philosophical media

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1.
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
“ quick interviews with modern philosophers ” - hallpatt
 
2.
The Nature of Existence (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions... (94 mins.)
Director: Roger Nygard
“ asking the world "why do we exist" ” - hallpatt
 
3.
Wittgenstein (1993)
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated... (72 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
4.
When Nietzsche Wept (2007)
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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair. (105 mins.)
Director: Pinchas Perry
“ Nietzsche meets Breuer ” - hallpatt
 
5.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Christopher McCandless's (AKA "Alexander Supertramp") fateful trip ” - hallpatt
 
6.
Watchmen (2009)
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In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Alan Moore's greatest work ” - hallpatt
 
7.
V for Vendetta (2005)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Alan Moore's more politically oriented piece ” - hallpatt
 
8.
The Mindscape of Alan Moore (2005 Documentary)
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Alan Moore writer, artist and performer is the world's most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels. (80 mins.)
 
9.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
“ A semi-animated dream filled with philosophical interviews ” - hallpatt
 
10.
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000 Mini-Series)
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A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems. (24 mins.)
“ a quick documentary of many different philosophers set for anyone ” - hallpatt
 
11.
Status Anxiety (2004 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Neil Crombie
“ Alain de Bottom explains how to gain happiness despite social status anxiety ” - hallpatt
 
12.
The Perfect Home (2006 Mini-Series)
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A look at how our environment and the perfect home can philosophically affect our happiness, and how innovative architecture can contribute to the perfect home. (125 mins.)
Director: Neil Crombie
“ Alain de Bottom on the philosophy of architecture ” - hallpatt
 
13.
The Day the Universe Changed (1985 TV Series)
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James Burke explores key moments in Western History where new knowledge in science changed the way the modern Western world thinks. (52 mins.)
 
14.
Connections (1978 Mini-Series)
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Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology in this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect." (50 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
15.
Cosmos (1980 Mini-Series)
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Agora (2009)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria. (127 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
“ the way Freudian theory has been used for the masses during the 20th century ” - hallpatt
 
19.
The Man from Earth (2007)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
“ an immortal caveman who is now a philosopher ” - hallpatt
 
20.
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
 
21.
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
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Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States. (97 mins.)
Director: Paul Johansson
“ Ayn Rand's book's first section ” - hallpatt
 
22.
Crime and Punishment (2002 TV Movie)
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Living in squalor, a former student and loner (Raskolnikov) murders an old pawnbroker woman in order to confirm his hypothesis that certain individuals can pretermit morality in the pursuit of something greater. (200 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
23.
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
“ an argument about structuralism ” - hallpatt
 
24.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
25.
Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 Documentary)
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Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and (90 mins.)
Director: Patrick Shen
 
26.
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006 Documentary)
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context. (150 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
27.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
“ all ethical issues that transcend time and space ” - hallpatt
 
28.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
29.
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
“ A man sounds profound by quoting the only thing he knows: TV ” - hallpatt
 
30.
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.)
“ an absurdist film ” - hallpatt
 
31.
The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Brain in a vat theory ” - hallpatt
 
32.
Return to Source: Philosophy & 'The Matrix' (2004 Documentary)
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(61 mins.)
Director: Josh Oreck
 
33.
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
34.
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
“ a couple of punk rockers in 1980's Salt Lake City (SLC) ” - hallpatt
 
35.
1984 (1984)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ The best version of Orwell's novel ” - hallpatt
 
36.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ death by bureaucracy ” - hallpatt
 
37.
eXistenZ (1999)
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A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ a strange twist on existence itself ” - hallpatt
 
38.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ math turns into a theological argument
overtones of Pythagorean philosophy ” - hallpatt
 
39.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ one of the best and earliest dystopian movies ” - hallpatt
 
40.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ The story of a philosophy professor put on death row ” - hallpatt
 
41.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
42.
I, Robot (2004)
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In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. (115 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
43.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
44.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
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An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. (132 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
45.
Solaris (2002)
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A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. (99 mins.)
 
