The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time Films
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The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

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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    John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

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    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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    Joseph Schildkraut, H. B. Warner, Ernest Torrence

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    Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Ciarán Hinds, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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    Barry Dennen, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman

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    Richard Kiley, Alexander Scourby, Brian Deacon

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    Alfonso Gatto, Giorgio Agamben, Enrique Irazoqui

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    Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Alan van Sprang

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    Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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    Pauline Malefane, Zorro Sidloyi, James Anthony

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    Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Julie Christie

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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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    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

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    Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak

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    Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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

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    Bruce Marchiano, Richard Kiley, Gerrit Schoonhoven, Joanna Weinberg, Kevin ... a.k.a. The Visual Bible: Matthew, Jesus the Christ

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    Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Crain, Jean Marais

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    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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