Philosophical movies

List of the best philosophical movies selected by visitors to our site: The Man Who Knew Infinity, Cloud Atlas, Her, I Origins, The Lobster, God's Not Dead, Rope, The Fountainhead, The Seventh Seal, La Dolce Vita.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

I Origins (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands
Duration01:36

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

God's Not Dead (2014)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.

Rope (1948)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

The Fountainhead (1949)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
Duration01:36

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

La Dolce Vita (1960)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:59

Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.

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Love and Death (1975)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Allen's films.

My Dinner with Andre (1981)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant.

My Night at Maud's (1969)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:45

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Being There (1979)
Duration02:10

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

Barton Fink (1991)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:57

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

The Addiction (1995)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:22

A vampiric doctoral student tries to follow the philosophy of a nocturnal comrade and control her thirst for blood.

Blade Runner (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:45

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.

The Matrix (1999)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:16

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Memento (2000)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

The Fountain (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:36

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Waking Life (2001)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

They've built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

Last and First Men (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, detective
CountryIceland

As the end approaches inexorably, the last humans, living millions of years into the future, send a message to the humanity of the present that is both a plea for help and a warning, but also an epic tale of evolution, decline and hope.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Germany
Duration01:43

This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.

Palm Springs (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:11

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Here and Now (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

A singer in New York gets a grim diagnosis that puts her life and dreams into perspective.




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