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The 15 greatest movies about religion, according to the Vatican

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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 06/17/22

Calling all film buffs! Did you know the Vatican actually has a recommended list of top movies about religion?

I love to watch and discuss good movies, and it’s even more fun with a great Catholic film. So imagine my delight when I discovered the Vatican actually has a recommended list of top movies about religion!

In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican compiled a list of 45 “great films” of all time. The list is made up of three categories: “Religion,” “Values,” and “Art,” with 15 films listed in each of the three categories. 

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