Favourite films depicting Catholicism

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  1. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    Aka the pimpernel of the Vatican
     
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  2. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    The Refusal
    A Black and white feature film on conscientious objector Franz Jagerstatter killed by the German military in 1943 for refusing to kill for the German military. It is subtitled but I enjoyed this film very much.

     
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  3. non sum dignus

    non sum dignus Archangels

    Babette’s Feast
     
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  4. non sum dignus

    non sum dignus Archangels

    Babette’s Feast

    The entire film is an alogory about the Eucharist.

    It is a brilliant film about two protestant sisters (named after Martin Luther and his friend Phillip) and Babette the Catholic woman who brings them the "Eucharist " alogorically.


    What is most surprising is that the author was an agnostic. She recognized and represented the truth of God's total gift of Himself without having faith. Also the secular critics, who although not recognizing the Eucharistic allegory, saw the truth of the parable presented in the movie.

     
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  5. Katfalls

    Katfalls Archangels

    It may seem odd to put this on the list, but my all time favorite movie "The Sound Of Music" . . .so Catholic!
     
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    I just love it. It will always be a favorite!
     
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  7. Rain

    Rain Powers

    The one is in my top 10 favorite Catholic movies.
     
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  8. AED

    AED Powers

    Yes! I love this movie. Maximian Schell played St Joseph of C didnt he?
     
  9. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    Ben Hur

     
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  10. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    I have just watched this truly beautiful film. Such a joy. When I was a student I used to pray to St Joseph of Cupertino prior to exams. Very much the students friend.
     
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  11. Mario

    Mario Powers

    (y)(y)(y)
     
  12. Sam

    Sam Powers

    I've been thinking of Brideshead Revisited, the TV series,much more so than the movie. Here's the last episode, which shows Lord Marchmain's death, in which Charles the agnostic tries to stop them from bringing in a priest for him. In the last scene, the family has gone and Charles returns with the army to Brideshead and visits the newly opened Catholic chapel and kneels and prays a prayer-an ancient newly learned form of words, blesses himself and leaves, indicating his conversion.

     
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  13. AidanK

    AidanK A great sinner

    Evelyn Waugh was a wonderful Catholic convert.
     
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  14. AED

    AED Powers

    I loved that production. So so moving. The novel is quite wonderful.
     
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  15. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Don't forget For the Greater Glory and the immortal Viva Christo Rey!

    Some people call it The Christeros.
     
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