"nothing happens" yeah but the vibes

movies without a strong central plot or a typical three act structure, where instead it's mostly just characters wandering around, talking, making connections, and living life đź’“

i see the phrase "nothing happens" as a critique frequently, but i wanted to show that's not necessarily that's a bad thing! you don't need a bunch of plot twists to tell a story and make an emotional connection with the audience.

  • The Magic Gloves
  • Paterson
  • Mystery Train
  • The Vast of Night
  • Stray Dogs
  • Atlantics
  • High Resolution
  • Beau Travail
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Blue
  • Waking Life
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Pieces of April
  • Days
  • Nashville
  • Taekwondo
  • Like Someone in Love
  • The Whispering Star
  • Totally Fucked Up
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Green Ray
  • Lovers Rock
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Suzhou River
  • Gummo
  • Rio Bravo
  • Driveways
  • Columbus
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Bed and Board
  • Lucky
  • Breathless
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Certain Women
  • Knight of Cups
  • Wings of Desire
  • God Help the Girl
  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • Blue Gate Crossing
  • Harmful Insect
  • A Florida Melancholy
  • Only Yesterday
  • Happy Hour
  • The Visitor
  • Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy.
  • 20th Century Women
  • Bungalow
  • American Graffiti
  • La Collectionneuse
  • Empire Records
  • Zabriskie Point
  • Electrick Children
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Sweet Bean
  • Ritual
  • The Forgotten Colours of Dreams
  • Death in Venice
  • Love on the Run
  • Kes
  • Beginners
  • A Short Film About Love
  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  • Clerks
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Golden Exits
  • There Is No Lid on the Sea
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • Seto and Utsumi
  • Hana and Alice
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Nomadland
  • Greenberg
  • Three Colors: White
  • The 400 Blows
  • Sidewalls
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Kings of the Road
  • Anomalisa
  • Late Spring
  • Red Desert
  • The Hole
  • Happy Old Year
  • JapĂłn
  • Winter Sleep
  • 3/4
  • The Turin Horse
  • Jacquot
  • ClĂ©o from 5 to 7
  • Pale Flower
  • Certified Copy
  • Roma
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Tokyo Story
  • Pursuit of Loneliness
  • A Ghost Story
  • Few of Us
  • Jonaki