Movies

  1. Karol, A Man who Became Pope and The Pope, the Man: two of the best ever movies on John Paul II.
  2. Faith like Potatoes: a true story of a farmer from South Africa and his conversion experience.  Very impressive man.
  3. Road of Hope: The Spiritual Journey of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan: originally made for the Canadian Eucharistic Congress a couple of years ago, this documentary tells the story of Cardinal Van Thuan’s life, including his time in prison in Vietnam.
  4. Monsieur Vincent: made in 1947, an Academy Award winning movie of the life of St. Vincent de Paul.
  5. The Tale of Despereaux: I have to say that I am not a huge fan of animated films, but this one has captured my heart.  The animation is outstanding, but the story itself is what I love.  Plenty of one-liners to ponder.
  6. Ushpizin: a delightful movie about an orthodox Jewish couple whose faith is tested after praying for a child on the Succoth holyday.  Good laughs, yet very inspiring.  (Thanks, Cec, for lending it to us!)
  7. Good-bye, Mr. Chips: made in 1939, I believe.  Won some kind of award.  Story of a strict school teacher whose life is softened by his bride.
  8. Sophie Scholl: based on true story of a group of college students who mounted an underground resistance movement to the Nazis in 1943.  Sophie is a strong Christian who wanted to convert to Catholicism before her death.
  9. St. John Bosco: Mission to Love:  I love this man!
  10. Short YouTube video: The Prodigal SonVery moving 5 minute rendition.
  11. Another short (20 minutes) beautiful film with the star from Bella: The Butterfly Circus.
  12. Gifted Hands, the very moving and inspiring story of Ben Carson, chief pediatric neurosurgeon at John Hopkins.
  13. Of Gods and Men, story based on the Trappist martyrs from Algeria.
  14. The Way Back, a powerful story of forgiveness based on true story of a group of prisoners who broke out of a Siberian work camp and walked from there to India.
  15. The Story of Ian and Larissa, a powerful story of love and grace.  You can view it here.
  16. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: “A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.”   Sophie and her brother, Hans, both asked to be received into the Catholic Church an hour before they died.  You can read more about that here.
  17. Saint Barbara, Convert and Martyr of the Early Church, quite an inspiring story, despite the romance.

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4 thoughts on “Movies

  1. Last evening I finished watching the second film about the beloved John Paul II. Wow, so powerful! Such an incredible man, a true saint. I feel I know him better as a brother in Christ. It makes me want to go back and reread everything I have read of his. I think I will.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kathleen

  2. A wonderful movie on the power of forgiveness and standing up for your faith is an old movie called, The Scarlet and the Black. It is a bout a priest in the vatican during WWII and how he helps hundreds to escape.
    Kathleen

  3. Two good movies I’ve seen lately: Toy Story 3 is funny, and the ending is very touching, especially for moms. The Bucket List is surprisingly insightful about faith and love and what’s really important in life.

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