Movies with a strong Christian component

Athanasius

Pelican
And degraded Aragorn's character somewhat also compared to the Books.

So the rot may even be already present back then. But I'd still recommend it as a good film overall.
The Extended Edition was excellent. It ties up all the loose ends in the theatrical release and greatly improved the story. Especially the character of Boromir.

You're right, grrrl power didn't come out of nowhere. It's more a matter of degree. Jackson has a weird fixation on slobber, but he had enough respect for Tolkien that it was a generally faithful adaptation with some excellent performances (Christopher Lee,Ian McKellen, etc). It's tough to break down that amount of source material into a workable script.

This has nothing to do with LOTR, but listen to Charles Laughton read this Psalm:

 

Goni

Woodpecker
How is the rise of the Corleone tragic??? It's portrayed in the film as an American success story, with characters like Brando and Paccino, who are portrayed as attractive winners and as the epitome of manhood. It's a work of fiction that at many levels glorifies crime and the mafia. In real life mafia people are all despicable lowlife psychotic scumbags.

The other insidious aspect is that organized crime is identified with Italians and Catholics, when in fact Jewish mobsters always were more prevalent and influential, and the Italian mob has been fairly marginal for several decades now.
The Godfather is a trilogy.

In order to get the message of the movie you have to watch the 3 parts.

And the message is given at the part nr 3, when Corleone dies alone in a chair in some lost village.

Evan the 1st part gives that message when the brother is killed, father heavily wounded, and Michael takes the path the father never wanted.

Jewish mobsters were always there but Jews were and are prevalent as you know in international Finance, politics, deep state, media social media, movies etc.

Italian mafia was and is real.

The 5 families have existed , Cosa Nostra and the Code of Honor ( a theory is that it derived from the Kanun that the Arbresh settlers brought there in the 15th century) etc.

Actually the most powerful is Ndrageta from Calabria. More than 10,000 members and 50 billion euros of revenue.

Were many Jews involved in Mafia in Russia??

Yes many and in human trafficking.

But majority of Russian mafia members are Russian themselves and that is undeniable.
 

Athanasius

Pelican
This is a common misreading of the film. It's as disingenuous as (((them))) saying that the Passion of the Christ glorifies violence.

The Godfather flips Christian morality on It's head. The characters achieve the peak of worldly power through criminal (illegal, violent, and deceitful) means. This is not glorified, it is conveyed as tragic. Their rise in the world is their fall from God.

I agree on the first two movies. Both were masterfully executed -- screenplay, acting, cinematography. All the evil leads to a man alone at the end of the 2nd film. The third film should have never been made.
 

GodfatherPartTwo

Woodpecker
I agree on the first two movies. Both were masterfully executed -- screenplay, acting, cinematography. All the evil leads to a man alone at the end of the 2nd film. The third film should have never been made.
Regardless of which films were good or not (I think all 3 were good but concede that the first 2 were head and shoulders above everything else), it can't be denied that the films are heavily steeped in a Catholic (Christian) paradigm which is why I included them in this thread that seeks to identify movies with strong Christian components.

I also threw in Rocky who, as a Catholic Christian, exhibits some very strong Christian virtues throughout the film and uses them to better the lives of those around him and to humble the proud. The first shot of the movie is an icon of Christ that pans down to Rocky, not sure how they could have made it any more obvious than Rocky 6 reading the Bible before his final fight.

The intent of the author (e.g, Coppola, Stallone) is just as important as the effect on the audience and so it is worth hearing what the creators have to say about the art they create.
 
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"Apocalypto" is definitely Mel Gibson's best movie after the Passion. It is criminally underrated, likely because it tells the unpopular truth about life in the pre Christian Americas. It's one of the most artistically brilliant films ever created.

Everything about this movie is simply stunning. It's brilliant in that it shows the dire importance of having Christ as the center of society by showing a culture WITHOUT Christ. It shows the good hearted natives who try to live out their conscience. It also shows the demonically possessed side of the culture and religion in central America. There are all kinds of hints and prophecies throughout the movie pointing to the arrival of the missionaries and the Gospel of Christ, especially at the end. And Mel Gibson is a master at conveying this message with subtlety and even without words.

It's hard to know where to begin when praising this movie. The movie is totally immersive. All the dialogue is in the native languages. The cinematography, pacing, visuals, costumes, script, action, suspense, and characters are just perfect. I have NOTHING to criticize in this movie. Furthermore, there are NO instances of lewdness or sexuality. There is only some earthy tribal nudity. There is a lot of violence, but it's not gratuitous and serves its purpose well.

I think Christian movies should convey a Christian message while also being good and entertaining in and of themselves. This movie achieves this perfectly.

