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Added by mom3feistykids on 30 Jul 2011 03:45
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Philosophy in Movies: Religion, the Problem of Evi

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People who added this item 1659 Average listal rating (1023 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
A disillusioned knight returns from the crusades questioning Godโ€™s existence.
People who added this item 637 Average listal rating (408 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Mission (1986)
An 18th century slave trader seeks redemption after committing murder. This movie also explores evil by showing the destruction of indigenous cultures.
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People who added this item 5821 Average listal rating (3672 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
This film explores evil through a study of the Holocaust; it also depicts an amoral person seeking redemption through acts of mercy.
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Apostle (1998)
A Southern evangelist seeks redemption after committing murder.
People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Rapture (1991)
A young woman cruises bars as a swinger. She begins to believe a conspiracy exists and decides that she must become a born-again Christian.
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Reckoning (2004)
A medieval priest is on the lam for murder.
People who added this item 2749 Average listal rating (1845 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dogma (1999)
This is a satire of religion by Kevin Smith. An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon by the Voice of God to stop two exiled angels from entering a New Jersey church.
People who added this item 282 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Amazing Grace (2007)
I happen to love this movie, which delves into the anti-slavery movement in 18th century England. We see genuine, passionate Christian faith inspiring a man to tirelessly seek social justice.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Chosen (1981)
An excellent film, set during World War II, about orthodox and reformed Judaism.
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People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions.Thanks to noctem for the suggestion.

I am seeking movies for a curriculum on Film Studies & Philosophy I'm writing for my homeschooled teen-ager and me. Comments and suggestions are enthusiastically welcomed. :-) I need recommendations of movies that convey either positive or negative views on theism or religion, so we can compare and contrast these attitudes. I also want to find some great films on various religions, especially Buddhism and Hinduism.

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