7 Movies That Explore Guilt

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Insomnia (2002)

Dormer's(Al Pacino) guilt manifests itself in a number of ways. He becomes increasingly isolated and paranoid. He has hallucinations and loses his grip on reality. He is also unable to sleep, which further exacerbates his guilt and paranoia.

Oppenheimer (2023)

It explores the duality of right and wrong, the conflict of duty and morals. After the war, Oppenheimer was hailed as a hero, but he was also tormented by the guilt of what he had created and how it was used.

Schindler's List (1993)

Spielberg's film serves as a poignant exploration of the human conscience and the choices individuals make in the face of unspeakable horror. How compassion imbibes humanitarian values which transform, only to see How they could choose better actions in their past and Regret it wretchedly.

Another Earth (2011)

A Beautiful tale of Guilt and forgiveness. Rhoda, after serving her sentence in prison struggles to cope with the guilt and trauma of the accident. She is haunted by the thought of the family she killed, and she is unable to move on with her life.

The Master (2012)

Guilt is a complex and nuanced theme in the film. The Therapy Scene is one to look out for. It's one of the most accurate depictions of Self-Retrospection and The meaning one makes of Past events.

Raging bull (1980)

In his personal life, this champion is consumed by insecurity and power games. He is a winner to the world, but a loser in reality. He is haunted by regret, always repeating the question, "Why did I do it?"

Perks of being a Wallflower (2012)

Charlie (Logan Lerman) struggles with the weight and guilt of his aunt's and friend's suicides. The film explores how a single event can trigger a chain of negative thoughts and emotions, and how one person can overcome their trauma and find acceptance.

Bonus: Inception (2010)

Dom Cobb, a skilled extractor, steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. Haunted by guilt over his wife's suicide, he takes a dangerous job to clear his name and return home.

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