Jesus movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant jesus movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out biblical, serious, dramatic, light, intense and realistic films and TV shows about / with jesus, redemption, christianity, religion, catastrophe, christian, god, dialogue, religions or cults and mentor plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
jesus movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as jesus: The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), King of Kings (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Jesus of Montreal (1989), The Nativity Story (2006), Barabbas (1961), Risen (2016).

List of jesus movies

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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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, religion, hopes, singing, jesus, rock and roll, music, storytelling, atheism, christianity, dancing ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
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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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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, betrayal, society, soldier, corrupted ruler, state affairs, unfulfillment, heroic mission, life is a bitch, miraculous event, hopes, politics ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt ...
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, desert, temptation, redemption, society, death sentence, captivity, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, miraculous event, hopes, corrupted ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, dungeon, jerusalem, egypt
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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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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, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, faith, gender bending, imaginary, hopes, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, human spirit, royal family, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: southern italy, palestine, israel
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Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The sequel to the blockbuster "Left Behind". It is two weeks after the Rapture, and those who were left behind must band together to form the Tribulation Force and will prepare themselves for the worst seven years the planet will ever see.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: christianity, apocalypse, redemption, chaos and mayhem, escapades, clergy, save the world, journalism, chaos, leadership, love affair, heroes ...
Place: israel
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Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: serious, thought provoking, disturbing, gloomy, biblical ...
Plot: library, church, perfume, redemption, society, introspection, lifestyle, human nature, clergy, religions or cults, prostitute, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
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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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, sacrifice, pregnancy, priest, prophecy, temptation, oppression, angel, bible, christian, child birth, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem, palestine ...
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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, biblical, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: sword and sandal, redemption, rivalry, hopes, state affairs, unfulfillment, miraculous event, corrupted ruler, haunted by the past, betrayal, royal family, human spirit ...
Time: 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, europe, mine, jerusalem
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Risen (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in ...
Style: biblical, surprise ending, enigmatic, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: christianity, faith, apostle, resurrection, judaism, religious, investigation, desert, witness, escape, stabbed to death, massacre ...
Time: 1st century
Place: jerusalem, latin america, egypt, spain, antarctica
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Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rayford Steele is an airline pilot whose relationship with his wife has gone sour;he ponders having an affair with an attractive flight attendant, Hattie Durham. In the midst of a flight to London, a number of their passengers mysteriously ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, based on the bible ...
Plot: apocalypse, stewardess, chaos, christian, redemption, society, anti heroes, chaos and mayhem, miraculous event, workplace intrigue, save the world, heroes ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: europe, london, england, israel, iran ...
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War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: biblical, christian film, inspirational, touching, earnest ...
Plot: christian, propaganda, passive aggressive behavior, confession, african american, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, prayer, african american protagonist, closet, bible ...
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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: 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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God's Not Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After he refuses to disavow his faith, a devout Christian student (Shane Harper) must prove the existence of God or else his college philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) will fail him.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, talky, psychological ...
Plot: christian, christianity, student life, teachers and students, power relations, one on one, social relations, religions or cults, religious, society, college life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, egypt, israel, middle east
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Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, firefighter, self discovery, marriage, couple relations, introspection, hospital, fire, religious conversion, faith, dysfunctional marriage, advice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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The Body (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, biblical, bad ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, doubt, politics, redemption, state affairs, religions or cults, obsessive quest, heroes, deadly, danger, archaeologist, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem
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Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, bleak, biblical ...
Plot: miraculous event, danger, vatican, religion, supernatural, hopes, woman in danger, christian, faith, moral dilemma, investigation, demons ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy
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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, child illness, christianity, family, small town, clergy, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, cause and meaning, supernatural, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
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Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, football, underdog, religions or cults, human spirit, youth, ambition, rivalry, religious, high school life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, dark humor, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: christianity, pregnancy, high school, virginity, friendship, jewish, acceptance, hypocrisy, unwanted pregnancy, homosexual, gay, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, california, new jersey
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Taiwan, UK, USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: bleak, philosophical, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, religious persecution, crisis of faith, torture, culture clash, betrayal, japanese history, religion, doubt, martyrdom, religious icon ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, human spirit, friendship, self discovery, honest law enforcer, friends, family relations, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
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Left Behind (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish during the rapture and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, airplane, survival, redemption, drugs/alcohol, family relations, parents and children, hopes, life turned upside down, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dogma (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, satirical, clever, witty ...
Plot: god or devil, angel, heaven and hell, chosen one, save the world, good versus evil, religions or cults, obsessive quest, redemption, religion, christianity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, ancient history, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, wisconsin, illinois
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The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coma, redemption, small town, forgiveness, jealousy, preacher, minister, country, christianity, radio, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
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Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Stone (the Antichrist) becomes President of the European Union and uses his seat of power to dissolve the United Nations and create a one world government called the World Union.
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, christian film, biblical ...
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, danger, state affairs, family relations, rise to the top, siblings relations, escapades, parents and children, heroic mission, orphan, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, new york
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The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, starvation, hitchhiker, murder, sex, faith, bible, religious conversion, group sex, redemption, politics ...
Time: 90s
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End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, murder, jungle, parents and children, crimes, family relations, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, heroes, deadly, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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