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Metaphysical Movies List

Best Metaphysical Movies and Documentaries

In this era of heightened interest in spiritual growth, extraterrestrial contact, time travel and the law of attraction, there are many metaphysical movies, series and documentaries that touch on these topics. Following is a list of my favorite metaphysical movies with helpful contributions from friends. Some of the films, although written as fiction, have elements of truth in them; the truth about our supernatural multi-dimensional world.

2001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick1968Fiction: There is an artifact found on earth, on the moon and around Jupiter. A computer named HAL on a spaceship decides to follow its own agenda which may be related to these artifacts.Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
The 4400Rene Echevarria, Scott Peters2004-2007TV Series. Reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day all from different time periods in history. They haven't aged.Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger
About TimeRichard Curtis2013At the age of 21, a young man is told he has the ability to travel through time but only to places and times he has been before. He applies this skill to improve romantic relationships.Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams Bill Nighy
ArrivalDenis Villeneuve2016Fiction: An extraterrestrial spacecraft lands in Montana. It communicates telepathically (and without regard to linear time) with a linguist assigned to the project of communicating with the aliens.Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (nosso lar)Director – Wagner de Assis Writers: Laura Malin, Wagner de Assis2010Brazilian Fiction film. A man dies and awakes in a limbo called "Umbral". He is rescued and brought to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"), a spiritual city where people live in peace, working for the good of humanity, for self evolution and awaiting reincarnationRenato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto
Babylon 5J Michael Straczynski1994-1997TV series anticipating life on a space station between 2257 and 2262. The Psi Corps control any telepathic humans that are detected. The Vorlons are revealed to be the basis of legends about angels on various worlds, including Earth, and are the ancient enemies of the Shadows. Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Ohare, Claudia Christian, Bill Mumy
Battlestar GalacticaRonald Moore2003-2009Sci Fi series. Dark drama occurring in the aftermath of a major war with android machines created by humans. Investigates whether machines can be intrigued by religious myths and how their morals and ethics compare with humansEdward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sachoff
The Butcher's WifeTerry Hughes, Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz1991A psychic has a dream about a man she thinks she should marry. She finds out that she can predict for others better than she can predict for herself.Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels
Butterfly EffectEric Bress, J. Macye Gruber2004A young man is able to travel back into the past and change the decisions he previously madeAshton Kutcher, Melora Walters
ChronosthesiaHayden J. Weal2016Filmed in New Zealand. Chronosthesia (mental time travel) was first hypothesized by Endel Tulving in the 1980s to represent the ability to be aware of one's past or future. In the movie, a man sees messages on mirrors and windows from his future self.Nick Blake, Bonnie Bryant, Colleen Cleary
City of AngelsBrad Silberling1998Fiction: An angel hovers over the city listening to people's thoughts. He prevents a female physician from saving someone marked for death. He is touched by the physician's grief and makes himself visible to her.Nicholas Cage, Meg Ryan
Cloud AtlasDirector= Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Writer=David Mitchell, 2012Fictional stories about how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings, an act of kindness inspires a revolutionTom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent
ContactDirector = Robert Zemeckis Writers=Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan 1997Fiction: A signal is received from Vega that is the schematics for a machine to transport a single occupantJodie Foster, John Hurt, Matthew McConaughey
Danny DeckchairJeff Balsmeyer2003Based on a true story of a man who tied helium balloons to a lawnchair. Should we listen to someone's philosophy on life just because they've done something unique.Rys Ifans,Miranda Otto, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon
DaVinci CodeRon Howard2006At the Louvre, a curator is found dead with a message of mysterious symbols. An investigation uncovers a secret society and the theory that Mary Magdalene was one of the apostles and gave birth to Jesus's child.Tom Hanks
DragonflyTom Shadyac2002After his pregnant wife dies in South America, he sees signs related to dragonflies. His wife communicates an important message to him.Kevin Costner
Edge of TomorrowDoug Liman2014Fiction: A soldier fighting aliens is caught in a time loop to relive the same day again and againTom Cruise, Emily Blunt
Ender's GameGavin Hood2013Fiction about Ender, a newly recruited member of a battle school designed to train “young” people to prepare to war with a deadly alien force. Harrison Ford Asa Butterfield
