Favorite Secular Movie

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  1. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    No don't. ;)

    AMR
     
  2. Miss Marple

    Miss Marple Puritan Board Junior

    Agreed on Green Mile and Shawshank. King is a gifted writer and does not just write horror. His "Stand By Me" is a beautiful novella.
     
  3. PhilA

    PhilA Puritan Board Sophomore

    Lawrence of Arabia, a true epic.
     
  4. JS116

    JS116 Puritan Board Freshman

    My top 5

    Freedom Writers
    Coming To America
    Gran Turino
    District 9
    The Book of Eli



    favorite movies of all time..I wanted to add Luther to that list soooo bad but you said secular
     
  5. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Princess Bride
    Lord of the Rings
    Star Wars
    Luther (2003)
    Patton
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
     
  6. Weston Stoler

    Weston Stoler Puritan Board Sophomore

    Sadly I agree :D
     
  7. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    No Country for Old Men
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original with Gene Wilder)
     
  8. Jeffriesw

    Jeffriesw Puritan Board Freshman

    The Godfather 1 & 2
    The Patriot
    Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Pirates of the carribean 3
     
  9. Curt

    Curt Puritan Board Graduate

    Not much of a movie watcher, but I agree with The Princess Bride. I'm surprised not to have seen Muppet Treasure Island on anyone's list.
     
  10. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    Yes!
     
  11. jogri17

    jogri17 Puritan Board Junior

    Pulp Fiction
     
  12. asc

    asc Puritan Board Sophomore

    Star Wars trilogy (original)
     
  13. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Good Bad and Ugly is great but I also enjoyed Stranger than Fiction with Emma Thompson and Will Ferrel.
     
  14. RobertPGH1981

    RobertPGH1981 Puritan Board Freshman

    Wait.. I almost forgot one of my all time favorites. I can't believe I forgot to mention "Rocky 1,2,3,4,5,6"
     
  15. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    I don't understand why "secular" was included in the thread title, but still...

    Casablanca is my favorite.

    Others that round out my top 10

    The Godfather, I and II
    Heat
    Pulp Fiction
    Manhattan
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Philadelphia Story
    When Harry Met Sally
    Groundhog Day
    Good Will Hunting
     
  16. forgivenmuch

    forgivenmuch Puritan Board Freshman

    Good Will Hunting
     
  17. Pilgrim Standard

    Pilgrim Standard Puritan Board Sophomore

    1) God's & Generals
    2) Talk of the Town (1942)
    3) Unconquered (1947) an epic movie
    4) Captain Blood (1935)
    5) Fire and Ice "The winter War with Finland and Russia" (Fantastic Documentary)
    6) Battleground (1944) Cast includes the Original 101st Airborne
    7) Battle of the Bulge (1965) epic
    8) How the West Was Won (1962)
    9) Braveheart "Although rather historically inaccruate"
    10) My Fair Lady (1964)
    11) The Sound of Music (1965)
    12) Fiddler On the Roof (1971)
    13) Sink the Bismarck (1960)
    14) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    15) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    16) Paths of Glory (1957)
    17) Popeye (1980)
    18) Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky (2007)
    19) Last Stand of the Tin Can Salors (2005)
    20) Warriors of Honor (2004)
    21) Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story (2003)
     
  18. Fly Caster

    Fly Caster Puritan Board Sophomore

    A River Runs Through It

    Lonesome Dove
     
  19. gordo

    gordo Puritan Board Freshman

    5? Really?! I think most Rocky fans like to pretend part 5 didn't happen.
     
  20. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    I like to pretend 2-6 didn't happen.
     
  21. Jeff Burns

    Jeff Burns Puritan Board Freshman

    I can't believe no one has mentioned the Bourne Identity, Supremacy, or Ultimatum.

    My wife and I also really like LOTR triology.

    Not technically a movie, but WWII genre doesn't get better than HBO's Band of Brothers...


    On another note, I really have a hard time believing that anyone can watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show or Pulp Fiction with a clear conscience. Just sayin'.
     
  22. Zenas

    Zenas Snow Miser

    I've been known to appreciate The Big Lebowski on occasion...
     
  23. solas4me

    solas4me Puritan Board Freshman

    The Patriot
    Gods and Generals
    Blackhawk Down
    Chariots of Fire
    The Star Wars movies
    ....and so many more....
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  24. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    Seriously. You couldn't pay me enough to watch a "Christian" movie.
     
  25. Weston Stoler

    Weston Stoler Puritan Board Sophomore

    I didn't want someone to tell me facing the giants was the greatest movie of all time. That kind of stuff just is a christian bias lol

    The only semi-Christian movie I truly enjoy is Amazing Grace, even then it isn't really God based but abolition based.
     
  26. gordo

    gordo Puritan Board Freshman

    Agreed!
     
  27. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    If they did, it would give some pretty good insight into that person's tastes.
     
  28. Mephibosheth

    Mephibosheth Puritan Board Freshman

    1) Braveheart (seriously, around 2002-2003, I watched this movie at least once a week for a year...)
    2) Lord of the Rings Special Extended Edition (you know, the 12-disc slipcased box set)
    3) Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises (okay, TDKR won't be out until this summer. But Nolan's Batman trilogy is/will be definitive!)
    4) Gladiator ("Are you not entertained?!")
    5) Luther (2003 film)
    6) Star Trek 2, 4, 6, and the 2009 reboot (everything else was okay or awful)
    7) Star Wars (original trilogy, please! And in the following order: 1) Empire 2) New Hope 3) Jedi) *Revenge of the Sith gets an honorable mention, Clones gets a shrug, and the original copy of the film of Phantom needs to be shredded, burned, and the ashes need to be thrown in the Arctic Ocean
    8) Memento (despite the vile language, it's a GREAT concept and story)
    9) Excalibur
    10) Legend (1985 film fantasy by Ridley Scott that doesn't get enough credit)

    [Slight picking of nits: I can't really call movies "secular", given that the overwhelming majority of "Christian" movies are laughably bad shlock-fests, usually focused on bad eschatology, or breaking the second commandment.]
     
  29. Stargazer65

    Stargazer65 Puritan Board Freshman

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

    I'm laughing now just to think of it!
     
  30. SRoper

    SRoper Puritan Board Graduate

    Dr. Strangelove
    Wall-E
    The Fellowship of the Ring
     
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