Movies

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The movies recommended here aren't necessarily concerned explicitly with Catholic themes, but are rather chosen on the basis of containing something of the good, true, and beautiful, and being movies that young ladies have tended to enjoy.

Please note that the reviews do not contain any warnings about possibly inappropriate material. The standards for what makes a certain element inappropriate are so varied that we've chosen to let you use your own judgment and research rather than simply trusting us. 


A Man for All Seasons (1966)
When we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?


Amazing Grace (2006)
When people speak of great men, they think of men like Napoleon - men of violence. Rarely do they think of peaceful men. But contrast the reception they will receive when they return home from their battles. Napoleon will arrive in pomp and in power, a man who's achieved the very summit of earthly ambition. And yet his dreams will be haunted by the oppressions of war. William Wilberforce, however, will return to his family, lay his head on his pillow and remember: the slave trade is no more.


 Anne of Green Gables (1985)
I never wanted a boy. I only wanted you from the first day. Don't ever change. I love my little girl. I'm so proud of my little girl.

Anne of Avonlea (1987)
 I don't want any of it to change. I wish I could just hold on to those days forever. I have a feeling things will never be the same again, will they?


Angel and the Badman (1947)

This'll sound like I'm buttin' into your business - and I am! And you oughta give me a watch with a gold case for doin' it. You dim-witted nail-bender, marry that girl!

Bella (2006)
 
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
She glanced this way, I thought I saw... And when we touched, she didn't shudder at my paw. No, it can't be; I'll just ignore... But then, she's never looked at me that way before...


 The Blind Side (2009)
Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you're not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don't. It all depends on who you are, where you come from.

Boys Town (1938)
I know that a mother can take a whip to the toughest boy in the world, and he forgets it because he knows that she loves him.


Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments.

Casablanca (1942)
 Mostly I remember the last one. The wild finish. A guy standing on a station platform in the rain with a comical look in his face because his insides have been kicked out.


Come to the Stable (1949)

Cranford (2007)
Put no further pastries to your lips for you will choke when you hear the news I must report. This is more preposterous and shocking than when Wormald's lions came and the little child's arm was bit clean off.

Daniel Deronda (2002)
Let my body dwell in poverty, and my hands be as the hands of the toiler; but let my soul be as a temple of remembrance where the treasures of knowledge enter and the inner sanctuary is hope.

Emma (1996)
 One does not like to generalize about so many people all at once, Mr. Knightley, but you may be sure that men know nothing about their hearts, whether they be six-and-twenty, or six-and-eighty.

Enchanted (2007) 
 I seek a beautiful girl. My life partner, my one coquette, the answer to my love's duet.

Finding Neverland (2004)
 We've pretended for some time now that you're a part of this family, haven't we? You've come to mean so much to us all that now, it doesn't matter if it's true. And even if it isn't true, even if that can never be... I need to go on pretending... until the end... with you.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
You must make your own life amongst the living and, whether you meet fair winds or foul, find your own way to harbor in the end.

Going My Way (1944)
All churches have mortgages. It isn't respectable for a church not to have one.

Groundhog Day (1993)
I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it.

Harvey (1950)
Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends.

High Noon (1952)
 I've heard guns. My father and my brother were killed by guns. They were on the right side but that didn't help them any when the shooting started. My brother was nineteen. I watched him die. That's when I became a Quaker. I don't care who's right or who's wrong. There's got to be some better way for people to live. Will knows how I feel about it.

I Confess (1953)
I have abused your kindness. You who gave my wife and me a home - even friendship, so wonderful a thing for a refugee, a German, a man without a home.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
 What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.

The King and I (1956)
You do not know King as well as you think you do. You believe you have great influence over him. You will end up as his slave-like all the others!

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Now, what is this we hear? That you have agreed to cancel the tax of the farmers in Champaner if they beat you in a game of cricket? Is this true?

Lilies of the Field (1963)
A man, he gives wood... bricks. In time, what does he get? A chapel... a place where his children can receive the sacraments. To these men, for their children to have faith, it is important.

Little Women (1994)
Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Meeting him across the lawn for the first time would be so ordinary. I don't want to be just introduced to him. I want it to be something strange and romantic and something I'll always remember.

