The Vatican's 45 Great Films

In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican compiled a list of 45 "great films". The 45 movies are divided into three categories: religion, values and art.

NOTE: The numbers are not meant for ranking but instead to divide the three categories

#1-15: Religion
#16-30: Values
#31-45: Art

  • Andrei Rublev

    1

  • Babette's Feast

    2

  • Ben-Hur

    3

  • The Flowers of St. Francis

    4

  • Francesco

    5

  • The Gospel According to Matthew

    6

  • The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ

    7

  • A Man for All Seasons

    8

  • The Mission

    9

  • Monsieur Vincent

    10

  • Nazarin

    11

  • Ordet

    12

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    13

  • The Sacrifice

    14

  • Therese

    15

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    16

  • Bicycle Thieves

    17

  • The Burmese Harp

    18

  • Chariots of Fire

    19

  • Dekalog

    20

  • Dersu Uzala

    21

  • Gandhi

    22

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    23

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    24

  • On the Waterfront

    25

  • Rome, Open City

    26

  • Schindler's List

    27

  • The Seventh Seal

    28

  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    29

  • Wild Strawberries

    30

  • Citizen Kane

    31

  • 8½

    32

  • Fantasia

    33

  • Grand Illusion

    34

  • La Strada

    35

  • The Lavender Hill Mob

    36

  • The Leopard

    37

  • Little Women

    38

  • Metropolis

    39

  • Modern Times

    40

  • Napoleon

    41

  • Nosferatu

    42

  • Stagecoach

    43

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    44

  • The Wizard of Oz

    45