It’s always refreshing to see shyness and awkwardness celebrated in a film. From the quiet quirkiness of Amelie Poulain, to the inexplicable voyeurism of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, there are some truly loveable introverts that have graced the silver screen, with their peculiarities and subtle mannerisms somehow managing to steal the show.

And with the release of the much-awaited film adaptation of the 90s young-adult novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, we’ve been questioning, well, what really are the perks of being a wallflower?

The following characters are those who have a knack for observing life and the ability for a greater understanding of what it’s all about. For that we can admire them. Because as films about lonesome protagonist’s show, when wallflowers are at last sounded out, they tend to be the most remarkable individuals of all.

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