45 essential movies for the student of philosophy

This list was written in 2010 by Matt Whitlock for Mubi.

You can find the original post here.

  1. A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick, 1971
  2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Steven Spielberg, 2001
  3. Alexander – Oliver Stone, 2004
  4. Augustine Of Hippo – Roberto Rossellini, 1972
  5. Being John Malkovich – Spike Jonze, 1999
  6. Being There – Hal Ashby, 1979
  7. Beyond Good and Evil – Liliana Cavani, 1977
  8. Blaise Pascal – Roberto Rossellini, 1972
  9. Cartesius – Roberto Rossellini, 1974
  10. Crimes and Misdemeanors – Woody Allen, 1989
  11. Days of Nietzche In Turin – Júlio Bressane, 2001
  12. Derrida – Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, 2002
  13. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind – Michel Gondry, 2004
  14. Examined Life – Astra Taylor, 2008
  15. Giordano Bruno – Giuliano Montaldo, 1973
  16. Groundhog Day – Harold Ramis, 1993
  17. Hannah Arendt – Margarethe Von Trotta, 2012
  18. I Heart Huckabees – David O. Russell, 2004
  19. Ikiru – Akira Kurosawa, 1952
  20. Inception – Christopher Nolan, 2010
  21. Lake of Fire – Tony Kaye, 2006
  22. Little Miss Sunshine – Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006
  23. Mindwalk – Bernt Amadeus Capra, 1990
  24. Minority Report – Steven Spielberg, 2002
  25. My Night at Maud’s – Éric Rohmer, 1969
  26. Pi – Darren Aronofsky, 1998
  27. Rashômon – Akira Kurosawa, 1950
  28. Rope – Alfred Hitchcock, 1948
  29. Sisyphus – Marcell Jankovics, 1974
  30. Socrates – Roberto Rossellini, 1971
  31. Stranger Than Fiction – Marc Forster, 2006
  32. Talk to Her – Pedro Almodóvar, 2002
  33. Thank You for Smoking – Jason Reitman, 2005
  34. The Fountainhead – King Vidor, 1949
  35. The Gods Must Be Crazy – Jamie Uys, 1980
  36. The Ister – David Barison, Daniel Ross, 2004
  37. The Matrix – Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, 1999
  38. The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema – Sophie Fiennes, 2006
  39. The Seventh Seal – Ingmar Bergman, 1957
  40. The Stranger – Luchino Visconti, 1967
  41. The Truman Show – Peter Weir, 1998
  42. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing – Jill Sprecher, 2001
  43. Waking Life – Richard Linklater, 2001
  44. Wittgenstein – Derek Jarman, 1993
  45. Žižek! – Astra Taylor, 2005

Bonus:

  • Being in the World (2010)
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (2001)
  • Le Journal Du Séducteur (1996)
  • Nietzsche (2003)
  • Nietzsche and the Nazis (2006)
  • Socrates (1982)
  • The Alchemist of Happiness (2004)
  • The Elegant Universe (2003)
  • The Last Days of Immanuel Kant (1994)
  • Um Estrangeiro em Porto Alegre (1999)
  • When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

 

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