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  • A documentary called Jesus Camp.
  • Ben Hur. It's a classic. Not really based too much on the bible but takes place during the time of Jesus.
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • The Ten Commandments.
  • Passion of the Christ Gospel of John Jesus of Nazareth
  • Life of Brian!
  • anything fiction ;-)
  • I know this will date me..but how about a rock opera on film called Jesus Christ Superstar. Based on the bible and it's story of Christ just before cucifixion yet set to rock n roll. Damn...now I have the movie's title track in my head and it won't go away. Here's a wiki link to the film and synopsis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Superstar_%28film%29
  • "The Gospel of John" is the best account of Jesus to date! It is true to Scripture and presents Jesus as the loving Lord he really is, without all of the over-dramatization! It's simply the best ever!
  • Jesus of Nazareth is a good movie.
  • Wholly moses is a good film.
  • Passion of the Christ.
  • Passion of the Christ.
  • If you want a good laugh, then you must see "The Pope Must Diet! It is old, but it is great!
  • 1) "The religious or biblical epic was a popular genre in the 1950s usually accompanied by towering budgets and names such as Charlton Heston, Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, or Yul Brynner. The ensuing decade brought an attempt by a major studio to produce a religious epic in which the Christ Event was its singular focus. MGM released King of Kings in 1961, inspired by Cecil B. DeMille`s 1927 film The King of Kings. Critics suggested the film should have been titled I Was a Teenage Jesus, due to Jeffrey Hunter's youthful appearance in the film. Four years later, The Greatest Story Ever Told, directed by George Stevens, was completed for $25 million. Though Max von Sydow's performance as Christ was praised, the film fared poorly at the box office. Franco Zeffirelli's 1979 film Jesus of Nazareth was a highly praised television miniseries, but stood as the last major Hollywood production of Christ's life for nearly a decade. It wasn’t until 1988 that another major studio took a gamble on a movie involving the life of Jesus, but this one involved a new wrinkle. Universal released The Last Temptation of Christ amidst protests. The pre-release publicity centered around demonstrations taking place outside of Universal after celebrated figures in the evangelical media began speaking about heretical content in the film. Theater managers across the USA were reluctant to screen the movie and no major video chain would carry it. Screenwriter Paul Schrader adapted The Last Temptation from the Nikos Kazantzakis novel which engages in a fictional exploration between the two natures of Christ - divine and human. The film was not intended to be a Gospel portrait. The fictional aspect, which apparently provoked opponents of its release, centered around a vision presented by the devil to the Jesus of the film while on the cross. In this vision, Jesus is shown what it would have been like to marry, have a family, live until an old age, and die a natural death. The struggle for the Jesus of the film is the torment between his human wishes for a normal Jewish life and his longing to accomplish the divine mission set before him. In the film is that Jesus conquers these temptations and carries out his sacrificial death by crucifixion. In 2004, Academy Award winning director Mel Gibson made the blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ which became one of the highest grossing movies of 2004 and of all time. Jim Caviezel was cast as Jesus." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_depictions_of_Jesus (That article gives also a list of movies involving Jesus). 2) Here you can find a list of movies based on the Bible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_the_Bible I would suggest that you follow the links given there and read the descriptions of the movies to see if this is what you are looking for. This kind of movie can sometimes be very controversial and the image of Jesus or other biblical characters presented in those movies could be different from your own views. A classical, "fictional interpolation" is the movie "Ben Hur" (1959). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben-Hur_(1959_film%29
  • Saved! It's pretty hard core compared to mel gibson.
  • after watching some of these others of your choice from other answers, I'd suggest possibly "The Last Temptation of Christ" ~ for all the huge controversy over this film, I found it, ultimately, as one of the most spiritually uplifting films I have seen about Jesus. *** I don't know where you're coming from in your belief / non-belief / quasi-belief, etc., about Jesus and the Bible, abhi, and without wanting to give away plot spoilers of the film, this movie eventually does take a huge turn away from the traditional Christian Biblical line - - I still found it an excellent, compelling and uplifting film. *** +5
  • "King of Kings" with Jeffrey Hunter ('60s) "The Passion of the Christ" with Jim Caviezle (sp?)
  • If you want to watch his death you can watch the Passion of the Christ as told by Mel Gibson. If you want some other director's viewpoint you get the same. Why not read about Jesus from the Masters?

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