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20 Spiritual Awakening Movies That Will Evolve Your Consciousness

For those of you who are interested in expanding your consciousness, understanding the universe, and discovering the ways you can experience life, spiritual awakening movies are perfect.

Not only do they allow you to broaden your mental horizons, but they also let you truly dive into your own life.

We won’t lie to you — this can be terrifying. But ultimately, you will become better in touch with yourself and those around you because of it.

Having said all of this, spiritual awakening movies are not for everyone.

Indeed, not all films are made for everyone!

So, it’s a matter of trial and error to find the ones that best suit you.

We are going to discuss these movies that will make you rethink your perspective and spiritual attitudes:

  1. The Truman Show
  2. Peaceful Warrior
  3. Into the Wild
  4. Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith
  5. I Origins
  6. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  7. I Am
  8. The Shift
  9. The Fountain
  10. Groundhog Day
  11. The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  12. The Matrix
  13. Seven Years in Tibet
  14. The Shack
  15. Milarepa
  16. The Celestine Prophecy
  17. The Way
  18. Cloud Atlas
  19. Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
  20. Mr. Nobody

Some of these films can be found on Netflix. But for others, you will have to dive into the depths of Amazon Video and possibly even your local secondhand electronic shop!

Whichever way you decide to watch these masterpieces, we’re sure your life will change for the better afterward. 

Let’s jump right in.

List Of 20 Spiritual Awakening Movies:

#1 The Truman Show (1998)

Released on June 5, 1998, Peter Weir’s ‘The Truman Show’ was the year’s 11th highest-grossing film behind Armageddon, Saving Private Ryan, and Godzilla.

The action takes place on a large set populated by actors for a reality television program broadcast live around the clock worldwide about Truman Burbank until he discovers the truth and decides to escape.

#2 Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Set at U.C. Berkeley, ‘Peaceful Warrior’ stars Scott Mechlowicz as a troubled but talented gymnast who meets a spiritual guide portrayed by Nick Nolte.

The film is based on the 1980 novel Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman and directed by Victor Salva.

#3 Into the Wild (2007)

‘Into the Wild’ is based on the true-life story of Christopher McCandless who was portrayed by actor Emile Hirsch. ‘Into the Wild’ grossed more than $56 million worldwide.

#4 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ is the final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It stars Frank Oz, Kenny Baker, Ewan McGregor, Anthony Daniels, Natalie Portman, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McDiarmid, and Hayden Christensen.

The film was written and directed by George Lucas. 

#5 I Origins (2014)

It is a SF romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Cahill.

‘I Origins’ story centers on a New York-based molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye.

#6 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003)

It is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk about the life of a Buddhist monk as he passes through the seasons of his life, from childhood to old age.

The director said about the film:

”I intended to portray the joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure of our lives through four seasons and through the life of a monk who lives in a temple on Jusan Pond surrounded only by nature.”

#7 I Am (2010)

The film was financed by donations from over 400 different people around the world.

‘I Am’ consists of four short films:

  • Omar
  • Afia
  • Abhimanyu
  • Megha.

Each film is based on real-life stories. 

#8 The Shift (2009)

 In ‘The Shift,’ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning.

#9 The Fountain (2006)

‘The Fountain’ consists of three storylines involving immortality. It stars Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman and was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

#10 Groundhog Day (1993)

In ‘Groundhog Day,’ Bill Murray portrays Phil Connors, a cynical TV weatherman, who becomes trapped in a time loop forcing him to relive February 2 repeatedly.

The film also stars Robin Duke, Chris Elliott, Rick Overton, Rick Ducommun, Andie MacDowell, Angela Paton, Marita Geraghty, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

#11 The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

The movie is inspired from a novel with the same name that follows the life and death of a man who is killed and sent to heaven.

#12 The Matrix (1999)

‘The Matrix’ depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality created by intelligent machines.

The film stars Joe Pantoliano, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, and Keanu Reeves.

#13 Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

It is based on the 1952 book of the same name that was written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet between 1939 and 1951. It stars Brad Pitt and David Thewlis.

#14 The Shack (2017)

The film stars Tim McGraw, Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara, Alice Braga, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene, Octavia Spencer, and Sam Worthington.

‘The Shack’ is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by William P. Young, and it takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. 

#15 Milarepa (2006)

It is a 2006 film about the life of the Tibetan tantric yogi, Milarepa.

Milarepa’ was shot in the Spiti Valley, high in the Himalayas in the Zanskar region close to the border between India and Tibet. 

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#16 The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

‘The Celestine Prophecy’ is based on James Redfield’s best-selling novel of the same name. 

It follows John Woodson who tracks down an ancient Peruvian manuscript containing Nine Insights.

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#17 The Way (2010)

‘The Way’ promotes the traditional pilgrimage and honors the Camino de Santiago. It stars Renée Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen, James Nesbitt, Deborah Kara Unger, and Martin Sheen.

It was directed, produced, and written by Emilio Estevez.

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#18 Cloud Atlas (2012)

‘Cloud Atlas’ has multiple plots occurring during six different eras in time. Some of the stars in the film are Jim Broadbent, Halle Berry, and Tom Hanks.

It was written and directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer.

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#19 Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (Nosso Lar) (2010)

‘Astral City: A Spiritual Journey’ (Portuguese: Nosso Lar) is based on the book of the same name by the medium Francisco Cândido Xavier.

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#20 Mr. Nobody (2009)

It tells the life story of Nemo Nobody, a 118-year-old man who is the last mortal on Earth. The film stars Juno Temple, Toby Regbo, Natasha Little, Rhys Ifans, Linh Dan Pham, Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley, and Jared Leto.

‘Mr. Nobody’ uses nonlinear narrative and the multiverse hypothesis style.

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Tuesday 11th of October 2022

Thank you so much, for putting together this list, I've been making my way through it and couldn't have asked for s better chronology!

I stumble upon this Brazilian movie, which I think after viewing, it would fit perfectly in this list: The Dreamseller.


Saturday 24th of April 2021

What Dreams May Come (1998) with Robin Williams is best film on reincarnation ever made, really surprised it is not on your list. Somewhere in Time (1980) with Christopher Reeve is also good. So many other films about relationships through many lifetimes.

Tana Hartman Thorn

Wednesday 4th of August 2021


Loved What Dreams May Come!

Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire is another one of my favorites.