Films about those who have dared to face the unknown, but with varying degrees of success.
1. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
This is a thought-provoking video on cultural struggle, power, development, and the grave consequences of messianic thinking.
2. Black Robe (1991)
A timeless spiritual masterpiece set in the wilds of Canada in the 17th century.
3. Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death (2005)
One of the most horrifying documentaries ever made about King Leopold II’s ruthless colonialism, which resulted in genocide in the Congo.
4. Embrace of the Serpent (2016)
As based on the travel journals of German and American explorers, this work of art crosses cultural boundaries to address spiritually significant topics, such as shamanism and the relationship between “the other” and the Amazonian jungle.
5. The Emerald Forest (1985)
An Amazonian jungle tribe with an eco-ethic faces out against a modern corporate empire that only sees advancement as a measure of success in this drama.
6. End of the Spear (2006)
It is based on the true story of missionaries working with indigenous tribes in Ecuadorian jungles and is a spiritually inspiring film about Christian road of nonviolence’s strength and compassion.
7. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Artwork depicting a wild-eyed dreamer’s exploits in the Amazon.
8. Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
The story of Dian Fossey, a primatologist who goes on a campaign to save gorillas from extinction in Africa.
9. The Jungle Book (2016)
The story of a little boy’s journey to identify where he belongs in the Indian forest.
10. King Kong (2005)
A classic adventure tale that pits mankind against an odd foe and has a beautiful lady who transforms even the most ferocious beast into something beautiful simply by falling in love with it.
11. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
a journey that combines the fantastical with the everyday in order to explore the transcendental nature of love and freedom.
12. The Lost City of Z (2017)
An engrossing quest film on the risky Amazon rainforest journeys of a British adventurer.
13. The Mission (1986)
Latin American Jesuit missions are endangered by their religious order, European settlers’ predatory racism, and colonial political pressures in this spiritually literate classic set in eighteenth-century South America.
14. Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Enthralling narrative of Richard Burton and John Speke’s quest to discover the source of the Nile in Africa…
15. Queen of the Desert (2017)
Epic biography of English explorer, polymath, and Middle Eastern political analyst Gertrude Bell.