posted on Feb, 18 2016 @ 04:56 AM
Wow thanks everyone that has contributed so far...
I know a lot of these might not appear existential to some, but if they make you question and look at the larger picture then yeah, it qualifies.
Oddly enough some of these I have heard have given people an existential crisis so deep like the Matrix that they have fallen into psychosis as a
result because it turned their world literally upside down and poured out everything they though that they knew.
I think it interesting that some film is so powerful that it can force someone to empty their cup... the sad reality is then the person loses
everything they once had not always a bad thing when it is a purging of ideology that wakes them up to things beyond their old robotic rote way of
thinking... it is a slow painful process for many as the cns makes connections faster than the mind can balance... but it is an obvious evolution to
attempt to adapt to the world they have then found themselves in that by some sights and sounds by all appearances and ears cannot be distinguished by
another as if between worlds.
Perhaps psychology will catch up to ancient psychology one day and be able to upgrade without such tremendous stress... it is better than wearing a
cage on ones head in a cell like in the dark ages so that whatever demon might come out of there also would be trapped...
So many on this list every one has shared so far I have not screened, and some I have.
The most recent that I have on this list is Moon Sam Rockwell's acting was easily lost in immersion with the film which is a very difficult thing to
I suppose since I know what some consider existential not as really a topic itself in a film that educates about it... I'll add a few myself.
Strange Days... about recorded memories being bought and sold like a drug on the black market
12 Monkeys... Time travel in an attempt by a early matrix like government to create a better future by manipulating the past
The Jerk... a charismatic Forest Gump type that discovers his "purpose" goes out to get it, (spoiler alert) in the end he does... kinda like king kong
not losing his Faye Dunaway.
If you haven't seen The Jerk you're now desperately trying to not read beyond the spoiler alert right now so thats why this line is here.
The Fountain... I honestly don't recall
Pan's Labyrinth... also I do not recall
The Odyssey... very powerful movie for us against the world type of couples.
Natural Born Killers... like the above description but with guns, drug trips, murder, and larceny
U-Turn... one of those everything no matter what goes wrong by a single decision
Tough Guys... A couple of young train robbers in prison for a long time now old farts trying to readjust to life outside the pen
Ghost World... a young lady meets an older guy via the same taste in music... seems superficial but can go very deep the more one questions the older
guys reality making it a hidden gem
The Secret of NIMH... *was pulled from theaters early* over parent controversy scaring the crap out of their kids because hey it's a cartoon. But it
goes into a lot and I mean a lot of issues from the point of view of Rats
Felix The Cat... This is a nice hidden gem as well that shows life and subculture of the 60's through animated cats with a type of animation that is
rare to see
Trainspotting... Existential crisis of a young man in Europe
The Forbidden Zone... a musical romp by the Elfman brothers it's basically like a journey of ingesting a hallucinogen but caught on film
Well there's some of my additions... I'm looking forward to screening some of your suggestions