More films like this?


If I were to give you this list, what would you add to it?
I'm looking for anything with this same feeling.
Quiet, personal films with good cinematography.

Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Paper Moon (1973)
Alice in the Cities (1974)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Days of Heaven (1978)
The Black Stallion (1979)
Breaking Away (1979)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Threshold (1981)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Silkwood (1983)
Tender Mercies (1983)
Testament (1983)
Country (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Places in the Heart (1984)
The Stone Boy (1984)
Vigil (1984)
The Quiet Earth (1985)
84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Ironweed (1987)
Matewan (1987)
High Tide (1987)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Signs of Life (1989)
An Unremarkable Life (1989)
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Rising Son (1990)
The Inner Circle (1991)
Passion Fish (1992)
On My Own (1993)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
The Secret Garden (1993)
A Place for Annie (1994)
Imaginary Crimes (1994)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Dead Man (1995)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Margaret's Museum (1995)
A Family Thing (1996)
Fly Away Home (1996)
Eve's Bayou (1997)
New Waterford Girl (1999)
The Straight Story (1999)
Wit (2001)
In America (2003)
Off the Map (2003)
The Snow Walker (2003)
Old Joy (2006)
The Necessities of Life (2008)
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Winter's Bone (2010)

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nice list



When there's no more room in hell, The dead will walk the earth...

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Quite a list!

I'm no expert on what qualifies as "quiet and personal".

Here's my 'favorites' list; maybe one or two fit what you seek.

A Few Good Men-1992 (7.5 > 7.6)
Apollo 13-1995 (6.9 > 7.5)
Benny & Joon-1993 (6.7 > 6.9)
Best Years Of Our Lives-1946 (8.4 > 8.3)
Big Chill, The-1983 (7.0 > 7.1)
Bitter Harvest-1981/TV (7.3 > 7.1)
Bound For Glory-1976 (7.4 > 7.3)
Centennial-1978 (TV miniseries) (8.4 > 8.5)
Charly-1968 (7.2 > 7.1)
Cheap Detective, The-1978 (6.1 > 6.2)
Children Of A Lesser God-1986 (7.1 > 7.1)
Driving Miss Daisy-1989 (7.3 > 7.5)
Fabulous Baker Boys, The-1989 (6.6 > 6.7)
Finnian's Rainbow-1968 (6.1 > 6.1)
From Here To Eternity (TV miniseries) (7.5 > 7.5)
Graduate, The-1967 (8.1 > 8.2)
Grand Slam-1967 (6.9 > 6.9)
Hustler, The-1961 (for cinematography) (8.2 > 8.2)
Lilies Of The Field-1963 (7.6 > 7.6)
Manchurian Candidate-1962 (8.4 > 8.2)
Michael-1996 (5.4 > 5.5)
Mister Holland's Opus-1995 (7.1 > 7.1)
Patton-1970 (8.2 > 8.1)
Pretty Poison-1968 (7.4 > 7.4)
Requiem For A Heavyweight-1962 (7.8 > 7.8)
Oliver-1968 (best musical) (7.3 > 7.5)
Starman-1984 (6.7 > 6.9)
The Stuntman-1981 (7.3 > 7.2)
Thousand Clowns, A-1965 (7.7 > 7.5)
Thomas Crown Affair-1968 (6.8 > 6.9)
Terror In The Sky-1971/TV (4.5 > 5.8)
Threshold-1981 (5.6 > 6.1)
To Have And Have Not-1944 (7.9 > 8.0)
Twelve Angry Men-1957 (8.7 > 8.9)
Waterhole #3-1967 (best Comedy) (6.4 > 6.5)
Winds Of Kitty Hawk-1978 (6.2 > 7.0)
You've Got Mail-1998 (6.2 > 6.1)

I went through this list a while back to see how the imdb ratings had changed on movies I especially enjoyed. Which has a lot more to do with retirement providing me with way too much spare time than any kind of popularity trend with respect to movies I thought were worthwhile.

I'm not sure what to make about the fact that only a few rated lower than Threshold. The AFI has their list and I have mine. If they aren't exactly similar, I'm sure the fault is theirs.

By the way, if the list reflected my personal rating instead of alphabetical, Threshold would have been among the top five. I only own a half-dozen of the titles above; Threshold on VHS is one of them.

Bob McDonnell,
Schaumburg, IL




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