Protestantism in film

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1.
The Sunset Limited (2011 TV Movie)
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Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs. (91 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
 
2.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
4.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
5.
Rejoice and Shout (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history. (115 mins.)
Director: Don McGlynn
 
6.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
7.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
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Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
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Chariots of Fire (1981)
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. (125 mins.)
Director: Hugh Hudson
 
9.
Martin Luther (1953)
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Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement. (105 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
10.
Day of Wrath (1943)
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark. (97 mins.)
 
11.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
12.
The Witch (2015)
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A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Eggers
 
13.
American Jesus (2013 Documentary)
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"American Jesus" is an exploration of Christianity in every faction of American Life, from the bread line to the yoga studio... (80 mins.)
Director: Aram Garriga
 
14.
The King (2005)
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A troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met. (105 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
15.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
16.
Luther (2003)
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During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation. (123 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
17.
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary... (158 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
18.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
19.
A Man Called Peter (1955)
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The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events. (119 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
20.
The Girl King (2015)
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THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality. (106 mins.)
 
21.
The Hiding Place (1975)
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Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland... (150 mins.)
 
22.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences. (135 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
23.
The White Ribbon (2009)
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Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
24.
Higher Ground (2011)
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A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith. (109 mins.)
Director: Vera Farmiga
 
25.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters. (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
26.
Silent Light (2007)
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In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. (145 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
27.
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
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Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers. (129 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
28.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 Documentary)
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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Karslake
 
29.
The Apostle (1997)
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After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
 
30.
Elmer Gantry (1960)
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause. (146 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
31.
Amazing Grace (2006)
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
32.
Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
 
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The Parson's Widow (1920)
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A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him... (71 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
34.
Pastoral Symphony (1946)
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A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
35.
Saving God (2008)
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Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church... (101 mins.)
Director: Duane Crichton
 
36.
En tus manos (2010 Short Film)
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In the vicious slums of Colombia, where prosperity is dictated by brutality, a conflicted kid seeks membership in a brutal gang, with the hope of one day having the power to determine his own destiny. (28 mins.)
Director: Ron Jacobs
 
37.
Little Hope Was Arson (2013 Documentary)
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January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting... (71 mins.)
Director: Theo Love
 
38.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
39.
Footloose (1984)
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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (107 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
40.
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
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The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them. (115 mins.)
Director: F.C. Hamman
 
41.
Do You Believe? (2015)
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When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. (120 mins.)
 
42.
Flywheel (2003)
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A dishonest used car salesman decides to become the salesman that God wants him to be - with surprising results. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Kendrick
 
43.
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
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In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia. (117 mins.)
 
44.
Shadowlands (1993)
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. (131 mins.)
 
45.
Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
46.
Witness (1985)
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A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
47.
Flame in the Wind (1971)
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(120 mins.)
 
48.
God's Outlaw (1986)
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A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII. (93 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
 
49.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
50.
The Radicals (1990)
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The dramatic story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler. (100 mins.)
Director: Raul V. Carrera
 
51.
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
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The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. (88 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
52.
The Cross and the Switchblade (1970)
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Crusading minister gets involved in the lives of members of a New York street gang. (106 mins.)
Director: Don Murray
 
53.
End of the Spear (2005)
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Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim Hanon
 
54.
Salvation Boulevard (2011)
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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor. (96 mins.)
Director: George Ratliff
 
55.
Pilgrim's Progress (1978)
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Journey with Pilgrim as John Bunyan's famous allegory leaps from its pages to a movie. (72 mins.)
Director: Ken Anderson
 
56.
Fury to Freedom (1985)
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The true story of Raul Ries. Raul abused his wife and hated his father. His name stood for fear, for fighting... (78 mins.)
Director: Erik Jacobson
 
57.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
58.
No Longer Alone (1976)
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(99 mins.)
 
59.
Ropa nueva para felipe (1990 Short Film)
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The poignant true story of a young man who wanted to live - but only a miracle could save him. (40 mins.)
 
60.
A Vow to Cherish (1999 TV Movie)
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A business executive's life is turned upside-down when his wife contracts a debilitating disease. (84 mins.)
Director: John Schmidt
 
61.
Love Comes Softly (2003 TV Movie)
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A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again? (84 mins.)
 
62.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. (112 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
63.
Michael Lost and Found (2017 Documentary)
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When a feature film is made about them seven years after their break-up, Benjie Nycum visits his ex-boyfriend Michael Glatze and finally tries to get answers about his bewildering shift from gay activist to ex-gay evangelical. (19 mins.)
Director: Daniel Wilner
 
64.
Amish Grace (2010 TV Movie)
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When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006... (89 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
 
65.
The Climb (2002)
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Two professional solo climbers form an uneasy partnership after a successful rescue mission grants them the gift of a lifetime. (98 mins.)
Director: John Schmidt
 
66.
To Save a Life (2009)
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After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others. (120 mins.)
Director: Brian Baugh
 
67.
¿Con Quién Te Vas? (1996)
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Power couple Sergio and Rina Dávila are headed for divorce and destruction. Can the love and prayers of their youngest son, Brenton, turn the tide? Based on a true story. Filmed in Mexico in Spanish. (77 mins.)
 
68.
Sins of the Preacher (2013 TV Movie)
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After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her. (87 mins.)
Director: John Stimpson
 
69.
White Oleander (2002)
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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
 
70.
China Cry: A True Story (1990)
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Drama set in the 1950s, based on a true story, about a young girl, Sung Neng Yee, who is brought as part of a wealthy Chinese family... (101 mins.)
 
71.
Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch-trials. (240 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
72.
Christy (1994 TV Series)
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Based on the bestseller by Catherine Marshall, Christy tells the story of an idealistic nineteen year... (60 mins.)
 
73.
Hudson Taylor (1981)
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Biopic of Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British protestant missionary in China. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Anderson
 
74.
The Preacher's Mistress (2013 TV Movie)
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Gwen doesn't have an easy life... She has to provide alone for her son, pay for her studies, and work in a low pay job... (91 mins.)
Director: Michelle Mower
 
75.
Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure (2012 Documentary)
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Follow Kirk Cameron across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover the people, places and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known. (90 mins.)
Director: Duane Barnhart
 
76.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008 Documentary)
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Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design. (90 mins.)
 
77.
Mama I Want to Sing (2011)
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A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer. (100 mins.)
 
78.
Grace Unplugged (2013)
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Grace Trey is a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test. (102 mins.)
 
79.
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
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When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her response lands her in deep trouble. (120 mins.)
Director: Harold Cronk
 
80.
Courageous (2011)
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When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. (129 mins.)
Director: Alex Kendrick
 
81.
A Thief in the Night (1972)
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The story of Patty, a young woman caught up in living for the present with little concern for the future... (69 mins.)
 
82.
A Distant Thunder (1978)
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The second film, A Thief in the Night being the first, A Distant Thunder continues the story of Patty... (76 mins.)
 
83.
Deadly Blessing (1981)
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After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her. (100 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
84.
Cicatrices (2005)
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The story of a dysfunctional couple, whose problems will inevitably deteriorate their marriage and their son's life. (105 mins.)
Director: Paco del Toro
 
85.
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
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A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. (99 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
86.
Love's Enduring Promise (2004 TV Movie)
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Devout, wild west farmer, Clark Davis, works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie... (120 mins.)
 
87.
God's Not Dead (2014)
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College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists. (113 mins.)
Director: Harold Cronk
 
88.
Persecuted (2014)
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An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform. (91 mins.)
Director: Daniel Lusko