Famous Guardian Angels in Film
At Angel Haven, there’s nothing we love more than guardian angels. Is there anything in life better than knowing that an angel has been assigned to watch over you? It’s part of why we offer guardian angel necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more as a reminder that we’re never truly alone and that we always have help in making it through life’s difficulties.
That’s why in today’s post, we’d like to highlight a handful of our favorite fictional guardian angels in the movies. Different films depict angels differently, but there are some truly wonderful performances and inspirational stories out there that we’d like to share. Keep reading to learn more!
City of Angels
1998 romantic comedy City of Angels tells the story of an angel who falls in love with a woman that he watches over. The angel, played wonderfully by Nicolas Cage, considers leaving his life as an angel to pursue the affection of Dr. Maggie Rice, played by Meg Ryan. An English-language adaptation of the German film Wings of Desire, City of Angels has developed quite a following in the years since its release. Praised by many as a moving story of the power of love, backed with a beloved soundtrack, City of Angels is a unique film that succeeds on the depth of its incredible performances.
It’s a Wonderful Life
A film that’s considered to be one of the most loved in all of cinema, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, “a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody,” according to Wikipedia. If you haven’t yet experienced this 1946 classic, it is an absolute must-see that was even accepted into the Library of Congress as one of the “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” films as a part of the National Film Registry. The performance by Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody is inspiring, to say the least, and it’s one that’s sure to put a smile on your face to see a guardian angel in action, helping to turn a person’s life around.
Angels in the Outfield
Al, played wonderfully by Christoper Lloyd in Angels in the Outfield is perfect at giving off an angelic charm. A remake of the film of the same name, 1994’s Angels in the Outfield is a family favorite that perfectly displays the power of faith and belief in the impossible. Backed by incredible performances by a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt as well as Danny Glover, Tony Danza, and even Matthew McConaughey, Angels in the Outfield is a wonderful film for people of all ages.
Heart and Souls
Although he’s become known in recent years as the superhero Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. portrayed a down-and-out businessman in the 1993 film Heart and Souls. In a unique twist, the film features four guardian angels, and it is Downey Jr.’s character who must help them tie up the unfinished business that they had left in their lives. There are plenty of fun twists and turns during this lighthearted film that will keep you on the edge of your seat, making it a must-see movie that’s backed with some truly amazing performances from the main cast, consisting of Downey Jr as well as Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Tom Sizemore, and Elisabeth Shue.
Who Is Your Guardian Angel?
Needless to say, the movies often depict angels in a way that doesn’t necessarily align with reality. In other words, although film can show angels in a more human light, the truth is that guardian angels take their jobs of providing safety and illumination much more seriously. If you are wondering who your guardian angel is, be sure to utilize our helpful tool to find out who is watching over you. Whether it is Michael, Gabriel, Camael, Raphael, Metatron, Uriel, or Cassiel, you’ll find that you have support and guidance you may never have previously known about.
It is incredibly easy to forget that guardian angels are always present, and that’s why at Angel Haven, we offer a wide variety of guardian angel necklaces, guardian angel pins, prayer pendants, and much more to help you stay close to the guardian angel who safeguards you through the journeys of your life.
Archangels work to offer loving protection and inspiration and our helpful tool can provide you with helpful insights about the personality of the guardian angel assigned to watch over you. We’ll also share your daily affirmation, ensuring that you have something to hold onto.
At Angel Haven, we strive to offer our clients a personal touch that helps them along in their journey towards recognizing the angels who guide us through our lives. Do you have a question about one of our products? Would you like to set up a video chat to get a tour of our store? Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help. Contact us today!