November is movie month. Hollywood starts releasing its best, Oscar-worthy films, and the end of Daylight Savings time means it’s time for indoor entertainment. Since we just celebrated All Saints Day, I though I’d highlight movies about saints. Fr. Jim Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, has a top-ten list of saint movies on the Loyola Press site. You’ll also find some good films on this list of movies about “religious innovators.”
I’ll add two more. The British comedy/drama Millions features a boy with an obsession with saints. And then there’s The Mission, one of my favorite movies, about Jesuits in South America in the eighteenth century.
Do you have a favorite movie about a saint?