Some films are just mind-puzzling while some take us to an unknown land. The spiritual movies that promote the human spirit and unveil the mystery of the universe catch the interest of the common populace. It’s time to solve the underlying meaning and get engaged in the unrealistic planet of movies.
Let’s dig into the world of human spirituality and watch the best spiritual movies:
The 2006 film is based on the bestselling novel, “The Way of The Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Milman. The movie does a beautiful job in translating the book’s approach towards grounded spirituality to the screen. The movie is something of a harmony between a sports movie and a movie about the human spirit. It captures Dan Milman’s inner struggles and hurdles towards becoming a national athlete. Dan in spite of having it all, from good grades, athletic body to the power of having unlimited sex; is challenged by “Socrates”. Socrates in the film is a gas station operator who along with having deep spiritual knowledge has physical capabilities that Dan dreams of. In order to achieve similar physical feats Dan becomes his disciple, yet hates his philosophical jargon. But when his aspirations are threatened at the fundamental level, Dan truly realises Socrates’ vision for himself.
This 2012 German – American film is based on David Mitchell’s popular novel of the same name. The story revolves around a soul that reincarnates itself throughout the story through time travel. It transforms from a killer to a hero in its journey through the webs of space and time. The film magnificently illustrates how several acts of kindness, no matter how big or small resonates throughout centuries to give birth to a revolution.
The story revolves around a young boy who through several spiritual struggles and sexual torment finally gains enlightenment. Deep in the wilderness at Korean nowhere, this young boy is raised with compassion and wisdom by his Buddhist master. Once he has grown up and has his sexual awakening he is engulfed by lust in the modern world where he fails to adapt. Sick and tired, he returns to his master and finally attains spiritual redemption.
Samsara offers fascinating visual and musical artistry that is plotted in the hills of Himalaya and Ladakh. It is a love story, painting magical spiritual thoughts about a Buddhist monk’s (Tashi) struggles to get divine enlightenment without a life of restriction. And also a woman’s struggle who wanted to keep her love, with an inquisitive work of art. Eventually, the film comes with beautiful messages too.
The Fountain starring Hugh Jackman and Racheal Weisz is a 2006 American fantasy romantic classic drama movie. It is beautifully evolved around three story lines. The search of immortality, the story of Dr Tom (Hugh Jackman) and his love towards his dying wife who desperately wanted to find a cure. The third is that of a space traveller, travelling in a moving bubble with a tree which is the only way for him to survive and a conquistador. All three stories are interrelated with each other. It is one of the best spiritual movies that speaks a lot about life.
The 1993 French-Italian spiritual drama movie is due in a search of a child who is believed to be a rebirth of a great Buddhist teacher. Some Buddhist monk from the monastery in Bhutan found a child named Jesse, a son of architecture and a teacher in Seattle. Two other candidates Raju and Gita undergo a test to prove that they are the reincarnated soul of the dead teacher. Later, Jesse’s mother tells a story about the dramatic life of Lord Buddha and his teachings to attain enlightenment through all sufferings.
7. K-Pax (2001)
The film is about a patient who believes that he is an alien and belongs to planet K-Pax. He claims to have journeyed to earth from his planet. Later, he was treated in a psychiatric institute in Manhattan by Dr Mark. The doctor cured him of his delusions. After some time, he becomes an inspiration to other patients and the psychiatrist. He started showing wondrous ability and knowledge.
The 1996 film revolves around a utopian planet that is smaller to Earth and Vincent Lindon, Serreau, Marion Cotillard and the great Yolande Moreau are featured in this fantastic creation. The denizens of Green Beautiful do not want to visit the Planet Earth as according to them, the Earth is in severe bad condition. The story upholds Mila’s journey to Earth as she wanted to dig know about her mother who happened to be an inhabitant of the Earth.
A technologically astonishing movie directed by the Wachowskis in 1999, starring Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. Matrix is a sci-fi movie where robots and humans are against each other. In an attempt to destroy robots, humans try to cut down the energy from the Sun by covering it with a thick layer. And they developed machines that use thermal and bio-energy to keep the human minds under control by simulating reality and creating a matrix.
10. Powder (1995)
Jeremy has incredible supernatural powers and the film revolves around him realising his full potential. When he was young his mother died after being struck by lightning in the pregnant condition. But Jeremy survived and he was raised by his grandparents. When his grandpa was found dead, he was taken to a boy’s hostel by a psychologist. The movie beautifully depicts Jeremy’s journey in mastering his superpowers and the cruel mentality of the society towards him.