The Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha

A film retelling the traditional life of the Buddha from his birth till his parinirvana, with episodes from the lives of the disciples (Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles).

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Walk with the Master, the Story of the Sites of The Buddha

A visit to some of the main centres associated with the Life of the Buddha.

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How a Prince Became the Buddha

A modern retelling of the Buddha story with illustrations from the Asian Art Museum.

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The History of Buddhism

A film about the history of Buddhism from its beginnings to the present day made by the History Channel in the late 1990s.

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Little Buddha

A film about the finding of a reincarnated Tibetan Lama, along with a retelling of the Buddha story.

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Cities associated with Buddha

A series of short films showing the archaeological remains of various cities associated with the Buddha, and their importance in Buddhist history.

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Buddhism and Buddhist Footprints

Two well made films from India on the life of the Buddha and the spread of the religion in its various forms, and its re-entry into India in recent times.

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Thai Animated Life of Buddha

A long and excellent animated film on the life of the Buddha from Thailand (in Vietnamese, with English subtitles).

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Tathagata Buddha

A very good Bollywood-style film on the life of the Buddha (Hindi, with English subtitles)

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Buddha, Genius of the Ancient World

A film about the life of the Buddha and the relevance of his revolutionary ideas for the modern world.

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