Great Christians in filmby fra_angelico | created - 28 Feb 2013 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
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1. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 73,549 | Gross: $52.08M
2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
Votes: 36,805 | Gross: $0.02M
Silent film, masterpiece, about the process of Joan of Arc (1412-1431).
3. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 82,201 | Gross: $30.08M
Biopic about Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603), a protestant queen.
4. Pope Joan (2009)
149 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Johanna Angelicus (814-847), the women who became Pope.
5. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
Votes: 59,526 | Gross: $14.28M
Joan of Arc (1412-1431), first a warrior, later a witch and finally a Catholic saint.
6. Martin Luther (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biopic of German priest Martin Luther covering his life between 1505-1530 A.D. and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.
Black and white film about the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), the father of the Protestant Reformation.
7. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War
All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »
Biopic about Gladys Aylward (1902-1970), was a British evangelical Christian missionary to China.
8. Luther (2003)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 13,732 | Gross: $5.79M
The life of the German reformer Martin Luther (1483.1546), in tune with our times.
9. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 46,372 | Gross: $58.97M
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.
10. Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »
The holy madness of Francis of Assisi and his disciples. A masterpiece of Roberto Rossellini.
11. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.
Votes: 24,964 | Gross: $7.19M
The adventure of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), who followed the Biblical prophecies to discover the New World.
12. Shadowlands (1993)
PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 14,715 | Gross: $25.84M
The life of the Irish writer C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) specially the years in which it suffered the death of his wife.
14. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the 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.
Votes: 219,114 | Gross: $182.21M
15. Romero (1989)
PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.
Votes: 1,842 | Gross: $1.32M
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.
16. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 22,326 | Gross: $21.21M
Biopic about William Wilberforce (1759-1833), an English politician, evangelical Christian, leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.
18. I, the Worst of All (1990)
R | 105 min | Drama
A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.05M
Biopic about Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), Mexican poet, nun, theologian, philosopher, playwright, scientist, astronomer, musician, painter and historian.
20. The Hiding Place (1975)
PG | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. ... See full summary »
Historical drama about Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983), a Dutch Christian, who helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust.
21. Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (2005 TV Movie)
186 min | Biography, Drama
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.
The life of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005).
22. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
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, including his friendship with St. Clare.
Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), the saint of the ecologists.
23. John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Not Rated | 75 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English.
The life of John Wycliffe (1320-1384), an English theologian, preacher, reformer and traslator of the Bible in English.
24. John Hus (1977)
Not Rated | 55 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
John Hus (1373-1415), czech priest, philosopher and the first reformer of the Christian Church, he was burned at the stake.
25. Rita da Cascia (2004 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
The story of St. Rita of Cascia and her virtue.
The life of Saint Rita of Cascia (1381-1457), an Italian nun and a holy widow venerated in the Catholic Church.
26. Sant'Agostino (2010 TV Movie)
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the life and conversion of Aurelius Augustinus to Saint Augustine of Hippo.
The life of Augustine of Hippo (354-430), theologian and philosopher, maybe the most influential leader in Christian history, after Saint Paul.
27. God's Outlaw (1986)
Not Rated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Biopic about William Tyndale (1490-1536), an English scholar, translator of the Bible into English; sentenced by King Henry VIII, Tyndale suffered the martyrdom.
28. Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo (2007)
97 min | Drama
A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa (Vega).
Provocative film about Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a Spanish mystic and Roman catholic saint.
29. The Radicals (1990)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History
The dramatic story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Historical drama on the radical reformers, called "anabaptists" (16th century).
30. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 23,863 | Gross: $8.32M
31. Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada. (2010)
115 min | Biography, Drama, History
From his jail cell at Chihuahua's Military Hospital, Hidalgo begins to remember moments of his life, particularly his tenure as Parish Priest in the town of San Felipe Torres Mochas where ... See full summary »
The life of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), was a Mexican priest, leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
32. The Seventh Room (1996)
108 min | Biography, Drama, War
This movie is based on the life of Saint Edith Stein. She was a German nun of Jewish descent who had converted to Catholicism. Much of her early life was spent as an outspoken academic. ... See full summary »
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.
33. Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.
Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.30M
Biopic about the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), a German Lutheran pastor and disident anti-Nazi.
34. Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997 TV Movie)
95 min | Biography, Drama
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.
The life of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), an Albanian Roman Catholic nun, defender of the poor.
35. Hudson Taylor (1981)
85 min | Biography, Drama
Biopic of Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British protestant missionary in China.
Biopic about Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), a British Protestant Christian missionary to China.
36. Francisco - El Padre Jorge (2015)
Not Rated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, form his early childhood days in Argentina to his becoming Pope Francis.
37. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.
39. Francis of Assisi (1961)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
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. Clare (Dolores Hart) is a young ... See full summary »
40. Palavra e Utopia (2000)
130 min | Biography, History
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.
41. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Votes: 59,589 | Gross: $16.29M
42. Morelos (2012)
105 min | History
La película retrata los últimos años de la vida de José María Morelos y Pavón (1812-1815), héroe mexicano quien tras burlar el cerco de sus enemigos, toma una de las ciudades más ... See full synopsis »
45. The Last Station (2009)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 16,412 | Gross: $6.62M