What's the best?
I am a newcomer. I saw Brigham City (which I suspect was not made by a Mormon; it had an outsider perspective) and very much liked the silliness of Baptists at Our Barbecue. What are your favorites? Inspirational, funny, or what have you.
I can't contribute Catholic movie contributions. I tried to watch Brother Sun, Sister Moon, about St. Francis, and decided I'd leave before I pulled my hair out at the tedium.
Brigham City was solid, though it was produced by a member of the church (or at least he was at the time, I heard he's since left the church).
My favorite is definitely God's Army 2. You don't need to see God's Army to understand it, though that one isn't bad either.
I may have to try GA2. The first one didn't age well in my mind, but I'm willing to try the second.
GA2 is very different from the first. The only things it has in common: missionaries in LA. The resemblence ends there. I honestly am not sure why he felt the need to make it a God's Army sequel. I don't think there are even any characters in common. Now that I think about it, it smells like a move on the part of the suits to sell the picture, but it's very different. It's not a comedy and the characters are well-drawn and believable.
Brigham City was done by Richard Dutcher who was LDS at the time.
Personal favorite is actually Kirby Heyborne's stuff. I like The Best Two Years and Saints and Soldiers although some may argue that's not technically a Mormon film.
Saints and Soldiers and The Best Two Years are my favorite independent Mormon films. S&S is quite good with the writing, acting, and production. It looks like it had a bigger budget then it really had. The Best Two Years is pretty solid for the same reasons. I really liked it's soundtrack too. I felt it's representation of missionary life was more accurate then God's Army.
(Shameless Plug: The blog I mentioned before has an post on this subject actually.)
Will I be ridiculed mercilessly for suggesting Suits on the Loose? ;)