Help me find more movies like Martha Marcy May Marlene.
May 24, 2012 10:40 PM Subscribe
I haven't seen anything like Martha Marcy May Marlene
in a long time, if ever. Please recommend more movies I'll like as much.
posted by smilingtiger to media & arts (32 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I watched Martha Marcy May Marlene last night, and was totally enthralled and haunted by it. A couple of the movies mentioned on the IMDB page I linked suggest The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Black Swan as 'people who liked this also liked', but I've seen both and neither did much for me. (We Need to Talk About Kevin, which I haven't seen, looks very promising.)
A couple of the elements I really liked: the beautiful cinematography, the fascinating subject matter, the simplicity and lack of special effects or glitz, and the unresolved ending. I've also read that the writer/director chose to leave aspects of the story and the characters' motivations open to the viewer's interpretation, which I like, and find pretty rare.
Please suggest other movies I would enjoy as much as I did this one. Thanks!