23 Slow Movies That Deserve Your Patience

What's the rush?

1

Comments

    • CarolusB

      Jul 7th 2011, 8:01

      How about 'In the Mood for Love' by Wong Kar Wai (HK 2000) with the most beautiful Maggie Cheung and the fantastic Tony Leung Chiu Wai? One of my favorite films! Also 'La Belle Noiseuse' by Jacques Rivette (Fr 1991) nearly four hours long, nothing much happens except Emmanuelle Béart in the nude for about half that time. (Completely unerotic by the way). Worth watching at least once.

      Alert a moderator

    • Jimzilla

      Jul 7th 2011, 8:36

      I'll be quite honest, The Thin Red Line bored the c**p out of me. And to say Saving Private Ryan is vastly inderior is pushing it a bit.

      Alert a moderator

    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Jul 7th 2011, 10:04

      I'm starting to question the credibility of a film magazine that states Saving Private Ryan is 'vastly inferior' to anything in the War film genre. Doesn't Ryan top 'Greatest War Films' lists on a regular basis? One of the silliest statements i've ever read!

      Alert a moderator

    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Jul 7th 2011, 10:13

      I'm starting to question the credibility of a film magazine that states Saving Private Ryan is 'vastly inferior' to anything in the War film genre. Doesn't Ryan top 'Greatest War Films' lists on a regular basis? One of the silliest statements i've ever read!

      Alert a moderator

    • Hadouken76

      Jul 7th 2011, 10:42

      Id like to add Sleepy Angry and Das Boot, great films that reward patience

      Alert a moderator

    • Hadouken76

      Jul 7th 2011, 10:44

      Sleep Furiously...sorry

      Alert a moderator

    • huntjo1

      Jul 7th 2011, 11:32

      No, I agree. Don't get me wrong Saving Private Ryan has some fantastic battle scenes in it (I can't see anyone topping the Omaha Beach scene for a while) but story wise and Matt Damon wise it's not the amazing film everyone says it is.

      Alert a moderator

    • pipehitterz

      Jul 7th 2011, 12:38

      "it's not the amazing film everyone says it is". if 'everyone' thinks it is, but you think its not, i think we can safely say, through the law of averages, it is!

      Alert a moderator

    • Hadouken76

      Jul 7th 2011, 13:07

      Yeah, the Omaha Beach scene is a bit like the beginning of 'Up', its a standout scene that doesnt really match the rest of the movie, the bit where the plane saves the squad at the last moment is a major letdown...as whole its got nothing on 'Battleground'.

      Alert a moderator

    • MrScary

      Jul 7th 2011, 18:23

      How is the end to There Will Be Blood shocking? The dude had been killing people the whole film and the the guy he killed deserved it.

      Alert a moderator

    • DonDraper

      Jul 7th 2011, 18:52

      Very predictable but admirable list. Tarkovsky made some better films than 'Solaris', really all of his work should have made this list. Nice to see a commercial mag bashing the bloated mess that is 'Saving Private Ryan', it's incomparable to Malick's masterwork (can't wait to see his new opus tomorrow). Looking good with Antonioni in there, though perhaps people should be made more aware of his sublime 'The Passenger'. Always admire the love for Altman, and even though 'Short Cuts' is a favourite of mine, you really should have opted for 'Nashville' over it. Though I understand why it never gets a look in as incredibly it's still unavailable in this country. A blu ray of this forgotten masterpiece needs to happen.

      Alert a moderator

    • namedropper

      Jul 7th 2011, 20:13

      Good call on Thin Red Line over Saving Private Ryan. SPR is a fine film in itself but Spielberg couldn't resist to add his own little touches which he always does. Like shooting the sniper through the telescopic lense, Tom Hanks shooting the tank etc etc. At the time I thought TRL would be the film that was more widely admired. Not just because it was directed by Terence Malick but because it was done almost without compassion for those involved (actors I mean). In years to come SPR will be viewed like Where Eagles Dare. You'll think "Cool Ill watch that". I watched TRL last night and it's certainly dated better than Ryan.

      Alert a moderator

    • Arethosemyfeet

      Jul 7th 2011, 23:43

      Ive always preffered The thin red line to saving private ryan. But to say that it is vastly inferior is a very silly statement indeed. Silly man.

      Alert a moderator

    • balall

      Jul 8th 2011, 8:25

      no shawshank redemption no things to do in denver when you are dead, no the man with no face, wow

      Alert a moderator

    • mingfilm

      Jul 8th 2011, 14:46

      Tarkovsky's STALKER. Beautiful, haunting, hopeful, terrifying, sublime.

      Alert a moderator

    • jws1272

      Jul 8th 2011, 14:58

      In addition to IKIRU, Shichinin No Samurai (Seven Samurai) runs 3 hours & 20 min, & takes a bit to get going too. I know a lot of people who've tried to watch it, but got bored because of the slow pacing at times.

      Alert a moderator

    • Igrayne

      Jul 8th 2011, 20:33

      Thank goodness at last a critic who acknowledges Saving Private Ryan as being inferior. The bloody film is average, take out the beach landing scene which is completely offensive to anyone not American and what is left? The soundtrack is average, the story did not happen at all, no other countries who took part in the battle are mentioned, America landed in the wrong fing place. Acting is bad to average at best, it is insulting to anyone who is German and survived the war, crack Nazi troops blended with war hardened Wehrmacht do not get outsmarted by a bunch of prats numbering twenty especially when they are American. Three reasons this one won Oscars over The Thin Red Line, Hanks, Spielberg, Williams. Viva Malick.

      Alert a moderator

    • garethjnash

      Jul 9th 2011, 1:59

      The Thin Red Line is a masterpiece. Saving Private Ryan is a good film.

      Alert a moderator

    • Hadouken76

      Jul 9th 2011, 22:43

      Can i say The American is at a languid pace but deserves the time spent...?

      Alert a moderator

    • AYBGerrardo

      Jul 11th 2011, 2:20

      Watchmen.

      Alert a moderator

    • TinEar85

      Jul 12th 2011, 7:26

      It's a good list but I gotta say Solaris is a completely forgettable, pseudo-intellectual dud. A poor man's 2001. Che Part Two sucks considering the climax of the series is essentially at the end of Part One. Part Two is just two hours of prolonged, pointless descending action.

      Alert a moderator

    • koreshek

      Jul 18th 2011, 20:49

      "Che Guevara’s toppling of the Cuban dictatorship" by helping to create more brutal dictatorship? The Butcher who enjoyed killing Cubans? Where are those comments, Mr. Leftist? Or leftist tyranny is GOOD?

      Alert a moderator

    • koreshek

      Jul 18th 2011, 20:50

      "Che Guevara’s toppling of the Cuban dictatorship" by helping to create more brutal dictatorship? The Butcher who enjoyed killing Cubans? Where are those comments, Mr. Leftist? Or leftist tyranny is GOOD?

      Alert a moderator

    • simplisticseth

      Jan 9th 2014, 7:21

      No "Good Will Hunting"?

      Alert a moderator