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Adam's Apples (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest. In Danish with English subtitles.
Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen. Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.
Categories:  Religion  Sentencing  Drama

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Angels & Demons (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A Harvard symbologist works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  International

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Apocalypto (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man fights to save his family - and his life - as his en-slavers seek to please the gods through human sacrifices.
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  International

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Arranged (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: An Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and discover that they have much in common, including that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
Cast: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, John Rothman. Directed by Diane Crespo & Stefan Schaefer.
Categories:  Women  Religion  Drama

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Banking on Heaven (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  73 min. 
Plot: A hard-hitting documentary on the largest polygamous cult in the U.S., the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints.
Cast: Narration by Laurie Allen. Directed by Dot Reidelbach.
Categories:  Documentary  Religion  History

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Ben-Hur (1959)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  212 min. 
Plot: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Action  Politics  Religion

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Bruce Almighty (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A down-on-his-luck television reporter vents at God about the difficulties in his life; God proves he is listening by handing over his powers.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Employment

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Chariots of Fire (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: Two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics; one is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, John Gielgud. Directed by Hugh Hudson.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Sports

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Children Act, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principles.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Jack Maye, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird. Directed by Richard Eyre.
Categories:  Drama  Children  Religion

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Contact (1997)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: After years of searching, a scientist finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Religion  Drama

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Cromwell (1970)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A man on the eve of leaving for the new world is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the British Civil War.
Cast: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin. Directed by Ken Hughes.
Categories:  International  Government  Religion

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Crossing Delancey (1988)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A Manhattan single meets a man through an old fashioned Jewish matchmaker.
Cast: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Sylvia Miles, David Hyde Pierce. Directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Family

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Da Vinci Code, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 149 min. 
Plot: A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  International  Religion  Mystery/Suspense

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Daddy (Papa) (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: A young violinist moves to Moscow to continue his education and eventually achieves fame but he has to hide his past because if the truth is revealed he must choose between his father and his fame. In Russian with English subtitles.
Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Yegor Beroev, Andrey Rozendent, Ksenja Lavrova-Glinka, Olga Kras'ko. Directed by Vladimir Mashkov.
Categories:  Foreign  Religion  Drama

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Disobedience (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A woman returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier.
Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams . Directed by Sebastián Lelio.
Categories:  Drama  Sexuality  Religion

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Don't Look Now (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: An American couple living in Venice engage a psychic in the search for the ghost of their dead daughter.
Cast: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion  Family

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Doubt (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: In 1964, a nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of an indecent relationship with a new student, a charge which he denies.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis. Directed by John Patrick Shanley.
Categories:  Religion  Education  Drama

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Dybbuk, The (1938)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. B&W
Plot: Two Yiddish families are caught in a tragic labyrinth of spiritual possession. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Abraham Morewski, Ajzuk Samberg, Mojzesz Lipman, Lili Liliana, Dina Halpern. Directed by Michal Waszynski.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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Elmer Gantry (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: A salesman teams up with an evangelist to sell religion to America in the 1920's.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Dean Jagger, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones. Directed by Richard Brooks.
Categories:  Religion  Drama

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Evan Almighty (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.
Cast: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman. Directed by Tom Shadyac.
Categories:  Religion  Comedy  Politics

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Excalibur (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD   min. 140
Plot: The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Cast: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi, Paul Geoffrey. Directed by John Boorman.
Categories:  Drama  Conflict  Religion

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Exorcism of Emily Rose, The (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Cast: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Colm Feore, Jennifer Carpenter, Mary Beth Hurt. Directed by Scott Derrickson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Religion  Mystery/Suspense

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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  181 min. 
Plot: A Jewish peasant contends with marrying off his three daughters.
Cast: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann. Directed by Norman Jewison.
Categories:  Musical  Family  Religion

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Fill The Void (2012)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged marriage to an older widower. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir. Directed by Rama Burshtein.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Religion

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First Reformed (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: Priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer. Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  Drama  Religion

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Footnote (2011)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: The relationship between rival father and son Talmudic scholars is strained when the elder is finally recognized for his life's work. In Hebrew, with English subtitles.
Cast: Lior Ashkenaz, Yuval Scharf, Shlomo Bar-Aba, Nevo Kimchi, Alma Zack, Edna Blilious, Aliza Rosen. Directed by Joseph Cedar.
Categories:  Foreign  Religion  Ethics

