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10th Apr '16 7:01:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2001)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.

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* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2001)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by Creator/{{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] recognize like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.
8th Nov '15 10:26:02 PM C2
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The LDS Church also owns through its investment arm Excel Entertainment, a distributor of independently produced Mormon films.
1st Jun '15 1:21:50 AM KYCubbie
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* ''Meet the Mormons (2014)'' -- A documentary exploring six different LDS families from across the globe and how their faith shape their lives – basically “I'm a Mormon”: TheMovie. Originally intended for the Legacy Theater, the film was given a wide theatrical release instead. It's currently the highest grossing LDS film in the genre's history, although [[CriticalDissonance critics weren't too kind on the film]].

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* ''Meet the Mormons (2014)'' -- A documentary exploring six different LDS families from across the globe globe[[note]]Well, sort of. Four of the six featured subjects are Americans, although one is African American and another ([[Main/MilitaryAcademy Navy]] [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball football]] head coach Ken Niumatalolo) is of Samoan origin. The two non-Americans are a Costa Rican and a Nepali.[[/note]] and how their faith shape their lives – basically “I'm a Mormon”: TheMovie. Originally intended for the Legacy Theater, the film was given a wide theatrical release instead. It's currently the highest grossing LDS film in the genre's history, although [[CriticalDissonance critics weren't too kind on the film]].
26th May '15 5:10:27 PM PsychWardWalker
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** ''Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)'' -- A sequel focusing on yet another unrelated group of soldiers who must set aside their differences with a black private in order to stop an array of German tanks from sabotaging the allies. That means giving the enemy [[TankGoodness a taste of its own medicine]].

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** ''Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)'' -- A sequel focusing on yet another unrelated group of soldiers who must set aside their differences with a black private Tech Sergeant in order to stop an array of German tanks from sabotaging the allies. That means giving the enemy [[TankGoodness a taste of its own medicine]].
15th May '15 5:07:15 AM Phoenixion
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* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' -- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin [=McDonald=]. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.

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* ''Day of Defense ''DayOfDefense (2003)'' -- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin [=McDonald=]. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.
5th May '15 1:45:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2001)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by {{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.

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* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2001)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by {{Disney}}.Creator/{{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.



* ''PrideAndPrejudice (2003)'' -- A modern adaptation of Creator/JaneAusten's book, it focuses on a group of BYU college singles and their complicated romantic relationships. While not having a major LDS focus, there are still a few Sunday church scenes. An EasterEgg in the DVD will unlock a few dialogue changes to make the LDS connection more obvious.

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice (2003)'' -- A modern adaptation of Creator/JaneAusten's book, it focuses on a group of BYU college singles and their complicated romantic relationships. While not having a major LDS focus, there are still a few Sunday church scenes. An EasterEgg in the DVD will unlock a few dialogue changes to make the LDS connection more obvious.



* ''LatterDays (2003)'' -- A QueerRomance about a gay party boy in [[{{Gayborhood}} West Hollywood]] who accepts a dare to try to seduce one of the Mormon missionaries who moved into the apartment across the hall. One of them takes the bait, but things turn complicated when they start to genuinely fall in love.

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* ''LatterDays ''Film/LatterDays (2003)'' -- A QueerRomance about a gay party boy in [[{{Gayborhood}} West Hollywood]] who accepts a dare to try to seduce one of the Mormon missionaries who moved into the apartment across the hall. One of them takes the bait, but things turn complicated when they start to genuinely fall in love.
4th Jan '15 8:05:50 AM bwburke94
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* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' -- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin McDonald. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.

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* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' -- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin McDonald.[=McDonald=]. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.
31st Dec '14 10:19:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''PrideAndPrejudice (2003)'' -- A modern adaptation of JaneAusten's book, it focuses on a group of BYU college singles and their complicated romantic relationships. While not having a major LDS focus, there are still a few Sunday church scenes. An EasterEgg in the DVD will unlock a few dialogue changes to make the LDS connection more obvious.

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice (2003)'' -- A modern adaptation of JaneAusten's Creator/JaneAusten's book, it focuses on a group of BYU college singles and their complicated romantic relationships. While not having a major LDS focus, there are still a few Sunday church scenes. An EasterEgg in the DVD will unlock a few dialogue changes to make the LDS connection more obvious.
8th Dec '14 9:00:18 AM Packer
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* ''Handcart (2002)'' –- Centers around a fictional romance during the [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory actual rescue of the 1856 Martin Handcart Company]].

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* ''Handcart (2002)'' –- -- Centers around a fictional romance during the [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory actual rescue of the 1856 Martin Handcart Company]].



** ''Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)'' –- A prequel dealing with an unrelated group of soldiers, separated from their unit after an attack, as they try and set up an ambush against a German armor base with help from a French resistance team.
** ''Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)'' –- A sequel focusing on yet another unrelated group of soldiers who must set aside their differences with a black private in order to stop an array of German tanks from sabotaging the allies. That means giving the enemy [[TankGoodness a taste of its own medicine]].

