Being a loner, I love to look for movies which feature characters who are lonely or are loners. I know some of you seek out movies like that too. So for our benefit, I have compiled this list. I am yet to watch many movies listed below. Please leave a comment if you remember any other movies fitting the title of the thread.
1) The Art of Getting By (2011)
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
2) Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Stephen has agoraphobia and, in the flat he won't leave, meticulously labels and stores everything...he takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
3) May (2002)
Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her. One of my absolutely favorite horror movies!
4) Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Zia is depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend, Desiree. He slashes his wrists and goes to a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. Tom Waits is in the movie!
5) Speak (2004)
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. I liked Kristen Stewart in this movie; she suits the role to the T and has delivered a convincing performance.
6) Igby Goes Down (2002)
Igby Goes Down is a personal tale about a 17 year old misfit boy who copes with his mother's cancer and his father's insanity by pursuing relationships with older women. Truly an intellectual, Igby is a modern day Holden Caulfield, and the world he lives in is far removed from the high standards of expectation he holds for it........ This movie is one of the most 'intense' movies I've ever seen. It left me numb after watching it. It's bleak as fuck.
7) Somewhere Tonight (2011)
Somewhere Tonight is an urban fable that tells the story of two lonely New Yorkers trying to find companionship over an adult chat phone line.
Mary and Max (2009)
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. .......... This movie made me bawl, it really did.
9) Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged into a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding...... I'm not a fan of Adam Sandler, nor a fan of 'romantic' movies, yet I loved this movie. It's quirky and funny.
10) He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
An office worker - who is a loner - inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.
11) One Hour Photo (2002)
Middle aged Sy works as a technician at a one hour photo lab..Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed..he becomes obsessed with a young suburban family......Robin Williams can do everything!
12) Paris, Texas (1984)
A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his wife and son four years before. As his memory returns, he makes contact with various people from his past.
13) Elling (2001)
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution.
14) Adam (2009)
Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
15) The Shape of Things (2003)
Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
16) Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
A much abused loner achieves success, and even wins the heart of his gorgeous co-worker, after getting early morning mysterious phone calls from someone.....I loved this Bollywood movie. Even though there are songs in it, I'm just glad that a good movie came out from my country. lol.
17) Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.
1 Phoebe in Wonderland (200
The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, as her brilliant but anguished mother begins to worry for her daughter's health.
19) At Home by Myself... with You (2009)
A multi phobia-plagued single woman who hasn't left her apartment in six years finds her carefully organized existence disrupted by her hot new 'on-the-go' neighbor.
20) Chocolate (200
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.
21) Henry Fool (1997)
Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talent-less novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon..
22) Good Dick (200
A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention.
23) Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.
24) Niagara, Niagara (1997)
An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada. ....... I want to watch this movie, but can't find it anywhere
25) It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
26) Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
27) A Beautiful Mind (2001)
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.
2 Copycat (1995)
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
29) Matchstick Men (2003)
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. ......... Nicholas Cage is brilliant in this movie!