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50+ Greatest Movies About the Meaning of Life

Updated: Feb 19, 2023

If you are looking for philosophical movies about the meaning of life, look no further. For the past 10 years, endev42 has watched movies, read books, wrote to celebrities, and traveled the world to ask people the meaning of life. In the process, we created the MOL Movie Index, which examines the uniqueness of the movie, its relation to the meaning of life, and overall rating. Based on this index, here are 50 greatest movies about the meaning of life that we've watched to date to celebrate our 201th blog post! For an overview of each movie and how that movie relates to the meaning of life, please check out our movie page.

50. Burning Man and the Meaning of Life

49. Singularity

48. Leap of Faith

47. I Heart Huckabees

46. $9.99

45. Technotise: Edit & I

44. Equilibrium

43. The Truman Show

42. The Final Cut

41. The Discovery

40. West Hollywood Motel

39. The Fountain

38. Click

37. After.Life

36. The Old, Old Story

35. Humano

34. O, Lucky Man

33. A Dog's Purpose

32. Interwoven

31. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

30. Pearly Gates

29. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

28. Thor: Love and Thunder

27. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

26. Vanilla Sky

25. Up in the Air

24. Fearless

23. Fallen

22. The Zero Theorem

21. Man of God

20. American Beauty

19. Lucky

18. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

17. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

16. About Schmidt

15. Contact

14. Waking Life

13. The Purple Rose of Cairo

12. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

11. Zardoz

10. My Dinner with Andre

9. A Serious Man

8. Ghost in the Shell

7. Memento

6. Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

5. Pleasantville

4. Endless Poetry

3. Synecdoche, New York

2. Stalker

1. Soul

What movies did we miss? Comment below and let us know.

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