Movies About Jesus

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1. 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: 25,922 | Gross: $36.87M

2. 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: 3,246 | Gross: $6.46M

3. 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: 218,058 | Gross: $370.78M

Too much Mel's Gibson's personal project in my opinion, but excellent in so many ways.

4. 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: 20,219

Of all this is my favorite. An unrealistic supernatural or specific religious slant is absent, just a beautiful portrayal of what his relationships and his life may have been like.

5. 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: 508

A silent film

6. 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: 9,380 | Gross: $15.47M

7. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 160 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: 1,942 | Gross: $1.77M

8. 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: 7,268 | Gross: $14.48M

9. 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: 9,464 | Gross: $36.00M

10. 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: 18,383 | Gross: $59.70M

11. The Jesus Film (1979)

G | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Filmed on location in Israel at authentic biblical sites, this inspirational drama and commercial success retells the life of Christ.

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

Votes: 2,168

12. 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: 25,573 | Gross: $24.48M

13. Jesus (1999)

TV-PG | 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, Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Oldman

Votes: 2,677

14. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

A believable telling of the life of the Virgin Mary who was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ Jesus. This Biblical story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,192

Christian Bale reported he suffered from nightmares while he was being filmed in the role of Jesus

15. The Nativity Story (2006)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 10,148 | Gross: $37.63M

16. 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: 53,120 | Gross: $7.63M

17. Life and Passion of Christ (1907)

Not Rated | 45 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 36

Very early silent film, 1907

18. Crown of Thorns (1923)

102 min | Drama

By the director of Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, this is the Passion embedded in a contemporary story. An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is told the Passion story by the prison ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Gregori Chmara, Henny Porten, Asta Nielsen, Werner Krauss

Votes: 51

Silent

19. The Day Christ Died (1980 TV Movie)

142 min | Drama

The Crucifixion of Christ seen more from a political and historical point of view than a spiritual one.

Director: James Cellan Jones | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Colin Blakely, Keith Michell, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 108

20. Hail Mary (1985)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste, Manon Andersen

Votes: 3,077

Pope John Paul II was very unhappy with this film.

21. Marie de Nazareth (1995)

110 min | Drama

At the time of king of the Jews Herod and the Roman emperor Augustus, Mary lives a simple life in Nazareth in Galilee with her fiancée Joseph the carpenter. One day an angel announces that she will give birth to the son of God.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Myriam Muller, Didier Bienaimé, Eric Jakobiak, Jean-Pierre Germain

Votes: 107

22. 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: 1,435

23. Joshua (I) (2002)

G | 91 min | Drama

38 Metascore

"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards

Votes: 1,809 | Gross: $1.37M

What if he came back today?

24. 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: 1,911

I felt this was very secular, but that's not a bad thing. It's a view completely devoid of any miraculous events, more like a documentary of the bare history. I found nothing to that would offend anyone.

25. The Encounter (I) (2010)

85 min | Drama

The supernatural experience of five people sat an abandoned diner with the King of Kings...Jesus Christ.

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

Votes: 3,174

26. Cotton Patch Gospel (1988)

111 min | Musical

A filmed stage-play recounting the story of Jesus as set in modern day Georgia with music and reverent humor added. Essentially a one man show with a cast of four musicians fleshing out ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Meece, Russell Treyz | Stars: Tom Key, Scott Ainslie, Pete Corum, Jim Lauderdale

Votes: 60

27. Mary Magdalene (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, 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: 8,888 | Gross: $0.12M



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