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Four Lions (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Christopher Morris.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  National Security

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Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *** 1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Discrimination  Racism  Religion

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Alex Gibney.
Categories:  Documentary  Religion  Television

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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Michael Lonsdale. Directed by Milos Forman.
Categories:  Religion  Drama  History

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Great Dictator, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  125 min. B&W
Plot: A satire on Nazi Germany where a dictator has a poor Jewish barber double.
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert. Directed by Charles Chaplin.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  War

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Higher Ground (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.
Cast: Norbert Leo Butz, Dagmara Dominczyk, Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes. Directed by Vera Farmiga.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Domestic Relations

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Holy Rollers (2011)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America made up entirely of churchgoing Christians.
Cast: . Directed by Bryan Storkel.
Categories:  Documentary  Religion  Ethics

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Homicide (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A Jewish detective investigating a murder falls in with a Zionist group.
Cast: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro, Charles Stransky, Colin Stinton. Directed by David Mamet.
Categories:  Drama  Law Enforcement  Religion

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I Confess (1953)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  94 min. B&W
Plot: A priest is unable to reveal a killer's confession, even when he is fingered as the prime suspect.
Cast: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Religion  Ethics  Drama

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Ida (2013)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawd Ogrodnik, Joanna Kulig. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: From America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father and the Grail.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Sean Connery. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Family

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Indiana Jones embarks on an incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Art  Religion

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Indiana Jones brings non-stop thrill adventure in India while on the trail of a sacred stone.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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Inherit the Wind (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. B&W
Plot: Based on the famous 1925 Monkey Trial, this courtroom melodrama examines the rights of the teacher who violated state law and taught a theory of evolution other than divine creation.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Claude Akins, Florence Eldridge, Donna Anderson. Directed by Stanley Kramer.
Categories:  Education  Religion  Drama

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Jazz Singer, The (1927)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 88 min. B&W
Plot: The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Cast: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Cantor Rosenblatt. Directed by Alan Crossland.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Religion

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Late Marriage (2002)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A graduate student must choose between family and tradition, or the love of his life. In Georgian and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Koshashvili. Directed by Dover Koshashvili.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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Live and Become (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: An Ethiopian boy is airlifted out of a Sudenese refugee camp to Israel with two secrets that haunt him: he is neither an orphan nor Jewish. In French, Hebrew, and Amharic with English subtitles.
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai. Directed by Radu Mihaileanu.
Categories:  International  Religion  Racism

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Magdalene Sisters, The (2002)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy. Directed by Peter Mullan.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Women

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Man for all Seasons, A (1966)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Sir Thomas Moore opposes King Henry VIII's wish to divorce his Queen and marry Anne Boleyn. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Biography  History  Religion

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Mandy (2018)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A lumberjack must rescue his artist girlfriend from a crazed cult leader.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roach, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, Bill Duke, Line Pillet, Clément Baronnet . Directed by Panos Cosmatos.
Categories:  Horror  Religion  Action

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Master, The (2012)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: An American naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future in post-World War II.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Dern. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Mental Health

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Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 93 min. 
Plot: Born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door, Brian spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Directed by Terry Jones.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion

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Name of the Rose, The (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: In the 14th century, an intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Categories:  Religion  International  Mystery/Suspense

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Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. B&W
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real fathery hid money he'd stolen in a robbery.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Directed by Charles Laughton.
Categories:  Children  Religion

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Noah (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A man is appointed by God to carry out a crucial mission of rescue before a calamitous flood destroys the world.
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Darren Aronfsky.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Action

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Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An Iranian doctor convinces his American wife and daughter to go on vacation to Iran, but once there he refuses to return to America.
Cast: Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth. Directed by Brian Gilbert.
Categories:  Government  Religion  Women

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Novitiate (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray  123 min. 
Plot: Set in the early 1960s, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.
Cast: Dianna Agron, Julianne Nicholson, Margaret Qualley. Directed by Margaret Betts.
Categories:  Drama  Religion

