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Top 6: Slow Movies That Are Still Compelling

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.

  1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  3. Ikiru (1952)
  4. The Godfather (1972)
  5. Heat (1995)
  6. Raging Bull (1980)
  1. Tokyo Story (1953)
  2. The Black Stallion (1979)
  3. Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)
  4. Solyaris (1972)
  5. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  6. Winged Migration (2001)

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