Mélancholy as a Breathtaking Aesthetic Emotion

Essential melancholy for people who'd love to bedew in sadness, full of contemplation as we then witness these characters at their crossroads. Moody, brutal and brooding but not entirely devoid of wonder. This is an ever growing list so suggestions are much appreciated.

  • Melancholia
  • Fallen Angels
  • The Spectacular Now
  • Parasite
  • A Quiet Life
  • Chungking Express
  • Wings of Desire
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Before Midnight
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Still Walking
  • Maborosi
  • Children of Men
  • Adaptation.
  • The Green Ray
  • Never Let Me Go
  • A Monster Calls
  • Short Term 12
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • A Single Man
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Sun in a Net
  • Suzhou River
  • Ashes of Time
  • Incendies
  • Pain and Glory
  • Jackie
  • Three Colors: Red
  • In the Mood for Love
  • 25th Hour
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Humanité
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Her
  • Happy Together
  • Sans Soleil
  • Memories of Matsuko
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Come and See
  • Palo Alto
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Frances Ha
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Weekend
  • A Silent Voice
  • Like Grains of Sand
  • 45 Years
  • Love Letter
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Norwegian Wood
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Closer
  • The Reader
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Bay of Angels
  • Happy Hour
  • Lola
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Graduate
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • American History X
  • The 400 Blows
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Dogville
  • Woman of the Lake
  • Persona
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Three Colors: White
  • Secret Sunshine
  • Ghost World
  • Perfect Sense
  • Himizu
  • The Hours
  • Harmful Insect
  • Beginners
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Trainspotting
  • 20th Century Women
  • The Breakfast Club
  • 3-Iron
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • Kes
  • Asako I & II
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Private Life
  • 100 Yen Love
  • A Simple Life
  • The Lobster
  • Jules and Jim
  • Inside Llewyn Davis