Great Spiritual Movies to Stream on Netflix

If you're like us, then one of your favorite evening activities is cozying up on the couch and putting on a movie. Sometimes the search for the perfect movie can take nearly as long as watching it! Well, if you're in the mood for something with substance, delve into these inspiring, uplifting, and sometimes hilarious spiritual documentaries. 


Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi presents himself as a guru and then must deal with the consequences for his following of devoted but misguided disciples.

Monk with a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland

Photographer Nicholas Vreeland, grandson of fashion icon Diana Vreeland, leaves behind the jet-set world he was born into and becomes a Buddhist monk.

Faith Connections

Director Pan Nalin explores the nature of faith and devotion as told by Hindu pilgrims attending the monumental holy gathering known as Kumbh Mela.

Breath of the Gods

In a quest to illuminate yoga's origins, this in-depth documentary examines the life of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, founder of the first yoga school.

The Source Family

This documentary examines the Source Family, an early 1970s "Aquarian tribe" in Los Angeles that followed colorful leader "Father Yod."

Awake, The Life of Yogananda

This movie examines the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, the author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who brought Eastern mysticism and spirituality to the West in the early 20th century. A beautiful and compelling film featuring interviews with George Harrison and others who were direct disciples.

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