sacred initiation in film

heroic films in which apprentices become masters. these unique films portray tales in which characters become fully realized versions of their own archetype, by confronting the mysteries of the world. this is rarer than you might think, as most films focus instead on self-sacrifice acts, relationships between characters, or greater universal outcomes. spoiler heavy, so be warned!

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  • Stalker
  • Cutie Honey
  • RoboCop
  • Sakuran
  • Rey
  • The Rock
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Clueless
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Legally Blonde
  • Barb Wire