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, realistic, epic, biblical, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with society, religion, religions or cults, bible, hopes, betrayal, christianity, redemption, jesus and heroes plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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holy land movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as holy land: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Abraham (1993), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), David (1997), Son of God (2014), The Dovekeepers (2015), Noah (2014), The Young Messiah (2016), A.D. The Bible Continues (2015).

List of movies set in holy land

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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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, ...
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, biblical, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, god or devil, back from the dead, faith, miraculous event, rabbi, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.2
 1K
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
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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, serious ...
Plot: ancient egypt, prophet, religion, bible, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, slavery, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, xian, israel
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 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
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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
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The Dovekeepers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, society, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, battles, curses spells and rituals, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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 5.7
 245K
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, biblical, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, god, chaos, angel, christianity, god or devil, adventure, human nature, forces of nature, end of the world, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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The Young Messiah (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea
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, emotional, serious, realistic, biblical
Plot: journey, jesus, parents and children, society, gospel, bible, family relations, young heroes, family life, youth, messiah, christian ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, egypt, palestine, israel
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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
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 7.3
 3K
The Red Tent (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
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: stylized, captivating, emotional, epic, serious ...
Plot: old testament, siblings relations, family relations, destiny, female bonding, strong female character, storytelling, women in society, tragedy, based on a novel, wisdom of life, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, israel
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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: 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
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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Morocco, USA, Italy, France
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, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: knight, battles, warrior, siege, war, king, christianity, crusade, crusader, sword fight, adventure, military ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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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: 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
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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 ...
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 7.0
 845
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: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, human spirit, captivity, rivalry, betrayal, society, heroes, battles, redemption, getting home, hopes, family ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, ancient times
Place: holy land, jerusalem, israel
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 6.7
 1K
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: biblical, serious, realistic, epic, christian film
Plot: society, love and romance, folk hero, tragic hero, dishonesty, master and servant, power relations, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, love triangle, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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 6.8
 1K
Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: gloomy, touching, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: hopes, love and romance, escapades, obsessive quest, society, romance, family relations, religions or cults, bittersweet, village, village life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: holy land, sweden, europe, middle east, eastern europe ...
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 5.6
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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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, biblical, realistic
Plot: clergy, betrayal, religions or cults, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, bible, society, desert, friendship, bible story, disciple ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It is the year 33 of the Vulgar Era. The Emperor Tiberius is troubled by strange phenomena, an earthquake and the sky turning black as an eclipse. His astrologers give him fair warning: their omens indicate that the world is in the throes of a great ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, roman empire, folk hero, unfulfillment, state affairs, deadly, supernatural, tragic hero, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 1930s, 30s
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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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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 5.4
 5K
Don Verdean (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean is hired by a local church pastor to find faith-promoting relics in the Holy Land. But after a fruitless expedition he is forced to get creative in this comedy of faith and fraud.
Style: semi serious, captivating, entertaining, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: desire for fame, society, rivalry, archaeologist, track down, self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, ambition, forgery, friendship, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holy land, usa
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, contemplative, surreal, rough ...
Plot: vikings, viking, warrior, lone wolves, captivity, heroes, danger, new world, one eyed man, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: holy land, scotland, europe, 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: twists and turns, clever, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, holy grail, conspiracy, adventure, riddles and clues, christianity, uncover truth, investigation, secrets, secret society, symbolism, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
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 5.2
 391
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: noah's ark, miraculous event, heroic mission, life turned upside down, adventure, heroes, hopes, animal life, forces of nature, family, fish out of water, isolation ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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 ...
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 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
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, biblical
Plot: royal family, parents and children, siblings relations, head of state, state affairs, hopes, anti heroes, society, betrayal, rise to the top, family relations, family problems ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
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 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
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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: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, biblical, fable
Plot: desert, devil, fasting, society, escapades, adventure, religions or cults, wilderness, family problems, prayer, praying, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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