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Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« on: March 18, 2012, 04:50:25 AM »
Dear all,

I hope I'm posting in the right forum. I wanted some suggestions of good Christian, especially Orthodox movies I can watch during lent. I already have the passion of the Christ, The gospel of John, and the Jesus movie and am looking for more.  Thank you. :)
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 07:55:46 AM »
Ostrov (The Island) is an Orthodox movie (Russian with subtitles).
Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer is a documentary/travelogue (mostly) about Orthodox monasticism.
I recommend them both.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 08:07:33 AM »
"Jesus of Nazareth."
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 03:09:50 PM »
"Jesus of Nazareth."
Is that the one where he never blinks?
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 03:55:09 PM »
Some I have watched in the past:
The Robe
Ben-Hur
Barabbas
Demetrius and the Gladiators
The Passion of the Christ


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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 03:59:37 PM »
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 08:08:34 PM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 08:26:29 PM »
Even though it's of the fantasy genre, I try to watch Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy during Lent. I've made LOTR my Lenten reading the last several years, but I haven't been doing that this year because of other interests competing for my attention.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 09:14:21 PM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2012, 09:20:09 PM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2012, 10:23:34 PM »
Into Great Silence

It's about Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2012, 11:43:24 PM »
Ostrov

The Passion of the Christ
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2012, 11:55:36 PM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 12:20:42 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2012, 12:29:46 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.
Says you! ::) ;) :laugh:
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2012, 12:30:38 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2012, 12:34:07 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





Have you seen my film?

Yes. Yawn-fest.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 12:35:19 AM »
Since folks' here have a narrow view of "Christian film", I've been thinking of something to suggest.

The relatively recent Of Gods and Men is strongly recommended.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 12:42:27 AM »
Since folks' here have a narrow view of "Christian film", I've been thinking of something to suggest.

The relatively recent Of Gods and Men is strongly recommended.

I watched that last week actually. I really liked it.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 12:45:20 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





Have you seen my film?

Yes. Yawn-fest.

It is very slow. I would recommend though the recent documentary Quaerere Deum about the monastery of San Benedetto in Norcia, Italy. It is filmed in a similar manner as Into Great Silence but it flows a lot better and it is shorter. The whole thing is on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djyjgbXwXUI

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 12:46:41 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.

I happen to like The Robe and the Alfred Newman score. Then again I thought TLTOC was a beautiful and rewarding parable.


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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 12:48:26 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.

I happen to like The Robe and the Alfred Newman score. Then again I thought TLTOC was a beautiful and rewarding parable.



I wasn't gong to bring that one up. But that is decent low-budget, zero-time film making and a laudable score as well. The hyperdox here might get offended.

EDIT: FWIW, it was probably THE thing that took the incredible chip off my shoulder I had against Christ.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2012, 02:17:33 AM »
The Robe, or TLTOC?
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





Have you seen my film?

Yes. Yawn-fest.

It's slow but fascinating. That movie is beautiful. Screw yall
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2012, 10:49:01 AM »

It's slow but fascinating. That movie is beautiful. Screw yall

Not with a stolen one.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 10:51:45 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





Have you seen my film?

Yes. Yawn-fest.

It's slow but fascinating. That movie is beautiful. Screw yall

Nothing wrong with slow.

It's called having a narrative.

I am sure it is awesome for drifting off to a nap or helping romanticize monasticism in the minds of some.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2012, 10:54:48 AM »
The Robe, or TLTOC?

The Last Temptation of Christ.

Didn't make me want to be a Christian, but made me feel like an ass for some of (checks forum) stuff I thought and said about Christ.

If I get my life in some sorta order here, maybe I'll see if I have a copy and give it a whirl.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2012, 10:56:07 AM »
Well, I really actually enjoyed Into Great Silence. Perhaps I'm generally a tedious person. I also confess to loving the LOTR films but watching them in Lent, as Lenten movies, is a bit much for me.
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2012, 12:05:57 PM »
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2012, 07:54:39 AM »
Every Lent I make an effort to watch the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur.

Can't believe I forgot to include The Ten Commandments.  Always a good choice.

You should try to give yourself a chance to watch DeMille's first crack at that story.

Weird.
A thread referencing Ostrov and Lord of the Rings and you say nothing about either? Something wrong?

Every movie listed here except The Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr and The Passion of the Christ are bad at best and tripe at worst.