The EventNick Wauters, Evan Katz, Steve Stark, Jeffrey Reiner2010 to 2011Netflix Series-After World War II, a UFO crashed in northern Alaska. The passengers who appeared human, were extraterrestrial. They age at a slower rate. 97captured survivors refused to disclose information to the US, they were held in a government facility. Remaining survivors escape the crash scene, hiding among the regular populace.Jason Ritter, Sara Roemer, Laura Innes
First ContactDaryl Anka2017Available July 2017. The true story of Darryl Anka's UFO encounters that led him to channel an extraterrestrial being known as BASHAR, who delivers messages to prepare Earth for contact with another civilization.Narrated by James Woods
FlatlinersJoel Schumacher Peter Filardi1990Medical Students experiment with 'near death' experiences in their lab. Spooky consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts
Fourth KindOlatunde Osunsanmi2009Mockumentary, about a psychological investigation in Nome, Alaska where multiple people experience feelings of being abducted. Although these particular hypnosis sessions are contrived for the film, there have been actually unexplained missing people in Nome.Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Corey Johnson Will Patton
GhostJerry Zucker1990A woman whose husband dies makes contact with him through a mediumPatrick Swayze, Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore
GravityAlfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron2013Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident. It is through contact after death that enables survival.Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Groundhog DayHarold Ramis1993A weatherman reporting on Groundhog Day gets caught in a time loop repeating that day over and over.Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
Happy AccidentsBrad Anderson2000A woman falls in love with a man who claims he came back in time from 2470 to save her life.Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio
Harry PotterSteve Kloves, Michael Goldenberg; Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates2001-2011Series of 8 films based on the books by JK Rowling about a wizardry school located near the U.K.Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Heart and SoulsRon Underwood1993Fiction: A bus accident kills everyone on board. In the car that swerves away from the bus, a woman delivers a new baby. That new baby has four guardian angels from the bus.Robert Downey Jr., Kyra Sedgwick
HighlanderRussel Mulcahy1986A 16th century Scottish feud is still going on in modern New York because the men involved are immortal.Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery
InceptionChristopher Nolan2010Fiction - A thief who can enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious makes him a hot commodity in corporate espionage.Leonardo DiCaprio
InterstellarChristopher Nolan2014Fiction: To ensure humanity's survival, it is necessary to travel through time to get a message through.Matthew McConaughey Anne Hathaway
John Dies at the EndDon Coscarelli2012Fictional Film -A new drug is used for out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back not-human, and an extraterrestrial invasion of Earth is underway Rob Mays
Just Like HeavenMark Waters2005A workaholic doctor dies in a car accident but does not know she is dead.Reese Weatherspoon, Mark Ruffalo
The Lake HouseAlejandro Agresti, David Auburn2006A female doctor who once occupied a lakeside house begins exchanging love letters through some kind of time portal with its former resident, an architect.Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer
Last MimzyRobert Shaye2007Fiction: children find toys sent from the future that are trying to collect DNA from the past to rebuild damaged humans in the future.Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Chris O'Neil
Living Matrix-Science of HealingGreg Becker, Harry Massey2009Documentary about factors that determine our health. Energy and information fields, not genetics, control health Adam Dreamhealer, Arielle Essex, Peter Fraser
LooperRian Johnson2012Hired killers kill their victims by sending them through time to avoid trying to dispose of the bodies. Joe's next victim is actually himself, older and from the future.Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt
LucyLuc Besson2014A woman is forced to transport a drug that is placed inside of her stomach. When it leaks, it transforms her into a powerful warrior.Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Man who Fell to EarthPaul Mayersberg, Nicolas Roeg1976An extraterrestrial lands on earth to obtain water to bring back to his planet which is in severe drought.David Bowie
Matrix 1, 2 & 3Wachowski brothers1999,2003In this vision of the future, humans are kept in tubes (that use them to generate energy). They view a virtual reality that they think is real. A few individuals find out the truth and rebel.Keanu Reeves
Meet Joe BlackMartin Brest1998Fiction: A man named Joe, representing death, visits a 65 year old man. While the elder man resolves open issues to prepare for death, Joe falls in love with his daughter.Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Meetings with Remarkable MenPeter Brook1979Filmed in Afghanistan, a spiritual teacher and mystic, G.I. Gurdjieff develops a form of meditation incorporating modern Sufi dance while seeking spiritual peace.Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic
