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Added by Mr. Saturn on 30 Sep 2012 05:17
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Atheistic Films

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Mouchette (1967)

Bresson identified as a believer when he made Mouchette, but his interpretation of the ending maybe portends his later atheistic films; Bresson said redemption must be found in life, because there is no knowing what happens after death.
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I will say that the God concept is at the heart of 2001 but not any traditional, anthromorphic image of God. I don’t believe in any of Earth's monotheistic religions, but I do believe that one can construct an intriguing scientific definition of God, once you accept the fact that there are approximately 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone, that each star is a life-giving sun and that there are approximately 100 billion galaxies in just the visible universe. - Stanley Kubrick
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I was afraid of this enormous emptiness. My personal view is that when we die we die and we go from a state of something to a state of absolute nothingness, and I don't believe for a second that there's anything above or beyond or anything like that, and that makes me enormously secure. - Ingmar Bergman
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L'Argent (1983)

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A tragic film about a young gay boy who is isolated because of close-mindedness.
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My illness is seeing too clearly.
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If there is no God, would it really make any difference? Life would become understandable. What a relief.
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Life of Brian (1979)
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Maybe the protagonist is a maltheist. The director is atheist.
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Tabu (1931)

A woman becomes taboo because she is a maiden for the gods. Any man who touches her will be put to death.
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The filmmaker is a pagan, but this film, like L'Age d'Or sees the Christian church as an oppressive, perverse, and hypocritical force.
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...years wasted in useless prayer ...
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Thank God I’m an atheist. - Luis Buñuel Years later he recanted the statement, saying he isn't Christian or atheist. (source)
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Woody Allen's spin on Crime and Punishment is the protagonist gradually accepts and becomes apathetic about his abhorrent murder.
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Religulous (2008)
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Chocolat (2001)

I recommend watching Amarcord instead if you want a life-affirming film set in a small town.
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Viridiana (1961)
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I think human responsibility is great, enormous. Maybe the biggest factor. You know, I don’t believe in God. This is my problem. If I think about God, okay, he has a responsibility for the whole thing, but I don’t know. You know, if you listen to any Mass, it looks like two dogs when they are starting to fight. And always, I just try to think about what is happening now. - Béla Tarr (source)
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Sheer terror and sheer poetry, but both stem from distinctive medieval traditions. Häxan is the filmic equivalent of a hellish engraving by Bruegel or a painting by Bosch. It’s a strangely titillating record of sin and perversity that is as full of dread as it is of desire and atheistic conviction, and a condemnation of superstition that is morbidly in love with its subject. - Guillermo del Toro, Criterion
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Nazarin (1959)
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Marjoe (1972)

A documentary about someone who grew up to be a preacher. Because of his conscience he shows the tricks of his trade.
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Contact (1997)
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Recommendations are welcome.

These films are open to atheist interpretation and aren't necessarily atheist. Some of these are arguably a little more agnostic than atheist like the Bergman films. Tarkovsky said he was 'am almost an agnostic' so I didn't include his films.

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