Socially Awkward & Shy Males

by helllofranceska | created - 04 Nov 2012 | updated - 25 Jan 2013 | Public

Also check out my Socially Awkward & Shy Female list:

http://www.imdb.com/list/Ovej4Fmwg3I/

I will add more to this list in the future. If you have any suggestions please comment below.

1-20-2013 ~ Just added a bunch of recommendations made by Sarah Ward. Thanks Sarah!! Sorry for posting them up super late!! Also added 2 jdramas.

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1. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,486 | Gross: $0.31M

2. Mother's Elling (2003)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.

Director: Eva Isaksen | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Grete Nordrå, Helge Reiss, Christin Borge

Votes: 2,174

3. Love Me Tomorrow (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three years have passed since Elling moved to town together with Kjell Bjarne, his roommate from the institution at Brøynes. Elling now lives on his own in the apartment. Kjell Bjarne has ... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Marit Pia Jacobsen

Votes: 1,212

4. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 19,323

5. Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, who sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick, Karen Black, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 5,224

6. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 133,516 | Gross: $17.84M

7. 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: 20,793 | Gross: $0.22M

8. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 87,022

9. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 65,830 | Gross: $4.66M

10. Life Back Then (2011)

131 min | Drama

Two young lonely people form a bond as they go through the homes of the recently departed people.

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Masaki Okada, Nana Eikura, Rei Dan, Yoriko Dôguchi

Votes: 110

11. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 55,627 | Gross: $0.01M

12. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Seong-hun Cheon, Hee-jin Choi

Votes: 21,350

13. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

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: 655,085

Submitted by Sarah Ward

14. Buddy Boy (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor.

Director: Mark Hanlon | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Susan Tyrrell, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 970 | Gross: $0.01M

Character: Francis

Submitted by Sarah Ward

15. The Living and the Dead (2006)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd Pack, Kate Fahy, Sarah Ball

Votes: 2,173

Character: James

Submitted by Sarah Ward

16. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 542,761 | Gross: $32.00M

Character: Norman Bates

Submitted by Sarah Ward

17. Ben X (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 17,823 | Gross: $0.00M

Character: Ben

Submitted by Sarah Ward

18. The Browning Version (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 3,972

Submitted by Sarah Ward

19. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

64 Metascore

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Director: Jared Hess | Stars: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell

Votes: 185,180 | Gross: $44.54M

Character: Napoleon Dynamite

Submitted by Sarah Ward

20. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

Votes: 32,590 | Gross: $2.28M

Character: Adam

Submitted by Sarah Ward

21. Treacle Jr. (2010)

82 min | Drama

Tom is forty. He walks out one day, rather abruptly, on his wife and baby boy and his seemingly happy life. He finds himself living on the streets of London. One night alone in a park he is... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Thraves | Stars: Thomas Murray-Leslie, Elizabeth Murray-Leslie, Tom Fisher, Jonathan Thomas

Votes: 586

Character: Aidan

Submitted by Sarah Ward

22. 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: 22,489 | Gross: $3.75M

Submitted by Sarah Ward

23. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 131,722 | Gross: $5.97M

Submitted by Sarah Ward

24. Tsumi to batsu (2012– )

Mystery

Tsumi to Batsu tells the story of Tachi Miroku, an aspiring writer who has become a college dropout and hikikomori (shut-in). He lost his father to suicide, while his mother and older ... See full summary »

Stars: Aki Asakura, Hitomi Harukaze, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Ai Hashimoto

Votes: 14

Character: Miroku Tachi

Miroku Tachi (Kengo Kora) is a college drop out who has become a hikikomori and hopes to become a writer. Miroku Tachi then plans the murder of a young prostitute named Baba Hikaru

Character: Tappei Kawaki played by Yo Oizumi

A mysterious man who works at a food factory. A man who has come from outer space? The reason being the occasional slip ups in his speech. He is attracted to Tsuyama Shio (Asami Mizuakawa) who is fumbling through life and gives her support.

26. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 424,561 | Gross: $17.74M



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