The list author says: "Every time I have wanted to find a Pagan friendly movie, I have been on my own. Most sellers of movies are not exactly sure what a Pagan is, let alone providing us any recommendations. So I decided to break down and make my own list of movies I think ever nature-loving, Goddess honoring Pagan should see."
"A beautiful story based on the white animals from across the veil. Two Irish boys take a journey on a white horse who doesn't always go where the reins tell him to. The use of Irish lore in the film is beautifully true to the old tales."
"This movie is one of the most beautiful adaptations of the old Irish Celtic lore available on film. The story of the threatened loss of a traditional fishing lifestyle on an island in West Ireland, a young girl's longing for her little brother, lost to the sea. A retelling of the lore of the Selkie, the Celtic mer-people who are part seal."
"Lughnasa, festival of the Sun God Lugh. Named after the Celtic Pagan festival, a tale of Irish sisters, struggling to find balance between their Catholic values and the deep rumblings of their Pagan ancestors. Meryl Streep is wonderful in this beautiful portrait of the dual heritage of Ireland."
"An enchanting true story of the two girls who claimed to have photographed faeries near the stream below the garden, and touch off a frenzy of public interest and a famous intellectual duel between Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini. The Faerie folk are beautifully portrayed."
"A reverently irreverent take on the best known European fairy tales that most Pagans will love. What happens when the protagonist of various fairy tales all end up in the forest on the same night? Bernadette Peters as the Witch should be required viewing for every buddy Wiccan priestess. She rocks!"
"This thrilling fiction serves as a fairly accurate portrayal of Neo-Pagan understanding of afterlife and spirits who have not yet crossed the veil. A great example of the metaphoric truth of good storytelling."
"It's not going to win any awards, and some of it's history smacks of the traditional Greco-Roman historic bias against Celtica. Veiw it with a grain of salt over the shoulder, and it's a good entertainment. Just don't take notes."
"Another take on the Arthurian legend that has some wonderful elements of the old religion, but is clearly not guided by the New Celtic Scholarship. Not in the league of Mists of Avalon, but not de-Paganized like Camelot. If you love the legend, it is another version worth seeing."
"I love this film. The magic is exaggerated and fictionalized, but it is funny and doesn't offend Pagans as so many films using our traditions do. Funny family conflict between unabashedly Wiccan aunts and their neice trying to "be normal." Where else in film can you hear a mother call out to her departing daughter, "And no dancing naked around the Beltaine fires!""
"Some of the best songs compatible with earth spirituality come from Disney in recent years. This films message of the interdependence of all in the Circle of Life is a perfect introduction to the nature loving ways of Paganism. Sing "Circle of Life" with your kids!"
"The lack of historical accuracy in this film caused some consternation, but as poetic metaphor and not history, this film offers, via Native American spirituality, a lesson in the earth religions. "The Colors of the Wind" is one song any Pagan parent can sing with pride."
"Mermaids, disgruntled witches who use magic for less than stellar aims, and ocean creatures who sing, and of course, King Triton. Seems like a celebration of ecclectic Wicca to me, a kind of clash of cultures coming of age with magic."
"After centuries of oppression, one Celtic country wins its independence in a painful revolution that helped pave the way for a rebirth of Gaelic languages and knowledge of the old Gods and Goddesses. Essential history for Neo-Pagans."
"Okay, this is no treatise on the nature of the little people, and it is beginning to show its age, but still it is a very fun family movie that treats the wee folk well highlighting the openess children naturally have to magic."
"An Academy Award winning movie with brave, powerful Scotish men in kilts fighting the oppression of a British King and winning. What more does any good Pagan need to know? The William Wallace story with historic flaws, but steelar storytelling."
"Harry Potter has done more good PR for magical folk more widely than any other movies in history. All of the Harry Potter films are wonderfully old-ways friendly. Witches and wizards are the good guys. The films shows why, though we love the muggles, we don't want to be them."
"I just discovered this short lived television series and I wish there were more episodes. Not only is Heath Ledger a joy to watch, but the scripts are more consistently accurate historically and philosphically than almost anything I have seen on the Pagan Celtic people. Good stuff!"