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Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« on: December 01, 2013, 09:56:44 pm »
please use this place to start making a list of inspirational movies about Christianity.


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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 03:55:50 pm »
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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 08:37:02 pm »
The Hiding Place:





The Hiding Place (1975):

***The Hiding Place is a 1975 film based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Corrie ten Boom recounting her and her family's experiences before and during their imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust in World War II. The Hiding Place was directed by James F. Collier. Jeanette Clift George received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer - Female.[1] The film was given limited release in its day and featured the last appearance from Arthur O'Connell.




   
Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland... (150 mins.)

Director: James F. Collier

Stars: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty



PLOT:



As the Nazis invade Holland in 1940, Corrie and her family allow Jews to hide in a part of their home that is specially remodeled by members of the Dutch Resistance. However, the Nazis eventually discover that Corrie and her family are hiding Jews, and on February 29, 1944, the family and their friends are arrested after their betrayal by a Dutch collaborator. The hidden Jews are never found. Corrie's father, Casper, dies before he reaches the concentration camp, and Corrie worries that she will never see her home again. The Nazis send Corrie and her sister, Betsie, to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany for hiding Jews in their home. At the concentration camp, Betsie encourages Corrie to remain hopeful that God will rescue them from the brutalities they experience. With little food and constant work, the women suffer constantly, and Corrie's sister Betsie (Julie Harris), dies. Ultimately, Corrie (Jeanette Clift George) leaves the camp in December, 1944 through what is discovered years later to have been a clerical error, as everyone in her group of prisoners was marked for gassing the following month (January 1945). Her life after this ordeal was dedicated to showing that Jesus' love is greater than the deepest pit into which humankind finds itself.

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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 08:46:46 pm »
Noah (2014)



The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Russell Crowe




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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 08:50:47 pm »
The Grace Card (2010)
   



 Everything can change in an instant...and take a lifetime to unravel. Every day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships by extending and receiving God's grace. Offer The Grace Card, and never underestimate the power of God's love. (101 mins.)

Director: David G. Evans

Stars: Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr., Joy Parmer Moore

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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 08:59:31 pm »
Ben-Hur (1959 film)



Directed by
William Wyler

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist

Screenplay by
Karl Tunberg
Uncredited:
Gore Vidal
Christopher Fry
Maxwell Anderson
S. N. Behrman

Based on
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace




Narrated by
Finlay Currie

Starring
Charlton Heston
Jack Hawkins
Haya Harareet
Stephen Boyd
Hugh Griffith

Music by
Miklós Rózsa

Cinematography
Robert L. Surtees

Editing by
John D. Dunning
Ralph E. Winters

Studio
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributed by
Loew's Inc.[1]

Release dates

November 18, 1959
 

Running time
212 minutes

Country
United States

Language
English

Budget
$15 million

Box office
$146,900,000 (initial release)

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film set in ancient Rome, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith and Haya Harareet. It won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, an accomplishment that was not equaled until Titanic in 1997 and then again by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003.

A remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name, Ben-Hur was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The screenplay is credited to Karl Tunberg but includes contributions from Maxwell Anderson, S. N. Behrman, Gore Vidal, and Christopher Fry. Ben-Hur had the largest budget and the largest sets built for any film produced. The nine-minute chariot race has become one of cinema's most famous sequences. The score composed by Miklós Rózsa was highly influential on cinema for more than 15 years, and is the longest ever composed for a film.




Plot:



In AD 26, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy prince and merchant in Jerusalem. His childhood friend, the Roman citizen Messala (Stephen Boyd), is now a tribune. After several years away from Jerusalem, Messala returns as the new commander of the Roman garrison. Messala believes in the glory of Rome and its imperial power, while Ben-Hur is devoted to his faith and the freedom of the Jewish people. Messala asks Ben-Hur for the names of Jews who criticize the Romans. Ben-Hur refuses, angering Messala.

Ben-Hur lives with his mother, Miriam (Martha Scott), and sister, Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell). Their loyal slave Simonides (Sam Jaffe) is preparing for an arranged marriage for his daughter, Esther (Haya Harareet). Ben-Hur gives Esther her freedom as a wedding present, and the audience is shown that Ben-Hur and Esther are in love even though her marriage to another man is imminent.

