Here are eight movies that masterfully explore the human condition while challenging your assumptions and testing your worldview.
#8 Tender Mercies
Minimalist filmmaking at its finest. A near-perfect character study of human flaws, brokenness and man’s search for ultimate redemption.
#7 I Confess
Film Noir by Alfred Hitchcock centered around the inspiring portrayal of faith by a priest wrongly accused of murder.
#6 Les Miserables
Of the many film adaptations of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, the 1934 version is by far the best. But it’s really, really long. The 1998 version is a little more modern, much more condensed but equally compelling.
A gripping, non-judgemental exploration of sin, guilt and capital punishment.
“That’s how you grow up. And it all happens in this blink of a lifetime, surrounded by the realms of unimaginable time and space.” – Roger Ebert
Timeless and compelling story of sacrifice and the meaning of glory presented through the competition between two outsiders – a Jewish law student and a Scottish missionary.