Friday, February 4, 2011

Christian films

John Nolte at Big Hollywood wants to compile a list of the "Top 25 Greatest Christian Films" in time for Easter and he's asking for suggestions:
A few guidelines: These films should be openly Christian. I’m not interested in allegory or even subtlety. “Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia” are terrific, but once the floodgates open to that kind of thing it becomes impossible to draw any kind of line. But that doesn’t mean that the list will only include Biblical epics. There are plenty of mainstream movies, even dark and thematically complicated ones, where a Christian God is central or at least important to the story. Please feel free to nominate any of those and please feel free to nominate entries critical of the Christian faith. There’s nothing wrong with a smart, well-made, respectful story that forces us to think. Also...the Old Testament is an important part of our faith and anything in that arena should and will be considered.

Finally, please keep in mind that I’m no theologian. Far from it and will never pretend to be. .... All I’m going to do here is express my love for 25 films from the position of an everyday movie fanatic.... [more]
You can add your nominations for the list in the comments section at his site.

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