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Vatican's list of films

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In 1995, on the "centenary of cinematography", 100 years after the Lumière brothers displayed their first film for an audience, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications compiled a list called Some Important Films (Italian: Alcuni film importanti). The 45 movies are divided equally into three categories—religion, values, and art—with no order of importance placed on the films. The council was careful not to regard the films on the list as the "best", or most important, saying: "not all that deserve mention are included". The list was distributed as part of an information packet on film appreciation, sent to bishops' conferences in mid-October 1995.





  • "Vatican Best Films List". Official website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  • Steven D. Greydanus. "The Vatican Film List". Decent Films Guide. Retrieved 2012-04-20.