Watching movies and documentaries with spiritual themes can be a great way to get you introduced into the subject. They can serve as a gateway to spirituality, they can raise your interest, make you think, motivate and inspire you. I watched hundreds of films in my life, and here are the top 10 spiritual movies I would recommend.
I want to begin at my own beginnings. The first I would recommend is the one that started my own spiritual awakening: Zeitgeist Addendum. This is a 2 hour long documentary, the second installation of the Zeitgeist series. You shouldn’t take everything literally, because it definitely contains some speculation, but also much truth. Especially the first hour was interesting to me, which offered a down-to-earth and easily understandable explanation about the inner workings of the monetary system.
Even though I studied economics for 5 years, only after this movie did I really understand how finances work and what money truly is. This documentary snapped me out of the materialistic mindset that society conditioned me into. If you understand its message, it can easily do the same to you, too.
The second movie I recommend is also a documentary titled “What the Bleep Do We Know?”. While the first one was about money, this is about physics, especially quantum physics. My spiritual Master showed us this film at one of her seminars to help us become more open-minded. After watching this one, you’ll question your knowledge about the physical world, and realize that not everything is what it seems.
Another documentary made in a similar style is one that everybody knows: The Secret. This movie created tidal waves in the spiritual community when it was released. It made the concept of the law of attraction famous, and sparked the birth of a whole new spiritual subgenre. It inspired many other books, websites, videos and even paid online courses.
However, you have to be very careful with this one. Although the information is not incorrect per se, it is very much incomplete. The Secret is presented in such a way that it can be misleading for many people and lead to disappointment. It suggests that it is enough to just think and feel to make things happen, which is not true. After finishing this, you should also watch my video titled: “What’s missing from The Secret?”.
The fourth spiritual movie I recommend you to watch is American Beauty. Although it’s not explicitly spiritual, it has a great power to communicate the beauty and preciousness of life. This is the only movie that I cried on twice, and both times it elicited a so-called death moment, a moment when I experienced intense emotional death awareness.
Requiem for a Dream also falls on the more depressing side, in fact this is probably the most depressing movie I’ve ever watched. It vividly illustrates the many faces of addiction, and takes the scenarios to the worst possible outcomes. Ultimately, this movie also shows us how precious life really is, and how we shouldn’t live it.
The next one on the list is a classic from the novel of Dan Millman, the Peaceful Warrior. This is especially inspiring for the younger generation, and shows them the flaws of society that we normally take for granted. The biggest takeaway is that the journey is more important than the goal, and that our path should be the reward in itself.
Another great movie specifically geared towards the younger generation is Star Wars. George Lucas, the director of the film, developed the Force as a universal religious concept which would unite the essence of all religions. He stated that he wished to inspire a certain kind of spirituality in young audiences without endorsing a specific religion. Concepts of good and evil are clearly defined, and harmony is to be achieved through the balance of the Force.
Another blockbuster with a highly spiritual message was The Matrix, with Keanu Reeves in the lead role. This spectacular movie’s basic concept is that we are living in a kind of illusion veiled by our own minds and senses. The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over our eyes to blind us from the truth. This film is so incredible, because it makes us question the nature of our own reality and helps us to discover the prison of our own minds.
The 9th top spiritual movie I recommend you to watch is not so well-known like the others. It’s called The Fountain, and it’s about a dying girl and her relationship with her boyfriend / scientist who tries to stop her death. This is a beautiful movie about the acceptance of death, combined with spiritual enlightenment, and it was especially emotional when I watched it under the influence of psychedelics.
The last spiritual movie on the list is a true masterpiece by the Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain. It’s more than a movie, it’s a moving piece of art in its true sense. It’s a 3 hour long thrilling rollercoaster ride among ecstatic visions, shocking scenes and deep spiritual messages. I won’t ruin the surprise at the end, but I think it couldn’t have been any better. This movie truly gives back the surreal and paradoxical nature of the spiritual quest and its final conclusion.
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