We live in circles, in loops, to be precise! We are moving from one instant, one action or one place to another, only to return to that instant, that action or that place again. In other words, the world functions in closed, fast-moving, infinite loops. There are moments you want to slow down or pause and reflect on this loop structure of our lives. The best way to do this mental exercise is to step into some movie house showing a ‘philosophical movie.’ Yeah, we are discussing those movies today that might have a life-changing effect on you. Scroll down through this list of really good philosophical movies on Netflix available for streaming right now.
15. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ takes the internal world of a former teacher, Pat Solatano, played by Bradley Cooper. He has just released after spending eight months in a mental institution. Nothing left in his life like job, home and his wife. He returns to where he came from, to his parents. But, living back with his mother, played by Jacki Weaver, and father, Robert DeNiro, is not a cakewalk for him. Moreover, he had to deal with the emotional trauma of missing his ex-wife. Pat is aware of life’s loop structure and determines to escape it. He tries to reconnect with his ex-wife.
Then, Pat meets Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence, in right time, at the right place. Being a mysterious girl, Tiffany offers to support Pat to reconnect with his wife, but he had to do something in return. The deal is on and their life is never the same again. ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ has David O. Russell at his directorial best, with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence deliver one of their career best performances.
14. Amanda Knox (2016)
The Netflix Original Documentary ‘Amanda Knox’ explores the notorious case of Amanda Fox. The trial of Amanda Knox made headlines in the international press for its dramatic appeal of the paradox, whether Amanda is a psychopath of a naive girl trapped in a plot in a foreign country! Amanda Knox is an American woman who was convicted with the murder of her roommate, another exchange student and spent four years in an Italian prison.