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Kresta in the Afternoon – December 11, 2020 – Hour 1

Direct to My Desk: The Best Saint Movies and More

It can be easy to forget that the saints were all real people. They all had their own strengths, weaknesses, dreams and quirks. A great way to get to know them is through film. Steven Greydanus joins us with some of his favorite saint films, and then we’ll take your calls. What are your favorite films and books for Christmas? Let us know at 877-573-7825.  

Steven Greydanus

Steven Greydanus is the creator of Decent Films and the film critic for the National Catholic Register. He’s a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. He co-hosts Reel Faith with David DiCerto. Visit

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Seeking accessible saint movies … for less arty viewers

The 50 Best Catholic Movies of All Time

Here is the list of films mentioned today. Click the movie title to see Steven Greydanus’ review of the film. If he has not reviewed the film, clicking the title will take you to the film’s page at IMDB.

Mary of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

The Passion of the Christ

El Cid

Shoes of the Fisherman

The Assisi Underground

Les Miserables

A Man for All Seasons

The Letters

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor

Song of Bernadette



The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Reluctant Saint

The Nativity Story

Witness to Hope

A Hidden Life

Sophie Scholl’s Final Days

The Miracle maker

Paul: An Apostle of Christ


Saving Grace

The Gospel of John

Enchanted April

On the Waterfront

The Chosen

Guadalupe: A Living Image

Dr Zhivago

Of Gods and Men

The Scarlet and the Black

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