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Top 25: Nominations List for Spiritually Significant Films on Growing Older

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Nominated films, seconded titles in bold.

  1. 35 Shots of Rum (Denis, 2008)
  2. 35 Up (Apted, 1992)
  3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, 2001)
  4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam, 1988)
  5. All That Jazz (Fosse, 1979)
  6. Amélie (Jeunet, 2001)
  7. Amour (Haneke, 2012)
  8. Another Year (Leigh, 2010)
  9. Antoine Doinel Series (Truffaut, 1959-1979)
  10. Babette's Feast (Axel, 1987)
  11. Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)
  12. Before Trilogy (Linklater, 1995/2004/2013)
  13. Beginners (Mills, 2010)
  14. Beginning with the End (Marshall, 2014)
  15. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Madden, 2011)
  16. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946)
  17. Blast from the Past (Wilson, 1999)
  18. Blind Chance (Kieslowski, 1987)
  19. Boyhood (Linklater, 2014)
  20. The Browning Version (Asquith, 1951)
  21. Captains Courageous (Fleming, 1937)
  22. Children of Paradise (Carné, 1945)
  23. Chimes at Midnight (Welles, 1965)
  24. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  25. Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas, 2014)
  26. The Crowd (Vidor, 1928)
  27. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher, 2008)
  28. Dersu Uzala (Kurosawa, 1975)
  29. Dreams (Kurosawa, 1990)
  30. An Education (Scherfig, 2009)
  31. Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018)
  32. Faces Places (JR & Varda, 2017)
  33. Farewell My Concubine (Kaige, 1993)
  34. The Fountain (Aronofsky, 2006)
  35. Gertrud (Dreyer, 1964)
  36. The Gleaners & I (Varda, 2000)
  37. Gods and Monsters (Condon, 1998)
  38. The Great Beauty (Sorrentino, 2013)
  39. Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Muffie Meyer, 1975)
  40. High Fidelity (Frears, 2000)
  41. Hope Springs (Frankel, 2012)
  42. I Cannot Tell You How I Feel (Friedrich, 2017)
  43. I Remember Mama (Stevens, 1948)
  44. I'm Going Home (de Oliveira, 2001)
  45. Incendies (Villeneuve, 2010)
  46. Inception (Nolan, 2010)
  47. Inside Out (Docter, 2015)
  48. Interview with the Vampire (Jordan, 1994)
  49. It's a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
  50. La Jetée (Marker, 1962)
  51. Kramer vs. Kramer (Benton, 1979)
  52. King Lear (Eyre, 1998)
  53. Kitchen Stories (Hamer, 2003)
  54. Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017)
  55. The Last Days of Disco (Stillman, 1998)
  56. Last Orders (Schepisi, 2001)
  57. Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
  58. Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018)
  59. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell & Pressburger, 1943)
  60. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Anderson, 2004)
  61. Limelight (Chaplin, 1952)
  62. The Lost City of Z (Gray, 2016)
  63. Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)
  64. Maadadayo (Kurosawa, 1993)
  65. The Magnificent Ambersons (Welles, 1942)
  66. Make Way for Tomorrow (McCarey, 1937)
  67. The Man Who Planted Trees (Back, 1987)
  68. Marjorie Prime (Almereyda, 2017)
  69. Minding the Gap (Liu, 2018)
  70. The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1975)
  71. Moonstruck (Jewison, 1987)
  72. Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)
  73. Mountains May Depart (Zhangke, 2015)
  74. Mrs. Dalloway (Gorris, 1997)
  75. My Happy Family (Ekvtimishvili & Groß, 2017)
  76. The Natural (Levinson, 1984)
  77. A New Leaf (May, 1971)
  78. No Country for Old Men (Coens, 2007)
  79. Nobody's Fool (Benton, 1994)
  80. The Old Man and the Sea (Petrov, 1999)
  81. On Golden Pond (Rydell, 1981)
  82. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, 2013)
  83. Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939)
  84. Opening Night (Cassavetes, 1977)
  85. Persuasion (Michell, 1995)
  86. Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017)
  87. Poetry (Dong, 2010)
  88. The Portrait of a Lady (Campion, 1996)
  89. The Queen (Frears, 2006)
  90. The Quiet Man (Ford, 1952)
  91. A Quiet Passion (Davies, 2016)
  92. Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
  93. A Raisin in the Sun (Petrie, 1961)
  94. The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993)
  95. Return of the Secaucus Seven (Sayles, 1979)
  96. Rhapsody in August (Kurosawa, 1991)
  97. The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001)
  98. Running From Crazy (Kopple, 2013)
  99. Searching For Bobby Fischer (Zaillian, 1993)
  100. The Shootist (Siegel, 1976)
  101. The Silence (Bergman, 1963)
  102. A Simple Life (Hui, 2011)
  103. A Single Man (Ford, 2009)
  104. Smashed (Ponsoldt, 2012)
  105. Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
  106. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Meyer, 1982)
  107. The Straight Story (Lynch, 1999)
  108. Summer Hours (Assayas, 2008)
  109. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
  110. Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman, 2008)
  111. T2 Trainspotting (Boyle, 2017)
  112. Things to Come (Hansen-Love, 2016)
  113. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  114. Toy Story 3 (Unkrich, 2010)
  115. Tully (Reitman, 2018)
  116. Umberto D. (de Sica, 1952)
  117. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)
  118. Up (Docter & Peterson, 2009)
  119. Waking Ned Devine (Jones, 1998)
  120. What They Had (Chomko, 2018)
  121. When Harry Met Sally... (Reiner, 1989)
  122. While We're Young (Baumbach, 2014)
  123. Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)
  124. World of Tomorrow (Herzfeldt, 2015)
  125. The Wrestler (Aronofsky, 2008)
  126. You Can't Take It with You (Capra, 1938)
  127. Young Adult (Reitman, 2011)
  128. Youth (Sorrentino, 2015)
  129. Youth without Youth (Coppola, 2007)
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"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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By the way, if I've missed anything here that's been nominated or seconded, please let me know.


"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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I just checked the list above against the entire nomination thread, and he did not. But I think everything else is accurate now.


"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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