Here Are 5 Movies That Gave Us All An Existential Crisis

Movies are fun to watch....until they hit you hard and you have an existential crisis, Here are my 5 movies that gave me just that.

Anyone that knows me –knows that I #!$%@$ love movies. Probably because I make it a point to tell them. Hmmm…

From my years of painstakingly watching, reviewing, and cataloguing movies, I sometimes stumble upon something worth losing some sleep over.

It’s fantastic to know that my fellow film-buffs, movie-enthusiasts, cinephiles, what have you, share my sentiment.

So here are 5 movies that gave us all an existential crisis. You gotta love those, am I right?

5. Office Space

High school: “This movie is hilarious. I like the part with the gangster rap and when they destroy the printer”

College: “This movie is still great, it’s a great satire that has some solid jokes.”

3 Years into Corporate Life: “Oh god. Oh god. It’s happening to me. It’s all real. My life is an endless meaningless void that can only be cured with theme restaurants and overpriced cocktails”

lawlessSyntax

Those of us that have done a few internships in the big-bad-corporate world can agree. Sigh

4. Into The Wild

“Into the wild changed me as a person. That movie made me passionate about life and made follow my dreams. After the movie I went for a walk, I hadn’t left the house for weeks and that night I needed that walk. I bought the book next day. From a depressed fat person I began cycling and other outdoor activities and now I am as healthy as I ever been.”

-ver5uz

Good for you ver5uz! I should probably do something meaningful too…

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3. Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

“I think it was supposed to be a quirky, slightly hopeless romance, but after it was done I went into a state of realizing how finite our time is here and how little time we spend loving the people around us and relishing the experience of being alive.

I probably looked a little suspicious for a week, snuggling up with my dad in front of the tv, telling my twin sister how much I love her, petting my dog for hours just to memorize how her fur feels, and spending time with the girl I fancy getting to really know her. I was internally freaking out, thinking what I would do if I had just a handful of days left, and wondering why I wasn’t doing those things right this fucking minute

Pros: food tasted better, music sounded new, relationships improved a lot, new energy to pursue my dreams

Cons: waking my family up in the middle of the night just to hold their hand because I get panic attacks from realizing how little time I have with them.”

-swindlewick

*Calls mom*

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

“I got dumped on the way home from the cinema after watching this.”

-Kateskayt

Ouch! Cue 808s and Heartbreak. Actually, that is completely ruthless :(
Almost admirable if it wasn’t so sadistic. Dear stranger, I can offer you nothing except fake internet points and good vibes. Hope you are better now, Kateskayt, where you are.

1. Fight Club

“It made me realize how little I pay attention to the way others see me. Not in a superficial way, i.e. the clothes I wear and the way I present myself, but who I really am and the way the things I say and do affect and are perceived by other people. I realized I come off as a totally different person than I think I do. Everyone thinks they’re the good guy and they can do no wrong in their own mind. This film made me realize that even though I really think I am kind and caring deep down, I come off as an asshole to a lot of people. Really fucked me up for a while but I really think my inner self is getting more in touch with the person I am to everyone else.”

-3rightsmakeawrong

So there you have it. Lots to pond over. And if you haven’t seen these gems yet, well you are my today’s 10,000.

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