8 Memorable Mormon Movies: From ‘Johnny Lingo’ to ‘The Singles Ward’

For almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about Mormons. The LDS film genre — which is enough of a niche to have its own Wikipedia page — got its start in the early 1900s with two movies financed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1940, 20th Century Fox jumped on board, distributing a biographical romantic drama centered on Brigham Young’s life, complete with well-known writers and actors.

But the truly memorable films were made decades later, with classics like “Johnny Lingo,” “Saturday’s Warrior,” “God’s Army” and “The Singles Ward.”

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