Sometimes I get tired of blowing in the wind. Believe it or not.





Have you seen my film?

Yes. Yawn-fest.

It's slow but fascinating. That movie is beautiful. Screw yall

I rather enjoyed it too.  Had I been a Catholic, I would have begun investigating the possibility of joining their order.
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« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2012, 04:36:19 AM »
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2012, 09:38:12 AM »
An interesting movie is "The Straight Story".  I like watching it this time of year since it is a good tale of forgiveness as well as dealing with our own weaknesses as we enter the last days of our lives.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2012, 11:12:25 AM »
An interesting movie is "The Straight Story".  I like watching it this time of year since it is a good tale of forgiveness as well as dealing with our own weaknesses as we enter the last days of our lives.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2012, 12:21:51 PM »

Not even ironically.
I have a certain appreciation for Christian kitsch of all stripes — Christian Motorcycle Association Bibles, “Armor of God” play suits, cheesy rapture movies, Larry Norman music, etc. Evangelicalism strives to be bland but in fact generates a great version of American folk religion.

...But no, I would not actually watch this movie, not even to MST3K it.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2012, 01:17:19 PM »
Andrei Rublev and Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

I heard a podcast on AFR once suggesting watching all 6 of Tarkovsky's movies during Lent (which is something I'd like to try, but not likely to find 'em at any of the movie stores where I live, and I'm not into netflix).
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2012, 01:47:18 PM »
Andrei Rublev and Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

I heard a podcast on AFR once suggesting watching all 6 of Tarkovsky's movies during Lent (which is something I'd like to try, but not likely to find 'em at any of the movie stores where I live, and I'm not into netflix).

Ain't seen the above. My Priest keeps trying to give me the Rublev. He is a film nut like myself. I just gotta wait till I have that sorta attention to give to something.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2012, 02:02:35 PM »
Andrei Rublev and Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

I heard a podcast on AFR once suggesting watching all 6 of Tarkovsky's movies during Lent (which is something I'd like to try, but not likely to find 'em at any of the movie stores where I live, and I'm not into netflix).

Both are excellent movies.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2012, 02:07:54 PM »
Of course, the correct answer is D. None. No movies at all! :-)
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2012, 02:29:20 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2012, 02:31:18 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?

Why do you all attempt to provoke me?

Cannot you not see I struggle enough?

Please be kind.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2012, 03:44:43 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?

Why do you all attempt to provoke me?

Cannot you not see I struggle enough?

Please be kind.
You mean you wouldn't watch three hours of a guy walking around, reading his Bible and praying?
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2012, 04:48:03 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?

Why do you all attempt to provoke me?

Cannot you not see I struggle enough?

Please be kind.
You mean you wouldn't watch three hours of a guy walking around, reading his Bible and praying?

I watched Lord of the Rings.  I assure you, I can take a movie about people walking around.
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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2012, 04:51:41 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?

Why do you all attempt to provoke me?

Cannot you not see I struggle enough?

Please be kind.
You mean you wouldn't watch three hours of a guy walking around, reading his Bible and praying?

I watched Lord of the Rings.  I assure you, I can take a movie about people walking around.

I swear and this is no joke, this IS how I saw LotR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VznlDlNPw4Q (Taking the Hobbits to Isengard.)

Everyone in theater had no idea why I was constantly laughing till this genius distilled it.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 01:19:41 AM »
Andrei Rublev and Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

I heard a podcast on AFR once suggesting watching all 6 of Tarkovsky's movies during Lent (which is something I'd like to try, but not likely to find 'em at any of the movie stores where I live, and I'm not into netflix).

I loved Solaris the book but the movie was tortuously slow and boring.

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Re: Christian Movies to be watched during lent
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2012, 02:21:10 PM »
When are they going to make "Way of a Pilgrim" into a movie?

Why do you all attempt to provoke me?

Cannot you not see I struggle enough?

Please be kind.
You mean you wouldn't watch three hours of a guy walking around, reading his Bible and praying?

I watched Lord of the Rings.  I assure you, I can take a movie about people walking around.

I swear and this is no joke, this IS how I saw LotR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VznlDlNPw4Q (Taking the Hobbits to Isengard.)

Everyone in theater had no idea why I was constantly laughing till this genius distilled it.

A truer artist there has never been.

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