Movies about God, Spirituality, Metaphysics, and Humanity

A list of some of the many films touch on the nature of God, both humorous and serious, reverent and irreverent.
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1.
Oh, God! (1977)
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When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world. (98 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
2.
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan. (94 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
3.
Oh, God! You Devil (1984)
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George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan... (97 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
4.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ God decides to take a vacation and Bruce is his stand-in. ” - danielendy
 
5.
Evan Almighty (2007)
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God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood. (96 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ An average modern-day guy is inspired to build an Ark. ” - danielendy
 
6.
Dogma (1999)
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An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven. (130 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
7.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ A man discovers what life would have been like if he had never been born. ” - danielendy
 
8.
Defending Your Life (1991)
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In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting. (112 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
“ A hilarious imagining of the afterlife. ” - danielendy
 
9.
Michael (1996)
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Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ An angel comes to earth. ” - danielendy
 
10.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ A man learns what really matters by reliving the same day. ” - danielendy
 
11.
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
“ A man experiences the afterlife but he's missing the love of his life. ” - danielendy
 
12.
Phenomenon (1996)
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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ A man becomes brilliant beyond belief and people don't know how to react to him. ” - danielendy
 
13.
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.)
“ A man discovers that reality is an illusion. ” - danielendy
 
14.
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. (88 mins.)
Director: Goran Dukic
 
15.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
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Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ The grim reaper decides to see what life is like. ” - danielendy
 
16.
Wings of Desire (1987)
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
17.
Ghost (1990)
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After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic. (127 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
“ A man comes back as a spirit to save the love of his life. ” - danielendy
 
18.
Dragonfly (2002)
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A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
19.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ The epic film that brought the old testament to life. ” - danielendy
 
20.
Life of Brian (1979)
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Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ The humorous story of a reluctant messiah. ” - danielendy
 
21.
Contact (1997)
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ An interstellar transmission is decoded and an astronaut learns the truth about reality. ” - danielendy
 
22.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)
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On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park... (180 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kramer
 
23.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner. (108 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
24.
The Man from Earth (2007)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
25.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
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A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ A man discovers the unexpected about life and the afterlife. ” - danielendy
 
26.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ In the midst of historic inhumanity one man decides to do what he can. ” - danielendy
 
27.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ The power of peace overcoming the power of war. ” - danielendy
 
28.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
29.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (148 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
30.
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
 
31.
Hereafter (2010)
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A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways. (129 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ What happens when a man can't control his connection to the spirit world. ” - danielendy
 
32.
The Tree of Life (2011)
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The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
33.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ A brilliant man's search for meaning. ” - danielendy
 
34.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
35.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ What are the limits of destiny? Are we truly free? ” - danielendy
 
36.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
37.
Conversations with God (2006)
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Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author. (109 mins.)
Director: Stephen Simon
“ A man begins a conversation with God that changes his life and the lives of many others. ” - danielendy
 
38.
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
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An adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest. (99 mins.)
 
39.
Messiah (2001 Mini-Series)
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare. (152 mins.)
 
40.
Resurrection (1980)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
41.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)