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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:52 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:The Matrix


That movie just pissed me when when it came to religious themes, same issue I had with The Invisibles (Comic book)

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Postby busterbeam » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:31 pm

The 1953 War of the Worlds. They made that adaptation into such overt religious propaganda but it's still a fantastic experience.
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Postby Lavinius » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:34 pm

The End of Evangelion (film about Shintou triumphing over the Abrahamic-Buddhist yoke)
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Postby IronEvangelion » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:00 pm

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

God: "Do you doubt me?"
Leonard McCoy: "I doubt any god who inflicts pain... for his own pleasure."
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Postby Natalie the Cat » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:12 am

View Original Postbusterbeam wrote:The 1953 War of the Worlds. They made that adaptation into such overt religious propaganda but it's still a fantastic experience.


Curiously enough, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, who portrays Seti I in The Ten Commandments, is the narrator of The War of the Worlds. That always made it feel even more religious to me, even though the latter film was actually released first.

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Postby dzzthink » Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:12 pm

The Thin Red Line is one of my personal favourite war/religious movies. It's a poignant blend of philosophy and man's fight for integrity during a time of chaos and being confronted with one's own mortality. The music, dialogue, and acting really bring you to the centre of the struggles of war and the power of grace.
“Why should I be afraid to die? I belong to you. If I go first, I'll wait for you there, on the other side of the dark waters. Be with me now.”

I'd also recommend the tree of life, another Terrance Malick movie, which is focussed on faith within a Texan household (partly autobiographical, I believe) but the story is less engaging and more abstract.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:38 pm

I had completely forgotten about this movie until last night when I thought about it but how about City of Angels?

It has themes about death and rebirth (in terms of Angels who can choose to be reborn a human but only through a suicidal method). And of course there's the memorable soundtrack with Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" and Alanis Morrissette's "Uninvited".
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