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THE TRANSPERSONAL CINEMA PROJECT

Exploring the Cinema of Transformation and Transcendence

 

 

Transpersonal Movie List

 
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The following is a partial listing of films with transpersonal cinematic content, structure, and/or stylistic elements, and films that attempt to produce transpersonal cinematic effects.*

Transpersonal cinematic content includes Alien encounters; altered states of consciousness; angelic or divine encounters; archetypal forces; dreams; life after death; mystical realities; near death experiences; paranormal activities; past-life experiences; peak experiences, religious experiences; self-actualization; spiritual quests; and meta-values (i.e.: Truth, Beauty, Goodness, etc.).

Transpersonal cinematic structures include Shifts in temporal and spatial reality; the deconstruction of consensual reality; the integration of personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal experience; the interrelatedness of normally perceived discreet domains and events; and the relativity and/or aperspectival nature of perceptual reality.

Transpersonal cinematic stylistic elements include camera/object boundary transcendence; image/object transformation; audiovisual representations of altered states of consciousness; and  audiovisual representations of temporal and spatial distortions.

TRANSPERSONAL CINEMATIC EFFECTS include the replication and inducement of transpersonal experiences and perceptions for individual viewers, and the incorporation of transpersonal concepts and ideas into the viewer’s constructs of self and world, and into the greater culture.

*See the publication TRANSPERSONAL DIMENSIONS OF THE CINEMA for more information about these transpersonal cinematic elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Artificial Intelligence: AI

 

2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)

The Abyss (1989)

Adaptation (2002)

The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen (1988)

After Life (Wandâfuru raifu) (1998)

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Yume) (1990)

All That Jazz (1979)

Alice in Wonderland (1933;1951)

Almost An Angel (1990)

Altered States (1980)

Always (1989)

An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) (1929)

Angel on my shoulder (1946)

Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Anima Mundi (1992)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

Awakenings (1990)

Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1990)

Baraka (1993)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946)

Bedazzled (1967)

Bee Season (2005)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being There (1979)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Beyond the Mind's Eye (1992)

The Bible (1966)

Big (1988)

Big Fish (2003)

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

The Birds (1963)

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Black Narcissus (1947)

Black Stallion (1979)

Bliss (1985)

Brainstorm (1983)

Brazil (1985)

A Brief History of Time (1991)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) (1972)

Bruce Almighty (2003)

The Butcher's Wife (1991)

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Canyon Dreams (1987)

Chariots of Fire (1981)

A Christmas Carol (1951)

The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

Chocolat (2000)

The Chronicles of Narnia (2005; 2008)

Chronos (1986)

City of Angels (1998)

Click (2006)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Cocoon (1985)

Contact (1997)

Conversations with God (2006)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) (2000)

Dances with Wolves (1990)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Defending Your Life (1991)

Deja Vu (2006)

Diva (1981)

The Doctor (1991)

Dogma (1999)

Donnie Darko (2001)

Dragonfly (2002)

Dune (1984)

The Education of Little Tree (1997)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Enchanted (2007)

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain (1995)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Excalibur (1981)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Family Man (2000)

Fantasia (1940)

Far Away, So Close (In weiter Ferne, so nah!) (1993)

Fearless (1993)

Federico Fellini’s 8½ (1963)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Fight Club (1999)

Fire in the Sky (1993)

The Fisher King (1991)

The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

Flatliners (1990)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forest Gump (1994)

Forever Young (1992)

The Fountain (2006)

Frequency (2000)

The Fury (1978)

Gandhi (1982)

Ghost (1990)

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947)

Ghostbusters (1984)

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

The Golden Child (1986)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Grand Canyon (1991)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

The Green Mile (1999)

Groundhog Day (1993)

The Guru (2002)

Harold and Maude (1972)

Harry Potter Series (2001-present)

Harvey (1950)

Heart and Souls (1993)

Heaven Can Wait (1943; 1978)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

I.Q. (1994)

Illumination (by Ken Jenkins)(http://www.iotacenter.org/store/videos/jenkins)

The Illusionist (2006)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indigo (2003)

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

The Invisible Man (1933; 1958)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Joan of Arc (1948)

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti) (1965)

Just Like Heaven (2005)

The Karate Kid (1984)

Keeping the Faith (2000)

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

The Kid (2000)

King of Hearts (Le Roi de coeur) (1966)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

Koyaanisqatsi – Life Out of Balance (1983)

K-Pax (2001)

Kundun (1997)

Lady in the Water (2006)

The Lake House (2006)

The Last Samurai (2003)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Last Wave (1977)

The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

Liar Liar (1997)

Life is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) (1997)

Life or Something Like it (2002)

Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate) (1992)

Little Buddha (1993)

The Little Prince (1974)

Local Hero (1983)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)

Lost Horizon (1937)

Made in Heaven (1987)

Magnolia (1999)

The Mahabharata (1989)

A Man Called Peter (1955)

Man Facing Southeast (Hombre mirando al sudeste) (1986)

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

Mary Poppins (1964)

The Mask (1994)

The Matrix Trilogy (1999-2003)

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)

Memento (2000)

Men in Black (1997)

Michael (1996)

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

The Mind's Eye (1990)

Mindwalk (1990)

Minority Report (2002)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano) (1951)

Mr. Destiny (1990)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

Mulholland Drive (2001)

My Dinner with Andre (1981)

My Life (1993)

My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985)

The Natural (1984)

The Next Voice You Hear (1950)

The NeverEnding Story (Die Unendliche Geschichte) (1984)

Night at the Museum (2006)

Nostalghia (1983)

The Notebook (2004)

Oh God (1977)

On a Clear Day (2005)

Ordinary Magic (1993)

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Passage to India (1984)

Pay It Forward (2000)

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Phenomenon (1996)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Pleasantville (1998)

Poltergeist (1982)

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Powaqqatsi – Life in Transformation (1988)

Powder (1995)

Powers of Ten (1977)

Powwow Highway (1989)

Practical Magic (1998)

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Radiance (by Dorothy Fadiman) (http://www.concentric.org/fadiman/radiance.html)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Rashomon (1950)

The Razor's Edge (1946)

Repo Man (1984)

Resurrection (1980)

A River Runs Through It (1992)

The Robe (1953)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Secret Garden (1993)

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

Serendipity (2001)

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957)

Siddhartha (1972)

Signs (2002)

Sirens (1994)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sliding Doors (1998)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Solaris (1972; 2002)

Somewhere in Time (1980)

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom) (2003)

Stalker (1979)

Starman (1984)

Star Wars Series (1977-2005)

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Terminator Trilogy (1984-2003)

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Timecode (2000)

The Time Machine (1960; 2002)

Titanic (1997)

To Live (Ikiru) (1952)

Topper (1937)

Trouble in Mind (1985)

Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)

The Truman Show (1998)

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Twilight (2008)

Unbreakable (2000)

Vanilla Sky (2001)

The Village (2004)

Waiting for the Light (1990)

Waking Life (2001)

War of the Worlds (1953; 2005)

What About Bob? (1991)

What Dreams May Come (1998)

What the Bleep do we Know!? (2004)

What Women Want (2000)

Why has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun) (1989)

Wide Awake (1998)

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället) (1957)

Wimbledon (2004)

Windwalker (1980)

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin) (1987)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The World According to Garp (1982)

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
 
Heaven Can Wait  
   
 

The Matrix Reloaded

 

Pan's Labyrinth  
  What Dreams May Come
 

 


 

 
 

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