Best Movies About Jesus Christ

Which Jesus movie was the coolest, most influential and most touching?

The Top Ten

1 The Passion of the Christ

I love this movie, it shows that how He suffered for our sins. But I want to tell every viewers that, Love Him not only because He suffered but love Him because He loved us first and because of that love He suffered for us. So love Him, Obey Him, be faithfull to Him... amen.

This movie me to very much through word and visually depicts what happened. In all honesty, from study the true horror of what Jesus endured was beyond what we saw in this movie... but I am not sure they could rate a movie that was any more accurate. And reading what another person wrote in their review...Our SAVOIR...did more for us than any one person could imagine. Imagine you having to endure everything you watch... intentionally going through every bit of the pain...and suffering...even before he was forced to carry his on cross to the spot where he would knowingly let them nail his body onto the cross before being lifted to its standing position. It should be each and everyone of us on that cross... This is a true MASTERPIECE... I wish somebody would please with the same intensity in a mini series of Jesus life...birth through childhood to his ministry to his final act... Tried watching a new mini series recently on the History channel done by a ...more

I really loved the movie after watching it I really feel that he is the king of all kings and had really changes my view on god..

This is the most moving of all the films about Christ. I don't usually cry when watching a film, but this was gut-wrenching, as it really was. To know that Christ walked into this knowing what would happen simply rips our hearts out. And if we believe Jesus was the Christ, but also completely MAN, then the suffering had to be REAL. Otherwise, he didn't really feel the pain and suffering and then the entire point of the crucifixion is lost. So, gory and bloody and horrible as depicted, it needs to be for us to even begin to understand the sacrifice made by the Father--to submit his beloved Son to such as this--because of God's love of US. The most powerful scene for me was Christ stumbling and seeing his mother Mary, saying to her that "I make all things new." I was a Christian from childhood, but this line brought me back to the point. I need to watch this whenever I feel myself slipping.

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2 Jesus of Nazareth

I don't know HOW Robert Powell managed to make himself seem like the Lord Himself, but somehow he managed to do it. We can't know every aspect of Jesus' personality, and we can't know what His aura really felt like. But this felt so real...

Best depiction of the parable of the Lost Son you'll ever see. Peter is down to a T. Every scene, every situation leaves the churchy movies in the dust. Strong, powerful film.

This is the most amazing movie, it truly touches your heart.

The Best Movie and Actors looked liked the main characters themselves- Jesus, the Apostles and the Jewish officials less violent and more scriptural verses from the main character himself. Loved the Baptist John character in the film. The All-timed Best film on Jesus Christ.

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3 King of Kings

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This is such a great movie. It showed he was man. Even showed anger. This movie drew you in could feel his feelings. The actor who played the role of Jesus showed every feeling through his eyes. If you don't have a deep love and compassion for our Lord you will after this movie.

I love king of kings! Wait a minute... Where. Is. Godspell?

I have always liked this story. Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus shows us the many aspects of Christ as man and God.

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4 Jesus

Although this film has some good points, it is ultimately blasphemous. I've watched it twice now, and have been sufficiently shocked to determine not to do so again.

Jeremy Sisto is well chosen: he looks the part and is sweet, gentle and loving; but he is at the mercy of mistaken directing and a trivializing script in which words from the bible which everyone knows, are abbreviated and modernized, losing much of their meaning in the process.

In trying to present Jesus as an ordinary man, the film goes too far, and the result is that he appears as a downbeat, hippy type, who is even capable of committing venial sins. It is very wrong to show him as capable of petty irritation, as when he wrestles with tools and throws them about after the death of Joseph (as opposed to his driving sinful traders from the Temple, which is done in a spirit of righteous anger). More than once, he is also shown dancing wildly, which is incompatible with the dignity of Jesus. The invention of ...more

JESUS CHRIST the directing was good, the story drifted away a lot!

I think this is my favorite film depicting Jesus as a real human. Like ALL film, it is our human interpretation of Christ. There are scenes which show him reacting as a real man would react. The Bible (and almost all theologies) tell us he was MAN, experiencing human emotions. It is tempting to think of Him as God walking around in human form, but not really feeling frustration, anger, grief, laughter, and real temptation. This depiction lets me see him as a real man who picked up His mission given to him by His Father. Did Jesus not ask his Father to take the cup of unbelievable suffering from him, if possible. This helps to remind me that he knows exactly what I'm feeling because he felt it, too. And I can turn to HIM in all circumstances with all my needs and know He understands and is present always to help me and to forgive my sins. He is always with me.

This is a very good interpretation of what has happened. Ispecially I like the comments of the evil and the answer of Jesus to those comments.
What we must understand is that Jesus died for all of us. He showed how one can love others, he showd the true love, and the rest is our choice, we chose the Good or the Bad.

