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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
 8.5
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, biblical, sentimental, captivating, realistic, controversial, surprise ending
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, god or devil, back from the dead, faith, miraculous event, betrayal, rabbi, execution, new testament, crucifix, last supper, apostle, prophet, supernatural, religions or cults, idealism, christmas, heroes, clergy, historical character ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem

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Most similar movies to Jesus of Nazareth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, epic, captivating and realistic films and TV series with plots about society, religions or cults, religion, hopes, heroes, christianity and miraculous event mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Jesus of Nazareth: The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus (1999), Son of God (2014), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 260 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: biblical, epic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, jesus, redemption, hopes, leadership, society, tragic hero, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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100%
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, torture, religion, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, sacrifice, suffering, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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100%
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, heroic mission, human spirit, hopes, rise and fall, leadership, ambition, betrayal, clergy ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, surprise ending, emotional ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, religions or cults, society, hopes, leadership, sin, jesus, death of protagonist, jewish ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 18K
Son of God (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Style: uplifting, captivating, epic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: prophet, jesus christ, jesus, christianity, religions or cults, tragic hero, chosen one, bible, torture, clergy, idealism, resurrection ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, jesus christ, sin, christianity, redemption, betrayal, desert, clergy, hopes, tragic hero, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film portrays Saint Peter reflecting on his time with Jesus and his fellow Apostles during his final imprisonment in Rome. In particular, Peter attempts to convert one of his jailers, Martinian, by relating the life, teachings, and sacrifice of ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, epic, realistic
Plot: apostle, miraculous event, christian, religions or cults, clergy, heroes, rise to the top, redemption, partners, hopes, religious conversion, prayer ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 134
Jesus (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jesus is their apostles spread the peace and respect wherever they go. Performing miracles and arousing the wrath of Jewish priests until condemned to crucifixion for them.
Style: christian film, epic, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: christianity, judaism, jesus, religions or cults, heroes, miraculous event, sin, society, clergy, christian, temptation, religion ...
Place: palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I, Claudius (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 650 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the lives of several Roman emperors, this is an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have ...
Style: epic, clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, emperor, political intrigue, ancient rome, power struggle, ambition, betrayal, intrigue, incest, ancient, family feud, prophecy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 50s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 859
St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Director Roger Young (JOSEPH AND JESUS) presents this dramatic television miniseries that recounts the life of Paul (Johannes Brandrup) the Apostle of Jesus Christ. Originally known as Paul of Tarsus, Paul tortured and persecuted Christians until he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, folk hero, roman empire, bible, apostle, christian, legends and myths, state affairs, heroes, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of Kings (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.
Style: epic, biblical, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, jesus, tragic hero, state affairs, political unrest, heroic mission, injustice, christianity, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Friends of Jesus - Thomas (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Jesus is taken off the cross at Golgotha, THOMAS arrives there. Like most of the other disciples, he had worriedly taken refuge with friends in Jerusalem after Jesus's arrest. After Jesus's burial, the disciples decide to leave ...
Style: biblical, captivating, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, tragic hero, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults, destiny, supernatural, hopes, society, leadership, go public, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where ...
Style: epic, biblical, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, jesus christ, jesus, haunted by the past, human spirit, religions or cults, betrayal, hopes, tragic hero, clergy, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy, middle east, europe, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Jesus Film (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This classic film portrays 3½ years of Jesus' ministry as told in the Gospel of Luke from the Good News and King James translations of the Bible. Producer John Heyman created a film so true-to-life, you will feel like you are in first-century ...
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, sentimental, epic ...
Plot: miraculous event, christianity, crucifix, state affairs, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes, tragic hero, unfulfillment, blind ambition, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killing Jesus (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: roman empire, hopes, fighting the system, rebellion, society, rise and fall, idealism, jesus christ, jesus, religion, self sacrifice, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 537
Peter and Paul (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: Peter and Paul assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Christ and their own personal conflicts.
Style: biblical, captivating, atmospheric, epic, contemplative ...
Plot: heroes, life is a bitch, state affairs, leadership, dishonesty, clergy, anti heroes, hopes, ambition, obsessive quest, anti hero, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: serious, epic, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, adventure, society, human spirit, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 388
The Passion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Christ's last days and crucifixion.
Style: thought provoking, serious, harsh, realistic
Plot: crucifix, controversy, easter, crucifixion of jesus, jesus, life philosophy, death, powerful ending, culture clash, apostle, religions or cults, false accusation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: jerusalem, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, christmas, jesus, angel, religions or cults, oppression, bible, prophecy, priest, childbirth, miraculous event, pregnancy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul. Saul, ...
Style: biblical, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, folk hero, head of state, leadership, ambition, underdog, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 406
A.D. (1985)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 600 min.
TV show
Story: Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
Style: epic
Plot: bible, roman empire, apostle, jesus christ, pursuit, adoption, gladiator, martyr, christianity, corporal punishment, crucifixion of jesus, jesus ...
Time: 1st century
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 26K
Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, enigmatic, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, apostle, jesus christ, messiah, resurrection, investigation, interrogation, betrayal, race against time, faith, desert, religious ...
Time: 1st century, 1930s, 30s
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A.D.: The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser.
Style: exciting, epic, serious, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: heroes, human nature, hopes, society, religions or cults, escapades, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: biblical, serious, epic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, oracle, miraculous event, state affairs, hopes, danger, heroes, leadership, society, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, christianity, hopes, tragic hero, idealism, human spirit, redemption, royal family, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, southern italy, palestine, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 443
Judas (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus ...
Style: touching, serious, biblical, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, religions or cults, dishonesty, clergy, injustice, friendship, supernatural ability, ambition, life is a bitch, tragic hero, christianity, main character dies ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 1K
Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
TV show
Story: David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.
Style: biblical, atmospheric, epic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, battles, society, leadership, rise to the top, state affairs, tragic hero, rivalry, politics, healing power, religions or cults, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, captivating, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, battles, siege, tragic hero, military, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, politics, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: biblical, christian film, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: apostle, christianity, bible, roman empire, imprisonment, christian, trust, friendship, prayer, faith, false accusation, adventure ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 3K
Caesar (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Twenty year-old Julius Caesar flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.
Style: epic, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: roman empire, julius caesar, politics, dictatorship, tragic hero, ambition, war hero, rivalry, rise and fall, head of state, emperor, treason ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1st century b.c.
Place: egypt, europe, africa, middle east, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%