"Spiritual" movies and books

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Often movies and books not aiming at spirituality are more so than literature specifically created for that purpose.

I want to start this thread to share books and movies that relate to the topics of spirituality, consciousness and related stuff that really touched and impressed you. You know, when the movie is over and you cannot stop thinking about it.

For me the movies are:

Mister Nobody
Fight Club
Mulholland Drive

Books:

Can't think of many from the top of my head, but one is

Haunted by Chuck Pahlanyuk
 
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The Lego Movie
The Matrix (duh)
The Thin Red Line
Donnie Darko
Any Miyazaki movie
What Dreams May Come
Contact
Groundhog Day
V for Vendetta
Sixth Sense
Devil
The Village
The Pianist
To End All Wars
The Road
Fantasia
Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land
The Adjustment Bureau
Interstellar
Vanilla Sky
Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind
The Shawshank Redemption
Inception
Alice in Wonderland
Short stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Brothers Karamazov
Crime and Punishment
1984
A Brave New World
The Martian Chronicles
The Long Walk
The Kolbrin Bible

In the similar gritty mind-f-k vein of Fight Club:
The Machinist
Memento
Requiem For A Dream (never want to see again, but worth mentioning)
Shutter Island

Not as heavy on the spiritual, but inspiring action favorites:
Gladiator
Braveheart
Apocalypto
Centurion
Defiance
Shackleford's Incredible Voyage
 
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Movies:

Goodbye Lenin
Truman Show
Dark City
Last Unicorn
Flight of Dragons
Ink
Frame
Life is Beautiful
Magic Pony (old cartoon based on a, IIRC, Russian Fairytale)

Shows:

Adventure Time
Farscape

Literature:

Short stories by Jorge Borges
Short stories by Italo Calvino
The Dragon and the Unicorn by Attanasio, the rest of the series is okay but the first is really the important work
Vellum & Ink by Hal Duncan
Deathless by Cathrynne Valente, her short stories like The Bread We Eat In Dreams about a demon exiled from Hell are also good.
Prince Ombra (hard to find original version)
The first four parts of Stephen King's Dark Tower...just stop there and pretend it never finished. Seriously.

Comics:

Kill Six Billion Demons

Gunnerkrigg Court

Invisibles/Filth/Flex Mentallo (the three interconnect, a kind of thematic trilogy)
Seven Soldiers
We3
Multiversity
Joe The Barbarian
I Kill Giants
Birthright
The Wicked and Divine
The Unwritten
Compleat Moonshadow
Sandman
Promethea
All Star Superman
V for Vendetta
Enigma

RPGs:

Planescape
Mage: The Ascension & Mage: The Awakening
Nobilis - specifically the version with this cover:



Games:

Planescape: Torment
Fez, just for a little bit to get a sense of how the higher dimensional rotation might apply to our reality as well.
 
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Nice to get all these suggestions!

I believe these have not been mentioned so far:

Movies:
"2001: A space Odyssey" (and Kubrick's movies in general);
absolutely EVERYTHING by the Coen Brothers, but in particular "A serious man";
"Birth";
"Interstellar";
"I Origins"

Series: "True Detective" (first season)

Graphic novels:
"Watchmen" (loved the movie, too)
"Batman: the Killing Joke" (at least part of the movie "The Dark Knight" is allegedly based on it)
 
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