Movies and TV shows set in holy land

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in holy land ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, epic, realistic, captivating, stylized and exciting films and TV shows about / with society, religion, religions or cults, heroes, bible, redemption, escapades, hopes, adventure and christianity plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as holy land: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Noah (2014), David (1997), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), Life of Brian (1979).

List of movies set in holy land

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
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.
Style: epic, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, king, warrior, siege, war, military, christianity, army, muslim, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, england, israel, jerusalem ...
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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: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religion, sacrifice, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, bible, death, mission ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, clever, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: christianity, destiny, bible, ancient egypt, old testament, miraculous event, religions or cults, god, christian, religion, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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 5.8
 227K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, christianity, human nature, god or devil, belief, ship, moral dilemma, natural disaster, redemption, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 7.1
 711
David (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 190 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: tragic hero, king, prophet, state affairs, uninhibited rivalry, rise to the top, couple relations, underdog, religions or cults, battles, oracle, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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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: surreal, psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, jesus christ, prophecy, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Sweden, UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Morocco
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monastery, nun, adventure, war, battles, forbidden love, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, state affairs, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: middle ages
Place: sweden, holy land, middle east, europe
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 8.1
 330K
Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he's not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother, the hapless Brian has to contend with the ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, biting, not serious ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, mistaken identity, execution, farce, balcony, gladiator, graffiti, stoning, legends and myths, parody, cult ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: dungeon, holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
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A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: epic, exciting, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: religions or cults, heroes, escapades, hopes, human nature, society, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 6.5
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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: epic, realistic, serious, biblical
Plot: parents and children, love affair, folk hero, dishonesty, society, religions or cults, redemption, tragic hero, couple relations, siblings relations, master and servant, love triangle ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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 5.8
 17K
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
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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
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, temptation, society, supernatural, black magic, curses spells and rituals, mystery, politics, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, moscow russia ...
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 7.2
 1K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
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: exciting, serious, epic
Plot: bible, anti heroes, religions or cults, society, heroes, human spirit, humble, leadership, heroic mission, hopes, miraculous event, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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 7.0
 802
Ben Hur (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the first century A.D., Judah Ben-Hur is a young Hebrew prince who is thrown into slavery by the Romans after a tragic accident. He sets out to win his way back to his home on a heroic journey of discovery. Judah's love for a beautiful ...
Style: serious, captivating, uplifting, exciting, epic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, family, confined, battles, religions or cults, righting the wronged, redemption, society, captivity, hopes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem
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Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: desert, society, wilderness, family in crisis, escapades, adventure, family problems, religions or cults, fasting, praying, devil, jesus christ ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: roman empire, society, rise and fall, unfulfillment, hopes, idealism, rebellion, fighting the system, religion, jesus christ
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 7.3
 3K
The Red Tent (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The Red Tent is a sweeping tale that takes place during the times of the Old Testament, told through the eyes of Dinah (Rebecca Ferguson), the daughter of Leah (Minnie Driver) and Jacob (Iain Glen). Dinah happily grows up inside the red tent where ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: destiny, family life, couples, dishonesty, wooing, family relations, hopes, society, siblings relations, couple relations, bible, old testament
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east, holy land
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 3.6
 814
Dark Relic (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 1099 A.D.: A battle-weary knight leads his men home from the Holy Land after years of fighting. But the supposedly holy relic he’s carrying bears a terrible curse…
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, on the road, good versus evil, adventurer, clergy, battles, religions or cults, supernatural, deadly, danger, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This four-hour miniseries is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: survival, society, rebelliousness, battles, rebellion, hopes, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, political unrest, siege, roman, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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 5.4
 320
Noah's Ark (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Argentina, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An animated comedy that recreates the misadventures of the passengers of the Ark built by Noah as per God’s request. It’s just that living together does not seem to come easy for the passengers on board.
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, based on the bible
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: miraculous event, heroes, animal life, partners, isolation, ship, fish out of water, family, confined, imaginary, escapades, life turned upside down ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, biblical
Plot: society, youth, family relations, parents and children, young heroes, family life, gospel, christian, journey, messiah, jesus christ
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, palestine
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Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, History
Country: Italy, Algeria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Brancaleone è di nuovo in viaggio con la sua banda di straccioni. Questa volta è diretto in Terra Santa, alla conquista del Santo Sepolcro. Improvvisamente Brancaleone e i suoi, fedeli al papa Gregorio, vengono attaccati dai soldati seguaci ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, italian comedy
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, parody, rivalry, danger, lake or river, ocean or sea, heroic mission, wizards and magicians, escapades, adventure, crusade
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land
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 5.4
 113
Story of Judas (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: jesus christ, clergy, betrayal, society, intrigue, dishonesty, desert, friends, friendship, rivalry, religions or cults, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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The Jews Are Coming (2014)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Satire sketches, examining the history of the Jewish people since biblical times.
Style: biting, witty, clever, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: social satire, jewish, political satire, society, disorder, bible story, bible, sketch
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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 5.7
 514
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, leadership, obsessive quest, heroes, clergy, escapades, heroic mission, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: israel, europe, holy land
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The High Crusade (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medieval crusaders from the 13th century are captured by aliens. However, this can not stop them to conquer the Holy Land.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: evil alien, space travel, alien, knight, spacecraft, good versus evil, changing the past or future, adventure, heroic mission, nothing goes right, space wars, distant planet ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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 6.6
 834
This is Sodom (2010)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Israel, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When ancient Sodom is doomed to destruction due to its people's corrupt ways, Lot is the only righteous man destined to be spared.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, farce, dishonesty, fall in love, social decay, disorder, religions or cults, race against time, parody, society, switching roles, chases and races ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, israel
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