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5 Visual Bible: Gospel of John

This is the very Best Movie on the Gospel of John thus far. It is word for word and acting is superb. Only word that was omitted by this translation in this movie was when Jesus said told his brother he was not going to the Festival but then went anyway. The King James translation has the word Yet as in not going YET. Emphasis on the word Yet.

I have watched this movie many, many times It's awesome!

This is the greatest story and movie ever told about our Lord JESUS CHRIST, The LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS and true lover of all mankind. The movie was the only verse by verse of the greatest book in the bible, the book of John. The actors were anointed. Truly Lord JESUS is the SAVIOR and LORD of the world.

awesome movie! just love the way the actor portrays jesus' character

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6 The Greatest Story Ever Told

This the greatest movie My family has watched this every year for Easter and the cast is wonderful


A truly moving film.

I would love to watch this movie because it don't only tell us how JESUS have suffer for us but it gives us courage and it let us know that we are never alone. AND most importantly
It let us know that JESUS LOVES US NO MATTER WHAT.

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7 The Nativity Story

Best movie ever

I watched this movie at Christmas. It did portray what Mary and Joseph went through. I like this movie and I will by a copy of it at a Christian book store.

My husband and I watch this on Christmas Eve every year. The betrayal of Mary and especially Joseph is especially realistic and spiritually moving.

The nativity Story is a great movie if you haven't seen it I suggest you rent it

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8 The Last Temptation of Christ

A true masterpiece. Music, filming, acting, storytelling and feeling. This Movie takes you closer to Jesus than ever. Although it is not an orthodox biblical account it takes you further down the road to Jesus as Christ. See it and enjoy it.

One of the greatest movies ever made, The Last Temptation of Christ helped a Christian like me who has a lot of doubts about his faith and it has strengthen my faith. While this movie changes a lot of things in the Bible, it’s goal is for its viewers to understand why Jesus had to be crucified. If you can get passed the alterations to the story, you will be rewarded with a fantastic movie and if you are religious, maybe even a possible religious experience like I did.

What was the "last temptation? " The temptation to not be Jesus Christ at all, to turn his back on his mission and get married, live a normal life, raise some kids. Not die a painful early death. It is completely non-biblical, of course. But if you have ever wondered if there were days when just being a normal man sounded pretty darn good to Jesus, and then you wondered how he summoned the internal strength to resist this "last temptation" and fulfill his mission and die on the cross, with full awareness of the beauty of the life he was giving up, the life he would never be allowed to complete as a human being on earth, this is the movie for you. Very much a "movie of ideas" that sets out to explore this question, and a powerful job of it.

This is the best movie. It shows Jesus as a person. It shows the internal torture he went through. His wanting to have a normal life, but having the courage to give that up to fulfill a higher purpose. If Jesus was simply a god, and did not want anything but to be crucified, he wouldn't have wept over it, and had to work up the courage to go through with it. This movie actually shows how much of a sacrifice he made. I also like how it showed his relationship with Judas. I never bought into the idea that Jesus did not plan Judas' betrayal. If he knew he had to be crucified, he would have worked to make it happen.

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9 Ben Hur

One of the few remakes to be even better than the original if not equal to.

This movie was not only one of the greatest movies ever made, but one of the best ones about Jesus, and about redemption and forgiveness. And a great chariot race!

A great film. About ones encounter with the Lord, depicts truly how the Lord loves you and never leaves you. Should be in top five.

If you people don't know what this movie is, then you've been living under a rock. This is one of the biggest movies of all time which has won 11 oscars.

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10 The Miracle Maker

This movie has really helped me to catch the reality of the person of Jesus and helps me to relate to Him today as He is a resurrected man that we are to actually have a relationship with.

This was definitely the best, closest to the Biblical account, and most accurate in terms of what the people might have looked like. I wish it could be shown on network T.V..

Straightforward telling of the life of Jesus as recorded in the Bible. I loved the different animation techniques used to illustrate flashbacks. The stop action animation was very impressive.

This movie is so brilliant crafted in the stop motion animation world I give it a rating of 1 million stars & thumbs up. It is a film all families can sit down together an watch.

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The Contenders

11 Jesus Christ Superstar

I liked the musical went to see it in year 6 my teacher was biblical no didn't teach creationism, but could be like Dot Cotton in EastEnders.

