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1. Beyond Our Differences (2008)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

With all of the problems facing the world today -- war, poverty, weapons, environmental degradation, starvation, overpopulation and severe desperation among millions -- people are longing ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bisanz | Stars: Mouneer Anis, Karen Armstrong, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Brian Baird

Votes: 66

3. Unity (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Monson | Stars: Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood

Votes: 697

6. Mythic Journeys (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

An inventive fusion of documentary, story, artwork and animation. Despite the fact that myth has always existed, surprisingly few people today are aware of even the classic myths or the ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Boe, Whitney Boe | Stars: Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Lance Henriksen, Steven Aizenstat

Votes: 119

7. The Big Question (2009)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

A troubled man bursts into your child's schoolhouse. Without warning, he chases out all the boys and lines the girls up. Then he begins to shoot them one by one. For decades your people's ... See full summary »

Director: Vince DiPersio | Stars: Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhát Hanh, Helen Prejean, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Votes: 12

8. One: The Movie (2005)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, War

In a divided post 9-11 world, first-time filmmaker Ward Powers asks life's ultimate questions of world renowned spiritual leaders and ordinary people. ONE: The Movie weaves the diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Ward Powers | Stars: Scott Carter, Mantak Chia, Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass

Votes: 157

9. Ancient Mysteries (1994–1998)

45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

Ancient Mysteries is a documentary television series that deals with historical mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Kathleen Turner, Carole Fontaine, Graham Hancock

Votes: 129

10. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 7,501

11. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Mike Rowe

Votes: 4,334

12. Soul of Healing (2003 TV Movie)

60 min

Join Deepak Chopra, M.D. in an exploration of scientific medicine and the healing wisdom traditions of the world. Bringing to life the underlying promise that healing, wholeness and that ... See full summary »

Director: David Holbrooke | Star: Deepak Chopra

Votes: 6

13. Secret Space Volume III (2011 Video)

Documentary

Three years in the making, this is a feature length documentary with dozens of rarely or never-before seen UFO clips. CHRIS EVERARD, has visited 200+ crop circles & he describes the ancient... See full summary »

Director: Chris Everard

14. 1 Giant Leap (2002)

155 min | Documentary, Music

Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto | Stars: Asha Bhosle, Whirimako Black, Tim Booth, Duncan Bridgeman

Votes: 362

15. 3 Magic Words (2010)

TV-G | 71 min | Documentary

A woman awakens with amnesia after a suicide attempt, and her quest to find the meaning of life introduces her to a great spiritual philosophy. Her self-discovery becomes a real-life primer in new age consciousness.

Director: Michael H. Perlin | Stars: Gabriella Ethereal, Debbie Ford, Gudni Gudnason, Nassim Haramein

Votes: 57

16. A Simple Rhythm (2010)

56 min | Documentary, Music

"A Simple Rhythm" is a philosophical exploration about rhythm and synchronization. Utilizing recorded conversations with interview subjects including Mathematical Theorist Steven H. ... See full summary »

Director: Tess Girard

Votes: 8

17. A Moment on Earth (2007 Video)

Documentary

60 international filmmakers capture the worlds' first simultaneous moment in a motion picture medium.

Director: Jereme Axelrod

Votes: 13

18. After Life (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy

91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 8,283 | Gross: $0.80M

19. Bloody Mondays & Strawberry Pies (2008)

80 min | Documentary

A substantial part of life is claimed by boredom. Beauty, love, work.. sometimes it just isn't worth getting out of bed. A girl in a strawberry pie factory, a stressed desert nomad, a Wall ... See full summary »

Director: Coco Schrijber | Star: John Malkovich

Votes: 118

20. BreakThrough: A Conscious Documentary (2010 Video)

74 min | Documentary, Biography

What if there is more to life than what people are seeing? What if people could break through the barriers that keep them in their current state of suffering into the full glory of their ... See full summary »

Directors: Michal Abney, Jaimes McNeal

Votes: 5

21. Discover the Gift (I) (2010)

PG | 105 min | Documentary

Within each of us, there are special Gifts simply awaiting discovery. The sense of joy, power, fulfillment, freedom, and unconditional love that we experience in our lives is directly ... See full summary »

Directors: Demian Lichtenstein, Markus Canter, Mason Canter | Stars: David 'Avacado' Wolfe, Stacey Alysson, Greg Apparcel, Janet Bray Attwood

Votes: 46

22. Transversais (2008)

54 min | Documentary

Different forms of seeing the world. The boundaries formed between social and cultural differences. Religion, politics and behavior on the day to day basis through the eyes of political analysts and chosen individuals.

Director: Guilherme Castro | Stars: Guy Sorman, Jorge Castañeda, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Patrick Dixon

Votes: 29

23. Finding Joe (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

A truly inspirational film, Finding Joe explores the studies of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell. Take a journey through the human psyche and discover the pattern hidden in every story.

Director: Patrick Takaya Solomon | Stars: Chungliang Al Huang, Rebecca Armstrong, Deepak Chopra, Alan Cohen

Votes: 237 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Free the Mind (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure

51 Metascore

In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and ... See full summary »

Director: Phie Ambo | Stars: Richard Davidson, Emma Seppala, John Osborne, Deborah Alagna

Votes: 312 | Gross: $0.16M

25. Life Extended (2009)

57 min | Documentary

Scientific and philosophical perspectives on life, and the quest for immortality.

Directors: Lars Bergström, Mats Bigert | Stars: Fujinami Genshin Ajari, Jonathan Ames, Shûsaku Arakawa, Antoine Berner

Votes: 10

26. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,222 | Gross: $1.57M

28. Awakening World (2012)

40 min | Documentary

What fuels an AWAKENING WORLD? That's what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover by exploring questions at the core of human fulfillment from "what is love?" to "what is the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Siegel | Stars: Eugenio Lopez Alonso, Ed Begley Jr., Andy Behrman, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 18

29. Nobelity (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

A look at the future and how to solve global problems such as poverty and the environmental degradation through a series of interviews with Nobel Prize winners.

