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Is there a source of movies, acceptable to Mormons, that I do not have to drive 15 miles to get to, and don't have me in tears? I have been using Netflix and Amazon, but either I have changed or the movies have gone down hill but lately they seem empty, even vapid and immoral to me! I do not have cable TV and do not seem to be able to find fun empty headed Mormon movies.

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Is there a source of movies, acceptable to Mormons, that I do not have to drive 15 miles to get to, and don't have me in tears? I have been using Netflix and Amazon, but either I have changed or the movies have gone down hill but lately they seem empty, even vapid and immoral to me! I do not have cable TV and do not seem to be able to find fun empty headed Mormon movies.

Get a list from those who might share your ethics. I don't go to many movies anymore. And I don't watch TV. And I seldom even rewatch my collection. Movies are 99% crap. Finding the good ones is either a consuming challenge or dumb luck. Or, someone you trust, who knows your tastes, recommends one, once in a while....

Edit to add: that said, ironically, I ordered on Amazon yesterday: "The Avenging Angel", with Tom Berenger, a made for TV Mormon western flick from 1995. I have not seen this movie. A late friend had it on VHS, but it was at his other house, where his boys still lived, not in his then-current house, where he and his late wife had moved. I would go up once a week to keep in touch and watch movies and eat fast food. He had an impressively large collection of DVDs. He said that "The Avenging Angel" was worth a watch, that he liked it, but couldn't vouch for it being a "good" movie. I wanted to see it with him, but never got the chance. So on a whim, I ordered the DVD. Oh, and Charlton Heston plays BY and James Coburn plays Porter Rockwell! :D ...

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Is there a source of movies, acceptable to Mormons, that I do not have to drive 15 miles to get to, and don't have me in tears? I have been using Netflix and Amazon, but either I have changed or the movies have gone down hill but lately they seem empty, even vapid and immoral to me! I do not have cable TV and do not seem to be able to find fun empty headed Mormon movies.

We're really not into making lists of movies/books/plays Mormons should watch or not watch. As a general rule I look at the rating, read the reviews, and listen to what others say about them before I decide.

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As one who finds inspiration, life lessons, and even some gospel insights in almost anything, and who aspires to be a filmmaker one day, I have to disagree that 99 percent of movies are "crap." They still manage to crank out a masterpiece every now and then. I can give a list of several wholesome, powerful, inspiring, family-friendly films if you'd like.

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IMDB has a parents guide for pretty much every movie ever made which gives a summary of the sex/violence/language in the film (or lack there of!).

Have you tried any of the mail order DVD websites? You can find some great classics on there. For a while we had lined up some of the Hitchcock movies.

Rear Window was outstanding. My wife and I agreed that the interaction between Stewart and Kelly's characters was one of the "sexiest" relationships we'd seen. Everyone keeps their clothes on ;)

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