Movies

Movies

After the invention of printing, no other technological creation exerted such a profound influence on culture as cinema. And we have to frankly admit that this influence has been and is, in many cases, a negative one. That is why a firm criteria of discernment is highly necessary. If we assume together with the Angelic Doctor that through a good movie we have to restore the strength of our souls and to support a virtuous life, it is easy to understand the basic rules of a wise discernment. No obscenities, no dirty words, no nudity, no gratuitous violence. But this is not all.

It is equally important that the films chosen have a truly excellent artistic quality. In other words, we do not encourage “kitsch” creations that do not honor the art of cinema. Of course, in some particular cases it can be debated if a movie is or not an “artistic” one. But, in any case, on the Eutrapelia website we will propose those movies that we consider to illustrate the “transcendental” attribute of God: beauty (Latin pulchritūdō).

The General (Silent Film)

  • Original title: Monsieur Vincent
  • Original language: French
  • Genre: Comedy, historical movie
  • Release date: 1926
  • Public: Adults, teenagers
  • Available at the Internet Archive: link

The Betrothed

  • Original title: I Promessi Sposi
  • Original language: Italian
  • Genre: Drama, historical movie
  • Release date: 1941
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

Monsieur Vincent

  • Original title: Monsieur Vincent
  • Original language: French
  • Genre: Historical movie
  • Release date: 1947
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

The Reluctant Saint 

  • Original title: The Reluctant Saint
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Historical movie
  • Release date: 1962
  • Public: Adults, teenagers, children

A Man for All Seasons

  • Original title: A Man for All Seasons
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Historical movie
  • Release date: 1966
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

Wives and Daughters

  • Original title: Wives and Daughters
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Family drama
  • Release date: 2012
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

A Christmas Carol

  • Original title: A Christmas Carol
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy movie
  • Release date: 1999
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Original title: The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Mystery, detective movie
  • Release date: 2000
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

Master & Commander

  • Original title: Master and Commander. The Far Side of the World 
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Historical movie
  • Release date: 2003
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Original title: A Series of Unfortunate Events 
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Comedy, drama
  • Release date: 2004
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

For Greater Glory

  • Original title: For Greater Glory. Cristiada 
  • Original language: English
  • Genre: Drama, historical movie
  • Release date: 2012
  • Public: Adults, teenagers

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