10 Movies to Watch for Spiritual Growth

If you’re in the mood for mind bending awesomeness then these are the perfect movies for you. We’ve compiled an eclectic list of the Top 10 Spiritual Movie Must Sees, with titles that range from; light and fun, powerful and thought-provoking to dark and completely dystopian. 

1. The Matrix (1999)

IMDB Rating: 8.7

The Matrix isn’t just a badass dystopian sci-fi film starring Keanu Reeves, it is a powerful allegory to spiritual awakenings. Neo goes from living in the unawakened state (taking the blue pill) to experiencing the nature of reality (taking the red pill) as he experiences a powerful Ego death and rebirth into the true world. Although it was released in 1999, The Matrix still holds up both with the incredible storyline and visual graphics. It’s the type of movie that will have you questioning your reality.

2. Soul (2020)

IMDB Rating: 6.6 

This is one of the most incredibly deep animated movies we’ve ever seen. Soul follows the life of a music teacher named Joe who spends his entire life living in depression and regret, chasing his dream to become a famous musician. After falling into a manhole, Joe is transported to another realm. He is afforded the opportunity to live out his dreams, all to realise that he’s still unhappy. With Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey voicing the lead characters you know it’ll be good. This one is profound for the adults and a lot of fun for the kids, a perfect movie with an incredible message. 

3. The Secret (2006)

IMDB Rating: 5.6

If you’re ready to be awakened or would like to strengthen your belief in manifestation then “The Secret” is the perfect documentary for you. With heaps of hype amongst the spiritual community, The Secret, based on the book by Rhonda Byrne shares a powerful message on how we are the ultimate creators of our reality. 

4.The Truman Show (1998) 

IMDB Rather: 8.2 

Truman Burbank lives a pretty ordinary life until he starts to gradually realise that something isn’t right. He begins to question everything in his waking life and spirals to the threshold of madness. This Jim Carrey flick will make you question your reality, is life as we know it on earth real and if not…who’s watching? 

5. Samsara (2011)

IMDB Rating: 8.4 

Samsara is a powerful documentary filmed in 25 countries over 5 years. It takes us on a non-verbal journey through the immeasurable reaches of spirituality. You will explore the human experience across the world in a truly unique way, delving into themes of the ever turning wheel of life and the interconnected nature of humanity and nature. 

6. Avatar (2009)

IMDB Rating: 7.8 

If you haven’t already seen this thought-provoking blockbuster hit, then you’re missing out. A paraplegic marine subconsciously enters the body of an Avatar to infiltrate an alien colony on the planet Pandora. After getting to know these intelligent and spiritually advanced beings, he realises who the true enemy is. This powerful film explores themes of nature, spirituality, climate change, population and morality. If this is your first time watching Avatar you’re in luck, after 13 years James Cameron is ready to unleash Avatar 2 on the 16th of December 2022. 

7. I Origins (2014)

IMDB Rating: 7.3

If you’ve heard of the term “twin-flames” and are a sucker for romance then this science fiction romantic mind-bender is the perfect movie for you. It follows a molecular biologist and his laboratory partner as they uncover the secrets of the interconnectedness of humanity through the evolution of the eye. 

8. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

IMDB Rating: 7.8 

This one's for the astronomy buffs. Do you have an unmitigated fascination with the universe and question the nature of reality? This 4 part documentary explores the vibratory field of the universe and discovers that it is the centre of all spiritual experience.

9. Cloud Atlas (2012)

IMDB Rating: 7.4 

Cloud Atlas is an exploration of past lives, reincarnation and soulmates. It delves into the ripple effect of our actions and how one choice can be the catalyst for events that pulse across space and time. The reincarnation of souls has an inextricable tether that binds us for all time. 

10. I Am (2010)

IMDB Rating: 7.8

Tom Shadyac, a once successful comedian suffers a horrific brain injury that is the catalyst for a huge life change. You’ll see Tom embark on his spiritual awakening in real time as he seeks out spiritual leaders to answer the questions; what’s wrong with our world and what can we do to improve it? 

Final Thoughts:

Each of these incredible movies will resonate with everyone differently. There are 100s of incredible movies but we thought that this top 10 was a great diverse list with a little something for everyone. If you have any questions or opinions on this list visit our Instagram and drop us a line or contact us here. Enjoy movie night! 

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I went into the field of neuroscience not realising the profound connection between science, spirituality and ancient tradition. I share some fascinating connections between science and spirituality that will hopefully shift your perspective on what it means to be spiritual.