Films based on the Old Testament

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1.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
2.
The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac. (174 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
3.
David and Bathsheba (1951)
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After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
4.
King David (1985)
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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
5.
Solomon (1997 TV Movie)
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David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon... (180 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
6.
David (1997 TV Movie)
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The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us... (190 mins.)
 
7.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
 
8.
Samson and Delilah (1996 TV Movie)
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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines... (172 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
9.
Esther (1986)
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Ahasverus, king of Persia and Media, puts aside Vashti and makes Esther his queen, choosing her among... (97 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
10.
Moses (1995 TV Movie)
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A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother... (188 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
11.
Jacob (1994 TV Movie)
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In the land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob... (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Hall
 
12.
Joseph (1995 TV Movie)
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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic... (185 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
13.
Abraham (1993 Mini-Series)
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The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to... (175 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
14.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
15.
The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)
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After being expelled from the garden of Eden with Eva, Adán remembers the days when they were happy and innocent, before being tempted by the Devil. (92 mins.)
 
16.
The Story of Ruth (1960)
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Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
17.
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
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Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites... (154 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
18.
Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978 TV Series)
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Anthology of famous events of the Old Testament. (510 mins.)
Director: James L. Conway
 
19.
One Night with the King (2006)
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The young Jewish girl, Hadassah, goes on to become the Biblical Esther, the Queen of Persia, who saves... (123 mins.)
 
20.
Sins of Jezebel (1953)
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The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and... (74 mins.)
 
21.
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
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Shortly before his death in ancient Israel King David has a vision from God telling him that his younger son Solomon should succeed him as king... (139 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
22.
Esther and the King (1960)
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When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible. (109 mins.)
 
23.
David and Goliath (1960)
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King Saul of the Israelites is visited in Jerusalem by the Prophet Samuel who foretells him that a war with The Philistines is inevitable and the shepherd David will become king. (113 mins.)
 
24.
The Story of David (1976 TV Movie)
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He was the chosen king who loved God and committed the acts of sin. (191 mins.)
 
25.
Noah's Ark (1999 Mini-Series)
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In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark. (178 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
26.
Genesis (1999)
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The biblical story of Jacob and Esau. (102 mins.)
 
27.
The Ten Commandments (1923)
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The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt... (136 mins.)
 
28.
Saul e David (1964)
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David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul. (119 mins.)
Director: Marcello Baldi
 
29.
Esther (1999 TV Movie)
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Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians... (90 mins.)
Director: Raffaele Mertes
 
30.
Moses the Lawgiver (1974 Mini-Series)
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A biopic of Moses, who found the Ten Commandments and parted the Red Sea (360 mins.)
 
31.
Mysteries of the Bible (1994 TV Series)
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(300 mins.)
 
32.
In the Beginning (2000 TV Series)
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Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal. (189 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
33.
Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)
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An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... (91 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
34.
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979 Video)
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(312 mins.)
 
35.
Noah's Ark (1928)
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War. (135 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
36.
Lot in Sodom (1933 Short Film)
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Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies... (28 mins.)
 
37.
The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974 TV Movie)
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A film telling the Biblical stories of the last of the Hebrew Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis. (120 mins.)
 
38.
The Bible (2013 Mini-Series)
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The story of God's creation of the Earth and the landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (600 mins.)
 
39.
The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)
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The story of Moses from the bible in musical form, filmed live at the Hollywood Kodak Theater. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
 
40.
Sansone (1961)
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While traveling through the kingdom of Sulom, Samson is arrested and finds that the queen no longer... (100 mins.)
 
41.
The Queen of Sheba (1952)
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The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else. (110 mins.)
 
42.
Blast and Whisper (2010)
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When his commitment to refrain from revenge is tested to its bloody limits by a short-fused pagan queen... (80 mins.)
Director: Mark Moran
 
43.
The Book of Esther (2013)
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Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews? (90 mins.)
 
44.
The Ten Commandments (2006 TV Series)
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A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
 
45.
The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (2009 Video)
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This movie is an adaptation of "The Book Of Ruth" from the bible. Powerful themes of tolerance and acceptance gained through love and understanding shine in this production.
 
46.
The Kingdom of Solomon (2010)
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Solomon, Prophet and the King, has asked God to give him an ideal kingdom which has never been given to anybody before. He is told to prepare himself and his subjects with evil and unearthly creatures that haunt the men. (110 mins.)
 
47.
Jeremiah (1998 TV Movie)
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The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears... (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Winer
 
49.
The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1961)
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A brother is cast out from his family, sold in to slavery and then returns years later as a man of power - but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God. (103 mins.)
 
50.
Joseph and His Brethren (1930)
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51.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
52.
Sodom und Gomorrha (1922)
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When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but... (150 mins.)
 
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54.
The Old Testament Scriptures (1958 TV Series)
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(210 mins.)
Director: Edward Dew
 
55.
David and Goliath (2015)
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The epic movie follows young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds. Filmed in North Africa and London. (92 mins.)
Director: Timothy A. Chey
 
56.
The Red Tent (2014 Mini-Series)
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Based on Anita Diamant's bestselling novel; the story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.