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, biblical, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with religions or cults, society, religion, heroes, redemption, betrayal, christianity, hopes, christian and desert plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany 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), David (1997), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Life of Brian (1979), Noah (2014), The Master and Margarita (2005), Son of God (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, 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
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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, war, siege, military, christianity, army, rise to the top, adventure, public execution ...
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, clergy, religion, religions or cults, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, bible ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.1
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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: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: king, tragic hero, folk hero, head of state, family, bible, prophet, leadership, rise to the top, heroes, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east
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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, stylized, biblical, harsh, serious ...
Plot: destiny, bible, ancient egypt, christianity, god, religion, miraculous event, religions or cults, uninhibited rivalry, royal family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, holy land, middle east, israel
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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, twists and turns, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secret, artifact, ancient, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: holy land, europe, france, jerusalem, paris france ...
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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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, farce, mistaken identity, stoning, balcony, graffiti, gladiator, parody, legends and myths, execution, anti heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, middle east, jerusalem, palestine
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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, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, forces of nature, human nature, natural disaster, christianity, god, god or devil, moral dilemma, belief, ship, adventure ...
Time: ancient history
Place: 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, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, society, black magic, supernatural, politics, temptation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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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: 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
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 7.0
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, betrayal, redemption, adventure, family, captivity, confined, heroes, state affairs, master warrior, getting home, vengeance ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem, israel
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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: epic, exciting, serious
Plot: bible, anti heroes, leadership, adventure, human spirit, miraculous event, religions or cults, heroes, society, family relations, redemption, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting
Plot: religions or cults, society, human nature, escapades, heroes, hopes, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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: adventure, monastery, nun, obsessive quest, danger, war, escapades, heroes, love and romance, master warrior, forbidden love, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land, sweden, europe, middle east
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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, 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
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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, 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 ...
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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: epic, surreal, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: temptation, desert, christianity, betrayal, roman, blasphemy, jesus christ, cross, prophecy, redemption, sin, immortality ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Oscar-nominated film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the last weeks before the crucifixion of Jesus. The film was directed by Norman Jewison. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for two 1974 Golden Globe Award for ...
Style: biblical, lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, christianity, religion, hopes, jesus, singing, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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The Antagonists (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 394 min.
Story: After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, roman empire, tragic hero, battles, military, siege, leadership, rebelliousness, political unrest, war, religions or cults, politics ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, palestine, israel
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 7.8
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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
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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
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Crusade in Jeans (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dolf a 15 year old boy is sent back in time by a timemachine. Accidentally he is sent back to the Middle Ages. He is rescued by children who are part of a childrens' crusade, on their way to rescue Jeruzalem. During the trip Dolf finds out the ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, crusade, time machine, young heroes, young lovers, crusader, rescue, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Jesus Christ Superstar - Live Arena Tour (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Celebrating 40 years since it first opened in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Laurence Connor, promises to be the rock event of 2012. The star-studded line-up includes award-winning ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, realistic
Plot: folk hero, hotshot hero, singer, rock star, broadway musical, rise to the top, redemption, religions or cults, heroes, hopes, society, superhuman powers ...
Place: 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, christian film
Plot: anti heroes, roman empire, folk hero, jesus christ, resurrection, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, society, state affairs, unfulfillment, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
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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
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The Hunt for the Hidden Relic (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 182 min.
Story: STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: archaeologist, time travel, chase, adventure, jesus christ, antique, chases and races, imaginary, supernatural, danger, escapades, changing the past or future ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history
Place: israel, holy land, middle east
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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: 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
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 6.6
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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: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tragic hero, leadership, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, heroes, state affairs, betrayal, rise to the top, couple relations, legends and myths, battles ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, mystery, murder mystery, crime, cruise, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey
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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
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