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Top 25: Nominations for Spiritually Significant Films on Growing Older

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Title: Toy Story 3
Director: Lee Unkrich
Year: 2010
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37YXDYSZKJw

 


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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After some thought, I do think Farewell My Concubine is a good fit for this list, so second. Also second The Silence, which is a great unconventional choice for Bergman.

Title: Amélie
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Year: 2001
Language: French
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211915/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: All That Jazz
Director: Bob Fosse
Year: 1979
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078754/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube link to the opening of the film
Couldn't find a dedicate thread on this film


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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2 hours ago, Christian said:

Title: All That Jazz
Director: Bob Fosse
Year: 1979
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078754/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube link to the opening of the film
Couldn't find a dedicate thread on this film

This is a fantastic nomination, Christian. Second!


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: An Education
Director: Lone Scherfig
Year: 2009
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1174732/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://youtu.be/eRbp-dd1QvM

 


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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3 minutes ago, BethR said:

Title: An Education
Director: Lone Scherfig
Year: 2009
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1174732/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://youtu.be/eRbp-dd1QvM

 

Second.

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Title: Captain’s Courageous
Director: Victor Fleming
Year: 1937
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxk0bYt4U8
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: You Can’t Take It With You
Director: Frank Capra
Year: 1938
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WY9RAroTS0
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: The Best Years of Our Lives
Director: William Wyler
Year: 1946
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yc5PugV4mk
Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: I Remember Mama
Director: George Stevens
Year: 1948
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_GptutzTOQ
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: The Browning Version
Director: Anthony Asquith
Year: 1951
Language: English
IMDB Link
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oexu0qFjUDw
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

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Second Best Years of Our Lives and I Remember Mama.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: Return of the Secaucus Seven
Director: John Sayles
Year: 1979
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081420/
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): (Not Youtube, but) 


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): n/a


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Second Return of the Secaucus Seven.

Nominate:

Title: Gods and Monsters
Director: Bill Condon
Year: 1998
Language: English
IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120684
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://youtu.be/Nn2G6YrvibM
Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): can't find it, though the movie is mentioned in a few other threads.

 


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Title: The Remains of the Day

Director: James Ivory

Year: 1993

Language: English

IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107943/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube Link: 

A&F Link: I don't see one, but there is a blurb from 25 Films on Memory: http://artsandfaith.com/t100/25_memory.html

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