These 15 Movies Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

At times we watch movies to laugh. These movies are certainly not that. Here are ten movies that will make you think deeply about your life and humanity at large. 

1. Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club Brad Pitt
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.

It is the greatest movie ever made. The film is based on a novel. It was colorful and strong. The concepts are unique and unpredictable. It also includes highly complex themes, such as terrorism. Consumerism and class conflict are seen here and there. The characters have multiple personality disorders and show excellent male bonding. The movie has excellent editing and cinematography. 

2. RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman
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The violence and lack of control set the tone for the rest of his career. It is one of the best movies. Extreme violence and hilarious black humor are common throughout the movie. Robocop's development and battle against crime are central to this story. The side story about him trying to find his human side is amazing. The film has great action scenes. 

3. American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty Annette Bening
Photo Credit: DreamWorks Pictures.

This is a brilliant movie. It gives insights into a psychological drama about American life. It contains dark and painful irony. It also has cynicism in its descriptions of life and characters. The movie has deep sarcasm about certain community members and their behaviors. Most importantly projects the parasite nature of humans and how to deal with them. 

4. The Wolf of the Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures.

The Wolf of Wall Street calls you at home to scam you without your knowledge. Given how attractive the lifestyle is, some think The Wolf of Wall Street glorifies the way of life and aspires to lead it. That's how it operates. It can't be done without showing how a seductive person can lure an unwary individual into a world of riches. The movie explains how meaningless and destructive life can be. 

5. The Batman (2022)

The Batman Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz
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While Batman may be grim and violent, his new Robin has well explored a softer side of him. His mission and hardships make sense. Numerous comics have drawn the wrong conclusions from this. Batman becomes grimy for his own sake. The movie lacks the subtleties and the non-binary moral components of the characters and stories. 

6. Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Several horrible killings occur in California's tiny towns before moving on to San Francisco. Every time one of these brutal and seemingly random killings occurs, the Zodiac killer leaves a note or a clue. He details how and where he killed his victims in his letters. A newspaper cartoonist begins to become obsessed with the murderer. He wonders who he is and how they might catch him. 

7. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket
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In this movie, the heroes are the sole villains. The villains are all off-screen, at ease behind wooden desks, or dressed for success while yelling aloud how war is necessary to keep the peace. It is strange reasoning. It teaches an important lesson that life is primarily physical, not mental. 

8. Showgirls (1995)

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Watching this movie is more enjoyable than it is worthwhile. The dance portions are well done, and the women are stunning. The locations and situations are all fascinating. The plot is disconnected but shows promise. This picture has a lot of nudity and has a terrific time in the pool. It's difficult to avoid watching this film and taking pleasure in it. 

9. American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho Christian Bale
Photo Credit: Lions Gate Films.

Patrick was frequently mistaken for someone else because all young people wear the same and behave the same. They even have the same position and have the same hairstyles. The irony also made clear how deeply selfish and superficial everyone at the time was. The landlord removed all the dead bodies and blood to preserve the apartment's value. The thesis is that society is much more insane than a real psychopath. 

10. Midsommar (2019)

Midsommar Florence Pugh
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The first half is ordinary and dramatic, with a strong emphasis on mourning. The severe effects it can have on people, especially when there is a tragedy. The second half is quite surreal and takes us into the world of strange rights and pagan rituals. Nudity and violence are not excessive or done to shock. Several times, the audience in the theatre started laughing. 

11. Jennifer's Body (2009)

Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox.

Feminism was absent from the film industry at that time. The public unfairly ignored the film. The movie is seen with irony. These concepts have affected American filmmaking. Megan Fox did a surprisingly good job in the movie. A demon possessed her. She feeds on young boys. The film is Twilight for Boys. Everybody should watch it. 

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12. Parasite (20019)

Parasite Choi Woo-sik, Park So-dam
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The plot was developed and played out in gratifying, surprising ways. It is flawlessly timed and directed. Every member of its cast performed so well. There is sympathy and understanding for each character and the amount of struggle. The story generated drama and suspense. It lacks visible heroes, and the villains are astounding. With time one learns to care for almost all of them. 

13. The Power of the Dog (2021)

The Power of the Dog Kirsten Dunst, Kirsty Griffin
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The movie builds slowly in the first half. The individuals are interesting. People think the movie left something out or the book adds more substance to the story. It has an emotionally raging volcano underneath. It strikes its target audience at the proper angle. The film drags to get going since the beginning could be faster. It is a must-watch for those who like the gradual burn. 

14. The Whale (2022)

The Whale Sadie Sink
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The source of the ills is the complete weakness of people in the face of systems. They are supposed to improve life for all parties concerned. Life treats each of them differently and how they deal with it. People mistakenly believe that the film is about obesity and its effects. It symbolizes a more complex concept of guilt, repentance, truthfulness, and optimism. 

15. Inception (2010)

Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Elliot Page
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Because Inception is packed with surprises, the final few seconds are unsettling. Inception gracefully establishes each main character. It adds tags that help them recognize whether they are awake or asleep. Leo is his former lover's life spins endlessly in the dream world.

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