10 Buddhism Movies Available on Netflix

05.10.2023 11:39 EST
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 )

IMDB Score: 8.7/10
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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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Mini version of France
France
English – Audio Description, English [Original], French English, French
Mini version of Germany
Germany
German, English – Audio Description, English [Original] German, English
Mini version of Italy
Italy
English – Audio Description, English [Original], Italian English, Italian
Mini version of Japan
Japan
English – Audio Description, English [Original], Japanese English, Japanese

2. Spirited Away ( 2001 )

IMDB 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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Mini version of Australia
Australia
English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Vietnamese, Mandarin English, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Mini version of Brazil
Brazil
German, English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese German, English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese
Mini version of Canada
Canada
English, Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Japanese [Original], Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Polish English, Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Polish
Mini version of France
France
Arabic, German, English, Spanish (Spain), French, Japanese [Original], European Spanish Arabic, German, English, French, Japanese, Ukrainian, European Spanish
Mini version of Germany
Germany
German, English, French, Japanese [Original], Russian, Turkish German, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish
Mini version of Italy
Italy
Arabic, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese [Original] German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Greek
Mini version of Netherlands
Netherlands
German, English, French, Japanese [Original], Dutch German, English, French, Japanese, Dutch
Mini version of Spain
Spain
Arabic, German, English, Spanish (Spain), French, Japanese [Original], European Spanish Arabic, English, Spanish (Spain), Japanese, Romanian, Ukrainian, European Spanish, French
Mini version of UnitedKingdom
United Kingdom
Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese [Original], Polish, Arabic, English, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Ukrainian, French

3. Princess Mononoke ( 1997 )

IMDB Score: 8.4/10
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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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Mini version of Australia
Australia
English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Vietnamese, Mandarin English, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Mini version of Brazil
Brazil
German, English, Italian, Japanese [Original], Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese German, English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese
Mini version of Canada
Canada
English, Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Japanese [Original], Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Polish English, Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Polish
Mini version of France
France
Arabic, German, English, Spanish (Spain), French, Japanese [Original], European Spanish Arabic, German, English, French, Japanese, Ukrainian, European Spanish
Mini version of Italy
Italy
Arabic, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese [Original] German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Greek
Mini version of Spain
Spain
Arabic, German, English, Spanish (Spain), French, Japanese [Original], European Spanish Arabic, English, Spanish (Spain), Japanese, Romanian, Ukrainian, European Spanish, French

4. Groundhog Day ( 1993 )

IMDB Score: 8/10
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Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again – Groundhogs Day – after arriving in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual event. Eventually, he gets sick of covering this news story and uses his future knowledge to make money and win at sports events. But as anyone who has seen the movie knows, it takes more than money and victory to find true happiness.
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Mini version of France
France
German, English [Original], Spanish (Spain), French, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), European Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese Arabic, German, English, Spanish (Spain), French, Ukrainian, European Spanish
Mini version of Germany
Germany
German, English [Original], Spanish (Spain), French, Italian, Turkish, Spanish (Latin America), European Spanish German, English, French, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Spanish (Latin America)
Mini version of Japan
Japan
English [Original], Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil) English, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese
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United Kingdom
English [Original], Spanish (Spain), French, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, European Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Polish, Ukrainian

5. Edge of Tomorrow ( 2014 )

IMDB Score: 7.9/10
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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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Audio and Subtitles Information by Country
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Mini version of Australia
Australia
English – Audio Description, English [Original] English
Mini version of Canada
Canada
English – Audio Description, English [Original], French English, French
Mini version of Germany
Germany
German, English – Audio Description, English [Original] German, English
Mini version of Spain
Spain
English – Audio Description, English [Original], Spanish (Spain) English, Spanish (Spain)
Mini version of UnitedKingdom
United Kingdom
English – Audio Description, English [Original] English

6. Cloud Atlas ( 2012 )

IMDB 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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Mini version of Canada
Canada
English – Audio Description, English [Original], French English, French
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Germany
German, English [Original] German, English

7. Seven Psychopaths ( 2012 )

IMDB Score: 7.2/10
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This is an incredibly twisted film written by Christopher Walken, who plays Martin, a struggling writer trying to write his latest screenplay surrounded by psychopaths. Not for the faint of heart, but worth watching if you liked In Bruges or other dark comedies. Youll never look at your dog the same way again.
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English [Original], French (Canada), Canadian French English, French (Canada), Canadian French

8. Seven Years in Tibet ( 1997 )

IMDB Score: 7.1/10
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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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Country Audio Subtitles
Mini version of Brazil
Brazil
German, English [Original], French, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Brazilian Portuguese
Mini version of Canada
Canada
German, English [Original], Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese German, English, Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese
Mini version of Germany
Germany
German, English [Original], Spanish (Spain), French, Italian, Turkish, Spanish (Latin America), European Spanish German, English, French, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Spanish (Latin America)
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United States
English [Original], Spanish (Latin America), Spanish English, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish

9. Amrapali ( 1966 )

IMDB Score: 6.6/10
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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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Audio and Subtitles Information by Country
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Mini version of Australia
Australia
Hindi [Original] English
Mini version of Brazil
Brazil
Hindi [Original] English
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Canada
Hindi [Original] English
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Hindi [Original] English
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United States
Hindi [Original] English

10. Transcendence ( 2014 )

IMDB Score: 6.2/10
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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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Audio and Subtitles Information by Country
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Mini version of Canada
Canada
English [Original] English, French
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Germany
German, English [Original] German