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The Best Movies About Angels 

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Updated February 6, 2020 432 votes 44 voters 1.5k views 32 items

List Rules Movies that feature angels in a major role, not just any movie that has angels in them.

Everytime you watch one of these movies an angel gets its wings. While we have no way of knowing if that's actually true, these are the best movies with angels in them. Althought they are not necessarily religious movies, they do deal with religious themes. Movies with angels in them span across all genres, there is the cult comedy and action films such as Dogma and Constantine. There are also romantic angel films like The Preacher's Wife starring Denzel Washington and City of Angels with Nicolas Cage. But which of these is the best angel movie? You get to help decide with your votes.

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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of humanity lies in the hands of an abortion clinic worker (Ben Affleck) whose special heritage sets him ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2005

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more
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Angels in the Outfield ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more
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Michael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
John Travolta, Carla Gugino, Andie MacDowell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Michael is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Nora Ephron. The film stars John Travolta as the Archangel Michael, who is sent to Earth to do various tasks. The cast includes Andie ...more
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The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gregory Widen

The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory ...more
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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brad Silberling

City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a very loose ...more
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The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penny Marshall

The Preacher's Wife is a 1996 Christmas romantic comedy-drama family film directed by Penny Marshall, and starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. It is a remake of ...more
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Legion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh

Released: 2010

Directed by: Scott Stewart

Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart. After a group of strangers is attacked by unknown demonic forces, an archangel named Michael (Paul ...more
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Angels in the Outfield ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio, Janet Leigh

Released: 1951

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Angels in the Outfield is a 1951 American comedy film produced and directed by Clarence Brown and starring Paul Douglas and Janet Leigh. Based on a story by Richard Conlin, the film is about a ...more
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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Down to Earth is a 2001 comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock and Louis C.K. It is the third film adaptation based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, ...more
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A Life Less Ordinary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter

Released: 1997

Directed by: Danny Boyle

A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 American-British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge. It stars Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm and ...more
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Unlikely Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Dolly Parton, Allison Mack, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Switzer

Unlikely Angel is a 1996 American Christmas TV movie starring Dolly Parton which premiered on CBS in 1996.
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The Prophecy II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Christopher Walken, Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Beals

Released: 1998

Directed by: Greg Spence

The Prophecy II is a fantasy horror–thriller film and the second motion picture in The Prophecy series. Christopher Walken and Steve Hytner reprise their roles as the Archangel Gabriel and the ...more
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Almost an Angel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Charlton Heston, David Alan Grier, Paul Hogan

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Cornell

Almost an Angel is a 1990 American comedy film directed by John Cornell and starring Paul Hogan. The original music score was composed by Maurice Jarre. The film's tagline is: "The guy from ...more
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The Prophecy 3: The Asce... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Christopher Walken, Brad Dourif, Vincent Spano

Released: 2000

Directed by: Patrick Lussier

The Prophecy 3: The Ascent is a fantasy horror-thriller film, and the third motion picture in The Prophecy series. Christopher Walken and Steve Hytner reprise their roles as the Archangel ...more
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The Prophecy: Forsaken ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Kari Wührer, Tony Todd, Doug Bradley

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joel Soisson

The Prophecy: Forsaken is a fantasy horror-thriller film and the fifth motion picture in The Prophecy series. The film stars horror veteran Tony Todd, martial artist Jason Scott Lee, and ...more
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Angels in the Endzone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Christopher Lloyd, Matthew Lawrence, David Gallagher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gary Nadeau

Angels in the Endzone is a 1997 American film directed by Gary Nadeau and starring Christopher Lloyd. The film is about a high school football team that lacks skill.
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The Heavenly Kid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Nancy Valen, Richard Mulligan, Jane Kaczmarek

Released: 1985

Directed by: Cary Medoway

The Heavenly Kid is a 1985 comedy film directed by Cary Medoway and starring Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, and Richard Mulligan.
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The Prophecy: Uprising ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Kari Wührer, Doug Bradley, Jason London

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joel Soisson

The Prophecy: Uprising is a 2005 fantasy horror-thriller film and the fourth motion picture in The Prophecy series. This chapter does not feature series regular Christopher Walken, instead ...more
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One Magic Christmas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
One Magic Christmas Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Harnois, Sarah Polley

Released: 1985

Directed by: Phillip Borsos

One Magic Christmas is a 1985 American Christmas fantasy film directed by Phillip Borsos. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton. It was shot ...more
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It Happened One Christma... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Guest

Released: 1977

Directed by: Donald Wrye

It Happened One Christmas is a 1977 made-for-television film starring Marlo Thomas and Wayne Rogers.
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Angels in the Infield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
David Alan Grier, Patrick Warburton, Kurt Fuller

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert King

Angels in the Infield is a 2000 Disney television film, Directed by Robert King. A follow on to the 1994 film Angels in the Outfield, and the 1997 film Angels in the Endzone, this motion picture ...more
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I Married an Angel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy

Released: 1942

Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke

I Married an Angel is an a 1942 American motion picture based on the 1938 musical comedy of the same name by Rodgers and Hart. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Jeanette ...more
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Made in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Bernard Shakey, Tom Petty, Ellen Barkin

Released: 1987

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Made in Heaven is a 1987 feature film directed by Alan Rudolph, script from Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, and produced by Lorimar Productions. The film stars Timothy Hutton and Kelly ...more
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Forever, Darling is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Angels
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Natalie Schafer

Released: 1956

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Forever, Darling is a 1956 American romantic comedy film with fantasy overtones, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and James Mason, and directed by Alexander Hall. The original screenplay by ...more