Films with an Existential Theme

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The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Collection)
1.  The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Max von Sydow
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  "the classic film of life and death, meaning and existence"
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It's a Wonderful Life
2.  It's a Wonderful Life DVD ~ James Stewart
The list author says:
  "overplayed at Christmas, but examines the question of how one's personal existence affects the rest of the world"
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Hannah and Her Sisters
3.  Hannah and Her Sisters DVD ~ Woody Allen
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  "a Woody Allen classic about love, relationships, betrayal, and existential crisis"
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Crimes and Misdemeanors
4.  Crimes and Misdemeanors DVD ~ Caroline Aaron
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  "a darker film by Woody Allen which examines the question of whether morality is inherent in the universe or a product of humanity"
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I Heart Huckabees (Two-Disc Special Edition)
5.  I Heart Huckabees (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Jason Schwartzman
The list author says:
  "the most explicitly existential movie on the list, if not the strongest"
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Groundhog Day (Special Edition)
6.  Groundhog Day (Special Edition) DVD ~ Bill Murray
The list author says:
  "can life have meaning if you live the same day over and over?"
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Blade Runner (The Director's Cut)
7.  Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "existential sci-fi: do artificial people have existential crises too?"
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Monty Python's the Meaning of Life (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
8.  Monty Python's the Meaning of Life (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Graham Chapman
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  "mostly here as a joke, though sort of relevant... it's good to have some comic relief when you are an existentialist"
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