Socially Awkward & Shy Females

by helllofranceska | created - 19 Oct 2011 | updated - 29 Jan 2013 | Public

We are the invisible ones....

Updated 1/29/2013 - Added "Miss Conspirator (2012)"

Honorable Mention: Park Shin Hye's character from the korean drama 'My Flower Boy Neighbor' unfortunately it is listed not on IMDB yet so I shall add it here for now.

Also check out my Socially Awkward & Shy Male list:

http://www.imdb.com/list/5Y5zfLkLeq0/

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1. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 615,917 | Gross: $33.23M

Character: Amélie Poulain

The story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.

2. Castaway on the Moon (2009)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

Director: Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

Votes: 13,148 | Gross: $3.73M

Character: Kim Jung Yeon

A young reclusive lady named Kim Jung-Yeon (Jung Ryeo-Won) sits in her room, addicted to the online world of "Cyworld." She hasn’t left her apartment in three years and she doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon. In the evenings, when Jung-Yeon is finished updating her Cyworld home page, she dabbles in her other hobby which is photographing the moon. During one of those evenings, when Jung-Yeon is taking shots of the moon, she notices a "HELP" sign scrawled onto the sand of a nearby island. She then notices a strange man walking around the island and Jung-Yeon starts to view this man as her own personal alien.

3. Now, Voyager (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 12,766

Character: Charlotte Vale

Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is an unattractive, overweight, repressed spinster whose life is dominated by her dictatorial mother (Gladys Cooper), an aristocratic Boston dowager whose verbal and emotional abuse of her daughter has contributed to the woman's complete lack of self-confidence. Fearing Charlotte is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, her sister-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) introduces her to psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith (Claude Rains), who recommends she spend time in his sanatorium.

Away from her mother's control, Charlotte blossoms. The transformed woman, at Lisa's urging, opts to take a lengthy cruise rather than immediately return home. On board ship, she meets a married man, Jeremiah Duvaux Durrance (Paul Henreid), who is traveling with his friends Deb (Lee Patrick) and Frank McIntyre (James Rennie).

4. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 30,656 | Gross: $15.19M

Character: Muriel Heslop

A socially awkward, overweight, naïve "ugly duckling", who is obsessed with the music of ABBA, Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) is the target of ridicule by the more fashion-conscious girls she considers her friends. She also is a perpetual daydreamer who yearns for a glamorous wedding and marriage to a man who will help improve her personal life and free her from a tedious life dominated by her demanding and often psychologically abusive father Bill (Bill Hunter), a corrupt politician who verbally lashes out at his subservient wife Betty and their unambitious children at every opportunity.

5. Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,904

Character: Georgy

6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 110,166 | Gross: $241.44M

Character: Toula Portokalos

Toula is going through an early midlife crisis. At thirty, she is the only woman in her family who has "failed". Her family expects her to "marry a Greek, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day [she] die[s]." Instead, Toula is stuck working in the family business, a restaurant. In contrast to her "perfect" sister, Athena (Stavroula Logothetis), Toula is frumpy and cynical. She fears she's doomed to be stuck with her life as it is.

7. Zuckerbaby (1985)

86 min | Comedy

An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Eisi Gulp, Toni Berger, Manuela Denz

Votes: 616

8. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 11,122

Character: Catherine Sloper

Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland) is a plain, painfully shy woman whose emotionally detached father (Ralph Richardson) makes no secret of his disappointment in her. When she meets the charming Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), she immediately is taken by the attention that he lavishes upon her, attention she so desperately seeks from her father. Catherine falls madly in love with Morris and they plan to marry.

9. Miranda (2009–2015)

30 min | Comedy

Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 10,086

10. Good Dick (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

A look at the relationship between a lonely introverted girl and a young video store clerk vying for her attention.

Director: Marianna Palka | Stars: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Eric Edelstein, Mark Webber

Votes: 7,195 | Gross: $0.02M

Jason Ritter plays a video store clerk who works persistently to draw out a reclusive woman, played by Marianna Palka who often comes to the video store where he works and rents soft-core porn. Eventually, despite his strong optimism, her dislike of sex and resulting defensiveness drives them apart.

