Spirituality means different things to different people. You can have your own interpretations about what a film means to you. Sometimes movies with the simplest of plots can be a spiritual experience — because of the way it touches your soul. The following list of top spiritual movies ever touched me deeply. See, if they also love these best movies about spirituality, enlightenment and awakening. You can some of these best spiritual movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. The Word (1955)
For the audience ‘Ordet’ is a difficult film to watch, but once you’re watching you’re hooked. Based around a family in Denmark during the early 19th century, a film which tests the religious values of its actors by the incidents what occur. Great lighting is used during one scene as a tracking shot of a man walks slowly towards the open casket, which really captures the emotion of the characters and the dread they’re feeling. Carl Theodor Dreyer is regarded as one of the absolute best directors that world cinema has had to offer, and with overwhelming reason. His films had a realism to them unlike any other, and his emphasis on vivid, indelible imagery resulted in some of the best cinematography in film. ‘Ordet’ (‘The Word’) is arguably, the finest work he ever made.
Religion plays a crucial role in this quietly touching and sombre drama. It centres on a rural Danish family in 1925, with the patriarch Morten Borgen (Henrik Malberg), his three sons Mikkel (Emil Hass Christensen), Johannes (Preben Rye), and Anders (Cay Kristiansen) and Mikkel’s wife Inger (Birgitte Federspiel). A religious clash occurs between Morten and the local tailor, Peter (Ejner Federspiel) because of their children’s (Anders, and Anne, played by Gerda Nielsen) desire to marry. The astonishing happenings that then tide over the Borgen family underline the film’s emphasis on faith beyond religion and animosity. ‘Ordet’ is Dreyer’s masterpiece of emotion, with an exceptional handling of a sensitive subject.
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9. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)