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** ''Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)'' –- -- A prequel dealing with an unrelated group of soldiers, separated from their unit after an attack, as they try and set up an ambush against a German armor base with help from a French resistance team.
** ''Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)'' –- -- A sequel focusing on yet another unrelated group of soldiers who must set aside their differences with a black private in order to stop an array of German tanks from sabotaging the allies. That means giving the enemy [[TankGoodness a taste of its own medicine]].



* ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon Movie: Volume 1: The Journey (2003)'': An ambitious, yet critically panned adaptation of The Book of Mormon. This film covers the first two books of the scripture: 1st and 2nd Nephi. And no, [[StillbornFranchise there was no Volume 2]].
* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' –- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin McDonald. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon Movie: Volume 1: The Journey (2003)'': (2003)'' -- An ambitious, yet critically panned adaptation of The Book of Mormon. This film covers the first two books of the scripture: 1st and 2nd Nephi. And no, [[StillbornFranchise there was no Volume 2]].
* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' –- -- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin McDonald. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.


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* ''Return with Honor (2007)'' -- A returned missionary has a near death experience from a traffic accident. During his time in limbo, God grants him 60 days to finish his life. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, that really happens.]]
* ''The Errand of Angels (2008)'' -- Follows a sister missionary as she serves in Austria.
* ''One Good Man (2009)'' -- A father's life gets more complicated than it already is when he is called to be his ward's bishop. He must overcome the stress and make the right decisions in life.
7th Dec '14 7:12:17 AM Packer
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* ''Meet the Mormons (2014)'': A documentary exploring six different LDS families from across the globe and how their faith shape their lives – basically “I'm a Mormon”: TheMovie. Originally intended for the Legacy Theater, the film was given a wide theatrical release instead. It's currently the highest grossing LDS film in the genre's history, although [[CriticalDissonance critics weren't too kind on the film]].

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* ''Meet the Mormons (2014)'': (2014)'' -- A documentary exploring six different LDS families from across the globe and how their faith shape their lives – basically “I'm a Mormon”: TheMovie. Originally intended for the Legacy Theater, the film was given a wide theatrical release instead. It's currently the highest grossing LDS film in the genre's history, although [[CriticalDissonance critics weren't too kind on the film]].



* ''Falling (2008)'': Dutcher's last LDS film, and possibly the only one to be rated R. Here, he plays a burnt out stringer that suffers a crisis of faith when he records the murder of a gang member and sells it to the news outlets for a fortune, not realizing that he could've saved the victim's life. To make matters worse, the gang themselves seek out whoever exploited them [[DisproportionateRetribution in retaliation]]. Due to its subject matter, it has only received a very small release in a couple of theaters. The few people that have seen it considers the film to be Dutcher's masterpiece.

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* ''Falling (2008)'': (2008)'' -- Dutcher's last LDS film, and possibly the only one to be rated R. Here, he plays a burnt out stringer that suffers a crisis of faith when he records the murder of a gang member and sells it to the news outlets for a fortune, not realizing that he could've saved the victim's life. To make matters worse, the gang themselves seek out whoever exploited them [[DisproportionateRetribution in retaliation]]. Due to its subject matter, it has only received a very small release in a couple of theaters. The few people that have seen it considers the film to be Dutcher's masterpiece.



* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2002)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by {{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.

to:

* ''Film/TheOtherSideOfHeaven (2002)'' (2001)'' -- Adapted from the acclaimed book by Mormon leader John H. Groberg about his mission experience in the Polynesian nation of Tonga in the 1950's. The film was produced by Gerald R. Molen (known for work with Creator/StevenSpielberg) and distributed by {{Disney}}. Easily the most accessible Mormon film due to its genericized religious themes (focusing mostly on Christianity and spirituality in general) and for its major players, among them being actors [[HeyItsThatGuy you might recognize]] like Christopher Gorham and Creator/AnneHathaway.Creator/AnneHathaway.
* ''Handcart (2002)'' –- Centers around a fictional romance during the [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory actual rescue of the 1856 Martin Handcart Company]].


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** ''Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)'' –- A prequel dealing with an unrelated group of soldiers, separated from their unit after an attack, as they try and set up an ambush against a German armor base with help from a French resistance team.
** ''Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014)'' –- A sequel focusing on yet another unrelated group of soldiers who must set aside their differences with a black private in order to stop an array of German tanks from sabotaging the allies. That means giving the enemy [[TankGoodness a taste of its own medicine]].


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* ''Day of Defense (2003)'' –- [[InNameOnly Supposedly]] based on a non-fiction book by A. Melvin McDonald. Two missionaries are thrown into a lawsuit against the community of a small Christian town simply for trying to convert the people. Many viewers consider this to be the absolute worst movie this small industry has to offer.
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