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Best Philosophical Movies

  • Waking Life

    Waking Life (R, 2001)

    Wiley Wiggins, Lorelei Linklater, Trevor Jack Brooks, Glover Gill, Laura Hicks
    A boy has a dream that he can float, but unless he holds on, he will drift away into the sky. Even w... read morehen he is grown up, this idea recurs. After a strange accident, he walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encountering various characters. People he meets discuss science, philosophy and the life of dreaming and waking, and the protagonist gradually becomes alarmed that he cannot awake from this confusing dream.
    • fb590635421
      fb590635421: ird animated feature which uses rotoscope techniques and is pretty much a host of characters having philosophical discussions about what dreams are.
      It's either your thing or it isn't. I just found it
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1645592230
      fb1645592230: . Many of the philosophical discourses were stimulating to the mind and a few exchanges, including the one about f
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb7017707
      fb7017707: A series of existential and philosophical conversations wrapped up into a delightful package is a must see for anyone who has ev
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • I Heart Huckabees

    I Heart Huckabees (R, 2004)

    Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law
    Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddl... read morees, Albert Markovski seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other--which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself. In an attempt to ferret out the meaning of these flukes, he consults Bernard and Vivian Jaffe, AKA the Existential Detectives, a pair of married metaphysicians who fearlessly investigate the mysteries at the core of their clients' secret innermost lives. Bernard and Vivian kick off their existential exploration of Albert Markovski by probing his past and present reality. Along the way, they uncover his festering conflict with Brad Stand, a golden boy executive climbing the corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail super-stores that wants to sponsor Albert's Open Spaces Coalition for the PR value. The Existential Detectives are convinced that Brad (seemingly Albert's opposite) is the key to cracking Albert's case, but then Brad turns the tables on their investigation, by hiring the detectives himself. As Bernard and Vivian begin to dig deeper into Brad's ambition and his relationship with Huckabees' hot blonde spokes model Dawn, Albert begins to lose faith and rebels against their conclusions. Pairing up with another of the duo's clients--firefighter, tough guy and uncompromising soul searcher Tommy--he joins forces with the Jaffes' arch nemesis, the sexy French philosopher Caterine Vauban, who valiantly battles for the contrasting point of view. Now, as Being chases Nothingness, Albert, Tommy, Brad, Dawn, Bernard, Vivian and Caterine chase one another in a wild romp through life's biggest questions to find the true answer.
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      fb100001282920767: . I already knew he could do comedy but it takes skill to deliver comedic timing in a movie as philosophically complex as this. He delivered a fine performance and he and Jason Schwartzman have e
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • jjablko
      jjablko: I watch this one periodically because it's so good, funny, real and philosophical. A wide variety of characters, represents a confused world we live in.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • ysage1118
      ysage1118: Very complex and philosophical. I couldn't understand this at all.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago