There are many wonderful things available on Netflix. However, a lot of what is available falls under the “entertainment” category – worthy dramas and comedies, which will be worth your time, but sometimes you want something with a little more soul to it. If youre looking for those kinds of movies, look no further than this list of Top 16 Buddhism Movies on Netflix.

1. The Matrix ( 1999 )

Score: 8.7/10

Neo, a young man living in a dystopic future where machines have taken over and enslave humanity, is awakened to the truth behind his world – that its all an elaborate simulation created by sentient machines. He joins up with Morpheus and Trinity to try and end this false reality once and for all.

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CountryAudioSubtitles

Germany
German, English – Audio Description, English [Original]German, English

Japan
English – Audio Description, English [Original], JapaneseEnglish, Japanese

2. Spirited Away ( 2001 )

Score: 8.6/10

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If youre looking for another beautiful story set in Japan, consider Spirited Away the winner of the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This film tells the story of Chihiro, who is tasked with saving her parents by working at a bathhouse for (ghosts, monsters, and spirits).

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CountryAudioSubtitles

Australia
English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Vietnamese, MandarinEnglish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Brazil
German, English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Brazilian PortugueseGerman, English, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese

Canada
English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese [Original], Arabic, Hindi, PolishEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Polish

France
Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese [Original]Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese

Germany
German, English, French, Japanese [Original], Russian, TurkishGerman, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Turkish

India
English, Hindi, Japanese [Original], Arabic, Polish, German, Italian, Brazilian PortugueseEnglish, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese

Italy
Arabic, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese [Original]German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Japanese

Netherlands
German, English, French, Japanese [Original], DutchGerman, English, French, Japanese, Dutch

Spain
Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese [Original]Arabic, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese, Romanian

United Kingdom
Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese [Original], Polish,Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Polish

3. Princess Mononoke ( 1997 )

Score: 8.4/10

Princess Mononoke is an epic adventure set in medieval Japan, where humans kill the forests for iron. Its up to young warrior, Ashitaka to try and stop them from destroying everything around them. A great example of anime with amazing action scenes and a ton of classic Buddhist themes. If you want more, check out Miyazakis other films, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Kikis Delivery Service, or Ponyo.

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CountryAudioSubtitles

Australia
English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Vietnamese, MandarinEnglish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Brazil
German, English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Brazilian PortugueseGerman, English, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese

Canada
English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese [Original], Arabic, Hindi, PolishEnglish, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Polish

France
Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese [Original]Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese

Germany
German, English, French, Japanese [Original], Russian, TurkishGerman, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Turkish

India
English, Hindi, Japanese [Original], Arabic, Polish, German, Italian, Brazilian PortugueseEnglish, Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese

Italy
Arabic, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese [Original]German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Japanese

Spain
Arabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese [Original]Arabic, English, European Spanish, French, Japanese, Romanian

United Kingdom
Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese [Original], PolishArabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Polish,

4. American Beauty ( 1999 )

Score: 8.3/10

Lester Burnham is desperately unhappy with his life: he hates his job, his wife is cheating on him, and he doesnt connect with his teenage daughter at all. His mid-life crisis causes him to reflect on his life and change it for the better. Its a great movie that deals with materialism, family breakdown, male beauty standards, and existential dread.

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Japan
English – Audio Description, English [Original], Japanese, Brazilian PortugueseEnglish, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese

5. Into the Wild ( 2007 )

Score: 8.1/10

For most, living in a van and traveling around the country is not recommended – but for Christopher McCandless, it seemed like a pretty good idea. The film follows his journey through the American wilderness, trying to “live deliberately.” Its based on a true story and features amazing shots of places such as Montana and Alaska, both of which you feel like youre there with Chris. Bonus points: this movie was filmed almost entirely in Pennsylvania.

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Germany
German, English [Original]German

6. Edge of Tomorrow ( 2014 )

Score: 7.9/10

Tom Cruise plays William Cage; an officer killed almost immediately after landing on a foreign planet. He finds himself stuck in a time loop where he dies at the beginning of his mission – Groundhogs Day style – only to wake up again to relive the day over and over again. Eventually, he learns how to fight and save everyone from destruction. Some have criticized this film as nothing more than a “Groundhogs Day reskinned alien warfare.” Still worth watching.

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CountryAudioSubtitles

Australia
English – Audio Description, English [Original]English

Canada
English – Audio Description, English [Original], FrenchEnglish, French

Germany
German, English – Audio Description, English [Original]German, English

India
English – Audio Description, English [Original], HindiEnglish, Hindi

Japan
English – Audio Description, English [Original], JapaneseEnglish, Japanese

7. Cloud Atlas ( 2012 )

Score: 7.4/10

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The Wachowski siblings epic tale will take you on one heck of a ride through time and space. The film follows six interconnected stories from 1849 to a post-apocalyptic future.

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Canada
English – Audio Description, English [Original], FrenchEnglish, French

Germany
German, English [Original]German, English

Japan
English – Audio Description, English [Original], JapaneseEnglish, Japanese

8. Seven Years in Tibet ( 1997 )

Score: 7.1/10

Brad Pitts starring follows Heinrich Harrers real-life journey to Tibet after escaping an internment camp in India. Harrer becomes friends with the young Dalai Lama, teaches him how to ski, climbs some mountains, and watches helplessly as China invades Tibet.

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CountryAudioSubtitles

Brazil
German, English [Original], French, Italian, Brazilian PortugueseGerman, English, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese

Canada
German, English [Original], Spanish, Italian, Brazilian PortugueseGerman, English, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese

France
German, English [Original], European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian PortugueseArabic, German, English, European Spanish, French, Ukrainian

United Kingdom
English [Original], European Spanish, French, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, TurkishArabic, English, French, Hindi, Polish, Ukrainian

9. Amrapali ( 1966 )

Score: 6.6/10

Amrapali is considered by many to be among the most historically accurate period films ever made in India. It tells the story of Queen Amrapali and her relationship with King Bimbisara and Vimalakirti – two kings who lived during Buddha Shakyamuni. The film stars Jaya Bhaduri as Amrapali, an actress for whom this was one of her first roles and one of her last.

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Australia
Hindi [Original]English

Brazil
Hindi [Original]English

Canada
Hindi [Original]English

India
Hindi [Original]English

Japan
Hindi [Original]English

United States
Hindi [Original]English

10. Transcendence ( 2014 )

Score: 6.2/10

A terminally ill scientist downloads his brain into a computer to prevent death. After being taken over by an evil force, he becomes bent on destroying humanity and making the earth more sustainable. Its a good exploration of what it means to be human, has some cool action scenes, and raises interesting questions about technology.

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Germany
German, English [Original]German

Italy
English [Original], ItalianItalian

Conclusion:
These 16 Buddhism Movies are available on Netflix. Some of these films may be helpful to you in learning about the Buddhist religion, while others are just good movies that happen to have a strong Buddhist theme.