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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.


The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time Films
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    John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    the people's #1
    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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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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    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig

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    Richard Kiley, Yosef Shiloach, Alexander Scourby

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    Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto, Enrique Irazoqui

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    Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash

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    Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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    Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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    Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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    Ralph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Julie Christie

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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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    Pauline Malefane, Zorro Sidloyi, James Anthony Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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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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    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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    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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    Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Crain, Jean Marais

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    Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Frida Richard

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    PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs, Georgia Hubley

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    Roy Dupuis, Lothaire Bluteau, Robert Lepage

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    Ananda Lewis, Elya Baskin, Debbi Morgan

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    Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, David Arquette

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    Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Juliette Binoche, Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode

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    Bruce Byron, Johnny Sapienza, John Palone

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    George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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    Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy

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    Ian Driscoll, Phil Caracas, Josh Grace

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