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on 30 Jul 2011 03:21

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Philosophy in Movies: Free Will & Determinism

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1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
This film deals with the subject of brainwashing.

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2. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
I haven't seen this remake of the old classic.

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3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A criminal is brainwashed into being non-violent.

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4. Minority Report (2002)
Potential criminals are identified and arrested before committing their crimes.
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5. Gattaca (1997)
A man struggles to overcome his biological destiny.

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6. Memento (2000)
Is a man disabled by short term memory loss really able to act freely?
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7. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
An affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. Thanks to Xanadon't for the suggestion.

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8. American History X (1998)
A violent neo-Nazi makes the unexpected choice to reject racism, anti-Semitism and violence.
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9. Run Lola Run (1998)
This German film explores the idea that even small choices can alter the course of our lives. Thanks to Xanadon't for the suggestion.
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10. Sliding Doors (1998)
Another movie exploring the idea that even small choices can alter the course of our lives. Thanks to Xanadon't for the suggestion.


 

I am seeking movies for a curriculum on Film Studies & Philosophy I'm writing for my homeschooled teen-ager and me. This section deals with determinism and free will. Are our choices determined for us, or do we have free will? Comments and suggestions are enthusiastically welcomed. :-)

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 6:09
The Adjustment Bureau, as far as new titles go. I'm drawing a blank on others right now...
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 6:11
Oh, and there's Run, Lola, Run of course. And if memory serves me at all... Sliding Glass Doors?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Aug 1 23:50
you should consider watching the buffy the vampire slayer series on netflix as well as angel, sure it's considered teen drama and or campy now a days but really.

it's also about a strong female lead as well as other things.

they touch on many subjects cleverly disguised. as." demons' for the most part. if you ask me it's brilliant..don't give up on it., it can be very enjoyable..

another one

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