Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Following Faith
Peggy Fletcher Stack
Peggy Fletcher Stack has been producing stories for The Salt Lake Tribune's award-winning Faith section for nearly two decades. Writing about contemporary faith, rituals, and spirituality as well as religion's conflicts and cohesion has always been Stack's passion. Follow her at facebook.com/peggy.fletcherstack, Twitter @religiongal

» Peggy Fletcher Stack E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

The most inspirational movies? And the winners are ...

Looking for a movie to give you a good cry and warm your heart?

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Beliefnet can help. The multi-faith website has produced a list of "Top 100 Inspirational Movies." The tally spans a range of genres and offers something for every taste — whether you're a religious moviegoer seeking to lift your spirit or a secular film buff hoping to soothe your soul.

Breaking the tape at No. 1, "Chariots of Fire," the Oscar-winning film about an Olympic runner/Presbyterian preacher who refuses to go for the gold on Sunday.

The silver medal goes to another perennial crowd-pleaser: the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life."

The top 10 list also includes children's films such as "Toy Story" and "E.T.," sports films like "Field of Dreams," "Rocky" and "Rudy," and dramas and biographies ("Gandhi," "The Shawshank Redemption").

"Movies play a huge role in our culture and affect the way people feel about themselves, other people in their lives and life in general," Beliefnet President and CEO Steve Halliday said in a release. "This list is particularly useful for parents who want their families to be entertained through movies that reflect positive themes of perseverance, inspiration and faith, while having fun along the way."

Before you click on the DVD, check out the list. What do you think? What's missing? What shouldn't be there?

Now fire up the popcorn and grab the Kleenex.

Peggy Fletcher Stack

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.