Movies About The Bible

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Movies About The Bible

Many directors have reported on Movies About The Bible. We gathered 12 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 (1959) tells the tale of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince from Palestine who is betrayed and sold into slavery by his childhood friend Messala. After years of slavery, Ben-Hur returns to his homeland seeking revenge. Along the way, he finds redemption and discovers a greater purpose for his life. The film won 11 Academy Awards and is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. It stars Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur, Stephen Boyd as Messala, Jack Hawkins as Quintus Arrius, and Haya Harareet as Esther. The film follows Ben-Hur's struggle against Messala, his becoming a champion charioteer, and his journey to reclaim his freedom and dignity. The film is an epic retelling of the classic novel by Lew Wallace, and is directed by William Wyler.

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 and narrated by Christopher Plummer. It is a dramatization of the Gospel of John from the Bible, following the full text, from the prologue to the ascension of Jesus. Plummer also plays the role of John in the film. It features an all-star cast of British, Irish and Canadian actors, including Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus, Steven Mackintosh as Peter, Stuart Bunce as Andrew, and Rufus Sewell as Judas. The film attempts to present the Gospel in a way that is faithful to the original text, while at the same time making it accessible for modern audiences. The movie follows the story of Jesus' ministry, the nature of his relationship to God, and the events that lead to his death and resurrection.

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 adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel of the same name. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film follows the life of Jesus of Nazareth as he struggles with his faith and the temptations of life. Jesus is visited by an angel who presents him with visions of an alternate life where he has a wife and children and lives out his days as a humble carpenter. Jesus ultimately chooses to remain faithful to his calling, and his life is ultimately sacrificed on the cross. The film deals with themes of faith, temptation, love, and sacrifice, and features a star-studded cast including Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel, and David Bowie.

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 Prince of Egypt (1998)

The Prince of Egypt
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells, starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock
Rated PG

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

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, starring Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer
Rated G

Risen (2016)

Risen
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

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

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

Noah (2014)

Noah
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson
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

The Ten Commandments (2007)

The Ten Commandments
★★★★
★★★★
1.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Bill Boyce, John Stronach, starring Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Elliott Gould, Alfred Molina
Rated PG

 



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