Should you have the opportunity to take a summer vacation, and should you find you have more time than things to do, here are some films that I would recommend for your viewing during that time...
Amadeus: The music of Mozart, great acting, and a captivating story. One of my personal favorites.
The Artist: A modern black and white silent movie. Who would have imagined, right? Great story and a reminder that even with changes in life there can still be a future.
Ben Hur: If you have never read the book, watch this 1959 classic starring Charlton Heston. The chariot race scene is considered among the greatest 8 minutes of cinema ever filmed. The film exalts Christ.
Chariots of Fire: I continue to be amazed at the number of people who have never seen this film. The true story about two very different British men pursuing gold medals at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Another Christ exalting film.
What About Bob?: Our family's favorite. If you have ever known a Bob Wiley in real life this film becomes especially dear. Starring Bill Murray.
Groundhog Day: The other Bll Murray film that seems to grow increasingly profound every time I watch it.
Secretariat: This film lifts one's spirit…at least it sure does mine! Don't give up; don't quit. Take action on what you really believe and all will be well.
Jesus of Nazareth: Another film that so many people have not taken the time (6 hours long!) to watch. Robert Powell's portrayal of Jesus will forever – at least in this life – cement in your mind what Jesus must have been like. It is excellent. Jesus' telling the story of the Prodigal Son is worth the entire film.
C.S. Lewis said we should not read good books when there are great books still to be read. The same goes for watching movies. It is all subjective, but I think these are among the best and worth your time to watch.