Most Popular Dalai Lama Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year











































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 115,285 | Gross: $37.96M

2. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 24,532 | Gross: $5.53M

3. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 60,588 | Gross: $26.64M

4. Monster-in-Law (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
31 Metascore

The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes

Votes: 53,149 | Gross: $82.93M

5. In Good Company (2004)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
66 Metascore

A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger

Votes: 52,128 | Gross: $45.49M

6. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 3,048 | Gross: $0.21M

7. The Abominable Snowman (1957)

85 min | Adventure, Horror

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis

Votes: 3,200

8. Scott and Sid (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

From their first encounter as teenagers in high school, Scott and Sid seem unlikely friends. Scott is a shambolic dreamer, intent on carving out his own path in life and holding up a ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Elliott, Sid Sadowskyj | Stars: Tom Blyth, Richard Hazlehurst Mason, David Summer, Llila Vis

Votes: 1,530

9. The Dalai Lama -- Scientist (2019)

94 min | Documentary

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The Dalai Lama that no one knows.

Director: Dawn Gifford Engle | Stars: Susan Bauer-Wu, Aaron Beck, Michel Bitbol, David Bohm

10. Unmistaken Child (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
66 Metascore

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Director: Nati Baratz | Star: Tenzin Zopa

Votes: 683 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2002)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, History

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
75 Metascore

A film about the state of Chinese occupied Tibet and its history of oppression and resistance.

Director: Tom Piozet | Stars: Edward Edwards, Ed Harris, Shirley Knight, Tim Robbins

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.58M

12. Seven Years in Tibet (1959)

79 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Austrian mountain-climber ends up as a prisoner-of-war, escapes and befriends Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama.

Director: Hans Nieter | Stars: Heinrich Harrer, Peter Aufschnaiter, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 40

13. Scream of the Ants (2006)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A girl believing in God marries an atheist, who is consumed by doubt. They decide to spend their honeymoon in India. Searching the countryside for a guru called the "perfect man," who fobs ... See full summary »

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mamhoud Chokrollahi, Mahnour Shadzi, Karl Maass, Tenzin Chogyal

Votes: 789

14. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ray | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Tenzin Bagdro, Bob Dole, Richard Gere

Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.22M

15. Windhorse (1998)

97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young Tibetans struggle for freedom against the Chinese communist regime. Windhorse was filmed clandestinely inside Tibet and in Nepal. It was the first digital feature film, shot in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wagner | Stars: Dadon, Jampa Kelsang, Richard Chang, Yu Lu

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.28M

16. Serotonin Rising (2009)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A revolution of good deeds positively changing the planet. In a groundbreaking experiment, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that humans are hard-wired to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Perri | Stars: Bill LeVasseur, Michelle Tuttle, Roxy King, Don Kraus

Votes: 29

17. Yeti (2008)

47 min | Documentary

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Akhil Bali

18. Whaledreamers (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.01M

19. When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Unfortunately, the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people receive little political support in their drive to put an end to the Chinese brutal regime, as international governments are ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Simon | Stars: Youdon Aukatsang, Bhusang, Tenzin Choeying, Tenzin Chogkyi

Votes: 98

20. Road to Peace; Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a world dominated by violence, how can we create peace in our lives? This award-winning film goes on an extraordinary journey with the Dalai Lama, demonstrating how anyone can create change and transform the world in which we live.

Director: Leon Stuparich | Stars: Joanna Lumley, The Dalai Lama

Votes: 18

21. ScaredSacred (2004)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a world teetering on the edge of self destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimmage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's ... See full summary »

Director: Velcrow Ripper | Stars: Mehboob Bi, Satinath Sarangi, Aki Ra, Amina Bejovic

Votes: 219

22. Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo - The Great Mother (2006)

57 min | Documentary

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Women of Tibet: Gyalyum Chemo - The Great Mother recounts the compelling story of Dekyi Tsering, the mother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dekyi Tsering, known by Tibetans as 'Gyalyum... See full summary »

Director: Rosemary Rawcliffe | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Tendzin Cheogyal, Jetsun Pema, Rinchen Khando Choegyal

Votes: 10

23. All in This Tea (2007)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. ... See full summary »

Directors: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht | Stars: David Lee Hoffman, Song Diefeng, Werner Herzog, Angela Justice

Votes: 256

24. Dreaming Lhasa (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
49 Metascore

Karma, a young Tibetan woman from New York City comes to Dharamsala, the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama in India, in search of her roots. She is making a documentary film about former... See full summary »

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Stars: Tenzin Chokyi Gyatso, Tenzin Jigme, Jampa Kalsang, Jampa Kalsang Tamang

Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Dancing in Amdo (2008)

G | 93 min | Documentary

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary that explores the Tibet-issue from both sides. Includes interviews with officials of both the Peoples Republic of China and the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Director: Carl Cimini | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Melvyn Goldstein

Votes: 7

26. Compassion in Exile: The Life of the 14th Dalai Lama (1993)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Mickey Lemle | Star: The Dalai Lama

Votes: 17

27. The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (2010)

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
57 Metascore

Fifty years after the fall of his country, can the Dalai Lama make a breakthrough in his efforts to find a solution to the Tibet question?

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Star: The Dalai Lama

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Circle of Poison (2015)

71 min | Documentary

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A global look at communities impacted by the export of toxic pesticides made in America and how they are fighting back.

Directors: Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, The Dalai Lama, Elizabeth Kucinich

Votes: 31

29. Heaven in Exile (2010)

81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

50 Years after the fall of Tibet, Buddhist Masters exiled to northern India struggle to maintain Culture and Traditions. Visit the most renown Buddhist Masters, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, as we search for a Heaven in Exile.

Director: Omar W. Rosales | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyaltzen, H.H. Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa, Venerable Thubten Ngodup

30. Discovering Buddhism (2004– )

346 min | Documentary

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

"Awakening the limitless potential of your mind, achieving all peace and happiness." This thirteen-part teaching series touches on all the vital points of Tibetan Buddhism as presented in ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Gere, Keanu Reeves, The Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche

Votes: 33

31. The Jew in the Lotus (1998)

58 min | Documentary

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tells how Roger Kamenetz, author of the best-selling 1994 book by the same title, found his way back to Judaism - the tradition of his birth.

Director: Laurel Chiten | Star: Rodger Kamenetz

Votes: 27

32. Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet (2000 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Add a Plot

Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Aqua, Angi Bekker, Alberto Borsari

Votes: 28

33. Burn in Love (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Mathieu and Anna are in India to make a film about the need for spirituality. A 6 month road trip, mixing animation and documentary, during which Mathieu will question himself about the meaning of the couple and love.

Director: Mathieu Zeitindjioglou | Stars: Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Michelange Quay, Anna Zeitindjioglou, Mathieu Zeitindjioglou

34. Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution (2008)

57 min | Documentary

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Three generations of Tibetan women and His Holiness the Dalai Lama tell the story of one of the great movements of nonviolent resistance in modern history. In 1959, an estimated 15,000 ... See full summary »

Director: Rosemary Rawcliffe | Stars: Dolma Tsering Teykhang, Samdup Dolma, Tseten Choeden Schneiter, Tenzin Peldon

Votes: 18

35. A Song for Tibet (1991)

57 min | Documentary

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Anne Henderson

Votes: 6

36. Yatra - Uma Viagem Externa, Interna e Secreta (2014)

77 min | Documentary

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A group of Brazilians go on a pilgrimage to eight holy places of Buddhism in India and Nepal. Dealing with the harshness of the journey, disappointment and homesickness, the travelers unveil their inner universe.

Director: Melissa Flores

Votes: 5

37. On the Bridge (1992)

95 min | Documentary

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary of director Perry's own fight with cancer, which he ultimately lost in 1995.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Frank Perry, Lauren Bacall, Ohad Rossen

Votes: 26

38. What Remains of Us (2004)

77 min | Documentary

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Tibetan-Canadian returns to her homeland to smuggle a secret message from the Dalai Lama and to document the occupation and cultural genocide of Tibet by China.

Directors: Hugo Latulippe, François Prévost | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kalsang Dolma

Votes: 196

39. Mustang: The Hidden Kingdom (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Tony Miller | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ian Holm, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 23

40. Earth Sutra (2016)

84 min | Documentary, History

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

What do you know about Tibet? 'Earth Sutra' the documentary that will change your vision of Tibet 55 years controlled by the Chinese oppression. Dare to reflect your relationship with the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jordi Carot, Jose Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: John Ackerly, The Dalai Lama, Mikel Dunham, José Elías Esteve

41. Dalai Lama (2004 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The visit of the Dalai Lama in 2004 is the subject of this television special.

Director: Miguel Velasco | Star: The Dalai Lama

42. Kumbh Mela: Songs of the River (2004)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Kumbh Mela is the "Festival of the Urn" that pours out the nectar of immortality to Humanity. It is a great roving festival that has moved around India for more than four thousand years... See full summary »

Director: Nadeem Uddin | Stars: Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, Kali Baaba, Bike Baba, Pilot Baba

Votes: 14

43. Recalling a Buddha: Memories of HH Karmapa XVI (2006 Video)

98 min | Documentary

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The life story of His Holiness Karmapa XVI is told by those close to him in Tibet, the generation of teachers that he trained, and many others that he touched. The story of this modern day ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Eller | Stars: Mitchell Levy, Judith Lief, Khyentse Norbu, Lama Ole Nydahl

Votes: 8

44. Women of Tibet: The Buddha's Wife

Documentary | Post-production

Women of Tibet: The Buddha's Wife explores the radical changes women and men experience on the quest to become fully realized human beings. Forced by the demands of modern living we delve ... See full summary »

Director: Rosemary Rawcliffe | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Matthew Fox, H.H. Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa, Rinchen Khando Choegyal

45. The Dalai Lama's Cat (2007)

42 min | Documentary, Short

Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Peter and Mike go to Tibet. Peter's imminent wedding offers a novel alternative to the traditional stag night. Mount Kailash is sacred to Buddhists and Hindus. A pilgrimage launders a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Boswell | Star: Michael Boswell

46. PeaceJam (2003)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five teens confront violence with the aide of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and the organization PeaceJam.

Directors: Dawn Gifford Engle, Dennis Flippin | Stars: Rudy Balles, Richard Castaldo, The Dalai Lama, Rigoberta Menchú

Votes: 7

47. Tibetan Refugee (2004 Video)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, the vast majority of whom are children and monks, are the subject of interviews.

Director: Richard Martini | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Yungchen Lhamo, Tashi Norbu, Thubten Samphel

Votes: 11

48. Journey of the Heart: A Film on Heart Sutra (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This film has two major points of focus: the Buddhist text, the Heart Sutra, which is part of the Ultimate Wisdom Text of Buddhism, and the travel diary of the 7th Chinese monk Xuanzang, ... See full summary »

Director: Ravi Verma | Stars: Tsultrim Allione, The Dalai Lama, Dorji Damdul, Bernie Glassman

Votes: 6

49. Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity (1998)

58 min | Documentary

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Xiaoming Zhu, Shamar Rinpoche, H.H. Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa

Votes: 23

50. Mustang: Journey of Transformation (2009)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Lost in time, the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang is one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. But, long isolated by geography and politics, the people struggle to ... See full summary »

Director: Will Parrinello | Stars: Richard Gere, The Dalai Lama, Luigi Fieni, John Sanday

Votes: 11



Recently Viewed