The Best Passion Movies  

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A list of the best passion movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This passion movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about passion are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about passion you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous passion movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these passion movie titles for more information about the films.

List items include The Miracle Maker, Jesus of Nazareth and many additional items as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best passion movies?" and "What is the greatest passion movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular passion movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these passion movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good passion movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the ...more
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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel
The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is a film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1953 novel of the same ...more
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Aaron Hager added Tim Matheson, Bob Gunton, Johnathon Schaech
Judas is a 2004 Biblical television drama film depicting the intertwined lives of Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth. The story depicts Judas as having sympathetic motives, desiring to free ...more
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Roy Dupuis, Lothaire Bluteau, Robert Lepage
Jesus of Montreal is a 1989 Canadian film directed by Denys Arcand.
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Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson
Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1973 British musical film directed by Canadian film director Norman Jewison. A film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name, the ...more
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Aaron Hager added Ralph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Julie Christie
The Miracle Maker is a stop motion-animated film about the life of Jesus Christ, through the eyes of Tamar; the terminally ill daughter of a priest in Capernaum. Hand-drawn animated cartoons are ...more
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The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more
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Aaron Hager added Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, John-Michael Tebelak
Godspell is the 1973 film adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical Godspell created by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by David Greene with stars Victor ...more
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Aaron Hager added John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence
Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more
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Aaron Hager added Joseph Schildkraut, H.B. Warner, Ernest Torrence
The King of Kings is a 1927 American silent epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It depicts the last weeks of Jesus before his crucifixion and stars H. B. Warner in the lead ...more
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Aaron Hager added Giorgio Agamben, Alfonso Gatto, Enrique Irazoqui
The Gospel According to St. Matthew is a 1964 Italian biographical drama film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the ...more
The Gospel Road: A Story of Je... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Passion Movies
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Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus is a 1973 film directed by Robert Elfstrom.
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Mesih, more commonly and officially referred to as The Messiah, but also referred to as 'Jesus', "Good Tidings of the Savior" in Persian, 'Jesus, the Spirit of God', 'Messia' is a 2007 ...more
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Jesus is a 1999 Biblical television film that retells the story of Jesus. It was shot in Morocco and Malta. It stars Jeremy Sisto as Jesus, Jacqueline Bisset as Mary of Nazareth, Debra Messing ...more