11. Eagle vs Shark (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Loren Taylor, Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 19,203 | Gross: $0.22M

12. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,321,279

Character: Brienne of Tarth played by Gwendoline Christie

13. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

64 Metascore

Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Joachim Król, Lars Rudolph

Votes: 13,507 | Gross: $0.87M

Character: Simone 'Sissi' Schmidt

14. Akunin (2010)

139 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

Director: Sang-il Lee | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Akira Emoto, Hisashi Igawa

Votes: 1,091

Character: Mitsuyo Magome

Yuichi, who has lived with his grandmother (Kiki Kirin) since his mother Yoriko (Yo Kimiko) abandoned him when young, shows no emotion at the news. Soon afterwards, Yuichi meets up with Magome Mitsuyo (Fukatsu Eri), a shy, lonely shopgirl in Saga, near Kurume, who contacted him via a dating website; she agrees to have sex on their first date but Yuichi then seems to dump her. Meanwhile, Keigo is arrested for Yoshino's murder but found to be not guilty. Yuichi patches things up with Mitsuyo and the pair go on another date. But that evening, as he's driving back to Nagasaki, his grandmother warns him the police are waiting at home to question him. Yuichi picks up Mitsuyo and the two take to the road.

15. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 104,302

Character: Mrs. de Winter

Joan Fontaine stars as a miserably shy and awkward lady's companion who meets the sophisticated and recently widowed Maxim de Winter in Monte Carlo. They seem an odd couple, yet after a few short weeks they marry and come home to his imposing English country estate, Manderley. The young bride is overwhelmed with her new, lavish lifestyle and is especially intimidated by the forbidding housekeeper who keeps her first mistress' memory and influence alive. Maxim reveals a terrible secret which forever alters the couple's life, and affects the very existence of Manderley.

16. Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 74,331 | Gross: $55.47M

Character: Josie Geller

Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) is a highly intelligent, but socially inept, copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times who has never had a real relationship. One day during a staff meeting, the tyrannical editor-in-chief, Rigfort (Garry Marshall) assigns her to report undercover at a high school to help parents become more aware of their children's lives.

Josie tells her brother Rob (David Arquette) about the assignment, and he reminds her that during high school she was a misfit labelled "Josie Grossie", a nickname which continues to haunt her.

Her first day at South Glen South High School is miserable. Josie reverts back to the old geek that ruined her first high school career.

17. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 13,268 | Gross: $0.02M

Character: Arden played by Toni Collette

The Stranger: Arden lives with her abusive, invalid mother. One day she discovers the naked body of a dead woman on the property. Arden becomes a minor celebrity, drawing the attention of Rudy, who tells her the dead woman is the victim of a serial killer preying on young women in the area. Rudy asks Arden out. Arden gets into a fight with her mother, which compels her to finally leave home. Arden has her date with Rudy. In the morning, Arden calls the police to report a woman (her mother) left alone at home.

18. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 24,575 | Gross: $38.36M

19. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 442,216 | Gross: $117.24M

Character: Adrian Pennino

Rocky's love interest; a quiet pet store clerk who falls in love with Rocky and supports him through his training.

20. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

Votes: 44,941 | Gross: $3.52M

Character: Penelope played by Rachel Weisz

21. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 28,835 | Gross: $4.77M

22. Broken English (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes | Stars: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Gena Rowlands, Drea de Matteo

Votes: 5,761 | Gross: $0.96M

23. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 494,079 | Gross: $67.44M

Character: Eady

Eady is a lonely and decent lady that has just gotten involved in a relationship she never should have gotten involved in.

24. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 142,288 | Gross: $33.80M

25. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Stars: Jenny Agutter, Laura Main, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen McGann

Votes: 15,315

Character: Chummy played by Miranda Hart

26. O-ssak-han yeon-ae (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

A magician meets an eccentric girl and offers her to work together in his magic show. It is only until a year later that he starts to know her personally and develops a feeling towards her despite her own problems.

