Don Bosco (1988)

The True Story of the Apostle of Youth



A very well made movie that tells the basic story of St. Don Bosco and his compassion for the abandoned youth of Turin, Italy.


Shows his courage and virtues, some of his persecutions, some miracles of God’s Divine Providence, and mentions his dreams. Overall very well done.


Much of it is family friendly, but several big scenes are not appropriate for young children:

  • Don Bosco is attacked by a man with a knife
  • Several emotional love-story scenes
  • A fight between two men over a woman
  • A mom puts her daughter in danger for money
  • A jail scene
  • A splashing scene that goes on way too long

Kids will not get much out of it anyway. Best for teens and up.