What's your favourite spiritual movie?

What is your favourite movie? Does it have a an underlying spiritual message? Does it stir your soul? If you have a favourite you tube clip feel free to post it too (or send the link and I'll embed it for you :-) )
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I think the subtlety and ambiguity was why I loved it so much! I really enjoy not being able to comprehend something whilst being energetically awed at the same time. I saw it with a friend who is more intellectual and he found it underwhelming and overly subtle and then when I went again I took my girlfriend and we were both in floods of tears and in stunned silence afterwards!

It is easier to follow and read into the different layers the second time of watching although I still don't know if I understand it (or if I want to!). I do know it left me with that feeling of remembering distant truths and a deep reverence for the souls I journey with along with a lighter perspective on my life situation, perhaps someone is watching a movie of the ghastly ordeal of Jamie Banks right now!

During the credits it shows a montage of all the characters each actor played, a nice little reward to those patient enough not to rush out :)

Just came across this thread and had not read it before, it was lovely reading about all the amazing films that had inspired people. It is so amazing when you get that personal connection to a film, a song, a piece of music, a thought for the day anything that inspires you that creates a spark. To me these are reminders of my life, showing me the way, reminding me of what I always knew but in this life it is easy to forget. So i hope for everyone today that they find something to reconnect them to themselves again.

My own personal favourite, and not typically spiritual, is The Shawshank Redemption. His committment to his own belief in himself and what he knows to be true does not overwhelm him but truly inspires him to, quietly, steadily, gently move him forward, day by day, sometimes minute by minute. He uses skills learned in this life to blend with his true nature to help him cope with the injustice that he currently faces. I used to watch this when I was feeling tired or ready to 'give up' but now I only have to see the name and click I'm right back to where I need to be.

This one isn't easy viewing at times, and for some in the film it does not have the happy ending that people sometimes dream of, but on the whole it is my spark, my reminder of my truth.

Enjoy x

Thanx for all the tips on great movies. I´ve seen some, and some are new.

This is not a paid commercial, only because it gives me such joy to participate in this group I would like to share a link to a monthly movie circle with spiritual films. You get a dvd delivered in your mailbox, which includes a few short films and a feature film every month. Great variety and diversity on the selection, and thoughtful questions to reflect on during or after the films.

http://www.spiritualcinemacircle.com

Trinity and myself have just watched two quite powerful films "Host and Oblivion". It amazes me how such stories come to fruition when I recognise elements of truth that inspire them. Yes they are just stories, but as people begin to awaken, they're stimulating memories and consciousness of the collective story we all hold within us. One day, not too far away, we'll remember exactly what's happened and why we're here right now.

Here are the plot outlines and trailers for the two films - if you feel moved, both would be worth watching...

  • Host:"Souls", a species of parasitic aliens, have invaded Earth, deeming the humans too violent to deserve the planet. When a Soul is implanted into a host body the consciousness of the original owner is eventually erased, leaving only their memories and knowledge. Wanderer, a Soul who was given her name for not living more than one host's life on any of eight previous planets, is placed in the body of Melanie Stryder, one of the last few humans who've managed to avoid capture. Melanie tried to commit suicide by jumping down an elevator shaft when pursued by Seekers, but was revived by the Souls' advanced medicine. Wanderer is asked by a Seeker to look through Melanie's memories and see if there's anything that can lead them to other humans, but she is being mentally blocked, leading the Seeker to realize Melanie's consciousness is still alive and resisting control."...

  • Oblivion: "In the year 2077, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth, which was nearly destroyed 60 years ago in an apparent invasion by 'Scavs' (who turn out to be remnant humans). Jack and his partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) work as a team to exploit and send Earth's remaining resources to a massive tetrahedral space station – called the Tet (which turns out to be an Opposing Consciousness). Jack and Victoria had their memories wiped five years prior for 'security purposes', but now Jack has nostalgic recurring dreams about the time before the war (and his connection to the remnant human colony). As the plot develops, it reveals his reality is not nearly as it seems as he builds a growing bond with the earth that he is soon expected to leave"...

woohoo!! thank you Chris, im always ready for a good film treat...

guess what... not realising it was also a film, just yesterday i bought the book The Host (thinking i need some "real quality" literature, haha. No pretentiousness intended, but it is pulp - i love it).

