Scripture/Film Pairings

Borrowed from a friend on Facebook:

Here’s a challenge for you. For each of the Scripture divisions listed below, identify an appropriate film to watch.

You may take a lot of approaches to this task. For example, you may name a movie that would set the right mood for someone reading through that part of the Bible. Or a movie with a plot that runs parallel to a key story. Or a movie that provides a contrast to the Bible — maybe one that serves as a warning. And of course, you can try to find movies that translate key biblical themes artistically. Be as creative and unusual as you like. The goal is to help us think about the Bible (and these movies) in a new light.

Post this challenge and your answers in a note of your own, tagging me and a few other people so we can compare answers. There is just one rule for the movie choices: Do not include any evangelistic or Bible-story films. That would be too obvious.

The categories:

1) Origins
2) Law
3) OT History
4) Poetry
5) Wisdom
6) Prophecy
7) Apocrypha
8) NT History
9) Epistles
10) Revelation

My answers are below.


1) Origins: Unbreakable
2) Law: Atonement
3) OT History: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4) Poetry: Amadeus
5) Wisdom: The Virgin Spring
6) Prophecy: Dogville
7) Apocrypha: Pulp Fiction
8) Gospel: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
9) Epistles: Shane
10) Revelation: In Bruges

What would you pick?

~ by Jared on August 27, 2009.

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