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* ''Film/SplendorInTheGrass'' is a character story about two teenage lovers in Kansas in TheTwenties, how they desperately want to consummate their relationship, how the rules of society won't let them (SexIsEvil!), and the damage that their inability to have sex causes.


* ''Film/SplendorInTheGrass'' is a character story about two teenage lovers in Kansas in TheTwenties, TheRoaringTwenties, how they desperately want to consummate their relationship, how the rules of society won't let them (SexIsEvil!), and the damage that their inability to have sex causes.

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* Anything directed by Creator/YasujiroOzu can fit into this category quite well, like ''Film/GoodMorning'', a gentle satire of life in a sububan neighborhood where things like getting a television and collecting dues for the women's club are SeriousBusiness. ''Film/TokyoStory'', considered by most critics to be his masterpiece, is a slow, low-key consideration of the distance that grows between elderly parents and their children, as shown when an old couple take the train to Tokyo to visit their grown-up kids. ''Film/EquinoxFlower'' is about a father's discomfort when his daughter gets engaged without asking him first. Two different Ozu films, ''Film/LateSpring'' and ''Film/EarlySummer'', deal with a family worrying about getting a daughter in her late twenties married off [[ChristmasCake before she's too old to get a husband]].
* ''Film/{{Lonesome}}'' is a charming little romance about two lonely working-class people who, over the course of a single day, meet, fall in love, are briefly separated, and are finally reunited. That's the whole story.
* ''Film/{{Friday}}''
* ''Film/LindaLindaLinda''
* Many of the very earliest EarlyFilms are this: just moments of real life (or staged real life) presented for the camera. "Actuality films" was the genre designation used back then. Examples of actuality films include:
** ''Film/RoundhayGardenScene'', the first film ever
** Many of the Film/LumiereFilms
** Some of the early works of Creator/GeorgesMelies
* ''Film/NapoleonDynamite''
* ''Film/AChristmasStory'': One Christmas season in the 1940s as seen through the eyes of a young Midwestern boy who desperately wants a BB gun from Santa.
* ''Film/{{Clerks}}'': A day in the life of slackers who work at a convenience store and the video store next door.
* The Cameron Crowe film ''Film/{{Singles}}''
* ''Film/YiYi''
* ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''
* ''Film/MyBlueHeaven''
* ''Film/{{Amarcord}}'': The mundane details of a year in the life of villagers in a small town in UsefulNotes/FascistItaly.
* ''Film/OneFootInHeaven'' is about the life and struggles of a rural Protestant minister raising a family and tending to his flock in early 20th-century Iowa. There is no central plot or story arc, just an episodic portrait of the preacher, his family, and the townspeople as the years pass.
* ''Film/HappyGoLucky'': slice of [[AllLovingHero always cheerful]] [[GenkiGirl bubbly]] {{Cloudcuckoolander}} CoolTeacher taking Driving Lessons life.
* ''Otoko wa Tsurai yo'' film series (literally, ''It's Tough Being a Man''). [[LongRunner From 1969 to 1995]], it had 48 different installments and held the title of "Longest Running Film Series". All of them are slice of life romantic comedies with nearly [[RecycledScript identical plots]].
* ''Film/SplendorInTheGrass'' is a character story about two teenage lovers in Kansas in TheTwenties, how they desperately want to consummate their relationship, how the rules of society won't let them (SexIsEvil!), and the damage that their inability to have sex causes.
* ''Film/AnnieHall''
* ''Film/TheSchoolgirlsDiary'' is about the life of a teenage girl who wishes her father would pay more attention to her and her family instead of spending his whole life at work. That's the whole story.
* Creator/RichardLinklater is quite fond of SliceOfLife movies, usually overlapping with the ComingOfAgeStory:
** ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' is a slice of life of one day on the last day of high school in 1976. The movie is about a group of seniors taking a freshman under their wing as they prepare for a WildTeenParty.
** ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' chronicles an entire 12 years of this. The movie was filmed over twelve years and contains snippets of scenes from one day in each of those years, though some parts of the protagonist's life receive more attention than others.
** ''Film/EverybodyWantsSome''!! is a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' set in the 80s. It follows a college freshman as he moves into his new house and gets to know his housemates over the course of the weekend before classes start.
* ''[[Film/{{Wings 1966}} Wings]]'' is a quiet little character study about a middle-aged Russian woman who lived an exciting life as a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fighter pilot in her youth, but is now suffering a mid-life crisis, being stuck in a dull career as a school principal.
* ''Film/AnotherYear'' looks at the year of a HappilyMarried older couple living and working in North London and the people around them.
* ''Film/{{Dogtooth}}'' could be considered this. It's slice of isolated-from-the-world-and-living-in-a-walled-in-estate life, really.
* ''Film/FrancesHa'' is largely SliceOfLife. While there is definitely a story arc (primarily a character arc for the titular protagonist), much of the film consists of individual snippets of her life.
