What are the aesthetics of film Protestantism?
It often seems like there are a million movies that deal with, depict, or faithfully struggle with Catholicism and Catholic culture. Filmmakers from Ford and Hitchcock to Rossellini and Bresson to Scorsese and Ferrara have suffused the aesthetics and moral questions of their faith into their cinema. But are there Protestant filmmakers who have done the same? Are there movies by non-Protestant filmmakers which explore the styles and culture and traditions of Protestantism, or of particular Protestant denominations? Those are the questions I've been thinking of.
Initially threw this together after the Reformation's 500th anniversary, decided to resurrect it. Suggestions welcome; ranking is more about grouping films and how the list looks to me than anything else.
EDIT 3: Revised and updated again! This time I removed all documentaries. They're great, but they should be on another list, and this freed up more space for new discoveries.