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Philosophy and Film Database:  Introduction

Guide to philosophy relevant films.

Philosophy and Film Database

The Philosophy and Film Database

The Philosophy and Film Database contains details of around 500 films which can be used to enhance philosophy teaching at all levels. In addition, a small number of entries list other available visual material, including television shows and filmed interviews

Each entry includes a PLOT SUMMARY, a summary of the subject matter covered by the film, and an indication of its philosophical relevance. For a number of films, KEY SCENES have also been identified.

The Database can be used in two ways - you can browse the entries, or you can perform keyword searches.

The entries may be browsed (click on following links) according to philosophical AREA. The areas covered are:

You can also perform keyword searches using the search box below.

Search the Philosophy and Film Database

Enter your search in the box below. You may search for anything in the record including areas of philosophy, directors and names of films


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Chris Falzon
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University of Newcastle
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