22 Movies That Say The Right Thing

These are the ones that speak of redemption on some level, of a certain sacrifice, and a life lived for something other than Self. As well as the timeless truths of virtue under pressure, friendship born of suffering, and doing what's right even when it costs you.

Goodness and doing the right thing have become old to us as a people, and it is costing every one of us.

We want to be entertained, we crave stimulation, and are addicted to ourselves. These films are the opposite of all that, and they are Good - and good for you. They will speak medicine to any heart that hears what they have to say . . .

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry
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1.
The Four Feathers (2002)
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A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice. (132 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ With every possible advantage you can still mess up at the start. But if you're willing to lay it all on the line, you can recover yourself . . and finish strong. ” - Greg Mullins
 
2.
Ushpizin (2004)
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An Orthodox Jewish couple's faith is tested after praying to the Lord for a child on the Succoth holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Giddi Dar
“ Only those that stick to what they Believe become true believers. No matter what it looks like to your eyes, things are always being moved to help you . . if you Believe. ” - Greg Mullins
 
3.
Spartan (2004)
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The investigation into a kidnapping of the daughter of a high-ranking US government official. (106 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ A hero is still a hero even when the people who are leading them - shouldn't be. ” - Greg Mullins
 
4.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
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A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ If you want to live well you must learn to serve somewhere, at some time. What we are shown here is the dedicated life of the perfect servant. ” - Greg Mullins
 
5.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Courage is the strength of purpose and the strength of character to do what you know is right in the face of adversity, regardless of consequences. Nobody is perfect. But with a little help, anyone can become courageous. ” - Greg Mullins
 
6.
Big Jake (1971)
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In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy. (110 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
“ Never negotiate with terrorists, even if you could afford to give them what they want. Instead, give them everything they deserve. ” - Greg Mullins
 
7.
Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
“ When you know you're right but you're not the one in control, you have a decision to make. You can yield to the pressure that will make you untrue, or stay the course till the one in your dreams breaks through. Purity is better than power.

In some moments, one of the sweetest love stories in Film. ” - Greg Mullins
 
8.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ As in all of his work, we are treated by a master who has something to say . . . in the cinema of poetry. ” - Greg Mullins
 
9.
I'm Not Scared (2003)
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A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
“ Criminals never think they are committing a crime, or that they should do any time - until it happens to them. That's why there's Judgment. ” - Greg Mullins
 
10.
The House of Mirth (2000)
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A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved. (135 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ Any man or woman of principle should be willing to lay down their life to keep their word. As believers we are commanded to. I never read the book, and the tragic semi heroine is by no means flawless. Still, in this film we are given a most excellent picture of a woman who refused to sell her self short, and insisted on keeping her word. She stuck to her guns, even when surrounded by people who refused to pick theirs up. ” - Greg Mullins
 
11.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
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During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (138 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Our society is diseased with self promotion. Many parents raise their children to be experts at it. Everyone has a Call on their life, but not all are called to be leaders. A leader is not someone who comes in and takes charge: A leader is someone who is Followed. ” - Greg Mullins
 
12.
The Alamo (2004)
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Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. (137 mins.)
“ A seed was courageously sown by the lives of a few. When the harvest came in, the oppressors were through. The head of that government signed it over to the head of another government. Whether people living now like what the legal authorities did then, or not . . has nothing to do with it. ” - Greg Mullins
 
13.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Ending where it began, those done wrong end up with what's right. Had the ones doing the wrong done right, it would have been that way at the beginning, not at the end. ” - Greg Mullins
 
14.
The Patriot (2000)
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Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ One good man can make all the difference ” - Greg Mullins
 
15.
True Grit (2010)
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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ People often say that a person is mature for their age. The truth is a lot bigger than that. Physical maturity comes about as a result of time - you can tell a 10 year old from someone who's 20 by looking at them. Intellectual maturity comes about as a result of learning.

Spiritual maturity doesn't come from time or learning. It comes Only as a result of obedience . . to God's Word. That's why there are so many 50 and 60 year olds still in puberty, and some teenagers who could command legions. Some of them will . . ” - Greg Mullins
 
16.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ The greatest and truest story ever told.

The Bible is a historical record. Anyone who doesn't know that doesn't know the Bible. Don't wait till He returns to figure that out. ” - Greg Mullins
 
17.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Persuasion (1995)
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded...
“ Patience is a Biblical virtue, and it means constant consistency. To stay the same way all the time every day, in relation to something. Faith is acting on what you believe without seeing it, but patience is the part that sticks to it, until what you're in faith about . . . shows up.

God insists that we have both. ” - Greg Mullins
 
18.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ After all your hard work, there's nothing like the sweet taste of Victory. ” - Greg Mullins
 
19.
Shall We Dance? (1996)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
“ If you are kind to people others will be kind to you. If you show patience - patience will come back. If you're loyal to your wife, the love of your life, she'll be loyal to you.

A very loving film, with an ending that loves on you. ” - Greg Mullins
 
20.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ Every good man has done bad things. Some have even become rich. Character is all about what's inside a man, not how much money he has. True prosperity is the ability to increase others . . . and money is the least of it. ” - Greg Mullins
 
21.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns... (104 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ The helpless are saved by the strength of the strong. If someone believes in you, you can pass any test, and overcome any trial. ” - Greg Mullins
 
22.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ The first brave man to show up is not always the hero. Sometimes it's the second. ” - Greg Mullins