Must Watch Introvert Movies
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
Dir: Matthew Lillard
Stars: Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary, Billy Campbell, Lili Simmons
A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band.
Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Dir: Mark Romanek
Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood.
About a Boy (2002)
Dir: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small
A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Dir: Miranda July
Stars: John Hawkes, Miranda July, Miles Thompson, Brandon Ratcliff
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.
Dir: Jessica Sharzer
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Dick Hagerman, Allison Siko
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
The Way Way Back (2013)
Dir: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
In Your Eyes (2014)
Dir: Brin Hill
Stars: Michael Stahl-David, Zoe Kazan, Mark Feuerstein, David Gallagher
Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the other’s experiences, creating a bond that apparently can’t be broken.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
Dir: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh
A hard-partying high school senior’s philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical “nice girl.”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Dir: Stephen Chbosky
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.