Case Studies: Symbolism in Films

Check out these videos analyzing how specific films use symbolism to tell their stories.
Godzilla – The Soul of Japan
By kaptainkristian
The Incredibles Symbolism: The Power of Family
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Prisoners: Symbolism Done Right
By Storytellers
Fantastic Beasts Explained: J.K. Rowling's Magic of Analogy
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Get Out Explained: Symbols, Satire & Social Horror
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Harry Potter: A Defense of Slytherin
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Harry Potter House Symbolism: Gryffindor
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Harry Potter House Symbolism: Slytherin
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Harry Potter: The World Needs Hufflepuffs
By The Take by ScreenPrism
It Follows: The American Nightmare
By Digging Deeper
The Art of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: What Freddy Represents
By Ryan Hollinger
Love Story without Words - (UP Analysis)
By Nicholas Dobbie
Eternal Sunshine: The Secret Symbolism of Clementine's Hair
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Ex_Machina – Artificial Humanity
By Nicholas Dobbie
Dunkirk | How Christopher Nolan Captures the Dunkirk Spirit
By Storytellers
How “Roma” (2018) Utilizes Symbolism + Historical Politics
By LA CINEASTE
Moonlight: A Deconstruction
By Karsten Runquist
Pacific Rim: Symbolism of Mechs & Monsters | ft. Jonathan Pageau
By Storytellers
Tarantino's Hidden Symbols: Pulp Fiction & Toilets
By The Take by ScreenPrism
The Importance of Hands on Film
By Viewfinder
Birdman - The Search For Meaning
By Jack's Movie Reviews
Blade Runner and the Windows to the Soul
By Allerix Films
Philosophy, Art, and Vampires in Jim Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive’
By H8URS
Dead Man Analysis - Why is William Blake in Purgatory?
By Subtext and Symbolism
Exotica: Finding a Paradise Lost
By Digging Deeper
Godzilla: Symbol of War
By Esto es el CINE
Growing Up With Harry Potter
By Bryan Seeker
Henpecking with Hitchcock - THE BIRDS film analysis
By Collative Learning
It Follows: Conceptual Interpretation & Analysis
By Film Formula
It Follows | The Trauma of Growing Up
By Film Radar
"Parasite" and the Harsh Realities of Class Inequality
By Film Radar
Semiotics: What We Don't See In Movies
By FilmInTheMaking
Symbolism in Blade Runner 2049 | Finding the Pattern of Reality
By Jonathan Pageau
Symbolism in the Dark Knight Trilogy | Part 1 - Batman Begins
By Storytellers
Symbolism in the Dark Knight Trilogy | Part 2 - The Dark Knight
By Storytellers
The Cosmological Symbolism of Gremlins
By Jonathan Pageau
The Lighthouse's Interesting Symbols
By Spikima Movies
The Neon Demon: Shlock Horror or Art Film?
By Filmbolism
The Philosophy of 'Only Lovers Left Alive' | Part 2
By H8URS
The Philosophy of 'Only Lovers Left Alive' | Part 3
By H8URS
The Philosophy of 'Only Lovers Left Alive' | Part 4
By H8URS
The Power of Metaphor - Pt 1 - Nolan, Jung and The Dark Knight
By mikehill.design
The Secret Meaning of Fluffy Pens in Movies
By Little White Lies
The Symbolic Meaning of The Dark Knight Rises | Masculinity and Femininity in Communion
By Storytellers
Visual Motif in Film: Americana in The Silence of the Lambs (Definition & Examples)
By StudioBinder