Philosophical movies

List of the best philosophical movies selected by visitors to our site: Cloud Atlas, The Mercy, Come Sunday, I Can Only Imagine, The Zero Theorem, Little Forest, I Am Mother, Border, An Interview with God, Mr. Nobody.

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
PlotUprising, Supernatural, Life after death, Death, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric

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.

The Mercy (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Travel, Survival
PlaceSea, Yachts
StylePhilosophical, For men

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Come Sunday (2018)
Markimdb: 6
PlotOn real events, Religious
StyleNetflix, Philosophical, Makes me think, Psychological problems

Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell.

I Can Only Imagine (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music, biography
CharactersParents, Singers, Family, Musicians
PlotOn real events, Religious, Dreams
StylePhilosophical, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful, Deep Meaning

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.

The Zero Theorem (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Romania, France
CharactersHackers, Programmers
PlotTechnology, Virtual Reality, Computers, Meaning of life, Loneliness
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Fancy, Not for everyone

A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

Little Forest (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDogs, Losers
PlotTravel, Snow, Friendship, Love
PlaceVillage, Nature
TimeWinter, Summer
StylePhilosophical, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful, Fascinating

A young woman leaves the city to return to her hometown in the countryside. Seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, she becomes self-sufficient in a bid to reconnect with nature.

I Am Mother (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersRobots, Dogs, Childrens
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, End of the world, Survival, Technology
PlaceBeach, Bunker
TimePost apocalypse
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Netflix, Philosophical, Atmospheric

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Border (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersDeer, Troll
PlaceSweden, Cemetery, Forest
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Heavy, By books, Psychological problems

When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.

An Interview with God (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, detective
CharactersGods, Journalists, Veterans
PlotReligious, Depression, Relationship, Chess
PlaceNew York
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Soulful, Heavy, Deep Meaning

An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France
CharactersOld man, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Depression, Death, Fate, Mystery
PlaceMars, Parallel worlds
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Fancy, Deep Meaning, Mind-altering

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Here and Now (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersSingers, Family, Terminally ill
PlaceNew York
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Heavy, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

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

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Philosophical, For men, Atmospheric

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.

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
PlotLove, Mystery, Freedom, Meaning of life, Cheating
PlaceSea, Forest, Islands
StyleWorth watching, Philosophical, Touching, Makes me think, Smart

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 Place (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotDeath, Fate, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Depressive, Disturbing

The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

The Discovery (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotUprising, Religious, Depression, Life after death, Mental disorders
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Smart, Tense, Psychological problems

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

Final Portrait (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersArtists, Photographers, Writers, Geniuses, Lovers
PlotLove, Diving, Death, Jealousy, Obsession
PlaceFrance, Paris, Cemetery
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Intellectual, By books

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Captain Fantastic (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersParents, Family, Scientists, Hermits
PlotDancing, Travel, Cars, Political, Mental disorders
PlaceForest, Nature
StylePhilosophical, Touching, Sad ones, Intellectual

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.

Paterson (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, USA
CharactersDogs, Bartenders, Poets, Actors, Twins
PlotMagic, Chess, Money, Weapon
StylePhilosophical, Soulful, Netflix

A week in the life of a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and his supportive wife Laura.

Silence (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryMexico, Taiwan, USA
PlotTime travel, Religious, Fear, Loneliness
PlaceJapan, Asia
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Depressive, Tense

Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Gold (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CharactersGangsters, FBI, Businessmen, Gold miners, Tigers
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Justice
PlaceJungle, Wall Street, Indonesia
StylePhilosophical, For men, Action, Disturbing, Tense

Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.