Mythic Movies

When I go to the wasteland of Netflix or Amazon, I usually end up choosing nothing. I am compiling this list so that you can have at least the names of some films that uplift rather than denigrate human consciousness.

I am defining a movie as mythic if it demonstrates spiritual principles, illuminates, uplifts, reveals, piques, or evokes conscious awareness. Due to my own sensitivities, I have tried to eliminate and/or note those films with violence unless it was not gratuitous and was a part of the revelation in the myth.

If you have other films you wish to have added to this list, please email me with their exact titles and a short blurb like these. I will view them and add them to future versions of this list.

Lion

Lion

2016
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A miraculously moving film about loss and survival of a 5 year old in India and his quest to find his original family in India after he grows up as an adopted child in Australia. AWESOME!

Mr. Church

Mr. Church

2016
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A very unassuming film that touches the core of what “family” actually is and the nature of unconditional love as a lived reality. This film shines a brilliant light on the apotheosis that can be found in death and loss.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

2015
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A deeply moving film about an Indian genius mathematician S Ramanujin, who, in his purity and innocence, received his mathematical formula’s directly from the Divine. It is a tale of epic poignancy and beauty. Don’t miss it!

All Movies Alphebetically

2001 –  A Space Odyssey
1968

2001 – A Space Odyssey

Time travel, the bardos after death, and the un-defineable Great Mystery.
2010
2010

2010

A version of a myth about the miracle happening in our time.
A Christmas Carol
1949

A Christmas Carol

About archetypes of the ChristMess season. A wonderful representation of the Celtic Green King archetype.
Across The Universe
2007

Across The Universe

A brilliant riff on the Beatle’s musical genius. Lighted hearted and fun.
Agnes Of God
1985

Agnes Of God

A story of a being who is focused in another reality rather than this one due to her deep wounding and about her subsequent religious devotion.
Alice In Wonderland
1999

Alice In Wonderland

A delightful film to find clues on how to answer the question. “How is mythic reality different than cultural reality?” (One of my personal favorite myths.)
Aliens
1986

Aliens

(not Alien) a female warrior myth about taking back female power, consciousness of the female polarity.
Alive Inside
2014

Alive Inside

A very moving film about Alheizmers victims and the effects on memory retreival through the power of music.
All Of Me
1984

All Of Me

A comedic view of the male/female polarity brilliantly acted by steve martin and lily tomlin.
Always
1989

Always

Addresses dimensionality and the transition into the first bardo after death, astral plane existence and possibilities.
Amadeus
1984

Amadeus

The mythic aspect of the life of the brilliant musician and composer, Amadeus Mozart.
Amelie
2001

Amelie

An example of a truly magical glass bead game. (French subtitles)
American Beauty
1999

American Beauty

A look at a highly sensitive artistic being raised by a military father and the clash of those perspectives. Stunning photography.
Andre
1994

Andre

A sweet family film about a family’s relationship adopting a sea otter into the family.
Anna To The Infinite Power
1983

Anna To The Infinite Power

About the misuse of power, quest to find out who one truly is.
Antwone Fisher
2002

Antwone Fisher

A very touching story of facing ones inner demons and redemption from these childhood emotional woundings.
As Good As It Gets
1997

As Good As It Gets

A very funny film, kooky love story about someone (Jack Nicholson) who is an obsessive compulsive who is healed with love.
As It Is In Heaven
2004

As It Is In Heaven

A Swedish film in the tradition of noir films that come from that cold depressingly long winter, a very illuminating look at the nature of MUSIC & redemption.
August Rush
2007

August Rush

Tho the metaphor of reunion with the abandoning mother is a bit cloying and stretched, there are some wonderful moments about the sacred nature of all sound.
Awake In The Dream
2013

Awake In The Dream

A beautifully filmed documentary style offering from Gaia TV network on the process of awakening in the dream of life and what that takes, told from many points of view from Neal Donald Walsch, to Mooji, Nassim Haramein, Bruce Lipton etc.
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
2014

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

The story of Yoganandas’ awakening and the fulfillment of his life’s dharma of bringing eastern wisdom to the West.
Awakenings
1990

Awakenings

A movie about the precious opportunity of being in human form and experiencing the senses and the exquisiteness of human love.
Beatrix Potter
1971

Beatrix Potter

A story of unrequited love in Victorian England and a great portrayal of how fate steps in to support creative genius that may not be recognized otherwise.
Beautiful Green
1996

Beautiful Green

A look from an alien’s perspective coming to Earth, seeing through the eyes of advanced consciousness, how ordinary things like “lipstick” and separation appear. It can be viewed on youtube,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-yIZNXnd6Y
Beautiful Mind
2001

Beautiful Mind

One of the most profound movies about a highly sensitive mind. It details this being’s journey into accepting his unusual mind and how love sustained him through the process.
Being John Malkovich
1999

Being John Malkovich

This film explores identity, alternate realities and what it would be like to step into someone else’s mind. Very entertaining.
Being There
1979

Being There

A very slow film but worthy to show the possibilities in being fully present in the moment + the simplicity of perception that that allows + illuminates the mythic archetype of the fool.
Bella
2006

Bella

A powerful movie about the nature of compassion and karma with beautifully unusual cinematography and a sensitive look into the family dynamics of a Mexican family.
Benny And Joon
1993

Benny And Joon

Details what some would call “mentally ill” beings, but I call highly sensitive artists, finding someone equally sensitive to share life with. (Johnny Depp is great in this!)
Bernadette
1988

Bernadette

About the life of a saint.
Big
1988

Big

About being a child in an adult body and the difference in perspectives and expectations about reality.
Big Blue
1988

Big Blue

A slow but beautiful film about the story of an ET person who is more dolphin than human, trying to make sense of the human experience.
Big Fish
2003

Big Fish

This is a story about tall tales, myth and reality. A son wants to know the truth about his father’s tall tales and this is the response from the father’s perspective of answering that question.
Billy Elliott
2000

Billy Elliott

A charmingly poignant English film that quirkily demonstrates that following one’s impulse toward what is joyful, leads to the triumph of living in alignment with one’s destiny!
Birdy
1984

Birdy

A movie about what happens to a sensitive artist who is subjected to the horrors of war and about his healing process. Very touching and poignant,(could be very disturbing to some sensitives.)
Bliss
2021

Bliss

A silly film about how altered one’s perceptions of reality are after a “near-death” experience. (not to be confused with one by the same title about tantra.)
Brainstorm
1983

Brainstorm

This film is excellent to show how important it is to actually step into “anothers” position. Incredible and accurate scene about the first moments after physical death.
Breakfast Of Champions
1999

Breakfast Of Champions

A totally surrealistic movie written by Kurt Vonnegut about a used car salesman questioning the values of his urban and twisted values life. Sharp and witty. One of the first stories to warn us of the eco~crisis we’re now facing. (Written in the 1960’s)
Brewster Mccloud
1970

Brewster Mccloud

A fantasy about a boy who wants to live like a bird
Bright Star
2009

Bright Star

This look at the short life of the eighteenth century poet John Keats, is a classic look at genius that wasn’t recognized until the artist has died..or rather genius which considers itself a failure due to the density of that which reflects it, some enchantingly beautiful scenes of English countryside and costuming, as his great love was a costume designer.
Brother Sun Sister Moon
1972

Brother Sun Sister Moon

About the life of St. Francis and how he came to be all that he was against all cultural obstacles and judgment.
Bruce Almighty
2003

Bruce Almighty

A very funny movie with Jim Carey about how he would run the world if he were god.
Bucket List
2007

Bucket List

A look at the transformation that can occur when people face death. Lot of laughs and Jack Nicholson is his outrageous, self in the mix..
Catch 22
2019

Catch 22

This is a Kurt Vonnegut story about a WWII soldier avoiding the insanity of combat.
Children Of Heaven
1997

Children Of Heaven

A very touching story about the deep love of a brother and sister in Tehran. Beautiful film making.
Chocolat
2000

Chocolat

This is about a woman who runs a chocolate shop in France and how she’s a healer in the disguise of a chocolatier!
Christopher Robin
2018

Christopher Robin

A film about missing the point of life in over work and valuing the mechanical world of money over love and caring. (An interesting use of Winnie the Pooh character animations and real people. )
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
1977

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

One man’s mythic quest to see and discover the larger pattern and vastness of possibities in the Universe. About following your inner knowing.
Cocoon
1985

Cocoon

Extra-terrestrials and compassion for all life forms,(Ariel gives the scene in the swimming pool the “most steamy cosmic eros” award!)
Coda
2021

Coda

This film centers around a 17 year old who is the sole hearing member of a deaf family — a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as an interpreter for her parents and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother. When Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles. Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams. It is a a coming of age film, dealing with those issues, and is very much about holding compassion for those who perceive reality differently than we do.
Contact
1997

Contact

About one person’s journey of self discovery in her love of astronomy. Deeply moving, highly recommended. The sacred geometry alone is worth seeing the movie.
Conversations With God
2006

Conversations With God

A slow, but excellent film about listening to one’s own inner voice and following its guidance. An inspiring view of one’s soul journey to understanding spiritual reality. (Taken from the author’s personal life experience.)
Crash
2005

Crash

A brilliant look at where racial prejudice comes from, from several different perspectives. Some disturbing violence, but necessary to the plot line.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
2016

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

The cinematography is worth seeing this film. Typical storyline of the good and evil myth, however it’s depicted with stunning visual elegance.
Da Vinci Code
2006

Da Vinci Code

A film examining the suppression of the divine feminine through the centuries. Much symbolic content that’s exciting to track. An unfortunate focus on the violence in the film.
Dad
1989

Dad

Not having to be terminally ill to live in the moment and be your divine child!
Dances With Wolves
1990

Dances With Wolves

About the mistreatment of a most sensitive people, the Native Americans, by early white settlers and calvary, and one man’s hero’s journey and mythic quest in the early West to make sense of the cultural madness. (Unfortunately it is violent.)
Dark Crystal
2019

Dark Crystal

The resolution of duality, male and female resolution of polarities.
Date With An Angel
1987

Date With An Angel

An adorable film about an angel who falls to earth through an accident and her learning about love and the human condition.
Dead Poets Society
1989

Dead Poets Society

A story of the tragic consequences of listening to external authorities and not following your own inner directives and dreams.