Madoka Magica is a re-imagined telling of the Christian morality play Faust, delivered in two parts (this is part two). In many ways this film is even more ambitious then the original Faust, as it follows 5 girls, the wishes they make, and how the selfishness of humans corrupt even wishes that on the surface appear selfless. Not only Pride (as the Faust figure suffers from) but also Greed, Gluttony, Envy... truly this film accepts the idea that "no man is good, save God." Though each of the girls are someone we would probably identify as a good person, they are not perfect. Thus inevitably the very human flaws they have doom them. Only the sacrifice of a God can save them. This is probably the most Christian film to come out since The Passion.
Not only is the story timeless, but the execution is excellent. The contrast between the normal beautiful world and the strange twisted landscape of the witches labyrinths adds an artistic element to this film, reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands, or Nightmare Before Christmas.