Faith Is...

by MAthePA | created - 12 Apr 2019 | updated - 19 Jun 2019 | Public


It's good to have faith, but it's of little use to you unless you believe.
What is faith, or what is not... some movies explain well enough if we listen to understand, not to reply.

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1. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 208,750 | Gross: $30.65M


Faith is like a glass of water. When you're young, the glass is small, and it's easy to fill up. But the older you get, the bigger the glass gets, and the same amount of liquid doesn't fill it anymore. Periodically, the glass has to be refilled.

2. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 418,541


Faith is not an argument.

Faith is not a disease.

3. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 33,055 | Gross: $17.19M


If you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt.

4. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 961,080 | Gross: $309.13M


Your faith in your friends is yours!

5. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the mid 23rd century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 28,329


Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one.

6. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 427,463 | Gross: $45.06M


Knowledge is one thing, but faith... Faith is another.

7. When Calls the Heart (2014– )

TV-G | 43 min | Drama, Romance

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

Stars: Erin Krakow, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner

Votes: 10,462


For when we place our hearts, our lives, in someone else's hands, it is an act of Faith. It requires courage and hope but it's worth the risk. Because it's trust which brings us love.

8. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 586,401 | Gross: $124.99M


Faith is a house with many rooms.

9. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 19,524


The only thing as irrational as faith in God is faith in Man.

10. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 62,294 | Gross: $9.03M


Can't catch faith with a fishing rod.

11. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the fifteenth century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war, and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 48,535


The strength of a faith misguided is still a strength.

12. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 276,447 | Gross: $133.38M


Faith is a gift... that I have yet to receive.

13. Premonition (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

29 Metascore

A depressed woman learns that her husband was killed in a car accident the previous day, then awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home; then awakens the day after that to find that he's dead.

Director: Mennan Yapo | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta, Shyann McClure

Votes: 73,137 | Gross: $47.85M


Faith is just believing in something beyond yourself, something you can't feel, or smell, or touch... like hope or love.

14. King Arthur (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

46 Metascore

A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd

Votes: 160,410 | Gross: $51.88M


No man fears to kneel before the God he trusts. Without faith, without belief in something, what are we?

15. Nip/Tuck (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama

The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons.

Stars: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley

Votes: 53,130


Going through life with no faith in anything is the worst hell of all.

16. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 65,769


You're seeking evidence of faith, a whole-hearted acceptance of God's promise of a better world. "For we hold that man is justified by faith alone," is what Saint Paul said... Faith is the true shibboleth.

17. The Prophecy (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

At the scene of a bizarre murder, L.A. homicide detective Thomas Dagget discovers a lethal heavenly prophecy now being fulfilled on earth. In his fight to stop the forces of evil, he finds an unlikely ally in an elementary school teacher.

Director: Gregory Widen | Stars: Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 29,394 | Gross: $16.12M


Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little. But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?

18. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 54,026


That's the thing about faith: if you don't have it, you can't understand it; and if you do, no explanation is necessary.

19. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 11,670


Blind faith is the crutch of fools.

20. The Milky Way (1969)

M/PG | 105 min | Drama

Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny, Edith Scob

Votes: 7,006


Faith doesn't come to us through reason but through the heart.



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