even if not on a story level. Aiming for stuff that is elliptical and about the emotional journey of the story, not the story itself.

Suggestions welcome.

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Solaris
  • Maborosi
  • Three Colors: Red
  • L'Avventura
  • La Notte
  • L'Eclisse
  • Climax
  • Enter the Void
  • Only God Forgives
  • Green Room
  • Mandy
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Beach Bum
  • Melancholia
  • Inland Empire
  • Moonlight
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Certified Copy
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Wind Will Carry Us
  • Landscapes in the Mist
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • House
  • Frances Ha
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Thunder Road
  • Gummo
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • Eraserhead
  • American Honey
  • Upstream Color
  • The Rider
  • Princess Cyd
  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • The Farewell
  • Yi Yi
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Blue Velvet
  • Lost Highway
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Starlet
  • Naked
  • Being There
  • One Way or Another
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • City Lights
  • Columbus
  • Miami Vice
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Spirited Away
  • Roma
  • Phantom Thread
  • Brief Encounter
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Good Time
  • Children of Men
  • Before Sunrise
  • Before Sunset
  • Before Midnight
  • Shame
  • The 400 Blows
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Lady Bird
  • The Strange Little Cat
  • Tropical Malady
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
  • The Last Movie
  • Heartbeats
  • Morvern Callar
  • Girl Walk // All Day
  • Enemy
  • Axolotl Overkill
  • Millennium Mambo
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Certain Women
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Old Joy
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Revenant
  • Manhunter
  • Inferno
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Poetry
  • Son of Saul
  • The Florida Project
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre