When the darkness presses in, it’s good to have an angel on your side.
From Milton’s “Paradise Lost” to the hit Warner Bros. television show, “Supernatural,” angels have been in our fiction for thousands of years, and are an engrained part of our culture’s popular mythology, and now regularly appear on the screen as some of our favorite characters.
Far from original, perfect angels of the Bible, the angels in our contemporary fiction are often more like us—they’re irreverent, they make mistakes, and they experience elation, depression, and everything in between. And sometimes, much to our delight, they even fall in love.
Over the years, a handful of these angels of the screen have come to stand out, burning themselves into our collective consciousness as some of our most beloved angelic characters, be they villain, hero, or something in between.
Join us as we take a look at the 7 greatest angels of film and television.