The Best Existentialism Movies Films

The Best Existentialism Movies

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A list of all the best existentialism movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more movies that fall under the overarching drama genre, be sure to check out these best dramas that are currently streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime

This existentialism movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of existentialism films also contains existentialism movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This existentialism films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best existentialism movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This existentialism movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Make sure to vote on your favorite movies on this list.

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These are the top films in the existentialism genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the existentialism genre in it. Be it the motifs of the existentialism genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

What makes the most sense to vote on, is it between Pale Rider and The Truman Show? If we missed any existentialism movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous existentialism movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about existentialism movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the existentialism movies. List includes photos and existentialism movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like Time Bandits and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these existentialism movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good existentialism movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest existentialism movies, here is the full existentialism movies list, ordered from best to worst.


All sorts of directors have taken on Existentialism movies. Examples include Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, and Ridley Scott.


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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Time Bandits

    Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm

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    Sorcerer

    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

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    Seven Samurai

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Eijirō Tōno

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    To Live

    Takashi Shimura, Makatari Fujiwara, Minoru Chiaki

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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

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    The Thin Red Line

    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

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    The Wages of Fear

    Yves Montand, Darío Moreno, Peter van Eyck

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    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    Paths of Glory

    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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    El Topo

    David Silva, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alfonso Arau

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    The Straight Story

    Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Farnsworth

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    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Peter Berling

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    Stranger than Fiction

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    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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    Vanishing Point

    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Runaway Train

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    Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

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    A Serious Man

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    Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin

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    Click

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    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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    No Exit

    Viveca Lindfors, Alan Autry, Rita Gam

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    The Intouchables

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    Omar Sy, François Cluzet, Anne Le Ny

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    The Driver

    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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    The Quiet Earth

    Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith, Alison Routledge

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    Two for the Road

    Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Bissett, Albert Finney

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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Antigone

    Irene Papas, Maro Kodou, Manos Katrakis

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    Invitation au voyage

    Mario Adorf, Aurore Clément, Robin Renucci

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    Until the End of the World

    Tom Waits, William Hurt, Sam Neill

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    Salaam Bombay!

    Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Raghubir Yadav

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    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons

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