Five sci-fi films that are like a religious experience

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Gravity got us feeling all spiritual – here are five other science fiction films that can have a similar impact.


Many science fiction films use religious imagery or allusion to heighten the drama and connect to the audience. But religion and science make reluctant bedfellows, so how are the two used in tandem to any satisfying effect? There is a certain religiosity to the best sci-fi that speaks directly to the fear and fascination with the unknown. There is something that resides in all of us, whether we are Christian, Buddhist, atheist or somewhere in between that searches (even yearns) for the answer to life, the universe and everything.

So, here are five spiritual science fiction films. Testify!


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