Here are some of the most thrilling movie angels in films. This list includes good angels, some bad angels, and a couple of instances where multiple angel performances are referenced in the same movie. Films like The Prophecy (1995) and Constantine (2005) feature both terrific movie angel and movie devil. Below the video, you will find the full list of movie angels and their respective movie details and trailer. Enjoy and tell us your thoughts on the list below.
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Top Movie Angels in Film
Gabriel (Andy Whitfield) from Gabriel (2007)
Directed by Shane Abbess
Official Synopsis: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Cast: Goran D. Kleut, Stephen Dunlevy, Sandi Finlay, Alan Flower, Samantha Noble, Rebecca Rose, Jack Campbell, Jessica Dickson, Micharne Cloughley, Cassandra…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Fantasy
Harrison (Charles Grodin), Julia (Kyra Sedgwick), Milo (Tom Sizemore), & Penny (Alfre Woodard) from Heart and Souls (1993)
Directed by Ron Underwood
Official Synopsis: In 1959, in San Francisco, the telephone operator Penny Washington leaves her three children to work in her night shift. The shy singer Harrison Winslow is afraid of the stage and quits his audition. The waitress Julia is proposed by her boyfriend and she does not accept; then she regrets and leaves her job to seek him out. The smalltime thief Milo Peck tries to retrieve a collection of stamps that he had stolen from a boy. They embark in a bus and the driver Hal distracts while driving and has a serious accident, and driver and passengers die. Meanwhile, Frank Reilly is driving his pregnant wife Eva Reilly to the hospital. Frank successfully escapes from the bus but Eva is nervous and delivers her baby in the car. The souls of the four passengers become the guardian angels and the invisible friends of the boy Thomas Reilly. Seven years later, Penny, Julia, Harrison and Milo conclude that they are harming the boy and they decide to become invisible also to him. Thirty and something years later, Hal returns with his bus to take them four and the quartet learns that they had all those years to resolve the issues of their lives. They ask Hal to stall and give some more time for them to resolve their unfinished lives and they decide to come back to Thomas, who is now a tough businessman and indecisive in his relationship with girlfriend Anne, and ask him to help them to resolve their issues and become free souls. In the end, Thomas also becomes a better man.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Alfre Woodard, Tony Genaro, Wren T. Brown, Tom Sizemore, Kurtwood Smith, Susan Kellermann, Elisabeth Shue, John Durbin,…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
The Escort (Buck Henry) & Mr. Jordan (James Mason) from Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Directed by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Official Synopsis: Joe Pendleton is a football quarterback preparing to lead his team to the Superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident. An overanxious angel plucks him to heaven only to discover that he was not ready to die, and that his body has been cremated. Another body must be found without his death being discovered, and that of a recently murdered millionaire is chosen. His wife and accountant, the murderers, are confused by this development, as he buys the Los Angeles Rams in order to once again quarterback them into the Superbowl. At the same time, he falls in love with an English environmental activist who disapproves of his policies and actions.
Cast: Julie Christie, R.G. Armstrong, Joseph Maher, Arthur Malet, Larry Block, Lee Weaver, Stephanie Faracy, Charles Grodin, Bill Sorrells, Vincent Gardenia,…
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Al (Christopher Lloyd) from Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Directed by William Dear
Official Synopsis: Roger, who has lost his mother, is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are fans of the California Angels baseball team, he has got only two dreams: living together with a real family and seeing the Angels winning the Pennant.
Cast: Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Adrien Brody, Christopher Lloyd, Matthew McConaughey, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Lew Temple, Dermot Mulroney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Clohessy,…
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Sport
Gabriel (Christopher Walken) from The Prophecy (1995)
Directed by Gregory Widen
Official Synopsis: "Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it.
Cast: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Christopher Walken, Viggo Mortensen, J.C. Quinn, Steve Hytner, Shawn Nelson, Eric Stoltz, Amanda…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Crime
Bartleby (Ben Affleck) & Loki (Matt Damon) from Dogma (1999)
Directed by Kevin Smith
Official Synopsis: An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven.
Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Smith, Alan Rickman, Jason Lee, Phil Nardozzi, Salma Hayek, Ben Affleck, Jason Mewes, Joe Shelby,…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Gabriel (Tilda Swinton) from Constantine (2005)
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Official Synopsis: John Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel's death was not a suicide. The dead woman was a devout Catholic and Angela refuses to accept she would have taken her own life. She's asked Constantine for help because he has a reputation for dealing with the mystical. In fact, he is a demon hunter whose sole purpose on Earth is to send demons back to the nether regions. John himself has been to Hell and knows that he is destined to return there on his death - but hopes his good deeds may find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel's death, he realizes demons are trying to break through to the human world, and his battles lead him into a direct conflict with Satan.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Eileen Dietz, Larry Cedar, Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Francis…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery, Fantasy
Clarence (Henry Travers) from It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra
Official Synopsis: George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born.
Cast: Max Wagner, Frank Albertson, Sam Flint, Charles Sullivan, Dick Gordon, Edward Clark, Frank O'Connor, Almira Sessions, Thomas Mitchell, Jack Gordon,…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Family
Michael (John Travolta) from Michael (1996)
Directed by Nora Ephron
Official Synopsis: Frank Quinlan and Huey Driscoll, two reporters from a Chicago-based tabloid, along with Dorothy Winters, an 'angel expert', are asked to travel to rural Iowa to investigate a claim from an old woman that she shares her house with a real, live archangel named Michael. Upon arrival, they see that her claims are true - but Michael is not what they expected: he smokes, drinks beer, has a very active libido and has a rather colourful vocabulary. In fact, they would never believe it were it not for the two feathery wings protruding from his back. Michael agrees to travel to Chicago with the threesome, but what they don't realise is that the journey they are about to undertake will change their lives forever.
Cast: Tom Woodruff Jr., William Hurt, Carla Gugino, Teri Garr, Richard Schiff, Wallace Langham, James N. Harrell, Tom Hodges, Joey Lauren…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Damiel (Bruno Ganz) & Cassiel (Otto Sander) from Wings of Desire (1987)
Directed by Wim Wenders
Official Synopsis: Visible only to those like them and to human children, Damiel and Cassiel are two angels, who have existed even before humankind. Along with several other angels, they currently wander around West Berlin, generally on their own, observing and preserving life, sometimes trying to provide comfort to the troubled, although those efforts are not always successful. Among those they are currently observing are: the cast and crew of a movie - a detective story set in WWII N*zi Germany - which include a sensitive and perceptive Peter Falk; an elderly man named Homer looking for eternal peace; and the troupe of a financially failing circus, which has closed early for the season because of those financial problems. One day, Damiel tells Cassiel that he wants to become human, to feel not only the sensory aspects of physical beings, but also emotional aspects. He embarks on this thought with the full realization that there is no turning back if he decides to do so. His thoughts are largely because he has fallen in love with Marion, the trapeze artist with the circus. If he does decide to become a human, there is no guarantee that as a human that he will be able to locate Marion or that she will return his affection. His angels, however, may be looking out for him.
Cast: Rowland S. Howard, Bruno Ganz, Blixa Bargeld, Mascha Noak, Peter Falk, Lajos Kovács, Jeanette Pollak, Ralf Strathmann, Kid Congo Powers,…
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance