Live Poll: Directors Who Get Existentialist

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These directors have touched on existential themes in a deep way in several of their films giving interesting results that lead to intense reflections. Which of these directors has made you reflect more on life with its existentialist films?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090709197/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ewsNVGcD318/
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Bergman.

I think this should probably say "their" instead if "its":
with their existentialist films
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I've changed it, I think it's fine now.
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1-Kubrick 
2-Nolan
3- Scorsese
My 3 favourite directors are 1 Jerry Lewis 2 Clint Eastwood 3 Alfred Hitchcock.
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Hitchcock is my all-time favorite director. :) I've recently made a video essay a few days ago on why he's still very much important and modern-looking in this day and age.
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Those directors certainly don't "get existential," though.
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In fact I think that the closest Hitchcock movie to the description is Rope, however it ends up being a film about human morality rather than existence.
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joe siegel as a big Hitchcock fan I'd say that he definitely has some existentialist themes in his movies, primarily reflected in Lifeboat (1944), Vertigo (1958) and Frenzy (1972), but most of all The Trouble with Harry (1955). Then again, Hitchcock is one of those "among other things" situations when you can find something of any theme in director's portfolio. For someone who considered himself a typed director his movies show surprising variety of subjects. 
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This is such a great idea. I have to deliberate on my vote, although Malick, the Coens, and Allen are definitely contenders.  I love this poll! 

The intro, too, is very good. May I suggest three very small edits? (Below in bold: the first is just a comma added and the third is just an added "r," which I'm sure was just a typo.)

These directors have touched on existential themes in a deep way in several of their films, giving interesting results that lead to intense reflections. Which of these directors has made you reflect the most on your life with their existentialist films? 
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Thank you, done
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The title should also be corrected, right?

Directors Who Get Existential 
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Jessica, done
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FYC:

Mike Nichols: 'The Graduate,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' and 'Closer'

John Sayles with 'Limbo' (1999) and 'Passion Fish' definitely and 'Lone Star' & 'Sunshine State' probably.

Ang Lee with 'The Ice Storm' (1997) (the oft called "existential masterpiece") and probably 'Brokeback Mountain'

Claire Denis: '35 Shots of Rum, 'High Life,' 'Beau Travail'

Louis Malle: 'My Dinner with Andre,' and probably 'The Fire Within,' 'Damage,' and others

Steven Soderbergh with 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' and 'Kafka'

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Oh my gosh, and how could I forget?

Sean Baker: 'Tangerine,' 'The Florida Project,' and 'Starlet'
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added all the suggestions, for ang lee I also decided to include Life of Pi among his existentialist movies.
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I was wondering how John Sayles got onto the list. I am so glad you suggested him.
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So many existentialist filmmakers that I excluded for not remembering them in time, I feel obliged to do a second part.
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