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A Power Point Presentation of 10 Personal Favorite Films ( in no particular order ). These 10 great Movies have some very good LIFE Lessons for reflection. Man's strengths and weaknesses, feelings and emotions, life's challenges and ups and downs are well depicted in the Films. Synopses of the Films are given.

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  • 1. 10 Favorite Films

2. 1TITANIC 3. TITANIC A Synopsis

  • An undersea expedition searching for a valuable diamond aboard the wreckage of the Titanic instead finds a drawing of seventeen-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater, on the way to her wedding to a wealthy tycoon. While Rose falls in love with Jack Dawson, a free-spirited artist and third-class passenger who ignites the unquenchable fires of passion inside her, the hubris of the ship's crew tempts them to test the cross-Atlantic speed record--smack into an iceberg. A rightfully celebrated, no-holds-barred, great blockbuster, with enough heart and soul to balance its extravagant special effects and record-breaking budget.

4. 2GANDHI 5. GANDHI A Synopsis

  • Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 multiple-Oscar winner (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley) is an engrossing, reverential look at the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India and who ultimately gained the nation its independence. Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol. Strong on history (the historic division between India and Pakistan, still a huge problem today, can be seen in its formative stages here) as well as character and ideas, this is a fine film.--Tom Keogh

6. 3BEN - HUR 7. BEN HUR : A Synopsis

  • One of the cinema's greatest epics because it is based on a compelling human story of revenge, bitterness, redemption and forgiveness. Heston is magnificent as the Prince of Judea, Ben Hur, who confronts the conquering Romans. His actions send him and his family into slavery - and an inspirational encounter with Jesus. The story moves from Judea to imperial Rome and back to Judea where Heston finally meets his rival Messala in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family - after once again encountering Jesus, this time on his way to Golgotha. This was a production of unheard of scale, exhibiting the work of literally tens of thousands of people.


  • William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

10. A Beautiful Mind 5 11. A Beautiful Mind A Synopsis

  • From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over this tragedy, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.

12. TheGodfather 6 13. The Godfather A Synopsis

  • Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo THE GODFATHER is an epic tale of Mafia life in America during the 1940s and '50s. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is the family patriarch balancing a love of his family with an ambitious criminal instinct. At the wedding of the dons daughter, Connie (Talia Shire), youngest son Michael (Al Pacino), a decorated war veteran, is reunited with his family. After an assassination attempt leaves the Godfather too ill to run the family business, sons Michael and Sonny (James Caan), with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), lead the Corleones into a vendetta-filled war with the other mob families. Violent revenge ensues as the family tries to change from its old criminal ways into legitimacy. Diane Keaton, in a stark departure from her usual comedic roles, plays Kay, the long-suffering wife of Michael Corleone. Brilliant casting, music, and storytelling help make THE GODFATHER a classic.

14. Gone With The Wind 7 15. Gone With The Wind A Synopsis

  • Best picture for 1939. Vivien Leigh plays the hell out of Scarlett OHara in this civil war soap opera. She loves Ashley, Ashley loves her but marries his genteel cousin Melanie because he believes that their quiet similarities will create a better marriage than Scarletts passion. Rhett loves Scarlett...Scarlett tolerates Rhett; they marry and sparks fly amidst the Civil War backdrop and the burning of Atlanta.

16. 8The Sound Of Music 17. The Sound Of Music A Synopsis

  • A former nun leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of a wealthy, Austrian widower who has grown into a cold disciplinarian. Soon, she opens the children to the wonders of life and the joy of music - and eventually softens the heart of their father and gains his love.

18. The Last Emperor 9 19. The Last Emperor A Synopsis

  • Peking, 1908: A three-year-old boy is removed from his home and his mother and is carried through the night to the Forbidden City, the heart of China. His name is Pu Yi and his abduction will alter China's history forever. Despite its cast of thousands, its palatial and exotic locations, and its sumptuous designs, the film remains an intimate portrait of an extraordinary and unique man and his journey of self-discovery.

20. GLADIATOR 10 21. Gladiator - A Synopsis

  • The story is about love, war, deceit, murder, slavery and revenge, played out with a cast of thousands. The story follows Maximus, played by Russell Crowe, a great war general who has just helped to extend the Roman Empire to the north. Despite all the reward and honor bestowed to him by the emperor, the only thing he wishes to do is return to his family. The emperor's son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), is jealous of Maximus, which drives him to kill his father. The unstable Commodus becomes Caesar and orders the execution of Maximus and his family. Maximus escapes and is enslaved. Gladiator follows Maximus as he is forced into the ring to fight for his life. As a gladiator, he regains the glory he lost and gets his revenge. Maximus easily contends with the opponents he faces in the rings and is soon brought to Rome so he can fight in the Coliseum in front of Caesar. He hatches a plan to win back his freedom and revenge his familys death while bringing the Republic of Rome back.

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