Christianity Today’s Movies & TV Blog brought this one to our attention. Though you have to take any “Greatest of All Time” list with a grain of salt, there are some interesting choices on this one. As CT notes, you expect Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments. But this list from the website FilmSnobbery.com also features choices like Monty Python’s Life of Brian and (even more head-scratchingly) The Blues Brothers. (We dig the music, and that scene in the church with James Brown was fun, but does that alone make The Blues Brothers a religious film?)
Interestingly enough, T.D. Jakes’s Woman Thou Art Loosed shows up at #38. But Tyler Perry and his alter ego Madea are nowhere to be found! Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have expected to find Perry on a list like this, but if you’re going to include Monty Python and the Blues Brothers, why not?
So, what do you think? Which movies would you include on your own “Top Religious Films” list?