Anyone interested in expanding their mind is likely to be drawn to spiritual movies. There is just something about this diverse genre that makes it unique. Sometimes, we all need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. The following best spiritual movies of all time will help you get in touch with your spiritual side.
15. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
One of the best spiritual movies of all time is Seven Years in Tibet. Released in 1997, this film is set from 1939 to 1951 with the Second World War as the main backdrop. It is more than just a biographical war drama.
The movie has been directed by Jean-Jacques and stars Brad Pitt. It follows an Austrian mountain climber who becomes friends with the Dalai Lama, a toddler at that time, and tells the story of Tibet’s annexation by China. There are plenty of lessons to learn from the movie.
14. The Fountain (2006)
To understand our spiritual side, we need to learn more about the experiences of others and this is something that The Fountain does rather well. It stars Hugh Jackman and is an epic love drama that aims to help one find meaning in life.
The movie tells the story of a man who strives to rescue his lover for a thousand years. The visual richness of the movie highlights the universal patterns and touches on how life and death can be reconciled.
13. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
The Prince of Egypt is an animated musical film produced by DreamWorks Animation that is based on the Book of Exodus and tells the spiritual story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
The film featured state-of-the-art animation at the time of its release, a powerful and moving musical score composed by Hans Zimmer, and also featured the voice acting of several top actors like Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sandra Bullock.
12. Cloud Atlas (2012)
Cloud Atlas is an epic tale that covers how the cosmos are linked to a series of events. The 2012 sci-fi movie was created by the Wachowski brothers and stars High Grant and Tom Hanks.
After the future, past, and present collide, the direction of life is changed by a group of ancient people. The events that follow will make you think about everything in life.
11. I Origins (2014)
To make sense of life, we need science. This is why I Origins proved to be a big hit when it was released in 2014. The sci-fi love film allows us to get in touch with our spirituality.
It follows a molecular biologist who researches how the human eye has evolved with his assistant, Karen. As they unravel the truth, their lives change for good.
10. Samsara (2001)
Released back in 2001, Samsara is an independent film that stars Sean Coo. After meditating for 36 months, a man reevaluates what he enjoys about life. His story of self-discovery is one that you need to witness if you constantly feel low and drained out.
Set in Ladakh, it involves the renouncing of this world and finding spiritual enlightenment while a woman struggles to keep her balance. The surprise ending makes it worth watching.
9. Mr. Nobody (2009)
Mr. Nobody is a movie about humans becoming immortal and the last mortal on Earth by the name of Nemo. It covers his life experiences as he shares them with a reporter and explains everything that has happened to him.
The 118-year-old talks about how he separated from his parents, became infatuated multiple times, and how everything runs parallel to one another.
8. Inception (2010)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception is a movie that will leave you intrigued. Released in 2010, it follows the story of a professional thief who makes a living by stealing secrets through the use of dream-infiltrating technology.
He has to give an idea to a CEO to complete a task in his dream and come back to the real world without getting sucked into his dream for good.
7. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring (2003)
The South Korean movie revolves around a Buddhist apprentice who is trained at a monastery away from the city.
However, when meets a girl and becomes infatuated, he accompanies her and enters the modern world which seems completely different from what he is used to.
6. Matrix (1999)
Matrix was released in 1999 and written by the Wachowskis. The movie follows Keanu Reeves as he lives in a dystopian future where humanity is trapped in a simulated world called the matrix.
When Neo finds the truth, a computer hacker who is considered a terrorist contacts him. Neo confronts the computer programmers and tries to make sense of the dystopian world in the movie.
5. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven is based on the NY Times best-seller. It explores the interconnectedness between everything including life and death. Eddie is an aging handyman who dies while trying to save a child from death.
Upon his last breath, he finds himself in heaven where he is reunited with people who played a huge role in his life on earth.
4. Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Peaceful Warrior is also based on a novel by the same name. It is a movie that will spiritually inspire viewers. It tells the tale of a straight-A student and all-star athlete and how a motorcycle accident causes him great agony and how he fights to learn how to walk again.
The movie does a great job of teaching how to deal with mental challenges.
3. The Life of PI (2012)
A man battles to remain alive without losing his mind while on a boat. He is stranded at sea and experiences various facets of his psyche.
On top of this, his odds are made worse as he has a Bengal tiger and a hyena onboard. As the story unfolds, viewers will experience their minds unfolding.
2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Milan Kundera is possibly one of the best novelists out there. His novel was made into a movie with the same name and covers questions about our soul, purpose, love, and existence.
It weaves everything together perfectly.
1. Conversations with God (2006)
Conversations with God is a 2006 film that brought Neil Donald Walsh’s book to life.
The timeless classic is a heart-warming and soul-satisfying film that covers the riches that can only be brought by communicating with God.
- The 12 Commandments (1956)
- The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
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