Philosophy movies

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1.
Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
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The Razor's Edge (1984)
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He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge. (128 mins.)
Director: John Byrum
 
3.
The Trial (1962)
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
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A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means. (107 mins.)
 
5.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
6.
Chasing Sleep (2000)
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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Walker
 
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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
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An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
8.
Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
9.
Seconds (1966)
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price. (106 mins.)
 
10.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
11.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
12.
Zardoz (1974)
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In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (105 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
13.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. (88 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chiodo
 
14.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors. (111 mins.)
Director: Dalton Trumbo
 
15.
Down by Law (1986)
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The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
16.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
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An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
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Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
18.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
19.
The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
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In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies. (75 mins.)
Director: Wesley E. Barry
 
20.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
21.
The Book of Life (1998)
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens... (63 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
22.
City of Joy (1992)
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Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita... (132 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
23.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
24.
Metropolitan (1990)
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. (98 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
25.
The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (133 mins.)
 
26.
The Swimmer (1968)
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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
27.
SLC Punk! (1998)
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In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City. (97 mins.)
Director: James Merendino
 
28.
Quadrophenia (1979)
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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division... (120 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
29.
O Lucky Man! (1973)
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This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone. (178 mins.)
 
30.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
31.
Zizek! (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek. (71 mins.)
Director: Astra Taylor
 
32.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
33.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made... (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
34.
My Night at Maud's (1969)
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
35.
The Fountainhead (1949)
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards. (114 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
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The Stranger (1946)
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
37.
Examined Life (2008 Documentary)
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Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets... (87 mins.)
Director: Astra Taylor
 
38.
Mindwalk (1990)
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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval... (112 mins.)
Director: Bernt Capra
 
39.
Max (2002)
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A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler. (106 mins.)
Director: Menno Meyjes
 
40.
Team America: World Police (2004)
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Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
 
41.
The Reckoning (2002)
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A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
42.
The Third Miracle (1999)
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The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life. (119 mins.)
 
43.
Resurrection (1980)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
44.
A Question of Faith (2000)
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(90 mins.)
 
45.
The Quarrel (1991)
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Montreal 1948. On Rosh Hashanah, Chaim (a Yiddish writer) is forced to think of his religion when he's asked to be the tenth in a minyan... (85 mins.)
Director: Eli Cohen
 
46.
The Rapture (1991)
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tolkin
 
47.
The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard. (97 mins.)
Director: Moisés Kaufman
 
48.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman