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Barabbas

Director: Richard Fleischer
Writer: Christopher Fry
Actor: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado, Harry Andrews, Valentina Cortese, Vittorio Gassman, Jack Palance, Ernest Borgnine
Summary: Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith.
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Ben-Hur

Director: William Wyler
Writer: Karl Tunberg
Actor: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B4 1959
Summary: A peace-loving prince of Judea, leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, to love, to hate and, finally, to forgive.
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The Bishop's Wife

Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Leonardo Bercovici, Robert E. Sherwood
Actor: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Screenplay: PN1997 .B568 1947
Summary: The neglected wife of a bishop gets some help with her marriage from a handsome angel.
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Blessed is the Match

Director: Roberta Grossman
Writer: Sophie Sartain
Actor: Joan Allen
Summary: Narrates the remarkable journey of Hannah Senesh, a young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah's letters, diaries, poems, and the recollections of those who knew her, the film traces Hannah's life from childhood in Palestine to her daring WWII mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Narrated by Joan Allen.
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Boys Town

Director: Norman Taurog
Writer: John Meehan, Dore Schary
Actor: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds
Summary: Story of Father Flanagan and his founding of Boys Town, a home for juvenile delinquents.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Kenneth Ross
Actor: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Alec Guinness, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Lee Montague, Valentina Cortese, Michael Feast, Nicholas Willatt
Summary: A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world.
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The Dhamma Brothers

Director: Jenny Phillips, Andrew Kukura, Anne Marie Stein
Summary: Inmates serving long sentences at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, participate in a Vipassana meditation program.
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Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Director: Teiji Ito, Cherel Ito, Maya Deren
Summary: Documentary of the Voudoun religions of Haiti. Presents rituals performed by the Rada, Petro, and Congo cults, whose devotees commune with cosmic powers through invocations, sacrifices, and possession.
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Doubt

Director: John Patrick Shanley
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Actor: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Joseph Foster II
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D68 2004
Summary: 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with its irrevocable consequences.
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Fateless

Sorstalansag

Director: Lajos Koltai
Writer: Imre Kertesz
Actor: Marcell Nagy, Bela Dora, Balint Pentek
Summary: During World War II, a Jewish boy from Budapest is separated from his family and sent to the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
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The Flowers of St. Francis

Francesco, giullare di Dio

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini
Actor: Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaãitre
Summary: In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery.
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Francis of Assisi

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Eugene Vale, James Forsyth, Jack Thomas
Actor: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Cecil Kellaway, Eduard Franz
Summary: Dramatized version of the life of St. Francis who converted from a worldly man of adventure to a life devoted to Christ along with Clare who, influenced by his transformation, left a life of nobility to become a Benedictine nun.
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The Gaucho

Director: F. Richard Jones
Writer: Douglas Fairbanks
Actor: Douglas Fairbanks, Lupe Velez, Joan Barclay, Eve Southern, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Michael Vavitch, Charles Stevens, Nigel De Brulier, Albert MacQuarrie, Mary Pickford
Summary: The Gaucho and his men take over the City of the Miracle, carousing and planning to steal from the shrine there. A mountain girl falls for him and fights every woman who looks his way. The Gaucho tries to seduce the Girl of the Shrine, but her innocence and piety, combined with a miracle cure when he is infected with leprosy, reform him. When an evil gang threatens to execute the priest and the Girl of the Shrine, the Gaucho saves them at the last moment with a diversionary cattle stampede and rides off with his mountain girl. The second title is a strange little comedy featuring Coke Ennyday, a cheerfully addicted cocaine-using 'scientific detective' (in a parody of Sherlock Holmes), and his pursuit of a gang of opium smugglers.
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The Green Pastures

Director: Marc Connelly, William Keighley
Writer: Mark Connelly, Sheridan Gibney
Actor: Eddie Rochester Anderson, Rex Ingram, Frank H. Wilson, Edna Mae Harris
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: You gotta git your minds fixed,' the rural preacher tells Sunday School children. And the best way to do that fixin' is from Old Testament stories narrated by the preacher, played by a black cast, backed by the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir and based on Marc Connelly's folk-themed Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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The Grey Zone

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Writer: Tim Blake Nelson
Actor: David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, Steve Buscemi, David Chandler, Allan Corduner, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Kamelia Grigorova
Screenplay: PN1997.2.G74 N45 2003
Summary: Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz.
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Hallelujah

Director: King Vidor
Writer: King Vidor, Ransom Rideout, Richard Schayer, Wanda Tuchock
Actor: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Fanny Belle DeKnight
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks, Emerson EBooks
Summary: Infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues, and jazz, Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke, a poor cotton farmer. Love, loss, passion, redemption, make this cinematic milestone the first all-black feature from a major studio.
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Hell House

