Movie Recommendations

From Sekhet-Maat Lodge

The following are movies of general interest to Thelemites and other occultists. Please send your recommendations to: webmaster@sekhetmaat.com

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Kenneth Anger

  • Fireworks (1947)
  • Puce Moment (1949)
  • Rabbit's Moon (1950)
The rarely seen original 16 minute version
  • Eaux d'Artifice (1953)
  • Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
  • Scorpio Rising (1964)
  • Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)
  • Lucifer Rising (1972)

Ingmar Bergman

  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • Winter Light
  • Silence

Luis Bunuel

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Phantom of Liberty
  • That Obscure Object of Desire
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Viridiana
  • Belle Du Jour

Jean Cocteau

  • Orpheus

Federico Fellini

  • La Strada
  • Amarcord
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Nights of Cabiria

Jean-Luc Godard

  • Band of Outsiders
  • Alphaville
  • Breathless

Derek Jarman

  • Jubilee
in which John Dee travels through time w/ Queen Elizabeth to future England
  • The Tempest

Caro & Jeunet

  • The City of Lost Children
  • Delicatessen

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Stanley Kubrick

  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Clockwork Orange

Akira Kurosawa

  • Dreams
  • Ikiru
  • Ran
  • Rashômon

Fritz Lang

  • Metropolis
  • M

David Lynch

  • Eraserhead
  • Blue Velvet
  • Twin Peaks (TV series)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Wild at Heart
  • Lost Highway
  • The Straight Story
  • Mulholland Drive
  • INLAND EMPIRE

Hayao Miyazaki

  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away

Juan Lopez Montezuma

  • Alucarda
  • The Mansion of Madness
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" is stated in this film. Based on an Edgar Allen Poe story, J. L. Montezuma worked with Jodorowsky early on & the film has been described, "Like a Monty Python film directed by Fellini ... on acid!"

F.W. Murnau

  • Faust
  • Nosferatu

Monty Python & Related

  • Brazil
  • Life of Brian
  • Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Jan Svankmajer

  • Faust
  • Neco z Alenky / Alice
  • Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts

Orson Welles

  • Black Magic
Orson Welles as Cagliostro
  • F For Fake
  • Macbeth

People get what they think

  • Solaris (either '72 or '02, but probably the Soderbergh's '02)
  • Sphere
  • Forbidden Planet

Freedom and control

  • Escape from N.Y.
  • REPO: The Genetic Opera

Miscellaneous

  • The Affair of the Necklace
Christopher Walken as Calgiostro
  • Bandit Queen
  • Bliss (1985)
  • Bliss (1997)
  • Cemetery Man
  • Chimes At Midnight
  • Chinatown
  • Closely Watched Trains
  • Curse of the Demon
  • Dead Man
Johnny Depp plays William Blake in a surreal symbolist western.
  • Detour
  • The Devils
  • A Double Life
great tale of theatre and psychological obsession
  • Excalibur
  • Thee Films
Collection of short films of Wm. S. Burroughs and Bryon Gysin
  • Fight Club
  • The Fountain
  • Ghoulies
  • The Golem (1920)
  • Gothic
  • Gummo
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
  • The Illusionist
  • Incubus
Occult B thriller starring a very young William Shatner, this is also perhaps the only film done entirely in Esperanto.
  • Intacto
  • In the Company of Wolves
  • Kundun
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • The Last Wave
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Lord of Illusions
  • The Magic Flute
  • Magnolia
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Marat/Sade
  • Midsummer Nights Dream
the Max Reinhardt version w/ little Kenneth Anger as the changeling child
  • Mon Oncle
  • The Mummy (1932)
Egyptian occult reincarnation theme (nothing like the '90s indiana jones version with brendon frasier)
  • My Dinner with André
A metaphysical discussion over dinner, includes talk about Findhorn community and resurrection-based rituals.
  • The Ninth Gate
  • No Such Thing
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Parsifal
  • Performance
  • Pi
  • The Pillow Book
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • The Red Violin
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • Shadow of the Vampire
  • The Shout
  • Suspiria
  • Titus
  • Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis & Doomed Megalopolis
  • Ugetsu
  • Waking Life
  • The Wicker Man
  • Shortbus
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