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The Arts & Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Image, a journal of literature and the arts, proudly presents the 2011 Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list.

Showcasing top films and directors from around the world and spanning cinematic history from silent movies to more contemporary films, 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 Steven D. Greydanus 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 The Passion of Joan of Arc
51 Stroszek
2 Andrei Rublev
(Andrey Rublyov)
52 Places in the Heart
3 Ordet
(The Word)
53 The New World
4 The Decalogue
54 Still Life
(Sanxia haoren)
5 Au Hasard Balthazar 55 Jesus Of Montreal
6 Make Way For Tomorrow 56 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
7 The Gospel According to Matthew
(Il vangelo secondo Matteo)
57 Eureka
8 Le Fils
(The Son)
58 The Heartbeat Detector
9 Ikiru
59 Summer Hours
(L'heure d'été)
10 Babette's Feast
(Babettes gæstebud)
60 Playtime
11 The Mirror
61 Ran
12 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 62 Rashômon
13 The Seventh Seal
(Det sjunde inseglet)
63 The Double Life of Veronique
14 Three Colors Trilogy
(Trois couleurs)
64 My Night at Maud's
(Ma nuit chez Maud)
15 Stalker 65 Becket
16 Magnolia 66 Silent Light
(Stellet Licht)
17 Winter Light
67 Wings of Desire
(Der Himmel über Berlin)
18 The Searchers 68 A Man Escaped
(Un condamne a mort s'est eschappe ou Le vent soufflé ou il veut)
19 Tokyo Story 69 Faust
20 La Promesse
(The Promise)
70 Lawrence of Arabia
21 Tender Mercies 71 Koyaanisqatsi
22 The Apostle 72 Paris, Texas
23 The Diary of a Country Priest
(Le Journal D'un Cure De Campagne)
73 My Life To Live
(Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux)
24 Bicycle Thieves
(Ladri di biciclette)
74 How Green Was My Valley
25 A Man For All Seasons 75 The Return
26 The Miracle Maker 76 M
27 Paths of Glory 77 The Island
28 Grave of the Fireflies 78 Days of Heaven
29 Wild Strawberries
79 Crimes and Misdemeanors
30 Into Great Silence
80 Paprika
31 Munyurangabo 81 Floating Weeds
32 Apu Trilogy
(Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apu Sansar)
82 Born Into Brothels
33 Flowers of St. Francis
(Francesco, Guillare de Dio)
83 Vertigo
34 Nights of Cabiria 84 Syndromes and a Century
(Sang sattawat)
35 The Night of the Hunter 85 After Life
(Wandafuru raifu)
36 2001: A Space Odyssey 86 Spirited Away
37 Chariots of Fire 87 The Trial
38 The Straight Story 88 The Rules of the Game
39 Touch of Evil 89 Sullivan's Travels
40 It's a Wonderful Life 90 Schindler's List
41 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
(4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile)
91 Dogville
42 Apocalypse Now 92 There Will Be Blood
43 Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys 93 The Spirit of the Beehive
(El espíritu de la colmena)
44 Black Narcissus 94 Early Summer
45 Day of Wrath
(Vredens dag)
95 Amadeus
46 L'Enfant
(The Child)
96 Fiddler on the Roof
47 Close-Up
(Nema-ye Nazdik)
97 Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
(Sophie Scholl: die letzten Tag)
48 Yi Yi: A One and a Two
(Yi Yi)
98 Ratcatcher
49 Ponette 99 The Iron Giant
50 The Burmese Harp 100 The Story of the Weeping Camel