Is existentialism debated?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where existentialism is debated.
Some people can suffer anxiety attacks from talks about existential topics, or it can cause an existential crisis, such as what the meaning of life is, why people are born, where we're going when all is said and done, etc etc. Characters speaking about those kinds of topics or media that explores those kinds of topics can cause this discomfort.
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JuanOteo
A pretty existaclistic film actually
TV Show • 2019 Report
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clownhonk
I'd say so yes, the main characters are immortal beings who have seen the world rise and fall many a times. and in a clip we were shown of season 2 a main character debates "the point of it all "
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Pantalones
Harry is a cynic who argues that human nature is evil and can't be improved. A character Bella meets in Paris is a socialist and argues the opposite, that humanity should always strive for improvement. Since Bella is basically a "blank slate" the whole movie is about her being shaped and trying to understand herself and the world.
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Pantalones
Religion, the existence and nature of God, and ghosts/the afterlife are discussed pretty heavily.
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jdpamv
The whole film is about existentialism.
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tgif
s01ep02 when Verna talks with Prospero
s01ep06 when Rodrick speaks with his grandaughter
YouTube • 2023 Report
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BonEpic
Cellbit, Forever, Bad and the rest of the Order have gone through a lot of theories, a lot of them include the island not being real or fake in some way.
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SuzieBelle
existentialism is a major theme in the show
Video Game • 2017 Report
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KamiSteele
The ethics of the treatment of AI is a major theme. It becomes increasingly clear that the characters are actually AI programs that have some level of sentience, and the villain is having a major existential crisis where she believes none of the other characters, nor the world they live in, are real. This is discussed most extensively in Act 3, where she literally talks to the player and talks extensively about the nature of reality.
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Lots of stuff about who runs the world and who has control and things like that. Makes you feel insignificant, quite anxiety inducing
TV Show • 2013 Report
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Movie • 1975 Report
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SiRenfield
In the final lines, mostly played as a joke since it has nothing to do with anything
TV Show • 2014 Report
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mrmacaaroni
not really a spoiler, but Bojacks whole thing is that he was super popular and now nobody cares about him and he doesn’t know what to do with his life and his journey around that
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skillwithaquill24
The survivors wonder many times what the point is of their survival versus the deaths of others. Much debate about the existence of God as well.
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Anonymous
There’s mentions of atheism and religion, as well as some comments about not understanding the point, plus the general existentialism a movie about alien life carries. So existentialism is heavily present throughout but it’s not explicitly dwelled upon as much as you might expect
TV Show • 2016 Report
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TheSpooniest
Some people classify the show as "philosophical fiction" as an analogy to science fiction. Existentialism, among other philosophies, is a frequent topic.
Video Game • 2020 Report
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abel
A major theme of the game.
TV Show • 2021 Report
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Lyfrassir
religion, reality, and existentialism are discussed numerous times throughout the show by Riley and Father Paul and later Riley and Erin
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Ellie_red
SPOILERS

Theme of what happens after death
TV Show • 2018 Report
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SiRenfield
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Played for laughs as Unicorse has an existential crisis over the fact that he’s a puppet and questions if he even had free will
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tial
The entire movie revolves around existentialism and characters having a crisis over it. The second half of the film particular, is basically nothing but existential events. The film itself is also a direct criticism of escapism and the audience who used the series to escape their own problems in life.
TV Show • 2005 Report
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JayR
Heaven, hell, and other forms of the afterlife are often spoken about and depicted in the show.
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SiRenfield
One of the main themes is confronting mortality
TV Show • 1997 Report
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BloodBluePearl
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In "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000", Kyle has a running gag where he's pondering existentialism (and fades out of reality towards the end of it) after being told that both the "tooth fairy" and Santa aren't real.
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Anonymous
characters are faced with their death and have to rethink how they have lived their lives
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jdpamv
There's a nihilist Luma who makes existential arguments whenever they appear.
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