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28 June 2010 @ 12:45 pm
Top 5 religious films

Top 5 anti-religious films
Barcosachocolatebark on June 28th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)

Winter Light
The Devils
The Holy Mountain
Life of Brian
A Serious Man (Although, to be fair to this one, it probably could/would end up on both lists)

I'll try the other list in a little bit
Barcosa: barrychocolatebark on June 28th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Okay, my Religious List

Night of the Hunter
Last Temptation of Christ
Wise Blood
A Serious Man

Robot With Chainsaw Armslreservoirldogs on June 29th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
The Holy Mountain is amazing.
cut_dead on June 28th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Au Hasard Balthazar
The Decalogue (if it counts)
The Son

L'Age d'Or
The Ruling Class
Lucifer Rising
Rosemary's Baby
The Holy Mountain
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cut_dead on June 28th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I was stretching it a bit. I don't think it's anti-religious in its ideology, but the power of Satan does win in the end.
the great american incognitumapocryphilia on June 28th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
anti-religion, documentary edition
Marjoe (maybe my favorite documentary OAT)
Jesus Camp
Lake of Fire
Hell House
Deliver Us from Evil
cut_dead on June 28th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: anti-religion, documentary edition
Forgot about Marjoe!
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Barcosa: fantastic Mr. Foxchocolatebark on June 29th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I QUITE liked a lot of things in Kingdom of Heaven
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Barcosa: Ackchocolatebark on June 29th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
<-- kind of a sucker for the wierdness, myself
Oh man, you went for 'reasonable discussion' instead of recoiling in horror and trying to use the emergency exit, only to find out it was locked, at which point I could rip off my mask, mission-impossible style, to reveal the hideous reptillian visage of the Orlando Bloom-fan underneath!

But yeah, the way the film handles religion manages the odd feat (I thought) of being kind of admirable and head-scratchingly off at the same time. I didn't really want to kick it because it felt like its heart was in the right place.
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Barcosa: rock it manchocolatebark on June 29th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Man, I bet Ackbar can't wait for that new Three Musketeers film, then!
Sebastianho_zonelayer on June 29th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Andrei Rublev is probably the greatest religious movie ever made, and also my favorite movie, even though I am not religious in any conventional sense
Diary of a Country Priest
The Virgin Spring
A Man Escaped
Into Great Silence

I guess that's more than 5 and most Tarkovski and Bresson films would be worthy of this list.
cut_dead on June 29th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Hm, somehow I completely overlooked Tarkovsky while putting together my list.
odobenidaeodobenidae on June 29th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
blowout epic edition
1. Ben-Hur (1959)
2. The Ten Commandments (1956)
3. King of Kings (1961)
4. The Agony & The Ecstasy (1965) (more Chuck, but it's very religious)
5. Oh, God! (1977) (ha ha not really, that movie sucks)