Have you ever finished a film and then sat there in silence as time passed? There have been a few films that have caused this reaction for me. Take a look at these 15 movies that are guaranteed to leave you sitting in silence.
1. Baraka (1992)
For nature lovers, Baraka is one of the time-worthing films. It is a non-narrative documentary film starring Patrick Disanto. The movie depicts natural events, human activities, life, and technological phenomena. It is set in twenty-four countries located in six different continents. It takes about more than a year to complete its story. The name of the film is based on the Islamic concept of Baraka.
2. Children of Men (2007)
A dystopia action thriller film, Children of Men is derived from the novel of the same name. The film is based in 2027. The human infertility from the last two decades has resulted in the social collapse. The government of the United Kingdom has subjected the asylum seekers to detention and refoulment. Theo Faron, the civil servant (Owen), tries to help a refugee, Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey).
3. Incendies (2010)
Starring Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, and Maxim Gaudette, Incendies is a Canadian film. The movie is about the Canadian twins. To uncover the hidden past of their mother in her native country, the Levant. Most of the events in the film are on the basis of the Lebanese Civil War.
4. Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s List can be your choice if you love American historical drama. The film is set on the German industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson). He saved more than 1,000 primarily Polish–Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. He gave them jobs in his factory during World War 2.
5. The Mist (2007)
It is a science fiction horror film that fills a new wave of thrill among the audience. It is a monster movie depicting ordinary people’s abilities to perform under extraordinary circumstances. The film is about the small town of Bridgton, Maine. Its people struggle to survive a severe thunderstorm. Then, an unnatural mist envelops the town and reveals a monster.
6. Arrival (2016)
The scientific fictional film Arrival involves the arrival of twelve extraterrestrial spacecraft at different locations around the Earth. This creates the panic among the affected nations.
These nations target to study the events by sending their military experts and scientists. United States Army enlisted Louise Banks (Amy Adams) to combat extraterrestrials. He has to discover a way to communicate with them.
7. Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes can be the preferable choice when looking for an American fictional film. It stars Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall. The film is about a crew that crash land on a strange planet. The surviving members stumble in society. In this society, apes evolved into human-like creatures. The apes are assumed to be a dominant species, and humans are mute creatures.
8. Into the Wild (2007)
The movie Into the Wild depicts biographical, adventurous, and thriller events. The film is set on McCandless (Emile Hirsch). It explains the story of Christopher McCandless, also known as “Alexander Supertramp.” In the early 1900s, he hiked across North America into the Alaskan wilderness. He loves nature, isolation, and the thrill of living off the land.
9. Threads (1984)
If you always get thrilled by apocalyptic and war-related cinema, Threads is a movie for you. The film is about the nuclear war and its effect on Britain. It mainly focuses on the city of Sheffield in Northern England. It also depicts nuclear war’s economic, social, medical, and environmental consequences.
10. Titane (2021)
Psychology and horror, when mixed up, give rise to a thriller movie named Titane. The film is about Alexia (Agathe Rousselle). She was injured in a car crash in her childhood. Due to this accident, a titanium plate entered her head. It is revealed that she is a serial killer who has killed many men and women in her car.
11. The Day After (1983)
An American television film, The Day After, is for the audience who excitedly enjoys a nuclear holocaust. It stars JoBeth Williams and Steve Guttenberg. It depicts a fictional war between the NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact over Germany. This war rapidly converts into a great nuclear exchange. It mainly focuses on Lawrence, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and American missile silos.
12. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
A neo-noir film, Gone Baby Gone, boosts the thrill in crime-based film fans. The film revolves around two Boston private investigators (Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan). They hunt for a young woman who is abducted from the apartment of her single mother. The incident occurred in Dorchester.
13. Beau Is Afraid (2023)
The surrealist tragicomedy horror film Beau is Afraid is mysterious enough to keep you sitting silently. The movie revolves around the mild-mannered but paranoia-ridden Beau (Joaquin Phoenix). To attend his mother’s funeral, he gets home and realizes his biggest fear in his way.
14. Silence (2016)
The epic historical film Silence is derived from the novel of the same name. It stars Andrew Garfield, Tadanobu Asano, and Adam Driver. The movie is set on Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Edo period Japan. They have to locate their mentor and spread Catholic Christianity.
15. The Swimmer (1968)
The surrealistic film The Swimmer can be the perfect option for the audience who always loves watery nearby. The film is set on Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster), who is a middle-aged man. He spends a summer day swimming in as many pools as possible in a suburban town.
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