Top-Rated Movies on Netflix (1998-2018)
Film, Miracles from Heaven ( 2016)
It’s identified as a American Christian drama which is based on a real story of the miracle from God. Anna wakes up her family at midnight because of intense stomach pain and she was diagnosed with abdominal obstruction. Her mom was told that Anna will die without operate a surgery immediately. After the surgery, Anna has been left with pseudo-obstruction motility disorder. Anna is unable to eat as normal people that she has to be feed with the help of tubes. She suffers from a incurable illness.
About three years later, Anna and Abbie climb up to a high branch of an old cotton tree. The branch begins to break and she falls from
30 feet and rescued by the firefighters. Her mom was told that no one can be safe without a serious injury; broken bones or paralysis by falling from that height. Anna goes through a a battery of tests. Other than a minor concussion, Anna is uninjured. After that incident, her chronic illness was healed.
Biblical Perspectives on Incurable Illness and Disability
The lives of people with disability continue to be weighted by experiences of discrimination, prejudice, marginalization and social exclusion. In John 9:41, Jesus responds to the doubts of the Pharisees with regard to the healing of a visually impaired person as follows: “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin.” In Micah 4:6-7, God declares that “I will gather the lame, I will assemble the exiles and those I have brought grief, I will make the lame a remnant, and those driven away a strong nation.” In a sense, the weak, the lame, and the outcasts are God’s chosen ones. At bottom, God’s arrangement is unpredictable and inscrutable. God’s wisdom, power and knowledge goes beyond human’s understanding. That fully explains why the Bible reminds us to “Fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
Before restoring a man’s sight, Christ explains that the occurrence of blindness is not the result of sins (John 9:1–3, John 111). God aims to “performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes” (Deuteronomy 10:21). What Does the Bible Say About disabilities? People ask “Why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” Jesus answered, “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins.” This happened, so people could witness God’s power in the man. (John 9:2-4). The story serves as undeniable proof of that disabilities do not have a direct link of moral imperfection. The handicapped is included in God’s plans of salvation by saying that “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see” (Isaiah 29:18). In another episode, Jesus healed another paralytic man (Mk. 2:1-12) and Jesus said to him “Son, your sins are forgiven” (Vs 5). By healing, Jesus removes the social stigma imposed on the sufferers. The righteous God desires an inclusive world where no one is being excluded or ostracized for the sake of physical disability (EDAN, 2006).
According to the Bible, “these signs will accompany those who believe…. they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (Mark 16:17-20)
- Jennifer Garner as Christy Beam, Anna’s mother
- Kylie Rogers as Anna Beam
- Martin Henderson as Dr. Kevin Beam, Christy’s husband and Anna’s father
- Eugenio Derbez as Dr. Nurko, a pediatric gastroenterologist who is Anna’s doctor at the Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Queen Latifah as Angela, a waitress who befriends Anna and her mother in a restaurant in Boston
- Brighton Sharbino as Abbie Beam, the oldest Beam daughter
- John Carroll Lynch as Reverend Scott, the senior pastor of the Beam family’s church
- Hannah Alligood as Haley, a sick cancer patient who becomes friends with Anna
- Wayne Péré as Ben, Haley’s father
- Bruce Altman as Dr. Burgi, Anna’s doctor who is the head of the pediatric division at the hospital in Texas
The Jane Austen Book Club(Film,2007 )
Technically, it is an American movie, but the leading actors and actress Emily Blunt, Hugh Dancy, and Lynn Redgrave are all English. As the film title suggests, this movie is about a group of people discuss the 6 novels written by Jane Austen.The club members find their life experiences parallel the themes of the books they are reading. It’s is an American romantic film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay is adapted from the the same novel written by Karen Joy Fowler.
- Maria Bello as Jocelyn
- Emily Blunt as Prudie
- Kathy Baker as Bernadette
- Hugh Dancy as Grigg
- Amy Brenneman as Sylvia
- Maggie Grace as Allegra
- Jimmy Smits as Daniel
- Marc Blucas as Dean
- Lynn Redgrave as Mama Sky
- Kevin Zegers as Trey
- Nancy Travis as Cat Harris
- Parisa Fitz-Henley as Corinne
- Gwendoline Yeo as Dr. Samantha Yep
- Myndy Crist as Lynne
The Jane Austen Book Club – Trailer
Sliding Doors (Film, 1998) : Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah
It is a romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Howitt.
At the outset of the film, Helen Quilley (Gwyneth Paltrow) was dismissed from her public relations job. She drops an earring in the lift as she rushes for her train on the London Underground. Ultimately, she fails to catch the train. Then, the film rewinds and the scene is replayed. The film alternates between two storylines. Nevertheless, Helen loses her baby in both storylines.
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Helen Quilley
- John Hannah as James Hammerton
- John Lynch as Gerry
- Jeanne Tripplehorn as Lydia
- Zara Turner as Anna
- Douglas McFerran as Russell
- Paul Brightwell as Clive
- Nina Young as Claudia
- Virginia McKenna as Mrs. Hammerton
- Kevin McNally as Paul
- Christopher Villiers as Steve
Sliding Doors (1998) – Official Trailer
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Film, 2018)
The story is set in 1946. a young female London-based writer begins exchanging letters with a resident on the island of Guernsey, which was under German occupation during World War II. The leading lady embarks her trip to Guernsey to learn more about the mysterious society alone.
In January 1946, Juliet Ashton is promoting her latest book written under her pen name Izzy Bickerstaff. She write stories for about the benefits of literature. Juliet receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a man from Guernsey. He tells her that he is one of the member of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, and they gather at Friday night. Upon arrival at Guernsey, Juliet attends the meeting of the Society where she is well treated by the members there: Dawsey Adams, Amelia Maugery, Isola Pribbey, Eben Ramsey, and Eben’s young grandson, Eli. Juliet starts writing articles about the German occupation.
- Lily James as Juliet Ashton
- Michiel Huisman as Dawsey Adams
- Glen Powell as Mark Reynolds
- Jessica Brown Findlay as Elizabeth McKenna
- Katherine Parkinson as Isola Pribby
- Matthew Goode as Sidney Stark
- Tom Courtenay as Eben Ramsey
- Penelope Wilton as Amelia Maugery
- Bronagh Gallagher as Charlotte Stimple
- Kit Connor as Eli Ramsey
- Andy Gathergood as Eddie Meares
- Florence Keen as Kit McKenna
- Nicolo Pasetti as Christian Hellmann
- Marek Oravec as German Officer
- Clive Merrison as Mr. Gilbert
It’s is a historical romantic-drama film. Directed by Mike Newell and written by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha, the screenplay is based on the novel of the same title written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Official Trailer
#The Chinese movie title is translated into “真愛收信中”