We are story-tellers by nature, and so stories speak to us with a unique power. So it should be no surprise that stories can be, among other things, marvelous catalysts for exploring important theological and philosophical concepts. With that in mind, the other day I posted the following tweet:
What is your favorite movie for exploring profound theological and/or philosophical themes?
— Randal Rauser (@RandalRauser) January 14, 2018
There was no shortage of responses. Indeed, I had soon accumulated a list of more than thirty recommended films. And I’m pleased to say I’ve seen twenty-five of them! Nonetheless, I still clearly have some work to do. I’ve included the list below, each with a link to its IMDB page:
The list isn’t quite done. As in the old Sesame Street segment, one of these things is not like the other. And that brings us to our final entry, the 1972 fundamentalist dispensational Christian classic (with a modest 4.9 on IMDB):
Finally, if you’re interested, I have several more options (60+ reviews) listed in the film review segment of my site.
And as a postscript, feel free to share your additional suggestions below.