Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.*
I am looking forward to some good Lenten movie viewing! Are you? In the past we have watched a combination of straightforward religious films such as:
The Robe (1953)
Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
and, of course, Ben Hur (1959) on Good Friday/Holy Saturday.
We also watch movies with a general theme of sacrifice, such as:
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
I have been trying to come up with some new ideas: Sling Blade (1996)?
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)?
Buffy, season 5?
This is harder than you think. Just google “films about sacrifice” and see what you get! Titanic! And, no, you will not find me watching Son of God (2014) with the “hot” Jesus, put together by those people responsible for the unwatchable “The Bible” TV miniseries.
*Cool Hand Luke, screenplay by Don Pearce and Frank Pierson