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The list contains the best, new and most relevant philosophy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out philosophical, interesting, reflective, serious, cerebral and clever films and TV shows about / with philosophy, mentor, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, life philosophy, death, loneliness, dialogue and life & death plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as philosophy: Life of Pi (2012), The Matrix (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Inception (2010), Fight Club (1999), Mr. Nobody (2009), Her (2013), Peaceful Warrior (2006), The Bucket List (2007), Good Will Hunting (1997).
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Inception
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK
148 min.
 8.8
Fight Club
Drama
USA, Germany
139 min.
 8.8
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Winchester
Biography, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Australia, USA
99 min.
 5.4
Beyond Paradise
Drama, Romance
USA
101 min.
 5.8

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 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
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: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france ...
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 8.7
 1.4M
The Matrix
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: stylized, philosophical, cerebral, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, existentialism, artificial intelligence, mentor, man versus machine, philosophy, fighting the system, save the world, heroic mission, alternate reality, postmodernism, distopia ...
Time: future, 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile
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, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist, psychological manipulation ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
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: melancholic, meditative, stylized, scenic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, life philosophy, isolation, philosophy, buddhist monk, mentor, guilt, life changing experience, life, life & death, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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 8.8
 1.6M
Fight Club
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, bleak, surreal, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: schizophrenia, imaginary friend, fight scenes, dissociative identity disorder, dual identity, fist fighting, imagination, violence, mental instability, psychology, split personality, visionary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody
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: thought provoking, psychological, surreal, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, alternate reality, destiny, love affair, philosophy, time, depression, childhood, utopia, divorce, postmodernism, life ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 8.0
 439K
Her
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, talky, clever, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, love, obsession, philosophy, a.i., romance, impossible love, psychology, life philosophy, computers and web ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Peaceful Warrior
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: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List
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, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, taj mahal, africa, hong kong ...
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Good Will Hunting
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, intellectual, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: genius, mathematics, prodigy, character study, life philosophy, existentialism, teachers and students, harvard, rags to riches, complex characters, university, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain
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: surreal, melancholic, artsy, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: love, life & death, tragic love, immortality, true love, death, cancer, multiple storylines, terminal illness, loneliness, power of love, fountain of youth ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
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: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 7.8
 251K
Gattaca
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: futuristic, twists and turns, intellectual, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: fighting the system, eugenics, genetics, distopia, science, philosophy, space travel, discrimination, injustice, heart disease, destiny, rebellion ...
Time: future, near future
Place: french riviera, riviera
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 8.3
 626K
Amelie
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: sweet, sentimental, feel good, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, optimism, life philosophy, existentialism, loneliness, obsession, lifestyle change, imagination, destiny, love, surrealism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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 8.0
 519K
Groundhog Day
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: philosophical, surreal, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, existentialism, redemption, life philosophy, small town, romance, idealism, destiny, deja vu, life & death, philosophy, love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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The Butterfly Effect
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, memory, psychology, haunted by the past, altering history, twists & turns, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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 8.6
 523K
Spirited Away
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: fairy tale, colourful, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: magic, human becomes animal, greed, adventure, fantasy world, ghost town, good versus evil, surrealism, friendship, rescue, family, philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.0
 10K
The Island
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: philosophical, meditative, psychological, cerebral, biblical ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, destiny, forgiveness, supernatural ability, psychic, christian, religion, mentor, loneliness, philosophy, monastery ...
Place: russia
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 8.3
 25K
Babylon 5
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: futuristic, suspense, bleak, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space opera, space station, benign alien, good versus evil, culture clash, adventure, moral ambiguity, philosophy, outer space, time travel, alien technology, cult ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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 8.4
 438K
Lost
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, air disaster, life & death, danger, survivor, stranded on an island, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 55K
Waking Life
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: talky, stylized, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, imagination, metaphysics, surrealism, storytelling, destiny, memory, dreams, human nature, life philosophy, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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The Man from Earth
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: talky, psychological, surprise ending, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: immortality, philosophy, science, christianity, psychology, storytelling, religion, dialogue driven, professor, atheism, christian, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, prehistoric, middle ages, prehistory ...
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 7.1
 17K
Slacker
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, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, obsession, social misfits, storytelling, deadpan, conspiracy, eccentricity, existentialism, human nature, dialogue, self discovery, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, campus, austin texas, dallas texas ...
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Dead Poets Society
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, literature, teacher, poetry, friendship, suicide, philosophy, mentor, idealism, professor, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.4
 11K
Another Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, friendship, adultery, marriage, writing, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, relationships, character study, life, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.7
 19K
After the Dark
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, suspenseful, serious, philosophical, intellectual ...
Plot: survival, teacher, philosophy, apocalypse, school, gay, human nature, life & death, teachers and students, pornography, catastrophe, first contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
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The Matrix Revolutions
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, stylized, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: man versus machine, virtual reality, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, martial arts, philosophy, kung fu, alternate reality, apocalypse, rescue, destiny, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 23rd century, 2000s
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Antonia's Line
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, intellectual, semi serious, reflective, realistic ...
Plot: philosophy, village, friendship, storytelling, love, countryside, death, lesbian, feminism, single parent, village life, women ...
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

philosophical
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The Island 2006
8.0
The Fountain 2006
7.3
Mr. Nobody 2009
7.9
Interstellar 2014
8.6
Cloud Atlas 2012
7.5
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intellectual
intellectual movies
Sleuth 2007
6.5
Interstellar 2014
8.6
The Social Network 2010
7.7
The Imitation Game 2014
8.0
Now You See Me 2013
7.3
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
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8.6
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existentialism
existentialism movies
Groundhog Day 1993
8.0
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Inception 2010
8.8
Her 2013
8.0
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.7
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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life
life movies
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
8.2
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
Frida 2002
7.4
The Blind Side 2009
7.7
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solitude
solitude movies
A Walk in the Woods 2015
6.3
The Best Offer 2013
7.8
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
8.1
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014
7.0
Bicentennial Man 1999
6.9
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imagination
imagination movies
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Alice in Wonderland 2010
6.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
I Kill Giants 2017
6.2
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