Esoteric, Occultists, Spiritist & Self-knowledge, History Of The Religions Movies

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1. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 161,491 | Gross: $17.80M

2. The Zohar Secret (2016)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Max finds himself in possession of an ancient scroll that describes the entire history of humankind from beginning to end. Seeking to use the information for his own gain, Max triggers the mechanism that begins influencing his own life.

Director: Vladek Zankovsky | Stars: Israel Sasha Demidov, Irina Barinova, Henry David, Roi Miron

Votes: 2,413

3. Kabbalah (2010)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

To understanding Kabbalah is to become aware of life's mystical, spiritual origins and destiny, and the unseen forces affecting our relationships and circumstances in life. Van Auken ... See full summary »

Director: Luccas Soares | Stars: Amanda Alves, Gutemberg Barros, Roberto Birindelli, Marcelo Cavalcanti

Votes: 7

4. The Place (2017)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Alessandro Borghi, Silvio Muccino

Votes: 6,790

5. Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness (2004)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of ... See full summary »

Director: Abdul Latif Salazar | Stars: Dariush Arjmand, Mitra Hajjar, Ghorban Nadjafi, Robert Powell

Votes: 139

6. Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

The story of a blind dervish Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years.

Director: Nacer Khemir | Stars: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohamed Graïaa

Votes: 2,785

7. Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

G | 108 min | Biography, Drama

G.I. Gurdjieff is a spiritual teacher and mystic who, after a lifetime study, developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic, Athol Fugard

Votes: 885

8. Zen (2009)

127 min | Biography, Drama

'Zen' Buddhist teacher Dogen Zenji is a very important religious person during the Kamakura period, 750 years ago. After his mother died, he decides to move to China and settle as a ... See full summary »

Director: Banmei Takahashi | Stars: Kankurô Nakamura, Yuki Uchida, Ryushin Tei, Kengo Kôra

Votes: 873

9. Joshua (I) (2002)

G | 91 min | Drama

38 Metascore

"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards

Votes: 1,672 | Gross: $1.37M

10. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 17,746 | Gross: $1.33M

11. DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Drama, Fantasy

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer, John Trudell

Votes: 1,364

12. Bless Me, Ultima (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Luke Ganalon, Joseph Garcia, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez

Votes: 1,248 | Gross: $1.55M

13. Jesus in India (2008 TV Movie)

97 min | Documentary, History

A former Fundamentalist from Texas is ousted from his church for asking unwelcome questions about the "missing years" of Jesus - the years from 12 to 30 unaccounted for in the Bible. The ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Davids | Stars: Yitzchok Adlerstein, Ramesh Bajpai, Corrado Balducci, Chidananda

Votes: 109

14. Sex: The Secret Gate to Eden (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Discover the Alchemy, Tantra, and Kabbalah hidden in the Mysteries of Adam and Eve. Temptation. The serpent. The expulsion from Paradise. Archetypal stories that have moved millions of ... See full summary »

Director: Thelema Press

Votes: 133

15. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,545

16. Stigmata (1999)

R | 103 min | Horror

28 Metascore

When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce, Nia Long

Votes: 61,172 | Gross: $50.05M

17. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 46,932 | Gross: $7.63M

18. Revelation (2001)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Dating back to the time of Jesus Christ, an ancient relic known as the Loculus has been fought over by the forces of light and darkness down the centuries. Created in 50 A.D., the wood ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Urban | Stars: Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier, Diran Meghreblian, David Urban

Votes: 1,490

19. The Inquiry (1987)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A Roman Agent is sent to Palestine to investigate rumors of the resurrection of an executed criminal.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Phyllis Logan, Angelo Infanti

Votes: 293

20. The Final Inquiry (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth.

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Daniele Liotti, Dolph Lundgren, Mónica Cruz, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 1,126

21. The Fourth Wise Man (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 72 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin, Eileen Brennan, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 445

22. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 3,832

23. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 95,052 | Gross: $7.15M

24. Giordano Bruno (1973)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 665

25. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 52,001 | Gross: $17.22M

26. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 61,482 | Gross: $14.28M

27. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 9,705

28. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

182 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 4,367 | Gross: $0.12M

29. Ordet (1955)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy

Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Aagesen

Votes: 12,394

30. The Island (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 10,202

31. The Way (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger, Yorick van Wageningen

Votes: 28,131 | Gross: $4.43M

32. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 40,482

33. La belle verte (1996)

99 min | Comedy

The "Green Planet" belongs to another solar system. Through the simplicity of their lifestyle those who live there are a real step ahead of us: they spend their time concentrating their ... See full summary »

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Coline Serreau, Vincent Lindon, James Thierrée, Samuel Tasinaje

Votes: 3,721

34. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

40 Metascore

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay

Votes: 24,948 | Gross: $3.96M

35. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family

A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, David Ladd

Votes: 1,714 | Gross: $1.60M

36. Lucia (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A man suffering from insomnia is tricked into buying a drug, Lucia, that makes his desires come true in his dreams, blurring the line between fantasy and reality.

Director: Pawan Kumar | Stars: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Sabreen Baker

Votes: 10,638

37. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance

An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

Votes: 4,917

38. The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

23 Metascore

An adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 3,418 | Gross: $0.62M

39. Conversations with God (2006)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

35 Metascore

Chronicles the dramatic true journey of a struggling man turned homeless, who inadvertently becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author.

Director: Stephen Deutsch | Stars: Henry Czerny, Michelle Merring, Frederick Charles Canada, Bill Geislinger

Votes: 2,116 | Gross: $0.42M

40. You Can Heal Your Life (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

This entertaining and inspirational movie based on the best-selling book of the same name is hosted by author and teacher Louise L. Hay. This film gives penetrating insights into Louise's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael A. Goorjian | Stars: Elon Bomani, Gregg Braden, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay

Votes: 275

41. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,318 | Gross: $1.57M

42. Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and

Director: Patrick Shen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Sam Keen, Ron Leifer, Robert Jay Lifton

Votes: 370

43. The Path of Zarathustra (2015)

79 min | Mystery

A young Parsi woman's quest exploring the mysteries of a magical book which contains the essence of the message of the first prophet and addresses the concerns of her dwindling community.

Director: Oorvazi Irani | Stars: Tom Alter, Oorvazi Irani, Rushad Rana, Shishir Sharma

Votes: 12

44. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 355,126 | Gross: $2.08M

45. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 241,537 | Gross: $128.08M

46. The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | 34 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick

Votes: 5,717

47. Svengali (1931)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Through hypnotism and telepathic mind control, a sinister music maestro controls the singing voice, but not the heart, of the woman he loves.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 1,583

48. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,369