7 Andrei Tarkovsky Films and Their Philosophical Takeaways


Andrei Tarkovsky was born to Arseny Tarkovsky, a poet, and Maria Vishnyakova, a well-educated literary woman, in 1932 Soviet Russia. His life would be one of poetic vision and his father’s interests would influence his private life and his films. He attended school alongside poet Andrey Voznesensky, and he studied piano, art, and ultimately filmmaking. […]

The 10 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

Rachel Weisz in The Fountain

Sound, color, and animation have changed the medium of 21st century film and thereby changed its potential. The emphasis may have once been powerful dialog and careful lighting, as in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, but now a fast paced thriller can garner more attention than any provocative inquiries into human nature. That said, philosophical films have […]

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by Kierkegaardian Philosophy

Soren Kierkegaard was an interesting man. A Danish philosopher, he is often considered the first existentialist (though yes, existentialism is much older than Kierkegaard), as well as a theologian and social critic. His works deal with faith, ethical life, repetition, choice, despair, and everything else related to living as an individual. Many of his writings […]

14 Movie Directors Who Make The Most Philosophical Films


“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” –Ingmar Bergman Filmmakers have, since the invention of the medium, been an elite crew. Often well-educated, they ensure that their films carry multiple meanings, […]