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Of Gods and Men (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  122 min. 
Plot: Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jacques Herlin, Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Loic Pichon, Xavier Maly. Directed by Xavier Beauvois.
Categories:  Foreign  History  Religion

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Oh, God! (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Cast: George Burns, John Denver, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence. Directed by Carl Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion

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Overnighters, The (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:    102 min. 
Plot: A portrait of unemployed job-seekers chasing the American Dream in the oil fields of North Dakota.
Cast: Keegan Edwards, Jay Reinke . Directed by Jesse Moss.
Categories:  Documentary  Labor  Religion

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Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: The last day in the life of Joan of Arc, including her trial before the ecclesiastical court, where she is forced to recant to receive communion, and she is later burned at the stake.
Cast: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, Antonin Artuad. Directed by Carl Dreyer.
Categories:  Biography  Religion  History

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Passion of the Christ, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: The final hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from the Last Supper to his trial and condemnation to death.
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Categories:  Religion  History

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Persepolis (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl has her world turned upside down by the Islamic Revolution.
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Drama

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Primal Fear (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: High-powered Chicago attorney defends a penniless altar boy accused of murdering the local archbishop.
Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney. Directed by Gregory Hoblit.
Categories:  Religion  Juvenile  Drama

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Quo Vadis (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 174 min. 
Plot: During the reign of Emperor Nero, a Roman general falls in love with a Christian woman.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Red State (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Cast: Michael Parks, Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishé, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Action  Religion  Children

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Religulous (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.
Cast: Bill Maher, Steve Burg, Francis Collins, George Coyne, Jeremiah Cummings, Dean Hamer. Directed by Larry Charles.
Categories:  Comedy  Religion  Documentary

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Saved (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: When a girl attending a Baptist high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized.
Cast: Jena Malone, Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit. Directed by Brian Dannelly.
Categories:  Religion  Comedy  Disability

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Secrets, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: Two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where women are forbidden to speak out. In Hebrew and French with English subtitles.
Cast: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller. Directed by Avi Nesher.
Categories:  Women  Religion  Drama

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Serious Man, A (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A Midwestern professor watches his life unravel.
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Ellen Chendweth, Rachel Tenner. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Categories:  Religion  Domestic Relations  Employment

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Silence (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  History  Religion

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Silent Light (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman. In Plautdietsch (Mennonite low German) with English subtitles.
Cast: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz. Directed by Carlos Reygadas.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Foreign

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Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A young girl being home-schooled on a goat farm finds her devout values challenged after she meets an amateur bull rider.
Cast: Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson. Directed by Roberto Minervini.
Categories:  Documentary  Drama  Religion

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Ten Commandants, The (1956)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (3 disc set) 220 min. 
Plot: Egyptian Prince learns his true heritage and mission as deliverer of his people.
Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, Anne Baxter, Edwrds G. Robinson, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Advocacy

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Tevya (1939)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: A Dairyman's daughters marriage tests his loyalty to his faith and tradition. In Yiddish with English subtitles.
Cast: Maurice Schwartz, Miriam Riselle, Rebecca Weintraub, Leon Liebgod, Paul Lubelski. Directed by Maurice Schwartz.
Categories:  Foreign  Family  Religion

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Timbuktu (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A cattle herding family find their quiet lives disturbed by Jihadists determined to control their faith.
Cast: Abel Jafri, Ibrahim Ahmed (aka Pino), Toulou Kiki, Mehdi AG Mohamed. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Categories:  Drama  Religion  Foreign

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True Confessions (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A Catholic Priest and a homicide detective are drawn together after many years apart, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Burgess Meredeth. Directed by Ulu Grosbard.
Categories:  Religion  Law Enforcement  Drama

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Water (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Widowed at age eight, a girl is sent to a temple for Hindu widows, where her presence affects all of its inhabitants. In Hindi, with English subtitles.
Cast: Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham. Directed by Deepa Mehta.
Categories:  International  Religion  Foreign

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Wicker Man, The (1973)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A police sergeant is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed.
Cast: Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee. Directed by Robin Hardy.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Religion

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Yentl (1983)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  137 min. 
Plot: A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Directed by Barbra Streisand.
Categories:  Religion  Women  Musical

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.