Enlightenment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant enlightenment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, psychological, touching and humorous films and TV shows about / with enlightenment, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), philosophy, hopes, death, friendship, religion, redemption and spirituality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
enlightenment movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as enlightenment: Peaceful Warrior (2006), Little Buddha (1993), Zen (2009), Leopardi (2014), Judy & Punch (2019), The Libertine (2000), A Royal Affair (2012), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), The Razor's Edge (1984), The Holy Mountain (1973).

List of enlightenment movies

Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: philosophical, inspirational, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, human spirit, mentor, athlete and trainer, coach, enlightenment, wise man, gymnastics, wisdom of life, philosophy, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new jersey
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Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, enlightenment, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, buddha, religions or cults, human nature, parents and children, religion, boy ...
Place: tibet, seattle, asia, usa, seattle washington
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Zen (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the early 1200s, Dogen brought Chinese Zen philosophy to Japan, and established the Japanese Zen sect of Buddhism. He taught that a person was capable of realizing Buddhahood within himself, by way of Zazen. Zazen is extended hours of sitting and ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative
Plot: buddhism, enlightenment, buddhist monk, zen, religion, meditation, abstinence, poverty, self discovery, society, teaching, moon ...
Time: 13th century
Place: japan, china
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, enlightenment, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, unrequited love, father son relationship, studying, illness, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, rome italy, florence italy ...
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Judy & Punch (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead ...
Style: avant garde, suspense, tricky, bleak, rough ...
Plot: puppeteer, puppet, puppet show, drinking, drunkenness, drinking alcohol, hiding place, enlightenment, insanity, escape, husband wife relationship, surrealism ...
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The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, against the rules, writer's life, rebelliousness, estate, rebellion, couple relations, idealism, society, clergy, religions or cults, free speech ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: king, queen, royal family, love affair, love triangle, royal court, high society, aristocracy, period piece, coup d'etat, tragic love, marriage ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, year 1968, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, england, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen ...
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Alien Nation: Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese relic in the hands of a heretic is giving them a ...
Plot: alien, undercover, enlightenment, video telephone, balloon, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rain, video camera, cigar smoking, christmas tree, police, teenage boy ...
Time: year 1999
Place: los angeles, california
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The Razor's Edge (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Style: thought provoking, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wedding, soldier, murder, enlightenment, redemption, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, starting over, self discovery, world war one, materialism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: paris france, india, europe, asia, france ...
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The Holy Mountain (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Mexican master leads a Christ figure and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men. The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky's flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, disturbing, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hermaphrodite, soldier, bird, mountain, female genitalia, alchemist, thief, surrealism, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, peru
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Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, warrior, heroes, post apocalypse, murder, danger, death, master warrior, vengeance, rivalry, blood ...
Place: feudal japan
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Baba (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: India
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Baba film opens with the birth of Baba (Rajinikanth), who is a 'baba amsa sambhootudu'. Baba grows up as an atheist, hot-blooded guy and a Good Samaritan. His life style includes consuming alcohol, smoking beedi, chewing paan parag, His ...
Style: serious, enigmatic, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: daring rescue, fall in love, danger, politics, betrayal, friendship, haunted by the past, wish come true, young heroes, escapades, superhuman powers, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya
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Milarepa (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Leo, dopo un incidente stradale, è ricoverato in ambulatorio e racconta al professore Bennet, suo medico curante, la storia e le gesta del monaco tibetano Milarepa, con il quale si identifica. La leggenda è narrata in tre capitoli ben distinti: la ...
Style: philosophical
Plot: female director, teacher student relationship, enlightenment, doctor patient relationship, buddhism, meditation, magician, superhero, legend, car accident, resurrection, prayer ...
Time: 11th century
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Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sri Siddhartha Gautama is a Sinhala movie released on 24 January, 2013. The movie is directed by Saman Weeraman and featured Anchal Singh and Gagan Malik as lead characters.
Plot: buddhism, buddha, peace, enlightenment, palace, meditation, buddhist, ancient civilization
Place: sri lanka, india, asia
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The Sea That Thinks (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Incredible optical illusions in a story in a story in a story helps the surprised viewer finally to find out that he has been watching himself all along.
