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The Arts & Faith Top 100 Films (2010)

Image, a journal of literature and the arts, proudly presents the 2010 Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list.

Showcasing top films and directors from around the world and spanning cinematic history from silent movies (F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, 1927) to more contemporary films (the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-nominated A Serious Man), the list is the culmination of years of discussion and debate within the Arts & Faith online community.

For a reflection on the significance of the list, read this post by Jeffrey Overstreet at Image's "Good Letters" blog.

Click on the titles to see more information, including links, video clips, and reviews written by the Arts & Faith community.

1 Ordet
(The Word)
51 The Spirit of the Beehive
(El espíritu de la colmena)
2 The Decalogue
(Dekalog)
52 Cries and Whispers
(Viskningar och rop)
3 Babette's Feast
(Babettes gæstebud)
53 My Life to Live
(Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux)
4 The Passion of Joan of Arc
(La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc)
54 The Straight Story
5 Le Fils
(The Son)
55 The Flowers of St. Francis
(Francesco, Guillare de Dio)
6 Au Hasard Balthazar 56 Ponette
7 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
57 The Wind Will Carry Us
(Bad ma ra khaha bord)
8 Andrei Rublev
(Andrey Rublyov)
58 Magnolia
9 Early Summer
(Bakushu)
59 Faust
(Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage)
10 The Gospel According to St. Matthew
(Il vangelo secondo Matteo)
60 Fanny and Alexander
(Fanny och Alexander)
11 Diary of a Country Priest
(Le journal d'un curé de campagne)
61 Paris, Texas
12 Wings of Desire
(Der Himmel uber Berlin)
62 A Moment of Innocence
(Nun va Goldoon)
13 The Seventh Seal
(Det sjunde inseglet)
63 The Trial of Joan of Arc
(Procès de Jeanne d'Arc)
14 Ikiru
(To Live)
64 Beau Travail
15 Three Colors Trilogy
(Trois couleurs)
65 After Life (Wandâfuru raifu)
16 The Mirror
(Zerkalo)
66 By Brakhage: An Anthology
17 Apu Trilogy
(Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar)
67 Lorna's Silence
(Le silence de Lorna)
18 Floating Weeds
(Ukigusa)
68 Chariots of Fire
19 Munyurangabo 69 Dersu Uzala
20 The Burmese Harp
(Biruma no tategoto)
70 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
(4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
21 Tokyo Story
(Tokyo monogatari)
71 An Autumn Afternoon
(Sanma no aji)
22 A Serious Man 72 Heartbeat Detector
(Le question humaine)
23 My Night at Maud's
(Ma nuit chez Maud)
73 Tender Mercies
24 Into Great Silence
(Die Grosse Stille)
74 Summer Hours
(L'Heure d'été)
25 Nostalghia 75 Rashômon
26 Still Life
(Sanxia haoren)
76 Becket
27 L'Enfant
(The Child)
77 Black Narcissus
28 Bicycle Thieves
(Ladri di biciclette)
78 Eureka
29 A Man Escaped
(Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut)
79 Meshes of the Afternoon
30 Stalker
80 Rome, Open City
(Roma, città aperta)
31 A Man for All Seasons 81 Syndromes and a Century
(Sang sattawat)
32 The Apostle
82 Rosetta
33 Ostrov
(The Island)
83 Yi-Yi: A One and a Two
34 Close-Up
(Nema-ye Nazdik)
84 Pickpocket
35 Wild Strawberries
(Smultronstället)
85 Punch-Drunk Love
36 Days of Heaven 86 The Sacrifice
(Offret-Sacrificatio)
37 Playtime 87 Stroszek
38 Winter Light
(Nattvardsgästerna)
88 Jesus of Montreal
(Jésus de Montréal)
39 Through a Glass Darkly
(Såsom i en spegel)
89 Ushpizin
(The Guests)
40 The House is Black
(Khaneh siah ast)
90 Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher
41 Summer / The Green Ray
(Le Rayon Vert)
91 Au Revoir, Les Enfants
(Goodbye, Children)
42 Day of Wrath
(Vredens dag)
92 Son of Man
43 Silent Light
(Stella Licht)
93 The Virgin Spring
(Jungfrukällan)
44 La Promesse
(The Promise)
94 In Praise of Love
(Éloge de l'amour)
45 It's a Wonderful Life 95 Crimes and Misdemeanors
46 M 96 The New World
47 Late Spring
(Banshun)
97 M. Hulot's Holiday
(Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot)
48 Killer of Sheep 98 The Return
(Vozvrashchenie)
49 Solaris
(Solyaris)
99 Breaking the Waves
50 The Cyclist
(Bicycleran)
100 The Song of Bernadette