Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Top Twenty Christian Movies

Monday Morning Insight carries a list of the what someone has called the Top Twenty Christian Movies.
I'm not sure what this list is all about... it's from The Church Report Magazine, and it's entitled "Special Report: Christian Movies". Some I can see, others are a stretch. See what you think:
1. Last Holiday
2. X2: X-Men United
3. Lady in the Water
4. Nacho Libre
5. Signs
6. Walk the Line
7. The End of the Spear
8. Chronicles of Narnia
9. Lord of the Rings
10. The Passion
11. Raising Helen
12. Bruce Almighty
13. To End All Wars
14. The Apostle
15. Babette’s Feast
16. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
17. Magnolia
18. A Walk to Remember
19. The Big Kahuna
20. Shadowlands
They then ask the question: Any of these movies overtly ‘Christian’?
What makes a Christian film specifically "Christian"?
Is there such a thing as a "Christian" film?
Is that the purpose of Christian film makers - to make "Christian" films?

Film is a medium that is used to communicate. There are things and ways you can communicate in film that is difficult in other media.

If, instead of the Top Christian films, we ran a series of film nights with the focus being Top Films that make you think about / reflect on, the nature of God, the world and redemption/salvation/grace [we'd have to come up with a better title] which films would you choose?

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