Four Philosophy Ensemble: Film

Films — Animated

  • The Brave Little Toaster has Toaster (the Realist), Lampy (the Optimist), Kirby (the Cynic), Radio (the Apathetic), and Blanky (the Conflicted).
  • Madagascar: Alex (the Realist), Marty (the Optimist), Melman (the Conflicted), and Gloria (the Cynic).
  • Shrek: Shrek (the Cynic), Donkey (the Optimist), Puss (the Apathetic), Gingerbread Man (the Realist), and Princess Fiona (the Conflicted).
  • Sleeping Beauty: Merryweather (the Cynic), Fauna (the Optimist), Flora (the Realist), Philip (the Apathetic), and Aurora (the Conflicted).
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Sgt. Calhoun (the Cynic), Vanellope (the Optimist), Fix-It Felix (the Realist), King Candy (the Apathetic), and Ralph (the Conflicted).

Films — Live-Action

  • Casablanca: Rick Blaine (the Cynic), Ilsa (the Conflicted), Victor Laszlo (the Optimist), and Captain Renault (the Apathetic).
  • HighSchoolMusical: Chad and Taylor (the Cynics), Kelsi and Ryan (the Optimists), Sharpay (the Apathetic), Gabriella (the Realist), Troy (the Conflicted).
    • Each film essentially follows Troy developing into an Optimist and believing in his future with Gabriella, that Chad and Taylor criticizes and Sharpay sabotages.
  • Ghostbusters: Peter Venkman (the Realist), Egon Spengler (the Cynic), Ray Stanz (the Optimist), and Winston Zeddemore (the Apathetic).
  • Inception: Cobb (the Cynic), Ariadne (the Optimist), Arthur (the Realist), Eames (the Apathetic), Yusef as second Apathetic by default as he's barely part of the group, and Saito is more of a Sixth Ranger than anything else.
  • The Indiana Jones films:
  • The four main adults in Mary Poppins: Mary Poppins (the Realist), George Banks (the Cynic), Winifred Banks (the Optimist), and Bert (the Apathetic).
  • Now And Then: Sam (the Cynic), Teeny (the Optimist), Chrissy (the Realistic), and Roberta (both Apathetic and Conflicted).
  • Reservoir Dogs gives us Messrs. White (the Optimist), Orange (the Realist), Pink (the Cynic) and Blonde (the Apathetic).
  • Star Trek:
    • Optimist: Kirk (ironically)
    • Cynics: Spock, Uhura
    • Realist: McCoy
    • Apathetics: Scotty, Chekov, Sulu
  • Star Wars (Original Trilogy): Luke (the Optimist), Leia (the Realist), Han (the Cynic), and Chewbacca (the Apathetic).
    • The prequels have Padme (the Optimist), Obi-Wan (the Realist), Anakin (the Cynic), and, curiously enough, Jar-Jar (the Apathetic).
  • Sucker Punch: An all-girl Version — Sweet Pea (the Cynic), Rocket (the Optimist), Baby Doll (the Realist), Amber (the Apathetic), and Blondie (the Conflicted).
  • Sunshine:
    • Cynical: Mace (wants to just pass the Icarus-I)
    • Optimistic: Searle (wants to board the Icarus-I) and Cassie (doesn't want Trey to die despite the cost otherwise)
    • Realistic: Capa and Trey (the only two who actually calculate and solve the Icarus-I situation)
    • Apathetic: Harvey (later prioritizes self preservation over Capa despite their actual uses)
    • Conflicted: Kaneda and Corazon (both generally neutral)
  • The Untouchables: Eliot Ness (the Realist), Jimmy Malone (the Cynic), George Stone (the Optimist), and Oscar Wallace (the Apathetic).
  • The Usual Suspects: McManus (the Cynic), Keaton (the Optimist), Fenster (the Apathetic), Hockney (the Realist), and Kint (the Conflicted).