what are some good films/shows with female characters who have autism, ass burgers, social anxiety, weird, are super introverted etc
can be any genre
"Please Stand By" with Dakota Fanning was pretty fun. The whole movie is basically about one autistic girl trying to win money for a Star Trek script she wrote.
If you want animu, try Kuragehime (Jellyfish Princess)
I see Kuragehime get recommended in CC a lot. Is it the official CC anime now?
>>4560>not available in your region
Sierra Burgess is a loser
Bridget Jones' diary
Anxious shut-in with an autistic passion living her life in a female-only dwelling, sounds fitting to me. Except we wouldn't be as welcoming to the crossdressing male shaking up our lives.
I don't think anyone would have a problem if crossdressers were as charismatic and pretty as Kuranosuke
Ive watched a few episodes so far. I like it, but I dont like the idea that the MC needs to change herself by wearing makeup etc, so she can get some 30 year old pedo virgin. hope by the end sh realises shes perfect how she is and dabs on that faggot>>4564>Sierra Burgess is a loser
nah she was too unlikable for me. love bridget jones tho
>tfw no Kuranosuke bf to teach you how to be less ugly
That's a bizarre screencap you picked but Kuranosuke would be a qt bf.
Kind of surprised how little of these movies I can find on my watched list. Representation, where art thou? I think these themes are more common in anime, and maybe newer youth films I have yet to see. Here are some films that fit some criterion on a stretch:
>Welcome to the NHK!
Centers on a male NEET, but the other female main character, Misaki, has her own issues. If you want to watch something go for the anime, but I do prefer the original light novel for being on more realistic side. The anime adds more arcs, focuses less on the drug abuse, and has a happier ending. Haven't read the manga yet but people say it stands on its own merits.
>March Comes in Like a Lion (1991)
Not related to the anime. The synopsis may sound like a cheesy romcom but it's actually a psychological, surrealist film. Odd female lead who carries the film with her charm.
>A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (2016)
Loneliness drives most of the characters here. Poetic directing. Great performance from the lead actress.
>Millennium Actress (2001)
The female character's quite normal, but the film's direction is quite introverted and subtle. Themes revolve around the impermanence and searching for one's personal freedom, hence the inclusion on the list.
>Starry Starry Night (2011)
A lonely young girl seeks escapism with a boy her age in the woods. Bittersweet and cute.
>Eighth Grade (2018)
Respectable for how the story deals with social media and peer pressure. Protag is kind of a misanthrope who does want to fit in but has difficulty opening herself to those who do care.
Ghost World and Nights in Cabiria kind of fit but that's beyond the search parameters. Amelie apparently has social anxiety, though I haven't seen the film in a while. Shoutout to the K-Drama (am actually uncultured swine deep down inside) My Mister/Ahjussi for having the best female lead in a long while. Check it out if you want a really good show without romance.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
There isn't much going on but it was engaging kino.
Such a touching movie! I had completely forgotten about it.
Nobuta wo Produce
Main character is a very quiet and socially reclusive girl who gets bullied and excluded from the rest of the class. It's one of my favorite dramas because of how much it reminds me of my days in public school. I relate to her alot and recommend it if you are looking for quiet/loner protagonists that are super withdrawn and unpopular because of it. Even though the plot revolves around trying to make her popular, it also teaches that popularity isn't everything, as well as pointing out the fake characters built up from those that are popular. (Like in the case of Shuji)
>>4576>Millennium Actress (2001)
I was so obsessed with this when it was released in the US. I still love it, but I haven't watched in years. Satoshi Kon was a genius.
Watamote. Especially the manga.
Her growth is very comforting, also envy inducing since I still haven't grown out of my awkward teen stage.
Whoops. Same Anon here. Meant "Millennium Mambo", a Taiwanese film, in the first post.
But Millennium Actress ranks somewhere among my top ten. Now I'm craving a rewatch thanks to your mention. RIP Kon.
Serial Experiments Lain, an interesting surreal/psychological show about a girl who feels isolated from everyone. Also explores the internet becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives. Not much dialogue either. Expect like at least one acid trip per episode though.
Kimi Ni Todoke is a favorite of mine!
Sawako is a very relatable character for me due to her being quiet and avoided by others for seeming weird or scary. The love story is really cute too, although it's very slow moving due to romantic incompetence on both sides. Good watch if you enjoy shoujo romance shows!