Film with emotionally resilient male character?
August 9, 2022 2:01 PM   Subscribe

Just saw an extremely engaging film about a 16 yr. old girl living through trying times in 1980's Ethiopia ("Fig Tree" by an Ethiopian-Israeli writer/director) and, though I'm not young or female, felt I got a lot of insight and inspiration from the depiction of the main character. Would appreciate any recommendations for similar films, perhaps with a male main character.
posted by Jon44 to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Sugar Cane Alley.
posted by Melismata at 2:14 PM on August 9, 2022 [1 favorite]


The Apostle.
posted by timsteil at 2:46 PM on August 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

Empire of the Sun
posted by rabbitbookworm at 2:57 PM on August 9, 2022 [2 favorites]

Not a film, but two seasons in, it seems Ted Lasso is not actually about soccer, but about its male characters striving for emotional resilience. Some are succeeding, others aren't, but it's quite lovely to watch.
posted by BlahLaLa at 3:02 PM on August 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

Ivan's Childhood
I am Twenty
posted by derrinyet at 5:39 PM on August 9, 2022

Small Faces comes to mind. As do This Is England, Tomboy and Ken Park.
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 8:22 AM on August 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

My Life as a Dog
posted by veery at 8:57 AM on August 10, 2022

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
posted by yueliang at 10:45 AM on August 10, 2022

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