8+ Movies To Begin Your Spiritual Journey With| Best Picks For You

Last Update on October 27, 2023 : Published on November 13, 2021
Movies for spiritual awakening

Spiritualism has recently become a trending and new way of living that people are practicing these days. Considering the distracted and unhealthy lifestyle that we are surrounded with I believe practicing spiritualism does add the element of peace and happiness to our lives.

Moreover, it works as a buffer from negative events, thoughts, behavior, and emotions! So I have even planned to start my journey of spiritualism. I was quite not sure where to begin and a few days back while scrolling through my Netflix I realized this is the platform where I can begin my spiritual journey from!

I decided to curate a list of the best spiritual movies available on different platforms and thought that it might help others too. So here I am sharing the best spiritual movies with you

Best Movies To Start Your Spiritual Journey

1. The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 4.9

This movie inspired by the best-selling book is sure to make you a part of Jon’s journey. The synchronized events that life offers him, sends him on a quest of discovering the laws of the universe and looking for ways to activate them. This movie clearly shouts spirituality!!! Watching this one will help you open the doors of bliss and trust the universe like never before!

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

2. Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.3

This documentary is inspired by a real-life story of the infamous Indian yogi and yoga guru- Paramahansa Yogananda. He was the one who introduced the concepts of yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. The movie uses real footage and interviews to tell his journey of spiritual awakening through yoga, religion, and science. This movie is sure to feed your mind and soul. Secretly, I want it to inspire me and you to incorporate yoga in our lives (because, why not!).

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

3. Happy (2012)

Where to watch it: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Whether you are looking for upliftment through Netflix movies or a guide to set yourself on the journey of spirituality, Happy is always on the list. This is the magic of this amazing movie. A documentary where the director Roko Belic went to the slums, streets, and greatest spiritual leaders to find out the meaning and causes of something we all have been chasing- Happiness! The realistic aspect of it is sure to bring some tears so do keep tissues handy pal.

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

4. The Prophet (2015)

Where to watch it: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.1

My list of best spiritual awakening movies would have been incomplete without mentioning an animated movie. Hey, but that is not the only reason why Gibran’s The Prophet has made it to the list. The amazing animation, the beautiful message, and the subtle way of connecting you with spirituality does set this one apart from the rest. Trust me the way they unfold the eight poetic wisdom teachings so beautifully you will be mesmerized and inspired to dive into the world of spirituality.

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

5. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Who could be a better preacher of spirituality than one of the greatest leaders of spiritualism? Any guesses who am I referring to here? Yes, it is His Holiness, Dalai Lama. His spiritual teachings have always inspired me to connect with something greater than myself. This amazing interaction between Rick Ray’s questions from his journey through India and the Middle East with the Dalai Lama is sure to leave you inspired. Plus, you are sure to find your answers on spirituality here.

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

6. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Where to watch it: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.3

Imagine bumping into a stranger and changing your life to 180 degrees! Giving shape to this weird fantasy of mine is the movie, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Millman- Peaceful Warrior. An all-star athlete life witnessed major life challenges due to his accident but a gas station attendant aids in his recovery by changing his view of life and way of living. You know now that is the magic of spirituality I can’t wait to explore.

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

7. The Secret (2006)

Where to watch it: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 5.6

Have you considered reading the novel The Secret for a long time, but reading is not your cup of tea? We have good news for you. There is now a movie that uses the central idea of The Secret- Law of Attraction. This movie is a compilation of interviews with world-famous scientists, philosophers, and authors who have themselves experienced the magic of The Law of Attraction. The Secret has been the first step towards spirituality in the lives of many. A friend of mine too started her journey of spirituality from this very movie so I can vouch for this one!

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

8. The Shift (2009)

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.3

If you are a sucker for IMDb rating, you might have just got a big smile on your face. The work o Dr. Wayne Dyer has been inspiring and influencing millions of people on their way to spirituality. If you wish to join this tribe this movie is for you. It will help you understand the shifts in our lives from ambition to meaning, from morning to afternoon, and from non-spiritualism to spirituality.

Indecisive? See the trailer of this spiritual movie now:

Other Spiritual Awakening Movies

Craving for more? We have got you sorted (don’t worry)! Here are some more handpicked spiritual awakening movies for you to watch (when you are done with the list shared above).

1. The Matrix (1999)

Yes, you read it right this spiritual awakening movie comes from 1999! Here you will see how a computer hacker can hack more than your IDs and passwords- The Path To Spirituality. This movie is loaded with spiritual connotations (share your favorite bit in the comments section with us).

2. I AM

Are you always asking yourself what’s wrong with the world? Or Looking for ways to make it a better place to be in? Honestly, it doesn’t matter on which side you lie on. Tom Shadyac is right here to give you solutions for both through his talks with spiritual and intellectual leaders from across the globe.

3. Samsara (2011)

If you have been thinking that you only need words to understand spirituality, this documentary right here is sure to prove you wrong! This non-verbal documentary that took 5 years of making in 25 different countries is a wholesome experience and learning session in itself.

4. Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2001)

Looking for a realistic approach to pave the way for spirituality in your life? What can be a better way than learning it from a modern mystic man Ram Dass! This biography cum documentary helps you understand spirituality at a deeper level along with awakening the potential of being a spiritual being in you.

5. The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Another movie inspired by the New York Times best-selling book is a perfect blend of drama, fantasy, and spirituality (of course). Plus the title of this movie is so intriguing in itself that I couldn’t afford to miss it.

Do you have more spiritual awakening movies to add to the list? Drop it down in the comments section.

Also, don’t forget to share with us which movie you are going to watch this weekend to begin your journey of spiritualism.

Bye-bye, I will go and grab my tub of popcorn now and satisfy my soul with these spiritual awakening movies.

You too enjoy!!!

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About The Author

Kirti Bhati
Kirti Bhati

I am an English literature (major) and psychology (minor) graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Postgraduate in Clinical psychology from IIS University, Jaipur. She has published a Research paper on Music therapy in the military population and Workplace stress in a national seminar conducted by Fortis hospital (gurugram) and international seminar conducted by St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Respectively. Authored a dissertation work on ‘effect of social media addiction on the mental and physical well-being in adolescents’ Currently working at calm sage as a writer.


  1. Merry

    I watched I Origins for the first time yesterday. It's one of the absolute best movies I've seen in this genre. I'd love to find more similar to that.

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