Director: Turk Pipkin | Stars: Wangari Maathai, Turk Pipkin, Joseph Rotblat, Amartya Sen

Votes: 73

30. One Day on Earth (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

A documentary that captures the same 24-hour period throughout every country in the world.

Director: Kyle Ruddick | Star: Vincent Miedema

Votes: 369

31. Not in God's Name: In Search of Tolerance with the Dalai Lama (2007)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

Currently religious fanaticism is on the rise worldwide. Director Paula Fouce ventures into the madrassas and centers of 8 faiths, and meets moderate Muslims as well as hard-liners. NOT IN ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Fouce | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Georg Feuerstein, H.H. Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa, Joseph Prabhu

Votes: 20

32. People v. The State of Illusion (2012)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

A compelling docudrama that explores the science and power of perception and imagination through the most important trial you will ever witness.

Director: Scott Cervine | Stars: Amy Baklini, Tad Jones, Kevin Owen McDonald, J.B. Tuttle

Votes: 38 | Gross: $0.04M

33. One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? (2008 Video)

Documentary

One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It's an... See full summary »

Directors: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Stewart Copeland, Bhagavan Das

Votes: 135

34. One Peace at a Time (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

Filmed in 20 countries, with the insights of Nobel Laureates: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve Chu (Nobel Prize Physics and President Obama's Secretary of Energy) & Desmond Tutu (... See full summary »

Director: Turk Pipkin | Stars: Donna Berber, Philip Berber, Caroline Boudreaux, Steve Chu

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Peace One Day (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

The story of Jeremy Gilley's attempts to persuade the global community via the United Nations to sanction officially a day without conflict; a ceasefire day; a global day of Peace.

Director: Jeremy Gilley | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Jeremy Gilley, Judi Dench

Votes: 132

36. Project Happiness (2011)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Family

Happiness, I want more! From the alleys of Nigeria and the beaches of California to the mountains of India, ordinary young people lead us on an extraordinary journey to explore the nature ... See full summary »

Director: John Sorensen | Stars: Nina Castanon, The Dalai Lama, Richard Davidson, Richard Gere

Votes: 20

37. Quantum Mind of God (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

What is the meaning of existence? Is there a Grand Architect? Is there an ultimate truth searched for by countless generations and lost in the mists of time? Today we have a new science, a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Gardiner | Star: Philip Gardiner

Votes: 6

38. ReGeneration (2010)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

ReGENERATION explores the inherent cynicism found in many of today's youth and young adults, and the influences that perpetuate our culture's apathetic approach to social and political ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Montgomery | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Ryan Gosling, Talib Kweli, Jay Walker

Votes: 211

39. Reconvergence (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

Reconvergence offers an intriguing exploration of mortality, consciousness and identity in the modern age from the perspectives of four distinct characters: a naturalist, a neuroscientist, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Tyndall | Stars: Eustace Conway, Preston Estep III, S. Waite Rawls III, Preston Roberts

Votes: 54

40. Serotonin Rising (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A revolution of good deeds positively changing the planet. In a groundbreaking experiment, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that humans are hard-wired to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Perri | Stars: Bill LeVasseur, Michelle Tuttle, Roxy King, Don Kraus

Votes: 28

41. ScaredSacred (2004)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's ... See full summary »

Director: Velcrow Ripper | Stars: Mehboob Bi, Satinath Sarangi, Aki Ra, Amina Bejovic

Votes: 218

42. Take It with You (2012)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

In April 2009, Bryce Lemon and his sister Alyssa departed on what they hoped would be a spiritual journey around the world. But what they found was more human and real. From the Maleku ... See full summary »

Director: Bryce J. Lemon | Stars: Alyssa Lemon, Bryce J. Lemon

Votes: 24

43. The Anatomy of Hate (2009)

86 min | Documentary

Reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ramsdell | Stars: Justin Barrett, Kerry Noble, Terrence Deacon, Fred Phelps

Votes: 113

44. The Atheism Tapes (2004– )

Documentary

Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.

Stars: Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin McGinn

Votes: 366

45. The Big Question (2004)

PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary

53 Metascore

What are the first existential queries that lead us to question the absolute and consult teachers, parents, priests or older siblings? "The Big Question" is based on an idea that is very ... See full summary »

Directors: Francesco Cabras, Alberto Molinari | Stars: Mel Gibson, Monica Bellucci, Sergio Albelli, Toni Bertorelli

Votes: 138 | Gross: $0.00M

46. The Human Experience (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Francis Kinnane | Stars: Jeffrey Azize, Clifford Azize, Michael Campo, Matthew Sanchez

Votes: 890

47. The End of Time (2012)

TV-G | 109 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Explores our perception of time.

Director: Peter Mettler | Stars: Peter Mettler, Freya Blekman, Richie Hawtin, George Mikenberg

Votes: 334 | Gross: $0.00M

48. The Invocation (2010)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

An exploration of the notion of 'God' and World Peace through Religion, Spirituality, History, Science, Politics and Arts.

Director: Emmanuel Itier | Stars: Karen Armstrong, Michael Beckwith, Mustapha Cherif, Deepak Chopra

Votes: 100

49. The Nature of Existence (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

41 Metascore

Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Aha, Javed Akhtar

Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.05M

50. The Prophet (2011)

75 min | Documentary

A documentary essay illustrating Gibran's themes of love, life and loss.

Director: Gary Tarn | Star: Thandie Newton

Votes: 65