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The Best Movies With Light in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 355 votes 68 voters 14.1k views100 items

How many movies with light in the title can you name? This list ranks the best movies with light in the name, whether they're documentaries, dramas, horror movies, or any other genre of film. Do you have a favorite movie with light in the title? Categorizing movies by words in their titles is kind of uncommon, but that's a big part of why this list is so fun to scroll through. There's probably one movie with light in the title you think of right away, but you might be shocked to see how many others exist as well.

Notable films with light in the title include Light It Up, Winter Light, and The Cold Light of Day, although there are many more examples on this list. This poll is interactive, meaning you can vote the light movies up or down depending on how much you like them.
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    Winter Light

    Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin

    Released1963

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Winter Light is a 1962 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bergman regulars Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. The film follows Tomas Ericsson,...  more

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    Go Toward the Light

    Linda Hamilton, Brian Bonsall

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Robe

    Go Toward the Light is a 1988 television film starring Linda Hamilton, Joshua Harris and Richard Thomas. The film first aired on CBS on November 11, 1988....  more
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    Light It Up

    Rosario Dawson, Usher

    Released1999

    Directed byCraig Bolotin

    Light It Up is a 1999 American hostage drama film starring an ensemble cast that consists of R&B singer/actor Usher Raymond, Rosario Dawson, Forest Whitaker, and Vanessa L. Williams. The film was...  more
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    The Cold Light of Day

    Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byMabrouk El Mechri

    The Cold Light of Day is a 2012 American/Spanish action film directed by Mabrouk El Mechri, starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is about Will, who finds that his...  more
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    By the Light of the Silvery Moon

    Doris Day, Mary Wickes

    Released1953

    Directed byDavid Butler

    By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a 1953 musical film. It is the sequel to On Moonlight Bay. Like its predecessor, the movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington....  more
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    Light of Day

    Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett

    Released1987

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    Light of Day is a 1987 American drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands and Joan Jett. It was written and directed by Paul Schrader. The original music score was composed by Thomas Newman...  more
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light

    Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi

    Released2004

    Directed byHatsuki Tsuji

    Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, later released in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Pyramid of Light is a 2004 Japanese-American anime adventure fantasy film produced by Nihon Ad Systems based...  more
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    You Light Up My Life

    Didi Conn, Melanie Mayron

    Released1977

    Directed byJoseph Brooks

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    Half Light

    Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick

    Released2006

    Directed byCraig Rosenberg

    Half Light is a 2006 mystery-horror drama film starring Demi Moore and Hans Matheson. It was directed by Craig Rosenberg, who also penned the screenplay. The score was composed by Craig's brother,...  more
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    Light Years

    Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Adriano Aragon

    Released2008

    Directed byRichard N. Martin

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    A Light in the Forest

    Lindsay Wagner, Bernie Kopell

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Carl Buechler

    A Light in the Forest is John Carl Buechler's film adaptation of Frank Latino's award winning children's book, "The Legend of Hollyboy." It starred Lindsay Wagner....  more
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    Light of My Eyes

    Sandra Ceccarelli, Luigi Lo Cascio

    Released2001

    Directed byGiuseppe Piccioni

    Luce dei miei occhi is a 2001 Italian romance-drama film directed by Giuseppe Piccioni. The film entered the 58th Venice International Film Festival, where Luigi Lo Cascio and Sandra Ceccarelli were...  more
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    The Light of Western Stars

    Mary Brian, Regis Toomey

    Released1930

    Directed byOtto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf

    The Light of Western Stars is a 1930 sound film western produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It had two directors, Otto Brower and Edward H. Knopf. This film is the third filming of Zane...  more
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    A Light in the Darkness

    Karen Black, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released2002

    Directed byMarshall E. Uzzle

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    A Trick of Light

    Udo Kier, Otto Kuhnle

    Released1995

    Directed byWim Wenders

    A Trick of Light is a 1995 German film directed by Wim Wenders. Its original German title is Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky, the film made with the students of the Munich Film Academy is a combination of...  more
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    The Valley of Light

    Gretchen Mol, Jackson Rathbone

    Released2007

    Directed byBrent Shields

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    The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree

    Jane Seymour, James Naughton

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Gentile, Anthony Gentile

    The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree is a 2004 short film....

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    A Ring of Endless Light

    Mischa Barton, Jared Padalecki

    Released2002

    Directed byGreg Beeman

    A Ring of Endless Light is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie based on the Madeleine L'Engle book of the same name filmed on location in Australia, and starring Mischa Barton in the main lead role....  more
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    Before the Light Turns Green

    Ben Budd, James Pickering

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Michael Bolger

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    By Dawn's Early Light

    James Earl Jones, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1990

    Directed byJack Sholder

    By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie, aired in 1990 and set in 1991. It is based on the 1983 novel Trinity's Child, written by William Prochnau. The film is one of the last to depict the...  more

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    Dream of Light

    Dream of Light is a 1992 Spanish film directed by Victor Erice. Its Spanish title is El sol del membrillo, which translates directly to the English "The Sun of the Quince"; it was released in Hong...  more
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    In the Light of the Moon

    Drew Barrymore, Steve Railsback

    Released2000

    Directed byChuck Parello

    In the Light of the Moon is a 2000 Spanish and Portuguese film that chronicles the life of American graverobber and murderer Ed Gein. It was released in Spain and Portugal on November 17, 2000–the...  more
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    Let There Be Light

    Let There Be Light is a 1946 American documentary film directed by John Huston. The film was the last in a series of three films directed by Huston while serving in the United States Army Signal...  more
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    Light Keeps Me Company is a 1999 documentary film directed by Carl-Gustaf Nykvist....  more