Movies of Note

9:07 AM


As I wrote a few days ago, the written word is more powerful to me than any movie could ever be. However, I like movies, and, especially when I am not feeling well, I love to plop down on the couch and watch a movie. My favorite movies are a kind that are very hard to find, the great adventures where the good guys overcome great odds to win the battle, find the treasure, or rescue someone in distress. I am a lover of castles, knights, and the damsels in distress. I like my good guys to be good guys, not thieves, pirates, or other less-than-honest professions.

Unfortunately, it is hard to find movies like this unless you are willing to put up with gore and other things, which I am not. I like my movies to be rated G or no more than PG, and if I can find movies without romance at every turn, I really love it. Few movies are made that I just love, but I would like to share my favorites with you.

The Gospel According to Matthew (1993) Poster
My favorite movie of all time has to be Matthew a Visual Bible production. This is a word-for-word production of the gospel of Matthew, which my family watches over and over again. There is nothing bad in it (it’s the Bible after all), though the crucifixion is bloody. But it was a powerful portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. My other three favorites are not in order. That is because I haven’t been able to come up with an order.

Facing the Giants (2006) Poster
Facing the Giants put out by Sherwood Pictures. I am sure most of you have heard about this film and the small church in Georgia that made it. When I first heard about it I wasn’t interested, because so many Christian films are dippy and poorly made, but when I saw it I was amazed. I still get goose bumps every time I watch the death crawl scene.

In Search of the Castaways (1962) Poster
In Search of the Castaways is an old, old Disney movie starring Haley Mills. I had watched it when I was real little, and we just recently rediscovered it, and it never fails to make me feel good. It is about a brother and sister whose father is a captain of a ship that has disappeared. A French man says that he found a note in bottle that will help the children find their father and that sets them of on a amazing journey.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Poster
Last on my list is The Chronicles of Narnia produced by Disney. When I saw The Lion, the Which and the Wardrobe I was amazed at the cinematography and the wonderful way they had developed the characters. I especially related to Peter, as we are both the oldest in our family and both want to keep them safe at all costs.

What are your favorite movies? I look forward to hearing from you.

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