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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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Jesus of Nazareth

    1977 More
    98
  2. 2
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    2004 More
    85
  3. 3
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    1959 More
    73
  4. 4
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    1965 More
    65
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Last Temptation of Christ

    1988 More
    63
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    1979 More
    56
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    1927 More
    56
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Nativity Story

    2006 More
    55
  9. 9
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jesus Christ Superstar

    1973 More
    54
  10. 10
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    Down 16
    1953 More
    53
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    1979 More
    50
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    1964 More
    45
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    2003 More
    43
  14. 14
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    1961 More
    36
    added by: DavidPousak
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    The Encounter

    2010 More
    2
    added by: BillHuninghake
    I've seen numerous movies on Jesus but this by far beats them all. Very moving and everyone ... more
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    2005 More
    2
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    2000 More
    1
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    1999 More
    1
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    2007 More
    1
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    1973 More
    1
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    1988 More
    1
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    1912 More
    1
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