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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, epic, serious, sentimental, christian film
Plot: christianity, loincloth, tragic hero, religions or cults, christian, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, rivalry, society, state affairs, blind ambition, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, righting the wronged, ambition, imaginary, unfulfillment, 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, religions or cults, heroes, religion, hopes, christianity and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Jesus Film: Judas (2004), Peter and Paul (1981), King of Kings (1961), 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, jesus christ, clergy, god, last supper, bible, supernatural ability, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, redemption, legends and myths ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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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, touching, psychological, biblical
Plot: betrayal, clergy, religions or cults, injustice, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, tragic hero, leadership, friendship, destiny ...
Time: ancient history
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68%
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: leadership, obsessive quest, christian, religions or cults, hopes, society, state affairs, anti heroes, clergy, redemption, injustice, against the odds ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, sincere, captivating, biblical ...
Plot: betrayal, redemption, tragic hero, jesus christ, leadership, miraculous event, political unrest, religions or cults, injustice, politics, dishonesty, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, betrayal, temptation, tragic hero, leadership, jesus christ, redemption, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, dungeon, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, clergy, tragic hero, betrayal, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, royal family, religions or cults, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1st century
Place: europe, holy land, middle east, mine, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: epic, serious, stylized, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: resurrection, jesus christ, torture, chosen one, tragic hero, miraculous event, belief, bible, religions or cults, clergy, idealism, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: tragic hero, redemption, legends and myths, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, hopes, society, clergy, leadership, destiny, reincarnation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, heroic mission, bible, prophet, religions or cults, heroes, village, society, life is a bitch, dishonesty, escapades, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: captivating, biblical, epic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: save the day, royal court, queen, anti semitism, heroes, state affairs, destiny, rise to the top, royal family, hopes, orphan, society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, rivalry, war, dishonesty, bible, heroes, adventure, state affairs, tragic hero, religions or cults, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: captivating, epic, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: apostle, last supper, prison, religions or cults, hopes, jesus christ, society, clergy, redemption, miraculous event, heroes, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christianity, roman empire, betrayal, last supper, apostle, resurrection, ancient rome, christian, jesus christ, idealism, religions or cults, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, clergy, tragic hero, leadership, human spirit, miraculous event, idealism, redemption, royal family, christianity ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, miraculous event, religions or cults, hopes, society, love affair, parents and children, reincarnation, ambition, heroes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: old testament, confined, heroes, state affairs, hotshot hero, miraculous event, religions or cults, escapades, hopes, society, religious, conquering ...
Time: ancient history
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33%
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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: serious, epic, captivating, sincere
Plot: master warrior, roman empire, rise to the top, ancient rome, christian, christianity, royal family, adventure, politics, war, heroes, love and romance ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: human nature, human spirit, politics, battles, historical figure, redemption, hopes, society, state affairs, leadership, social differences, political unrest ...
Time: ancient history
Place: asia, china, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: clergy, translator, against the rules, religions or cults, fighting the system, ambition, society, human spirit, rich and poor, injustice, heroes, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: betrayal, parents and children, christianity, faith, siblings relations, state affairs, family problems, family relations, anti heroes, head of state, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, epic, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: royal family, heroes, sword and sandal, state affairs, rise to the top, religions or cults, battles, ambition, dishonesty, society, corrupted ruler, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Nativity Story (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, pregnancy, bible, sacrifice, christian, temptation, angel, oppression, prophecy, priest, miraculous event, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: church, politics, clergy, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, religions or cults, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, against the odds, hopes ...
Time: 16th century, 70s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: leadership, self discovery, miraculous event, social decay, adventure, religions or cults, heroes, society, rescue, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, epic, realistic, christian film
Plot: emperor, christianity, ancient rome, master warrior, tragic hero, revelation, roman, betrayal, adventure, intrigue, rise to the top, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere
Plot: labor union, gangsters, blind ambition, leadership, rise and fall, political corruption, political intrigue, fighting the system, politics, ambition, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jacob (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this inspiring tale from the book of Genesis, young shepherd Jacob (Matthew Modine) falls in love with and wants to marry Rachel (Lara Flynn Boyle), the daughter of his Uncle Laban (Giancarlo Giannini). Lacking a dowry, Jacob toils seven years as ...
Style: serious, epic, realistic, biblical
Plot: tragic hero, couple relations, bible, love affair, siblings relations, religions or cults, love and romance, family relations, folk hero, master and servant, redemption, love triangle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
⇓ 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, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: church, christianity, clergy, religions or cults, society, ambition, heroes, romance, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, religion ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
Style: epic, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: pope, infidelity, clergy, battle zone, politics, tragic hero, human spirit, tragic love, ambition, artist, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1960s, 1500s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, biblical
Plot: country, religions or cults, heroes, hopes, society, music, righting the wronged, ambition, unfulfillment, evangelist, resurrection, disciple ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%