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      Quote Originally Posted by dajo View Post
      Ray Manzarek also hated it. And was planning on making his own movie.
      Last thing I heard was, that he is actually going to. That would be
      freakin' awesome. Does anyone know anything more specific?

      edit: http://blog.spout.com/2008/05/28/the...e-doors-movie/
      That is awesome news. I would love to see the story told in a documentary. Then people can see the real Jim Morrison and realize that he had a lot less narcissism and a whole lot more depth than Oliver Stone's fiction character.
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      I have always thought the movie "Flatland" to be philosophical, albeit nonsensical and annoying at times.

      It is quite a difficult movie to explain so here is a trailer:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8oiwnNlyE4

      Note: The above trailer is a newer version of the one I saw but is essentially the same plot

      Here is the original trailer which I feel explains less, however I would recommend watching the original film:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFDTc...eature=related

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      Nobody seen Tarkovsky's Stalker ?

      If that film isn't philosophical ....with the right mindset a great film !

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      Please keep em coming those philosophical movies there are some titles that i didn't know and i am definetly going to check those out.
      There have to be lots more.

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      If you liked Lost in Translation then Broken flowers is the film for you.
      "Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled." ~ George Santayana

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      I'm one of the few (that I know of) that LOVES Lost in Translation; I'll check out this Broken Flower film, thanks!

      Also, I don't know if this has already been mentioned (sorry if I'm being redundant) but I just watched Fear and Loathing again and I believe that is a great example of a philosophical movie; even if it's because of the constant drug induced inner dialogue...

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      Yeah theres just something about lost in translation... such a sense of space and serenity. Broken flowers has a very similar feel, and again, i think Bill Murray's acting in these films is outstanding yet subtle.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dreamingofdreaming View Post
      Uhhh.. I didn't say "Doors" because it is the the TRUE, best adaptation of jim morrison ever. I was mentioning it as being a philisophical movie (which is what this thread is about), it uses the Doors and JM as examples of the rock and roll industry during that era, it speaks about the world's reaction to it, and it demonstrates how the great can fall.....

      What is it with people always have to pull something totally unrelated about the thread out of thier ass??????
      Well Jim Morrison is awesome. + 10000 respect

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      ^ Ouch! That was hard to read, I must of been drunk or something, my grammar is awful in that lol

      Thanks, yeah Jim Morrison is awesome! His words of wisdom even quote my sig

      Oh, and I saw this movie a year ago. It was very strange, almost needed a second watch, but interesting none the less...

      Slipstream with Anthony Hopkins

      Last edited by dreamingofdreaming; 07-30-2009 at 05:29 PM.

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      Hey, I noticed nobody really went into the actual philosophical basis of The Matrix so for anybody who's interested, The Matrix was actually based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave. The Allegory of the Cave basically revolves around a man who has been chained his entire life and has only been able to stare at shadows while real life went on outside of his cave. Because the shadows are the only things he sees, he believes them to be reality. Eventually he is set free and leaves the cave to discover what reality really is. There are a few minor differences such as in The Matrix Neo goes down while in the Allegory of the Cave he goes up to reality.

      Other than that, The Matrix basically equals a more modern understing of Plato's Allegory of the Cave and depicts it very well if I may say so myself. Other movies involving the same basis include Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

      Hope you found this helpful. =)

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      All these movies are great man, some I have never even heard of, needless to say I love movies that have meaning behind them and love them even more when they make me sit back and think about life. But Im shocked to see that my all time favorite movie both just because and because to me its the style of philosophy I am wanting to practice, Point Break, wasnt listed.

      I know alot of the movie quotes are simplistic and the logic seems to be a little messed up because the main character Bodhi is a zen surfer and talks of the zen nature in life through peace. But at the same time he is somewhat of a nihilist. Maybe more of an anarchist. But he robs banks and talks of how they are going above the society that live the lives given to them instead of the lives that they chose for themselves. The movie is great and ever since having watched it, I got back into philosophy which I seemed to have grown out of when I was a kid.

      Other movies I liked that I feel are philosophical are....

