These are the best spiritually awakening movies that I have seen. These movies have the power to initiate introspection on personal principles, morality, and goals – and foster long-lasting alterations in one’s outlook toward existence. Expect nothing short of enlightenment after binge-watching these poignant movies that help unravel some of life’s biggest puzzles, such as one’s values, spirituality, and role in this vast universe.
Also, check out our recommended list of spiritual documentaries. Read the post on Best Spiritual Documentaries To Watch
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Best Spiritually Awakening Movies (I have seen!!)
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“Undone” is an Amazon Studios animated television series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. Alma Winograd-Diaz, a 28-year-old woman who obtains the capacity to travel through time and space following a near-death experience, is the episode’s focus. Alma uses her newfound abilities to investigate her father’s death and her family’s murky past.
The series looks into significant issues such as mental illness, sorrow, and the meaning of reality. Its animation technique stands out, combining rotoscope animation with digital painting to produce a one-of-a-kind visual experience.
2. The Shack
Mackenzie “Mack” Phillips, the protagonist in “The Shack,” has been through a horrible life tragedy. Mack receives a weird letter one day inviting him to a remote home in the countryside to meet God.
Despite his reservations, Mack accepts the offer and travels to the shack. He meets three people who represent the three persons of the Trinity: God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
Mack confronts and processes his sadness and sorrow via profound dialogues with these personalities, while also learning more about God and his relationship with humanity.
3. Waking Life
Richard Linklater directed the experimental animated picture “Waking Life” in 2001. The video follows Wiley Wiggins, a young guy who walks through a series of dream-like interactions with diverse people who discuss philosophical and existential subjects such as the nature of reality, the meaning of life, and the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind.
The animation style of the film employs a method known as “rotoscoping,” in which live-action video is traced over and animated frame by frame, giving it a unique, surreal feel. Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Soderbergh, and Cornel West are among the film’s varied mix of performers and philosophers.
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, dubbed the Daniels, direct “Everything Everywhere All at Once” in 2022.
Evelyn Wang, a middle-aged Chinese immigrant, realizes she possesses remarkable abilities to enter and control parallel universes.
The film has gained critical accolades for its unique storytelling method, outstanding visual effects, and varied and inclusive ensemble.
5/ I Origins
Mike Cahill wrote and directed the 2014 science fiction drama film “I Origins.” The protagonist of the film is Dr. Ian Grey, a molecular biologist who is fascinated by the human eye and its origins. Ian and Karen, his lab colleague, set out to study the evolution of the eye by incorporating the genetic composition of other animals.
Ian’s life turns unexpectedly when he meets Sofi, a stunning and intriguing woman who questions his scientific beliefs and worldview. After a whirlwind connection, Sofi dies in a terrible accident, leaving Ian bereaved and pondering the meaning of life, death, and the universe.
6/ Cloud Atlas
With a unique structure and interweaving narratives, the film explores six diverse timelines spanning from the ancient past to a distant future. Each character’s journey sheds light on universal themes of interconnection, causality, and the power of our choices to shape the world.
As we delve deeper into each character’s experiences, we witness the far-reaching consequences of their actions, rippling through time and space to impact the lives of others in unexpected ways. The film challenges us to consider how our actions can have a profound impact on the world around us, both now and in the future.
In “Conversations With God,” Henry Czerny portrays Walsch, a character struggling with various challenges that prompt him to question the value and meaning of his life.
In desperation, he begins to write a letter to God and unexpectedly receives a response in the form of an inner voice that he refers to as “the voice.”
As Walsch engages in thought-provoking dialogues with this voice, he gains insight into his identity, the universe, and the purpose of his existence. With his spiritual growth, Walsch transforms into a bestselling author, a mentor to many seeking divine truth, and an advocate for a life enriched with compassion, love, and significance.
8. The Fountain
Darren Aronofsky’s science fiction movie “The Fountain” was released in 2006. Three interrelated narratives from several eras—the 16th century, the present, and the far future—are presented in the film.
A Spanish conquistador named Tomas journeys to the New World in the 16th century in pursuit of the Tree of Life in the hopes that its curative abilities may prevent the death of his queen, Isabel.
Tommy Creo, a medical researcher, is frantically searching for a treatment for his wife’s terminal brain tumor in the present. In the far future, Tom, a space traveler, attempts to reach a dying star in the hopes of reviving it by traveling through space in a massive bubble with a tree.
9. The Matrix
“The Matrix,” a science fiction film directed by the Wachowskis released in 1999, is set in a dark future where sentient machines have constructed a virtual environment in which humans are trapped.
Neo, a programmer, discovers the truth and joins forces with a rebel organisation to battle their robotic overlords and reclaim their freedom. The film examines concepts of reality, identity, and control through magnificent action sequences and ground-breaking visual effects.
10. Peaceful Warrior
The 2006 drama movie “Peaceful Warrior” is based on Dan Millman’s book “Way of the Peaceful Warrior.” Dan Millman, a gifted gymnast who has everything he could possibly want yet still feels unfulfilled, is the main character of the film. He meets Socrates, a strange petrol station employee, one night, who becomes his mentor and teaches him the value of being in the moment and discovering inner calm.
As Dan practices with Socrates, he discovers that the path to ultimate pleasure is not one of material advancement but one of spiritual development and self-realization. Dan gains the ability to let go of his ego and live a more fulfilled life as a result of his experiences. The movie investigates issues of spirituality, personal development, and the power of the mind.
More spiritually awakening movies:
- The Butterfly Effect
- Donny Darko
- The Celestine Prophecy (2016)
- Little Buddha
- 7 Years In Tibet
- What Dreams May Come
- Avatar: The Last Airbender (Tv series)
- Doctor Strange
- Midnight Special
- Power (1995)
- An Interview With God (2018)
- Eat Pray Love (2010)
- Life of Pi (2012)
- Midnight Special
- Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
- The Laws of the Sun
What are your favorite spiritually awakening movies? let me know by leaving a comment below.