Movies with a strong Christian component

GOBLIN

 
Banned
Orthodox
I was blown away by the movie A Man For All Seasons, about an English statesmen who stuck to his faith in spite of intense pressure against King Henry VIII. The acting and dialogue were superb.



And of course there is The Island (Ostrov) [2006] about a Russian monk in repentance.



Any more movies like these two?


The gentleman who played the repentant monk in 'Island' is also in this movie



https://tubitv.com/movies/490092/viking?autoplay=true

A russian movie. The story of St Vladimir the Great
 

GOBLIN

 
Banned
Orthodox
The movie "Joker" has a strong relationship to the Cain and Abel story.
Ya know; on occasion it has fallen to me to gently confront know it all / 'Bible based' protestants, or smug atheists concerning the faith;

I will ask them: "Can you tell me what the Bible is about in two or three sentences ?"
They will mumble about 'God's power' and the ten commandments.
They will bloviate about Christ's passion; always far past the allotted two or three sentences.
[the ignorant love to multiply words to camouflage their lack of knowledge.]

I generally reply: "Although those are occurrances in the scripture, they are not it's theme.

The Bible is about a question; a single question asked of God by man inside the first ten pages of Genesis,
and the rest of the Bible is God repeatedly answering that question with the same answer until He finally goes to the Cross in the person of Christ in order to end all doubt.

The question ?

"Am I my brother's keeper ?"
 

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Sparrow
Orthodox Inquirer
'Cromwell' (1970)

Watched it on a whim on YouTube and immediately thought of this thread after.

Religious war history, Alec Guinness and the guy playing Oliver just steals the show with his righteous indignation.

Shots with flags that have 'DEFEND OUR FAITH' emblazoned on them. A coffin with 'Christ, not man, is king'. What's not to love?


Little long but I've seriously considered watching it again.
 

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Eusebius Erasmus

Ostrich
Orthodox
'Cromwell' (1970)

Watched it on a whim on YouTube and immediately thought of this thread after.

Religious war history, Alec Guinness and the guy playing Oliver just steals the show with his righteous indignation.

Shots with flags that have 'DEFEND OUR FAITH' emblazoned on them. A coffin with 'Christ, not man, is king'. What's not to love?


Little long but I've seriously considered watching it again.

Great movie. Cromwell is clearly the villain, but he is portrayed well in this film.
 

infowarrior1

Crow
Protestant
I'm rewatching it.

I find that as I grow (however little) as a Christian, I appreciate this movie increasingly more.

Also, I doubt a movie like this could be made in today's woke and demonic Hollywood climate.

The only objection is the replacement of the Elf Hero Glorfindel with Arwen who isn't supposed to be in that role. I read they cut out her warrior princess role also aside from the rescue of Frodo since she never played that role in the books.
 

Mayfair

Chicken
Other Christian
Katyń - directed by Andrzej Wajda (2007)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyń_(film)

A magnificent, if not explicitly Christian film. The harrowing climax blatantly contrasts the vile, anti-human, atheistic NKVD commie extermination squads with the nobility of the Poles who - when facing inevitable death - overtly fall back on their faith.



 
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Iacobus

Robin
Orthodox
What is everyone's thoughts on Scorsese's film Silence? I know the director has a mixed history with having directed The Last Temptation of Christ, but I found Silence to be a powerful film with a difficult spiritual question at its core (should one apostatize in order to save lives & prevent the suffering of others?), also covering a little known period of Christian mission work in a Japan that forbade it. The missionaries seemed like very grey characters in the sense that they had a noble mission & were risking their lives to spread the Gospel & minister, while simultaneously being somewhat arrogant and prideful in their failure to grasp the local situation. I thought the ending really showed a lot of respect for the power of Christian faith as depressing as it was in other ways.
 

Maddox

Kingfisher
Protestant
What is everyone's thoughts on Scorsese's film Silence? I know the director has a mixed history with having directed The Last Temptation of Christ, but I found Silence to be a powerful film with a difficult spiritual question at its core (should one apostatize in order to save lives & prevent the suffering of others?), also covering a little known period of Christian mission work in a Japan that forbade it. The missionaries seemed like very grey characters in the sense that they had a noble mission & were risking their lives to spread the Gospel & minister, while simultaneously being somewhat arrogant and prideful in their failure to grasp the local situation. I thought the ending really showed a lot of respect for the power of Christian faith as depressing as it was in other ways.

I thought the film raised a very important question about what is expected of Christians when they are faced with knowing that their devotion to the Lord will cause pain and even death to others that follow them. It's an easy decision for me not to let any situation cause me to apostatize in front of God. However, I can see how some Christians would have a tough choice to make in that type of scenario and might believe that it's not the words we speak, but what we truly believe inside that counts and what matters to our Lord.
 

Острог

Woodpecker
Orthodox
Katyń - directed by Andrzej Wajda (2007)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyń_(film)

A magnificent, if not explicitly Christian film. The harrowing climax blatantly contrasts the vile, anti-human, atheistic NKVD commie extermination squads with the nobility of the Poles who - when facing inevitable death - overtly fall back on their faith.




One of the major building blocks of Polish Russophobia this film. Of course the viewer is not allowed to make a distinction between the Russians and Bolsheviks.
 
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