I think (((the people))) in Hollywood are extremely jealous of the masterpiece that is this movie, so that's probably why you might not have heard of it or seen it.


The arrival of Hernan Cortes also resulted in massive plagues that afflicted South America and depopulated those Civilizations for the most part.

When some explorers arrived later. They found all those places empty and abandoned and the Civilizations there have effectively collapsed.
 
If you’re curious, my video on Scarface as a Christian movie is linked in the box of this video. Also don't judge me on the Einstein portraits in the background, they belonged to a previous housemate.

Once Tony got on the bad path and being captured by sinful desires.

He ended up with the Cocaine addiction yet in the end its Tony Montana's compassion for women and children who he refuses to kill alongside the man who was set to expose Sosa with a Bomb that resulted in Sosa wanting to destroy him and his group.
 
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DeFide

Robin
"Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
Someone had recommended it on this forum a few months back. Surprised to find a DVD copy at the local library.
1952 film about the Marian apparition in Portugal about a century ago. Had no knowledge of this event prior to the film.
Wholesome acting, children are polite and show equal or greater faith than any of the adult characters.

Looks like the whole film is on Youtube as well:
An earlier post mentioned "12 Angry Men" - though I did not see much Christian imagery I second that recommendation. For a film that can be described simply as "men arguing in a room" it was dramatic and kept my attention.
It is a beautiful film!
 
This is not overtly Christian about the Boer war from the Boer perspective, but generally I consider it Christian in its temperament. Showing the good faith and resolve of the Boers (who were screwed over and had their land taken by the lust for (((diamonds))) )

Rewatched this. Highly recommended. Not overtly Christian but shows the faith of the Boers, and there is an overriding Christian theme -strong masculine Christianity deep themes of faith and loyalty to ones people as well.
 

GodfatherPartTwo

Woodpecker
Not a fan of Disney but I watched Snow White the other day and saw many Christ-positive messages in it, on top of Christian symbolism (such as the dwarfs eating bread and drinking wine and washing with water at the behest of the praying Snow White).

I can't help but feel that if such a movie were released today then the (((social engineers))) would cast the devilish Evil Queen Witch as a sympathetic figure and Snow White as an example of toxic masculine projection (she cooks, she cleans, she's beautiful, she's non-violent, she waits till marriage, she prays to God) if not the true villain of the film.
 

DeFide

Robin
There's nothing wrong with the Jesuits themselves. It is their leadership that is corrupt.
Jews love to create decoy conspiracy theories to divert attention away from themselves.

The Jews even mention in the Protocols they would create "Jesuit conspiracy theories" as a way of diverting attention away from themselves and that encompasses the Black Nobility:


MASSES LED BY LIES

4. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life in common and all sorts of other quirks, in all which the GOYIM understand nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our administrative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord, whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Zion! But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.​
 

RonaldB

Sparrow
OK, I just watched "Silence" and I have to say that it is a very depressing movie. The last part where the priest apostatizes after hearing the "voice of Jesus" was taken directly from the novel the movie was based on ("Silence" written in 1966 by Shushaku Endo). So, I don't know if this movie is historically accurate, but based on that last part alone where "Jesus Speaks", I think that I'm going to consider this movie to be heretic.

I think this quote from the reception section of wikipedia is relevant:
Silence was not immediately successful among Japanese Catholics, who were among some of the novel's harshest critics. Instead, the novel's popularity was boosted by "left-wing college students" who saw a connection to the plight of Japanese Marxists in the circumstances of Rodrigues.
 

Max Roscoe

Pelican
Not a fan of Disney but I watched Snow White the other day and saw many Christ-positive messages in it, on top of Christian symbolism (such as the dwarfs eating bread and drinking wine and washing with water at the behest of the praying Snow White).

I can't help but feel that if such a movie were released today then the (((social engineers))) would cast the devilish Evil Queen Witch as a sympathetic figure and Snow White as an example of toxic masculine projection (she cooks, she cleans, she's beautiful, she's non-violent, she waits till marriage, she prays to God) if not the true villain of the film.
There's a huge difference in Walt Disney era Disney and modern Michael Eisner era Disney. They are polar opposites.
 

Jünger

Ostrich
Hardcore (1979): Dutch Reformed dad George C. Scott leaves Michigan to track down daughter in the LA porno industry.

Like Taxi Driver, it is similar to The Searchers, but is heavy on the Calvinism.

On another note, back when Paul Schrader (screenwriter and director) was a little more intellectually honest, he reported his uncle once saying to him:
"Do you know who makes television? All the kids who couldn't get along here go out to Hollywood and make TV and they send it back here. Well, I didn't like them when they were here, and I don't like them now they're out there."
 
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