Movies about shamans

Movies about shamans
List of the best movies about shamans selected by visitors to our site: The Wailing, Tanna, Gran Torino, The Last Wave, Avatar, The Lion King, Black Robe, Night Watch, Primeval, Jaguar.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Demons, Police, Shamans
PlotMotorcycles, Investigation, Obsession, Death, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Korea, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
CharactersWarriors, Shamans
PlotLove, On real events, Adventure, Volcanoes, Death
PlaceVillage, Islands, Caves, Forest, Beach
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating

In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing her arranged fate. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Travel, Skirmishes, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:46
CharactersLawyers, Shamans
PlotApocalypse, Investigation, Mystery, Water, Voodoo
PlaceAustralia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of Aboriginal people charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes danger may come from his own involvement with the Aboriginal people and their prophecies.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Military, Disabled people, Friends
PlotLove, War, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSpace, Fantastic worlds, Mountains, Forest
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Mind-altering, Beautiful

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:29
CharactersAnimals, Kings, Family, Lions, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Travel, Revenge, Friendship, Hunting
PlaceJungle, Nature, Forest, Africa
StyleFor children, Popular, Sad ones, To cry, Touching

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryCanada, Australia
Duration01:41
CharactersIndians, Heroes, Soldier, Priests, Shamans
PlotAdventure, Travel, Religious
PlaceCanada
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

Missionary Father LaForgue travels to the New World in hopes of converting Algonquin Indians to Catholicism. Accepted, though warily, by the Indians, LaForgue travels with the Indians using his strict Catholic rules and ideals to try and impose his religion.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersVampire, Witch, Hunters, Wizards
PlotApocalypse, Cars, Death, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceAircraft, Russia
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric

Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others actually roam the night as vampires while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to control them and limit their outrage

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, action, adventure, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersCrocodiles, Investigators, Shamans
PlotOn real events, Survival, Political, Chase
PlaceVillage, Africa, New York
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
CharactersInvestigators, Shamans, Panther
PlotAdventure, Gambling, Fate
PlaceJungle, France, Hotels
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Touching

A shaman from the South American rain forest visits France for a public relations campaign. In a hotel's elevator in Paris he meets a French good-for-nothing named Perrin he's fascinated with. He follows Perrin to his flat and although Perrin is not very enthusiastic about so much interest in his person, he lets the shaman spend the night in his flat. After an official meeting on the next day being part of the PR campaign the shaman suffers from a heart attack. Hardly being able to speak and laying in a hospital bed he demands to see Perrin. The latter is not very interested in meeting the shaman again. However it looks like it is to late for animosities as the shaman and Perrin seem to be tied mentally somehow since they've met in the elevator.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryColombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration02:07
CharactersIndians, Snake, Scientists, Amazons, Warriors
PlotTravel, Money, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, Mountains
StyleMakes me think

The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration02:31
CharactersFamily, Shamans, Mothers
PlotDeath, Life after death, Ghosts, Self-sacrifice, Rites of passage
PlaceParallel worlds, India
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Grieving over the loss of her son, a mother struggles with her feelings for her daughter and her husband. She seeks out a ritual that allows her say goodbye to her dead child, opening the veil between the world of the dead and the living. Her daughter becomes the focus of terror. She must now protect against the evil that was once her beloved son.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, South Africa
Duration01:58
CharactersAnimals, Kings, Family, Lions, Zebras
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Adventure, Friendship, Chase
PlaceJungle, Nature, Africa
StyleFor children, Unexpected ending, Action, Epic, Touching

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada
Duration01:30
CharactersSoldier, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Slavery, Friendship, Uprising
PlaceAfrica
StyleTouching, Depressive, Serious

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona a 14-year-old girl tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

PlotTravel

Baikal is the oldest, the deepest and the purest lake on the planet. But it's not only that - Baikal is an ideal model of our world, as it shall be. Everything is possible here: to walk on water, to touch the sky, to talk with the universe. Baikal is our hope and our future. It's a film about the thirst, about the eternity and about all of us. The genre is epic documentary. The aim is to change the world.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, France
Duration04:41
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Shamans
PlotDancing, Investigation, Mystery, Conspiracies
PlaceFrance, Sweden, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA
CharactersIndians, Shamans
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Ghosts, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

After thugs brutalize a deaf-mute woman, the spirit of an Apache warrior takes over her lifeless body and sets out on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Wizards, Shamans
PlotLove, Supernatural, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Mexico
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching

A sleazy politician sends an agent after his ex-fiancee, who fled to Mexico with incriminating film of him.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, China
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Hunters, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Volcanoes
TimePrehistoric times
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

In the prehistoric past, Keda, a young and inexperienced hunter, struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe when bison hunting goes awry. On his way back he will find an unexpected ally.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, cartoon, short
CountryNetherlands
Duration00:14
CharactersDragons, Shamans, Poor
PlotLove, Adventure
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A wandering warrior finds an unlikely friend in the form of a young dragon. The two develop a close bond, until one day the dragon is snatched away. She then sets out on a relentless quest to reclaim her friend, finding in the end that her quest exacts a far greater price than she had ever imagined.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersThieves, Husky, Soldier, Shamans
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Hunting, Love triangle, Curses
PlaceArctic
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

In the arctic, as Saiva is being born, a shaman declares that she is evil and will bring harm to all who become involved with her. Saiva is cast out of her tribe of herders and grows up to live a nomadic existence with Anja, a young woman she adopts as an infant. Then Loki, an injured and starving soldier, stumbles into their isolated lives. The women nurse him back to health, but treachery, violence and doom await them all.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersTeens, Billionaires, Single mothers
PlotMoney, Curses
PlaceNew York
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Finn is a teenager trying to escape his drug-addicted mother by going to study tribal people. His hopes are dashed when he gets caught scoring drugs for her, and she decides to start their lives over by moving them in with her massage client, billionaire Ogden. At first, Finn indulges in the luxury around him and falls for Ogden's granddaughter, but he soon finds that the rich can be more savage than any group in the wild.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Shamans
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop
PlaceParty, Metro, USA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Fancy

An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersAnimals, Bears, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Friendship, Chase
PlaceNature, Forest
StyleInspirational, Touching

When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, China, Japan
Duration02:12
CharactersKings, Monsters, Demons, Giants, Elves
PlotWar, Adventure, Magic, Betrayal, Self-sacrifice
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, By games

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersHeroes, Priests, Shamans
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, a religeous zealot responsible for the deaths of his many followers. His goal is simple - he wants the angelic Carol Anne.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersIndians, Shamans
PlotTravel, Intrigue
PlaceTrains
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Smart, Serious

At a disused railway station, three men -- a con artist, a preacher and a prospector -- discuss the recent trial and sentencing of the outlaw Juan Carrasco for the murder of a man and the rape of his wife. In their recounting, the three explore the conflicting testimonies of the parties involved in the crimes. Disconcerting new questions arise with each different version of the event.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:42
CharactersWitch, Gods, Monsters, Immortals, Gladiators
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Superpowers, Supernatural
PlaceGreece, Sparta
StyleExciting, Serious

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades, vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, Perseus and his warriors will only survive if Perseus accepts his power as a god, defies fate and creates his own destiny.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:17
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Priests, Wizards
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Russia, Ukraine
StyleDepressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersWitch, Knights
PlotLove, Travel, Death, Supernatural, Witchcraft
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleGothic

A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.





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