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, captivating, epic, realistic, biblical and stylized films and TV shows about / with religion, society, religions or cults, heroes, betrayal, bible, jewish, hopes, redemption and christianity plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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holy land movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as holy land: Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Abraham (1993), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), David (1997), Ben Hur (2003), Son of God (2014), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Noah (2014).

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, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, jesus christ, faith, back from the dead, jesus, miraculous event, betrayal, execution, rabbi ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, 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: biblical, bleak, epic, factual, rough ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, torture, religion, sacrifice, bible, jesus, religions or cults, suffering, roman empire, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.1
 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: serious, epic, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: bible, prophet, desert, redemption, miraculous event, heroic mission, society, human spirit, adventure, hopes, bible story, city ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, bible, religion, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, prophet, destiny, miraculous event, religions or cults, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
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 6.9
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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: atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prophet, battles, tragic hero, heroes, king, folk hero, royal family, political unrest, head of state, couples, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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 7.0
 824
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, captivating, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, rivalry, human spirit, heroes, captivity, society, betrayal, battles, redemption, getting home, corrupted ruler, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, jerusalem
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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, based on the bible, serious ...
Plot: jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, prophet, resurrection, torture, tragic hero, idealism, clergy, belief, oracle, society ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, betrayal, sin, redemption, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, prophecy, miraculous event ...
Time: ancient history, 30s, 1st century, 1930s
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: date night, boys' night
Plot: battles, knight, warrior, siege, king, war, christianity, military, muslim, swords and armor, army, journey ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: jerusalem, holy land, middle east, england, israel ...
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 5.8
 238K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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, angel, forces of nature, christianity, god, adventure, human nature, god or devil, end of the world, belief, chaos ...
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: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: roman empire, fighting the system, hopes, society, rebellion, idealism, rise and fall, jesus christ, religion, self sacrifice, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: strong female presence, survival, political unrest, society, rebellion, rebelliousness, siege, love and romance, religion, curses spells and rituals, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, israel, middle east, jerusalem
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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, realistic, tricky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, religions or cults, jesus, angel, bible, childbirth, miraculous event, prophecy, priest, pregnancy, sacrifice, family relations ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, palestine, 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, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, christianity, holy grail, uncover truth, adventure, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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 7.3
 3K
The Red Tent (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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, biblical ...
Plot: old testament, siblings relations, family relations, destiny, strong female character, female bonding, tragedy, betrayal, female protagonist, love, storytelling, women in society ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land
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The Final Inquiry (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy, USA, 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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, roman empire, betrayal, supernatural, rabbi, religions or cults, folk hero, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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: epic, biblical, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: jesus christ, betrayal, desert, miraculous event, temptation, redemption, human spirit, leadership, hopes, tragic hero, society, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, egypt
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Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: stylized, captivating, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, monastery, knight, heroes, danger, war, forbidden love, battles, nun, adaptation, religion, horse riding ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, sweden, holy land, middle east
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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, injustice, political unrest, tragic hero, heroic mission, state affairs, christianity, dishonesty, temptation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, egypt, israel ...
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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: stylized, exciting, epic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: hopes, heroes, escapades, society, human nature, religions or cults, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 6.4
 843
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: realistic, epic, serious, christian film, biblical
Plot: love affair, parents and children, folk hero, dishonesty, tragic hero, love triangle, society, redemption, love and romance, couple relations, master and servant, family relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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 6.4
 720
Solomon (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 166 min.
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: sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic, epic ...
Plot: heroes, battles, society, tragic hero, political unrest, royal family, leadership, healing power, legends and myths, couple relations, religions or cults, betrayal ...
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: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, biblical
Plot: state affairs, parents and children, siblings relations, rise to the top, hopes, anti heroes, family relations, anti hero, society, betrayal, royal family, family problems ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land
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 8.1
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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: cult film, controversial, humorous, clever, witty ...
Plot: satire, roman empire, parody, farce, dungeon, weirdo, mistaken identity, execution, christmas, crucifix, cult, jewish ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, jerusalem
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 3.5
 854
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: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: knight, good versus evil, deadly creature, heroic mission, supernatural, heroes, danger, battles, rivalry, adventurer, deadly, obsessive quest ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
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 5.2
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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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: noah's ark, miraculous event, ship, life turned upside down, partners, animal life, isolation, fish out of water, nothing goes right, unlikely partners, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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: parody, escapades, adventure, heroes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, wizards and magicians, ocean or sea, lake or river, burned at the stake ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land
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 5.4
 122
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: religions or cults, friends, dishonesty, betrayal, society, intrigue, clergy, friendship, rivalry, desert, mountain, 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: offbeat, biting, witty, humorous, controversial ...
Plot: satire, social satire, political satire, society, disorder, bible story, sketch, bible, jewish
Place: israel, middle east, holy land
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 5.6
 533
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, captivating, serious, epic
Plot: adventure, pope, friendship, crusade, battles, war, military, leadership, heroic mission, rivalry, society, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: israel, holy land, europe
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