SERGEANT YORK stars Gary Cooper in a movie based on the true story of a conscientious objector who became the greatest American hero in World War I. SERGEANT YORK is a profoundly Christian movie, with a brilliant performance by Gary Cooper. It powerfully explores the role Christians should play in times of war.
DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
The classic 1939 movie DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK is a tremendous movie about the American Revolution as experienced on the frontier. It has a profoundly Christian worldview, but there’s plenty of war violence and some comical scenes of drunkenness.
Ron Maxwell's epic film GETTYSBURG, based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE KILLER ANGELS, dramatically depicts the three most courageous days in American history when North and South were arrayed against each other in the decisive battle fought on the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania plains. GETTYSBURG is a magnificent movie that should be viewed by every American.
GODS AND GENERALS
GODS AND GENERALS paints a brilliant portrait of the Christian lives of the great military leaders during the tumultuous years leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. GODS AND GENERALS recognizes the deep spiritual values of those involved in the Civil War; it is a monument of filmmaking which will be remembered as long as there are devices to watch such a magnificent historical epic.
With a really good 1860's look, GLORY is a biblical moral lesson about overcoming racism through reconciliation, not rebellion or revenge, set in the context of history that we all need to see. GLORY is a great film for mature, discerning Christians.
TAKING CHANCE, based on a true story, deals with a desk jockey Marine, played magnificently by Kevin Bacon, who volunteers to escort the remains of a fallen soldier home to his family. TAKING CHANCE grips the audience’s attention at all times. It comes down on the side of God and Country, but there is some light foul language, brief alcohol use, and mild descriptions of wartime violence.
THE PATRIOT stars Mel Gibson as a family man who wrestles with his desire for revenge and the just cause of the American War for Independence in the late 1700s. The violent battle scenes may concern older moviegoers, while younger moviegoers might chafe at the soul-searching, but at the heart of this movie is faith.
WORLD TRADE CENTER
WORLD TRADE CENTER tells the story of two New York City Port Authority officers on Sept. 11, who get trapped underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, and the reactions of their families. WORLD TRADE CENTER is a stirring, suspenseful, patriotic, and ultimately inspiring portrayal of a sobering day in America's history. It contains a very strong Christian worldview with very strong morally uplifting, pro-family content, but its major drawback is too much foul language.
BEDFORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND
BEDFORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND is an inspiring and heart-rending documentary about a small town in Virginia that lost more of its men in World War II per capita than anywhere else. Beautifully made, BEDFORD shows viewers what it’s like to love America and is peppered with statements about God and prayer.
THE GREAT RAID
THE GREAT RAID is a realistic, inspiring and patriotic portrayal of the most successful rescue mission in U.S. military history, where a squad of Rangers goes on a mission to extract a group of 500 American POWs during World War II. The movie’s violence is intense and sometimes graphic, however, as the Japanese soldiers perform executions at point-blank range and other cruel acts.