The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made

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Vote up your favorite movies based on stories from the Bible.

What are the best biblical movies? This list includes great biblical movies such as Noah, Ben Hur, and The 10 Commandments. The Bible contains some of the most classic, uplifting, instructive, and epic stories of all time. What better way to watch a story unfold at that caliber than on the big screen?

Regardless of whether or not you're a religious person, the Bible, undoubtedly, has some great stories in it. These biblical movies do the best at retelling these epic tales, bringing the adventure and hardship of these characters to life. Vote up your favorite biblical movies depending on which movie you think has the best writing, acting, and directing. Don't see something on this list that should be here? Feel free to add it, and let the adventure begin!

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  • The Ten Commandments
    Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
  • Ben Hur
    William Wyler, Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
  • Jesus of Nazareth
    James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
  • The Passion of the Christ
    Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Mel Gibson
  • The Prince of Egypt
    Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
  • King of Kings
    Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Robert Ryan
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told
    Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • The Robe
  • Risen
    Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
  • Samson and Delilah
    Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
  • The Nativity Story
    Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
  • The Bible: In the Beginning...
    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: John Huston
  • Quo Vadis
    Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • The Gospel of John
    Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Philip Saville
  • Barabbas
    Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Joseph
    Monica Bellucci, Ben Kingsley, Martin Landau
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Roger Young
  • David and Bathsheba
    Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Henry King
  • Joseph: King of Dreams
    Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Dan Castellaneta
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez
  • The Story of Ruth
    Elana Eden, Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • Sodom and Gomorrah
    Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, Stanley Baker
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Robert Aldrich
  • Esther and the King
    Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
  • Solomon and Sheba
    Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • One Night with the King
    Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Rhys-Davies
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Michael O. Sajbel
  • The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
    Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • The Book of Esther
    Robert Miano, Jen Lilley, Thaao Penghlis
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: David A. R. White