Movies About Jesus

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Movies About Jesus

Thinking about Movies About Jesus, there is no limit to the directors who explored this feeling. Here are 11 of the top ones.

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 British comedy film written and directed by Terry Jones and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The film is a satire on organised religion, and follows the life of Brian Cohen (played by Chapman), a young Jewish man born on the original Christmas, who is mistaken for the Messiah. After a series of comedic mishaps, Brian joins a group of freedom fighters known as the People's Front of Judea, and is eventually crucified. The film is an irreverent parody of life in Judea under Roman occupation and has become a cult classic.

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 three-hour feature film that follows the life of Jesus Christ (played by Henry Ian Cusick) as depicted in the Gospel of John. The film follows Jesus as he preaches the gospel to his disciples, performs miracles, and deals with his impending fate as the Son of God. The movie also follows the story of Judas Iscariot (played by Christopher Plummer) and his betrayal of Jesus. The film's production values are high, and the performances are powerful, making it an engrossing and compelling viewing experience. The movie also provides an in-depth look at the life of Jesus and his teachings, making it an excellent resource for those looking to study the Bible.

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 biblical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name, which follows the life of Jesus Christ from his incarnation and ministry to his Crucifixion and Resurrection. The film follows Jesus as he struggles with his divine nature and his feeling of obligation to follow God's will. As Jesus' teachings gain a large following and he is seen as a threat to the Roman Empire, he is arrested and sentenced to death. In his final hours, Jesus is tempted by Satan and is offered a chance at a normal life with Mary Magdalene. The Last Temptation of Christ attempts to explore the human side of Jesus, tackling questions of faith, doubt, and morality.

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

Risen (2016)

Risen
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Reynolds, starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis
Rated PG-13

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

The Young Messiah (2016)

The Young Messiah
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Cyrus Nowrasteh, starring Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Sean Bean
Rated PG-13

Last Days in the Desert (2015)

Last Days in the Desert
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Rodrigo García, starring Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Tye Sheridan, Ayelet Zurer
Rated PG-13

Color of the Cross (2006)

Color of the Cross
★★★★
★★★★
1.2 out of 4 stars

From Jean-Claude La Marre, starring Jean-Claude La Marre, Johann John Jean, Adam Green, Jesse Holland
Rated PG-13

 



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