Philosophical movies

List of the best philosophical movies selected by visitors to our site: Her, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Lobster, I Origins, Cloud Atlas, The Brain Hack, The Minimalists: Less Is Now, Last and First Men, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, Fight Club.

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

Her (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotLove, Artificial Intelligence, Obsession, Loneliness, Computers
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Smart, Fancy

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.

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceEngland, India
StyleBy books, Philosophical, Smart, Intellectual

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.

The Lobster (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, France, Netherlands
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Rabbits, Blind
PlotLove, Dancing, Basketball, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceIslands, Forest, Greece, Hotels
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Smart, Vital signs

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.

I Origins (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Religious
PlaceIndia, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think

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.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life, Fate
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Beautiful, Philosophical

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 Brain Hack (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, short
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotReligious
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Intellectual

A metaphysical thriller for the digital generation.

The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021)
CharactersFriends
PlotEveryday life
StylePhilosophical

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
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Depressive

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
PlotMeaning of life, First love, Buddhism
StyleDeep Meaning, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Makes me think

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.

Fight Club (1999)
Duration02:11
CharactersLosers
PlotFight, Fights without rules, Obsession, Split personality, Loneliness
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Action

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.

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Palm Springs (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
PlotWedding, Treason, Recurring day, Meaning of life, Rest
PlaceCaves
StyleLight, Romantic, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Makes me think

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.

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreadventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:20
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Religious, Buddhism, Religion
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think, Serious

Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.

Little Forest (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:12
CharactersDogs, Losers
PlotLove, Travel, Friendship, Snow
PlaceVillage, Nature
TimeSummer, Winter
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think

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.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands
Duration02:16
PlotReligious, Political, Meaning of life, Justice
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Fascinating, Smart

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes reunites for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, using their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology – the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices.

Life of Pi (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Hospitals, India
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Vital signs, Beautiful landscapes

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

The Platform (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersCannibals
PlotSurvival, Revolution, Recurring day, Cold, Hunger
PlacePrison, Kitchen
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Tense, Gloomy, Disturbing

A mysterious place, an indescribable prison, a deep hole. An unknown number of levels. Two inmates living on each level. A descending platform containing food for all of them. An inhuman fight for survival, but also an opportunity for solidarity.

The End of the Tour (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Artists, Students, Writers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Virtual Reality, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleSoulful, By books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Serious

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Paterson (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersDogs, Twins, Poets, Bartenders, Actors
PlotMagic, Chess, Money, Weapon, Everyday life
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Philosophical

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

Things to Come (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:52
CharactersStrong women, Family
PlotLoneliness, Vacation, Divorce, Funeral
PlaceSchool, Paris
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Nine Days (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersHermits
PlotLoneliness, Fate
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.




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