Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Romantic LDS/Christian Movies List (Valentines 2013)

Top Ten LDS/Christian  Romance Movies
Why are there so many LDS movies about romance? And the other half about missionaries and/or pioneers?  Or better yet, romance movies about missionaries or pioneers? Is this really all we think about? I don't know if I have better answer than these types of movies are cheap and entertaining, and I'm still waiting for an Epic Book of Mormon movie, but alas Valentine's day is more for the ladies. So here is a top 10 list of LDS/ Christian romance films to watch for Valentine's Day. Before I start however I want to tip my hat to the original LDS romance; The Phone Call. Watch the classic right here and then jump to the list.


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My Top 10 List for Valentine's Day 2013
(no particular order)


My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Read my review here: My girlfriend's boyfriend 2010 (Review)


A great comedy I found recently and enjoyed with my wife. It has a great twist at the end. This film is very clean, stars bigger talent than most LDS movies and was refreshing to watch. This to me hits what romance really is about.




Embedded movie just for you. It's my Valentine's gift for my readers:






Synopsis: Alyssa Milano stars as Jesse, a girl who finds herself falling in love with two different men. Trying to hide one from the other, she must choose who she ultimately belongs with. Chrisopher Gorham, Carol Kane, and Beau Bridges co-star.

The Work and The Glory

Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community they find the help that they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy — a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart.

Two of the Steed brothers contend for the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter and they find themselves on opposite sides of the religious question. As the family struggles to smooth the contention they find themselves twisted into deeper issues of family loyalty and the pursuit of truth.


Johnny Lingo
Why is telling a woman that she's worth eight cows considered a complement in LDS culture? You'd have to watch Johnny Lingo the original, to find out. ( Not the remake; Noni version.) Produced by BYU and has the hippest LDS music yet. Watch it free right here:


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Synopsis: Johnny Lingo bargains his dowry for a bride, paying an exorbitant dowry and causing a sensation on the island. Being an expert trader, he knows the value of things--especially self esteem. Enjoy this special pop-up version of a classic Mormon movie.

The Other Side of Heaven



This movie has it all, it combines a romance film with a missionary movie! In all actuality this film has great themes of fidelity until marriage, sacrifice and using your talents to serve the world all in one film and not to mention it takes place in Tonga. One of my favorites.


Synopis: John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950's.


Buy it for a great deal on Amazon.com



Jack Weyland's Charly
Based on the popular mormon book, Charly did so well that it warranted a re-release last year, with a new twist! Social Networking! A great milestone of LDS filmmaking, many have said it was like a walk to remember. If you haven't seen it yet, grab some tissues and put this one on your list to watch before Valentine's Day. Starring Jacob (Jeremy Hoop) from The Testaments and was filmed in my hometown in Utah. (Bonus if you know where)

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Synopsis: Sam Roberts thinks he has all the answers: the purpose of life, the meaning of love, the plan for a perfect future; until Charly walks into his life.

As opposite as New York and Salt Lake, Charly and Sam are thrown together by circumstance and repelled by differences. She's spontaneous and cynical. He's scheduled and idealistic. She's open and mischievous. He's guarded and practical.

Differences lead to interest, however, as Charly finds depth in Sam's idealism and Sam seeks the vibrance of Charly's joie de vivre.

But all is not smooth in the Rockies as their relationship accelerates - cultural differences, family issues, former loves and life-altering challenges threaten to shake things up.

Adapted from Jack Weyland's best-selling novel Charly, the film is at times light-hearted, at times soul-searching, and above all a thoughtful journey of love, of laughter...and of hope.


The Singles Ward


Synopsis: Frustrated and single again, Jonathon Jordan now finds himself faced with the uncomfortable task of returning to the local singles ward. In twist of fate, Jonathon's car breaks down at a ward activity where he meets Cammie, the ward activities director. Jonathon's life will never be the same.






Rent  it on Amazon or buy it at DeseretBook.com


Passage to Zarahemla
A pretty cool Tennis shoes Among the Nephites adaptation. The movie actually was shown on national television in Russian. If you can find it recorded, you can watch it for free in Russian.

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Synopsis: Orphans on the run — Kerra and Brock McConnell — seek help from LDS relatives in the small town of Leeds, Utah. Join Kerra as she discovers mind-bending mysteries in the nearby woods where a passageway exists to the jungled world of the Book of Mormon in 19 A.D.

Buy it on Deseret Book.com

Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-day Comedy 

Synopsis: Elizabeth Bennett is determined to ignore the frenzied dating scene in her college town. But when she meets Jack Wickham, a charming womanizer, and Darcy, a wealthy businessman, her resolve is put to the test.

Christian Romances


Fireproof (2008) 
What if your marriage needs to be purified by fire? That's what this drama/romance is about. It's about re-kindling the love in your marriage (I love the fire/romance ) 



Synopsis:  
At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules.

Growing up, Catherine Holt always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter...just like her daddy. Now, after seven years of marriage, Catherine wonders when she stopped being "good enough" for her husband. 

Regular arguments over jobs, finances, housework, and outside interests have readied them both to move on to something with more sparks. 

As the couple prepares to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's father challenges his son to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees-for his father's sake more than for his marriage. When Caleb discovers the book's daily challenges are tied into his parents' newfound faith, his already limited interest is further dampened.

While trying to stay true to his promise, Caleb becomes frustrated time and again. He finally asks his father, "How am I supposed to show love to somebody who constantly rejects me?"

When his father explains that this is the love Christ shows to us, Caleb makes a life-changing commitment to love God. And—with God's help—he begins to understand what it means to truly love his wife. 

But is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever...rescuing his wife's heart.



One Night with the King


Synopsis: With lush cinematography, a mesmerizing score, and an all-star cast that includes Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif and John Rhys-Davis, "One Night With The King" is a sweeping epic about Hadassah, the young Jewish orphan who becomes the biblical Esther, Queen of Persia.


Watch online at Hulu.com for FREE!


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