Posted by Cass on November 20, 2004, at 23:18:52
Are there any movies with religious themes that you want to recommend? There's a movie thread on Social that got me thinking of all the movies I've seen that have a strong theme of spiritual or religious growth or redemption. These are some of them:
"The Truman Show" There are strong religious overtones in this movie. Truman rejects illusion in in favor of an authentic life. There's a lot of religious symbolism.
"Savior" with Dennis Quaid. This movie isn't about the life of Jesus Christ or Christianity, but it is an extremely moving film about spiritual redemption. The protagnonist goes from an embittered killer to a man in touch with his own humanity. The atrocities of war make this movie very painful to watch, but the inspiring theme of redemption made it very worthwhile.
"The Color Purple" I thought the theme of endurance of the spirit was incredibly powerful in this movie.