So now im looking forward to reading it, and then i'll see the movie too.

Hope you're fine, rested and recovered after your long trips, ready to bounce on, i hope?
love,
Réka

I am pleased to say, Chris has bounced back from his travels wonderfully. I've just finished recording his video diary about the Hopi prophecy. In edit now, so should be out by Monday morning.
x

Great predictive programming for where we could be headed. Another film that shows what has been running our world is Kubrick,s Eyes Wide Shut.

While on the subject of last films, one of my favourites is Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion". One of the strangest and most uplifting films I have seen. Totally between two worlds. Extraordinary! here's what someone said about it -"What a lovely film this is, so gentle and whimsical, so simple and profound"

Yes - I thought this was a great movie, filled with powerful metaphors of society today. Inspiring.
x

Wow - there is so much new Openhand stuff, I can hardly keep up and now lots of fabulous films to watch - thank you every one. Lots of love and hugs Myra x

I'm surprised why no one has listed the latest Superman movie here yet. Trinity and myself watched it a few weeks back. If you drop through the obvious surface level hype, it's a thoroughly entertaining film with many deep metaphors.

For me the most powerful was that of not fitting in, not being accepted. This is a part I've not seen in previous Superman movies. It mirrors the struggle for acceptance in many star souls.

There's also the crumbled world he came from and the Opposing Consciousness that then pursued him, what their agenda here on Earth is.

I always find that if I read between the lines of today's popular movies, because consciousness is bubbling to the surface, there are rich seams of metaphor that we can each benefit from.

Chris

Hey Chris

I find that I don't watch 'movies' like I used to anymore. It has become just like life, like any situation, another tool of self-realisation. I find that if I look through , then there is always some gift in almost any movie I watch.

And I agree, that recently movies have become more and more reflecting the 'real' world hiding behind the world visible to most people's eyes, and, funnily, they seem to look more and more surreal.

I believe that human mind can't come up with something that doesn't already exist on some level, it just picks on these things that we know somewhere deep inside and distorts them.

I found that most things that I have ever seen in movies, read about in books, all these things exist, they are just often misinterpreted, added some emotional cloud, and some physical form, that doesn't necessarily describes the energetic form well. But they exist in their 'real' form.

So now watching movies (especially those that seem most impossible and unreal) and reading books, including fantasy books, bring me much more than just some entertainment and fun. I enjoy them on a deep level, learn from them both about myself and the surrounding reality.

One of the movies I really enjoyed recently was Stardust, full of metaphors and messages, cute and heartwarming one. Thank you, Ben :)

I haven't watched Superman yet, but I surely will, as just today I was talking about my hardships with not fitting here and learning to accept that I am an 'alien' here hhh and realising that I can never be 'really' human. So I am really curious and looking forward to see it now :)

I really enjoyed the new superman movie, thanks for mentioning it. Its heartbreaking for me to watch it at places, I cried out a few times even though I watched a bad quality downloaded version of the movie. What particularly moving for me was his relationship with his two fathers, how much he was loved by both of them, and that his awakening to his real identity through meeting his true father. Fascinating, there's so much I can relate to in this movie.

Have any of you guys seen this? Best movie I have seen in a while. It touches on everything from reincarnational lives, karma, help from galactics, illuminati and TRUTH. Must see!

