Most Popular "1st Century" Titles
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2. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
Votes: 353,137 | Gross: $217.54M
3. Ben-Hur (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Votes: 34,207 | Gross: $26.38M
5. Quo Vadis (1951)
Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
Votes: 11,216 | Gross: $24.29M
7. Pompeii (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Votes: 94,886 | Gross: $23.22M
8. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
R | 164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 43,734 | Gross: $7.63M
9. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
G | 108 min | Drama, History, Musical
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.
Votes: 21,475 | Gross: $24.48M
10. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
Votes: 40,273 | Gross: $31.67M
11. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this miniseries brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
12. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic film that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 7,205 | Gross: $15.47M
13. Son of God (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Votes: 16,805 | Gross: $59.70M
14. The Nativity Story (2006)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, History
A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
Votes: 8,915 | Gross: $37.63M
15. The Dovekeepers (2015)
TV-14 | Drama, History, Romance
Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
17. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Votes: 2,408 | Gross: $4.07M
20. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
21. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 88 min | Drama
A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »
22. The Final Inquiry (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 35 A.D., a Roman tribune is sent to Palestine to investigate the death and possible resurrection of a certain Jesus from Nasareth.
23. The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
258 min | Biography, Drama, History
Matthew 15:1 - 28:20 - The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man. As his story unfolds, the centuries melt away and ... See full summary »
24. St. John in Exile (1986)
92 min | Drama
One of Jesus disciples, John has been punished in exile to the island of Patmos. He is all alone and has time to reflect and tell us about his life, faith and troubles. This is a one man ... See full summary »
25. The Jesus Film (1979)
G | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »
26. A.D. (1985– )
600 min | Drama, History
Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
27. The Viking Queen (1967)
91 min | Adventure
To honour her father's dying wish, Queen Salina shares the rule of Icena with Justinian, a fair and just Roman. This displeases the bloodthirsty Druids on one side and the more hard-line ... See full summary »
28. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)
198 min | Biography, Drama, History
Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
29. The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000)
Unrated | 67 min | Drama
Although in America, Helam witnesses the star heralding the birth of Christ, and 33 years later he faithfully awaits the promised coming of The Messiah despite persecution for this belief. ... See full summary »
30. The Gathering (2002)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.
33. Ben Hur (2003 Video)
Unrated | 80 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
36. Color of the Cross (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
A retelling of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, based on the idea that he was a black man whose death was a racially motivated hate crime.
Votes: 286 | Gross: $0.08M
38. The Affairs of Messalina (1951)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama, History
A story, set in Rome of 44 A.D., concerning the amorous and political intrigues of the evil Empress Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, and her eventual hounding to death.
39. The Passover Plot (1976)
PG | 108 min | Drama
Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would ... See full summary »
40. Animated Stories from the New Testament (1987– )
The series is an educational non-sectarian collection of stories from the New Testament Bible, intended to encourage positive values and character traits in young people.
41. El mártir del Calvario (1952)
113 min | Drama, History
Mexican drama that follows the teachings to disciples and events in the life of Jesus Christ, previous and during his passion, then rising from the dead on the third day.
42. The Power of the Resurrection (1958)
60 min | Drama
A young man, Facing torture and possibly death for his Christian beliefs, confesses his fears to Peter, who awaits a similar fate. Peter tells him of fear he felt in following Jesus' arrest... See full summary »
43. Ben Hur (1907)
15 min | Short, Drama
The scene opens with an assembly of citizens who are harangued by one of their number, whose words have great weight with the crowd, and their attitude of approval shows that Roman misrule ... See full summary »
45. The Great Commandment (1939)
78 min | Drama
The Great Commandment is a Christian film directed by Irving Pichel, which portrays the conversion to Christianity of a young Zealot, Joel, and the Roman soldier Longinus through the ... See full summary »
48. Yamato Takeru (1994)
105 min | Adventure, Fantasy
After killing his brother, Prince Yamato is banished from his father's kingdom until he can bring his dangerous powers under control. On his journey, he meets and joins with the magical ... See full summary »
50. Road to Emmaus (2010 TV Short)
Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Drama
Mourning the death of Jesus, two first-century travelers were joined by a mysterious stranger. Over the next few hours, the stranger revealed many mysteries that lay hidden in the ancient ... See full summary »