Top Movies & Series

Our Top 10 Movies & Series to Watch

Across the many resources pages found throughout this site, there are many great films and series. These 10 are our favorite for inspiring awe, curiosity, and depth.

Movies

Human
This documentary is simple yet profound. Covering a vast range of lifestyles, cultures, and socioeconomic classes, you will see up-close interviews with people revealing their thoughts on essential human experiences. You can watch the whole thing on youtube here.
(IMDB) (Website)

In and Of Itself
Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question ‘Who am I?’
(IMDB) (Hulu)

Lives Well Lived
elebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75–100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life’s greatest challenges.
(Website) (Amazon)

I’m Fine, Thanks
a movie about complacency, or why so many settle for mediocrity in their everyday life at the expense of a greater passion. It’s a collection of stories on the choices we make and the paths we ultimately decide to follow.
(IMDB) (Amazon)

Defending Your Life
In an afterlife way station resembling a major city, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.
(IMDB) (Amazon)

Nine Days
A man interviews five unborn souls to determine which one can be given life on Earth. This film offers a powerful reflection on the gift of being alive, and what you are doing with that gift.
(IMDB) (Amazon) (Rotten Tomatoes)

Series

Cosmos
Carl Sagan’s seminal series (which is free on youtube), laid the groundwork for Neil DeGrasse Tyson to partner with National Geographic and create a stunning, modern version. Learn where you really are (space) and what’s really going on (physics).
(IMDB) (Amazon)

Human Universe
Brian Cox travels the world discusses the most fascinating aspects of existence with unique minds, relating things back to the existential experience.
(IMDB) (Amazon)

The Story of God
Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation, and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.
(IMDB) (Amazon)

Our Planet
Perhaps the greatest video tribute to life on earth. And, going further than most nature documentaries, Our Planet addresses what may be the most meaningful tasks for humanity in the 21st century: preserving earth’s ecosystems.
(IMDB) (Website) (Netflix)

A Life on Our Planet
David Attenborough has seen more of the natural world than perhaps anyone. This documentary is his witness statement. It touchingly presents the idea of life as a human and living meaningfully among a living planet.
(IMDB) (Netflix)