The History Channel recently broadcast a movie about the Bible that I thought was done well. I prefer movies about God that are not obviously about God. Didactic movies preach to choirs. In my opinon, a movie that reaches critical thinkers who are not subjectively awaiting the message is better than a movie that reinforces the beliefs that typically need no reinforcement. Would Shakespeare have wrote plays, if he could have made movies? The "West Side Story" was a modern day setting for a very old story. I'm pretty certain that it hit home for some in its day, in a way that "Romeo and Juliet" never could have done so, if that same audience had it seen a movie titled "Romeo and Juliet". In fact, many might have never attended the movie, knowing ahead of time that it was essentially "Romeo and Juliet" with a few changes. How many times have you wacthed a sequel only to be dissappointed because the movie was too much like a movie you have already seen?
If you haven't seen any of the movies listed below, you may want to watch the movie before clicking on the links
Listed below, starting with the best, are the best movies that I think help an audience learn about God in some way without hitting the audience over the head with the message:
1Who is more apt to discover the truth? The one who listens to one side or the one who listens to all sides?