This is why no one ever lets me pick the movie
August 22, 2011 2:09 PM Subscribe
I love boring movies. Recommend me your favorites.
A lot of my favorite movies are extremely slow-moving, usually with minimal dialogue and action. Some of them are deep and philosophical, some are just beautiful and slow.
- Nature docs, especially low-narration ones like Kestrel's Eye and Microcosmos (Sir David is great but he's not quite what I'm getting at here)
- Koyaanisqatsi and the like (I wore out a VHS tape of Chronos
as a kid)
- Woman in the Dunes
- Chris Marker's films (which have plenty of narration, but seem to me more similar in style to the above than they are to a traditional documentary)
I'm not looking for movies that are merely long or uneventful (not Gone with the Wind or My Dinner with Andre, in other words). I'm also not looking for movies with lots of abstract imagery -- I'd rather watch a street scene or a blacksmith at work for ten minutes than artfully composed shots of shadows or whatever.
Five bonus points for anything on Netflix Instant Watch.