Director: George Ratliff
Summary: Just outside of Dallas, Texas a violent haunted house is serving as the pulpit for a modern-day fire and brimstone sermon. Taking the viewer behind the scenes, this documentary examines why this small town church has resorted to such graphic means of saving souls and allows us a brief glimpse of what they believe they're saving us from.
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Holocaust

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Writer: Gerald Green
Actor: James Woods, Meryl Streep, Michael Moriarty, Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Fritz Weaver, Rosemary Harris, David Warner, Anthony Haygarth, Sam Wanamaker, Blanche Baker
Summary: Follows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer ... Uses the stories of these fictional families to portray the atrocities against the Jewish people from the 1930s to 1945, and presents a heart-wrenching portrait of their struggle.
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Hoodlum Priest

Director: Irvin Kershner
Writer: Don Deer, Joseph Landon
Actor: Don Murray, Keir Dullea
Summary: Reverend Charles Dismas Clark is a man of the cloth who fights a never-ending battle to give ex-convicts a chance for a better life. His efforts are jeopardized, however, when a young parolee becomes caught in a tragic, horrifying conflict.
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In This House of Brede

Director: George Schaefer
Writer: James Costigan
Actor: Starring, Diana Rigg, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Denis Quilley, Judi Bowker
Summary: Diana Rigg portrays Philippa, a sophisticated woman who experiences both joy and pain in her newly chosen life as a cloistered nun at Brede Abbey.
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Jakob the Liar

Director: Peter Kassovitz
Writer: Peter Kassovitz, Didier Decoin
Actor: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Michael Jeter, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Liev Schreiber
Screenplay: PN1997 .J32 1997a
Summary: After being detained at Gestapo headquarters and overhearing a radio report of a Russian victory, Jacob passes along the good news but has to prove himself.
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Jesus Camp

Director: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Summary: Follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer's 'Kids on Fire' summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated soldiers in 'God's army'. The film follows these children as they hone their 'prophetic gifts' and are schooled in how to 'take back America for Christ'.
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Joan of Arc

Director: Victor Fleming
Writer: Maxwell Anderson, Andrew Solt
Actor: Ingrid Bergman, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish, Ward Bond, Shepperd Strudwick, Gene Lockhart, John Emery, Leif Erickson, Cecil Kellaway, Jose Ferrer
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Joan of Arc, a 15th-century French peasant girl rouses a nation and inspires the world with her faith and bravery. Fiercely believing that she is directed by God, Joan triumphantly leads an army into battle against the British, who are driven from France. When a new king is crowned, Joan's influence grows and makes him wary of her power, ultimately betraying her to martyrdom.
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King of Kings (1927)

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Jeanie Macpherson
Actor: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill, Joseph Striker, Robert Edeson
Summary: Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.
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King of Kings (1928)

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Jeanie Macpherson
Actor: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill, Joseph Striker, Robert Edeson
Summary: Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.
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King of Kings (1961)

Director: Nicholas Ray
Writer: Philip Yordan
Actor: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell, Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam, Carmen Sevilla, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, Royal Dano, Robert Ryan, George Coulouris, Brigid Bazlen, Frank Thring, Guy Rolfe, Maurice Marsac, Gregoire Aslan
Summary: The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament.
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Koran by Heart

Director: Greg Barker
Summary: In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of Muslims.
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Kundun

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Actor: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang
Summary: A dramatization of the life and work of the current (14th) Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet.
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Lake of Fire

Director: Tony Kaye
Summary: A look at the subject of abortion where there can be no absolutes, no 'right' or 'wrong.' Equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center, who acknowledge that, in the end, everyone is 'right' or 'wrong.'
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The Last Temptation of Christ

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Actor: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .L3835 1983a
Summary: In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones.
Review: It took Martin Scorsese five years and plenty of preemptive hatemail to get his version of Nikos Kazantzakis’ classic “banned book” produced, but in reality there’s nothing to prevent the least or the most Christian moviegoer from appreciating the profoundly human Jesus -- self-doubting, occasionally selfish and terrified of his destiny -- that he and star Willem Dafoe created. The unaffected accents take some getting used to, but with a multinational music score by Peter Gabriel and a cameo by David Bowie as Pontius Pilate, what’s not to love?
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Left Behind

Director: Vic Sarin
Writer: Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Alan B. McElroy, Paul Lalonde, Joe Goodman
Actor: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Chelsea Noble, Clarence Gilyard, Janaya Stephens, Colin Fox, Gordon Currie, Daniel Pilon
Summary: On an overseas flight to London a journalist, Buck Williams, and a pilot, Rayford Steele, are caught in the middle of the most incredible event in history. Suddenly, without warning, dozens of passengers simply vanish into thin air. As chaos and anarchy engulf the world, both men set out on vastly different paths in a desperate search for answers.
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Luther (1974)