During the parade for the new governor of Judea, Valerius Gratus, a tile falls from the roof of Ben-Hur's house. Gratus is thrown from his horse and nearly killed. Although Messala knows this was an accident, he condemns Ben-Hur to the galleys and imprisons Miriam and Tirzah. By punishing a known friend and prominent citizen, he hopes to intimidate the Jewish populace. Ben-Hur swears to take revenge. Overcome by thirst when his slave gang arrives at Nazareth, Ben-Hur collapses. A local carpenter (who the audience realizes is Jesus) gives him water.

After three years as a galley slave, Ben-Hur is assigned to the flagship of the Roman Consul Quintus Arrius (Jack Hawkins), who has been charged with destroying a fleet of Macedonian pirates. Arrius admires Ben-Hur's self-discipline and offers to train him as a gladiator or charioteer. Ben-Hur declines the offer, declaring that God will aid him in his quest for vengeance.

The Roman fleet encounters the Macedonians. Arrius orders all the rowers except Ben-Hur to be chained to their benches. Arrius' galley is rammed and sunk, but Ben-Hur unchains the other rowers, and rescues Arrius from the sinking wreckage. In despair, Arrius wrongly believes the battle ended in defeat and atones in the Roman way by "falling on his sword", but Ben-Hur prevents him from committing suicide. Ben-Hur and Arrius are rescued, and Arrius is credited with the Roman fleet's victory. The consul successfully petitions Emperor Tiberius (George Relph) to free Ben-Hur, and adopts him as his son. Several years pass off-screen. Now wealthy, Ben-Hur learns Roman ways and becomes a champion charioteer, but longs for his family and homeland.

Ben-Hur returns to Judea. Along the way, he meets Balthasar (Finlay Currie) and an Arab sheik, Ilderim (Hugh Griffith). The sheik has heard of Ben-Hur's prowess as a charioteer, and asks him to drive his quadriga in a race before the new Judean governor Pontius Pilate (Frank Thring). Ben-Hur declines, even after he learns that champion charioteer Messala will also compete.

Ben-Hur returns to his home in Jerusalem. He meets Esther, and learns her arranged marriage did not occur and that she is still in love with him. He visits Messala and demands his mother and sister's freedom. The Romans discover that Miriam and Tirzah contracted leprosy in prison, and expel them from the city. The women beg Esther to conceal their condition from Ben-Hur, so she tells him that his mother and sister died. It is then that he changes his mind and decides to seek vengeance on Messala by competing against him in the chariot race.

During the chariot race, Messala drives a chariot with blades on the hubs to tear apart competing vehicles. In the violent and grueling race, Messala attempts to destroy Ben-Hur's chariot but destroys his own instead. Messala is mortally injured, while Ben-Hur wins the race. Before dying, Messala tells Ben-Hur that "the race is not over" and that he can find his family "in the Valley of the Lepers, if you can recognize them." Ben-Hur visits the nearby leper colony, where (hidden from their view) he sees his mother and sister.

Esther hears Jesus preach the Sermon on the Mount, and tells Ben-Hur about the message of peace and forgiveness she heard. Blaming Roman rule for his family's fate, Ben-Hur rejects his patrimony and Roman citizenship. Learning that Tirzah is dying, Ben-Hur and Esther take her and Miriam to see Jesus, but the trial of Jesus before Pontius Pilate has begun. Jesus begins his march to Calvary and stumbles before Ben-Hur. Recognizing Jesus from their earlier meeting, Ben-Hur attempts to give him water but guards separate them.

Ben-Hur witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus. Miriam and Tirzah are miraculously healed. Ben-Hur tells Esther that he heard Jesus talk of forgiveness while on the cross, and says "I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand." His hatred finally relinquished, he is emotionally reunited with his mother and sister in the film's final moments.

Cast[edit]
Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins as Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet as Esther
Stephen Boyd as Messala
Hugh Griffith as Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott as Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell as Tirzah
Sam Jaffe as Simonides
Finlay Currie as Balthasar and the narrator
Frank Thring as Pontius Pilate
Terence Longdon as Drusus
George Relph as Tiberius Caesar
André Morell as Sextus
Claude Heater as Jesus

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Re: Insipirational Movies About Christianity
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 01:16:30 pm »
"Facing the Giants" is a good one, too.  It's about a football coach and his struggles.
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