Movies about Knowledge

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  1. Carlos The Elf

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    I have this extra credit assignment for my Philosophy - Epistemology class. What are some good films that have an overall theme regarding the topic of knowledge, and what it is. Some good suggestions so far are The Matrix, Memento, and Blade Runner. Any more suggestions?
     
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    as mentioned. american history x

    i also learned from:
    forrest gump (kinda stupid but good messages throughtout)
    shawshank redemption
    fight club
    v for vendetta
    lord of war (not so much entire movie as small segments)
    remember the titans
    the notebook


    idk exactly what you mean by knowledge, if your talking about walking away from a movie with a moral from it that you can apply to you daily life and consider that knowledge then these movies may help? :dunno:
     
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    300 also
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology

    When I say movies about knowledge, I mean movies that have themes that cover the topic of "knowledge." Like, The Matrix is a movie that has the reoccurring theme of, "Am I dreaming? Is this real?" Memento deals with a man who has no short memory, so he's constantly battling with the fact that he may know nothing since his accident, that people are deceiving him, etc. Philosophical type of movies. Documentaries aren't allowed either.
     
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    If you are in Philosophy and you haven't seen this movie... :o
     
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    Cube, Hypercube, Cube Zero
     
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    it's ALL about knowledge
     
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    i'd stick to just Cube, the rest were pretty bad
     
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    Vanilla Sky
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Truman Show
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    What Dreams May Come :)
     
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    i <3 Huckabees, maybe.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Heart_Huckabees

    there's philosophy 101 type shit everywhere in that movie
     
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