I don't understand how one person can only watch one minute of it and form an opinion one way or another, let alone take it out of context, or rather, take the point it is emphasizing (heavy emotions Jesus was really going through) as a mockery. It was illustrating his struggles, not the author questioning him. This movie does not downplay Jesus at all, it shows His sacrifice and the human aspect of His time on Earth. He was a human and the Son of God. If He were just God, God could have just come out of the clouds and speak to everyone. He had to go through the struggles. I strongly encourage you to watch the whole movie in that vein and I can't guarantee you will like it, but I feel you'll come away with a better impression than one minute. You have to look at different people's perspectives, like Judas' or Mary. (Though I do think it incorrectly makes the mistake everyone makes in thinking Mary was the prostitute that was addressed in the biblical passage right before Mary was ...more

This is an incredibly brilliant film. The story of Jesus is told through music with passion you feel to your core. I loved it as a kid and I still watch it every Easter now with my own children. The music is some of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rices best. This is definitely my choice as the best Jesus movie ever made. I love it!

It's a great movie and its music was too good... more of that composition with modern world is fabulous... that claim that Jesus was also relevant in now days.

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12 The Gospel According to St. Matthew

This is okay. Did you know the actor for Jesus was 19 at the time?

This is a unique movie about Jesus simply because it is black and white, from the 1960s, Italian made, and true to the Matthew version. Straight up Jesus, no messing around.

If this is the movie in which Jesus is played by Bruce Marchiano, then it's the best Jesus movie I've ever seen. He is portrayed as a very human man AND the blessed Son of God; he laughed, smiled, hugged and kissed His followers as true children of His Father in heaven.

Powerful and astonishing representation the struggle to communicate God's love

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13 The Visual Bible: Matthew

The best portrayed Bible film of Jesus! The Holy Spirit of God was more evident and
this actor even looks the part of what Jesus might look like. I prayed for the actor's total conversion if he was already not already a believer Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
It was a great film, by far my favourite!

Life changing film, this is best portrayal of Jesus I've ever seen!

Fantastic film. Bruce Marchiano's portrayal of Jesus was wonderful. The whole production was a very Spiritual one. A must to see. should be in the top 5. A Jesus anointed with the oil of JOY & this movie is a JOY to watch as well

Jesus was played perfect; Jesus helped the actor with the perfect spirit!

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14 Judas

this has to be one of the best. otherwise it wouldn't be on this list of best works of art on a mythical shepherd

15 The Jesus Film

Though lacking in special effects (c. 1979) it was filmed on site in Israel. It is the most accurate movie because the Gospel of Luke serves as the script, thereby avoiding inaccuracies attributed to "artistic license." Consequently, it doesn't incorporate elements of the other Gospel accounts to form a "harmony" of the Gospels synthesis, but the up front disclaimer that the story is based solely on Luke's gospel is a satisfactory explanation. I think "docudrama" would be a more accurate description than movie. It is powerful and engaging in it's presentation of the historical Jesus. In the early 2000s an Old Testament introduction and closing was made available to help contextualize the story of Jesus in the larger biblical narrative and prophetic promises related to the Messiah.

While many movies made about Jesus Christ, most with out the inparation of Holy Spirit, this movie remain faithful to the Bible without personal interpretation, which remains the most fruitful Jesus movie ever made!

This film is the Gospel of Luke verbatim, word for word. Therefore it is the best film on Jesus & the gospel. I personally took the reel to reel version of this film with projector & generator & showed to 3rd world viewers many who had never seen a “movie”. God has truly blessed this film with millions of decisions for Christ after viewing it.

The most viewed, most translated film (more than 1200 languages) in history, this docudrama has every word Jesus speaks come directly from the Bible.

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16 Risen

Spellbinding. As seen through a non- believers eyes this movie is the incredible tale of a Roman soldier who through the miracles of Jesus Christ becomes a believer. Beautiful!

This is made like a real movie with a great story, great acting and great production value. The shock of an unbelieveable truth rocks the protagonist tribune's world as he adjusts and longs to understand more about who Yeshua is. Historically, well-researched and set as stated in the exposition in the beginning of the movie, when the tribune is asked, "have you come far? " It makes the idea of a resurrection, as incredible as it may seem to any reasonable person, a reality.

I thought the movie was very good, did show from an unbelievers eyes the miracle of gaining spiritual sight of a hardened heart being turned into flesh from stone. The movie was not biblical, it took artistic license but that is fine with me it gives the world a reason to hunger for more. To learn more about the miracle of salvation through redemption. Where I was lost now I am found comes to mind. The world was forever changed by the love of one man a God who put on the flesh of man to redeem the world to Himself. Jesus Christ King of kings and Lord of lords.

A Brilliant movie!

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17 Mary, Mother of Jesus
18 Son of God

This is such a good movie I love it may God bless those who are spreading his glory

It shows the life of Jesus, his love and teaching. It goes a little more detailed than Passion of Christ. It really shows that Jesus had love for every single person and even for the ones that wrongfully mistreated him even down to the time of his death on the cross. This movie is inspiring.

