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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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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti Ed Harris

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American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening Mena Suvari

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson Gunnar Björnstrand

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto Helena Bonham Carter

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt Bud Cort

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford Robert Duvall

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah Sean Young

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito Christopher Lloyd

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster Martin Scorsese

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling Carey Mulligan

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss Joe Pantoliano

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell Michael Shannon

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Stroszek Bruno Schleinstein, Eva Mattes Wilhelm von Homburg

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland Melissa George

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving Carrie-Anne Moss

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher Carey Mulligan

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To Live Takashi Shimura, Makatari Fujiwara Minoru Chiaki

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Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper Bridget Fonda

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Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen Sissy Spacek

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy Frances McDormand

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo Peter Berling

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Sorcerer Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell Bruno Cremer

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Barfly Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway Charles Bukowski

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The Straight Story Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton Richard Farnsworth

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Ordinary People Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland Adam Baldwin

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Seven Samurai Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura Eijirō Tōno

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Time Bandits Sean Connery, John Cleese Ian Holm

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The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta Sean Penn

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The Wages of Fear Yves Montand, Darío Moreno Peter van Eyck

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou Richard Anderson

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst Jim Carrey

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Another Earth Brit Marling, William Mapother Kumar Pallana

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El Topo David Silva, Alejandro Jodorowsky Alfonso Arau

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Niagara, Niagara Robin Tunney, Stephen Lang Henry Thomas

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Existentialism Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams Matt Damon

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Herbert Achternbusch, Bruno Schleinstein Brigitte Mira

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Vanishing Point Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little Dean Jagger

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A Serious Man Simon Helberg, Richard Kind Adam Arkin

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Orpheus Jean Marais, François Périer María Casares

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Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman Queen Latifah

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Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn Michael Moriarty

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Blood Simple Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand M. Emmet Walsh

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The Vanishing Johanna ter Steege, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Gene Bervoets

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt Julie Benz

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Parsifal Armin Jordan, Martin Sperr Robert Lloyd

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The 400 Blows Jeanne Moreau, Jean Piere Leaud Jean-Claude Brialy

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Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale Jake Gyllenhaal

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Waking Life Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy Steven Soderbergh

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Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King Peter Kern, Ingrid Caven Harry Baer