7 Films That Explore Philosophy

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Daisies (1966) - N/A

Věra Chytilová uses feminist philosophies, experimental visual language and the absurdist aesthetic to criticize the role of ideology in oppression of people. The film is filled with excess and existential angst.  

Photograph (2019) - Prime Video

It tells the story of a street photographer who convinces a stranger to pose as his fiancée to appease his grandmother. Through their unlikely relationship, the film explores themes of identity, connection, and the pursuit of happiness in modern-day Mumbai.

The Master (2012) - N/A

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" navigates the complexities of belief systems and the search for meaning in post-war America. The film delves into the profound questions of identity, control, and the elusive pursuit of self-awareness

Seven Years in Tibet (1997) - Apple Tv+

It highlight the clash between Western and Eastern philosophies. The film reflects on the transformative power of compassion, cultural understanding, and the spiritual awakening that arises when confronted with the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Fountain (2006) - Prime Video

This visually stunning film interweaves three parallel narratives set in different time periods, exploring themes of love, death, and the quest for immortality. Director Darren Aronofsky invites viewers on a metaphysical journey of transformation and transcendence.

Masaan (2015) - Disney+ Hotstar

Set in Varanasi, this drama explores themes of love, loss, and redemption through the lives of several characters. It delves into societal taboos and the complexities of human relationships, prompting viewers to reflect on the fragility of life and the pursuit of happiness.

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) - SonyLiv

It's a beautiful exercise in humanistic nihilism. Just because nothing matters doesn't mean nothing should matter to us. Actions do have consequences. Also, Ke Huy Quan's Monologue puts the masculinity debate to an end. Pretty Life-Changing.