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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby anc0de on April 21st, 2012, 5:43 pm 

I think everyone has mentioned every good films I can think of: Matrix, Fight Club, Pi, Blade Runner.

I'll say these movies are pretty good too.
A Beautiful Mind
The Island
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby NorthStar on September 13th, 2012, 6:23 pm 

* Baraka
* Incendies
* K-19: The Widowmaker
* The Fall

...Just to name four of a multitude
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Gregorygregg1 on September 13th, 2012, 7:01 pm 

These are movies I would recommend, but be advised, I usually like twisted movies. I can see some other connoisseurs of the different among you.
Baghdad Cafe
Shall we Kiss
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
Antonia and Jane
The Fairy
Rock Slide
Oh yes, and any of the Wallace and Gromit series. Philosophy out your butt there.
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Gregorygregg1 on April 20th, 2013, 2:26 am 

I should add a few American films...
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Long Hot Summer
HUD
Casablanca
American in Paris
Cannery Row
Brother from Another Planet
Earth Girls are Easy (partly for Madonna singing "Cause I'm a Blond")

And a few Brittish...
A Town Like Alice
Hobson's Choice
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby dady551 on July 10th, 2013, 10:36 pm 

Waking Life

Fight Club
2001: A Space Odyssey

I Heart Huckabees
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby adacromega on September 6th, 2013, 2:57 pm 

Sunset Limited
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby deadbrainwaves on November 10th, 2013, 12:32 am 

A classic but still great, "Slaughter House Five" (for the fourth dimension in relation to daily life)
"Rocky Horror Picture Show" (for its argument of hedonism) (also quite funny)
"Nazarin" (Written by Luis Bunuelos, argument between religious morality, practicality, and superstition)
"Tomboy" (for sexuality statements)
"Metropolis" (for its statements about hierarchy and the upper class)
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Re: Must See Movies

Postby Faradave on November 10th, 2013, 12:08 pm 

With so many mentions of Pi (1998) (also a favorite of mine, but best viewed after a prophylactic dose of Advil), I was surprised not to see Primer (2004) listed. It's like Pi but in color and based upon time travel rather than numerology. The time knots require a second (at least) viewing. Then the moral and philosophical aspects can be better appreciated. They didn't make enough DVDs (thus, they can be quite expensive), so streaming is the way to go.
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Braininvat on March 19th, 2014, 12:29 pm 

Been here a while, but haven't noticed this thread. Yeah, plenty I expected like Pi, Being There, IH Huckabees and Waking Life....I really like Primer, that 7K budget wonder, and agree on a second viewing to deal with the temporal pretzels. I would also add...

Being John Malkovich (philos. of personal identity)
Blade Runner (what does it mean to be human? what is artificial sentience?)
Total Recall (ok, now I'm just listing PK **** films, so I will just stipulate that most of them touch
on philosophic themes)
Her (the 2013 one with J. Phoenix and ScarJo -- another exploration of AI, plus social alienation)
Equilibrium (political philosophy, the role of emotion in life, etc.)
Lulu on the Bridge (metaphysics)
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (also from Paul Auster, also rather metaphysical)
Adaptation (again, just stipulate anything from Spike Jonze)
Jacob's Ladder
Stay (Adrian Brody's mind moves through time, Keira Knightley does a dreadful Am. accent)
The Truman Show (glad that was mentioned - touches of Platonism, existentialism)
The Big Lebowski (the philosophy of Dude-ism, random Nihilists, and the most quotable script known to mankind) (I can get you a toe by 3 pm today....with nail polish!)
The Man Who Wasn't There (while we're on the Coen bros...)
Ruby Sparks (recent film with Paul Dano...similar to The Inner Life of Martin Frost, but takes itself far less seriously - call it metaphysical comedy)

I'll stop, as I'm duplicating too many prior mentions....

To he who cited American Beauty: hate that film. Mendes is a director who, as he did in Revolutionary Road, looks for the easy solution to complex themes and plots. Glad Kate Winslet had the sense to split up with him. OK, I'm being a bit hyperbolic, he's not all bad. :-)
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Braininvat on March 19th, 2014, 7:03 pm 

And, how could I omit....

A Serious Man (from the Coen brothers - a physicist finds his life falling apart; weighty moral issues, quantum physics, the meaning of life....it's all there!)
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Venus on March 19th, 2014, 7:18 pm 

Genji monogatari: Sennen no nazo (2011)

Recently I saw this movie, which is very loosely based on "The Tale of the Genji", but from a different perspective.
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Hendrick Laursen on April 5th, 2014, 12:17 pm 

Mine is (if isn't mentioned yet), THE BEAUTIFUL MIND.
On the life of Prof. John Nash
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby skyteacher on October 10th, 2014, 12:11 pm 

Sorry I update post, i skipped reading some posts.. can't wait.

Hendrick! I salute THE BEAUTIFUL MIND.. ...Russel Crowe)

[b]CONTACT
.. (Jody Foster, Matthew McCounnaghey, )

PHENOMENON.. (Travolta)

HAPPYNESS .. (Will Smith)
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby whyme on May 20th, 2015, 6:32 am 

For me totally leading are:
The Big Lebowski - who cannot love that?
The Fountain, liked also the very aesthetic approach
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby manishsqrt on September 29th, 2015, 9:16 pm 

I am not sure whether these can be called philosophy movies or not. But the one i admire more aesthetically are amelie, the white balloon and pather panchali. I categories them as philosophical just because i feel that they have a sense of very high quality aesthetics and are definitely more than a movie or literature.
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Re: !!!ALRIGHT!!!

Postby zetreque on January 13th, 2018, 2:21 am 

DlsMatrix » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:58 pm wrote:
!!!PLEASE get The Ultimate Matrix Collection: Limited Edition: Case Set again PLEASE!!!
Cuz you will never regret I'll promise that!


I bought it years ago and am just now making full use of it listening to all of the commentaries. I wasn't sure if I would be able to stay interested this long after watching/listening to the trilogy 3 full times over the past week. Normal, The Matrix Reloaded, Critic commentary, philosophy commentary, but I did and almost feel like watching the normal version again. I may go onto the Animatrix next to see what that is all about.

I still haven't watched the documentary reloaded of the 2nd and 3rd movie yet.

So yeah, I don't regret buying this back when I got a bunch of DVDs series online on sale. :)
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby Hendrick Laursen on January 13th, 2018, 11:21 am 

Some classics I've found that might interest you, which kept me thinking for weeks.

* One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
* Awakenings.

+ You told him I was a kind man ...
(long pause)
+ It's kind to give life only to
take it away?
- It's given and taken away from
all of us.
+ Why doesn't that comfort me?
- Because you are kind.
(pause)
And because he's your friend.
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Re: Must See Movies - Philosophy Favorites - List yours!

Postby BadgerJelly on February 20th, 2018, 4:27 am 

Lagaan

Not because it's "philosophical", but simply because someone recently mentioned Bollywood and I love this movie!! A bit like "Singing in the Rain" for the happiness factor felt after viewing :D
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