MichaelNora Ephrom1996Archangel Michael is living on earth in Iowa enjoying life as a tourist. Three reporters are sent to investigate. Michael has a mission to help one of the reporters awaken his heart.John Travolta, Andie MacDowell
I OriginsMike Cahill2014A molecular biologist after his girlfriend dies, tries to find someone with identical eyes.Michael Pitt, Brit Marling
Out on a LimbRobert Butler1987Based on Shirley MacLaine's spiritual quest and interactions with trance channellers" Kevin Ryerson and Sture Johanssen.Shirley MacLaine, John Heard, Anne Jackson
PhenomenonJohn Turteltaub1996Fiction: A mechanic sees a bright light that knocks him unconscious. When he awakens his intelligence has increased and he has developed psychic powersJohn Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall
Practical MagicGriffin Dunne1998Two sisters from a magical family deal with a curse that prevents them finding love.Sandra Bullock Nicole Kidman
Prelude to a KissNorman Rene1992Fiction: At the wedding of a young couple, an old man asks to kiss the bride. When he does, their spirits switch bodies. The old man's spirit is now in the young woman's body.Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Sydney Walker
PremonitionMennan Yapo2007Fiction: A housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident but the next morning he is there and awake because it is the previous morning. She awakens the next day and he is dead again.Sandra Bullock Julian McMahon
The SecretRhonda Byrne2006Documentary: Interviews with authors, philosophers and scientists about the Law of Attraction and how to use this to improve your day to day life.Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Michael Beckwith, Bill Harris, Dr. John Hagelin, Dr. John Demartini
Sense 8 Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski2016Netflix series- 8 strangers experience visions and can communicate telepathically with each other. An organization is hunting them to kill them.Daryl Hannah, Aml Ameen, Doona Bae
Sixth SenseM. Night Shyamalan1999A child psychologist works with a 9 year old boy who says he can see ghosts.Bruce Willis, Toni Collette
Sliding DoorsPeter Howitt1998The movie shows two possible life scenarios based on whether a London woman catches or misses a particular train.Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch
Somewhere in TimeJeannot Szwarc, Richard Matheson1980A playwright travels back in time through a portrait hanging in a grand hotel and meets the woman in the portrait. Jane Seymour, Christopher Reeve
Source CodeDuncan Jones, Ben Ripley2011An army captain is sent into a computer program that creates alternate timelines, over and over again to disarm a bomb on a train.Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
StarmanJohn Carpenter, Bruce Evans, Raynold Gideon1984An extraterrestrial takes the form of a young widow's husband to get her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona.Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen
The Thirteenth FloorJosef Rusnak, Daniel Galouye1999A man learns something important but is afraid for his life. He leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has createdCraig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Time Traveler's WifeRobert Schwentke2009A man has a genetic disorder that causes him to travel backwards and forwards through time without being able to stop it. He meets a woman on his travels that he falls in love with.Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston
Tin ManNick Willing2007SciFi Channel Miniseries – A waitress DG in Kansas is pulled into a magical place called the O.Z. ruled by sorceress Azkadellia. DG needs to recover her lost memories and find her true parentsZooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough
Total RecallPaul Verhoeven1990Fiction: He signs up for a virtual reality trip to Mars but there is a question as to whether he really went there or not.Arnold Schwarzenegger
UnacknowledgedSteven Greer2017Documentary: The Political and economical reasons behind a government that does not want to reveal that we have had extraterrestrial contact
Unmistaken ChildNati Baratz, Ilil Alexander, Ron Goldman2009Documentary. In Nepal, Tenzin Zopa searches and finds a child who he believes is the reincarnation of his master Lama Konchog who died in 2001.Tenzin Zopa
What Dreams May ComeVincent Ward1998A couple loses their children in a car crash. Sometime afterwards the man dies in a car crash, and then the wife commits suicide and is sent to a version of hell. The man tries to rescue her from there.Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra
What the bleep do we knowWilliam Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente2004Documentary about the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality. Marlee Matlin
Witches of EastwickGeorge Miller1987Three single women in a New England town are mesmerized by a new man in town who awakens powers in them that they never knew they had.Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer
X FilesChris Carter,1993-2002Fox TV series: Two FBI agents investigate cases involving the paranormal and extraterrestrials.David Dochovny, Gillian Anderson



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