People always say, "They don't make movies like they used to," but is that strictly true?
In 1995, on the unofficial centenary of film, the Vatican released its top 45 films of all time in the categories of Religion, Values and Art. Recently, Jesuit-run America magazine released their top 25 films since 1995.
A more precise list pairs each Vatican film with its roughly modern equivalent, seen below. I tried my best to match the same foreign language between films. The other parameter was to select modern films since 1993, the year of the latest film on the Vatican list. A final stipulation was limiting a director to two total films as was the case with the original list.
Click on the film's title to go to its IMDB page, will will list if it's available on Amazon Prime Video. You can also Google each title, and the top of the search results should reveal if it's available on any other streaming services.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), silent with French intertitles/no modern equivalent
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