20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

These standing films talk about loneliness in its various manifestations: literally as isolation from society, as a struggle with your inner demons, as a journey to a remote country or as loneliness next to another person.
The movies in the list are in chronological order, not priority:

1. "Strawberry Glade" (1957)

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The film by Ingmar Bergman, telling how a 78-year-old professor from Stockholm recalls and revises the frustrations of his long life. Together with his son's wife, he travels by car to present an honorary doctoral degree, visiting places where he was young along the way, meeting different people and old acquaintances, recalling dreams and the past.

2. The Red Desert (1964)

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Inside Juliana, fear, loneliness, and a craving for love are fancifully combined. The woman who survived the accident feels devastated and uncomfortable in a dirty, dull world. The only creature to which she feels affection is her little son Valerio.

The idea of ​​creating this film Antonioni inspired a visit to the industrial suburbs.In the final scene, Julian points her son to poisonous smoke that rolls from factory chimneys, and notices that the birds (unlike humans) have adapted to avoid what is detrimental to them.

3. “Disgust” (1965)

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Young and beautiful manicurist Carol is mentally unbalanced and dangerous for the surrounding society. The girl is left alone for a few days at home and then it all begins. Carol’s nightmares become distinct, they materialize.

4. “Samurai” (1967)

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Jef Castello (played by Alain Delon) is a hired killer. An intelligent, experienced and cool-headed professional, Castello is considered the best in his business, therefore, having received another contract to eliminate one very influential person, Jeff fulfills the order without much difficulty. The killer leaves no traces and even arranges a truly immaculate alibi.

However, suddenly there is a witness who saw the killer in the face. The police commissioner organizes a merciless hunt for the killer. And the customers of the crime, too, are on the path of pursuing Castello. Now he is like a wounded tiger in the jungle forced to defend himself.

5. “Silent Running” (1972)

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the film shows the futurein which all plant life was destroyed on Earth — only a few samples were stored in huge geodesic domes that resemble greenhouses, near the orbit of Saturn. Freeman Lowell is one of the four crew members of the ship, a full-time botanist and ecologist who takes care of the forest vegetation until its possible return and recovery on Earth.

In fact, the original version of "Martian" with Matt Damon.

6. Solaris (1972)

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The drama, shot by Andrei Tarkovsky based on the novel of the same name by Polish science fiction writer Stanislav Lem about the ethical problems of humanity through the prism of contacts with extraterrestrial intelligence. The action takes place in an uncertain future.Solarium- science, studying a distant planetSolaris, - stalled. On Earth, the debate is heated up - whether to continue wasting resources on the exploration of the planet or finally collapse them.

7. The Taxi Driver (1976)

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The American film Martin Scorsese, awarded the "Golden Palm" at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. Robert De Niro plays a sociopathic veteran of the Vietnam War, who is slowly losing his mind working as a taxi driver in New York.

8. “Paris, Texas” (1984)

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Going out of nowhere, Travis knows that he has a family, but does not know that four years have passed since his disappearance. The frantic search for himself in the deaf American backwoods is accompanied by the hypnotic music of Paradise Kuder. His star really rose precisely over the town of Paris in the state of Texas.

9. "The sky over Berlin" (1987)

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Two angels - Damiel and Cassiel, one of many just like them - read the innermost thoughts of people, enjoy their freedom and at the same time envy a mortal, as the heroes themselves are doomed to immortality. In the world of angels there is no time and no physical sensations, but only spirit and thought. Having fallen in love with circus acrobat Marion, Damiel chooses eternal earthly love and life, with all its weaknesses and imperfections.

10. “Nudes” (1993)

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Sad drama, diluted with black humor, introduces the main character to us, Johnny. This is a guy without a king in his head, who, without thinking, destroys his life. Johnny severely rapes a girl in a side street of Manchester, after which, having stolen a car, he leaves for London. This antihero destroys not only his life, but also all those he encounters. In London, he found his long-time acquaintance Louise and seduced her neighbor Sophie. But there is an arrogant Jeremy who intimidates and rapes different girls, including Sophie.On one of the dark nights, their roads intersect ...

11. “Three Colors: Blue” (1993)

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Autumn 1992. Julie, 33, survived a car accident, but lost her husband composer Patrice de Courcy and daughter Anna. She breaks off all ties with the past and retires into herself, moves from a country house to Paris, where no one knows her. The music of her husband, in which, as it turns out, she took a far greater part than she thought, heals her and brings her back to life.

12. Chungking Express (1994)

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The plot of the film is made up of seemingly unconnected, strictly parallel short stories. Policeman N 223 is experiencing separation from his beloved. The job pretends to be fate and reduces it to the former connected drug trafficking - sexy, albeit fake, blonde, forced to flee from disgruntled business partners. Another police officer N 633, by an amazing coincidence, is also experiencing forced loneliness. He is unaware that a pretty, albeit slightly strange waitress of night fast food has long been making plans for him. She takes possession of a duplicate of the keys to his apartment in a fraudulent way and regularly visits there. The policeman notices changes in the situation, but is perplexed about their origin ...

13."Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

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Psychological drama about the relationship between an alcoholic and a prostitute living in Las Vegas. Starring Nicolas Cage and Elizabeth Shue.

14. Outcast (2000)

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New philosophical history of modern Robinson Crusoe in the role of Tom Hanks. The main character Chuck Noland falls on a deserted island. This time becomes for him a period of reflection on the whole life he has lived. Chuck has to go through severe physical and psychological tests in order to survive and remain himself. In the end, he goes on a raft to the sea, where in a few days he is picked up by a dry cargo ship.

15. “Difficulties of translation” (2003)

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Tokyo, night, a fashionable bar of an expensive hotel ... Here, fleeing insomnia, two Americans meet: television actor Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and pretty young woman Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson).

Having become acquainted, they embark on a journey through the Japanese capital together. During their long walk, Bob and Charlotte find themselves in amusing stories and unexpected twists and turns, getting to know the locals.

The life of the Eastern world is revealed to Americans by bright and unfamiliar faces, it helps to discover in oneself a belief in tremendous human capabilities. And casual meetings become very necessary and important for the comprehension of life.

sixteen.“Spring, summer, autumn, winter ... and again spring” (2003)

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No one can disturb the change of seasons, when everything is born first, then grows, and then fades away. The progress of life is beyond the control of even two monks living in a floating hut on a lake surrounded by mountains.

17. The Machinist (2004)

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Trevor Resnick (Christian Bale) has not slept for a whole year. Transformed into a living skeleton, he balances on the verge of sleep and reality. He was tired of distinguishing frightening visions from the strange events of his everyday life, but recently they have begun to intersect in the most terrible and unpredictable way.

18. “In the Wild” (2007)

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After graduating from Emory College, one of his leading students and athletes Christopher McCandless leaves all his property, donates $ 24,000 accumulated during his studies to a charitable foundation, and hitchhikers to Alaska to plunge into the wild. On the way, Christopher meetswith different people, somehow influencing his life.

19. “Mary and Max” (2009)

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The story of the relationship of 8-year-old girl Mary Dinkle, who is bored in the suburbs of the distant Australian Melbourne, and Max Horowitz, a 44-year-old lonely Jew, resident of noisy New York chaos.Separated by a difference of age and two continents, Mary and Max sneaked their unusual friendship through the years

20. “She” (2013)

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Theodore - a lonely writer, buys a new technical development - an operating system designed to fulfill any user desire. To Theodore’s surprise, a novel soon appeared between him and the operating system.


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    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

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    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

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    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

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    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

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    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time

    20 great films about solitude, which are worth your time