Intuitive Cinema: Films to Feel, Not Think About

Or: Films that make emotional sense, but not necessarily logical sense

Films that you follow on an intuitive level, even if not on a story level. Aiming for stuff that is elliptical and about the emotional journey of the story, not the story itself.

Suggestions welcome.

  • Mirror
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Days of Heaven
  • Cold War
  • 3-Iron
  • Tale of Cinema
  • Never Look Away
  • Inherent Vice
  • Fireworks
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Sacrifice
  • The Grandmaster
  • Arrival
  • Mommy
  • Nostalgia
  • The Tree of Life
  • Magnolia
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Possession
  • Bullet Ballet
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Chungking Express
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Late Spring
  • Early Summer
  • Tokyo Story
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Happy Together
  • Jackie
  • Red Sorghum
  • Millennium Actress
  • Burning
  • Fallen Angels
  • A Silent Voice
  • Angel's Egg
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • First Reformed
  • Sans Soleil
  • Oasis
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Ratcatcher
  • Suspiria
  • Damnation
  • Lost in Translation
  • That Day, on the Beach
  • Persona
  • The Silence
  • Donnie Darko
  • Paterson
  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
  • Peppermint Candy
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Shape of Water
  • 2046
  • The Witch
  • Love & Pop
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Don't Look Now
  • Suzhou River
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • A Ghost Story
  • Three Times
  • The Banishment
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • The Turin Horse
  • The Day After
  • Secret Sunshine
  • Grass
  • Away with Words
  • Ashes of Time
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • Halloween II
  • Big Fish & Begonia
  • Vertigo
  • Drive
  • High Life
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Claire's Camera
  • The Assassin
  • Somewhere
  • To the Wonder
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • Song to Song
  • Out of Blue
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Paris, Texas
  • The Passenger
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Amour
  • The Master
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Russian Ark
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Wings of Desire
  • Under the Skin