Easter Movies About Jesus

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Easter Movies About Jesus

For Easter Movies About Jesus, there are so many directors exploring this feeling. We put together 13 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, with a screenplay by Karl Tunberg. The film stars Charlton Heston in the titular role as a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, but later returns for revenge. The story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a prince from a Jewish family who lives in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus Christ. His childhood friend, Messala, is a Roman who is adopted into the family, and serves as commander of the Roman garrison in Jerusalem. In a fit of jealousy, Messala betrays Ben-Hur and has him sentenced to slavery on a galley ship. After five years of grueling slavery, Ben-Hur escapes and returns home, where he discovers his mother and sister have been taken away and his estate has been confiscated. Ben-Hur is determined to seek revenge against Messala and reclaim his family's honor. To do this, he enters a chariot race, in which he plans to defeat Messala and win back his family's fortune. Through a series of adventures, Ben-Hur eventually achieves his goal, reconciling with Messala and reuniting with his family. The film also depicts Jesus Christ's teachings

Life of Brian (1979)

Life of Brian
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
Rated R

Life of Brian is a classic British comedy film from 1979, written and directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. It follows the life of Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man who is born at the same time and in the same stable as Jesus. As he grows, he finds himself constantly mistaken for the Messiah, leading to a series of misadventures. Along the way, Brian comes in contact with a variety of characters, including a rebellious group of Judean freedom fighters, a wise old man, an eccentric messiah, and a Roman Centurion. With plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and some of Monty Python’s classic comedic writing, Life of Brian is a hilarious commentary on religion and society.

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 religious drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. The film is narrated by Christopher Plummer as the Gospel of John, and covers the entire three-year ministry of Jesus as recorded in the gospel. It emphasizes the personal journey of Jesus and his inner struggles against the expectations of the people around him, and also gives attention to some of the miracles, parables and events described in the gospel. The film also focuses on the relationships that Jesus had with his disciples, and with his mother, Mary. Ultimately, it emphasizes the human side of Jesus, his compassion, courage and faith.

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 film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis. The story follows Jesus of Nazareth (Willem Dafoe) from his childhood to his crucifixion. It explores his inner struggle between his human desires and his divine mission, as well as his relationships with Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey) and Judas Iscariot (Harvey Keitel). In the film, Jesus is tempted by an angel to forsake his divine mission and lead a normal life as a husband and father. Ultimately, Jesus chooses to stay on his path and is crucified. The film was controversial upon its release for its depiction of Jesus and its interpretation of biblical scripture.

Jesus Camp (2006)

Jesus Camp
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, starring Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard
Rated PG-13

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 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

The Nativity Story (2005)

The Nativity Story
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Catherine Hardwicke, starring Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass
Rated PG

Godspell (1973)

Godspell
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Greene, starring Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley, David Haskell
Rated G

War Room (2015)

War Room
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alex Kendrick, starring Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore
Rated PG

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

Heaven Is for Real
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Randall Wallace, starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum
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

God's Not Dead (2014)

God's Not Dead
★★★★
★★★★
1.8 out of 4 stars

From Harold Cronk, starring Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain
Rated PG

 



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