6 Movies About Angels That Are Horrifically Violent

Tuesday, July 10 by Loretta Arnold

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Angels causing havoc make their mark in these six movies. The goals for each battle (from each film) vary from taking over heaven to spawning more hell. If you can stand movies about angels with a violent edge, you'll want to catch one of these flicks. At least sneak a peek by December 21, 2012.

 

"Dogma" (1999)

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No one would have guessed that a movie with a religious storyline would see an abortion clinic employee with the opportunity to find and stop two angels from reaching their goal of re-entering heaven and thusly destroying the Universe. A seemingly humorous tint to the characters Rufus (Thirteenth Apostle) and the "other" two prophets (Jay and Silent Bob), this adventurous film does have some violent scenes involving the two angels and their demons. It's dogma.

 

"Constantine" (2005)

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The same creator of "Pirates of the Caribbean" crafted up "Constantine," where the main character, a supernatural detective with rules, goes to hell and back again. Constantine takes a bite out of evil forces. The only problem comes when evil bites back – in special effects.

 

The "Prophecy" films

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"Prophecy" (1995), "Prophecy II" (1998), "The Prophecy 3: The Ascent" (2000), "The Prophecy: Uprising" (2005), and "The Prophecy: The Forsaken" (2005) are five movies from the "Prophecy" series.  And no, the films are not related to the "other" "Prophecy" movie about killer mutant bear-monsters. Christopher Walken portrayed Gabriel with a cold savvy twist. Who could forget Gabriel's line? "I'm an angel. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities to salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why." Pretty badass.

 

"Angel Heart" (1987)

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Crafty with names, Harry Angel hooks up with Louis Cyphre (Lucifer) while on assignment involving the search for Johnny Favourite. Turns out Harry Angel fathered a child with Johnny Favourite's daughter, who just happens to be Johnny Favourite's lover and Harry Angel's daughter. Get it? Thanks to the reminders of Angel's hire, Harry figures out Lucifer's "Favourite" thing – helping Harry revive his well hidden violent side. DeNiro does an excellent fallen angel.

 

"The Devil's Advocate" (1997)

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"The Devil's Advocate" casted Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in a film where Pacino plays the front runner of an evil law firm. Reeves is the only one able to stop himself from planting his seed inside of Pacino's hot movie daughter in order to discontinue the family's evil rule for another "x" amount of years. Can he? Yes he can. You'll have to watch to figure out how Keanu clips this fallen angel.

 

"Soultaker" (1990)

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B-rated with a violent edge, the Angel of Death looks to score four teen souls after they fall victim to a vehicle wreck. But some souls aren't ready yet as two of them give the Grim Reaper problems. Not one of the most horrifically violent movies about angels, but it's bad enough to make the list. Joe Estevez portrays the Angel of Death. And yes, he is related to Martin Sheen.