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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1970)

Big Idea: The true meaning of Christmas.

Topics: Birth of Christ, Savior, Meaning, Purpose

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About A Boy (2002)

Big Idea: A full life doesn't equal a fulfilling life.

Topics: Purpose, Contentment, Loneliness, Time

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About Schmidt (2002)

Big Idea: You may not be able to change the world, but you can change the world for someone.

Topics: Fulfillment, Purpose, Meaning, Servant

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Chariots of Fire (1981)

Big Idea: Don't dabble, seek excellence.

Topics: Faithfulness, Honor, Calling, Integrity

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City Slickers (1991)

Big Idea: "Purity of heart is to will one thing." Soren Kierkegaard

Topics: Purpose, Fulfillment, Purity, Worry

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City Slickers (1991)

Big Idea: "I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 1:14

Topics: Fulfillment, Purpose, Disappointment

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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

Big Idea: Success requires discipline.

Topics: Body of Christ, Kingdom of God, Distraction, Discipline

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Dead Poet's Society (1989)

Big Idea: The decisions we make today have eternal consequences.

Topics: Purpose, Life, Day of the Lord, Meaning

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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

Big Idea: You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Topics: Creation, Creator, Intelligent Design, Purpose

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

Big Idea: What does it take to be perfect?

Topics: Perfection, Struggle, Ambition, Desire

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Knowing (2009)

Big Idea: Are we here for a reason?

Topics: Purpose, Meaning, Worldview, Creation

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L.A. Story (1991)

Big Idea: It is easy to live your life by accident, rather than on purpose.

Topics: Appearance, Purpose, Meaning, Vanity

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Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000)

Big Idea: When it comes to using your gifts, practice, and leave the outcome to God.

Topics: Giftedness, Spiritual Gifts, Purpose, Practice

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Letters to God (2010)

Big Idea: How will you play your part?

Topics: Suffering, Purpose, Strength, Witness

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Life or Something Like It (2002)

Big Idea: "Live everyday as if it were your last, because one of these days it will be."

Topics: Death, Purpose, Life, Meaning

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Madagascar Back 2 Africa (2008)

Big Idea: Live like you are dying.

Topics: Life, Death, Purpose, Despair

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Nanny Diaries, The (2007)

Big Idea: Who are you?

Topics: Identity, Creator, Purpose, Postmodernism

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Soul Surfer (2011)

Big Idea: What do we do when God's plan is hidden from us?

Topics: God's Plan, Tragedy, Loss, Purpose

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Step Into Liquid (2003)

Big Idea: Humanity's destiny to subdue the earth.

Topics: Nature, Courage, Garden of Eden, Purpose

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