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manseasons1966, 120 minutes
When Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) seeks approval from the English aristocracy to divorce his wife and marry commoner Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) finds himself caught between a murderous king and the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Richly crafted with a fine supporting cast, director Fred Zinnemann's period drama swept the 1966 Oscars, winning six golden statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Rating: G
Category: Jr. High to Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

timeformiracles1980, 100 minutes
Elizabeth Bayley Seton, America's first native-born saint and founder of the Sisters of Charity, is the subject of this inspiring biopic. After the tragic death of her husband, Seton (Kate Mulgrew) converts to Catholicism. Once again, she suffers terrible loss when two of her children die, but goes on to found the American Sisters of Charity and the first American Catholic schools. Seton died in 1826 and was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975. Rating: NR
Category: Jr. High to Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

stmarys1945, 126 minutes
Bing Crosby reprises his role as good-natured Father O'Malley (from 1944's Going My Way) in this Oscar-nominated classic. The priest gets sent to help the financially struggling St. Mary's Academy, presided over by Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman). O'Malley finds his leadership style at odds with the nun's as the two bicker politely but collaborate to save the school and teach the children. Fine songs and appealing characters make this a treat. Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

benhurrace1993, 30 minutes
After a long and hard struggle to find his family after years of unjust imprisonment, Ben-Hur must race the boyhood friend who betrayed him to learn of their whereabouts. Only the healing grace of Christ can make Ben-Hur whole again. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

Bernadette 1001993, 30 minutes
It's February 11, 1858. Three girls from Lourdes, France, gather firewood in front of a grotto. Suddenly one of them, Bernadette Soubirous, 14, drops to the knees, gazes ecstatically at something beautiful only she can see, and starts to pray. Soon the town buzzes: Has Bernadette, poor, sickly, and always behind in school, really seen a Lady from Heaven? The police chief is angry, the pastor busy, and the crowd amused, but Bernadette is calm and brave. Then a spring bubbles up from nowhere and withered arms and sightless eyes are cured. At last, the Lady tells Bernadette her name: "I am The Immaculate Conception." Bernadette, The Princess of Lourdes is the exciting true story of a visit by the Queen of Heaven that left all the world a source of health for body and soul.  Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

miraclesofjesus2006, 45 Minutes
The Miracles of Jesus is an exciting panorama of Jesus' most touching miracles. Healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons and calmng the storm are attributed to the principle of faith. "All things are possible to those who believe," Jesus tells us. Marvel as Christ's miracles increase the faith of you and your family. Watch as your loved ones learn character-building virtues such as dedication, charity and temperance... in addition to faith. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

advcourage2008, 75 minutes
When Annie takes a tumble during a track race, she loses her confidence and lets her fear and embarrassment discourage her from racing again. Her friends help to restore her spunk and bolster her determination by sharing heroic tales of gallantry, valor and dauntless spirit. Theseus taking the "bull by the horns" in "The Minotaur;" Aesop's "The Brave Mice;" the boldness of legendary archer "William Tell;" and the inspirational poem "If," help to convince Annie that the brave only become so through acts of courage.  Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

advfaith2008, 50 minutes
Annie is saddened when her faith-devoted neighbor and friend Ruth passes away, and wonders whether faith is really worth it because of that. Plato tries to convince her that it is very much worth it by telling the stories of the Hebrew Daniel in the lions' den, who looked to faith always and saw how times of trouble caused it to prove strong, and Harriet Tubman's determination to use faith to continue taking noble risks throughout her life. Even the 23rd Psalm is a good example of why there's enough reason for faith to live throughout life. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

advhonesty2008, 75 minutes
Zach is sorely tempted to touch his dad's beautiful antique camera, despite promising not to - and when he does, he breaks it and lies that it fell off its display table naturally. Plato tries to convince Zach to tell the truth by telling him the stories of "The Frog Prince", where the title character received a punishment for breaking a promise and another had to keep one made, and the legend "George Washington and the Cherry Tree", whose protagonist too broke something he promised to leave in good shape but learned his lesson in a different way. Annie even tells a family tale of "The Indian Cinderella", where an Algonquin warrior only wished for an honest companion. Even the poem "Truth" shows how good it is and how much joy it can give through life. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

boystown1938, 93 minutes
Spencer Tracy nabbed his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Father Flanagan, a Catholic priest who founds a community for wayward youths. Flanagan believes that bad environments create juvenile delinquents and adult criminals and sets about redeeming troubled teens through education and  responsibility. Mickey Rooney plays troublemaker Whitey Marsh, the toughest kid in the bunch. Also includes the film Men of Boys Town. Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

brfrancisrosary25 minutes
Join Brother Francis entertaining and guidance-filled presentation that will inspire children to deepen their faith by praying the Rosary! Rating: NR
Category: Grades PreK-2     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

manwalking1995, 122 minutes
On death row for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of activist nun Helen, a death penalty opponent. She becomes Matthew's spiritual adviser and tries to halt the execution, even though Matthew's professed innocence is dubious.  Rating: R
Category: High School to Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

knightofassisi1993, 30 minutes
In the ages of knight and kings, Francis' wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a mighty castle! One day he gave up everything to follow the Gospel. This deep faith and humility brought about a change in himself, his friends, his town and the Church. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

francisxavier1993, 30 minutes
Francis Xavier and The Samurai's Lost Treasure captures the true spirit of a daring man who braved the pearl coasts and jungles of India, and the forbidding castles of Japan, in amazing adventures of courage and faith. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

gandhi1982, 190 minutes
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi -- the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding -- brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make. Rating: PG
Category: High School to Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

GodsNotDead2014, 113 minutes
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Rating: NR
Category: Teen Through Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

goingmyway1944, 130 minutes
In one of cinema's most charming pairings, Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald star in this classic musical drama that tells the tale of singing Father O'Malley (Crosby), sent to take over the aging and cantankerous Father Fitzgibbon's (Fitzgerald) parish. Winner of seven Oscars, including Best Picture, the film features one of Crosby's best-loved tunes, "Swinging on a Star." Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

ghllastsupper2001, 50 minutes
The last days of Christ are recreated through the art of animation in this video designed to bring the biblical tale to life in a kid-friendly format. In addition to following Christ as he prepares the last supper, suffers the crucifixion, and is resurrected through the divine will of God, this release features narration by Ten Commandments star Charlton Heston and features a pair of animated guides that are sure to enchant the little ones as they discover the foundation of the Christian religion. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

ghlmoses2001, 49 minutes
The Story of Moses is one of the thirteen programs in the Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible series. This program features: All-new animation, an introduction by Charlton Heston, and "Simon & Gimmel -Your Faithful Guides," two animated who lead viewers through the story and make it accessible for all ages, especially ages 4 to 11 Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

ghlnativity2001, 50 minutes
As the story opens, we learn two babies are about to be born. The first will be called John, and it will be his destiny to pave the way for the Messiah. The second will be the Messiah Himself, and when the birth of Jesus finally takes place, angels descend from heaven to announce the good news. Not everyone embraces the newborn king, of course. Indeed, there are those who want him killed., but the wheels of motion have been set in motion. Jesus will grow into adulthood, and in time will come to be recognized as the savior of mankind. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

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Parish Video Library

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Our Parish Video Library contains a list of recommended movies and DVDs for all age groups in a variety of different categories.
You can find these in different locations:
Ridgewood Public Library (Ridgewood PL), The Youth Center (YC) & Religious Ed Center (RE), and at Netflix or Amazon.com