10 Best Spiritual Movies That You Should Watching Update 07/2024

Best Spiritual Movies

This Weekend’s Top Ten Spiritual Films

People tend to slow down during the winter months, spend more time at home, and watch a good movie at night.

Using this selection of spiritual movies can help you relax and feel enlightened.

1. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

The documentary genre
Summary: This film, featuring the wisdom of one of the world’s most well-known spiritual teachers, tackles some of the most pressing issues of our time with video and views from travels throughout India and the Middle East.

2. Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Documentary is the type of film that it is.
In the 1920s, a Hindu swami named Yogananda brought yoga and meditation to the West, and this film tells his biography through authentic footage and interviews.

3. Dying to Know (2014)

Dying to Know (2014)

The documentary genre
This documentary explores the friendship between Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, which lasted for more than half a century. As Alpert makes his way to the East, he becomes Ram Dass, a spiritual guru who shares Alpert’s views on life and death.

4. The Five People You Meet in Heaven(2004)

Type: Dramatic, fantastic
The only way out of purgatory for a maintenance worker is to confront five people from his past.

5. Gandhi (1982)

Gandhi (1982)

Biographical/History/Drama genres
Ben Kingsley plays Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s nonviolent effort to overthrow British authority in the country, in this biographical drama.

6. Happy (2011)

The documentary genre
From the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia and the towns of Okinawa, Happy investigates the mysteries of happiness and what it takes to keep it.

7. I Am (2010)

I Am (2010)

The documentary genre
Filmmaker Tom Shadyac, the mastermind behind the hit comedies Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty, discusses his road to recovery following a serious bike crash. As a result of his journey, he gains a newfound purpose: to share his personal awakening with the world, and to consider how he (and we all) may make the world a better place to live.

8. Kung Fu Panda Series (2008, 2011, 2016)

A martial arts cartoon with an animated plot.
Po Ping, a panda, is on a journey to become the Dragon Warrior. These beloved family films, which have basic spiritual teachings wrapped in hilarity and good fun, are perennial favorites with viewers of all ages.

9. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

a dramatic work
A chance encounter between Olympic candidate Dan Millman and a gas station attendant changes his outlook on life and his goals as an athlete.

10. The Way (2010)

a dramatic work
Emilio Estevez directed, produced, and wrote this film, which stars his father Martin Sheen as the 1,000-year-old pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago in Spain.