46.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
47.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ questioning existence in the strange world of Vietnam war black operations ” - hallpatt
 
48.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ the most potent war movie ever made ” - hallpatt
 
49.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ sociology of genetic enhancement ” - hallpatt
 
50.
Minority Report (2002)
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ determinism or free-will ” - hallpatt
 
51.
Kinsey (2004)
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A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior. (118 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
52.
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
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A partially idealized and fictionalized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
53.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ frustration expressed through the television ” - hallpatt
 
54.
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. (113 mins.)
“ chaos theory in time ” - hallpatt
 
55.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ the futility of war ” - hallpatt
 
56.
Fail-Safe (1964)
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
57.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
58.
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
“ a version of the despotic possibilities of the american war on terrorism ” - hallpatt
 
59.
Animal Farm (1954)
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A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves. (72 mins.)
 
60.
Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)
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The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny among themselves. (91 mins.)
Director: John Stephenson
 
61.
Life of Brian (1979)
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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ monty python's commentary on Jesus ” - hallpatt
 
62.
District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ The ethics of apartheid ” - hallpatt
 
63.
Defying Gravity (2009 TV Series)
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Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away. (60 mins.)
“ spirituality in space ” - hallpatt
 
64.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ cowboy ethics in space ” - hallpatt
 
65.
2081 (2009 Short Film)
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which... (25 mins.)
Director: Chandler Tuttle
“ A piece of the harrison bergeron story ” - hallpatt
 
66.
Children of Men (2006)
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In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
67.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
“ a much more relevant view of the need for reading ” - hallpatt
 
68.
Surrogates (2009)
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Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates. (89 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ the consequences of a life physically removed from reality ” - hallpatt
 
69.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ Charlie Chaplain's commentary on the modern religion of the machine ” - hallpatt
 
70.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Charlie Chaplain's most impassioned speech and disapproval of Hitler before America's involvement in WWII ” - hallpatt
 
71.
City Lights (1931)
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Charlie Chaplain's commentary on the city ” - hallpatt
 
72.
Harrison Bergeron (1995 TV Movie)
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In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. The cost? The sacrifice of everything great about humankind. The question: is peace worth the price? (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Pittman
 
73.
Idiocracy (2006)
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Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive. (84 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
“ The importance of intelligence ” - hallpatt
 
74.
Soylent Green (1973)
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
“ the problem of overpopulation ” - hallpatt
 
75.
THX 1138 (1971)
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In the 25th Century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society. (86 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
76.
The Great Debaters (2007)
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A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (126 mins.)
“ a smalltown debate team challenges racism in the 1930's with arguments that are still applicable to today ” - hallpatt
 
77.
Red Dawn (1984)
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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. (114 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ The duty of resistance and libertarian values during a full-scale invasion of the USA ” - hallpatt
 
78.
Kings (2009 TV Series)
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A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David. (60 mins.)
“ a modern twist on biblical scripture ” - hallpatt
 
79.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
“ arguing philosophical subjects in the funniest possible way ” - hallpatt
 
80.
Moon (2009)
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Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
81.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003 TV Series)
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. (30 mins.)
“ philosophizing their way through the *beep* of the world ” - hallpatt
 
82.
George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 Documentary)
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It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's... (70 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
“ a humorous pessimist ” - hallpatt
 
83.
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005 Documentary)
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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special. (75 mins.)
Director: Rocco Urbisci
“ a humorous pessimist ” - hallpatt
 
84.
Creation (2009)
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Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife. (108 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
“ Darwin questioning his theory and religion ” - hallpatt
 
85.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ what should a genius do with his intelligence? ” - hallpatt
 
86.
The Game (1997)
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After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ a twisted game to make a brutal millionaire question everything ” - hallpatt
 
87.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ a semi-theological play on determinism ” - hallpatt
 
88.
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ dream interpretation on steroids ” - hallpatt
 
89.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
 
90.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
91.
August Rush (2007)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
“ a child prodigy's search for music with many twists and turns over aesthetic understanding. There are many overt christian references woven into the movie as well ” - hallpatt
 
92.
Contact (1997)
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
93.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ the craziness of the man who created game theory ” - hallpatt
 
94.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
95.
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