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The 2011 edition of the Arts & Faith Top 100 Films

Over at Image Journal, Steven Greydanus has officially announced the release of the 2011 edition of Arts & Faith’s Top 100 films and explains why this year’s list might be the best yet:

There are a number of reasons why the 2011 list may be the best Top 100 A&F has yet produced. For one thing, this year saw far and away the highest voter turnout, making for a more representative list. Last year’s turnout, 44 voters, was a new high, but this year’s turnout climbed to 65 — an increase of nearly 50 percent. A&F voters include professional film writers and lecturers, lifelong cinephiles and ordinary movie fans, seminary-trained students of religion, believers of various stripes, and individuals of no particular faith.

For another, ongoing discussion at A&F and revised ranking procedures have contributed to a list that is more diverse and interesting. Consider the top five titles — and then take one more step, and you’ll see what I mean.

Here are the top ten films in the list:

  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  2. Andrei Rublev
  3. Ordet
  4. The Decalogue
  5. Au Hasard Balthazar
  6. Make Way For Tomorrow
  7. The Gospel According to Matthew
  8. Le Fils
  9. Ikiru
  10. Babette’s Feast

This entry was originally published on Christ and Pop Culture on .

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