Documentaries on Religion, Spirituality and Cultsby MrKaya | created - 11 Jan 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Documentaries on religion, religious traditionalism, religious cults, spiritual awakening, hallucinative plants, and atheism.
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1. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the ... See full summary »
Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.22M
2. The Unbelievers (2013)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary
Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.
3. Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul (2010)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Adventure
On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »
4. Hell House (2001)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »
5. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.
7. Hellbound? (2012)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
If God is our pure, all-loving creator, can he really turn his back on sinners and allow them to suffer for eternity in hell? Where did this vision of hell come from? Is it possible we've ... See full summary »
Votes: 262 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Neurons to Nirvana (2013)
85 min | Documentary, History, News
A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge.
PG | 90 min | Documentary, History
In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context.... See full summary »
11. Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002)
PG | 116 min | Documentary
Tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shapes the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to ... See full summary »
12. Islam: Empire of Faith (2000)
160 min | Documentary, History
Islam: Empire of Faith is a documentary series, made in 2000, that details the history of Islam, from the birth of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire.
The first episode ... See full synopsis »
14. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)
76 min | Documentary
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »
Votes: 419 | Gross: $0.03M
18. Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life (2012– )
Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary
Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In ... See full summary »
19. To Kill a Sparrow (2014)
26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
Today, there are over 800 young Afghan women imprisoned for so-called 'moral crimes.' These crimes include running away from unlawful forced marriages and domestic violence, or simply ... See full summary »
Director: Zohreh Soleimani
21. The Secret (2006 Video)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.
22. I Am (III) (2010)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.
Votes: 3,335 | Gross: $1.57M
23. The Bible Unearthed: The Making of a Religion (2005– )
208 min | Documentary
A documentary based on the groundbreaking 2001 book with the same name by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman.
Nova (1974– )
The Bible's Buried Secrets
TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary
A powerful partnership between science and scholarship breaks exciting new ground in investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, their faith in a single, omnipotent God and the creation of the Bible.
Frontline (1983– )
Secrets of the Vatican
TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary
From PBS and Frontline: Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in six hundred years. In his wake he left a bitterly ... See full summary »
27. Waiting for Armageddon (2009)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »
Votes: 343 | Gross: $0.01M
TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary
Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
30. Meet the Mormons (2014)
PG | 78 min | Documentary
Meet the Mormons examines the very diverse lives of six devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location and across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,911 | Gross: $5.88M
32. An Honest Liar (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.
Votes: 8,633 | Gross: $0.12M
33. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2014)
Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, History
What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out ... See full summary »
35. Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)
PG | 87 min | Documentary
Unique biopic about Yogananda, telling the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité.
Votes: 1,009 | Gross: $1.02M
36. Kumaré (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.
Votes: 4,555 | Gross: $0.13M
39. Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam (2005 TV Movie)
49 min | Documentary, Music
Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam, documents the many musical subcultures of Sufism as it was incorporated by different cultures in different regions. With many comparisons to ... See full summary »
40. My Son the Jihadi (2015 TV Special)
47 min | Documentary
Channel 4 documentary about British mother, Sally Evans, whose son, Thomas, had been recruited - and joined - Islamist terrorist organisation, Al Shabaab, in Somalia.
41. Holy Hell (2016)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama
An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.
Votes: 4,278 | Gross: $0.02M
42. Isis: The British Women Supporters Unveiled (2015 TV Movie)
Channel 4 documentary Isis: the British Women Supporters Unveiled follows a 12-month undercover investigation, which penetrates the secret world of the women in the UK who support Isis, and... See full summary »
45. Manson (2009 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Crime, History
Follows Charles Manson's 'Family' member Linda Kasabian, and her story to what when on at Spahn's Movie Ranch and the final days leading up to the grisly 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders.
46. For the Love of a Man (2015)
85 min | Documentary