Movies with a Chastity Message

(Though the first few movies on the list are definately chick flicks, there are movies on this list which appeal to men as well!  Keep in mind, this is by no means an exhaustive list.)

Little Women - PG   (1994)
The story of four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy - growing up while their father is away during the civil war.  It is a story of sisterhood and the discovery of the truth about love, modesty, marriage, and making men aspire to be worthy of women.

A Walk to Remember - PG   (2002)
This movie teaches that it is healthy to set relational boundaries in friendships.  Also, it features the theme of emotional purity - she doesn't tell him the most important things on her list of life ambitions because she hasn't yet committed to giving herself fully to him.  She is being modest in her speech, keeping her intimate thoughts veiled. He has to aspire to be worthy of her.
One Night with the King - PG   (2006)
The biblical story of Queen Esther.  I like to speak of this as a biblical chic-flick, i haven't met a girl who doesn't like this movie!  Not only is it a love story, but it is a story of heroic faith in action - how Queen Esther risked her life to save the Jewish people.  As far as chastity is concerned, this is a good video to teach emotional purity and modesty:  "It takes the glory of God to conceal a matter, the honor of kings to search it out."

Ever After - PG
A clean movie, with a more interesting take on the cinderella story.  It is no disney movie, but rather is a motion picture that is artistically done very well.  Ever After gives many lessons on modesty, man's pursuit of woman, and chivalry.

Madea's Family Reunion - PG-13   (2006)
This movie is as hilarious as it is sad and romantic.  I think it's one that both guys and girls can enjoy, for sure!  The movie revolves completely around the idea of relationships - contrasting the bad (domestic abuse and premarital sex) with the good (a man's romantic and chaste pursuit of a woman who has been hurt in the past).  There is also a great scene towards the end, where all of the older female relatives gather the younger generations at the family reunion and preach on the true meaning of love. 

Cinderella Man - PG-13
Guys will definately like this movie - there is fighting. ;)  This is the story of Jimmy Braddock, a boxer who fought to provide for his family and keep them together during the Great Depression.  What I love about this movie is the way it portrays faith and family.  Joe is a great image of what men are called to be as husbands and fathers.  It is a great depiction of mutual self-gift in marriage, and the roles of husband and wife.  Through the whole movie, especially at the beginning and the end, the Catholic faith of the Braddock family is a subtle undercurrent, that speaks volumes about the necessity for families and marriages to be rooted in faith.

Fireproof - PG   (2008)
Some say this is cheesy, but I think it is very moving and inspirational!  The story of a couple on the brink of divorce, and how their marriage is saved by a 40 day Love Dare.  It is a good depiction of a man stepping up into his duties as a husband, aspiring to be worthy of his wife, and leading her to be a better woman and more loving wife as well.

It's a Wonderful Life - NR   (1946)
It's wonderful. Period.  The Christmas story that shows a husband and father realizing the importance of his own dignity, and his role in his marriage and family. Classic. 

Killers - PG-13   (2010)
I've watched this movie three times now, and still conclude that Ashton Kutcher's character is reminiscent of St. Joseph.  Granted, this movie has its flaws and is not a perfect analogy, but...  Spencer gives up his career as a CIA killer for a better life where he can devote himself to Jen in marraige.  He loves his role as husband, and lives up to it.  Though he used to kill people for a living :/ , he has a good heart and proves to be a man of virtue.  He protects the modesty of Jen in a scene early on, rather than taking advantage of her.  When his past comes back to haunt him, putting his family in danger, He heroically defends his family and tries to keep them from harm (think of St. Joseph taking Mary and the Christ Child into Egypt to flee from the danger of Herod).  In a sometimes cheesy and action-packed way, this movie shows true love as self-gift and promotes man as a provider and protector.