Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Paschal Mystery at the Movies

An on-screen acquaintance named MA came up with a great idea the other day and I'd like to put it here for more examples.

She asked to list movies that portray the paschal mystery. This is not a list of movies about Jesus, nor is it a list of movies of singular personal redemption, but movies that reflect the mysteries of suffering, self-sacrifice, atonement and redemption for others.

Therefore, the Passion of the Christ is not what we're looking for, nor are Bella or The Count of Monte Cristo. But movies that make this list would be:

The Matrix
A Tale of Two Cities
The Grapes of Wrath
Shawshank Redemption
Chronicles of Narnia
Cool Hand Luke
one of the thousands of Joan of Arc movies
Star Wars
Dune (though I take this on hearsay)

Any others?

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