THE BIBLE AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY (4000BC-430AD)

All films based on the Old, the New Testament and in the early years of Christianity, containing a religious message.
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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
 
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The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979 Video)
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(312 mins.)
 
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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
 
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In the Beginning (2000 Mini-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
 
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The Bible (2013 Mini-Series)
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A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. (440 mins.)
 
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The Old Testament Scriptures (1958 TV Series)
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(210 mins.)
Director: Edward Dew
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Noah (2014)
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Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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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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
 
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Giacobbe ed Esau (1963)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Mario Landi
 
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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.)
 
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Rachel's Man (1975)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
 
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Jacob (1994 TV Movie)
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In the foreign 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
 
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The Red Tent (2014 Mini-Series)
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The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.
 
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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.)
Director: Luciano Ricci
 
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Slave of Dreams (1995 TV Movie)
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The Egyptian executioner's wife tries to seduce Hebrew slave Joseph to fulfill a dream they are experiencing simultaneously. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
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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 abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite. (185 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999 Video)
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A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph. (76 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)
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When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more, and are driven to sell him to desert merchants... (75 mins.)
 
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José do Egito (2013 Mini-Series)
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Joseph, son of Israel (Jacob) and Rachel, lived in the land of Canaan with eleven brothers and one sister...
 
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The Moon of Israel (1924)
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(144 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
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An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
 
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Les dix commandements (2001 Video)
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Director: Élie Chouraqui
 
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The Ten Commandments (2006 Mini-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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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The Ten Commandments (2015 TV Series)
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Follows Moses leading and conducting the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt to the freedom towards the Promised Land...
 
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The Ten Commandments: The Movie (2016)
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Follows Moses leading and conducting the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt to the freedom towards... (120 mins.)
 
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A Terra Prometida (2016 TV Series)
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A Brazilian telenovela which follows the people of Israel on their way out of the Egyptian captivity to their eponymous "Promised Land"... (60 mins.)
Director: Renato Modesto
 
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I grandi condottieri (1965)
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The stories of Gideon and Samson from chapters 6-8 and 13-16 of The Book of Judges. (101 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Samson and Delilah (1984 TV Movie)
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The long haired biblical strongman Samson falls in love with beautiful temptress Delilah in Philistine. (95 mins.)
Director: Lee Philips
 
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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
 
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Sansão e Dalila (2011 Mini-Series)
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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
 
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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. (91 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
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King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies... (104 mins.)
Director: Bob McNaught
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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King David (1985)
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This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David. (114 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
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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.)
 
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David & Goliath (2005)
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See this fun and moving Bible story (1 Samuel 16-18) as you've never seen it before -- through the eyes of Amelia (Lauren Faber)... (66 mins.)
 
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Rei Davi (2012 TV Series)
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David and Goliath (2015)
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This epic movie follows young shepherd David taking on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds. Filmed in North Africa and London. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Chey
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
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After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba. (141 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
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Solomon & Sheba (1995 TV Movie)
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Queen of Sheba goes on a secret business trip to meet king Solomon.
Director: Robert M. Young
 
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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
 
61.
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.)
 
62.
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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
65.
Slaves of Babylon (1953)
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The Jews are taken from Jerusalem and made slaves by King Nebuchadnezzar. In the meantime Cyrus, king of the Persians... (82 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
66.
Daniel and the Lions (2006 Video)
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When his parents go on a trip, 6 yr old Devin is too sad to say his prayers. To help him understand the importance of praying, Devin's grandpa George tells him the story of Daniel and the Lions. (66 mins.)
Director: Dennis Agle Jr.
 
67.
The Book of Daniel (2013)
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In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity... (90 mins.)
Director: Anna Zielinski
 
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Judith of Bethulia (1914)
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A religious woman seeks to save her people from destruction by seducing and murdering the enemy leader, but her plans get complicated once she falls for him. (61 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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Head of a Tyrant (1959)
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A beautiful girl plans to seduce, then murder, the brutal conqueror who has taken over her city. (94 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
71.
The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979 TV Movie)
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Aired as a one-hour special on ABC-TV, this drama told the Old Testament story of a young queen who... (60 mins.)
Director: Leo Penn
 
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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
 
74.
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.)
 
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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.)
 
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Il vecchio testamento (1962)
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The Jews of Jerusalem are driven out by their Syrian rulers. They gather their forces, and return to drive out their oppressors. (115 mins.)
 
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The Prodigal (1955)
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A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after he is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well. (112 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
79.
Herod the Great (1959)
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Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him. (93 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Genoino
 
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Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979 TV Movie)
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No one can add to the plot this is the love story of Mary and Joseph and the story of the birth of our saviour Jesus. Christ, what more can be added to prevent the trufh (152 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
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Per amore, solo per amore (1993)
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The Nativity of Mary, from Joseph's point of view. (114 mins.)
 
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Marie de Nazareth (1995)
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In Nazareth in Galilee, at the time of Roman emperor Augustus and of the king of Jews Herod, lives a simple young woman... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
 
83.
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)
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A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception... (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
84.
Maria: Daughter of Her Son (2000 TV Movie)
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(176 mins.)
Director: Fabrizio Costa
 
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Mary of Nazareth (2012 TV Movie)
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The story of Mary, mother of Jesus. (100 mins.)
 
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Full of Grace (2015)
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Follows Mary of Nazareth in her last earthly days as she helps the fractious early Church regain their original encounter with The Lord. (83 mins.)
Director: Andrew Hyatt
 
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Mary (????)
Under the reign of terror of Herod the Great and against all odds, Mary and Joseph survive as young parents in one of the most treacherous times in history.
 
88.
Joseph of Nazareth (2000 TV Movie)
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The people of Jerusalem are suffering under the reign of HEROD, and are hoping to be delivered from the Roman occupiers by the Messiah # whose arrival... (90 mins.)
 
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The Nativity (1978 TV Movie)
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The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas. (98 mins.)
 
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The Nativity Story (2006)
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. (101 mins.)
 
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The Nativity (2010 Mini-Series)
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Explores the troubled times of turn of the millennium Judea, bringing legend to vibrant life, but rooting the action in a world we can all recognise & understand. (120 mins.)
Director: Coky Giedroyc
 
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The Young Messiah (2016)
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Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity. (111 mins.)
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
 
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Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. (163 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
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The King of Kings (1927)
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Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection. (155 mins.)
 
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The Living Bible (1952 TV Series)
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Director: Edward Dew
 
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The Redeemer (1959)
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(85 mins.)
 
97.
King of Kings (1961)
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The temporary physical life of everyone's Savior, Jesus Christ. (168 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
98.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
 
99.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner. (108 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison