“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): tinyurl.com/y9afde4z
A Rookie’s Guide to the Existential Movie Magic of Ingmar Bergman, via PHOENIX Magazine: tinyurl.com/yavqaff8
What Makes Existentialism Work on Film?, via No Film School: tinyurl.com/ycm6g53j
10 Existential Films for Philosophy Students, via Philosophy in Film: tinyurl.com/y95v3dsq
5 Movies to Watch When You Have an Existential Crisis, via illuminapresto: tinyurl.com/y9bc28oh
10 Best Existential Movies of All Time, via The Cinemaholic: tinyurl.com/ybsth77g
10 Movies That Will Provoke Existential Angst, via Scene360: tinyurl.com/y96y4npf