Undefended: Five Movies That Make You Want To Be A Better Person

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week, we’re honored to have guest contributor Doug Jones, the author of numerous books, most recently Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross.  On the table for today, the five movies which make you want to be a better person. 

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Doug Jones:

1. The Mission

2. The Untouchables

3. Of Gods and Men

4. The Big Kahuna

5. Precious

 

Kanaan Trotter:

1. The Devil Came On Horseback

2. Life Is Beautiful

3. God Grew Tired of Us

4. A River Runs Through It

5. Hotel Rwanda

 

Remy Wilkins:

1. Tree of Life

2. Yi Yi

3. Happy-Go-Lucky

4. Nobody Knows

5. Magnolia

 

Joseph Gross:

1. Groundhog Day

2. The Tree of Life

3. To End All Wars

4. Wall-E

5. Children of Men

 

Brian Murnion:

1. Late Spring (1949)

2. Andrei Rublev (1966)

3. Paris, Texas (1984)

4. Silent Light (2007)

5. Summer Hours (2008)

 

James Banks:

1. The Lives of Others

2. The Thin Red Line

3. Lawrence of Arabia

4. The Insider

5. It’s a Wonderful Life

 

Joshua Gibbs:

1. The Lives of Others

2. House of Sand and Fog

3. In The Company of Men

4. Buffalo ’66

5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

 

Sean Johnson:

1. To the Wonder

2. Into Great Silence (documentary)

3. To Kill a Mockingbird

4. The Iron Giant

5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

 

Justin Spencer:

1. Trois Couleurs: Rouge

2. The Tree of Life

3. A River Runs Through It

4. Des Hommes et Des Dieux

5. Secrets and Lies

 

Timothy Lawrence:

1. It’s A Wonderful Life

2. Casablanca

3. A Man For All Seasons

4. Passion of the Christ

5. Le Havre

Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.

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