Films I had to sit with a while before leaving the theater

A list dedicated to those movies with an ending and/or themes that rocked me to my core, to the point where I needed to sit in the theater for an extended period of time, alone with my thoughts, trying to process everything I just witnessed on screen.
Not necessarily a list of my favorite films (a lot of films I adore don't quite fit this criteria), but I think it's safe to say that I liked every film on this list to some extent. In addition, there's only recent releases since older movies don't fit the "watching the theaters" criteria.
Lady Bird is the queen of this list cause the post-movie introspection continued throughout the car ride home and well into the evening hours

  • Lady Bird
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Black Panther
  • Phantom Thread
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Coco
  • Logan
  • Get Out
  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Interstellar
  • Gone Girl
  • Whiplash
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Enemy
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Inception
  • The Lighthouse
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 1917