The Best Existentialism Movies Films
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The Best Existentialism Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Existentialism films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

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.

List of existentialism films includes existentialism movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Share your votes with your friends.

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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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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    Max von Sydow, Bertil Anderberg, Nils Poppe

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    Jared Leto, Zach Grenier, Kevin Scott Mack

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    Mena Suvari, Barry Del Sherman, Annette Bening

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    Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Debbi Morgan

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    Ed Harris, Peter Krause, Philip Baker Hall

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    Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jorja Fox

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Joe Spinell

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    Minoru Chiaki, Nobuo Kaneko, Minosuke Yamada

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    Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, Jim Broadbent

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    Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez

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    George Clooney, Adrien Brody, John Cusack

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    Karen Black, Warren Finnerty, Jack Nicholson

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    Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

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    Minoru Chiaki, Eijirō Tōno, Makatari Fujiwara

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    Elizabeth McGovern, Timothy Hutton, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, William Tubbs

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    Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

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    Carrie Snodgress, Michael Moriarty, Clint Eastwood

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    Alfonso Arau, Alejandro Jodorowsky, José Legarreta

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    William Hurt, Melissa George, Richard O'Brien

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    Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Ruy Guerra

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    David Hasselhoff, Christopher Walken, Kate Beckinsale

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    Jack Thompson, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Everett McGill

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    Gary Oldman, Iain Glen, Joanna Miles

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    Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger, Cleavon Little

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    Ryan O'Neal, Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Dern

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    Alison Routledge, Bruno Lawrence, Norman Fletcher

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    Maro Kodou, Tzavalas Karousos, Byron Pallis

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    Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Shafiq Syed

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    William Daniels, Albert Finney, Audrey Hepburn

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    William Hurt, Sam Neill, Tom Waits

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