Director: Guy Green
Writer: Edward Anhalt
Actor: Stacy Keach, Alan Badel, Judi Dench, Hugh Griffith, Patrick Magee, Leonard Rossiter, Robert Stephens
Summary: An examination of two decades in the life of Martin Luther, whose deepening religious dilemmas and disillusionment with the Catholic Church culminated in an act of conscience and defiance that precipitated the Reformation.
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The Magdalene Sisters

Director: Peter Mullan
Writer: Peter Mullan
Actor: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness
Summary: In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene sisterhood asylum because of 'sinful' behavior. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
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The Man without a Face

Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Malcolm MacRury
Actor: Mel Gibson, Margaret Whitton, Fay Masterson, Gaby Hoffmann, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Nick Stahl
Summary: A man with a badly scarred face is hired to help a boy pass his military school entrance exam.
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Marjoe

Director: Howard Smith, Sarah Kernochan
Summary: Filmed before televangelism became a phenomenon, this biography/expose details the rise, fall, and self-exposure of Marjoe Gortner, a one-time child evangelist and church tent preacher. Marjoe would rather have been a rock star-with a different upbringing might have been-but this is as close as he can get. That he manipulates the spiritual passions of his audience is subordinate to the satisfaction of performing and connecting emotionally. Even as he spouts meaningless religious rhetoric, and takes the money of those expecting miracles and salvation, is he not giving the people exactly what they want, performing the spontaneous and charismatic rites of Pentecostal Christianity in a manner that is skillful and respectful of the traditions and expectations of that faith? Thoth: Before high rents sent him to New York to live with his mother and perform at Central Park's Angel Tunnel, Thoth was a fixture at BART stations in San Francisco. Thoth's lovely countertenor, adept violin, and haunting, otherworldly songs are employed in service to his fantasy kingdom. Created in his youth, 'the Festad' serves as the basis for his opera, but began as a refuge from the racism encountered by those of mixed-race in the 1960s. From the son of New York intellectuals to androgynous street performer, Thoth has trod a twisty path, illustrated by this film.
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Andrew Birkin, Luc Besson
Actor: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman
Summary: Epic drama exploring the life of Joan of Arc, her victories, relationship with God and her death.
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The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

Director: John Brahm
Writer: Crane Wilbur, James O'Hanlon
Actor: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello, Richard Hale
Summary: Screen chronicle based on actual 1917 events outside Fatima, Portugal, where three shepherd children report visions of the Virgin Mary and confront anticlerical government oppression in the process.
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The Mission

Director: Roland Joffe
Writer: Robert Bolt
Actor: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Ronald Pickup, Chuck Low, Liam Neeson
Screenplay: PN1997 .M583 1984
Summary: An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires.
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The Nun's Story

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Robert Anderson
Actor: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dame Edith Evans, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight, Patricia Collinge, Rosalie Crutchley, Ruth White, Barbara O'Neil, Margaret Phillips, Patricia Bosworth, Colleen Dewhurst, Stephen Murray, Lionel Jeffries, Niall MacGinnis, Eva Kotthaus, Molly Urquhart, Dorothy Alison, Jeannette Sterke, Errol John, Diana Lambert, Orlando Martins
Summary: Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality.
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Oh, God!

Director: Carl Reiner
Writer: Larry Gelbart
Actor: George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence
Screenplay: PN1997 .O418 1976
Summary: Jerry Landers, (John Denver) a supermarket assistant manager and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an 'interveiw' with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us.
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Our Fathers

Director: Dan Curtis
Writer: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Actor: Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Daniel Baldwin, Brian Dennehy
Summary: One Cardinal's dark secret is finally revealed to the world in this true story about the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church. Based on the book 'Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal' by Newsweek journalist David France, Our Fathers provides a heartbreaking portrait of the victims whose lives are still haunted by the crimes. Together with the help of a passionate lawyer, they make a stand against the Church in the name of truth and justice.
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The Passion of the Christ

Writer: Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson
Actor: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini, Toni Bertorelli, Roberto Bestazzoni, Francesco Cabras, Giovanni Capalbo
Summary: Oscar-winning actor-director Mel Gibson helms this controversial epic that focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus's life -- from the betrayal, trial and death of Jesus to his brutal crucifixion and resurrection from the tomb. Starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Maia Morgenstern as Jesus's mother and Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene, The Passion is spoken entirely in Latin and Aramaic, and the violent Crucifixion scenes are incredibly graphic.
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Pope Joan

Director: Michael Anderson
Writer: John Briley
Actor: Liv Ullmann, Olivia De Havilland, Lesley-Anne Down, Trevor Howard, Keir Dullea, Jeremy Kemp, Patrick Magee, Franco Nero, Maximilian Schell
Summary: This film is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, a nun who disguised as a monk became Pope Leo's secretary. On his death, she was elected pope for a brief period in 855 A.D. When it was discovered she was a woman, she was assaulted by an angry crowd in front of the Lateran Palace.
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Ram Dass: Fierce Grace

