Great Christians at the Movies

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1.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
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The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
“ The holy madness of Francis of Assisi and his disciples. A masterpiece of Roberto Rossellini. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
2.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
“ Silent film, masterpiece, about the process of Joan of Arc (1412-1431). ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
3.
Selma (2014)
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A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (128 mins.)
Director: Ava DuVernay
 
4.
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
“ Biopic about Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603), a protestant queen. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
5.
Pope Joan (2009)
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks. (149 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
“ Johanna Angelicus (814-847), the women who became Pope. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
6.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (148 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Joan of Arc (1412-1431), first a warrior, later a witch and finally a Catholic saint. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
7.
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
“ Black and white film about the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), the father of the Protestant Reformation. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
8.
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
“ Biopic about Gladys Aylward (1902-1970), was a British evangelical Christian missionary to China. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
9.
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
“ The life of the German reformer Martin Luther (1483.1546), in tune with our times. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
10.
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
“ Biopic based on Scottish athlete Eric Liddell (1902-1945) and the Englishman Harold Abrahams (1899-1978), in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Liddell was called "The Flying Scotsman", he was an evangelical Christian and testified to his faith, then he went as a missionary to China, he died young and the whole Scotland wept for him. Abrahams was Jewish and a great friend of Liddell. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
11.
Romero (1989)
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador. (102 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
“ Biopic about the life of Oscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980), a bishop of the Catholic Church in El Salvador, defender of the poor, was murdererd by the government of his country. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
12.
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
“ Biopic about William Wilberforce (1759-1833), an English politician, evangelical Christian, leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
13.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
 
14.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)... (105 mins.)
“ Biopic about Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), Mexican poet, nun, theologian, philosopher, playwright, scientist, astronomer, musician, painter and historian. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
15.
Kino (1993)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Felipe Cazals
 
16.
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.)
“ Historical drama about Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983), a Dutch Christian, who helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
17.
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005 TV Movie)
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The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58. (186 mins.)
“ The life of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005). ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
18.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope... (122 mins.)
“ Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), the saint of the ecologists. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
19.
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
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The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English. (75 mins.)
Director: Tony Tew
“ The life of John Wycliffe (1320-1384), an English theologian, preacher, reformer and traslator of the Bible in English. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
20.
John Hus (1977)
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A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later. (55 mins.)
“ John Hus (1373-1415), czech priest, philosopher and the first reformer of the Christian Church, he was burned at the stake. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
21.
Rita da Cascia (2004 TV Movie)
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The story of St. Rita of Cascia and her virtue. (180 mins.)
“ The life of Saint Rita of Cascia (1381-1457), an Italian nun and a holy widow venerated in the Catholic Church. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
22.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
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Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. (154 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The adventure of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), who followed the Biblical prophecies to discover the New World. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
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“ The life of Augustine of Hippo (354-430), theologian and philosopher, maybe the most influential leader in Christian history, after Saint Paul. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
24.
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
“ Biopic about William Tyndale (1490-1536), an English scholar, translator of the Bible into English; sentenced by King Henry VIII, Tyndale suffered the martyrdom. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
25.
Theresa: The Body of Christ (2007)
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A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa (Vega). (97 mins.)
Director: Ray Loriga
“ Provocative film about Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a Spanish mystic and Roman catholic saint. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
26.
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
“ Historical drama on the radical reformers, called "anabaptists" (16th century). ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
27.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (141 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
28.
Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada. (2010)
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From his jail cell at Chihuahua's Military Hospital, Hidalgo begins to remember moments of his life... (115 mins.)
Director: Antonio Serrano
“ The life of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), was a Mexican priest, leader of the Mexican War of Independence. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
29.
The Seventh Room (1996)
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This movie is based on the life of Saint Edith Stein. She was a German nun of Jewish descent who had converted to Catholicism... (108 mins.)
“ The life of Edith Stein (1891-1942), also Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, a German Roman Catholic nun, born into Jewish family, atheist in her teenage years, later philosophy doctor, disciple of Heidegger and Husserl, and finally converted to Catholicism. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
30.
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.)
“ The life of the Irish writer C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) specially the years in which it suffered the death of his wife. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
31.
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
“ Biopic about the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), a German Lutheran pastor and disident anti-Nazi. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
32.
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997)
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A story of Mother Teresa, beginning in Calcutta, India, where she faces adversity from every direction and where she lays the foundation for her crusade to help the poorest of the poor. (95 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
“ The life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), an Albanian Roman Catholic nun, defender of the poor. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
33.
Hudson Taylor (1981)
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Biopic of Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British protestant missionary in China. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Anderson
“ Biopic about Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British Protestant Christian missionary to China. ” - Angelo_Sanabria
 
34.
Francis: Pray for Me (2015)
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A look at the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, form his early childhood days in Argentina to his becoming Pope Francis. (104 mins.)
 
35.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
36.
Joan of Arc (1948)
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In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England... (145 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
37.
Francis of Assisi (1961)
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Francis Bernardone (Bradford Dillman) is the son of a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi, who gives up all his worldly goods to dedicate himself to God... (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
38.
Word and Utopia (2000)
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The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery. (130 mins.)
 
39.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
40.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
 
41.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
42.
Morelos (2012)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Antonio Serrano
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
The Last Station (2009)
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A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman