An ever updated ranking of my favourite films of the loosely defined film movement, ‘Mumblecore’.
This list has increased in populatory, and I figured it would make sense to include here a list of films that can be called ‘Mumblecore’, but I have not seen. This will be listed in date order. Please feel free to bring other films to my attention if they are not listed here! Also, disagree if you feel any films listed are not ‘Mumblecore’!
As the Mumblecore movment becomes 10 years old, some of the original directors in the movement seem to be growing away from it, and into Hollywood (Duplass Brothers with some big names in recent films, which has been followed by Swanberg; Bujalski thematically), while someone like Baumbach has grown into it. As these 20 something film-makers change from drifters into adults with families and children, the films they are producing have changed as well.
The Freebie – Katie Aselton (2010)
Tiny Furniture – Lena Dunham (2010)
Autoerotic – Joe Swanberg / Adam Wingard (2011)
Art History – Joe Swanberg (2011)
Your Sister’s Sister – Lynn Shelton (2011)
The Zone – Joe Swanberg (2011)
Caitlin Plays Herself – Joe Swanberg (2011)
The Color Wheel – Alex Ross Perry (2011)
Privacy Setting – Joe Swanberg (2012)
Sun Don’t Shine – Amy Seimetz (2012)
The Do-Deca-Pentathlon – Duplass Brothers (2012)
All The Lights in the Sky – Joe Swanberg (2012)
Drinking Buddies – Joe Swanberg (2013)
Touchy Feely – Lynn Shelton (2013)
24 Exposures – Joe Swanberg (2013)
Happy Christmas – Joe Swanberg (2014)
Whiplash – Damien Chazelle (2014)
Land Ho! – Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz (2014)
Listen Up Philip – Alex Ross Perry (2014)
Laggies – Lynn Shelton (2014)