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Depictions of Sanctuary in Films (a.k.a. Escapist Cinema for an Introvert)

Movies that embody a sense of belonging, a network of friends or family, often pitted together as sanctuary to some outside force on the horizon. The innermost rung of escapist cinema for an introvert.

  • 20th Century Women
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • The Big Chill
  • Little Women
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • mid90s
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Florida Project
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Pump Up the Volume
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • All the Light in the Sky
  • Somewhere
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Amélie
  • The Station Agent
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Lost in Translation
  • Rio Bravo