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Contents Preface Finding God in the Movies: An Introduction How to Use This Book Affirming Our Humanity 1. Life Is Beautiful (d. Benigni, 1997) 2. Amistad (d. Spielberg, 1997) 3. No Man's Land (d. Tanovic, 2001) and 4. We Were Soldiers (d. Wallace, 2002) Beauty, Imagination, and Creativity 5. Spirited Away (d. Miyazaki, 2002) 6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (d. Lee, 2000) Choosing Life 7. Big Night (d. Scott and Tucci, 1996) 8. Fearless (d. Weir, 1993) Embracing Our Vocation 9.The Rookie (d. Hancock, 2002) 10. Billy Elliot (d. Daldry, 2000) 11. The Apostle (d. Duvall, 1997) Reconciliation within Families 12. The Straight Story (d. Lynch, 1999) 13. Ulee's Gold (d. Nunez, 1997) 14. Fly Away Home (d. Ballard, 1996) Racial Reconciliation 15. Save the Last Dance (d. Carter, 2001) and 16. Remember the Titans (d. Yakin, 2000) 17. X-Men (d. Singer, 2000) and 18. The Hurricane (d. Jewison, 1999) Forgiveness 19. Smoke Signals (d. Eyre, 1998) 20. Antwone Fisher (d. Washington, 2002) Community and Friendship 21. About a Boy (d. Weitz and Weitz, 2002) 22. Italian for Beginners (d. Scherfig, 2001) F aith 23. Simon Birch (d. Johnson, 1998) 24. Tender Mercies (d. Beresford, 1983) Faith and Doubt 25. The Third Miracle (d. Holland, 1999) 26. Signs (d. Shyamalan, 2002) and 27. K-PAX (d. Softley, 2001) Living Our Faith 28. The Year of Living Dangerously (d. Weir, 1982) 29. Patch Adams (d. Shadyac, 1998) Images of the Savior 30. The Spitfire Grill (d. Zlotoff, 1996) 31. The Iron Giant (d. Bird, 1999) Renewing the Church 32. Sister Act (d. Ardolino, 1992) 33. Chocolat (d. Hallstrom, 2000) Appendix 1: Movies Listed by Related Biblical Text Appendix 2: Movies Listed by Topic Notes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Motion pictures Religious aspects, Motion pictures Moral and ethical aspects