Want to Read a Philosophical Novel?: A Recommendation Flowchart (zoom in as necessary).

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Films that I have taught:

Force Majeure, Ruben Östlund, 2014

Snowpiercer, Bong Joon Ho, 2013

Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley, 2018

Cold Souls, Sophie Barthes, 2009

Us, Jordan Peele, 2019

The Square, Ruben Östlund, 2017

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, 2019

Caché, Michael Haneke, 2005

Queen & Slim, Melina Matsoukas, 2019

Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman, 2008

Remainder, Omer Fast, 2015 (with Tom McCarthy's novel)

Ikiru, Akira Kurosawa, 1952 (with Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich)

Chi-Raq, Spike Lee, 2015 (with Aristophanes' Lysistrata)

Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, 2012

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012

Bamboozled, Spike Lee, 2000

Antebellum, Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, 2020

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry, 2004

Memento, Christopher Nolan, 2000

And some other favorites:

Beau Travail, Claire Denis, 1999

Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, 1982

Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009

Dogville, Lars von Trier, 2003

Enemy, Denis Villeneuve, 2013

Ex Machina, Alex Garland, 2014

The Face of Another, Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966

A Ghost Story, David Lowery, 2017

The Game, David Fincher, 1997

Intacto, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001

Lost Highway, David Lynch, 1997

Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999

Moon, Duncan Jones, 2009

No Country for Old Men, Coen Brothers, 2007

Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch, 2013

Phoenix, Christian Petzold, 2014

Reprise, Joachim Trier, 2006

The Royal Tennenbaums, Wes Anderson, 2001

The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodóvar, 2011

Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979

The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick, 1998

Upstream Color, Shane Carruth, 2013

Youth, Paolo Sorrentino, 2015


Bonus: I won't try to claim that there's anything specifically philosophical about my taste in mannered indie rock, but since college, I have made a mix cd playlist of newish music once or twice a year for friends.  Here are the most recent (links are to Spotify):

Unnaturalism (2020)

SAD Lamp (winter 2020)

Perpetual Autumn Machine (fall 2019)

I Have Been to the Mountain (winter 2019)

The Year of the Woman, Part 2 (fall 2018)

I Remember the Glow (fall 2017)

More Songs for On-Ramps (fall 2016)