Today our list will focus on films that show the importance of the present, the here and now, for the human being. The listed options work with the most diverse plots, showing as points of similarity the high quality and the way to show the gift to their central characters. It is also worth to say that all the films mentioned above use a lighter atmosphere, leaving all their density to the philosophical issues studied. Let’s go to the list!
10º – After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)After meeting an attractive young woman in a restaurant and being invited to her home, a man will enter the strangest and most cruel night of his life. Allocated to the comedy genre, the film, as well as ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ and other works of the director’s career, is despised inside Martin Scorsese’s filmography. However, every minute of film works by rewarding its spectator, bringing a story permeated by nuances.
9º – Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)A journalist finds himself in a tangle of repetitions after having to cover an event of which he nurtures complete contempt. ‘Groundhog Day’ is one of the best comedy films ever made. A work full of substance, which always seeks to achieve a well constructed humor, without ever rushing its unevenness.
8º – Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)After several alien spaceships have landed on earth in various parts of the globe, a linguist is hired to try to unravel the secrets of that ship that is in the United States. Little by little, she will realize that the motivations of the aliens were much more positive than she seemed. ‘Arrival’ is an impacting film. By being able to understand the nuances of the plot, we are led to what is most beautiful among the philosophical aspects.
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