Keyword symbolism Movies

Signs 6.3

2002 Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

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Angels & Demons 6.4

2009 Thriller, Mystery

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as…

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Antichrist 6.3

2009 Drama, Horror, Thriller

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

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The Seventh Seal 7.8

1957 Fantasy, Drama

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that…

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The Annunciation 5.9

1984 Drama

The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách. When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed…

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Jamon Jamon 6.2

1992 Comedy, Drama, Romance

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the…

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Try Seventeen 5.9

2002 Comedy, Romance, Drama

Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named…

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Werckmeister Harmonies 7.2

2000 Drama

This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds…

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Klimt 5.6

2006 Drama, Romance

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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El Topo 7.4

1970 Action, Adventure, Drama, Western

El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) claims to be God, while dressed…

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Izo 6.2

2004 Action, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror

Izo is an assassin in the service of a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space…

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Jung On Film 5.0

1991 Documentary

This compelling film represents a rare record of an original genius. In Jung on Film, the pioneering psychologist tells us about his collaboration with Sigmund Freud, about the insights he gained from listening…

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The Year of the Cannibals 6.0

1970 Drama

On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the…

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A Report on the Party and the Guests 7.3

1966 Drama

In Jan Němec’s surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned…

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At Land 7.9

1944 Thriller

A woman lies on the sand, left there by the tides and waves (and in a pose that would be copied in From Here to Eternity). She reaches up across tree roots and makes a difficult climb. Only to discover herself climbing…

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The Meeting Point 5.9

1989 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

During the excavation of ancient Roman ruins, an old archaeology professor accidentally opens the gate between our world and the world of the dead.

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Maya Deren, Take Zero 0.0

2012 Documentary, History

This documentary interweaves celluloid and voice recordings by Maya Deren, and colleagues who knew her firsthand: Jean Rouch, Jonas Mekas, Alexander Hammid, Cecile Starr etc. Maya Deren (1917-1961) was an experimental…

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The Man Without a Face 8.0

1950 Crime, Drama, Horror

A faceless killer who hunts women can only be stopped by a detective with a disturbing past.

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Pedro Páramo 6.0

1967 Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or archetypal) figures from early…

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