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Old 06-09-2007, 10:09 PM
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Movies of redemption

I'm in the mood for a good redemption movie, Shawshank or otherwise. You know, where someone does something bad, then more than makes up for it? Or something bad happens to someone, then they turn it around and it all works out great?

Some good ones that come to mind:
The African Queen (actually the movie that started me thinking about this)
About a Boy
Pursuit of Happyness
Guinevere

What are your redemption movie recommendations?
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:05 AM
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Re: Movies of redemption

Silent Hill is the only one that comes to mind right now.

I'm trying to think of some kung fu movies about redemption, but these are usually more about revenge. Although, Shadow in Eagle's Claw might count because Jackie takes more than a few beatings in it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:56 AM
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Re: Movies of redemption

Death Wish I.-II. from the earlies, the Shaft could good choise, and T Scott: domino what's not exactly a redemption movie, but could be in the mood

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Old 07-04-2007, 06:10 PM
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Re: Movies of redemption

Revenge is just about the opposite of redemption. Redemption requires self-sacrifice.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:54 PM
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Re: Movies of redemption

Good Will Hunting and the Legend of Bagger Vance are great redemption movies. Apocalypse Now and the Thin Red Line are up there too. The Shawshank Redemption is a bit of a stretch in regards to character redemption. You, Me, and Dupree also has a good coming-of-age/redemption plotline. There are many more.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:24 PM
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Re: Movies of redemption

The Legend of Bagger Vance is actually a modern retelling of the Bhagavad Gita, so it might possibly be one of the ultimate tales of redemption
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Re: Movies of redemption

the last samurai is a great redemption movie.

and was it 'the last green mile' or was it just 'the green mile'? i forget, but that was, with a bit of a twist to it, a redemption movie, i'd say. also a very good movie.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: Movies of redemption

hehehe, i'd forgotten about that thread.

(but it's still a good movie )
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Re: Movies of redemption

(this thread showed up as #1 in a Google search for "movies about redemption" )

Perhaps my favorite redemption movie is "Hero" (1992), with Dustin Hoffman leading a -great- cast. "Groundhog Day" (1993) is another personal favorite redemption movie.
A newer one that's also very good is "Ghost Town" (2008) with Ricky Gervais.
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