A Woman Adrift

A place to keep track of my favorite subsection of film: films where women experience or have to come to grips with literal isolation, perceived social alienation, general loneliness, or teetering on the edge of sanity.

  • Rebecca
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • The Heiress
  • Lola Montès
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Bonjour Tristesse
  • Shadows
  • Persona
  • Diary of a Mad Housewife
  • Wanda
  • The Devils
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • Minnie and Moskowitz
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Alice, Sweet Alice
  • 3 Women
  • Demon Seed
  • Opening Night
  • An Unmarried Woman
  • Possession
  • Love Streams
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Starman
  • Smooth Talk
  • 2 Friends
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Sweetie
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • An Angel at My Table
  • The Piano
  • Poetic Justice
  • Safe
  • Clockwatchers
  • Perfect Blue
  • The Last Days of Disco
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Holy Smoke
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Millennium Actress
  • Morvern Callar
  • In the Cut
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • The Holiday
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Margaret
  • Electrick Children
  • Frances Ha
  • Stoker
  • Breathe
  • Queen of Earth
  • The Fits
  • The Love Witch
  • Always Shine
  • Personal Shopper
  • Arrival
  • Jackie
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • Blame
  • mother!
  • Eighth Grade
  • Tully
  • Roma
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Her Smell
  • The Souvenir
  • Yes, God, Yes
  • Swallow
  • Yellow Rose
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Midsommar
  • Lingua Franca
  • Better Days
  • Kajillionaire
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Black Bear
  • Miss Juneteenth
  • Shirley
  • Possessor
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Shiva Baby
  • She Dies Tomorrow
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Pieces of a Woman
  • Nomadland
  • Superior
  • Passing
  • The Blazing World
  • Together Together
  • Dea
  • Petite Maman
  • The Woman in the Window
  • The Novice
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Benedetta
  • Titane
  • Parallel Mothers