FILMS FOR VIEWING

INTRODUCTION

Would it not be wonderful to turn on your television, or see films, without fear of profanity, vulgarity, or nudity?  One may see or hear graphic illustrations of all these in our present day environment.   The ungodly has dedicated their own ideals of entertainment to be created and many have allowed such entertainment to come into their lives.  This has helped rob America, and other once godly nations, of morals and their Christian heritage.

FILMS FOR VIEWING
DESENSITIZED AND IMMUNE

Unfortunately many are becoming desensitized or immune to certain language structure, immoral portrayals, and nudity on the screen; viewing films of questionable content with little conviction or shame.  Scripture does not condone the behavioral habits that many have allowed to penetrate their life.

I am thankful for those who seek to identify with good moral values.  Television, and films of the past, had good moral values but tolerance towards profanity, vulgarity, and nudity has become more acceptable, to the public at large, encouraging movies to be made that bear little or no moral value.

RECOMMENDED FILMS

Listed below are recommended films that I have personally viewed.  Not all are strictly Christian movies but are of a good moral nature.  I receive no personal gain from these recommendations other than to see good movies of value placed in the hands of those who are seeking to break free from movies that promote the wrong message.

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FILM CATEGORY - CLASSICS

ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO  A fantastic journey of the first European to visit China in the Thirteenth Century to open trade with the mightiest and richest empire on Earth. 

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Robin Hood battles his villainous enemies, wins the love of Maid Marian and, as always, robs from the rich to give to the poor. 

BLOOD ALLEY  An American merchant marine captain ferries a group of Chinese refugees (a whole village) down the Yangtze River, a 300-mile waterway, to escape the Communists to freedom's shores. 

CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER   In one of his favorite roles, screen legend Gregory Peck plays the valiant Napoleonic Era naval hero in a swashbuckling saga.  He's unflinching under fire, modest in victory, and more than a little at sea romantically with Lady Barbara.

NORTHWEST PASSAGE  Tells the story of French and Indian War heroics.  Tells of the celebrated Rogers' Rangers fighting force that took one on of the most challenging expeditions in military history.

PRINCE VALIANT  Overthrown and driven into exile, the king of Scandia fled to Britain with his wife and son, Prince Valiant.  When Prince Valiant faces the Black Knight he finds that heroism comes at a price.

RACE TO SPACE  A top NASA scientist, Wilhelm Von Huber, is too involved in the race for space to pay much attention to his young son Billy.  Billy finds refuge from his loneliness when he befriends a chimp being trained for space flight.

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH  It's action, romance, laughs and treachery all under the big top, culminating in an incredible train disaster that threatens the very lives and livelihood of the traveling troupe.

TITANIC This classic, based on the true-life history of the famed ocean liner, remains one of the well-crafted films of all time.


FILM CATEGORY - DISNEY

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA A famous novel about the adventures of the Nautilus and its crusty seadog Captain Nemo jump from the page to the screen.

BLACKBEARD'S GHOST  A hilarious fantasy about a legendary pirate.  It is a comedy that will have you laughing from first fade-in to his final fade-out!

FOLLOW ME, BOYS! When a traveling jazz musician calls it quits on the road, he settles down in a small town, marries his sweetheart and becomes a scoutmaster on this heartwarming Disney classic.

MONKEYS GO HOME An American inherits a French olive farm, and hires a bunch of monkeys to work for him in this zany comedy.

SAVAGE SAM Savage Sam presents a heartwarming story of love, devotion and trust set in the sprawling pioneering days of the untamed West.

SNOWBALL EXPRESS A New York accountant, inherits a hotel in the Rocky Mountains, quits his job and moves his family out West to beautiful Colorado.  The Rockies never seemed rockier as the Baxter's find their "estate" in a state of total dilapidation.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON An enduring Disney favorite that tells the heroic tale of the shipwrecked Robinson family.

THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE An intelligent being from another planet visits Earth in the form of a cat and enlists the aid of U. S. scientists in rebuilding his spaceship.

THE HORSE IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT This fast-paced Disney adventure combines fatherly love and corporate survival with exciting scenes of horse jumping exploits and a budding romance.

THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD An exciting adventure of a Arctic expedition which sets out searching for a missing son and comes across a Viking civilization.

THE UGLY DACHSHUND A Disney story of a happy suburban household gone to the dogs!  In it are a uproarious series of household crises that reduce the home to shambles - and viewers to howls of laughter!

THOSE CALLOWAYS Rural New England provides a glorious backdrop for the moving tale in which a Vermont family is determined to provide a sanctuary on the lake for migrating wild geese, but must fight off some businessmen who have less-inspiring plans for the land.


FILM CATEGORY - RELIGIOUS NATURE

BATTLE HYMN  A one-man crusade to right war's wrongs in the Korean War.  Rock Hudson gives an unforgettable performance in this compelling Korean War drama based on actual events.

BEN-HUR A aristocrat in the time of Christ is mistaken for a criminal and made a slave to the Roman Empire, in the brutal coliseum, he earns his freedom by competing in a grand chariot race, and heads home to find redemption and revenge.

