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1. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 108 min | Drama, History, Musical

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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: 21,953 | Gross: $24.48M

2. Andrei Rublev (1966)

Not Rated | 205 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Votes: 33,960

3. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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36 Metascore

A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

Director: Dallas Jenkins | Stars: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 1,296 | Gross: $2.28M

4. Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,066 | Gross: $0.24M

6. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 6,265 | Gross: $1.60M

7. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 5,014

8. Jesus Christ Superstar

Musical | Announced

Jesus Christ Superstar is a musical spectacular, containing the story of the last few days of Jesus. In this version of the film, the director has decided to put a twist and make everything modern and high-tec.

9. Fear No Evil (1981)

R | 99 min | Horror

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High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

Votes: 963

10. Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)

Drama

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Director: Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao | Stars: Amalia Fuentes, Victor Wood, Ike Lozada, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia

Votes: 16

11. He Who Must Die (1957)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

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Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Grégoire Aslan, Gert Fröbe

Votes: 538

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

TV-PG | 71 min | Biography, Drama

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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: 394

13. Perceval le Gallois (1978)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger, Catherine Schroeder

Votes: 913

14. The Penitent (1988)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

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Tension between a jealous husband, his wife who's attracted to his friend and the friend is rising as their small, deeply catholic, Mexican village is deciding who will be Christ during the possibly dangerous reenactment of the Crucifixion.

Director: Cliff Osmond | Stars: Raul Julia, Armand Assante, Rona De Ricci, Julie Carmen

Votes: 113

15. The Passion (1999– )

55 min | Drama

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During a rural representation of The Passion of Christ, a young actor and a married costume designer start a romance.

Stars: Gina McKee, Juliet Cowan, Paul Nicholls, Alastair Galbraith

Votes: 73

16. The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short

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Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Leslie Bais, Caelum Vatnsdal, Shaun Balbar, Greg Klymkiw

Votes: 2,872

17. The Lawton Story (1949)

Drama, Family

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Drama set around the annual passion play in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.

Directors: William Beaudine, Harold Daniels | Stars: Ginger Prince, Forrest Taylor, Millard Coody, Ferris Taylor

Votes: 22

18. Christ Recrucified (1969– )

270 min | Drama

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The citizens of a Greek village in the 1920's prepare to stage their annual Passion Play, about the life and death of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Edward Burnham, Clive Cazes, George Coulouris, Michael Da Costa

19. Passion Play (2007)

3 min | Short

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After a bloody crucifixion, a young man chosen by his church to portray Jesus Christ in an Easter Sunday Passion Play prepares to go onstage for his big resurrection scene. But before he ... See full summary »

Director: Karla Jean Davis | Stars: James Abercrombie, Victor John Beaulieu II, Adam Boyer, Matthew Brideau

20. Southern Winds (1993)

112 min | Drama

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Directors: Mike De Leon, Shôji Kôkami, Slamet Rahardjo, Cherd Songsri

Votes: 8

21. La passione di Giosué l'Ebreo (2005)

110 min

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In 15th century Spain all Jews and Muslims were ordered out of the country by Queen Isabella. Young Joshua and his family flee the country with other exiles, and eventually settle in Italy.... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Scimeca | Stars: Leonardo Cesare Abude, Vincenzo Albanese, Toni Bertorelli, Anna Bonaiuto

Votes: 62

22. The Hill (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Rosalie Crutchley, Mike Murray, Andrew Crawford

23. Aliwan Paradise (1992)

27 min | Short

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Director: Mike De Leon | Stars: Raul Arellano, Melissa De Leon, Johnny Delgado, Julio Diaz

Votes: 10

24. Pasije na provázku (2006 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Drahomil Sisovic | Stars: Borivoj Srba, Radan Korycanský, Ladislav Lakomý, Petr Oslzlý

25. Beautiful Bavaria (1953)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

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This Traveltalks visit to Germany explores several locales in the state of Bavaria in the southeastern corner of the country.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 31

26. The Passion Play Documentary (2012– )

30 min | Documentary

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A group of theatre professionals and volunteers battle time and the elements in the Badlands to recreate The Passion Play in the desert of the Canadian Badlands. This is the history, and the making of, The Passion Play.

27. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)

Unrated | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A rock musical version of the Passion Play seen from the point of view of Judas.

Directors: Gale Edwards, Nick Morris | Stars: Glenn Carter, Jérôme Pradon, Renée Castle, Fred Johanson

Votes: 1,864

28. Comeback (2008– )
Episode: Simonina volba (2008)

Comedy

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Director: Jirí Diarmaid Novák | Stars: Tomás Matonoha, Kristýna Leichtová, Martin Dejdar, Dana Batulková

Votes: 5

29. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Spontaneous Combustion (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

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Randy Marsh becomes a national hero after he discovers the reason why South Park residents are spontaneously combusting. Meanwhile, Kyle and Stan have a plan to help Kyle's dad get a res-erection.

Director: Matt Stone | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 1,487

30. EWTN Presents Bookmark (1998– )
Episode: The Resurrection: A Criminal Investigation (2013)

28 min | Family, Talk-Show

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Doug Keck's guest is rocket scientist turned detective novelist Rocco Martino, author of The Resurrection: A Criminal Investigation of the Mysterious Disappearance of the Crucified Criminal Jesus of Nazareth, a work of historical fiction.

Director: Fred Williams | Stars: Doug Keck, Rocco Leonard Martino