If you wanna know the truth, Religious movies are terribly boring. They really are. But there are some exceptions. Omen, the old one was a classic. Stigmata,just brilliant. Sin Eaters wasn't half bad too. RIP Heath Ledger. Don't even mention Da Vinci Code to me. Props to Tom Hanks and all. He never fails. But what was Ron Howard thinking. He really messed it up. Props to Mel Gibson on Passion of Christ. It was an epoch making project. The Exorcist. Constantine, too. Yeah, lest I forget, the Series Carnivále just about killed me, though it was short-lived and all. I thought it was a work of genius. So far, these are the ones I can think of, what about you?
The Life of Brian is still the funniest movie ever. Not exactly a religious theme but it certainly religion-based.
Well, its gotta be "Ten Commandments" because I like old expansive Hollywood epics and I like looking at Charlton Heston w/o a shirt when he was young...Stigmata is cool because it has Gabriel Byrne who has that dark brooding sexy Irish thing going on and is just a terribly good actor...but I don't sound too religious, do I?
The Trouble With Angels with Hailey Mills. She plays a teenager prankster at Catholic school with her best friend. I love the beginning scene when she tricks the nuns into thinking she is named after a famous actress. Surprisingly, her character decides to become a nun at the end of the movie, which just never seemed to fit for some reason.
The Exorcist...Your mother sucks.....er well yes!!
What can I say I'm a fan of horrors!
And as a family friendly one I'd say Sister act, whoopie goldberg just cracks me up!!
Life of Brian and Meaning of Life- love those Pythons and yes these are haha's, but with more truth than some are willing to admit ("but, how shall we f**k off, messiah?").
My all time fave is JC Superstar. I love it and you cannot change my mind. I will serenade you with some of the score if you like..
Seems to me that through song and comedy, truth pierces right to the core because its okay to mention heavy things that are controversial in a more serious context.
Another reason I really like JC Superstar (and no, its not the hot shirtless guys jumping about in the desert though that is an important element)is that it reminds us that the man himself was not a fan of organized religion.
I remember watching the 10 commandments at work, when I was on a 10 hour shift. Well the residents were watching it, I was just in and out of the room..... I swear it went on the whole shift, nobody really liked it that much, but no one turned it off either.... Some parts of it I really liked I have to say
I think my most favorite movies have been the left behind series!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - the musical (for the music, not the plot)
Monty Python and the Search For The Holy Grail (plus the aforementioned other MP ones)
The Matrix (of course it's religious-themed - are you KIDDING?)
The Name Of The Rose (although the book was 1000 times better)
The Crucible (based on the Arthur Miller play about the Salem witchcraft trials)
Star Wars (Episode 4 - the original movie)
Stargate (van Daniken was right ... sort of ...)
The Blues Brothers ("we're on a mission from God")
The Mission (again, music and cinematography more than plot)
Serenity (and the whole Firefly series, actually)
Even something like Sliding Doors or Me Myself I raises interesting questions about free will vs destiny.
There are so many ...
P.S. I haven't seen it yet, but I suspect Merlin might rate in there, too.
I thought Dogma was a good movie and Life of Brian has to be on the list.
There are a list of great movies, by great i exactly mean GREAT
Lion of the Desert
Lawrance of Arabia
Children of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
Da Vinci Code
Legend of Fall
I saw "Knowing" starring Nicholas Cage last week. I liked it. Formulaic like most Hollywood movies are, but I liked it.
Mindwalk was more about science than religion but Liv Ullman's physicist character borders on religious ecstasy when she discusses systems theory or "theory of everything".
Not having anymore than a laymens understanding of the science, I can still see God in that.
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