Saturday, November 08, 2008

100 Most Spiritually Significant Films

I'm giving the the ArtsAndFaith.com list of 100 most spiritually significant films it's own post so I can more easily keep track of my progress towards watching the movies. Ones I've seen are in bold print. The list:

1 Ordet
2 Le Fils
3 The Miracle Maker
4 The Gospel According to Matthew
5 The Diary of a Country Priest
6 The Passion of Joan of Arc
7 The Decalogue
8 Babette's Feast
9 A Man Escaped
10 Andrei Rublev
11 Au Hasard Balthazar
12 The Seventh Seal
13 Ikiru
14 Winter Light
15 The Mission
16 The Apostle
17 Three Colors Trilogy
18 Jesus of Nazareth
19 Jesus of Montreal
20 The Flowers of St. Francis
21 Dead Man Walking
22 Stalker
23 Magnolia
24 La Promesse
25 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
26 Tender Mercies
27 A Man for All Seasons
28 Wings of Desire
29 Day of Wrath
30 Yi Yi
31 The Hiding Place
32 Wild Strawberries
33 Rosetta
34 After Life
35 The Sacrifice
36 To End All Wars
37 Chariots of Fire
38 Shadowlands
39 The Big Kahuna
40 Not of This World
41 Schindler's List
42 Millions
43 The Straight Story
44 A Taste of Cherry
45 The Passion Of The Christ
46 Becket (1964)
47 Wit
48 Open City
49 Nazarin
50 Secrets & Lies
51 Romero
52 Places in the Heart
53 It's A Wonderful Life
54 Ponette
55 Les Misérables
56 Luther
57 Tokyo Story
58 Hell House
59 Breaking The Waves
60 Crimes And Misdemeanors
61 To Kill a Mockingbird
62 The Mirror
63 The Last Temptation Of Christ
64 The Gospel of John
65 Hotel Rwanda
66 Fearless
67 Solaris (1972)
68 The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
69 Cries and Whispers
70 Stromboli
71 Stevie
72 Dogville
73 My Night at Maud's
74 Black Robe
75 Close-Up
76 The Apu Trilogy
77 Werckmeister Harmonies
78 Waking Life
79 Koyaanisqatsi aka Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance.
80 Peter and Paul
81 13 Conversations About One Thing
82 The Sweet Hereafter
83 Dersu Uzala
84 Trial of Joan of Arc
85 Summer
86 Fiddler on the Roof
87 The Bicycle Thief
88 The Year Of Living Dangerously
89 Money
90 The Elephant Man
91 Faust (1926)
92 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
93 A Moment of Innocence
94 Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring
95 Sansho the Bailiff
96 Lilies of the Field
97 The Wind Will Carry Us aka Bad ma ra khahad bord.
98 The Addiction
99 The Song of Bernadette
100 Tales of Ugetsu

2 comments:

  1. What a terrific list! Schindler's List is a great movie although very, very difficult to watch. The story was too powerful not to be told. I'll have to check out some of the other titles that you have listed.

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  2. The Arts and Faith site is great. They have a page for each film on their list. I always keep their list in mind when I'm looking for DVDs to watch.

    I wish I could figure out their criteria for "spiritually significant". I can't find that overtly stated at the site, though it may be there somewhere.

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