“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:
The 2013 version of TSPDT’s 1,000 Greatest Films is finally here. After months of stop-start, data-building and unhealthy calculation antics, the latest group of 1,000 movie offerings has been assembled once again for your pleasure (or displeasure). Depending on your observation skills, you may have already noticed that there is a new presentation for this ongoing project.
The old 2012 edition can be found @http://trakt.tv/users/sp1ti/lists/they-shoot-pictures-dont-they-1000-greatest-films-2012
They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? (TSPDT) is a modest but growing film resource dedicated to the art of motion picture filmmaking and most specifically to that one particular individual calling the shots from behind the camera - the film director.
This list is based on TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films, a list compilated by Bill Georgaris using thousands of best-of/all-time lists.
This is a list of the films featured in The Story of Film: An Odyssey series by Mark Cousins.
The films are in order of appearance in the series.
The following are missing (not in Trakt):