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4 MUST-SEE classic films to enhance the faith in your teenager

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Messages behind films are sometimes the most important part of the movie.

A lot of movies have been released over time and with the advance technology we enjoy today, a variety of formats are easily created. However, although most movies are done with exemplary greatness utilizing animations and other effects to produce a more realistic picture, the substance of the stories have been observed as losing substance.

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MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - The loss of a meaningful path for the films released is problematic, and with popular distractions easily available today, teenagers face a path with the loss of understanding life.


For Christian teenagers, it is even more dangerous with the rise of secularism and the shallow illustration of faith in most popular films from their generation. So, here are four of Crosswalk.com's picks on the must-see classic films for young followers of Christ.

1. Chariots of Fire (1981)


Olympic challenger, Eric Lidell made the ultimate choice at the height of his career as an athlete. Born to Scottish missionaries in China, he would try his best and represent the United Kingdom in the 1924 Olympics, as he believed it is what God wanted him to do. In the face of the fame he was offered, he still chose God above all else.

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1938)

Jefferson Smith, a young idealistic senator, accidentally discovered a graft scheme by some politicians and decided to take on everything to defend the truth as America has espoused on its ideals. The film talks about honesty, truth, transparency and integrity with snippets on the reality of American politics.

3. Inherit the Wind (1960)

This film is based on a real-life case back in 1925. The story revolves around the arguments of two lawyers as they try to win the case of a science teacher accused of a crime for teaching the theory of evolution. While, as Crosswalk pointed out, this film portrays Christianity in an unflattering light, it will shed light to teens that intelligence can not be sacrificed for belief. Instead, this film portrays that they should work together.

4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Arguably one of the greatest films ever made, this movie depicts the lives of soldiers fighting for freedom. Harsh truth is shown in this film where a group of soldiers risk their lives during the Second World War to save Private Ryan. Life and freedom all come with a cost and shall not wasted. It illustrates that with courage and sacrifice, evil can be defeated.

With these suggestions, you can help your Christian teen understand life and faith amid the distractions of the modern world. While there are still a lot of great religious movies made and in the making not included on this list, we hope you and you're family take time to watch these together and celebrate life with God in truth and love.

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