Tony

Les Miserables ( the new musical last year)
Revolutionary Road
Firece Light
Eat Pray Love
American Beauty
Vanilla Sky
Avatar
Lincoln
Man of Steel

This incredible film was screened at the town hall tonight. Thanks to Lyn who mentioned it to me, it has to be one of most powerful movies I have seen. The film sheds light on animal cruelty in industrial farming, and more importantly its about how by feeling into that and connecting with the animals can be a powerful way to open our hearts and develop true compassion for all sentient beings. A truly catalytic film I can assure you!
Here's a trailer, but its not nearly great as the actual film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFqRCc08V6k

I really loved this one. Apart from being light, funny and silly, it also carries a very important message (very relevant for me these days). The movie is a metaphor. You know, going back in time until... you don't need or want to anymore :)

Looks interesting Yulia - reminds me of the constant unravelling that must be done, the ever finer layers, until we finally unleash the soul.
x

For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFlcV9R1w

Thank you John following... for the utube connection. What an amazing guy Reynolds is and what a wonderfully inspiring film. I loved it.

with love Myra x

Do you see the connection between the Earthships and the Noah metaphor? Can you feel the metaphor? It's a big one!

Loved the documentary too, thanks John.

Inspiring how Reynolds motives came across in it.

This page seemed to disappear off the website for a couple of days after watching just half of it. I patiently waited to watch the rest, and interestingly the page came back when you posted the Noah link Open...so they appear linked both metaphorically and technologically!

Yes a feel the conexion. I take the opportunity agian to thank the Universe to be able to count with the articles, videos and especially the guided meditations that OPEN and Trinty lovingly share with us.
You have to know that many souls are inspiring and healed healed with your message!!!

Absolutely WOW!!!!

Words of director Alfonso Cuaron: "You have a character who's drifting into the void and is getting farther and farther away from human communication. It's a character that lives in her own bubble and is a victim of her own inertia. So it was a moment in which she has to come out of her own bubble and metaphorically shed her skin. She gets out of that suit and soon she's in her primordial state. The film deals with rebirth, and this is the first hint of that - the first moment that it's done visually in a more explicit way. This is a character who's been surrounded by death and, on the verge of it, finally finds peace and repose." 

I went to see it without seeing the trailer, and I recommend not to. Amazing...

I'm very late in responding to this forum, but I just discovered Openhand a couple of weeks ago. Many of these films I knew and agree. This clip is, to me, the best visual of what ''faith'' actually is that I have ever seen....the 'leap of faith'' in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. And today, as a viewed it again, I believe that Openhand is represented by Harrison Ford throwing dust on the path so it will be visible to those following. That is what your mission seems like to me, and what it has meant to me. TO me, Ascension was/is a surrender into a leap of faith. Nobody really knew what lay ahead. We are learning as we go, and from those path-showers who go before us. And my eternal soul-mate of all time elected to remain in 3rd D, not wanting to take a chance on leaving career, parents,possessions the promise of a life everyone expects of him. So I'm on the path alone...not alone...but painful still 2 months after he left. His path is his own to choose and I am becoming more unconditionally peaceful about it. I'm so grateful for the 'dust on the bridge' from 3rd D densities to the unconditional LOVE-LIGHT of the higher frequencies. Thank you, Open and Trinity, and to all of you in community together with them.

Yes - looks like a 'channeled' film (as so many are) to give us a few messages...
I am looking forward to watching it.
Thanks for the reminder.

I would recommend The Secret Life of Walter Mitty...I think it has an extremely profound spiritual message. In my view, much deeper than it is generally understood (this film is widely considered as one about some 'midlife crisis').
Just think about it..W.M. is the 'little guy' a negative asset manager at LIFE Magazine. They are preparing the last issue of LIFE as it is going online afterwards: so that LIFE will never be the same again. A huge change is coming at LIFE. The old, tangible edition will cease to exist... There's also a downsizing at the company: not everyone can step through the gate of the new LIFE...
Here comes Sean O'Connel, the mysterious photographer in the picture (a photographer, in my view, first and foremost is the master of lights and shadows). No one has ever seen him. He constantly travels around the world, hence being 'omnipresent'. He communicates with people only through signs hidden in his pictures. A perfect alter ego for God. He captures the "Quintessence" of Life, which eventually sends Walter Mitty (or, in my understanding, Mankind) back to the cover of LIFE. Before this, following a worldwide search, the two finally meet in the Himalayas (where else).

