#BlogElul via the Movies – Movie List Wrap-Up

Although Elul is history, the baseball stat kid in me was curious about all the different movies I used in the 29 #BlogElul via the Movies posts.

Whether in passing or extended discussion, I referred to 87 different movies. No movie was mentioned more than twice – although 9 did get a double dose.

The oldest movie was The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). The most recent was The Hobbit which comes out December 14, 2012. I tried to use more familiar and more recent films a a general rule.

To my surprise, I used only 1 Godfather movie – and it was Part III. I found a way to use all six Rocky movies including the first two twice.

I only used Indiana Jones and the Kingdom the Crystal Skull (in a disaparaging manner) and none of the other Raiders films (Want to buy this blogger a gift? The trilogy + the bad 4 th one just came out on Blu-Ray)

Not counting Dredd and The Hobbit, which haven’t been released, I have not seen only one of the films I used (Guesses?)

Best film I used: The Princess Bride

Worst film I used: Patch Adams (but Rocky V is close)

What’s the best film on this list in your opinion?

What’s the worst film on the list?

Here’s the full list:

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#BlogElul via the Movies 6 – Yo Adrian!

If you want to just explore faith, there is no shortage of amazing films. Check out the incredible Arts & Faith Top 100 list. A film like 1928’s silent La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (#1) or the very underrated animated film The Iron Giant (#99) powerfully speak to all kinds of faith.

When I think of films about faith, I think of Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, a documentary about the West Memphis Three and their 18 year journey towards freedom from their false incarceration (according to the film). While I never saw the earlier two films, this one stands on its own and is a fascinating watch of how to stay strong over decades of injustice.

But when you think movies and faith over the decades, you can’t leave out Rocky Balboa.

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