True wholesomeness canon

Let’s pat the ground that covers the coffin of wholesomeness culture. Death to fake wholesome shit, long live truly wholesome kino shit.

These are films that give off a wholesome vibe; that everything is alright. Now, a lot of the films I’ve added on here might seem antithetical to that description, but regardless, in their molecular structure there is something beautifully soothing in them, through their amalgamation of sound, sight and subjectification, they paint themes of the peak of our lives. Joe Hisaishis composition is obviously fucking godly, so you’ll find that all over the place here, music is after all the greatest molecular bind.


Some movies may seem unredeemable, so I’ll be posting some notes on the lists notes for those movies, justifying their wholesomeness.

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  • Spirited Away

    1

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    2

  • Ernest & Celestine

    3

  • Fireworks

    4

  • Old Joy

    5

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    6

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    7

  • Harold and Maude

    8

  • Before Sunset

    9

  • Yi Yi

    10

  • Princess Mononoke

    11

  • Good Morning

    12

  • My Life as a Dog

    13

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    14

  • Moonlight

    15

  • My Own Private Idaho

    16

  • Still Walking

    17

  • Tampopo

    18

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    19

  • Buffalo '66

    20

  • Paris, Texas

    21

  • Badlands

    22

  • Fallen Angels

    23

  • Chungking Express

    24

  • Sonatine

    25

  • Happy Together

    26

  • Days of Being Wild

    27

  • In the Soup

    28

  • Love Exposure

    29

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    30

  • The Host

    31

  • Dead Man

    32

  • A Well Spent Life

    33

  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    34

  • Eureka

    35

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    36

  • Love

    37

  • Battle Royale

    38

  • Beijing Bicycle

    39

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    40