20 films about angels and demons

The public has always loved a good fight, but what are gladiator or kung fu fights before demons and angels? The most ancient theme in any culture is the war of two principles: the forces of darkness and the forces of light. And if the messengers of light are trying to help people, then the bearers of darkness are pushing souls onto a sinful path. In this selection of films about angels and demons – spectacular stories about the confrontation between good and evil.

Fallen (2015)

The heroine of the teenage film Lucinda lives in two worlds – fictional and real. Due to mental problems after the tragic death of her lover, the girl ends up in the Sword and Cross Academy for difficult teenagers. Here she is going through hard times and trying to come to terms with the loss. From the very first days at school, two strange students begin to show interest in the newcomer. In this oppressive place, the girl will have to figure out the secrets of her past and the secrets of the people around her.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Fallen

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Hermione Corfield, Joely Richardson, Addison Timlin …

Country:
UK, Hungary

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.4, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Deliver us from the evil one (2014)

A foreign film about demons is worth watching for fans of mystical horror about obsession with dark forces. New York has been swept by a wave of strange crimes. A woman threw her child into a moat, a dead body was found in the basement of a Mexican, and a man with no trainer experience calmly manages lions . Something supernatural is clearly involved in all this. One of the detectives seeks the help of an exorcism specialist to rid the city of the devil’s scourge.

Original title:
Deliver Us from Evil

Genre:
Detective, horror, crime, thriller

Actors:
Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

In the twilight world there is a war of good and evil – the fate of all mankind is being decided. At this time, the main character Clary Fray loses her mother. So the girl meets the Shadowhunters and finds out that she is one of them. Hunters have long protected the world from the invasion of demons. In a new reality hidden from human eyes, amazing events await Clary, a meeting with fantastic creatures and love that will completely change her life.

Original title:
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Genre:
Fantasy, adventure, drama, melodrama, detective, action

Actors:
Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan…

Country:
Germany, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
12+


My boyfriend is an angel (2011)

Russian cinema about the earthly adventures of the angel Seraphim and the simple girl Sasha. On December 31, student Sasha is going to take an exam, but suddenly her cat goes for a walk along the ledge. In an attempt to drag the pet back to the apartment, the girl falls out of the window. She is saved by a strange young man with a detached but kind look. The guy introduces himself as an Angel Seraphim.

Genre:
Fantasy, romance, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Arthur Smolyaninov, Anna Starshenbaum, Olga Gnedich …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Legion (2010)

God no longer believes in people. To cleanse the planet of lost souls, he sends the angels of death to wipe out all mankind from the face of the Earth. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a tall, tattooed blonde falls from the sky and saws off the remains of burnt wings from his back. It is he, the fallen angel Michael, armed with stolen weapons, who will stand up for people in the company of several outcasts in a deserted desert.

Original title:
Legion

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, action

Actors:
Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 5.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Skellig (2009)

The angel fantasy film was inspired by a novel by contemporary English writer David Amond. A kind and fascinating story tells about a shy teenager in whose life a new girlfriend suddenly appears. And soon, in the garage, among the old rags, the boy discovers a real miracle. A creature named Skellig is half angel, half owl. The question arises before the heroes: to believe in miracles or to dismiss them?

Original title:
Skellig

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective, family

Actors:
Bill Milner, Tim Roth, Sky Bennett…

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
12+


Angel of Light (2007)

There is a war going on between heaven and the devil’s underworld. In order to win, each side sends its warriors – archangels and fallen angels – into the world of people. So far, the preponderance is on the side of the dark forces, and therefore cruelty rules on Earth and immorality flourishes. Gabriel descends from heaven to lead the army of light. The battle with the fallen angels is coming, where Gabriel cannot do without a hefty shotgun.

Original title:
Gabriel

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, action movie, thriller

Actors:
Andy Whitfield, Dwayne Stevenson, Samantha Noble …

Country:
Australia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Constantine: Lord of Darkness (2005)

The cult movie about demons is a comic book adaptation , an action movie with a high rating and a ton of positive feedback from viewers. God and Lucifer made a bet, and the souls of people became the bet. Angels and demons should not leave the boundaries of heaven and hell, but they can influence people with the help of half-breeds. The protagonist John Constantine has the ability to recognize demons roaming the earth. Konstantin is a sinner – the guy committed suicide, but was able to return after being in hell. Despite this, only he is able to save humanity from the coming attack of the messengers of darkness.

Original title:
Constantine

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, detective

Akera :
Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf…

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Six Demons by Emily Rose (2005)

The plot is based on true events that took place in 1976. The story tells about an interesting trial . The defendant is a Catholic priest. When a church minister performed an exorcism, the girl Emily died. The diocese hires agnostic lawyer Erin Bruner as his defense lawyer. Her goal is to prove the innocence of Father More by all means. The purpose of the priest is to convey to people the truth that demons really exist and can live among us, taking possession of the bodies of people.

Original title:
The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Genre:
Horror, biography, drama

Actors:
Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Angel-A (2005)

The French film about a fallen angel is a cool movie with an original plot from the list of the best romantic comedies in the fantasy genre. The fussy little Arab Andre is deep in debt. He scolds God and Heaven, contemplating suicide. On the bridge, Andre sees a stunning blonde two heads taller than him, who immediately jumps down. There is nothing left but to dive in and save the beauty. For this act, the man receives a reward – the blonde promised that she would be there until she solved all his problems.

