Spiritual & Philosophical

This genre is applied to titles that explore and explain the human pursuit for universal understanding by showing examples of world religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.), schools of philosophy, sacred texts, ceremonies, prominent figures, or the mythological origins of the gods, as well as less traditional belief systems or methods. - All Movie Guide Pictured: Spiritual leader to millions, and in exile from his homeland in Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Director: Paola di Florio

Fittingly enlightening, Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait of the savvy guru with the cherubic face and penetrating... Read more

Ayurveda: The Art of Being (2001)

Director: Pan Nalin

This fascinating documentary tells of the ancient health-care system Ayurveda, which means "The Science of Life" in Sanskrit. The oldest continually p... Read more

Beyond the Gates of Splendor (2002)

Director: Jim Hanon

In 1956, a group of five American missionaries in Ecuador were killed by the members of the Waodani Indian tribe that they were visiting. This outstan... Read more

Billy Connolly's Big Send Off (2014)

Starring: Billy Connolly

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly is a big fan of life. He's effervescent, energised and inspired by it, but he's also genuinely fascinated by the way... Read more

Breaking the Da Vinci Code (2005)

Director: David Priest

Filled with startling insights and expert commentary, this unique documentary (based on the books 'Breaking the Da Vinci Code', 'The Da Vinci Deceptio... Read more

Buddha Wild: The Monk in a Hut (2006)

Director: Anna Wilding

Buddhist monks aren't usually described as wild (at least not in our urban dictionary), but director Anna Wilding's intriguing feature documentary deb... Read more

Camino Skies (2019)


Exploring themes of spirituality, wellbeing and religion, this is the inspirational journey of six strangers from New Zealand and Australia walking th... Read more

Carlos Castaneda - Enigma of a Sorceror (2006)

Director: R Torjan
Starring: Readings By , Peter Coyote, Carlos Castaneda

Best-selling author and dubbed 'the godfather of the new age movement', Carlos Castaneda claimed to be the apprentice of sorcerer, Don Juan and to hav... Read more

Darwin: The Voyage That Shook the World (2009)

Director: Steve Murray

Marking the 200th anniversary of Darwin's death, this expansive documentary follows him as a young amateur scientist on board the HMS Beagle in 1831,... Read more

David Icke: The Freedom Road (2004)

Starring: David Icke

Charismatic author and 'conspiracy theorist', David Icke, offers a different perspective on many recent events, including Princess Diana's death and 9... Read more