Well, if this movie is not about the shift of human consciousness, then I really don't know what is..:) Anyway, the film is full of spiritual hints. Let alone the constant switches of 'dream' and 'awake' states of Walter Mitty during the film.

Yes my attention has been drawn the significance of the film Mark - but I especially like your take on it.

Make no mistake, benevolence is speaking strongly to all people right now and in a multitude of ways. Film is one way of connecting deeply to the soul and planting a message. I'd say this is one of those powerful messages.

I look forwards to seeing it - thanks

Open *OK*

I've just watched Gladiator again. A really powerful film about the great challenge mankind have had between following the soul or the ego. So emotionally strong film that makes me fully understand what great forces that are fighting inside of humankind in order to finally align to the source.

I am really glad you liked the film Martin. It was indeed intended for the heart. I just knew at the first moment I saw the trailer that this film would carry a very important message for me. I was right, yet I was blown by the complex, multilayered nature of it. And its message, highlighted above, cannot be a 'coincidence' I think, it is so accurately elaborated, with too much analogies. Something similiar to Kubrick's classic, Space Odissey 2001 in this respect. Much more consumable art I admit but these are different times.
An other type of contemporary art that conveys spiritual message is of course pop music videos, something that Open provides great examples for here on the website. A classic one among others is Katy Perry's Firework, that was shot in my hometown Budapest. Katy Perry says it is about self-esteem. Well, without wanting to read too much into its lyrics, it may be about a bit more than that...:)

Hello! I came across this post and can't help but write that I too LOVED the movie "Secret life of Walter Mitty". When I left the cinema I felt so uplifted in spirit. The band Rogue Valley has a beautiful song in "Walter Mitty" called "The wolves and the ravens". I listened to it over and over after the movie, and then discovered more songs from them.
I will definitely watch Kate Perrys Firework. :) Thank you for the tip.

In reply to by charlotte p

Charlotte, I felt exactly the same after having seen the film. Definitely raises your vibration.
I suggest also 'Dirty Paws' from the Walter Mitty OST, from Monsters and Men.

To those having personal experiences with fourth dimensional entities, I recommend this short detail from the film 'Spiderman 3' (where Spiderman is desperately trying to get rid of an extraterrestial sticky black symbiote, which has fundamentally altered his personality. During the process he's using a bell which, I suspect may be a metaphor for higher vibration.

Charlotte - thanks for this lovely song recommendation from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" called "The Wolves and the Ravens" by Rogue Valley. I can see why you like it...

In reply to by Open

Not sure if it's the lyrics, the tune, or just the energy that comes through the song, but some songs seem to weave a space right inside and this is certainly one of those! Totally loved it - thank you for sharing Charlotte and Open. Beautiful =)

Have not yet seen the movie, but it's now on the top of the list - thanks!!

x Jenny

Hi All,

I almost said I was surprised The Matrix wasn't mentioned, which is probably the most spiritual movie I have seen without being that on the surface, but then I saw it did come up.
Most of my favourite movies have been already mentioned, but what I haven't seen in the above list and I would highly recommend is Ink, a 2009 American independent movie, categorized as action/fantasy/sci-fi. I won't go into further details because I don't want to spoil it, let it be enough that it is a powerful story put onto film in a powerful way. (I find it especially impressive conidering it was written by, directed by and the soundtrack composed by the same guy)
(PS I deliberately didn't post link for the trailer because trailers almost always just ruin the movie experience)

Hi Barna,
I am sure the Matrix has been mentioned here loads, maybe too obvious for this page. Lots of matrix fans here - so incredibly insightful!
:)