Original title:
Angel-A

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Jamel Debbuze, Rieu Rasmussen, Gilbert Crayons …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Hellboy (film series, 2004 – 2019)

Three full-length films have already been shot about the hellish inhabitant Hellboy. The protagonist of the franchise is a huge red man with sawn off horns and tail. He arrived in our world straight from hell, but fell into the right hands and grew up as a good fellow, unlike his fellow demons. Now Hellboy is a special agent standing on the protection of the world along with other mythical creatures and people from evil creatures from hell.

Original title:
Hellboy

Genre:
Horror, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Actors:
Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.8

Age Limits :
12+


No news from God (2001)

The top films about demons continue the dramedy of the Spanish director Agustín Yanes about good and evil. The forces of darkness and light are counting souls, where paradise is far behind. To remedy the situation, the angel Lola is sent to Earth on a mission to save the soul of a boxer . Hell does not want to give up its position and sends its employee – Carmen. The girl must prevent Lola from completing the mission. The battle for the soul of a man has begun, the scales outweigh it in one direction or the other. Who will be stronger – evil or good?

Original title:
Sin noticias de Dios

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Victoria Abril, Penelope Cruz, Demian Bichir…

Country:
Spain, France, Italy, Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Dogma (1999)

For their misdeeds, two fallen angels Loki and Bartleby are doomed to vegetate in Wisconsin. But there is a chance to correct the situation and return to heaven. To do this, you must perform the rite – go through the arch in the cathedral and receive absolution. However, such actions will cost the rest of the inhabitants of the Earth dearly – they will all disappear forever. The niece of Jesus Christ, the black apostle and two mortal prophets – Silent Bob and Jay – are in a hurry to prevent the guys from carrying out the deadly undertaking.

Original title:
Dogma

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


City of Angels (1998)

Complementing the list of the best films about angels is a romantic story of unearthly love. The protagonist of the melodrama is a messenger from heaven named Seth. Its main tasks on Earth are to protect the living by invisible means and to see the dead to another life. Everything goes on as usual, until the immortal creature meets the woman Maggie, who awakened in him the desire to become mortal. Now Seth wants to feel touch, experience emotions, and most importantly, love, but for this he will have to “fall”.

Original title:
City of Angels

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Broger …

Country:
USA, Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Spawn (1997)

An exciting thriller tells the story of an American soldier who made a deal with the devil. While on a duty mission, Al Simmons was killed by his commanding officer. The man does not want to accept the situation and wants to return to Earth at all costs in order to see his beloved wife at least once. To do this, he persuades the devil to make a deal – El will help him penetrate the world of people in exchange for strength and the opportunity to take revenge . Breaking out of purgatory, the man breaks the deal. Now it’s the devil’s turn.

Original title:
Spawn

Genre:
Horror, Action, Drama

Actors:
Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 5.2

Age Limits :
12+


Michael (1996)

This movie about archangels is a must see for fans of John Travolta ‘s comedic fantasy and dancing . In a mercantile world devoid of miracles, lives the “ordinary” guy Michael. He loves life in all its manifestations – smokes, drinks, bullies, enjoys the company of women. And Michael is a real angel and even has a pair of wings. Yellow paper reporters travel to Iowa to interview a sky dweller renting a hotel room.

Original title:
Michael

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Tales from the Crypt: Demon of the Night (1995)

After the well-known series of the same name ran out of steam, the creators decided to revive the franchise in a full-length format, and quite successfully – the thriller received a nomination for the Saturn Award in the category of best horror film. Once upon a time, God created seven keys that open the gates of hell. Now the demons are puzzled by their search. If they manage to find the keys, then all the evil forces will be released. But there is one among the demons who is trying to hinder the liberation mission. Representatives of the human race will be drawn into a dangerous battle between unclean forces.

Original title:
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, comedy

Actors:
John Kassir, Billy Zane, William Sadler…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Prophecy (1995)

Fantasy horror film with an original plot – a movie about competition for the right to be closer to God. Jealousy controls the angel Gabriel – he hates people because the Almighty loves them. He descends to earth in order to take the soul of a Korean War veteran so that he can lead a rebellious army of heavenly creatures. Angel Simon hides the soul of a warrior in the body of a schoolgirl. And the police detective, part-time former student of the seminary in the company of a teacher from Arizona will have to prevent Gabriel from killing the child.

Original title:
The Prophecy

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Between an angel and a demon (1995)

A comedy film about demons in the fantasy genre, even years later, is able to surprise viewers with a spectacularly twisted plot. Cabaret owner Antoine gets a chance to atone for past mistakes. An old friend of the man asks to do one good deed – to pick up a little boy from Hong Kong and take him to his mother in Paris, and at the same time deliver a large amount of money. But the temptation of a quick profit haunts the businessman , and upon arrival in France, he sends the boy to an orphanage, and keeps the money for himself. Now strange things are happening to Antoine – twins Angel and Bes begin to appear to him.

Original title:
Les anges gardiens

Genre:
Fantasy, melodrama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Eva Grimaldi …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Raven (1994)

One of the most atmospheric gothic films in the history of cinema is the last work of actor Brandon Lee, who tragically died on the set while working on this film. A gang of criminals took the lives of Eric and Shelley. Sadists broke into the house of a young couple on Halloween night and brutally killed both. Eric’s spirit could not find peace, and a year later the rock musician returned to the living from the grave to find the killers and take revenge.

Original title:
The Crow

Genre:
Fantasy, action

Actors:
Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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