IMDb Poll Board's Favorite Bible Movie

by TheMovieSmith | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public

The Bible (also known as the Word of God) is the Christian faith's Holy Book telling the story of God's love and redemption of the human race through Jesus Christ. It is also history's best selling book of all-time with an estimated 5 to 7 billion copies in print. Consequently, it has also been the inspiration for many films. One of these movies, Jesus (1979), claims to be the most translated and most watched film ever made.

Which of these Biblical films handpicked by a member of the IMDb Poll Board as their preferred Bible movie is your favorite too?

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1. The Gospel According to Matthew (1993)

TV-G | 258 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The plot follows the birth, preaching, teaching and miracles of Jesus. He preached and lived a radical message of God's Love and was able to heal people of lifelong disabilities and illnesses and was able to command natural phenomena.

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

Votes: 1,007

TheMovieSmith's pick.

2. 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: 12,981

Cinephile's pick.

3. Barabbas (1961)

Approved | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

Barabbas, the criminal that the Jewish leaders 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: 6,603 | Gross: $6.32M

dan_dassow's pick.

4. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.

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

Votes: 15,702 | Gross: $24.29M

Breumaster's pick.

5. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Moses, raised as a prince of Egypt in the Pharaoh's household, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people from slavery.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 72,810 | Gross: $93.74M

CyrilMartin and brijeshmarand's pick.

6. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

90 Metascore

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend in 1st-century Jerusalem, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

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

Votes: 243,322 | Gross: $74.70M

jalapenoman's pick.

7. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 136,847 | Gross: $101.22M

timothy_gray_el34lojg1aih1 and Jessica's pick.

8. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 406,135 | Gross: $20.05M

mariojacobs' pick.

9. Salomé (1922)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione

Votes: 1,058

Pencho15's pick.

10. The Lady of Heaven (2021)

R | 141 min | Action, Drama, History

41 Metascore

Two stories separated by 1400 years. After losing his mother in the midst of a war-torn country, an Iraqi child, learns the importance and power of patience by discovering the historical story of Lady Fatima and her suffering.

Director: Eli King | Stars: Denise Black, Gabriel Cartade, Ray Fearon, Mark Anthony Brighton

Votes: 13,965

jaf-ismael's pick.

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