Films suggested by Friends in the area of Nonviolence: films showing alternatives to war and violence.

Peaceweb's Movies with a Conscience

Last updated: February 9, 1997
* Angel and the Badman
USA, 1947, B&W, Drama, D: James Edward Grant, ; Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey 100 m.
A gunslinger is changed by a remarkable woman.

* Cadillac Man
USA, 1990, Comedy, D: Roger Donaldson, Original Book: Z; Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Judith Hoag, 97 m.
A used car salesman, with 12 cars to sell or he loses his job, confronts a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun.

* Friendly Persuasion
USA, 1956, Drama, D: William Wyler, Original Book: Jessamyn West, Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Marjorie Main, Anthony Perkins, 140 m
A Quaker family in Indiana struggles to keep the Peace Testimony during the Civil War.

* Gandhi
UK/India, 1982, Drama, D: Richard Attenborough, Stars: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, 188 m.
The life of Mohandas Gandhi, from his youth in South Africa to law school in England to his remarkable nonviolent campaign for Indian independence.>

* Hiding Place, The
USA, 1975, Drama, D: James F. Collier, Stars: Jeanette Cliff, Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart,
Two sisters, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, shelter Jews in Holland during the German occupation and are discovered sent to a concentration camp.

* Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed (Les armes de l'esprit / Weapons of the Spirit)
France, 1989, Documentary, D: Pierre Sauvage, Original Book by Philip J. Hallie, 90 m
Pastor Andre Trocmé and the other Huguenots in Le Chambon, France, shelter thousands of Jews from the Nazis during W.W. II.
Link to article by Jeremy Pine Purchase from French American Cultural Services Educational Aid

* Schindler's List
USA, 1993, D: Steven Spielberg, Stars: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Carolyn Goodall, 197 m
German businessman Oskar Schindler saves more than 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust in Germany.

* To Kill a Mockingbird
USA, 1962, Drama, D: Robert Mulligan, Original Book: Harper Lee, Stars: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Duvall, 129 m
A white Southern lawyer defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.

Sign our visitors book: contact us at

Read our visitors book.

This page accessed (count shown here) times since November 20, 1997

Co-ordinator: Carl Stieren, Peace and Social Concerns Committee,
Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Ottawa Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2L1 CANADA
Revised November 20, 1997