Advertisement

Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Top Movies Christians Should Watch

fireproofkirkcameron.jpgBecause I have been known to write a top ten list now and again here at Idol Chatter, I often go in search of what kinds of top lists exist out there on the web. I discovered one yesterday that I found amusing, as well as slightly mystifying. I found the “Top 100 Movies Christians Should See” recommendations on a Christian college website, though I have no idea who actually wrote the list, or whether it was compiled by a survey of Christian college students. In any event, the list certainly is, uh, varied.

Advertisement


The list does break up movies into categories such as inspirational, comedy, action, historical drama, drama, and quite wisely, a separate category for movies about Jesus Christ. There are some obvious, but great, choices that made this list including inspirational standards such as “Chariots of Fire” and “Lilies of the Field.” Although exactly how “Iron Will,” a good movie, beat the Oscar-winning “Chariots of Fire” in the inspirational category is a little unclear to me. Yet that was not as disturbing as discovering that both “Fireproof” and “Facing the Giants” ranked higher on the list than “Dead Man Walking.”
Interestingly enough, this list also has some edge to it, with movies like “Dogma” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” appearing on the list. But while I appreciate seeing a Christian list that isn’t afraid of controversy, I still question the wisdom of putting “The Last Temptation of Christ” anywhere on the list unless you are a student of film.
The funniest entry–unintentionally, I think–is the mention of my good buddy Dan Ewald’s movie “Jesus People” under comedy. Uh, the movie has only screened in a couple of places and has not been officially released yet.
The most unforgiveable entry has to be the mention of “The Omega Code.”
Not only should this cheesy apocalyptic Christian thriller not be on anyone’s list, but it is listed under the historical section.
Regardless of my quibbles with the list, it really is a fun read because it is so eclectic.
If you were going to suggest some movies that every Christian must see, what would they be?
Kirk Cameron at LocateTV.com

  • Karen Mulhern

    I definitely think we should watch christian movies with people of
    sound mind, courage, strength, and conviction, not trash that’s on television. Eveb pg13 has some trash.

  • Tanya

    I would be careful, because while I agree SOME Christians could get a lot out of “Dogma” and the like, others would be too offended to get the salient points, and still others might think the offense is ok as a Christian (which none of it is). So I guess I would make two lists–those for the everyday Christian, and those for the mature Christian that’s also really into movies and can therefore use their critical eye.

  • Rob G

    There are some truly terrible movies on this list. The Omega Code? Fireproof?
    Here’s my list of great movies with Christian themes (in no particular order):
    1: Dead Man Walking
    2: Magnolia
    3: The Apostle
    4: Braveheart
    5: Sling Blade
    6: Tender Mercies
    7: The Mission
    And of course, I would also list The Passion of the Christ.
    I also think The Last Temptation of Christ is a film that has been greatly misunderstood.
    Yes, most are tough to watch, but they are rewarding films that ultimately shine a light on Christian values.

  • Your Name

    Lots of interesting choices. I’d add:
    (In no particular order)
    Man on Fire
    I am Legend
    The Lion King
    Rudy
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Gladiator
    Leap of Faith
    Remember the Titans

  • Rob M

    The most baffling is the presence of Mormon films – God’s Army, The Work and the Glory, and The Other Side of Heaven
    Are we saying these are good “Christian” films to watch

  • http://breakupmovies.blogspot.com Eva BreakUpMovies

    I think that some movies can definitely help you in the hardest moments (break up for example) – when you don’t feel like talking with people, but still need to have some contact with someone who is experiencing the same.

  • http://charlesun00@gmail.com 10 best movies of 2012

    I believe that will a number of motion pictures really can assist you in the most difficult moments. after you don’t sense that speaking having persons, but nonetheless have to have a number of contact with somebody who is that great exact same.

Previous Posts

Phil Vischer and Creative Trust Partner for New Series
"Galaxy Buck" is the first narrative video series that Phil Vischer has launched within a decade. The Galaxy Buck space trilogy series will feature the popular characters from Vischer's bestselling series Buck Denver Asks...What's in the ...

posted 2:05:00pm Jun. 30, 2015 | read full post »

The New ‘Peanuts’ Trailer Is Here, And We Just Can’t Get Enough
[youtube]https://youtu.be/El7chqzwKlo[/youtube] Charlie Brown and the gang have a whole new look in the first-full length trailer for the “The Peanuts Movie”, and it’s absolutely fantastic. We promise, you’ve never seen them quite like ...

posted 5:28:01pm Jun. 17, 2015 | read full post »

‘I'm Tired of Watching America be Led by Lunatics’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j_JmeYUsZM Conservative talk show host Kevin Jackson was signed to a national syndication deal by USA Radio Networks and will launch July 20th on USA Radio Networks XDS Channel 3. The Kevin Jackson Show will ...

posted 9:41:20am Jun. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman Will Produce 'The Story of God'
National Geographic Channel and Executive Producers Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger of Revelations Entertainment announced today The Story of God, a new global series exploring mankind’s quest to understand the divine. Host ...

posted 9:17:12am Jun. 12, 2015 | read full post »

Everyone's Favorite Villain: Christopher Lee Dies at 93
Sir Christopher Lee passed away June 7, 2015 due to respiratory problems and heart failure shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday. The news broke June 11th, as his wife wanted to delay the announcement until all of the family was made ...

posted 12:24:47pm Jun. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.