Plot: dream, illusion, philosophy, enlightenment, filmmaking, mirror, poetry, playwright, spirituality, search, non violence, computer ...
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Alone: The Only Thing to Fear Is Yourself (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In today's world options are not running out, they are running away and we can't keep up. To be cutting edge today, one must hold their mind together when it simply feels as if it will explode. In the mind itself there are different parts ...
Style: mystical, spiritual
Plot: journey, guru, fight, integrity, humanitarian, humanity, enlightenment, spirituality, conscience, self help, witness, justice
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Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan, a young man who has left his extended family in the city to seek enlightenment - Hyegok calls him Kibong!; and, an orphan lad Haejin, whom Hyegok ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: buddhism, mountain, orphan, monk, monastery, zen, buddhist monk, human spirit, haunted by the past, redemption, supernatural ability, society ...
Place: korea, asia
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Siddhartha (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: India, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin and his search for a meaningful way of life. His journey takes him through periods of harsh asceticism, sensual pleasures, material wealth, self-revulsion and eventually to the oneness and harmony that he ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: materialism, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, society, road not taken, self discovery, snake bite, buddhist, happiness, religion, playing footsie ...
Place: asia, india
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2 Become 1 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Bingo leads a carefree city life that revolves around work, friends and dating. Her yuppie life is turned upside down one passionate night when her hot date Dr. V discovers a lump on her left breast.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, friendship, terminal illness, couples, love and romance, hopes, romance, lifestyle, breast cancer, desperation, doctor, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, rising to stardom, actor's life, human spirit, performer's life, celebrity culture, fighting illness, dying, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, the philippines, memphis, lithuania ...
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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, satirical, dark humor ...
Plot: fighting the system, suicide, corruption, industry, journalism, secretary, success, newspaper, psychiatrist, change of luck, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: serious, futuristic, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, chaos, anti hero, rivalry, heroes, tragic hero, anti heroes, post apocalypse, wrestler, blood, murder ...
Time: near future, future, 80s
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My Uncle Benjamin (1969)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Benjamin is in love with Manette, the innkeeper's beautiful daughter, but she has no intention of giving in to the young doctor until she sees the marriage contract, and marriage does not fit in with Benjamin's spirit of independence. For ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: doctor, social differences, vengeance, romance, adventurer, rivalry, friends, power relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, aristocrat ...
Time: 18th century
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Follow Me Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on the White House. Along the way they meet a mysterious Black ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: sexism, redemption, spirituality, tomahawk, drug addiction, painter, little girl, enlightenment, radical, collaboration, feminism, illiteracy ...
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God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish. Michèle decides to convert into Judaism because she has to believe in something, if not in someone.
Style: sentimental, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: judaism, love affair, love and romance, society, youth, couples, culture clash, fall in love, looking for love, spirituality, family relations, jewish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, israel
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Fellini's Casanova (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?
Style: stylized, sexual, witty, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: casanova, womanizer, memoir, looking for sex, libertine, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, romance, love and romance, society, sexual content ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, italy, venice, england, france ...
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Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious and immortal Tibetan kung fu master, who has spent the last 60 years traveling around the world protecting the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate, mentors a selfish street kid in the ancient intricacies of kung fu.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monk, heroes, prophecy, good versus evil, scroll, martial arts, master warrior, dragon, knife fight, adventure, supernatural, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: tibet, san francisco, usa, asia, hong kong ...
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Life on a String (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: China, Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two blind men pursue ephemeral and unlikely hopes. One is an aged master, a wandering troubador venerated as a saint, in physical decline, waiting to break his 1,000th banjo string, an event his own master promised years before would bring him ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, touching
Plot: village, banjo, mentor protege relationship, blindness, kite, love and romance, coming of age, youth, society, tragic love, unfulfilled love, disability ...
Place: mongolia, china
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Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haru, an orphaned American who washes ashore in Japan and is mistaken for the great White Ninja of legend. Raised among the finest Ninjas, Haru grows strong and big - very big. With the grace of all Three Stooges rolled into one body, Haru is an ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, absurd, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, fish out of water, misfit, heroic mission, who done it, mistaken identity, crimes, orphan, goofy hero, disorder, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa, japan, asia, california
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August (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, suspense
Plot: family relations, wall street, workplace, rise and fall, ambition, siblings relations, 9/11, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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