16 Movies featuring Hare Krishnas in popular culture


1) Dawn of the Dead (1978)

A Hare Krishna zombie is seen throughout several scenes. Its bizarre appearance made it one of the more memorable zombies in the film, and it led to NECA producing an action figure of it in its “Cult Classics” line. The character can also be seen in the 2004 movie remake.

2) Hair (1979)

3) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1981)

4) Final Destination (2000)

5) Earthquake (1974)

6) Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Woody Allen’s character considers joining the Hare Krishnas in his search for God.

7) Religious (2008)

Hare Krishna devotees can be seen very briefly during a montage sequence near the beginning of the film.

8) The Goonies (1985)

The mother talks to the older son: “if you don’t bring your brother home, I’ll commit Hare Krishna!” The son replies: “That’s hara-kiri, Ma.”

9) Blade Runner (1982)

10) Airplane! (1980)

Two Hare Krishna devotees are asked to contribute to “The Church of Religious Consciousness.” Their dead-pan reply “We gave at the office.”

11) Falling Down (1983)

Devotees briefly shown chanting on a street.

12) Candy (1968)

13)Back to the Future II (1989)

14) The Karate Kid (1984)

Daniel claps two sanders together and sings “Hare Krishna”.

15) Constantine (2005)

16) The Core (2003)