How to Find a Good Movie


by Catherine Fournier

Domestic-Church.Com: Reviews: Recommended Movies

Faced with the bewildering choices of movies at both the cinema and the video rental place, I have a hard time remembering TITLES, let alone whether or not they are suitable movies for my family and I to watch. Reading the 'back of the box' sometimes helps, and some movies have ratings, but nothing can really replace a concise informative movie review, written by a careful reviewer who shares my concerns and values. The following links and short descriptions will lead you to exactly that kind of review.

Vatican Best Films List

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema in 1995, the Vatican compiled this list of "great films." The 45 movies are divided into three dcc_categories: "Religion," "Values" and "Art." The USCC classification for each film follows its description.

Alphabetically Listed Movie Reviews

The following movies have been evaluated by the U.S. Catholic Conference's Office for Film and Broadcasting according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCC rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.

National Catholic Register: Top 100 Pro-Catholic Movies

In 2004, the National Catholic Register and Faith and Family magazine gathered online nominations for films that best celebrate Catholic life. These are movies with specific Catholic references, not simply with Catholic themes.

CatholicLink Recommended Movies

The Fifty Best Catholic Movies of All Time

" … this list consists primarily of films that deal with Catholic characters, Catholic society, and the Bible in ways that are not hostile to the Church. Most of them were made by Catholic directors."

Movie Recommendations — Netflix, by A Catholic Mom in Hawaii

"With a little patience, you an find some decent movies to watch. We subscribe to both streaming and DVDs. The movie listings are not in any particular order."

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