The Most “Redeeming” Films of 2008

This according to Christianity Today. Every year we (the film critics for CT) vote on our picks for the “most redeeming” films of the year, defined as “movies that include stories of redemption—sometimes blatantly, sometimes less so. Several of them literally have a character that represents a redeemer; all of them have characters who experience redemption to some degree—some quite clearly, some more subtly. Some are “feel-good” movies that leave a smile on your face; some are a bit more uncomfortable to watch. But the redemptive element is there in all of these films.”

Here is our somewhat eclectic list. I mean, where else will you find a critics’ list that includes both Rachel Getting Married and Fireproof??

1. Wall•E
2. The Visitor
3. Gran Torino
4. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who
5. Rachel Getting Married
6. Fireproof
7. The Dark Knight
8. Shotgun Stories
9. Slumdog Millionaire
10. Man on Wire

Honorable Mention: As We Forgive, Prince Caspian, Defiance, Doubt, The Fall, Happy-Go-Lucky, Ostruv, Iron Man, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, U23D, Wendy & Lucy

2 responses to “The Most “Redeeming” Films of 2008

  1. Pingback: Alone on the Desert Island of My Dream « center & periphery

  2. My pastor is beginning a sermon series based on “Fireproof.” I still have never seen it, but now I guess I’ll see clips from it at least…

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