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The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made

Updated April 19, 2019 4.1k votes 1.1k voters 48.8k views39 items

List RulesVote 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, Vincent Price
    The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B....  more

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    Ben Hur

    William Wyler, Charlton Heston
    Ben Hur is a 2003 animated film based on the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew...  more

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    The Passion of the Christ

    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel
    The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson...  more

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    Jesus of Nazareth

    James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier
    Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco...  more

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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer
    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first...  more

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    Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton
    Risen is a 2016 American biblical drama film directed by Kevin Reynolds. In 33 AD, a Roman...  more
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    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston
    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George...  more

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    The Robe is a 1942 historical novel about the Crucifixion of Jesus written by Lloyd C....  more

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    King of Kings

    Orson Welles, Rip Torn
    King of Kings is a 1961 American biblical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and...  more
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    Samson and Delilah

    Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr
    Samson and Delilah is a 1949 American romantic religious epic film produced and directed by...  more
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    The Nativity Story

    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds
    The Nativity Story is a 2006 epic biblical drama film based on the nativity of Jesus starring...  more

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    Joseph: King of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill
    Joseph: King of Dreams is a 2000 American animated biblical musical family film and the only...  more

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    The Bible: In the Beginning...

    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner
    The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino...  more

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    The Gospel of John

    Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick
    The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel...  more
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    Quo Vadis

    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren
    Quo Vadis is a 1951 American epic film made by MGM in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn...  more

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    David and Bathsheba

    Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward
    David and Bathsheba is a 1951 historical Technicolor epic film about King David made by 20th...  more

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    One Night with the King

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole
    One Night with the King is a historical epic film that was released in 2006 in the United...  more

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    The Story of Ruth

    Stuart Whitman, Tom Tryon
    The Story of Ruth is a 1960 film directed by Henry Koster....  more
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    Esther and the King

    Joan Collins, Richard Egan
    Ester e il re is a 1960 Italian / American international co-production religious epic film...  more
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    Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine
    Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian...  more

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    Monica Bellucci, Ben Kingsley
    The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his...  more
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    Sodom and Gomorrah

    Stanley Baker, Stewart Granger
    Sodom and Gomorrah — known in the USA as The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah — is a 1962 epic...  more
  • 23

    The Book of Esther

    Robert Miano, Jen Lilley
    The Book of Esther is a 2013 American biblical-drama film, directed by David A. R. White,...  more
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    Solomon and Sheba

    Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner
    Solomon and Sheba is a 1959 American epic historical romance film directed by King Vidor, shot...  more
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    The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

    Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto
    The Gospel According to St. Matthew is a 1964 Italian biographical drama film directed by Pier...  more