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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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Jesus of Nazareth John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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The Greatest Story Ever Told John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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The King of Kings Joseph Schildkraut, H.B. Warner, Ernest Torrence

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The Nativity Story Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig

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Jesus Richard Kiley, Yosef Shiloach, Alexander Scourby

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Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto, Enrique Irazoqui

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Monty Python's Life of Brian Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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The Last Temptation of Christ David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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DavidPousak added King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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The Gospel of John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movies About Jesus Christ, Ranked
The Gospel of John Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash

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amsmaia added Son of God 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 from his humble birth through ...

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The Encounter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movies About Jesus Christ, Ranked
BillHuninghake added 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.

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Danny Marks added Risen John Noble, Érik Morales, Shane Richie

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The Miracle Maker Ralph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Julie Christie

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Son of Man Pauline Malefane, Zorro Sidloyi, James Anthony

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The Gospel According to Matthe... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movies About Jesus Christ, Ranked
looksharp added 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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Mary, Mother of Jesus Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

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Godspell Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak

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Danny Marks added Killing Jesus Kelsey Grammer, Vernon Dobtcheff, Eoin Macken

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KeithMcilwain added Son of Man Colin Blakely as Jesus; Brian Blessed as Peter - This is a teleplay written by Dennis Potter and broadcast on the BBC in April 1969 as part of the series "The Wednesday Play". The film focuses on the humanity of a Jesus plagued by self-doubt but sincere in his ...

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The Seventh Sign Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

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From the Manger to the Cross J. P. McGowan, Gene Gauntier, Robert G. Vignola

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jesusknight added The Perfect Stranger Jefferson Moore, Tom Luce, Pamela Brumley

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The Messiah Ahmad Soleimani Nia

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Pontius Pilate Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Crain, Jean Marais

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The Book of Life PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs, Georgia Hubley

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Jesus of Montreal Roy Dupuis, Lothaire Bluteau, Robert Lepage

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The Holy Mountain Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Frida Richard

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Hail Mary Juliette Binoche, Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode

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Intolerance Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim

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Hamlet 2 Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, David Arquette

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Color of the Cross Ananda Lewis, Elya Baskin, Debbi Morgan

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Scorpio Rising Bruce Byron, Johnny Sapienza, John Palone

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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter Ian Driscoll, Phil Caracas, Josh Grace

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alfredmandhajs added The Life of David Gale Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy