Inspiring Movies for the Introverts
The Quiet (2005)
Dir: Jamie Babbit
Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan
Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family’s dark come to light.
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.
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.
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 Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Dir: Ben Stiller
Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
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 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.