Spiritual Movies: Top 5 Best Movies

Welcome to Spiri.ai's top 5 best spiritual movies list! Here you'll find a list of classic MWGE.org movies that will surely speed up your awakening journey. 

Starting with number 5 at Risen, you can expect miracles and resurrection experiences with this one.  

#5 - Risen

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Emotions/Themes: Faith, Awakening, Guilt, Wake-Up Call, Purpose, Death, Mighty companions, Defenselessness, Miracles, Real Sight

MWGE Excerpt: Knowing nothing of Jesus, or the Spirit, Clavius, a roman tribune, is searching for a body, and those he interviews tell him clearly that he is looking in the wrong place. Intending to arrest the Apostles, Clavius, first encounters them sitting with Jesus in the flesh, who welcomes him immediately as a brother. Unable to reconcile what he is seeing and feeling in his heart, he is irrevocably drawn to follow the Apostles, and it turns out that his part is essential in God’s plan.

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#4 - Groundhog Day

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Emotions/Themes: Death, Awakening, Inspiration, Deception, Time, Pride, Purpose, Letting go of specialness, The Script is Written

MWGE Excerpt: The world of time repeats over and over and over in a loop from which there seems to be no escape. Routines, activities and rituals follow predictable patterns, which seem to lead in endless circles back to themselves. The desire to get something back from others leads us on a fruitless search as we seek to overcome the void inside. All attempts to escape this void seem futile. Yet, when the desire to be helpful awakens, the world is given a new purpose; instead of focusing on escaping, we simply desire to extend and give love to everyone we meet. With this change of purpose comes another way of looking at the world, and we can finally say and mean, “I love you.” When we love from deep inside—without conditions, limitations, or expectations—the innocence of true love dawns. And as this light blankets the world, we suddenly realize that we are no longer bound by time: we are free in love.


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#3 - The Truman Show

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Emotions/Themes: Dropping the Mask, False Perception, Awareness of Dreaming, Deception, Marriage, Dare to Take Step, Signs and Symbols, Wake-Up Call

MWGE Excerpt: This is a fantastic awakening movie about the undoing and having the courage to follow the call of the heart. The world was a show produced and directed by the ego. It employed many actors, used many sets and events on a time loop, and depended on sales, labels, and product placement to sustain itself. The show aimed at drama, repetitions, distractions, pretense, and ultimately resorted to fear to perpetuate itself, for being make-believe it had to be believed as real to seem to continue. Once the show is seen as nothing but a contrived skit of past memories, the show no longer seems to be reality. Once you see the show from the fearless perspective, the show is effectively over and done, for fear has been exposed as unreal, and all the characters and sets are therefore without meaning. You are the light of the world and no longer a character on the screen. Who you are (Spirit) is the meaning of life! Our Kingdom is not of this world!


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#2 - Solaris

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Emotion/Theme: Forgiveness, Awakening, Heal Past Associations, Marriage, Death, Power of Thought, Healing, Dropping the Mask, Time, Depression

MWGE Excerpt: If you were on a desert island and could request one movie, this would be the one to ask for! Solaris is a beautiful illustration of True Forgiveness; it is literally a life raft out of this world. Several lines of the Dylan Thomas poem “Death Shall Have No Dominion” are heard in the movie and capsulize it beautifully: 

Though they go mad they shall be sane,

Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; 

Though lovers be lost love shall not;

And death shall have no dominion.

The planet Solaris is the representation of abstract Love, Light, and Oneness. One of the most well-known passages in the Course states, “The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence, which is your natural inheritance.” (In-1) Since Oneness is realized by looking at and releasing false ego beliefs, Solaris reflects whatever issues are unresolved and unforgiven in the unconscious mind. It pushes up all of the darkness—the blocks to Love’s awareness—so that they may be healed. Definitely one of the all time spiritual movies.

Through numerous flashbacks in the movie, we discover that Chris used to be married to a woman named Rheya. The flashbacks show Chris and Rheya’s meeting and courtship, with hints as to her disturbed upbringing and emotional difficulties. They also reveal that Rheya once terminated a pregnancy but did not tell Chris about it. When he finds out he is distraught and walks out on her. Rheya then commits suicide and is later found by Chris when he returns home. The pain associated with Rheya’s suicide is still buried in Chris’ mind. He feels a huge sense of loss, regret, guilt, and inadequacy. He feels like he failed Rheya, and lost his last chance to make things right when she committed suicide.

Solaris is going to give Chris a chance to set it straight! Let’s imagine going to Solaris. What are the unresolved thoughts and issues that are still revolving around in our mind? Because those unhealed areas are what would manifest immediately; there wouldn’t be a delay where the experience would seem to spread out over linear time. The cause of unrest in the mind would be immediately present, it would be right in front of us to be released. 

We can think of it this way: If someone gave us a hot potato to hold, we would drop it pretty quickly because the effect would seem to be immediate and direct. When an upsetting issue is projected out over time, however, it seems to be a long and lengthy process because we believe that cause and effect are apart.

Solaris is teaching us that cause and effect are together. If we release the false cause in our mind, we also release all the effects—pain, suffering, and upset—that seemed to be a result of that cause. That is what True Forgiveness really is. When we truly forgive the belief that we could have ever existed outside of the Mind of God, Innocence reigns! We realize that we have never done anything wrong, and everything is forgiven because it never happened in Reality! 

Whenever we have a sense of hurt, pain, grief, loss—or any feeling other than joy—it is because we are holding an egoic thought in our mind. Our feelings may seem to stem from an event that happened in the past, or to be a concern about something that may happen in the future, but that isn’t the case; they come from a present fear. To believe otherwise is just an attempt to cover over the present moment, the holy instant, with a false idea. The good news is that a present release is possible. It’s not a matter of time; we have the power to release our mind from pain, suffering, and illusions now. We tend to believe that forgiveness may take many lifetimes of inner work and processing, that it is a huge thought reversal, but it actually requires only the tiniest little tweak in perspective. 

Solaris is one of the best spiritual movies. It is not forgiveness the way the world teaches it, which is to believe that someone has done us wrong and we have to find a way to bless them. With True Forgiveness, we start to realize that we were mistaken about everything we have ever perceived. This opens the gateway to healing, the gateway to true freedom. Even thinking we were only ninety-nine percent wrong would not do it, because even a one-percent inkling that we might be right would prevent our full awareness from opening to this healing power.

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#1 - Take Me Home Documentary

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And #1 for spiritual movies - Take Me Home is a transformational documentary about the awakening journey through trust, transparency, and relationships.

It captures the healing journey of a group of people who came together at a modern-day monastery for a month-long retreat, the Tabula Rasa Mystery School. This monastery has only two guidelines: no private thoughts and no people-pleasing. All who come are offered an opportunity to live by these guidelines, open up to authenticity, and to trust one another. Take Me Home is a testimony to a road less traveled and provides a glimpse of how to live a loving and yet uncompromising life.

Take Me Home is more than a documentary, it is a full healing experience. To truly offer this experience, we are presenting the movie in the format of a movie package. This package features recordings from a Take Me Home online retreat held by David Hoffmeister and Frances Xu. The session recordings provide a full context as in-depth discussions lay the foundation for the healing themes presented in this movie to support you through a transformation within.


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