Themes

Faith and religion 

  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Religulous
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Stigmata
  • The Shack
  • Left Behind: The Movie
  • God's Not Dead
  • Suing The Devil
  • Noah
  • Jesus Camp
  • Luther
  • Dogma
  • Heaven Is for Real
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • The Nativity Story

Humanity and the world around us 

  • Citizen Kane
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Magnolia
  • Donnie Darko
  • Inland Empire
  • Vanilla Sky
  • The Truman Show
  • The Doors
  • American Beauty
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Walk the Line
  • Almost Famous
  • Forrest Gump
  • Elvis
  • Into the Wild

Underdogs and coming of age 

  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • The Blind Side
  • Rushmore
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Varsity Blues
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Karate Kid
  • Booksmart
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Ghost World
  • Whip It
  • Lady Bird
  • She's the Man

documentary, fascinating, sad, emotional or heartbreaking 

  • Crumb
  • David Lynch: The Art Life
  • American Beauty
  • Citizen Kane
  • Disclosure
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Magnolia
  • Forrest Gump
  • Donnie Darko
  • Cameraperson
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Truman Show
  • Boyhood
  • Catfish
  • Tarnation
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

political, democracy, documentary, president or propaganda 

  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Why We Fight
  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
  • Fahrenhype 9/11
  • The Path to 9/11
  • Syriana
  • Zeitgeist
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Inside Job
  • Active Measures
  • Sicko
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
  • The Fog of War
  • W.
  • An Inconvenient Truth

surfing, teenager, friendship, adolescents or kids 

  • Big Wednesday
  • Riding Giants
  • Step Into Liquid
  • Blue Crush
  • Chasing Mavericks
  • Gidget
  • Lords of Dogtown
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • Surfwise
  • The Endless Summer
  • Bra Boys
  • Surf's Up
  • Soul Surfer
  • Breath
  • Surfer, Dude
  • Thirteen

religion, church, faith, beliefs or spiritual 

  • Religulous
  • The Shack
  • God's Not Dead
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Jesus Camp
  • Luther
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Apostle
  • Stigmata
  • Courageous
  • Silence
  • Heaven Is for Real
  • The Two Popes
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Father Stu

band, songs, concert, musician or lyrics 

  • Across the Universe
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Almost Famous
  • The Doors
  • That Thing You Do!
  • The Beatles: Get Back
  • Yesterday
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Head
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Jersey Boys
  • Rock of Ages
  • Let It Be
  • End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
  • Shine a Light