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Big-Screen Religion

The Church Times presents the 50 top religious films. Seems like it would be a pretty difficult undertaking (as they acknowledge in the introduction), but there are definitely some excellent films here. I wonder if it might have been more profitable to define “religious” as specifically Judeo-Christian in some way, since the list is so Christian-centric. I don’t have a problem with that, but then I’m not really familiar with a large number of Jewish or Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist movies (for instance). It seems to be rather a well-balanced list in most other respects (though it lacks, for instance, The Decalogue and Dead Man Walking). I’ve seen 27 of them, including 8 of the top 10. 6 are Best Picture Oscar-winners, and several are foreign. One is nearly a hundred years old while others have come out within the last two years. Check it out.

I’m such a sucker for lists.

Via Bible Films Blog.

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~ by Jared on April 28, 2007.

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