Face-Off: Which of These Non-Religous Movies Did The Best At Incorporating Exodus Biblical Themes Into Their Stories?

by dgranger | created - 22 Jun 2017 | updated - 22 Jun 2017 | Public

To talk about the topic, go to this page. The question is in the title. All these movies have similar themes that are in Exodus. A reluctant Moses-like figure leading an oppressed group to a promised land or safe haven. With the exception of "Mister Moses" and "The Devil At Four O'clock", they are chased by army of oppressors seeking to capture the fleeing group, like Pharaoh did in Exodus. And like in Exodus, the leader doesn't enter the promised land or safe haven. They all carry the themes of sin and redemption, rebirth and hope. Which did what the title asked the best?

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1. Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 604,878 | Gross: $226.28M

2. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn

Votes: 122,047 | Gross: $36.20M

3. Mister Moses (1965)

115 min | Adventure

In 1960s Kenya, American snake-oil salesman and diamond smuggler Joe Moses is chased out of many villages and pursued by the authorities until fate entrusts him with helping a native tribe that believes he is a holy man.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker, Ian Bannen, Alexander Knox

Votes: 241

4. The Pied Piper (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

While traveling in France during the Nazi invasion of 1940, an Englishman is entrusted with the care of a group of refugee children.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger

Votes: 442

5. The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A crusty, eccentric priest recruits 3 reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Kerwin Mathews, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,796

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