10 Life-Changing Philosophical Movies

We’ve brought incredible movies for those who love philosophy. The listed works adhere in their plots to striking concepts in the field of philosophy, with characters who debate the roots and consequences of existence. They are films of different genres, some more simple in their proposal, others with powerful themes. Let’s go to the list!

 

10º – Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)A reporter is tasked with the mission of covering an event he hates in a small town. In place, nurturing a disdain for local nuances, the man will inexplicably relive the same day endlessly. ‘Groundhog Day’ is one of the greatest comedy films ever conceived, with the construction of a plot without equal, succeeding in being funny and provoking natural laughter in his spectator from beginning to end. The whole central theme that the character lives, with the incessant repetitions of the same day until he realizes the importance of the figure of the present for the human being, puts the film under the meanders of the ‘eternal return’, concept proposed by Nietzsche. Fun and philosophy go hand in hand.

 

9º – Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)In the midst of the Vietnam War, a U.S. army captain 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.

 

8º – Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993)Simple in its proposal, the plot exposes the figures of two young men in their erratic journeys around the world. We will destroy the way men treat the social apparatus, repelling any form of common exchange with other individuals. ‘Naked’ is a nihilistic hymn about individuals incapable of obtaining pleasure in their onslaughts in the world, and, when they reach specters of this, it is only possible by harming other people. Despite bringing two characters with similar characteristics, the focus of the story will always be on the so-called Johnny, and it is he who makes the film have its place in this list.

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