Philosophy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant philosophy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out interesting, philosophical, reflective, cerebral, serious and clever films and TV shows about / with philosophy, storytelling, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, existentialism, loneliness, death, dialogue and life & death plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as philosophy: The Matrix (1999), The Man from Earth (2007), After the Dark (2013), Inception (2010), Fight Club (1999), Mr. Nobody (2009), Her (2013), Peaceful Warrior (2006), The Bucket List (2007), Ex Machina (2014).
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Inception (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK
148 min.
 8.8
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Drama, Romance
South Korea, Germany
103 min.
 8.1
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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
105 min.
 6.0
Annihilation (2018)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK, USA
115 min.
 6.9

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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, serious, mind bending, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, chosen one, virtual reality, philosophy, hacker ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century, 90s
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The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, talky, surprise ending ...
Plot: immortality, professor, hidden identity, christianity, philosophy, society, legends and myths, god or devil, science, disorder, psychology, ancient ...
Time: middle ages, contemporary, 21st century, prehistoric, prehistory ...
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 5.7
 19K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, danger, teachers and students, youth, human nature, experiment gone awry, teacher, philosophy, social relations, disorder, teacher student relationship, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, serious, exciting ...
Plot: manipulations, parallel world, haunted by the past, teamwork, hi-tech, perfect crime, virtual reality, mind control, imagination, redemption, impersonating, dishonesty ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, meditative, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, lust, isolation, buddhist monk, redemption, buddhism, monk, human nature, guilt, philosophy, mentor, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, bleak, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, love affair, parallel world, romance, imaginary, postmodernism, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 8.0
 439K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, offbeat, melancholic, philosophical, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, a.i., artificial intelligence, unlikely couple, impossible love, unlikely relationship, computers and web, love, romance, intelligence, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: uplifting, sincere, inspirational, philosophical, compassionate ...
Plot: teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, athlete and trainer, self discovery, wise man, coach, rehabilitation, mentor, mysterious character, friendship, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, elderly, journey, follow your dream, golden years, human spirit, friendship, adventure, mechanic, dying, philosophy, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, taj mahal, usa, cairo egypt, mount everest ...
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 7.7
 396K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: tense, futuristic, clever, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, technology, existentialism, experiment gone awry, man versus machine, human android relationship, deception, philosophy, robot ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, teenage boy, ocean, young heroes, ship, starvation, isolation, journey ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: supernatural ability, death row, false accusation, prison life, supernatural, human nature, death sentence, healing power, confined, life philosophy, prison, magic realism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.8
 55K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: stylized, talky, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, imagination, nightmare, human nature, hopes, parallel world, freedom, free will, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5 (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Babylon 5 is a five-mile long space station located in neutral space. Built by the Earth Alliance in the 2250s, it's goal is to maintain peace among the various alien races by providing a sanctuary where grievances and negotiations can be ...
Style: serious, futuristic, bleak, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space station, outer space, time travel, adventure, culture clash, benign alien, good versus evil, space and aliens, space opera, transformation, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, genius, teachers and students, university, doctors and patients, social differences, psychologist, harvard ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: melancholic, surreal, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: immortality, loneliness, metaphysics, tragic love, reincarnation, couple relations, queen, death, cancer, tree, terminal illness, loss of loved one ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 7.5
 8K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before ...
Style: sentimental, witty, clever, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: changing the past or future, therapy, time travel, road not taken, self discovery, introspection, destiny, hopes, imaginary, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally challenged, destiny, human spirit, tragic love, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, love and romance, friendship, life philosophy, rise to the top, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
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 7.8
 251K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, genetics, eugenics, destiny, space travel, society, heart disease, genetic engineering, distopia, switching roles ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 7.1
 17K
Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: philosophy, anarchist, tent, cafe, african american, cigarette smoking, dream, moon, sunglasses, ufo, telescope, burglar ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, campus, houston texas ...
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, first love, teacher, dedicated educator, youth, professor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 8.3
 626K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, loneliness, social relations, love and romance, looking for love, hopes, fall in love, loner, life, lifestyle change, destiny, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 8.0
 519K
Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: small town, wooing, love and romance, nothing goes right, road not taken, time loop, existentialism, idealism, redemption, hopes, disorder, deja vu ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, diary, family relations, parents and children, life philosophy, twists & turns, child abuse, road not taken, hypnosis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, nurse, insanity, doctors and patients, anti heroes, crazy, dehumanization, plan gone awry, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.0
 10K
The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, philosophical, meditative ...
Plot: monk, redemption, psychic, god or devil, mentor, loneliness, monastery, navy, supernatural ability, hopes, forgiveness, christian ...
Place: russia
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: village, feminism, village life, philosophy, countryside, rape, mathematics, widow, suicide, generation gap, single parent, social misfits ...
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My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, new wave, prostitution, philosophy, life is a bitch, introspection, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
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 8.6
 523K
Spirited Away (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, parallel world, supernatural, adventure, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rescue, witch, magic, family relations, human becomes animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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