Movies About The Dalai Lama

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Movies About The Dalai Lama

Thinking about Movies About The Dalai Lama, there are so many films exploring this idea. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Coco (2017)

Coco
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
Rated PG

Coco is a 2017 animated fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. The film follows the story of Miguel Rivera, a young boy from a family of shoemakers who has a passion for music. Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. When a mysterious chain of events leads him to the breathtaking Land of the Dead, Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind his family's history. Along the way, he meets a charming trickster named Hector, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. With help from the people he meets and an amazing spirit guide named Dante, Miguel discovers the true power of music, family and even his own identity.

Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling
Rated PG

Inside Out is an animated movie released in 2015 and directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen. It follows the story of a young pre-teen girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's emotions, Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness try to guide her through this difficult transition, as well as the everyday emotions of a young adolescent. The film follows the emotions as they work together to find a way to help Riley adjust to her new life and make sure she remains true to herself. Along the way, the characters learn important lessons about the complexities of emotion, the importance of family, and the power of memories.

Gandhi (1982)

Gandhi
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Attenborough, starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth
Rated PG

Gandhi (1982), directed by Richard Attenborough, is a biographical drama film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule. The film begins in South Africa in 1893 and follows the life of Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) as he fights against the oppressive and violent policies of the British occupiers. Through nonviolent civil disobedience and peaceful protests, Gandhi leads a nation-wide movement of non-violent resistance, leading to the eventual independence of India in 1947. Throughout the film, Gandhi is shown to be a humble and ethical leader, who inspired the people of India to stand up against the oppressive British regime. His philosophies of nonviolence and truth, as well as his steadfast determination, were the driving forces behind the successful struggle for independence. The film received multiple Academy Awards and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Kim Ki-duk, starring Kim Ki-duk, Oh Yeong-su, Jong-ho Kim, Kim Young-min
Rated R

"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" is a 2003 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Ki-duk. It tells the story of an elderly Buddhist monk, his young disciple, and the cycle of life and death that they experience in their remote mountain monastery. The master teaches his disciple the Buddhist teachings of life and death, and shows him how to live in harmony with nature. The story follows them through the seasons of life, from the innocence of childhood to the wisdom of old age. Along the way, they are faced with the trappings of desire, greed, and abuse, and must learn to overcome them in order to find peace and balance. Ultimately, the film is a meditation on the beauty and impermanence of life.

Soul (2020)

Soul
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House
Rated PG

Soul is an animated feature film from Disney•Pixar, released in 2020 and directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers. The film follows the story of Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher who has long dreamed of making it big as a jazz musician. After finally getting a gig at a prestigious jazz club, Joe's life is tragically cut short and his soul is transported to the "You Seminar", where souls develop passions before being sent to Earth in the form of babies. With the help of 22, a soul with a sour outlook on life, Joe embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find his way back to Earth and fulfill his destiny. Along the way, Joe must confront his own preconceived notions of what it means to have soul.

Waking Life (2001)

Waking Life
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater, Wiley Wiggins
Rated R

Waking Life is a 2001 American rotoscoped adult animated science fiction drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The film follows a young man as he inquires, in a dream-like state, about the nature of reality, free will, and the meaning of life. Along his journey, he encounters a series of individuals who engage in insightful philosophical discussions. These conversations explore various metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical topics, such as the meaning of life, free will, our relationships with others, and the illusory nature of reality. Throughout the film, the protagonist struggles to determine the difference between dreaming and waking life. By the end of his journey, he comes to realize that either state could be a dream, and that ultimately, life is what we make of it.

Unmistaken Child (2008)

Unmistaken Child
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Nati Baratz, starring Star: Tenzin Zopa
Rated Not Rated

Unmistaken Child is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nati Baratz that follows the story of Tenzin Zopa, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Tenzin is sent on a mission to find the reincarnation of his teacher, Geshe Lama Konchog, who recently died. He begins a four-year journey across the Himalayas in search of the reincarnated lama, encountering a variety of people and emotions along the way. The film follows Tenzin's journey and shows how his faith and devotion to his teacher remain strong throughout the entire ordeal. Ultimately, he finds the reincarnated lama and begins the process of educating him. The film offers an intimate and moving look at the relationship between teacher and student, and the power of faith and devotion in a changing world.

Travelers and Magicians (2003)

Travelers and Magicians
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Khyentse Norbu, starring Tshewang Dendup, Gup Kado Duba, Dasho Kado, Sonam Lhamo
Rated Not Rated

The Ultimate Gift (2006)

The Ultimate Gift
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Michael O. Sajbel, starring Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs
Rated PG

Pay It Forward (2000)

Pay It Forward
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Mimi Leder, starring Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr
Rated PG-13

The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn
Rated PG-13

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Peaceful Warrior
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Victor Salva, starring Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay
Rated PG-13

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako
Rated PG-13

Wheel of Time (2003)

Wheel of Time
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Werner Herzog, starring The Dalai Lama, Lama Lhundup Woeser, Takna Jigme Sangpo, Matthieu Ricard
Rated Not Rated

In Pursuit of Silence (2015)

In Pursuit of Silence
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Patrick Shen, starring John Cage, Pico Iyer, Garry Moore, Steve Orfield
Rated PG

Milarepa (2006)

Milarepa
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Neten Chokling, starring Orgyen Tobgyal, Kelsang Chukie Tethtong, Jamyang Lodro, Jamyang Nyima
Rated PG

Angel-A (2005)

Angel-A
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Luc Besson, starring Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine
Rated R

Kundun (1997)

Kundun
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang
Rated PG-13

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Hector and the Search for Happiness
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Jean Reno
Rated R

Nine Days (2020)

Nine Days
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Edson Oda, starring Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgård, Benedict Wong
Rated R

Siddhartha (1972)

Siddhartha
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Conrad Rooks, starring Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma, Pinchoo Kapoor
Rated R

Conversations with God (2006)

Conversations with God
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Deutsch, starring Henry Czerny, Michelle Merring, Frederick Charles Canada, Bill Geislinger
Rated PG

Father Stu (2022)

Father Stu
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Rosalind Ross, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Ruiz
Rated R

What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente, starring Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman
Rated PG

The Shack (2017)

The Shack
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Stuart Hazeldine, starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell
Rated PG-13

 



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