20 “Must-See” Philosophical Films

In no particular order.

1) Rashomon (1950)

2) La Gran Belleza (2013)

3) Stalker (1979) 

4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

5) Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

6) The Seventh Seal (1956)

7) The Consequences of Love (2004)

8) My Dinner with Andre (1981)

9) The Fountain (2006)

10) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

11) The Tree of Life (2011)

12) Anomalisa (2015)

13) Everything is Illuminated (2005)

14) Pi (1998)

15) Abre Los Ojos (1997)

16) Fight Club (1999)

17) American Beauty (1999)

18) Synecdoche, New York (2008)

19) The Trial (1962)

20) Dogtooth (2010)

N.B. I tried not to include in this list too many movies that feature in my other film lists so as to draw attention to other films that are also as interesting; For example, see (i)  20 “Must-See” Dystopian/Futuristic Films; (ii) 20 Highly Intelligent, Complex & Thought-Provoking Films You Must See; (iii) My 10 Favourite Films Dealing with Drugs; and (iv) Top 10 Films Featuring Mental Hospital You Should See


4 Responses to 20 “Must-See” Philosophical Films

  1. Steve says:

    Only seen a couple of these, but did love the couple I’ve seen. Perhaps this list is a necessary one. Thank you.

  2. Diego says:

    You just reminded me to watch The Tree of Life. Cool list man.

  3. Great list! But I do need to see The Trial…love the book!

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