The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time Films
Ultimate List
1,943 votes 64,342 views more info

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.
  • 8 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 209
    Down 40

    most listed John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

    open buy @ amazon
  2. 2
    Up 196
    Down 47

    the people's #1 Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano

    open buy @ amazon
  3. 3
    Up 103
    Down 31

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

    open buy @ amazon
  4. 4
    Up 72
    Down 26

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

    open buy @ amazon
  5. 5
    Up 50
    Down 61

    ranked high on reranks David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

    open buy @ amazon
  6. 6
    Up 61
    Down 18

    Joseph Schildkraut, H. B. Warner, Ernest Torrence

    open buy @ amazon
  7. 7
    Up 57
    Down 19

    Ciarán Hinds, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

    open buy @ amazon
  8. 8
    Up 50
    Down 18

    open buy @ amazon
  9. 9
    Up 38
    Down 52

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

    open buy @ amazon
  10. 10
    Up 54
    Down 46

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Barry Dennen, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman

    open buy @ amazon
  11. 11
    Up 49
    Down 18

    Richard Kiley, Alexander Scourby, Brian Deacon

    open buy @ amazon
  12. 12
    Up 43
    Down 13

    Alfonso Gatto, Giorgio Agamben, Enrique Irazoqui

    open buy @ amazon
  13. 13
    Up 47
    Down 18

    ranked low on reranks Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Alan van Sprang

    open buy @ amazon
  14. 14
    Up 21
    Down 9

    added by DavidPousak Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

    open buy @ amazon
  15. 15
    Up 16
    Down 12

    added by BillHuninghake The Encounter 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.

    open buy @ amazon
  16. 16
    Up 20
    Down 17

    Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Julie Christie

    open buy @ amazon
  17. 17
    Up 18
    Down 19

    Pauline Malefane, Zorro Sidloyi, James Anthony

    open buy @ amazon
  18. 18
    Up 17
    Down 21

    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

    open buy @ amazon
  19. 19
    Up 16
    Down 20

    Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak

    open buy @ amazon
  20. 20
    Up 13
    Down 17

    Ahmad Soleimani Nia

    open buy @ amazon
  21. 21
    Up 17
    Down 23

    Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

    open buy @ amazon
  22. 22
    Up 13
    Down 19

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

    open buy @ amazon
23 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists