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The Best Movies About Angels

Updated February 6, 2020 908 votes 122 voters 10.3k views32 items

List RulesMovies 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.

Vote up the angel movies that take you to heaven and vote down any you never want to watch again.

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  • 1
    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves
    83
    21

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis 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, Shia...  more
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    Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid
    59
    29

    Released2010

    Directed byScott 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 Bettany)...  more
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  • 3
    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    33
    4

    Released1994

    Directed byWilliam 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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  • 4
    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
    49
    21

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin 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 on a...  more
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  • 5
    John Travolta, Carla Gugino
    42
    18

    Released1996

    Directed byNora 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 MacDowell,...  more
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    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan
    34
    13

    Released1998

    Directed byBrad 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 remake of...  more
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  • 7
    Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington
    27
    7

    Released1996

    Directed byPenny 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 the...  more
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  • 8
    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken
    34
    17

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory 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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  • 9
    Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio
    15
    3

    Released1951

    Directed byClarence 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 young...  more
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  • 10
    Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes
    21
    15

    Released2001

    Directed byChris 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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  • 11
    Christopher Walken, Brittany Murphy
    18
    15

    Released1998

    Directed byGreg 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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  • 12
    Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor
    21
    21

    Released1997

    Directed byDanny 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 Dan...  more
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  • 13
    Christopher Walken, Brad Dourif
    10
    5

    Released2000

    Directed byPatrick 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 Gabriel and...  more
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  • 14
    Dolly Parton, Allison Mack
    16
    19

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Switzer

    Unlikely Angel is a 1996 American Christmas TV movie starring Dolly Parton which premiered on CBS in 1996....  more
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  • 15
    Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart
    8
    10

    Released1987

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Date with an Angel is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film, starring Emmanuelle Béart, Phoebe Cates and Michael E. Knight. The film was written and directed by Tom McLoughlin. The original music score...  more
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  • 16
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney
    11
    14

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn R. Cherry III

    Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 sports comedy film, and the eighth full-length feature film starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell. It was released direct-to-video, and was directed by long-time Ernest...  more
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  • 17
    Nancy Valen, Richard Mulligan
    13
    18

    Released1985

    Directed byCary Medoway

    The Heavenly Kid is a 1985 comedy film directed by Cary Medoway and starring Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek, and Richard Mulligan....  more
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  • 18
    Charlton Heston, David Alan Grier
    7
    10

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn 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 down...  more
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  • 19
    David Alan Grier, Patrick Warburton
    7
    11

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert 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 is...  more
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  • 20
    Christopher Lloyd, Matthew Lawrence
    11
    18

    Released1997

    Directed byGary 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....  more
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  • 21
    Willem Dafoe, Lou Reed
    6
    10

    Released1993

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Faraway, So Close! is a 1993 film by German director Wim Wenders. The screenplay is by Wenders, Richard Reitinger and Ulrich Zieger. The film is a sequel to Wenders' 1987 film Wings of Desire. Actors...  more
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  • 22
    Kari Wührer, Doug Bradley
    3
    5

    Released2005

    Directed byJoel 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 starring...  more
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  • 23
    Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Harnois
    4
    8

    Released1985

    Directed byPhillip 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 in...  more
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  • 24
    Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki
    4
    8

    Released2005

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Angel-A, directed by Luc Besson, is a 2005 French fantasy and romantic drama film featuring Jamel Debbouze and Rie Rasmussen....  more
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  • 25
    Kari Wührer, Tony Todd
    3
    7

    Released2005

    Directed byJoel 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 frequent...  more
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