The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time Films

The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: Movie featuring Jesus Christ as a character.

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.
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    Jesus of Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

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    The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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    Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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    The Greatest Story Ever Told is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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    The King of Kings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Joseph Schildkraut, H.B. Warner, Ernest Torrence

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    The Robe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


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    The Nativity Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig

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    Jesus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Richard Kiley, Yosef Shiloach, Alexander Scourby

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    The Gospel According to St. Ma... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto, Enrique Irazoqui

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    Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash

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    King of Kings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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    Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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    The Last Temptation of Christ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Monty Python's Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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    The Miracle Maker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Ralph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Julie Christie

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    Son of God is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Roma Downey, Nonso Anozie, Langley Kirkwood Christopher SpencerWriters:Christopher Spencer Colin Swash See more »Genre:Drama See more »Tagline:Their Empire. His Kingdom.Plot:The life story of Jesus is told

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    Steve Borden, Brianna Brown, Jaci Velasquez I've seen numerous movies on Jesus but this by far beats them all. Very moving and everyone that I've had watch the movie has loved it. You will be very pleased with this movie.

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    Son of Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Pauline Malefane, Zorro Sidloyi, James Anthony

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    Mary, Mother of Jesus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

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    Godspell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak

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    The Gospel According to Matthew Bruce Marchiano, Richard Kiley, Gerrit Schoonhoven a.k.a. The Visual Bible: Matthew, Jesus the Christ

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    The Seventh Sign is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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    The Messiah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


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    From the Manger to the Cross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    J. P. McGowan, Gene Gauntier, Robert G. Vignola

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    Pontius Pilate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Crain, Jean Marais

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    Risen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Risen John Noble, Érik Morales, Shane Richie

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    The Perfect Stranger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Jefferson Moore, Tom Luce, Pamela Brumley

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    Son of Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Son of Man Colin Blakely as Jesus; Brian Blessed as Peter This is a teleplay written by Dennis Potter and broadcast on the BBC in April 1969 as part of the series "The Wednesday Play". The film focuses on the humanity of a Jesus plagued by

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    Killing Jesus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Killing Jesus Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, Eoin Macken

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    The Book of Life is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs, Georgia Hubley

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    The Holy Mountain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Frida Richard

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    Hail Mary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Juliette Binoche, Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode

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    Jesus of Montreal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Roy Dupuis, Lothaire Bluteau, Robert Lepage

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    Intolerance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim

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    South Park: Bigger, Longer & U... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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    Hamlet 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, David Arquette

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    Color of the Cross is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Ananda Lewis, Elya Baskin, Debbi Morgan

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    Scorpio Rising is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Bruce Byron, Johnny Sapienza, John Palone

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    Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time


    Ian Driscoll, Phil Caracas, Josh Grace

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    The Life of David Gale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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    Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy

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