There are someday when all you want is to go home, put on your comfiest clothes, be alone, and get your favorite movie-watching spread together. But, there are a lot of options and you can’t find yourself the best fit. Don’t worry, we are here to help you with our roundup of the best movies to watch alone. Hope you will have great moments with movies on this list.
Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity
When it comes to the best movies to watch alone on a Friday night, “Her” is something we can’t miss in the list. “Her,” directed by Spike Jonze, centers on a lonely soul who is drawn out by the female voice of his computer operating system. Few movies capture the magic and the heartbreak of falling in love in an unexpected, mind-bending way; “Her” is one of them. Some people see the film as an absolute comedy mocking our relationship to technology, while others see it as a very sincere study of our relationship to technology and where it could take us in the future. Either way, it’s a fascinating film full of questions you’d rather not have a friend asking aloud in your ear while you watch. See it alone and then examine how you really feel about your Social account.
Call me by your name
Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine
If you are looking for the best movies to watch alone at home, so this is it. This Oscar-winning film based on a book by André Aciman will take you through the quaint streets of Italy and make you fall in love. And when the time comes, this love story of a 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old who is his father’s student will also make you cry into your pillow. So, if you are not homophobic, get on this flick now, you will be truly engaged in laughing, crying, and cheering emotion along with the protagonists on the screen.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
You can erase someone from your mind but not from your heart
With Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, writer Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry have created a film whose entire purpose is to blur and fade, a self-erasing tribute to the fragility of memory and of love. Two people meet for the first time and fall in love, unaware that they were previously together and had their memories surgically removed. Great production, creative plot make Eternal Sunshine a tragic, yet beautiful film that sits at the top of my list of “Best movie to watch alone“.
In The Mood For Love
“In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share… you know what they did?… They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever.”
Asian love stories are always unique and different. In the Mood for Love is perhaps one of the most beautiful, precise, quiet films ever made. Set in Hong Kong in the early ’60s, we follow the development of love between two lonely neighbors each of whom is trapped in unhappy marriages. Every scene is beautiful from the first second to the last. It’s slow but visually captivating that you would continue to watch it. Everything besides of its progression was on point from cinematography to soundtrack, to lead actor performances. The movie is great to watch on a rainy day and perhaps more great if you have inside a heavy heart.
Lost in Translation
“The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let thing upset you”
Aside from featuring one of Bill Murray’s greatest performances, along with exceptional work from Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation earned Sofia Coppola only the third Best Director nomination offered to a woman in Oscars history, proving she had the talent to escape her famous father’s long shadow. Clearly, this is a movie that demands quiet concentration. It isn’t that taking in Lost in Translation with a crowd will make you lose sight of the story—there isn’t much of a plot—but the self-reflection the movie motivates stands to be lost in the midst of a group. Like Johansson’s character learns in that unforgettable final scene, there are some secrets you only learn when you’re leaning in close enough to hear a whisper.
Any of Makoto Shinkai’s films
“Even if the world is cruel, even if all I have is loneliness, I’ll still live with everything I’ve got. Even if this emotion is all I have, I’ll keep struggling.”
If you have any interest in anime, Makoto Shinkai is a name you may have heard of. This man who sometimes is called “Master of Loneliness” known for eye-dropping visuals, lots of poetic narration, and themes of loneliness style. His works are not only movies but also is an emotional, mildly metaphorical exploration of loneliness, sadness, and the variety of ways in which human beings mature through struggle and hardship. You surely want to watch his creation alone for a fulfilled adventure.
In honor of that sacred solo movie night, here are the best movies to watch alone that are perfect for watching by yourself. Let’s join Tea TV and enjoy!