10 Best Existential Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

3º – Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)In the plot, an angel, tired of his repetitive routine, decides to become mortal and live the human daily life. Directed by Wim Wenders, ‘Wings of Desire’ offers a different look at the human compendium in the world, providing positive points about our essence.


2º – Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)In the midst of the Vietnam War, a U.S. army capital is tasked with the mission of capturing a mad colonel who had deserted and now defends his enemies. The film gains its substance by exploring each meander of this captain’s journey behind the colonel. Containing more than 4 hours of duration in its longest version, ‘Apocalypse Now’ is an indisputable classic of war cinema, bringing a great conjunction of incredible characters to be distinguished by the spectator.


1º – The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)Terrence Malick creates here a sensitive film, sometimes poetic, about the human and psychological conflicts found in a war. Unlike any other film of the genre, Malick also explores the natural effects of the event. We have nature as something alive, pulsating, during the almost three hours of film: ‘The Thin Red Line’ may not be the best film ever made about wars, but it is, without a doubt, the most visceral film in the genre.