Movies with Jesus Christ!

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1. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

The temporary physical life of the Biblical Savior, Jesus Christ.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 6,364 | Gross: $14.48M

2. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,077 | Gross: $15.47M

3. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 204,739 | Gross: $74.70M

4. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 203,191 | Gross: $370.78M

5. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 9,787

6. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 18,034

7. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 47,310 | Gross: $7.63M

8. The Miracle Maker (2000)

G | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Votes: 1,277

9. Barabbas (1953)

123 min | Drama

The story about the thief who didn't get crucified because Jesus was choosen to take his place.

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Ulf Palme, Inge Wærn, Olof Widgren, Erik Strandmark

Votes: 65

11. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 23,532 | Gross: $24.48M

12. Un bambino di nome Gesù (1987 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, History

The film attempts to fill in the "missing years" of Jesus, from ages 3 through 12. When King Herod orders that all Hebrew male children under the age of three be slain, Joseph moves his ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Rossi | Stars: Matteo Bellina, Bekim Fehmiu, María del Carmen San Martín, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 111

13. The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002 TV Movie)

R | 182 min | Action, Thriller, Mystery

Steffen Vogt is helping out at a German archaeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Niemann | Stars: Matthias Koeberlin, Naike Rivelli, Manou Lubowski, Hans Diehl

Votes: 1,793

15. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 340,888 | Gross: $20.05M

16. Pontius Pilate (1962)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

The events that culminated with the Passion of Christ seen from the perspective of Pontius Pilate, the Procurator of Judea who unwillingly condemned Christ to death. Based on the biblical Gospel of John.

Directors: Gian Paolo Callegari, Irving Rapper | Stars: Jean Marais, Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, Letícia Román

Votes: 164

17. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,877 | Gross: $12.45M

18. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,439 | Gross: $36.00M

19. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 12,488 | Gross: $24.29M

20. The Small One (1978)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule, Hal Smith

Votes: 1,139

21. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 340,138

22. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 307,124

23. Il messia (1975)

140 min | Biography, History

The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Pier Maria Rossi, Mita Ungaro, Carlos de Carvalho, Fausto Di Bella

Votes: 237

24. Jesus Loves Me (2012)

100 min | Comedy

In contemplation of the upcoming apocalypse, Jesus returns to Earth to see if the people have become better than they were in his lifetime, and falls in love with Marie, who has just left her fiancée.

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Florian David Fitz, Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 1,363

25. Son of God (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

37 Metascore

The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller

Votes: 17,712 | Gross: $59.70M

26. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Action, Drama, War

A religious dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 10,072

27. 3faltig (2010)

95 min | Comedy

Hage, the Holy Spirit, is writing a musical, when Jesus returns to earth at Christmas to prepare the apocalypse. To prevent this, Hage tries to convince him that mankind is worth saving with the help of a beautiful striptease dancer.

Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Christian Tramitz, Roland Düringer, Adele Neuhauser

Votes: 361

28. Barabbas (1961)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

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.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 5,207

29. Last Days in the Desert (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

An imagined chapter from Jesus' forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ciarán Hinds, Tye Sheridan, Ayelet Zurer

Votes: 3,329

30. The Nativity Story (2006)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

52 Metascore

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 9,400 | Gross: $37.63M

31. The Brand New Testament (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter?

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens

Votes: 26,500 | Gross: $0.09M

32. Risen (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

51 Metascore

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 23,190 | Gross: $36.87M

33. The Encounter (I) (2010)

85 min | Drama

Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »

Director: David A.R. White | Stars: Bruce Marchiano, Steve Borden, Jaci Velasquez, Jamie Nieto

Votes: 2,866

34. Ben Hur (2010)

180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young Jewish prince seeks revenge after an old friend wrongly imprisons him and his family.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily VanCamp, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 1,834

35. Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 38,703 | Gross: $26.38M

36. 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.

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr. | Stars: Charlton Heston, Duncan Fraser, Scott McNeil, Gerard Plunkett

Votes: 811

37. Mary Magdalene (2018)

R | 120 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Twelve men heard and spread the message of Jesus. Only one woman understood it.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 6,433 | Gross: $0.12M

38. Mary Magdalene (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History

When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Raffaele Mertes, Elisabetta Marchetti | Stars: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Giuliana de Sio, Gottfried John

Votes: 190



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