Director: Mickey Lemle
Actor: Larry Brilliant, Wavy Gravy, Ralph Metzner, Huston Smith, Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Ghagavan Das, Krishna Das, Mark Matousek, Robert McDermott
Summary: Richard Alpert, after being expelled from Harvard in 1963 for experimenting with LSD, morphed into Ram Dass, a serious and much loved spiritual leader, author and lecturer. This film visits Ram Dass in 2001 as he remakes his life since suffering a stroke five years ago. Balances fascinating, often hilarious footage from the hippie era with contemporary material and interviews with Ram Dass and his associates.
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Say Amen, Somebody

Director: George T. Nierenberg
Summary: The legendary film that explores the lives and music of the pioneers of modern gospel music, featuring Willie Mae Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins.
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Seven Years in Tibet

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Writer: Becky Johnston
Actor: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B.D. Wong, Mako, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Jetsun Pema
Screenplay: PN1997.S375 A55 1997
Summary: Heinrich Harrer is an Austrian national and a Nazi sympathizer. He leaves Austria in 1939 to climb a mountain in the Himalayas. Through a series of circumstances (including POW camp), he and fellow climber Peter Aufschnaiter become the only two foreigners in the Tibetan holy city of Lhasa. There, Heinrich's life changes forever as he becomes a close confidant to the Dalai Lama.
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The Shoes of the Fisherman

Director: Michael Anderson
Writer: John Patrick, James Kennaway
Actor: Anthony Quinn, Oskar Werner, David Janssen, Vittorio De Sica, Leo McKern, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Laurence Olivier, Barbara Jefford, Rosemarie Dexter
Summary: All eyes are focused on the Vatican, hoping to see the puffs of white smoke signaling the selection of the next Pope, but this time, much more is at stake, for the new pontiff may be the only person who can bring peace to a world on the brink of nuclear war.
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Siddhartha

Director: Conrad Rooks
Writer: Conrad Rooks
Actor: Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma
Summary: A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella.
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The Song of Bernadette

Director: Henry King
Writer: George Seaton
Actor: Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Gladys Cooper
Screenplay: PN1997 .S6364 1943
Summary: Until a miracle changes their minds, church and state officials persecute a simple, ingenuous peasant girl who claims to have seen a vision of 'a beautiful lady.'
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The Story of Ruth

Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Norman Corwin
Actor: Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors, Jeff Morrow, Elana Eden
Summary: A Moabite priestess renounces her Gods for the God of Israel. Since she is a foreigner, her dedication is not readily accepted by the villagers. All the spectacle of heathen idolatry and human sacrifice. One of the Bible's timeless love stories.
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The Straight Story

Director: David Lynch
Writer: John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Actor: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton
Screenplay: PN1997 .S7743 1999
Summary: When his brother, Lyle, falls ill, Iowa farmer Alvin Straight pledges to go to Lyle's side -- despite being unable to drive -- armed with a riding lawnmower for transportation, a tent and unshakable determination. Leaving his mentally challenged daughter at home, Alvin sets out to cover the 300 miles to his brother's house in a weeks-long journey of healing and remembrance.
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The Ten Commandments (1923)

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Jeanie MacPherson
Actor: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye
Summary: The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy of the commandments in modern life through a story set in San Francisco. Two brothers, rivals for the love of Mary, also come into conflict when John discovers Dan used shoddy materials to construct a cathedral.
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The Ten Commandments (1956)

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank
Actor: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
Screenplay: PN1997 .T462 1955a
Summary: The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
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The Trouble with Angels

Director: Ida Lupino
Writer: Blanche Hanalis
Actor: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, June Harding, Binnie Barnes, Gypsy Rose Lee, Camilla Sparv, Mary Wickes, Jim Boles
Summary: Two mischievous students turn convent school upside down with their pranks. During Christmas break, Mary remains at the school and is touched by the Sisters' celebration of the Yule. Their graduation is both a relief and a celebration for the Mother Superior.
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Unmistaken Child

Director: Nati Baratz
Writer: Nati Baratz
Summary: Follows the 4-year-search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa, to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Includes featurettes.
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What the Bleep Do We Know!?

Director: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente
Writer: William Arntz, Matthew Hoffman, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente
Actor: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Bailey, Jr., John Ross Bowie, Armin Shimerman, Barry Newman
Summary: Amanda, a divorced photographer, finds herself in a fantastic Alice-in-Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel. Guided by leading scientists and mystics, she finds that if reality itself is not questionable, her notion of it certainly is. Plunge into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where Amanda's neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.
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Wit

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Mike Nichols, Emma Thompson
Actor: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M. Woodward, Harold Pinter
Summary: An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit.