“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum (2007)
What makes our lives worth living? Does free will exist? Is morality just a convenient charade? What is the nature of the human condition? Is God dead, as Friedrich Nietzsche said, or is He just really good at playing Hide & Seek?
The following films ask the "big questions", or are generally concerned with how to live one's life, believing that philosophical and psychological inquiry can help.
What is an Existential Movie?, via Existential Therapy (archived):
A Rookie’s Guide to the Existential Movie Magic of Ingmar Bergman, via PHOENIX Magazine:
What Makes Existentialism Work on Film?, via No Film School:
10 Existential Films for Philosophy Students, via Philosophy in Film:
5 Movies to Watch When You Have an Existential Crisis, via illuminapresto:
10 Best Existential Movies of All Time, via The Cinemaholic:
10 Movies That Will Provoke Existential Angst, via Scene360:
After a couple of weeks of tallying and formatting, we’re counting down the Top 100 Hong Kong Films of the Nineties, as voted upon by LoveHKFilm.com’s readers. Response was pretty good; we received over 130 entries and over 250 total films were nominated. We barely got any sleep over here."
The Quality Film Collection is a series of DVD's of strong quality from the catalogue of A-Film. The collection consist of primarily films that have won prestigious prices (like Oscars, Golden Globes or Golden Palms). The DVD's in the QFC are available everywhere.