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The human being who does not question his own existence and why everything happens, how everything begins, how everything unfolds and ends, is resigned. It is human nature to be restless and to seek to understand the meaning of life and the world. Absolute truths do not exist, and if they do exist, they have not yet been revealed to us. It’s up to humans to this endless search for answers hidden in nature. If you like films that understand your questions and afflictions, follow these productions available on Netflix. Highlights for “The Adam Project”, 2022, Shawn Levy; “The Lost Girl”, 2021, by Maggie Gyllenhaal; and “The Hand of God”, from 2021, by Paolo Sorrentino. The titles available on netflix are organized according to the year of release and do not follow classification criteria.
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The Adam Project (2022), Shawn Levy
Adam Reed is a 13 year old boy who lost his father a year ago. One day, he finds an injured pilot hiding in the garage of his house. This mysterious man is Adam himself several years her senior, who has gone back in time to undertake a secret mission. Together, they must embark on an adventure in the past to save their father. However, there is a problem: the two Adams do not get along at all.
The Lost Girl (2021), Maggie Gyllenhaal
Leda is a university teacher on vacation in a small coastal town in Greece. One day at the beach, she observes a family fighting nearby. Leda finds herself obsessed with Nina, a young mother struggling to control her daughter. When the child goes missing, Leda finds the girl and returns her to the family. From then on, she has flashbacks of her daughters and is haunted by painful memories of her own past.
The Hand of God (2021), Paolo Sorrentino
Fabietto Schisa is 17 years old and lives in Naples in the 1980s. Introspective, he faces the events around him without much emotion, until a few events change everything. One of them is the departure of Diego Maradona, his greatest idol, to his city. Another is a tragic accident involving his family, which forces him to mature. The awakening of a passion for cinema also helps him find a new meaning in life.
Identity (2021) Rebecca Hall
In 1920s Harlem, Irene Redfield is a black woman who has been pretending to be white with makeup for years and manages to trick even her racist husband, who has no idea of his wife’s dual identity. Years later, she meets an old friend, Clare, who is also a black woman pretending to be white. Both find solace and acceptance in this identity, but as Clare becomes a constant guest at Irene’s house, a love triangle between them and her husband will emerge in a land of lies.
Tick, tick… Boom! (2021), Lin-Manuel Miranda
As his 30th birthday approaches, Jonathan Larson has to wait tables to make ends meet as he writes an almost autobiographical musical. Worried about the possibility of having mistakenly opted for an artistic career, he feels pressured by his girlfriend, who wants to scare away his professional pretensions, and by his best friend, who has given up her dream of being an actress to have the financial security and out of fear. of AIDS, which she casts… a shadow over art professionals.
I’m Thinking of Ending Everything (2020), Charlie Kaufman
Although she has her doubts about their relationship, a young woman goes on a trip with her new boyfriend Jake to visit his family’s farm. After a heavy snowstorm, she finds herself stuck with Jake’s mom and dad and begins to question the nature of what she knows about her boyfriend, herself, and the world. An analysis of regret, lack of affection and the fragility of the human spirit, “I’m Thinking of Ending Everything” is based on Iain Reid’s best-selling book.
The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Eggers
Ephraim Winslow is hired as an assistant to a lighthouse keeper named Thomas Wake. The work is hard, the weather is bad, and Wake proves to be a despicable, overbearing boss who won’t let Winslow into the upper lighthouse. When a seagull appears and begins tormenting the newcomer, bringing bad omens, dark and mysterious things begin to happen.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Denis Villeneuve
K is a blade runner who discovers that replicants can reproduce biologically when he finds the remains of a pregnant woman. The secrecy could spark a war between artificial intelligence and humans. In his investigation, K identifies the replicant as Rachel and discovers that she had a relationship with Rick Deckard, another blade runner. To prevent the secret from being revealed, he will have to track down the former agent and destroy all evidence of the secret. In the middle of his journey, he begins to wonder if he was created himself or if he was born from another replicant.
Buster’s Evil Heart (2016), Sarah Adina Smith
Buster is a paranoid man who lives in the mountains and breaks into empty vacation homes in search of food while being wanted by the police. Certain mysterious events in his past caused him to withdraw from life in society at the turn of the millennium. At the same time, another story is being built. In the past, Buster was called Jonas and worked as a concierge at a large hotel at night. He, his wife and daughter lived with their in-laws, while he saved money to fulfill his dream of moving to the countryside. What happened to Jonas?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Michel Gondry
Lonely Joel finally finds love when he meets Clementine, a troubled young woman who is afraid of becoming emotionally attached. When their relationship starts to get turbulent, Clementine decides to hire a service called “Gap”, which will erase the memories Joel possesses. Upon learning that Clementine performed the procedure, he also hires the company to erase it from his mind.