Additional Viewing

The following is a list of recommended films with religious themes. Many of these titles could’ve easily been shown in Cinema of Transcendence. However, due to other factors, such as running length, we will not be able to screen them at the library.

There are dozens of other films from all genres that have spiritual scenes or moments, but here we’ve listed only those where the spiritual aspect or transcendent value plays a larger role in the overall storyline.

Ben-Hur (1925) Dir. Fred Niblo
The Big Fisherman (1959) Dir. Frank Borzage
Boys Town (1938) Dir. Norman Taurog
Brother Orchid (1940) Dir. Lloyd Bacon
The Crusades (1935) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
David and Bathsheba (1951) Dir. Henry King
Day of Triumph (1954) Dir. Irving Pichel
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) Dir. Mitchell Leisen
Destination Unknown (1933) Dir. Tay Garnett
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Dir. William Dieterle
From the Manger to the Cross (1912) Dir. Sidney Olcott
The Fugitive (1947) Dir. John Ford
Going My Way (1944) Dir. Leo McCarey
Golgotha (1935) Dir. Julien Duvivier
The Great Commandment (1941) Dir. Irving Pichel
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) Dir. George Stevens
The Green Light (1937) Dir. Frank Borzage
Intolerance (1916) Dir. D.W. Griffith
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Dir. Frank Capra
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Dir. John Stahl
The King of Kings (1927) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
The King of Kings (1961) Dir. Nicholas Ray
Lost Horizon (1937) Dir. Frank Capra
Magnificent Obsession (1935) Dir. John M. Stahl
A Man Called Peter (1955) Dir. Henry Koster
The Man Who Played God (1932) Dir. John G. Adolfi
Martin Luther (1953) Dir. Irving Pichel
The Miracle (1959) Dir. Irving Rapper
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) Dir. John Brahm
The Miracle Woman (1931) Dir. Frank Capra
Noah’s Ark (1929) Dir. Michael Curtiz
Night of the Hunter (1955) Dir. Charles Laughton
On Borrowed Time (1939) Dir. Harold Bucquet
Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935) Dir. Berthold Viertel
The Prince of Peace aka The Lawton Story (1949) Dir. William Beaudine
Quo Vadis (1951) Dir. Mervyn LeRoy
The Razor’s Edge (1946) Dir. Edmund Goulding
The Robe (1953) Dir. Henry Koster
Safe in Hell (1931) Dir. William Wellman
Shadows (1922) Dir. Tom Forman
Song of Bernadette (1943) Dir. Henry King
The Sorrows of Satan (1926) Dir. D.W. Griffith
A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Dir. Jack Conway
The Ten Commandments (1923) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
The Ten Commandments (1956) Dir. Cecil B. DeMille
We Live Again (1934) Dir. Rouben Mamoulian

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One Response to Additional Viewing

  1. Tom says:

    Great list. Can’t wait for the Spring series!

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