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, captivating, epic and realistic films and TV shows about / with religion, bible, hopes, society, religions or cults, heroes, miraculous event, jewish, christian and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in USA, Italy, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on the bible: One Night with the King (2006), Son of God (2014), The Bible: Moses (1995), Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Jesus (1999), Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Black Nativity (2013), The Ten Commandments (2007).

List of based on the bible movies

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, based on the bible, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: old testament, save the day, medieval, destiny, battlefield, royal court, queen, judaism, rise to the top, royal family, betrayal, anti semitism ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia, egypt, israel, iran
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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, based on the bible, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: prophet, jesus christ, religions or cults, chosen one, tragic hero, resurrection, bible, torture, jesus, christianity, idealism, clergy ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land
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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.
TV show
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: biblical, epic, serious, based on the bible, disturbing ...
Plot: religions or cults, ten commandments, danger, hopes, leadership, state affairs, heroes, society, oracle, miraculous event, bible, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
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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, psychological, christian film, sentimental ...
Plot: apostle, bible, christianity, roman empire, imprisonment, christian, friendship, trust, prayer, faith, false accusation, adventure ...
Time: 1st century, 60s
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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: uplifting, captivating, exciting, stylized, based on the bible ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: slavery, adventure, freedom, ancient egypt, prince, pharaoh, family relations, self discovery, leadership, hopes, pyramid, easter ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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 6.0
 3K
Jesus (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible, surprise ending ...
Plot: bible, jesus christ, christianity, resurrection, society, hopes, religions or cults, sin, leadership, jesus, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Place: palestine
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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, biblical, serious, atmospheric, based on the bible ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, jesus, self sacrifice, roman empire, resurrection, god or devil, back from the dead, faith, betrayal, rabbi, execution ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 1930s, 30s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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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: serious, atmospheric, based on the bible, epic
Plot: miraculous event, tragic hero, idealism, false accusation, human spirit, heroic mission, leadership, clergy, ambition, hopes, betrayal, rise and fall ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
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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, captivating, serious ...
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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Black Nativity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, based on the bible
Plot: christmas, religions or cults, family relations, society, hopes, miraculous event, pregnancy, soul music, bible, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore
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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: feel good, semi serious, based on the bible, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: miraculous event, siblings relations, good versus evil, danger, escapades, imaginary, human spirit, religions or cults, family relations, rescue, rivalry, destiny ...
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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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, feel good, based on the bible ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: noah's ark, miraculous event, heroic mission, life turned upside down, heroes, adventure, escapades, confined, family, forces of nature, fish out of water, hopes ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 6.4
 799
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, based on the bible, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: roman empire, christianity, folk hero, bible, apostle, christian, state affairs, heroes, legends and myths, bible story, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history
Place: holy land, rome italy, jerusalem
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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: feel good, serious, based on the bible, christian film
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: heroes, false accusation, reunion, family relations, adventure, leadership, rise to the top, folk hero, betrayal, rescue, hopes, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, ancient times
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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 4.4
 4K
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, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: old testament, seduction, good versus evil, humiliation, warrior, femme fatale, mistrust, oppression, betrayal, evil king, torture, prince ...
Place: israel
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 7.1
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Jesus (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jesus is their apostles spread the peace and respect wherever they go. Performing miracles and arousing the wrath of Jewish priests until condemned to crucifixion for them.
Style: christian film, based on the bible, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: judaism, jesus, religions or cults, society, christianity, religion, temptation, sin, heroes, clergy, miraculous event, christian ...
Place: palestine
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 7.7
 3K
Joseph (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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: biblical, realistic, serious, epic, based on the bible
Plot: old testament, betrayal, family relations, religions or cults, vengeance, adventure, dishonesty, society, siblings relations, parents and children, royal family, miraculous event ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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Jesus: The Desire of Ages (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: "Jesus - The Desire of Ages" is a soft glove in a hard hand as far as Christian movies go. It packs a punch of theological and emotional power gloved in all the soft, warm fuzzies that make family viewing so enjoyable. The movie opens with ...
Style: biblical, based on the bible
Plot: bible, christian, prophecy, religious persecution, messiah, religion, roman soldier, virgin mary, disciple, crucifix, easter, crucifixion of jesus ...
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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, exciting, captivating, tense, based on the bible
Plot: old testament, king, giant, warrior, standoff, showdown, brother brother relationship, faith, bravery, bible story, heroism, prayer ...
Time: ancient world
Place: israel
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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, epic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: palace intrigue, anti semitism, betrayal, old testament, head of state, danger, society, religions or cults, self discovery, heroic mission, genocide, royal family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: persia
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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: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, old testament, conquering, hopes, escapades, heroes, oracle, society, confined, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
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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, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, politics, injustice, religions or cults, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: israel, palestine, southern italy, rome italy
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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, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: temptation, christianity, sin, redemption, betrayal, jesus christ, desert, clergy, tragic hero, hopes, roman, jesus ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s, 30s, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem, israel
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 5.3
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, 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, royal family, adventure, state affairs, tragic hero, dishonesty, heroes, religions or cults, bible, historical event, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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: witty, humorous, feel good, semi serious, christian film ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, obsessive quest, goofy hero, adventure, heroic mission, friendship, disorder, nothing goes right, escapades, ocean, ocean or sea, computer animation ...
Time: contemporary, ancient history, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: lyrical, stylized, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, hopes, dancing, jesus, religion, singing, rock and roll, music, crucifix, storytelling, atheism ...
Time: 1st century, ancient history, 70s
Place: middle east, israel, holy land, palestine
Is relevant ?
 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, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: prophet, tragic hero, heroes, battles, king, couple relations, royal family, oracle, religions or cults, couples, love affair, uninhibited rivalry ...
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, biblical, stylized, harsh, touching ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, prophet, bible, god, old testament, christianity, family relations, destiny, miraculous event, slavery, adventure ...
Time: ancient history, quarry
Place: holy land, egypt, middle east, israel
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 244K
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, chaos, god, angel, god or devil, adventure, human nature, forces of nature, christianity, end of the world, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, political unrest, friendship, infidelity, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: middle east, holy land, jerusalem
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