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)


I think you might like The Remains of the Day. It meets all your criteria and has similar themes to 84 Charing Cross Road. I found it very moving and poignant. If I think of any others I'll post them.


The French Lieutenant's Woman
Babette's Feast
Kings of the Road (especially based on your including the other Wenders films)
In the Mood for Love
3 Times
The Long Day Closes
Vendredi Soir
The Comfort of Strangers


The Shop Around the Corner



I just read your post and wanted to recommend to you a few of my favorite movies. They are low on flash, quiet and very satisfying:

Crossing Delancy*

Stanley and Iris*

Win Win*

About a Boy

The Apartment

Circle of Friends

The Goodbye Girl (the original with Richard Dreyfus)*

Hope and Glory

Jane Eyre (with Ciaran Hinds)

Lost in Translation

Murphy's Romance*

Persuasion (with Ciaran Hinds)

Six Degrees of Separation

Temple Grandin

* Particularly recommended


Mary and Max

it's a claymation of a similar topic--longtime pen pals


And my all-time favorite movie

Wings of Desire, which I note also came out in 1987, apparently a very good year for quiet, emotionally laden, beautiful films.


late reply
but thanks for the suggestion! :D


In would humbly add Dean Spanley to this wonderful list!


Diner (1982), Harold and Maude (1971), My Dinner with Andre (1981), Radio Days (1987), Return of The Secaucus Seven (1979), and Peter's Friends (1992 and a British film as well). and it's impossible to mention ROTSS and PF w/o mentioning The Big Chill (1983). I totally agree with The Remains of the Day, Breaking Away, and The Shop Around the Corner. might even add Dead Poet's Society (1989), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Gaslight (1944), Notorious (1946), Indiscreet (1958), The Country Girl (1954), Adam's Rib (1949), On Golden Pond (1981), Gideon's Trumpet (1980), and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).