Great films with few charactersby guisreis | created - 26 Mar 2014 | updated - 24 Aug 2016 | Public
Only feature-length films. Movies with more characters but that most of the time had few have also been considered.
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1. Cast Away (2000)
PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.
Votes: 488,659 | Gross: $233.63M
Most of the time, only one (or two, if you consider Wilson). There are much more, but the single interpretation of Tom Hanks is amazing.
2. In Bed (2005)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama
Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30, meet at a party, go to another and end up in a hotel. We join them there as ... See full summary »
Just a couple. In the full movie!
3. O Perfume da Memória (2016)
73 min | Drama, Romance
The Scent of Memory, is the story of love between two women who think life in completely different ways . One knows a secret that can zoom out or both . A magical affinity, threatened by circumstances.
Only two women. There are also two musicians, but they are not properly characters but only the usage of a narrative style technique.
4. Room in Rome (2010)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Most of the time, just two women. There is also a man, who shows himself a few times.
5. Natimorto (2009)
92 min | Drama
A talent agent summons a young singer to Sao Paulo in order to present her to a renowned maestro. While they wait for the day of the audition, they stay in a hotel room where, over ... See full summary »
In the whole movie only six characters appear (two of them waiters), among them only three are important and talk, and most of the time we can see only a man and a woman.
6. La serva Padrona (1999)
70 min | Musical, Comedy
Living in the house of Uberto as a child, Serpina is now a beautiful young woman who, seeing her master willing to marry, decides that it will be her and not any other woman. Adaptation of the Opera buffa La Serva Padrona.
Three. Just like the opera.
7. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 940,516 | Gross: $223.81M
Many more characters appear in this amazing animated film. Though, in the first 44 minutes, there are only three: two robots and a cockroach (and not an anthropomorphic one).
8. Juventude (2008)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Three friends are re in the house of one of them, recall cases where the past and have fun.
Three developed characters (only seven people).
9. Feminices (2004)
72 min | Comedy
Four actresses in their mid-forties get together in the afternoon to write a play about their own experiences. But the director isn't satisfied with the outcome.
Five: the actor-director and four women.
10. Carnage (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
Votes: 114,159 | Gross: $2.55M
Out of the phone, just six (only two couples for most of the time).
11. Barren Lives (1963)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
For most of the time, just a husband, a wife, two children and the bitch Baleia. May we consider just six characters? Other people almost do not appear.
12. Silent Running (1972)
G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
The film is centered in a single human character, although human characters which can be seen are four (besides two other whom we just listen his voices a few times). There are also three robot characters. There are, then, between four and nine characters.
13. Chamada a Cobrar (2012)
72 min | Drama, Thriller
A high class lady from Brazil falls into a fake kidnapping scam when she answers a stranger's phone call. Believing that one of her daughters has been kidnapped, she is guided by a ... See full summary »
Only five important characters. Besides extras, less than ten other characters appear.
14. Vamos Fazer um Brinde (2011)
75 min | Drama
Only nine characters appear and are heard (most of the time, only seven or eight). Though, the movie is not very good.
15. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 635,169 | Gross: $4.36M
Although we can see other people in the very beginning and in the last seconds of the film, there are only fourteen characters: the judge, the accused, and the 12 men whom the movie owes its title.