Here’s my list:
Ben-Hur-one of my all-time favorites! Charlton Heston RULES!
The Ten Commandments (1953 version)-yeah, the acting was a little over the top at times, but you can’t beat the special effects! And of course, ol’ Chuck was a great Moses!
The Robe-saw this one for the first time Easter Sunday 1967. Loved Richard Burton as ‘Marcellus Gallio’.
The Song of Bernadette-saw this one before my confirmation in 1966. Deeply moving.
The Passion of Joan of Arc-showed this twice when I did multimedia presentations on her in 2000 and 2001. But it’s not the kind of movie to watch by yourself in a darkened room late a night…rather scary with all the close-ups.
Bernadette and The Passion of Bernadette (Sydney Penny)-liked the fact that the latter film was done ‘on location’ at her convent in Nevers. Went there ten years ago this month-loved it!
Teresa of the Andes-cried like a baby when she died!
The Passion of the Christ-second time I watched this, I was nearly tempted to yell, ‘STOP IT!’ at the scourging scene. That was hard to view!
The Greatest Story Ever Told-it was fun spotting all the cameos of famous stars in this movie. Loved John Wayne’s one-liner as the Centurion at the foot of the Cross! I even met once April Oursler Armstrong, the daughter of Fulton Oursler, who wrote the book of the same title-that was pretty cool!
John Paul II-the two part miniseries with Jon Voight in the title role. He was fantastic! I cried at the ending of this one, too.
Can’t think of any others right now.