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The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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A list of the best-ever films featuring Jesus of Nazareth as a main character, ordered by the Ranker community. Vote for your picks for the essential movies about Jesus. (See here for a complete list of all movies featuring Jesus Christ as a character.) These are the best Jesus Christ movies of all time and are a great way to learn more about Jesus' life.

Films about Jesus range from serious dramas and recreations aiming for realism and accuracy to outrageous comedies that take Bible stories as a starting point for satire. In many of these films, the traditional Jesus story is tweaked or reworked from a modern perspective (as in Jean-Luc Godard's "Hail Mary.") Which movies are the most essential cinematic depictions of Jesus, however, remains up to you. Vote on the best Jesus movies and use this Jesus Christ movies list to learn about films you didn't know about and share your knowledge with others.

What are the best Jesus Christ movies? Take a look at this list and pick the best one out.

List Criteria: Movie featuring Jesus Christ as a character.

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  1. 1
    Up 123
    Down 31
    2004 More
    100
  2. 2
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Last Temptation of Christ

    1988 More
    91
  3. 3
    Up 126
    Down 23
    1977 More
    84
  4. 4
    Up 82
    Down 17

    most listed &ranked low on reranks
    Ben-Hur

    1959 More
    70
  5. 5
    Up 29
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    1979 More
    58
  6. 6
    Up 55
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    1965 More
    58
  7. 7
    Up 38
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jesus Christ Superstar

    1973 More
    55
  8. 8
    Up 39
    Down 13
    2006 More
    54
  9. 9
    Up 44
    Down 9

    ranked low on reranks
    The King of Kings

    1927 More
    47
  10. 10
    Up 27
    Down 10

    often listed
    Jesus

    1979 More
    46
  11. 11
    Up 32
    Down 10
    1953 More
    45
  12. 12
    Up 32
    Down 10
    2003 More
    43
  13. 13
    Up 26
    Down 8
    1964 More
    42
  14. 14
    Up 6
    Down 2
    1961 More
    37
    added by: DavidPousak
  15. 15
    Up 8
    Down 5

    The Encounter

    2010 More
    36
    added by: BillHuninghake
    I've seen numerous movies on Jesus but this by far beats them all. Very moving and everyone ... more
  16. 16
    Up 12
    Down 10
    2000 More
    36
  17. 17
    Up 11
    Down 10
    2005 More
    36
  18. 18
    Up 11
    Down 12
    1999 More
    35
  19. 19
    Up 6
    Down 9
    1985 More
    33
  20. 20
    Up 8
    Down 12
    1912 More
    33
  21. 21
    Up 6
    Down 10
    2007 More
    33
  22. 22
    Up 6
    Down 11
    1926 More
    32
  23. 23
    Up 8
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    about to drop off
    Godspell

    1973 More
    32
  24. 24
    Up 8
    Down 15

    about to drop off
    The Seventh Sign

    1988 More
    32
  25. 25
    Up 6
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    about to drop off
    The Book of Life

    1998 More
    32
  26. 26
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    about to drop off
    Intolerance

    1916 More
    30
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