I am a little contrary when it comes to movie advice. It took me a long time to watch Forrest Gump, simply because everybody said that it was great!
The same thing happened to me with Babette’s Feast. It was recommended to me as a great movie to watch for liturgists. It took me years to get around to watching it. In both cases the great movies proved my stubbornness wrong.
Now I am in the process of designing a new liturgical program here in Ireland’s Pontifical University where I have had to design twelve liturgical modules. For one of them (a liturgical journal), I would like to assign a movie for the students to watch and report back how it helps them to become better liturgists.
I will be including the option of Babette’s Feast (but not Forrest Gump). I would like to provide a choice of movies. So I am asking PrayTell readers if there are movies that they think might be helpful for this specific project.
Six years ago, Timothy Brunk had a somewhat similar post on liturgy in the movies. But this is not what I am looking for. I fully acknowledge that the Godfather contains some great entertainment in the Baptism scene. But I wouldn’t recommend it as a way to improve my students!
Apart from Babette’s Feast, the only such movie I can think of is Ushpizin. So I am hoping that the PrayTell community can help with suggestions in the comments section (including some in English).