Off the Grid: 10 Movies About Isolation

The Brazilian government has recently sectioned-off a 31-square mile area for one very isolated man. He is believed to be the last member of his tribe, and to have never had contact with modern society. Sound like a captivating story? Like something M. Night Shyamalan might like to tackle (and ruin)? Authors and filmmakers alike have been enamored of the concept of the lone wolf for years. Here are 10 of the most isolated characters in film.

Harry Caul in The Conversation: Harry Caul (played by Gene Hackman) is a top-notch surveillance expert who takes every precaution in being untraceable, including a triple-lock door, an office enclosed in mesh and always using pay phones to make calls. The film revolves around his recording of a conversation between a couple who he convinces himself are in dire trouble.