10 Best Films About Jesus
Many people enjoy movies about Jesus and the life of Christ but can't find that many so now you can learn about 10 best films about Jesus. There are probably a few you are familiar with but some you are not. Here are the best films about Jesus.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" This movie was released in 1973 and became wrought with controversy due to its theme. The popular movie and Broadway play is based on the life of Jesus Christ during the last few weeks before his crucifixion. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and every word is sung, not spoken.
"The Passion of the Christ" Another controversial film, this was released in 2004 and directed by Mel Gibson. The reason for its controversy is the graphic depiction of the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus.
"Godspell" A favorite among many, this movie was released in 1973 and starred Victor Garber as Christ. It is a modern day musical about Christ and is a movie as well as a Broadway play.
"The Last Temptation of Christ" One of the most controversial films, it debuted in 1988 by director Martin Scorsese and featured Willem Dafoe as Christ, who has many temptations during his life leading up to his crucifixion.
"Jesus of Nazareth" This was a 1977 television movie that utilized the gospels to tell about the life of Jesus. It starred Anne Bancroft and Olivia Hussey.
"Jesus" This television movie starred Jeremy Sisto and was debuted in 1999 as a depiction of the life of Jesus Christ including his work and then his death.
"Ben Hur" Starring Charlton Heston and a classic among movies, this film showcased a Jewish prince who is sent into slavery and seeks revenge. It won 11 Academy Awards and is well known for the race scene.
"The DaVinci Code" Another controversial movie, it was released in 2006 and starred Tom Hanks as a professor delving into a religious mystery than could very well shake up Christianity by its findings.
"The King of Kings" This Cecil B. DeMille movie was released in 1927 and features the story of Mary Magdalene who is angry when Judas won't come to a feast she has prepared. She seeks out Jesus and repents.
"The Miracle Maker" Released in 2000, this is a claymation movie featuring the voices of Ralph Fiennes and Julie Christie. It tells the story of Jesus Christ.