Metaphysics movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant metaphysics movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out surreal, weird, thought provoking, serious, intellectual and cerebral films and TV shows about / with metaphysics, existentialism, death, storytelling, dialogue, surrealism, obsession, life & death, loneliness and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
metaphysics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as metaphysics: The Fountain (2006), I Origins (2014), What Dreams May Come (1998), The Nines (2007), Donnie Darko (2001), Knowing (2009), Solaris (2002), AfterDeath (2015), The Scientist (2020), The Party (2017).

List of metaphysics movies

The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 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, philosophical, melancholic, artsy, atmospheric ...
Plot: metaphysics, immortality, afterlife, cancer, loneliness, reincarnation, life philosophy, terminal illness, multiple storylines, death, tragic love, love ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, latin america, guatemala, central america
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I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, eye, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, elevator, religion, genetics, evolution, afterlife, death, worm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, inspirational, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, husband wife reunion, metaphysics, loss of child, destiny, true love, love, hell ...
Time: 90s
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The Nines (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Style: psychological, philosophical, thought provoking, confusing, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, obsession, metaphysics, alternate reality, supernatural, video game, losing-it hero, lifestyle, coincidence, artist, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: time travel, mental illness, parallel universe, insanity, hallucination, imaginary friend, social misfits, surrealism, supernatural ability, time loop, schizophrenia, psychology ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, usa
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, air disaster, professor, scientist, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: philosophical, psychological, mind bending, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: space and aliens, outer space, space station, afterlife, mysterious planet, space travel, astronaut, romance, alien contact, alien, spacecraft, space exploration ...
Time: future
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AfterDeath (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young people wake up dead. Washed up by the tide they scramble to an abandoned beach house, soon realizing that the perpetual night and blasts of pain suggest this is some version of hell. Between in-fighting and attacks by a demonic shadow ...
Style: surreal, serious, confusing, weird, pretentious ...
Plot: hell, afterlife, metaphysics, redemption, mysticism, mortality, life & death, catastrophe, supernatural, eternity, hopelessness, fantasy world ...
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The Scientist (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unconventional scientist, struggling to care for his terminally-ill wife, embarks on a journey to develop a cure for her. However, his methods of treatment and tampering with human DNA, could lead to the extinction of humanity.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, dark, disturbing, macabre ...
Plot: mad scientist, sacrifice, metaphysics, life & death, obsession, terminal illness, experiment, tragic love, fighting illness, death, research, surrealism ...
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The Party (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.
Style: humorous, psychological, disturbing, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: secret, extramarital affair, terminal illness, infidelity, party, politician, insult, friend, husband wife relationship, celebration, karma, metaphysics ...
Place: england, london
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The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Poland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in pre- World War II era. A young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a sanatorium. But the place is going to ruin and recalls a lot of memories from the past. He is beset by soldiers from the past, colonial black mercenaries, ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: metaphysics, surrealism, female nudity, mental disorder, time travel, existentialism, alternate dimension, soldier, alternate reality, exploitation, existential crisis, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
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The Public Woman (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between ...
Style: erotic, avant garde, art house, political
Plot: erotica, nude model, female orgasm, orgasm, filmmaking, surrealism, sex scene, insanity, female nudity, strong sexual content, intimacy, doppelganger ...
Place: paris france
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Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: art house, atmospheric, cerebral, psychedelic, intellectual ...
Plot: outer space, scientist, space station, space travel, space and aliens, russian, astronaut, dreams, hallucination, immortality, science, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, tokyo, russia
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Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, dealing with death, supernatural romance, mysterious character, love at first sight, life philosophy, life & death, family relations, supernatural, lifestyle change, love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Doctor Strange (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Style: entertaining, breathtaking, colourful, witty, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, magic, wizards, sorcerer, time loop, good versus evil, parallel universe, time, fantasy world, supernatural power, magician, fight scenes ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 2016, 2010s
Place: nepal, mount everest, hong kong, new york, london
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Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, surreal, intellectual, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: intelligence, supernatural, tough girl, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, strong female lead, drugs, telepathy, mind control, experimental drug, telekinesis, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, stone age, future, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, rome italy, paris france, new york, france ...
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspense, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, changing the past or future, fall in love, forbidden love, mind control, power of love, fictional reality, true love, love story, teleportation, angel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: literature, death, love, destiny, writer's life, human nature, novelist, publisher, writers, professor, paranoia, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surrealism, disfigurement, hallucination, love, love triangle, virtual reality, obsession, disfigured face, alternate reality, psychology, lost love, tragic love ...
Time: 22nd century, future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: subconscious, puppeteer, body swapping, psychology, lesbian, surrealism, portal, mind control, manipulation, actor, obsession, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, macabre, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: alternate reality, filmmaking, curse, murder, infidelity, doppelganger, mysticism, surrealism, insanity, actress, brutality, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
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Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a loose retelling of the Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Utena Tenjou arrives at Ohtori Academy, only to be immediately swept up in a series of duels for the hand of her classmate Anthy Himemiya and the power she supposedly holds. At the same ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, surreal, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian, sexuality, incest, incestuous sex, bisexual, cross dressing, bisexuality, metaphysics, sword and sorcery, female sexuality, samurai, surrealism ...
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Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: sad, touching, emotional, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, supernatural, natural disaster, catastrophe, journalist, supernatural ability, destiny, survival, tsunami, forces of nature, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, san francisco, paris france, usa ...
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
Style: philosophical, cerebral, mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, outer space, astronaut, spacecraft, evolution, artificial intelligence, human versus computer, scientist, space station, moon, self discovery, super computer ...
Time: future, year 2001, prehistory, prehistoric times, 2000s ...
Place: vatican
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Revolver (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole ...
Style: serious, stylized, confusing, philosophical, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, chess, gangsters, group of criminals, cons and scams, crimes, philosophy, ex convict, mob boss, criminal's revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: cerebral, surreal, atmospheric, mind bending, art house ...
Plot: photographer, voyeurism, murder witness, fashion, fashion photographer, cover up, sex, surveillance, corpse, free love, fashion model, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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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: philosophical, surreal, stylized, psychological, clever ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, surrealism, alternate reality, lucid dream, imagination, life philosophy, lifestyle, existence paradox, bohemian life, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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Begotten (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.
Style: macabre, avant garde, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, nihilism, self mutilation, necrophilia, chaos, violence, brutality, torture, suicide, postmodernism, supernatural, obsession ...
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Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, disturbing, art house ...
Plot: sex, nymphomania, bdsm, explicit sex, strong sexual content, erection, bondage, infidelity, male nudity, penetration, cuckold, female masturbation ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: surreal, scenic, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, private school, coming of age, friendship between girls, adolescence, boarding school life, wilderness, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1900, victorian era, 90s, 19th century ...
Place: australia, south australia
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