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The Jesus Film (1979)
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The Jesus Film (1979)
Original name: Jesus
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 Palestine. Everything from clothing, to customs, to food of the country during that time period was studied to ensure authenticity. With a cast of more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs, "JESUS" was filmed on location in Israel.Own or share the gift of this wonderful story, still as clear, precise, and relevant as it was 2,000 years ago. The film concludes with an opportunity to trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
Style: biblical, sincere, sentimental, epic, serious, christian film
Plot: christianity, loincloth, heroes, miraculous event, religions or cults, ambition, human spirit, hopes, blind ambition, society, imaginary, dishonesty, rivalry, tragic hero, leadership, state affairs, unfulfillment, righting the wronged, christian, jesus christ, religion
Time: 1st century, ancient history

Most similar movies to The Jesus Film

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and epic films with plots about society, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, state affairs, christianity and religion mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Jesus Film: Judas (2004), King of Kings (1961), Peter and Paul (1981), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Barabbas (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: epic, atmospheric, serious, based on the bible
Plot: christian, religions or cults, ambition, betrayal, injustice, idealism, tragic hero, clergy, miraculous event, state affairs, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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100%
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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: serious, psychological, touching, biblical
Plot: betrayal, state affairs, unfulfillment, society, dishonesty, supernatural ability, leadership, religions or cults, destiny, rivalry, friendship, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, society, soldier, corrupted ruler, state affairs, unfulfillment, heroic mission, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, ambition, anti heroes, life is a bitch, against the odds, leadership, dishonesty, heroes, obsessive quest, clergy, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: All-star epic retelling of Christ's life.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, society, death sentence, captivity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, miraculous event, hopes, corrupted ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Barabbas (1961)
Genre: Adventure, 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, rivalry, hopes, state affairs, unfulfillment, miraculous event, corrupted ruler, haunted by the past, betrayal, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: stylized, serious, epic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: chosen one, torture, resurrection, humble, heroes, clergy, idealism, tragic hero, oracle, religions or cults, bondage, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious
Plot: legends and myths, hopes, go public, miraculous event, life is a bitch, tragic hero, clergy, reincarnation, escapades, rivalry, heroes, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, imaginary, hopes, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, human spirit, royal family, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jeremiah (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, heroes, life is a bitch, escapades, heroic mission, village, false accusation, oracle, society, religions or cults, prophet, bible ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: save the day, royal court, anti semitism, queen, old testament, heroes, state affairs, destiny, orphan, society, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 382 min.
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, ...
Style: epic, realistic, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, execution, rabbi, self sacrifice, resurrection, ancient rome, last supper, apostle, jesus christ, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, tragic hero, state affairs, adventure, religions or cults, heroes, royal family, dishonesty, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, ambition, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, parents and children, religions or cults, society, love affair, heroes, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
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Quo Vadis (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: roman empire, religions or cults, master warrior, rise to the top, war, adventure, state affairs, heroic mission, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, tragic love ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 273
Luther (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man's view cause a rift between peasants and the church.
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: church, politics, injustice, destiny, religions or cults, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, against the odds, society, hopes, idealism, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, epic, serious
Plot: apostle, last supper, prison, society, rise to the top, miraculous event, hopes, redemption, partners, heroes, clergy, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This affecting biography chronicles the life and times of prominent European philosopher John Wycliffe, who was the first to translate the Bible into English. The 14th century, Oxford University scholar often found himself caught between opposing ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: clergy, translator, injustice, rich and poor, religions or cults, rivalry, ambition, society, heroes, human spirit, fighting the system, against the rules ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: old testament, conquering, state affairs, hotshot hero, miraculous event, confined, hopes, escapades, religions or cults, religious, society, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rise of Jackie Presser to President of the Teamster Union.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: labor union, leadership, heroes, dishonesty, fighting the system, political intrigue, rise and fall, society, political corruption, tough heroes, gangsters, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Confucius (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 500 B.C., during Chinas famed 'Spring and Autumn Period', Kong Ze (Confucius), a commoner reverred for his outstanding wisdom, is made Minister of Law in the ancient Kingdom of Lu. Under his inspired leadership, Lu ascends to new ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: politics, human nature, human spirit, battles, leadership, political unrest, heroes, society, social differences, state affairs, hopes, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, ancient china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Constantine and the Cross (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Constantin is fighting against Barbarians with his father when he is called to Rome. In his way to Rome, he falls in an ambush planned by Maxence, who wants to become emperor.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: emperor, ancient rome, christianity, battles, adoption, politics, betrayal, ambition, life is a bitch, war, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Directed by Bob McNaught. King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts to have David killed. ...
Style: biblical, captivating, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: ambition, battles, religions or cults, state affairs, rise to the top, corrupted ruler, dishonesty, heroes, royal family, society, sword and sandal, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film recounts the tales of the Biblical figures, Jacob and Joseph. The first part tells the story of Jacob fleeing his tribe when he cheats his brother out of his birthright, gets cheated himself in his exile years while learning of the need to ...
Style: biblical, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: anti heroes, family relations, state affairs, parents and children, society, head of state, royal family, family problems, betrayal, hopes, siblings relations, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 76
The Radicals (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, heroes, ambition, religions or cults, society, clergy, state affairs, romance, hopes, life is a bitch, tax collector ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, biblical
Plot: country, society, righting the wronged, religions or cults, heroes, music, unfulfillment, hopes, ambition, religion, christianity, virgin mary ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explored as actor Thomas Kretschmann ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, human spirit, heroes, dishonesty, leadership, church, society, religions or cults, politics, holocaust, clergy, against humanity ...
Place: europe, poland, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Woman Called Golda (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, society, introspection, ambition, human spirit, terminal illness, state affairs, hopes, rise to the top, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 60s, 1930s ...
Place: israel, middle east, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
Style: epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: slave, chaos, self discovery, religions or cults, heroes, social decay, leadership, state affairs, miraculous event, adventure, demolished city, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Spartacus (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an ...
Style: serious, emotional, epic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, slavery, leadership, adventure, rebellion, heroes, rise and fall, tragic hero, dishonesty, human spirit, righting the wronged, slave ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%