A fantasy comedy film, ‘Dogma’ follows an abortion clinic worker named Bethany Sloane, essayed by Linda Fiorentino, who is suddenly called upon to save the day and essentially save the existence of humanity from being negated by two apostate angels, Bartleby and Lok, essayed by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, respectively, who are trying to exploit a loophole and re-enter Heaven, after being relegated by God.
The film pokes fun at the religious “dogma” and satirizes the Church and Catholicism. ‘Dogma’ is a witty comedy challenging existing social norms. The film was screened out of completion at the Cannes Film Festival but has received positive reviews from several critics. With all that said now, here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Dogma’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Dogma’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Ghost Town (2008)
Directed by American filmmaker David Koepp, ‘Ghost Town’ stars English actor Ricky Gervais as Bertram Pincus, a dentist who possesses the ability to annoy and put off anyone with his “people skills”. One day, Pincus dies unexpectedly but is revived miraculously after just seven minutes. However, after his astounding recovery, he finds starts seeing and speaking to ghosts. The film, in a classic Woody Allen style, deftly merges the genre of rom-com and fantasy. In addition, Ricky Gervais brings in his inner yet undiscovered actor and leads the narrative with his earnest performance as the protagonist. If you have a soft spot for rom-coms, then ‘Ghost Town’ is a pretty good one to pick up.
9. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Primarily a black comedy with a base of the fantasy genre, ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story’ is set in a quite strange “afterlife way station” that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. Written and directed by Creation filmmaker Goran Dukić, ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story’ does not cater to all but it is quite a good watch. Adapted from Israeli writer Etgar Keret’s short story ‘Kneller’s Happy Campers’, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received massive praise for its offbeat and unconventional premise and execution. The movie, since its release, has gone on to become a cult classic.