Director: In-ho Hwang | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Min-ki Lee, Seong-hoon Sin, Ji-min Yun

Votes: 2,149

27. Me, Natalie (1969)

M | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman struggles for independence.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 714

28. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 361,582 | Gross: $59.70M

29. Year of the Dog (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern

Votes: 5,687 | Gross: $1.54M

30. May (2002)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror

58 Metascore

A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval

Votes: 29,409 | Gross: $0.15M

Character: May

Submitted by Sarah Ward

31. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 601,715

Character: Amy Farrah Fowler

Submitted by Sarah Ward

32. Vera Drake (2004)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Richard Graham

Votes: 21,692 | Gross: $3.75M

Character: Ethel Drake

Submitted by Sarah Ward

33. Tada, kimi wo aishiteru (2006)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo | Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Munetaka Aoki, Saori Ban

Votes: 2,471

Submitted by Udi Onyile

34. Air Doll (2009)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

64 Metascore

A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Doona Bae, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao, Joe Odagiri

Votes: 4,796

Submitted by Udi Onyile

35. Bandeiji (2010)

119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Four boys have their friendship and musical talents tested in the ever changing worlds of the music industry and real life in 1990s Japan.

Director: Takeshi Kobayashi | Stars: Jin Akanishi, Kii Kitano, Kengo Kôra, Ayumi Itô

Votes: 389

Submitted by Udi Onyile

36. Joze to tora to sakana tachi (2003)

116 min | Drama, Romance

Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »

Director: Isshin Inudô | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chizuru Ikewaki, Juri Ueno, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 1,144

Submitted by Udi Onyile

37. If the Shoe Fits (2012)

93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Ripped out of her life, Shuulane lives alone in the desert. It is not long before she finds herself in company of a stranded stranger Razor whose frustration gets to him when he realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Sanelle Sibanda | Stars: Kathy Anderson, Tom Bergstrom, Richard Boyd, Louise China Brotzly

Submitted by Udi Onyile

38. Jje-jje-han ro-maen-seu (2010)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

A comic artist and an unemployed sex columnist are trying to work together in order to win a lucrative comic-book competition.

Director: Jeong-hoon Kim | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Kang-hee Choi, Jeong-se Oh, Hyeon-kyeong Ryu

Votes: 618

Submitted by Udi Onyile

39. Yuriko no aroma (2010)

Drama

30 something year old Yuriko (Noriko Eguchi) works as a aromatherapist at an aroma salon. She uses essentials oils and her hands to soothe her client's inner well-being. Yuriko also has a ... See full summary »

Director: Kôta Yoshida | Stars: Noriko Eguchi, Noriko Kijima, Miyavi Matsunoi, Jun Miho

Votes: 117

Submitted by Udi Onyile

Jdrama ~ English title: Beauty in Grief

Character: Ikeda Yaiko played by Kurosawa Kazuko

Throughout her life as an office lady she was subjected to nasty glances on many occasions that she gave notice and shut herself at home. Her father passed away early and she became a constant source of worry for her mother. Junk food is her favourite. She would let out stress online by attacking people who rub her the wrong way. She is uncomfortable around strangers but when she gets used to them, she would speak her mind.

Jdrama ~ English title: The Lovers of Share House

Character: Tsuyama Shio played by Mizukawa Asami

An office lady with a subdued personality and she intended to live this way. Because she fears getting hurt, she is unable to venture into anything. She has no boyfriend and no friends. Her only good friend is the convenience store at night. In order to change herself in some way or other, she starts living in a shared house and because of that gets involved in a queer triangular relationship.

42. Misseu Go (2012)

115 min | Action, Comedy

A woman with a severe anxiety disorder stumbles into a 44 million dollars drug deal gone wrong. Suddenly the mafia, as well as the police, wants to get hold of her.

Director: Cheol-kwan Park | Stars: Hyun-Jung Go, Hae-jin Yoo, Jae-suk Ha, Kyung Jin

Votes: 103

What happens when a disoriented woman with a grave social phobia loses something that belongs to one of the biggest organized crime gangs in Korea, and needs to get it back before a bullet strikes her head- Sheer chaos ensues and that is what evidently happens in this upcoming movie “Miss Conspirator.” Ko Hyeon-jeong stars as Chun Su-ro, a geeky cartoonist with constant panic attacks, has debilitating phobia of all forms of social interaction. When a drug lord persuades Chun to deliver a birthday cake secretly filled with drugs to one of his accomplices, she unsuspectingly agreesand somehow gets infiltrated in a complicated drug deal followed closely by the police.