15 Philosophical Movies That Will Make You Reconsider Your Life
Credits of the end credits scroll slowly on the screen. Someone next to you is sleeping, some come out of the room with a sigh of relief, and you stay in your seat looking at the screen. In the void. In your head, sentences, thoughts and ideas change slowly.
This film addresses a multitude of themes including life, socialization, personality formation, but also the eternal problem of fathers and sons. The reflections of the main character are parallel to the development of the Universe, in particular, of our planet, birth, catastrophe and death …
Synecdoche, New York
The director of this movie, Charlie Kaufman, is nicknamed the “American Kafka”. In his work, he has already covered a multitude of themes, he has offered the public an incredible amount of thoughts and emotions with different degrees of intensity, as in Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind.
This time, if there’s anything you can blame the director, maybe he meant too much at the same time in this story that has a lost theater director as his hero.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This film shows us that we must recognize our mistakes and never forget them. But also that we must understand that we are not perfect and that we must love ourselves as we are. And most importantly, it’s a story about a beautiful and authentic love. This film has become a classic.
No Country for Old Men
This is probably the best film of the Coen brothers. The story is easy enough and known, since it is a gangster movie. However, the Coen have worked in such a way that this film is far from being an ordinary movie.
He completely captivates you so much that he sometimes makes you shudder with surprise.
People who love The Tree of Life: The Tree of Life and Mr. Nobody will love this movie, that is, people who love when given the opportunity to interpret what is happening in their own way .
According to your convictions and your way of seeing the world, you will understand what is happening in this film.
This film is the second of Lars Von Trier’s “trilogy of depression” with Antichrist and Nymphomaniac. The story unfolds during the days preceding a global disaster.
A giant planet called Melancholy approaches the Earth. Maybe it’s a metaphor for our own melancholy and depression? It is worth thinking about it.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
This film starring Jean-Dominique, a successful journalist, editor in the magazine Elle, smiling face and always surrounded by pretty women. In the next scene, we see the same Jean-Dominique curled up in a wheelchair, with only one eye and distorted mouth.
He desperately wanted to fly with a butterfly but his body is now paralyzed. All he has left are his memories and his imagination.
Gone Baby Gone
Have you ever been confronted with a situation you do not understand, do everything you can to elucidate the mystery and finally regret being too curious to discover a truth you did not really need? You would have preferred to stay in the dark …This is the story of this film.
This film was shot for twelve years. It is impossible to express in words the feeling that this work of Richard Linklater leaves you. By touching the thinnest strings of the soul, the film offers each viewer a personal cinematic experience,which will last for a long time, if not all of life.
A Serious Man
A Serious Man is the product of the atheist worldview of the directors. The question of faith – one of the central ideas of the work – is interpreted by filmmakers from a rather unexpected angle.The Coen reflect on a kind of man created by themselves, completely disconnected from life.
For a long time, everyone is immortal and follows with passion a TV program animated by their favorite star, a former creepy called Nemo who tells the stories of his life. However,it is not an understandable narrative from a chronological point of view but rather from the different options of his life. Which path will have chosen at the end Mr. Nemo? Or maybe it’s just his imagination? It’s the best film in which the past, the present and the future intertwine. Finally,Every life is worth living.
The Man Who Was Not There
This film proves the possible consequences of human greed. A small detail can turn into a snowball that gets bigger and bigger. After viewing this movie,you need time to assimilate what you have just seen and return to normalcy.
The theme of the film is nothing new. The main character goes through the midlife crisis. The chance meeting with a young love, Sherry, makes her want to drop everything and start from scratch.
But his daily life makes the task complicated. The unusual composition of the film makes it difficult to focus on the main character. But little by little, you begin to understand the reasons and allusions of the filmmaker.
Director Darren Aronofsky shows his vision of Noah’s story.
The film presents various events of the Bible, without which the film would not be so bright and impressive. The most important thing is always there: the film has a morality and a deep philosophy. The filmmaker shows a world submerged in sins and tries to show the right path.
Not only is it an incredibly beautiful film with fascinating cosmic landscapes, endless deserts and giant waves that make it seem like they’re going to reach the audience, but it’s also a film about human feelings. If you are not afraid of long journeys in space,
ice-covered planets and deep reflections, you’ll love this movie.