Spiritually significant Films

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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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Youth Without Youth (2007)
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A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in World War II Europe, a professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. (124 mins.)
 
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What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary)
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"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown... (109 mins.)
 
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What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006 Documentary)
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Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality. (156 mins.)
 
5.
Valley of Flowers (2006)
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A greatest Asian love story, an unforgettable tale about passion, death and reincarnation. A mesmerizing Himalayan epic that spans two centuries, from the Silk Route of the early 19th century to the bustling metropolis of modern-day Tokyo. (155 mins.)
Director: Pan Nalin
 
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Hero (2002)
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A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ Hero is a story about the essence of heroism and the essence of mastery. The story is based on a profound dedication to fulfilling a goal, to the point of obsession and self-sacrifice, only to give it all up for a higher realization. ” - mironeldewilde
 
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The Island (2006)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. (112 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin
 
8.
Ashes and Snow (2005 Documentary)
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals. (63 mins.)
Director: Gregory Colbert
 
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The spiritual level of a film is given by the question it asks and strives to answer. The hero in A Kingdom of Heaven asks “God, what do you want from me?”. The rest of the film shows him acting with honour where depravity reigns, acting with hope where there is none to be seen, and acting with love without compromising his truth. ” - mironeldewilde
 
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The Bow (2005)
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On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard... (90 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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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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The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ The Matrices, and especially the original The Matrix are films that symbolically represent the spiritual reality and the spiritual path par excellence. It illustrates the idea of maya, the illusion of existence, the guru, the power of the mind, faith and love. ” - mironeldewilde
 
14.
Revolver (2005)
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Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
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After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ What Dreams May Come is a love story. True love transcends the limits of space and time, life and death. A man dies and suddenly finds himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. His adventures in the astral world are fantastic and the depiction of this 'dream' world is incredibly accurate, but this does not satisfy what is deep in his heart, and when she also leaves the physical, no sacrifice is to great to find her. ” - mironeldewilde
 
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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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Through the Eastern Gate (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary film about the aspirations, practices and ways of life of three young Westerners who follow three different eastern spiritual traditions. (52 mins.)
 
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Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001 Documentary)
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After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in 1963 for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India... (93 mins.)
Director: Mickey Lemle
 
19.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
20.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
“ Baraka is an epic poem about the beauty, intensity, sanctity and depravity of life on earth. It is a visual and musical journey across the planet and across levels of human existence to show that we miss the most important phenomenon of the day because we are just a small part of it. ” - mironeldewilde
 
21.
Bliss (1997)
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A newly married happy couple visits a sex therapist to determine why the wife can't achieve an orgasm with her husband. This causes a horrific suppressed memory to emerge and she becomes more and more distant. (103 mins.)
Director: Lance Young
“ Bliss is a story about the power of loving, controlled sexuality to penetrate the heart and heal deep wounds through bliss. Six months after marriage, a couple becomes dysfunctional, and the wife turns to an alternate form of sex therapy to the rage of her husband. After being reconciled with the therapist, he takes on a personal training program to develop sexual continence so he can help to heal her and save their marriage. The evolution of their relationship is profound. ” - mironeldewilde
 
22.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977 Mini-Series)
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels. (382 mins.)
 
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope... (122 mins.)
 
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The Eighth Day (1996)
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum. (118 mins.)
 
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The Game (1997)
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Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone... (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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After the Rain (1999)
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During a downpour, a generous ronin and his supporting wife are stranded at a country inn. The ronin comes to the attention of a lord who wants to hire him as an instructor for his men, who treat the ronin with disrespect. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Koizumi
 
27.
The Living Matrix (2009 Documentary)
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Our film, The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health... (85 mins.)
Director: Greg Becker
 
28.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010 Documentary)
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth. (75 mins.)
Director: Mitch Schultz
 
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Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
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G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance. (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
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Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
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Constantine (2005)
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Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a detective prove her sisters death was not a suicide, but something more. (121 mins.)
 
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ An amazing story of the power of transfiguration. ” - mironeldewilde
 
33.
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
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A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Leven
“ You are what you believe. ” - mironeldewilde
 
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ScaredSacred (2004 Documentary)
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In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage... (105 mins.)
Director: Velcrow Ripper
 
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Mystic Ball (2006 Documentary)
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What would drive a man to devote his life to a sport that no one else plays? At least nowhere outside Myanmar... (83 mins.)
Director: Greg Hamilton
 
36.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
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In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
 
37.
Into Great Silence (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France. (169 mins.)
Director: Philip Gröning
 
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Mr. Nobody (2009)
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A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)