Film & Series

Films and series which explore existential concepts can be a fantastic alternative to books.

They are often very thought provoking, and usually deeply consider fundamental elements of human existence. 

Prepare to question the 'truths' that you've lived with, and consider what life could be life from alternate perspectives...


Here - in no particular order - is an ever-growing list.

With thanks to everyone who contributed.

We would love to hear your suggestions too.

 

Existential Film Recommendations

The Truman Show (1998)

I Heart Huckabees  (2004)

Yes Man (2008)

Cast Away (2000)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Seven (1995)

The Man Who Stole The Sun (1979)

Sliding Doors (1998)

Inception (2010)

Limitless (2011)

Transcendence (2014)

The Matrix (1999)

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Life of Pi (2012)

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2003)

The Invention of Lying (2009)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Memento (2000)

Shutter Island (2010)

Vertical Limit (2000)

Click (2006)

A Cure For Wellness (2016)

Switch (1991)

Gayby Baby (2015)

High-rise (2015) 
Inside Out (2015)
The Lobster (2015)
Palm Springs (2020)
Rear Window (1954)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Modern Times (1936)
Blade Runner (2017)
The Ballad of Buster Skrugg (2018)
Snowpiercer (2020)
Exmachina (2014)
Filth (2013)
Fight Club (1999)
Let The Right One In (2008)
Soylent Green (1973)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

 

Existential Series Recommendations

The Mighty Boosh (2003)

The Good Place (2016)

After Life (2019)

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

Black Mirror (2011)

Mr. Robot (2015)

Living With Yourself (2019)

Lucifer (2016)

Money Heist (2017)

An Idiot Abroad (2010)

Russian Doll (2019)

Noughts + Crosses (2020)

Time: The Kalief Browder Story (2017)

Rick and Morty (2013)

The Kindness Diaries (2017)

11.22.63 (2016)