Top-Rated Movies on Netflix (1998-2018)

Research  Writer:  Margaret W. Lavigne


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).[1] 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)




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“Miracles from Heaven” interview over the mother of the real story 

Christy and Annabel Beam: Miracles From Heaven (Randy Robison / LIFE Today)

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.




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.




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.




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”



Margaret W. Lavigne 司馬儀

There’s a strong link between imperfection, unconditional love and posttraumatic growth. In truth, we can only witness unconditional love in the hard times. If you believe in luck or miracles, be aware of the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues. According to the Bible, no one will be exempt from life challenges, including the chosen ones (1 Peter 1:3-9). God expects us to stay hopeful and “rejoice in our sufferings,” because “trials of various kinds” are training to make us “perfect and complete” (Romans 5:3-6, James 1:1-27). It’s comforting to know that “God promises to make something good out of the storm” (Roman 8: 28). We fall and we learn. As we learn to humble ourselves, life gets better. The connection between the brain and stomach is bidirectional. Excessive sugar intake sabotages our immune system that 70% to 80% of our immunity hinges on our gut health. Memory loss and cognitive impairment are common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, all of which are highly connected to type 2 diabetes. Early signs of type 2 diabetes include chronic fatigue, irritability, frequent urination, vision problems and slow wound healing. Depression is prevalent in people with diabetes due to the fact that diabetes causes “structural changes in the brain.” It’s worth noting that muscle-building helps regulate blood sugar levels. There is growing evidence that high blood sugar leads to reduced muscle mass. Beyond that, there’s a strong link between sleep deprivation and emotional weakness Be aware of the power of tenderness, humility and subconscious mind. Generally, negative emotions root in the inability to forgive, vanity or pride. People suffer from suppressed anger. God is watching our every move. God sees through our motives. Mental health crisis is sweeping on a global scale because the core value of capitalism is incompatible with what human truly needs. Money cannot purchase inner peace nor unconditional love. Wealth incurs fair-weather friends, frenemies and snobs. I would say, inner peace is the utmost blessing from God. Trauma is highly linked to chronic fatigue and chronic illness. Take time to deal with your old mental wounds. 這裡不是天堂,我們必須勇敢!這輩子身體顧好了,你就賺到四百萬+++。佛教用因果論概括一切,而聖經主張人生必有難題(包括選民),但好好表現,災難背後會有禮物。如果你以為誰的人生很輕鬆,肯定是你跟對方不熟。脖子控管自律神經!肩頸僵硬,「自律神經」就會被受到壓迫!自律神經失調引發的症狀包括頭痛、暈眩、焦慮、失眠、倦怠、口渴、耳鳴,甚至憂鬱等症狀。自律神經失調了,血液的品質也會跟著惡化!解法:甩手操。建議多按壓頭皮、耳朵和手上的穴道。腸胃健康和大腦健康息息相關,國外大力探討久坐對身體的傷害!健康建議:天芢無糖抹茶搭配芝麻和牛奶X 無糖豆漿X鹼性飲食X淋巴按摩X提高肌肉量(控制血糖的關鍵,糖尿病是可逆轉的)。鈣是解痛劑(看牙科前)。維生素E主修復,可避免留疤。高壓容易緊張族群可多攝取維生素B和鈣的食物。一夜白頭是心理影響身體的鐵證,勿低估負面情緒對身體的傷害,包括生悶氣或憂愁。詳情請參看網站醫療專欄。壞脾氣一定有理由,可能是高血糖或創傷症候群或高壓族群,而壞情緒會把幸運福氣和天使嚇跑。禍福相依,好消息可能會成為頭痛點,壞消息可能成為跳板!不屬於自己的只會逗留,不會久留,勿強求。引用小說《推理愛》:「判斷一個人愛不愛她很難,但判斷一個人珍不珍惜她卻很簡單。」「柔和」「謙卑」與「歸零」的力量。自信缺氧,就用力學習。不自律就無法成為更好的自己,不自律就無法肯定自己!提醒自己做該做的而不是想做的。預防改善糖尿病推薦食材:洋蔥、無糖抹茶、咖哩及酪梨。理財時代,從照顧好自己的健康開始。遠離乳癌,醫師呼籲不要使用塑膠袋裝熱食!國外研究證實:阿茲海默症患者「禁糖」便可望痊癒!人們低估了「糖過量」及「過食」對身體的破壞力。咖啡和巧克力的好被過度放大.精神不濟喝咖啡恐消耗維生素B。聖經說了,說過的每句話都會被記錄在一本書裡!好壞都被記錄了,所以聖經主張人們不可記他人的過錯。最佳午睡時間是20分鐘和90分鐘。以上,互相督促。生命線協談專線:1995 安心專線:1925 張老師專線:1980 自殺防治諮詢安心專線:0800-788995 聯繫司馬儀(譬如跨界合作):Gmail: 




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