      EdTV
      Surfer Dude
      The Machinist

      And I hope nobody bashes on me for it, but The Dark Knight. But I favor the joker way over the batman. To me, the joker just made sense.
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      Man, what was that one movie.... Uhmmm....
      I'll come back and edit this when I remember ^-^

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      Quote Originally Posted by Car˘usoul View Post
      "Solaris"
      Is that based on the book?

      If so I had no idea a film existed. Must see.

      Quote Originally Posted by juroara View Post
      Akira
      Awesome. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed that movie.


      And, it's for the most part political...but would Metropolis qualify? That movie has always stuck with me.

      The main thing I tend to take away from a film is usually some sort of philisophical point[s] anyway, so this is to broad for me to really narrow it down.

      Also, was I the only one that liked I Heart Huckabees? Everyone I saw it with thought it was a total snooze.
      Last edited by acatalephobic; 02-21-2010 at 09:40 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by wendylove View Post
      If you didn't like lucid dreaming then I'm pretty sure you would conclude the film was rubbish, as it was.


      Quantum mysticism is rubbish. Also, if you knew anything about Quantum mechanics you would conclude the film was nonsense.
      Elaborate upon your self-professed skill of quantum mechanics, and in such way that critiques waking life as "nonsense". In particular the subjective inquires in the dialogue that have absolutely no relevance to quantum mechanics. For example, the microbiology and trans-humanism excerpts, evolution of human language, self identity, consciousness, and political agenda.

      You dumb broad. What you just wrote cannot be dignified as a review because of how little relevance you address the film. Moreover, I don't even know why I dignified what you just said with a response worth 5 minutes of my time. Perhaps its out of sympathy, I pity your poor perspective on an incredibility diverse film.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      I've heard those two mentioned here and there... I'll try to find them.

      Please elaborate.
      Your a lucid dreamer right? The movie is actually based on an old philosophy.
      You believe so you are.
      Last edited by bradysdreaming; 02-23-2010 at 03:50 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jesus of Suburbia View Post
      Man, what was that one movie.... Uhmmm....
      I'll come back and edit this when I remember ^-^
      Ah, Stephen King's Riding the Bullet.

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      1984, The Boys From Brazil, The Divide

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      Fictional Films -

      "Instinct" with Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr about a psychologist's attempts to understand the mind of a convicted murderer who went to used to be a famous anthropologist but gave up everything to live with gorillas.

      "The Truman Show" My personal favorite film ever

      "Never Let Me Go" What would you do if you only had 20 years?

      "End of Evangelion" God is invading earth by using giant robots, or something

      Documentaries

      "The Mindscape of Alan Moore" - Author of V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell goes on a 2 hour ramble about life, very interesting

      "I Am" director of Ace Ventura and a ton of other comedies interviews notable people in religion, science and stuff to learn about life and what mankind can do to change it

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Truman Show - I watched it again recently and expected it to seem quite dated, compared to when I first saw it, when it was new. Nope, still a great movie. Even my mom enjoyed it.

      SLC Punk! - got me thinking a lot...

      The Matrix - no reason why it can't be relevant on multiple levels, be it society, our entire reality, or the self.

      The Fountain - stunningly beautiful movie.

      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      "Instinct" with Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr about a psychologist's attempts to understand the mind of a convicted murderer who went to used to be a famous anthropologist but gave up everything to live with gorillas.
      Are you familiar with Daniel Quinn and his book Ishmael? Instinct started off as an adaptation of this book but it drifted quite far.

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      Yes the reason I watched the movie in the first place was because I heard it was based on Ishmael. I'm actually currently reading The Story of B

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Office Space and Fight Club have some overlapping themes with different methods of storytelling (Both are great, though.)

      Donnie Darko plays with the idea of free-will.

      Surprised no one has mentioned eXistenZ... I really enjoyed that film. It creeps me out in the best way.

      Wall-E was one of the best "kid" films I've seen, because it was very adult, and had a very important message. Pixar (with the exception of Cars) has made some great films.

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      Fight Club taught me how to treat women

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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