Bible Based Movies

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Bible Based Movies

When it comes to Bible Based Movies, there are many movies exploring this topic. We assembled 10 of the top ones.

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Wyler, starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet
Rated G

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston as the titular character. The film follows a Jewish prince (Heston), who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, but regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Along the way, he discovers his purpose in life and finds redemption. The film features a huge cast, stunning costumes, epic chariot race, and a moving soundtrack. The film earned 11 Academy Awards, a record that still stands today. Acclaimed as a classic, Ben-Hur is an inspiring story of faith and courage that has stood the test of time.

The Gospel of John (2003)

The Gospel of John
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Philip Saville, starring Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce
Rated PG-13

The Gospel of John is a 2003 British-Canadian television film directed by Philip Saville. It is a three-hour dramatization of the Gospel of John, drawing principally though not exclusively from the American Standard Version of the Bible. It is the only film version of a biblical book ever made in which all the dialogue is taken directly from the Bible. The film follows Jesus' ministry from the beginning of John's Gospel, his baptism by John the Baptist, his teachings, the miracle in Cana, his healing of the sick, his visits to Jerusalem, his arrest, trial and crucifixion and his resurrection. Jesus is portrayed by Henry Ian Cusick. The supporting cast includes Christopher Plummer as the narrator (the voice of God) and Stuart Bunce as John the Baptist. Other roles are filled by British and Canadian actors, including Richard Lintern, Jacqueline Pillon, David Fox, Alan Van Sprang and R.H. Thomson. The Gospel of John was well-received by critics and audiences. It was nominated for seven Gemini Awards, winning for Best Direction and Best Music.

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Last Temptation of Christ
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco
Rated R

The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Nikos Kazantzakis, which was controversial and much debated for its religious themes. The film follows the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, exploring his inner struggle between the temptations of following God’s will or his own self-doubt. It stars Willem Dafoe as Jesus, Barbara Hershey as Mary Magdalene, and Harvey Keitel as Judas Iscariot. The film was released to mixed reviews and criticism, but it is highly regarded for its cinematography, production design, and soundtrack.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Jesus Christ Superstar
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Norman Jewison, starring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen
Rated G

The Apostle (1997)

The Apostle
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Robert Duvall, starring Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks
Rated PG-13

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Passion of the Christ
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Mel Gibson, starring Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov
Rated R

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Exodus: Gods and Kings
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver
Rated PG-13

One Night with the King (2006)

One Night with the King
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Michael O. Sajbel, starring Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble, Omar Sharif
Rated PG

Son of God (2014)

Son of God
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Spencer, starring Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller
Rated PG-13

Left Behind: The Movie (2000)

Left Behind: The Movie
★★★★
★★★★
1.7 out of 4 stars

From Vic Sarin, starring Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Rated PG-13

 



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