Should at least be second to Passion of Christ. - 2storm

A beautiful movie indeed. I should've visited the theatre during the movie release

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19 God's Not Dead

Abysmal performances and harmful stereotypes are riddled throughout this painful movie from start to finish. - TheRiceKing

God cannot die, yes this is true. This movie speak up my mind.

This is a great movie which shows that we should no longer be ashamed with our Lord and freely speak about Him.

What's this movie doing on this list?!?!?! - clusium

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20 Jesus Camp

Um yes this is the most accurate depiction of christians


21 Godspell

A deeply moving interpretation of the Gospel for our modern world showing the love of Christ is not confined to the traditional and frequently stilted portrayal of the God/Man who walked among us, loved us and enter into deep, passionate and intense relationships with others.

This musical is based on the life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of St. Matthew. However, what makes this movie special is that it is set in modern times. It shows us the teachings of Christ in a way never done before. Excellent songs, entertaining story and a powerful message.

22 Monty Python's Life of Brian

I don't know how Christians are gonna react when they see this movie on the list.

Controversial and funny on its release. Not so funny today. Often comedy dates, so does Brian.

It should be higher

This is a funny movie about a guy named Brian; that's all.

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23 Killing Jesus

A historically accurate, riveting portrayal of a very human Jesus who proves to be the Son of God!

One of the best film I guess

Fantastic, historically accurate depiction of the life of Jesus of Nazareth! People of all faiths will enjoy this film and learn more about who Jesus of Nazareth was, what others witnessed Him do, and why He is such an important historical figure - so influential, in fact, that the world began a new calendar method based on His life and death. The highest-published book in modern times is partly about His life (The Bible).

But His goal was not to change the calendar, nor to sell books, or gain fame, or anything else; His mission was simply to change hearts.

This movie (and the book it’s based on) has the power to change people’s minds about Jesus. Read it and watch it! Then read the New Testament for yourself. 😊

24 The Encounter

Great movie, makes you think.

Bruce Marchiano is my favourite actor playing Jesus. He is a method actor and has a strong relationship with Christ. He played a server at the Last Chance Diner. There He offers love, assistance and forgiveness to a number of strangers. The devil shows up and is trying to gather souls for Hell. Excellent cast. This is the most relatable Jesus I've ever watched on the screen. And honestly, who doesn't love the idea of Jesus making a personal appearance to help us out?

Great inspirational movie period!

I watch this movie twice it is a hearthwarming story also makes me cry

25 The Case for Christ

What a great movie based upon an amazing true story when a young journalist who was an atheist set out to prove that Christ never died on the cross. In his search for truth he approaches some of the most respected names of scientists and other experts to disprove the Crucifixion as a myth instead of truth.

26 The War Room

Absolute must watch movie for every family! Love it.

It made me realize I need to clean out a closet and have a prayer room

Loved this movie it made me a better and understanding person

27 The Star

The movie is entertaining to kids and adults

Great movie

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28 The Young Messiah

Very touching thought on Jesus during one year of his life as a child but of course it is fiction. Still enjoyed it.

Loved the book and the movie

Very Best movie About Child jesus

29 The Robe

This is a movie worth watching and belongs in the top 10

I agree, should have received one of the top five spots.

Should have received one of the top five spots

Should of gotten one of top five spots!

30 Jesus: He Lived Among Us

Yes jesus is always with us

31 The Jesus Movie
32 Quo Vadis
33 The Life of Brian

I love Monty Python

34 The Testaments

My favorite movie of all times <3 Changed my life and I recognized the stories and felt them so strong <3
I love my Savior

35 The Last Days in the Desert

Jesus being tempted by the devil and an unusual run in with a family

36 Barabbas

This movie is about Barabbas, the person who is saved by people of Jerusalem. One of the best movies to show lifestyle of that people.

37 I Can Only Imagine

Wonderful movie!

38 Heaven Is Real

This movie touched our hearts!

This is an excellent movie and will touch the hearts of many

39 The Encounter: Paradise Lost

Bruce Marchianon returns playing a Jesus, with whom anyone would be lucky to have an encounter! He doesn't play him as wimpy, but as the man who loves every member of his human creation like a father who wants nothing more than to provide the best for His children. I honestly must say, I really hope, when my time comes, that Jesus will be a lot like Bruse (or vice versa). You'll be blessed if you watch this one!

40 Alison's Choice

Again, Bruce Marchiano plays a Jesus that can touch any heart. He plays Jesus/God as a loving Father, attempting to convince His creation that.He knows what us best. Channel Morrison plays opposite Marchiano and does a superb job playing a young woman, in trouble that Jesus comes to visit. Jesus is a very kind Creator in this movie, but he is not someone who will mollycoddle the situation or person in it. (Marchiano reprises his role from other movies like The Encounter and The Encounter Paradise Lost).

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