Though flicks like The Passion of the Christ and Saved! are the latest rage, spirituality has long been explored in cinema. Arts & Faith — an online discussion board for film critics, including a few ChristianityToday.com reviewers — has released a list of their Top 100 Spiritually Signifcant Films, listed in alphabetical order (link via bloggedy blog).
Some well loved and expected choices are there, including The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Apostle, Tender Mercies, Dogma, and The Passion of the Christ, among others. But there’s also a few surprises, including Groundhog’s Day, The Star Wars Trilogy, Fight Club, Life of Brian, and Blade Runner, among others.
It’s an interesting way to spark dialogue about spirituality in film.