Philosophical conversation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant philosophical conversation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out thought provoking, sincere, serious, inspirational, realistic and weird films and TV shows about / with philosophical conversation, love, storytelling, dialogue, loneliness, existentialism, family relations, mentor, friendship and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as philosophical conversation: Shoplifters (2018), Arrival (2016), Foodie Love (2019), The Last Right (2019), Closed Spaces (2008), Easy Rider (1969), Naked (1993), Pain and Glory (2019), Falling Down (1993), St. Elmo's Fire (1985).

List of philosophical conversation movies

Shoplifters (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the ...
Style: sexual, art house, thought provoking, compassionate, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: poverty, shoplifting, poor family, father son relationship, theft, husband wife relationship, social realism, secret, child abduction, beach, shoplifter, orphan ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: psychological, intellectual, philosophical, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: alien, first contact, linguist, time, extraterrestrial, science, alien race, alien contact, scientist, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: montana, china, massachusetts, venezuela, russia ...
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Foodie Love (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A pair of thirty-somethings meet through a food lover app and embark on a relationship despite past scars. Over the course of several dates, they discover where their tastes overlap and whether their passion for food, and shared distaste for foodie ...
Style: sentimental, light, entertaining, touching, captivating ...
Plot: restaurant, love and romance, single woman, love interest, philosophical conversation, lonely man, cafe, cookery, first date, tragedy, female nudity, male nudity ...
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The Last Right (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A comedy-drama road movie telling the story of a man taking the body of someone he barely knows for burial with his family. His good intentions are motivated by trying to patch up his relationship with his own brother. However, en route from West ...
Style: talky, road movie, light, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: last wish, road trip, dating show, philosophical conversation, relatives, dark humor, journey, humour, sibling relationship, death, adventure, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, northern ireland, new york
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Closed Spaces (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The first Russian emo-movie, Closed Spaces is a story about the newest generation of Russians. Having grown up in Russia's crazy 1990s, an era filled with constant and drastic change, these teenagers have no solid ground beneath their feet. ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological
Plot: sex, coming of age, kidnapped woman, relationships, sexual relations, sexual harassment, emotionally unstable, sexual perversion, captive, emotional blackmail, philosophical conversation, phobia ...
Place: russia
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, road trip, motorcycle, friendship, on the road, marijuana, biker, desert, hitchhiker, drugs, hallucination, self discovery ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, california, usa, southern usa, arizona ...
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Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, talky, witty, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: existentialism, sexual abuse, rapist, humiliation, loneliness, drifter, character study, sexual humiliation, nihilism, rape, alienation, stranger ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, manchester
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Pain and Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, drugs, movie business, introspection, actor, lgbt, gay lead character, cinema, childhood memory, drawing, death of mother, nostalgia ...
Time: 2010s, year 1981, year 1985, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
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Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anger, alienation, rage, midlife crisis, urban decay, vigilante, losing-it hero, violence, obsession, insanity, crimes, racism ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As the perpetually lecherous Ataru and his friends prepare for a carnival at Tomobiki High School, they gradually realize the days are literally repeating themselves. Any effort to break the pattern dumps them back where they started. They later ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time, superhero, high school, philosophical conversation, teacher, harem, supernatural, benign alien, youth, space and aliens, escapades, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan
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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Seven friends - Alec, Billy, Jules, Kevin, Kirby, Leslie and Wendy - are trying to navigate through life and their friendships following college graduation. Alec, who aspires to political life, has just shown his true colors by changing his ...
Style: sentimental, intense, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, infidelity, teenager, love, love triangle, life philosophy, happy ending, graduation, young adult, high school, looking for love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, usa
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Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, betrayal, crimes, escapades, on the road, parent child relationship, coming of age, criminal heroes, misfit, wilderness, haunted by the past, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, south australia
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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life is a bitch, teenager, adventure, family relations, parents and children, baby, orphan, love, death, female protagonist, mother son relationship, friendship ...
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Pimped (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, Sarah meets the handsome, captivating and smooth talking Lewis, who aims to be the bait in a sick sexual trap set up by himself and his low-life, rich kid housemate Kenneth. When their ruse backfires, Lewis and Sarah ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: violence, brutality, sex scene, husband wife relationship, mass murder, murder, australian, family relations, narcissist, rape and revenge, psycho killer, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Arion (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story follows Arion, a young man kidnapped by Hades as a child and raised to believe that his mother was blinded by Zeus and that killing the ruler of Mount Olympus will cure her.
Style: adult animation, vintage
Plot: greek god, fall in love, battles, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, philosophical conversation, hopes, teenager, greek mythology, maturity, army, rescue ...
Place: ancient greece
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The Garden of Words (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, colourful, sweet, melancholic ...
Plot: rain, shoemaker, unlikely couple, age difference, youth, grownups, overcoming, shyness, teenage life, love and romance, teen angst, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Zhou Yu's Train (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, longing, couples, romance, dishonesty, fall in love, couple relations, train travel, train, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: china, asia
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Sideways (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Style: road movie, talky, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: road trip, wine, vacation, friendship, vineyard, couples, on the road, infidelity, food, character study, life philosophy, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa, san diego california, los angeles
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: weather, friendship, teenager, fall in love, love, magic, couples, girl, romance, magical power, magical girl, climate change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Shock and Awe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
Style: political, suspense, tense, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, journalism, newspaper, journalist, heroic mission, investigative journalism, violent, politics, propaganda, reporter, president, spy ...
Time: september 11 2001, 2000s
Place: middle east, iraq, pentagon
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Standing Up for Sunny (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand-up comedy.
Plot: cerebral palsy, radio, stand up comedian, acceptance, college campus, circle of friends, singer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, love, university, comedian ...
Place: sydney australia
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, philosophical, surreal, futuristic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, distopia, female protagonist, hacker, future dystopia, policewoman, chase, cyborgs, female spy, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, sad, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, teenager, boy, adventure, youth, children, courage, young heroes, death, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: usa, oregon, normandy
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, twist ending, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, existentialism, friendship between men, life, life sentence, hopes, life philosophy, plot twist, powerful ending, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, year 1963, year 1965, year 1966, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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Blade Runner (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, dark ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, artificial intelligence, existentialism, future dystopia, androids, cyborgs, a.i., fugitives, police detective, robot, female android ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Lost Song (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Rin, an energetic girl who loves to eat, lives in a verdant frontier village. Deep within the royal palace in the bustling capital city, the songstress Finis spends her days in solitude. Both share a special power no other person has. A miraculous ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining, sincere, sentimental
Plot: friendship, magic, redemption, love, girl, kingdom, rebirth, alternate timeline, journey, adventure, supernatural, music ...
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, vietnam, asia, usa
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, adult animation, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, experiment, distopia, hallucination, dystopic future, motorcycle gang, post thermonuclear war, protest, military, biker gang, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, imaginary friend, psychology, fight, plot twist, self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, against the rules ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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