Buddhism in Movies

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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Samsara (2001)
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A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's... (145 mins.)
Director: Pan Nalin
 
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Kundun (1997)
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From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems. (134 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
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Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan... (137 mins.)
Director: Yong-Kyun Bae
 
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The Cup (1999)
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While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India... (93 mins.)
Director: Khyentse Norbu
 
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Little Buddha (1993)
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Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad... (123 mins.)
 
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Zen (2009)
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'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago... (127 mins.)
 
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Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
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Amongst White Clouds (2005 Documentary)
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A journey exploring the practices of Chinese hermits living in the Zhongnan Mountains. (86 mins.)
 
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Buddha's Lost Children (2006 Documentary)
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Buddha's Lost Children is a feature-length documentary film about a Thai Buddhist monk who - armed only... (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Verkerk
 
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Wheel of Time (2003 Documentary)
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. (81 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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The Dhamma Brothers (2008 Documentary)
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East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's... (76 mins.)
 
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Unmistaken Child (2008 Documentary)
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In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa... (102 mins.)
Director: Nati Baratz
 
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Doing Time, Doing Vipassana (1997 Documentary)
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This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take... (52 mins.)
Stars: Kiran Bedi
 
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The Buddha (2010 Documentary)
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After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious... (120 mins.)
Director: David Grubin
 
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Shaolin (2011)
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After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. (131 mins.)
Director: Benny Chan