CHINA CRY The true story of Nora Lam.  Her story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history; how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China.

EXODUS A epic story of the Jewish refugees' struggle for Israel during the 1947 Palestinian War.

FRANCIS OF ASSISI The remarkable tale of the pious St. Francis of Assisi who sacrificed all his worldly possessions, as the son of a wealthy cloth merchant, to unselfishly dedicate his life to God.

FRIENDLY PERSUASION  A warm story of a Quaker family caught up in the Civil War.

HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALLISON  Stranded on a Pacific Island, an Irish nun and a heroic Marine sergeant live a life of constant peril, hiding from Japanese troops who have a base on the island.

LAST FLIGHT OUT A daring international rescue that could have been torn straight from today's headline.  A ruthless drug runner has terrorized a Colombian village seeking slave labor.  An amazing rescue brings come heart-pounding moments in the Last Flight Out.

THE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS  Feat of a lady missionary leading 100 homeless children safety across enemy-held terrain during Japan's invasion of China.

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM  An inspirational film about a priest's life of service and compassion in China with his unorthodox beliefs raising some eyebrows among his superiors.


FILM CATEGORY - WAR

FLAT TOP (Latest Entry) A steel-nerved skipper clashes with the air commander training Navy carrier pilots during WWII aboard his mighty ship, the USS Princeton.

FLYING LEATHERNECKS A rugged commander of a fighter squadron during the battle of Guadalcanal.

GO FOR BROKE They were the heroes of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team...a squad of loyal, Japanese-Americans who had to battle prejudice as well as the Axis enemy.

GUADALCANAL DIARY Considered to be one of the best WWII films, this drama follows a group of Marines as they try to secure a major Pacific military base.

HOME OF THE BRAVE  A young black soldier who has suffered a nervous breakdown and developed psychosomatic paralysis is crippled by rage and trauma induced by experiences suffered during a mission and a lifetime of racial discrimination.

ONE MINUTE TO ZERO A romance ensure between an  embittered but sensitive solider and a United Nations representative right in the midst of a fierce North Korean invasion south of the 38th Parallel.

OPERATION PACIFIC A torpedo expert who must take command of a WWII submarine while trying to rekindle the flame with is ex-wife who happens to be a nurse.

SERGEANT YORK The story of legendary WWI hero Alvin York, who captured 132 Germans in the savage battle at Argonne.

TASK FORCE An all-star cast gives cause to this sweeping tale of the history of naval aviation and the development of the aircraft carrier.

THE NAVY COMES THROUGH A run down old freighter, manned by everything from a heavyweight boxer to an Austrian violinist, beats the odds and displays its crew's real courage by taking out U-boats and bombers in this WWII adventure.

THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO Based on a true story and boating a fantastic cast, this profoundly realistic war drama tells the true story of the Doolittle Raid - the daring U. S. bombing raid on Japan following the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor.

TORPEDO RUN A WWII submarine commander seeking to save his hostage family targets Japan's aircraft carrier in a life-to-death gamble.


FILM CATEGORY - WESTERN

BROKEN ARROW  An ex-soldier, who has already seen enough death and destruction, visits the notorious Apache leader Cochise to propose a truce.  No only does he succeed, but he also falls for a beautiful Indian girl.

FORT APACHE Fort Apache soldiers question their commander's tactics, and are headed for ruin when they go against their convictions to disobey.  This thought-provoking film brings out what is more important - a just outcome or obeying orders.

SITTING BULL An Army major, wanting fairness for all men, pleads with General Custer not to embark on his battle at Little Big Horn.  When Custer suffers his famous defeat the Major faces the charges of his fellow soldiers that he turned traitor and helped the Indians during battle.

THE COMMAND  This CinemaScope debut is a galloping success.  A 7th cavalry doctor is unexpectedly handed the reins of his battered troops command. 

THE JAYHAWKERS In the chaos of pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilance group known as the jayhawkers.  A rousing and visually stunning western!

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON  A rip-roaring account of General George Custer highlighted by a strong supporting cast.  It is a different take on the story of General Custer.

THE VIOLENT MEN  The law holds no meaning in this tale of two-barreled justice in the Old West.  Feuding ranchers become violent in a corrupt Western valley where the sheriff has been shot and the deputy is on the take.

WAGON MASTER A Mormon wagon train en route to Utah hooks up with a couple of horse traders to serve as wagon master and guide, but soon find themselves threatened by a gang of outlaws and a series of calamites. 

WAR ARROW  To quell a Kiowa Indian uprising in the American Southwest, an Army Major is dispatched to a fort in Texas.  He recruits and trains Seminole warriors to help save the territory from the rioting Kiowas.

WESTWARD THE WOMEN A wagon train of women travel across the rugged West, from Chicago to California, to meet their mail-order husbands.

WHITE FEATHER  In an effort to peacefully coexist with white settlers, a Cheyenne tribe agrees to resettle, sacrificing valued Wyoming hunting grounds to make way for gold prospecting.