Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Top Religious Films of All Time

This is an interesting list I saw over at the Think Christian Blog, which ranks the top 50 reloigious films of all time. For the record, I have only seen 16 of the top 50 (a pitiful 32%), but 5 of the top 10, so I am doing better. Here are some notables with my comments.

6. Babette's Feast A great movie we had to watch in college, but a great story that was very well made and has a pretty big twist at the end. It also has some great old fashioned humor.

10. The Crucible One of the great plays of all time, in my opinion. The story features the great tension between dying with dignity or living with shame.

19. The Name of the Rose A fantastic murder mystery set in a monestary. There is about a 5 minute porn scene in the middle, so fast forward through that.

22. Signs If a religious movie has aliens in it, it has to be great, right?

23. Field of Dreams How is this one religious? Great movie, though.

27. The Greatest Story Ever Told I haven't seen this, but from clips the Jesus in this movie really creaps me out.

34. Jesus Christ Superstar Make fun of me all you want, but I love this movie. A classic that portrays an interesting angle of the classic story.

36. Ikiru Another one I was forced to watch in college but loved, Ikuru is a Japanese film where a man finds out he is dying and then learns to truly live.


Chip Burkitt said...

You should definitely see Wise Blood, a wonderful, disturbing film.

Tim said...

Chariots of Fire is one of the best films on this list.