* ''Film/TheLongVoyageHome'', about a merchant ship in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, has some plot elements, like the ship's dangerous voyage through the U-boat infested Atlantic and Smitty the sailor's dark past, but there's no overarching story, just a portrait of a bunch of sailors trying to survive.
* ''Film/FiveEasyPieces'' is about a restless AntiHero trying to live up to his responsibilities to his family and his pregnant girlfriend, and failing. It simply follows along with the protagonist for a while, before the film ends.
* The plot of ''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre'' revolves around a conversation between two guys who haven't talked in a while. They go to a fancy restaurant, order their meals and talk. That's it. For 2 hours. Not even flashbacks to the things they're talking about. Just talking.
* ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'' is about the men of the 918th Bomber Group of the Eighth Air Force in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, how they deal with the stress of combat that involves very high casualty rates, and how their new commander has to raise their morale and motivate them to fight on. Unlike most war movies there isn't a specific battle to be fought or objective to be gained. At a certain point, after the commander has won the loyalty of his men but suffered a breakdown in the process, the film ends.
* Many scenes in ''Film/CodeUnknown'' focus on day-to-day activities like going shopping, ironing clothes, giving drumming lessons or doing farm work.
* ''Film/MonOncleAntoine'' lacks a traditional three-act structure with conflict and climax. It is instead a portrayal of the everyday life of the people of a rural Quebec mining town, shortly before the [[ social]] [[ upheavals]] that would change their life forever.
* Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/MeanStreets'' is a crime film with no obvious narrative. Instead, it simply portrays the lives of a few low-ranking mobsters in [[TheSeventies 1970s]] New York over a few days, although the lead character's attempts to stop his best friend from screwing up can be said to form a loose theme.
* ''Film/TheIntern'' spends most of its running time showing the day-to-day lives of Ben and the rest of the workers in Jules's office. There isn't much of a plot, and it's more about Jules and Ben's growing friendship.
* ''Film/RickiAndTheFlash'' is a look into the life of an ageing wannabe rock star who's estranged from her family. Although she reconnects with her children, it's not the bulk of the film - and more emphasis is on Ricki's own lifestyle.
* The Disney version of ''Film/{{Pollyanna|1960}}'' is a little closer to this than the original book. An orphan girl goes to live with her aunt in a rather miserable town. Most of the movie is just spent with Pollyanna getting to know the various townspeople. It all acts as build-up for [[spoiler:her eventual accident that cripples her, and the townspeople coming to her rescue]].
* ''Film/TheSecretOfRoanInish'' is essentially ninety minutes of two children in 1950s Ireland deciding to fix up their families' old cottages on the island where they used to live - while also exploring the mythology of SelkiesAndWereseals.
* ''Film/MyGirl'' merges this with ThatNostalgiaShow to show the life of a suburban preteen girl in the summer of 1971. The story is not driven by plot, and is mostly a look at what Vada does that summer. Oh and she lives in a funeral parlor.
* ''Film/TheSpectacularNow'', appropriately for its title, is this kind of story. The protagonist - a teen called Sutter - goes around trying to teach his friends to live "in the now" and appreciate life. Although there is a romance with a geek girl called Aimee involved, it's not the crux of the story.
* ''Film/TheWeek'' chronicles a man coping with a sudden divorce during the week of his anniversary.
* The first ''Film/MagicMike'' film doesn't have much of a plot and just examines Mike's lifestyle as a stripper - and eventually showing how empty it really is.
* ''Film/SunshineCleaning'' spends more time getting to know its two protagonists. The titular gimmick - of two sisters running a business cleaning up after crime scenes - is more of a set up to watch Rose and Norah try to improve their lives.
* ''Film/{{Dodeskaden}}'' is a largely plotless story examining the lives of the desperately poor people living in a Japanese garbage dump.
* ''Film/KillerOfSheep'': There's no unifying plot, simply a series of scenes portraying Stan's life and the lives of the urban poor in the late 1970s in the Watts ghetto. Stan tries to buy a car engine. Stan cashes a check only to have the lady store owner make a pass at him. Stan can't sleep. Stan wants to go to the racetrack. Stuff happens.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfWoodenClogs'' is about tenant farmers in rural Lombardy at the end of the 19th century, and the mundane details of their lives in poverty: slaughtering pigs, getting married, walking six kilometers to school.
* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is a DeconstructiveParody of this, showing what happens when the cast of a laidback Slice-Of-Life stoner movie [[GenreRefugee get tangled up in]] a complex FilmNoir story involving kidnapping and corruption. Fittingly, [[spoiler:by the end, the Dude and Walterís lives havenít changed in any meaningful way other than Donny dying (and he dies for reasons only tangentially related to the plot); for them, the whole film was just [[ButForMeItWasTuesday an unusual couple of days that they quickly moved on from]].]]
* ''Film/{{Paterson}}'' is about a week in the life of a New Jersey bus driver who writes poetry.


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