Films for a couple in their 20's


#1

Me and boyfriend are both in our 20’s and we have a young family together. I was wondering if there are any good films we can watch together to help bring our relationship closer to God. I’ve come across fireproof is there any others?


#2

I am not sure if you mean for you and or the kids, but Ben Hur, The Blind Side, Chariots of Fire, Tender Mercies, the cartoon version of Moses and the Ten Commandments for little kids is very well done, Chronicles of Narnia movies, Amazing Grace, the Nativity Story, Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth. I am sure others can come up with more.


#3

Fireproof was dreadful. If I was married to a woman that selfish and mean, I'd probably go crazy too. Avoid that one!


#4

[quote="Rascalking, post:3, topic:237281"]
Fireproof was dreadful. If I was married to a woman that selfish and mean, I'd probably go crazy too. Avoid that one!

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The reason she seemed so "selfish and mean" was because she had been dealing for years with feeling unloved, unwanted, ignored, and inferior to the women he was looking at daily on his computer.

Boijombe, if you go to your local Catholic bookstore, there should be a movie section with lots of wholesome family movie choices. They have movies that aren't even particularly religious---just good family movies.


#5

[quote="kristleful, post:4, topic:237281"]
The reason she seemed so "selfish and mean" was because she had been dealing for years with feeling unloved, unwanted, ignored, and inferior to the women he was looking at daily on his computer.

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How funny that I view it totally different than you. She was selfish, mean, unpleasent and borderline unfaithful.


#6

you are already married and have a family but I think anyone who is dating, especially anyone who is dating someone who already has a child, should watch Jerry McGuire as he comes to the realization that when he dates and discards a woman and damages that relationship, he has also created a relationship with a child that is going to be damaged. That little boy who played Roy should have gotten an Oscar.

Another one all parents should see that demonstrates the devastation a divorce causes for the children is Hope Floats, that Bernice also earned an Oscar and should have gotten one. If it makes one person think about "what is best for the children" when problems arise, or when temptation arises, it is worth it.

I just saw fireproof and recommend it, it was a bit heavy handed with the evangelical witnessing but it was sincere, coming from father to son, not hokey and faked. It was honest, as hollywood never is, about the damage caused in a marriage by porn.

I also think Kramer vs Kramer is a must see for anyone who has ever been lured by the idea that "whatever is wrong in my life will get better if I get a divorce".


#7

I second the “no fireproof” sentiment. It’s so annoying. I see it more of a lesson for WOMEN not to get so wrapped up in finding all your value in your husband.

I see NO reason for her “character” change and I don’t see any reason for her to remain changed. She had some serious issues none of which were solved by the guy solving his problems.


#8

[quote="puzzleannie, post:6, topic:237281"]

I just saw fireproof and recommend it, it was a bit heavy handed with the evangelical witnessing but it was sincere, coming from father to son, not hokey and faked. It was honest, as hollywood never is, about the damage caused in a marriage by porn.

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I recommend Fireproof wholeheartedly also. Not only does it very accurately portray the horrible anguish in a marriage that can be brought on by porn use, but it also deals with other important issues and the entire sacramental marital covenant. If watched jointly by spouses in a spirit of gentle Christian caring, it can be an excellent tool for helping to get marriages back on the right track if they're veering off course from the way Our Lord intended - or help marriages in good shape to help stay that way.

Unfortunately there are some people who try to ignore difficult issues like porn use in the hopes that their secret habit will not be "discovered" by their loved ones or by the thought process that it's so common in society that there's "nothing wrong with it." This couldn't be further from the truth, and satan loves the arguments used. Kudos to Kirk Cameron for doing the film Fireproof!

God's blessings to the original poster for trying to find worthwhile films that God would be delighted to have you watch as He sits next to you in your home! Sometimes it helps to remember that He's always beside us - even when we do things that we wish He didn't know about.


#9

For films that explore male and female relationships I really enjoyed "Once". I though it was very romantic, and not in a sappy annoying way like with fireproof. Great story and I really loved the female character played by Marketa Irglova. I highly recommend it.


#10

Thanks for your posts and recommendations. My boyfriend isn’t keen on the way women are betrayed as victims when they are being selfish and ungreatful when the Man is doing the best he can so I may give fireproof a miss. I’m just getting so bored of watching romantic films at the moment where it normally involves a certain amount of cheating on another person before the main characters get together.


#11

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