Reader Ellis submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer:
I know this is a bit random but … I wondered if you had any recommendations of films with a minimalist/uncluttered theme? I’m looking for some inspiration!
This is an interesting question since there are films that have a minimalist aesthetic (THX 1138) and films that promote the idea of uncluttered living (Wall-E). I’ve included examples of both for you. Also, I’m not the world’s biggest movie-goer, and I see more science fiction and Pixar films than anything else, so my suggestions are limited. Be sure to check the comments for even more ideas from our readers.
Unless otherwise noted, these movies are NOT suitable for young children.
- Repo Man (a dark comedy showing a future world overwhelmed with stuff)
- THX 1138 (a stark minimalist future world)
- Up (kid friendly)
- Wall-E (kid friendly)
- Idiocracy (it’s cringe-worthy to watch, but days letter you’ll continue to think about it)
- Fight Club (extremely violent, but has a strong message on consumer culture)
Also, you might be interested in checking out Dogme 95 films that are extremely uncluttered in their production. Thank you, Ellis, for submitting your question for our Ask Unclutterer column. Again, be sure to check the comments for suggestions from our readers. I’m looking forward to learning about the additional film suggestions, too.
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