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Jesus Christ movies based on his life

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1. Mary of Nazareth (2012 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Director: Giacomo Campiotti | Stars: Alissa Jung, Paz Vega, Andreas Pietschmann, Antonia Liskova

Votes: 229

2. 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: 3,247

3. 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: 229

The Messiah (1975)

4. Life and Passion of Christ (1907)

Not Rated | 45 min | Short, Drama

Depicting well-known incidents in the life of Jesus Christ, this milestone of early cinema won world fame, huge audiences and a screen life of decades when most secular films of the time measured their commercial life in weeks.

Director: Ferdinand Zecca

Votes: 21

5. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,589 | Gross: $4.07M

6. Color of the Cross (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

34 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre | Stars: Jean-Claude La Marre, Johann John Jean, Adam Green, Jesse Holland

Votes: 296 | Gross: $0.08M

7. 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 »

Directors: John Krish, Peter Sykes | Stars: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby, Niko Nitai

Votes: 1,935

8. 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: 17,703

9. 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: 201,602 | Gross: $370.78M

10. 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: 6,275 | Gross: $14.48M

11. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

An all-star, large scale epic film 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: 7,981 | Gross: $15.47M

12. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,744 | Gross: $1.77M

13. 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: 46,555 | Gross: $7.63M

14. 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: 17,612 | Gross: $59.70M

15. 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: 9,600

16. 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: 23,275 | Gross: $24.48M

17. Jesus (1999)

Not Rated | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 2,518

18. The Revolutionary (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Biography, Drama

This fast-paced film on Jesus, made in high definition technology, shows his life and teaching in a way that arrests the attention of audiences.

Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: John Kay Steel, Jack Adalist, Mosko Alkalai, Gilat Ankori

Votes: 89

20. 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 »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

Votes: 1,130

21. The Gospel of John (2014)

Unrated | 160 min | Drama

The life and toils of Jesus Christ, depicted as written in the gospel of John. Narrated in English, following the New International Version of the scripture, while the actors speak in Aramaic.

Director: David Batty | Stars: David Harewood, Selva Rasalingam, Mourad Zaoui, El Mahmoudi M'Barek

Votes: 565

22. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912)

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott | Stars: R. Henderson Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier, Alice Hollister

Votes: 427

23. The Gospel According to Matthew (1993)

TV-G | 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 »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Richard Kiley, Bruce Marchiano, Gerrit Schoonhoven, Dawid Minnaar

Votes: 748

24. 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.

Director: Miguel Morayta | Stars: Enrique Rambal, Manolo Fábregas, Consuelo Frank, Alicia Palacios

Votes: 85

25. Judas' Kiss (1954)

90 min | Drama, History

The story of Judas's betrayal of Christ.

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Francisco Rabal, Gérard Tichy, Fernando Sancho

Votes: 43

27. Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)

G | 93 min | Drama, Music

A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Elfstrom | Stars: Johnny Cash, Robert Elfstrom, June Carter Cash, Larry Lee

Votes: 242

28. The Living Christ Series (1951)

360 min | Biography, Drama

The first mini-series made for television. Originally airing on NBC in 12 parts, it documents Christ's story from his birth to the resurrection.

Stars: Art Gilmore, Robert Wilson, William Henry, Tyler McVey

Votes: 49

29. The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The life of Jesus Christ in 25 scenes.

Director: Alice Guy

Votes: 276

30. Jesus: The Desire of Ages (2014)

Not Rated | 62 min | Drama, Family

"Jesus - The Desire of Ages" is a soft glove in a hard hand as far as Christian movies go. It packs a punch of theological and emotional power gloved in all the soft, warm fuzzies that make... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Hamilton Myers, Desiree Orozco | Stars: Paul Spadaro, Desiree Orozco, Sandra Dee Richardson, Stephanie Gerard

Votes: 9

31. Jesus of Nazareth (1942)

100 min | Drama, History

It's about the passion ,death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Director: José Díaz Morales | Stars: José Cibrián, Adriana Lamar, Aurora Walker, José Baviera

Votes: 28

32. El proceso de Cristo (1966)

120 min | Drama, History

The last hours and crucifixion of Christ.

Director: Julio Bracho | Stars: Enrique Rocha, Julián Soler, Wolf Ruvinskis, Germán Robles

Votes: 11

33. The Young Messiah (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy

33 Metascore

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.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Sean Bean

Votes: 2,885 | Gross: $6.46M

34. 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: 9,366 | Gross: $37.63M

35. Son of Man (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

Director: Mark Dornford-May | Stars: Noluthando Boqwana, Andile Kosi, Pauline Malefane, Andries Mbali

Votes: 215

36. 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: 335,634 | Gross: $20.05M

37. 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: 8,303 | Gross: $36.00M

39. Killing Jesus (2015 TV Movie)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

A miniseries chronicling the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 1,801

40. He Knows My Name (2015)

TV-G | 35 min | Short, Drama

Little Rebekah brings Jesus home to meet her mother and grandfather - a simple act that will forever change all their lives.

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Aimee Lynne Johnson, Melanie Stone, Bruce Newbold, Koleman Stinger

Votes: 31

41. The Life of Jesus Christ (2011– )

Drama

Jesus Christ goes from being born in a manger to being King of the Jews. Walk where he walked, see what He did, and be where He died. What made him more than just a man in some peoples eyes but an impostor in others'?

Stars: Mark B. Davidson, Jared White, John Foss, Nathan Mitchell

Votes: 39

42. 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 »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Harry Andrews, Hugh Griffith, Zalman King, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 74

43. Risen (2016)

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

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: 22,847 | Gross: $36.87M

44. 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 fearing that the Messiah has indeed been born, orders that all Hebrew male children under... See full summary »

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

Votes: 109

45. The Disciple (2010)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

From a non-mythical perspective, The Disciple presents with high production value, the life of Jesus from a daring new angle, a human, without divinity, fallible and worrying disciple of God and the People on very real ground.

Director: Emilio Ruiz Barrachina | Stars: Joel West, Marisa Berenson, Ruth Gabriel, Juanjo Puigcorbé

Votes: 156

46. The Story of Jesus for Children (2000 Video)

PG | 62 min | Drama, Family

This is the story of Jesus as seen through the eyes of children who might have lived during the time of Jesus. Follow the lives of Benjamin, Caleb, Sarah, Joel, Leah and Nathan, living in ... See full summary »

Director: John Schmidt | Stars: Mikael Ayele, Brian Deacon, Brandon Gilberstadt, Rishi Kumar

Votes: 95

47. The Gospel of Luke (2015)

Not Rated | 215 min | Drama

The Gospel Of Luke from The Bible.

Director: David Batty | Stars: Selva Rasalingam, Karima Gouit, Mourad Zaoui, El Mahmoudi M'Barek

Votes: 238



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