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Poll: 1999: An Existential Journey

1999 was quite an exhausting existential journey, featuring many stories whose protagonists questioned the meaning of their existence, rebelled against the alienation of modernity, went into drastic changes in their lives or engaged themselves in harrowing, sometimes tragic, sometimes insightful, but always fascinating, existential quests.

Simply said, which 1999 'existential' film fascinated you the most?

After voting, you may discuss the list here

The texts are all excerpts from the reviews of the late Roger Ebert, to whom this poll is dedicated.

Results of 1,471 votes:

  1. 1.

    Fight Club (1999)

     
    Alienation I: "It is about freeing yourself from the shackles of modern life, which imprisons and emasculates men. By being willing to give and receive pain and risk death, Fight Club members fin…
  2. 2.

    The Matrix (1999)

     
    Virtuality I: "They've made a fundamental discovery about the world: It doesn't exist. It's actually a form of Virtual Reality, designed to lull us into lives of blind obedience to the "syst…
  3. 3.

    American Beauty (1999)

     
    Alienation II: "A man who fears growing older, losing the hope of true love and not being respected by those who know him best [...] chooses to, burning up the future years of an empty lifetime f…

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