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The 13th Day( Movie on Fatima 2010 )

Ian Higgins (Director),Click Here

Between May and October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young children, Lucia Dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, in the fields at Fatima in Portugal.

The 13th Day is the best film ever made about Fatima the most beautiful and effective, as well as one of the most historically accurate. Sister Lucia's memories are imbued with an aura of reverie and contemplation by striking visuals, an effective score and a stark, simple narrative. A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing. The 13th Day succeeds. --Steve Greydanus, National Catholic Register

My Review: Excellant true story.Watched this with others and we were all very moved how such simple children under the threat of being boiled in water still refused to relinquish that the Virgin Mary had appeared to them


Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)

Starring: Piotr Adamczyk . Malgorzata Bela , Giacomo Battiato

1930s' Poland. 10-year-old Karol Wojtyla has dreams, many dreams. One by one they are shattered. First, by the loss of his beloved mother and brother. Then, by the outbreak of the war and the death-fleeing human exodus which ensued. And finally, by the first signs of the Jewish persecution. These events will mark the start of Karol's long journey from worker, to poet and teacher. A journey full of encounters that eventually leads him to become a priest and finally, in 1978, to become the man we all now know, a man who has marked an era, a man who has made history as Pope John Paul II. With an extraordinary soundtrack by multi-award winner Ennio Morricone.

My Review: Beautifully played and he looks so like what Pope John looked like , it is a real insight into the life and soul of this Saint and the human struggles he embrased for the love of God


Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Robert Powell (as Jesus Christ), Anne Bancroft, Anthony Quinn, and more.

My Review: Portrays Jesus three year ministry and crucifixion in several episodes. It is well presented and acted


The Passion of The Christ (2004)

Directed by Mel Gibson
Starring: James Caviezel (as Jesus Christ), Maia Morgenstern (as Mary), Monica Bellucci (as Mary Magdalene), Claudia Gerini

Story of the last 12 hours of Christ's Passion. Both Mel Gibson and James Caviezel, the man who plays Jesus, are devout Catholics who were devoted to making the film as accurate as possible, going so far as to film the movie in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew. Excellent.

My Review: Not for the faint hearted as some scenes are very graphic. You are truly transported to the last hours of Christ by the end you will know that Jesus Christ love for us surpasses all human understanding –Agape-Love.


A Child Called Jesus

(2007)Roberto Bisacco , Pierre Clmenti

Have you ever wondered what Jesus did as a young boy? The story of Christ's childhood has never before been told on television. Filmed on location in Tunisia, the Italian TV production A Child Called Jesus mixes Scripture with speculation.

My Review: Worth watching but of course we know very little about his youth


The Ten Commandments [1956]

Starring; Charlton Heston ,Yul Brynner

Movie on the Exodus of Moses and the people of Isreal.


The Apocalypse

Starring; Richard Harris (Actor), Vittoria Belvedere (Actor)(2004)

Set in 90 AD, this film gives us insight into the lives of Christians who lived under the domination of Roman rule. Emperor Domitian is in power, and his goal is to kill every living Christian who does not denounce God and give allegiance to Domitian alone, who has claimed himself god over all things


Mother Teresa

Starring; Olivia Hussey , Sebastiano Somma , Fabrizio Costa

In a powerful portrayal, Golden Globe winner Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother Teresa, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. A shrewd diplomat and an indomitable force, Mother Teresa is unwilling to accept what others deem impossible, fearlessly fighting for the unloved and the forgotten. Her good works transcend hardships and ultimately earn her international acclaim, including the Nobel Peace prize. The small miracles and humble triumphs of Mother Teresa will inspire you in this poignant tale of a modern-day saint.


The Scarlet and the Black

Starring; Gregory Peck ,Christopher Plummer

Inspirational true story of courage and ingenuity. During the German occupation of Rome in 1943, an athletic Irish priest, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, devotes all the time he can spare from his work at the Vatican to hide Allied POWs from the Nazis, risking his life in the process.

My Review; Gripping true story with a lot of humour in dangerous circumstances, highly entertaining and great look into the great compassion in one mans soul.


The Nun's Story [1958]

Starring; Audrey Hepburn,Peter Finch.


Joan of Arc (1999)

Directors: Christian Duguay

Starring; Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Olympia Dukakis

Dramatization of the tumultuous life of the 15th-century French heroine whose military victories were eclipsed by her martyrdom. At the heart of the story is the conflict between the teenager's simple but fierce faith and the more complex political and theological issues that influence her downfall.


The Robe (1953)

Richard Burton (Actor), Jean Simmons (Actor), Henry Koster (Director)

Marcellus Roman soldier who is assignments to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. wins the robe Jesus wore to the crucifixion while gambling with other Roman soldiers underneath the dying savior. He later becomes convinced that his hallucinations and violent outbursts are the result of a curse received from the robe, which is now in the possession of his escaped slave, somewhere in the Middle East. He sets out to find Demetrius in order to destroy the robe and the curse and finds faith instead, converting to Christianity.


Quo Vadis? (1951)

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov

General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her. She is a Christian and doesn't want to have anything to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia resents this, but somehow falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them, and captures other Christians to kill them, but Marcus, Lygia, and Christianity prevail in the end.


Becket (1964)

Directed by Peter Glenville

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud

The story of St. Thomas a Becket, made Archbishop of Canterbury by King Henry II who made him so for political purposes but St Thomas remains faithful to the Catholic Church to death .


A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt

The story of St. Thomas More, an attorney during the time of Protestant "Reformation" in England, who suffered martyrdom by beheading rather than capitulate to Henry VIII's idea of religion. Winner of 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture.


The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Directed by Henry King
Starring: Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price

The story of St. Bernadette Soubirous, who had the vision of Our Lady at Lourdes and whose body still lies incorrupt at her convent at Nevers, France. This movie won several Academy Awards .


Thérèse (1986)

Directed by Alain Cavalier
Starring: Catherine Mouchet
This French movie (English subtitles)

My Review: This is the life of a Carmelite nun Therese and her simple ways of small sacrifices to God .She teaches us we do not need to do extraordinary things to be a saint but just follow her little way. Makes a very realistic story of St Therese life ..very moving


The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

Directed by: John Brahm

Starring: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera Richard Hale. Score by Max Steiner.
The story, beautifully filmed in Technicolor, of the greatest miracle of the Church Age, witnessed by thousands: the miracle of Our Lady appearing to Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta.


Joan of Arc (1948)

Directed by Victor Fleming,Starring: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan

My Review: Joan of Arc is beautifully played by Ingrid Bergman

China Cry is the true story of love, courage, and struggles of one women-Nora Lam-whose Christian faith leads her to make the ultimate choice between life and death. Set in China some thirty years before the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre, this sweeping drama portrays the harsh reality of the repressive Communist regime and Nora Lam's indomitable will to survive.


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