Quiet Devastation

Films that are quietly crushing, ones that leave the viewer with a deeply effective and silently somber feeling in their soul.

Suggestions welcome!

  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • The 400 Blows
  • A Ghost Story
  • A Hidden Life
  • Ad Astra
  • Arrival
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Before Midnight
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blue Valentine
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Buffalo '66
  • Brief Encounter
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Casablanca
  • Columbus
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Days of Heaven
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Drive
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Fallen Angels
  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • The Fountain
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Gummo
  • Her
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Honey Boy
  • Ikiru
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Interstellar
  • The Irishman
  • James White
  • La Haine
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • The Lovers on the Bridge
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Marriage Story
  • Melancholia
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Mirror
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Mommy
  • Moneyball
  • Moonlight
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Palo Alto
  • Parasite
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Pieces of a Woman
  • Rebels of the Neon God
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Roma
  • Short Term 12
  • Silence
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Song to Song
  • Spring Breakers
  • Taste of Cherry
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • To the Wonder
  • The Tree of Life
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Umberto D.
  • Under the Skin
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Waves
  • We Are Who We Are
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Wildlife
  • The Wrestler
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • You Were Never Really Here