I'm a sucker for tales of redemption and there are few redemption stories in film more powerful than Robert Duvall's The Apostle -- a 1997 movie the actor wrote, directed, and starred in.

Duvall plays Sonny, a fiery preacher with an eye for the ladies. When his wife (Farrah Fawcett) decides that turnabout is fair play, she takes up with a youth minister. She also uses church politics to have him removed from his job -- and this causes Sonny to snap and take a baseball bat to his wife's new love. Sonny doesn't kill the minister, but he does put him in a coma and then immediately flees. Rather than live on the lam, the charismatic man of God wanders into a bayou town, starts a new church, and works at becoming a better person.