In Episode 10, our Top 6 is about movies that are slow but still compelling — movies that take their time to build characters and atmosphere. We think many times the word “slow” is used as a synonym for dull or boring, and certainly that is often an apt description, but we want to make a case for movies that work without speeding from one plot point to another.
What are your favorite slow movies?
As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.
- Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Ikiru (1952)
- The Godfather (1972)
- Heat (1995)
- Raging Bull (1980)
- Tokyo Story (1953)
- The Black Stallion (1979)
- Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)
- Solyaris (1972)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
- Winged Migration (2001)