Based on the bible movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on the bible movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out based on the bible, serious, biblical, epic, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with religion, heroes, society, christian, hopes, bible, religions or cults, christianity, redemption and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on the bible: The Ten Commandments (2007), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), Samson (2018), Noah's Ark (2007), Cain & Abel (1982), The Visual Bible - Acts (1994), The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969), Paul: The Emissary (1997), Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963), St. Paul (2000).

List of based on the bible movies

The Ten Commandments (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This vibrantly animated feature recounts the biblical epic of the Hebrew prophet Moses and the Ten Commandments. Led by the word of God, Moses challenges the ominous Egyptian pharaoh, performs miracles and guides the chosen people on a 40-year ...
Style: semi serious, epic, feel good, based on the bible
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: miraculous event, against the odds, oracle, escapades, family relations, heroic mission, siblings relations, babies and infants, imaginary, hopes, family, redemption ...
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Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten ...
Style: biblical, based on the bible
Plot: roman empire, christian, christianity, trust, prayer, friendship, imprisonment, apostle
Time: 1st century, 60s
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 4.4
 3K
Samson (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
Style: biblical, based on the bible
Plot: good versus evil, warrior, humiliation, prince, soldier, torture, mistrust, oppression, femme fatale, seduction, betrayal, death ...
Place: israel
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 5.4
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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: 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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Cain & Abel (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this modern-day version of the biblical legend on Cain and Abel, strong-willed matriarch Señora Pina favors her younger son Ellis over the older Loren whom she blames for the death of her husband. Ellis grows up cowardly and spoiled while Loren ...
Style: based on the bible
Plot: revenge, last will and testament, drunk, pregnant, grandmother, death of girlfriend, pregnant woman, martyr, tractor, bully, sibling rivalry, maid ...
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The Visual Bible - Acts (1994)
Genre: History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: The Visual Bible: Acts is a 1994 Christian film that depicts the events of the Acts of the Apostles from the Bible's New Testament. All of the dialogue is word-for-word scripture, taken directly from the New International Version of the Bible.
Style: christian film, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: apostle, christian, christianity, religion
Time: 1st century
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The Sin of Adam and Eve (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Absurd retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, this was the first of several biblical movies by director Miguel Zacarías that were intended to inspire the faithful but only inspired laughter instead. This film gained much notoriety due to the ...
Style: based on the bible
Plot: paradise, male objectification, religion, old testament, naked in public, male nudity, adam and eve, biblical reference
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Paul: The Emissary (1997)
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Duration: 51 min.
Story: Robert Marcarelli - In this impressive drama, starring Gary Cooper, we follow Saul the angry zealot to Paul the servant of Christ, who will pay any price to bring his message to the world. - Garry Cooper, Leon Lissek, Kermit Christman
Style: biblical, christian film, based on the bible
Plot: bible, stoning, apostle, martyr, healing, judaism, sermon, religious conversion, evangelist, earthquake, execution, storm ...
Time: 1st century
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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three strongmen hunt down a murderous sea monster.
Style: based on the bible
Plot: hercules, horse, sea monster, sword fight, fight, battlefield, duel, mythology, spear, shipwreck, mistaken identity, ambush ...
Place: greece, ancient greece
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 6.4
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St. Paul (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 170 min.
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, based on the bible
Plot: roman empire, bible, folk hero, redemption, clergy, betrayal, society, against the odds, legends and myths, hopes, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, jerusalem, rome italy
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David and Goliath (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The big-budget, epic film on young King David who took on the mighty warrior Goliath against all odds.
Style: biblical, based on the bible
Plot: king, mythology, warrior, christian, prayer, faith, bible story, choked to death, camel, white flag, thunder, soldier ...
Time: ancient world
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The Book of Esther (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Ester becomes King Xerxes’ queen, her Cousin Mordecai and that despicable Haman engage in a dangerous game of intrigue for control of the young Persian King Xerxes.
Style: biblical, bleak, semi serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, old testament, self discovery, genocide, destiny, society, escapades, manipulations, against humanity, heroic mission, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he weeps at Joseph’s funeral, throws stones in Lake Galilee when meeting ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: jewish, christianity, judaism, resurrection, bible, sin, clergy, temptation, society, heroes, hopes, miraculous event ...
Place: palestine
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The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, based on the bible, biblical
Plot: old testament, conquering, state affairs, hotshot hero, miraculous event, confined, hopes, escapades, religions or cults, religious, society, oracle ...
Time: ancient history
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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 Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A word for word depiction of the life of Jesus Christ from the Good News Translation Bible as recorded in the Gospel of John.
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, based on the bible
Plot: christian, religions or cults, ambition, betrayal, injustice, idealism, tragic hero, clergy, miraculous event, state affairs, heroic mission, hopes ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
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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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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, epic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: slavery, adventure, family, freedom, family relations, hopes, heroic mission, folk hero, heroes, leadership, king, prince ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, ambition, anti heroes, life is a bitch, against the odds, leadership, dishonesty, heroes, obsessive quest, clergy, injustice ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: middle east, holy land, rome italy, israel
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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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One Night with the King (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: This amazing biblical drama chronicles the brave and historic legend of Hadassah, a Jewish orphan with exceptional beauty who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther ...
Style: biblical, captivating, epic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: save the day, royal court, anti semitism, queen, old testament, heroes, state affairs, destiny, orphan, society, hopes, rise to the top ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: epic, captivating, stylized, serious, biblical ...
Plot: folk hero, heroes, danger, a vision, escapades, state affairs, human spirit, leadership, visionary, against the odds, society, redemption ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, holy land
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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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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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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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 5.2
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King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, tragic hero, state affairs, adventure, religions or cults, heroes, royal family, dishonesty, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Get ready as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure in Big Idea's first full-length, 3-D animated feature film. This is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you've never seen it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, feel good, based on the bible
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, oracle, cooking and food, escapades, anti heroes, friends, heroic mission, hopes, adventure, goofy hero, redemption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible's Book of Genesis, Joseph's gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.
Style: serious, feel good, based on the bible, christian film
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: false accusation, reunion, bible, ancient egypt, heroes, siblings relations, parents and children, family, adventure, hopes, state affairs, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: africa, middle east, egypt
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 7.7
 2K
Joseph (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, biblical, based on the bible
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, society, royal family, religions or cults, vengeance, siblings relations, adventure, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, bible ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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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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