Miss Potter (2006)
Stories don't always end where their authors intended. But there is joy in following them, wherever they take us.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

My Man Godfrey (1936)
You have a wonderful sense of humor. I wish I had a sense of humor, but I can never think of the right thing to say until everybody's gone home.

On the Waterfront (1954)
Boys, this is my church! And if you don't think Christ is down here on the waterfront you've got another guess coming!

One Night with the King (2006)
You tried to beguile me with love stories. Did you not think I had the sense to see through your little parable? The arrogance, you speak to me as I were this Rachel, in need of help to look after my father's sheep!

Our Mutual Friend (1998)
For the reproaches you have borne on my account I earnestly and truly beg your pardon! The only fault you should admit to was that you laid yourself open to be slighted by a worldly, shallow girl whose head was turned and was quite unable to rise to what you offered.

Pride and Prejudice (1995)
I may say the disclosure had quite the opposite effect to the one she intended. It taught me to hope as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Do you think anything might tempt me to accept the hand of the man who has ruined, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister? Do you deny that you separated a young couple who loved each other, exposing your friend to censure of the world for caprice and my sister to derision for disappointed hopes, involving them both in misery of the acutest kind?

The Princess Bride (1987)
All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.

The Quiet Man (1952)
Is this a courting or a donnybrook? Have the good manners not to hit the man until he's your husband and entitled to hit you back.
  
Return to Me (2000)
I know that what's happened has been overwhelming. And I know it's going to take a while to sort it all out. But while you're sorting, I want you to remember that all the times I prayed that Gracie would have a second chance at life, I always knew that if God blessed us, the heart she got would have to be from a very special person, if it were going to be at home in Grace. When she met you, her heart beat truly for the first time. Perhaps it was meant to be with you always. 

Roman Holiday (1953)
I have to leave you now. I'm going to that corner there and turn. You must stay in the car and drive away. Promise not to watch me go beyond the corner. Just drive away and leave me as I leave you.

The Rookie (2002)
Jimmy, I've been a scout for a long time, and the number one rule is, arms slow down when they get old. Now, if I call the office and tell 'em I got a guy here almost twice these kids' age, I'm gonna get laughed at. But, if I don't call in a 98-mile-an-hour fastball, I'm gonna get fired! I'm just saying there's a chance you might get a call on this.

Sense and Sensibility (1998)
 I do not attempt to deny that I think very highly of him - that I greatly esteem him... I like him.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Let me tell you something, no woman is gonna go to bear country with you to cook and wash and slave for seven slumachy back woodsmen.

Shadowlands (1993)
Jack, don't you sometimes just bust to share the joke? Here's your friends thinking we're unmarried and up to all sorts of wickedness, when all along we're married and up to nothing at all.

Signs (2002)
See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'. Bless you all.

The Song of Bernadette (1943)
She SEES this lady; others don't. It may well be that this is indeed a heavenly creature... I intend to go with her, and when I do, let anyone dare to laugh!

Stagecoach (1939)
Look, Miss Dallas. You got no folks... neither have I. And, well, maybe I'm takin' a lot for granted, but... I watched you with that baby - that other woman's baby. You looked... well, well I still got a ranch across the border. There's a nice place - a real nice place... trees... grass... water. There's a cabin half built. A man could live there... and a woman. Will you go?

Therese (2004)

Top Hat (1935)
Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't realize I was disturbing you. You see, every once in a while I suddenly find myself... dancing.

The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Rachel has a home and parents who love her. She's a follower, not a leader. She can be guided. But, Mary... oh, Mary has a will of iron. To bend but not to break... to yield but not capitulate... to have pride but also humility. This has always been my struggle, Sister. Can I be less tolerant of Mary than the Church has been of me?

Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
I would marry the lowliest maid in the county if I loved her. Nor money, nor learning, nor opinion of others would force me from loving her.

The Village (2004)
Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying that I sometimes cannot think clearly or do my work properly? What gain can rise of my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And yes, I will dance with you on our wedding night.

Wives and Daughters (1999)


Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
It seems it always happens. Whenever we get too high-hat and too sophisticated for flag-waving, some thug nation decides we're a push-over all ready to be blackjacked. And it isn't long before we're looking up, mighty anxiously, to be sure the flag's still waving over us.

You're the only wife I've got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.