Buddhist Themes

This is a list of films which, in my opinion, touch on Buddhist themes. This doesn't include all films that feature Buddhism/Buddhists (i.e. 7 Years in Tibet doesn't really qualify), nor do all of the films themselves explicitly touch on Buddhism. I hope to an interested reader though that the connections are clear.

  • Samsara
  • Wheel of Time
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Wrestler
  • Enter the Void
  • Happiness
  • Words of My Perfect Teacher
  • Compassion in Emptiness
  • The Big Lebowski
  • A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki
  • The Matrix
  • Groundhog Day
  • Unmistaken Child
  • Siddhartha
  • Her
  • American Beauty
  • The Fountain
  • Waking Life
  • The Truman Show
  • Arrival
  • Kaili Blues