I’m starting a list of movies (I’m not against also including books, but I was starting with movies) whose theme is redemption — and I’m asking you to play along on the home game. You can add via the “comments” feature of the blog, or just email me directly at garrisonstuber at garriber dot org, and I’ll update the list as they come in. I have seen a lot of movies (though I think both my brothers have me long since beat), but if you want to include a description of the film, too, that would be cool.
I have long held that the difference between Mel Gibson’s Passion and Schindler’s List, is that Schindler’s List is a movie about redemption. (Them’s fightin’ words in some circles, I know). The Passion was a great Stations of the Cross piece, but not, ultimately, about redemption.
So Schindler’s List is my first pick.
I haven’t seen it in many moons (though now it’s in my Netflix Queue), but I’m going to put Babette’s Feast in as the second. I’ll blurb on it after we watch it (probably next week).
How about you? What’s your favourite movie with redemption as its theme?
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“Favorite movie: “King Lear“> starring Laurence Olivier.
Movie I would most like to watch again through the lens of redemption: Blade Runner (I guess that would be 5 movies with all the versions now available)
There are some interesting scenes where redemption is refused (Sauron in TLotR).