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 The Passion of the Christ Product Image

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.

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

The Passion of the Christ is an absolute MASTERPIECE! Mel Gibson did such a good job at directing this movie. And the reason I say this because this film not only shows who Jesus was and why he came, but also because it sticks SOOO CLOSE to the Bible! The amount of detail they put into Jesus and the crucifixion is AMAZING! An Example of this is that the Jesus in this film speaks Arameac, which is the exact language that the REAL Jesus spoke. Now I'm not saying that this film this film is flawless because I did notice a few things in it that I knew ( or at least the Bible never mentioned ) never happened in the crucifixion. Some examples are: that when Jesus was in the garden praying and he stomped on the serpent, I knew that this did not really happen. But the best example I can think of is the fact that the devil/satan is just following Jesus throughout the film just watching him suffer, and while this idea is clever it sadly is not accurate ( or at least the Bible does not mention ...more

This Movie shows us how Jesus loves us that he had died on the cross for our sins. He had the horrific Death. In the Bible there is For God So Loved The World that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not be perish but have an Eternal Life John 3.16. I had watch this Movie many times. Jesus is the Great Friend, there's no friend that have the great love that he will lay down his life for his friends. So Love Him, and follow him. So remember Jesus had Died For You, he always be there for You in good times and in bad times. He always Loves You.

2 Visual Bible: Gospel of John Visual Bible: Gospel of John Product Image

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 at least 30 times and it never gets old because it is based on scripture which is ALIVE! A very special annointing on this movie and the actors and very easy to understand for anyone who has never read the bible or is unfamiliar with Jesus! My favourite Jesus film thus far!

The best portrayal of Jesus, and totally true to the Gospel of John in it's message of Jesus deity and identity as the Son of God, I have ever seen. Haunting and yet loving portrayal of Jesus by Henry Ian Cusack. A very underrated film. Will not disappoint.

Why Ifeel this is the true depiction of the life of Jesus is because it is taken completely from the scriptures itself. No glorified special effects as in most films. And could be followed by reading the gospel of John at the same time.

3 Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of Nazareth Product Image

This film is amazingly true to what Jesus must really have been like. The spirituality, gentleness, goodness and compassion that Robert Powell projects are spellbinding. In scenes like the feast in Matthew's house, where Jesus tells the story of the Eight Beatitudes, and in the Sermon on the Mount, it is like seeing and hearing Jesus himself speak. Throughout the film, the casting is excellent - I think particularly of Peter, John and Mary Magdalen; but even the lesser parts are played with absolute conviction. This is one of the best films made, by any standards, and for a Christian, watching it is a truly religious experience.

This is my perennial favorite, though many of the others listed here are also high in my opinion. It's his eyes! Do I think Jesus actually looked like Robert Powell? Not likely. But his eyes probably penetrated to the very soul like this actor's. There must have been something about Jesus that caught people's attention, something physical, something noticed ever before he spoke a word, something that hushed them into thoughtful, curious silence, and I'm betting it was his eyes!

Every Christian finds the path to Jesus in their own way. For me, it was this film. I was mesmerized by it. It drew me in like no other film had done & it made me want to be a follower of Christ, a true believer & a better person. I can't put into words the profound effect this movie had on me. I'm sure I'm not the only one that this movie inspired in this way. For that reason, to me, this is the greatest film about the life of Christ. No other adaptation on the subject has inspired me more.

I've watched several movies about the life of Jesus through the years and always compare them to this one. Inevitably, each of the others falls short in some or several ways. No other movie has been able to provide the same feel, the same emotion of Jesus of Nazareth. While other movies certainly have made significant efforts to tell His story, none has been able to capture the story of Jesus nearly this well.

4 The Gospel According to St. Matthew The Gospel According to St. Matthew Product Image

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.

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.

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

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

5 The Visual Bible: Matthew The Visual Bible: Matthew Product Image

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!

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

By far the most accurate portrayal of Jesus...and verse by verse movie of the Gospel Of Matthew.

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

6 The Jesus Film The Jesus Film Product Image

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.

This has been the movie of my childhood. By the time I was 4, I had already watched it several times. It deeply moved me and I think it should have had a higher place on the list.

7 Jesus Jesus Product Image

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.

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

This has to be the worst of the Jesus movies. Jesus was not an insecure airhead as depicted in this totally flawed film. Couture must have read the Gospels backwards to have so mangled the story of Jesus. This goes far beyond "artistic liberties", and is closer to premeditated assault. I'd like to press criminal charges against everyone culpable in this production.

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.

8 King of Kings King of Kings Product Image

King of Kings has been my most favorite movie to watch concerning the life of the Savior Jesus The Christ. It portrays his full life from birth, to his death and then the great resurrection

Had hoped that you were making the king available for download! What good is it to vote if we can't see it?!
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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 have always liked this story. Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus shows us the many aspects of Christ as man and God.

9 Son of God Son of God Product Image

I have watched many different movies about Jesus Christ.In every movie has chosen different aspect character or point of view about Jesus.I like all of them. But this is just my favorite.

I loved the mini series The Bible, and although I have seen many biblical movies and stories of Jesus, in my opinion actor Diogo Morgado did the best interpretation of Jesus I have ever seen. He portrayed a Jesus with human and God-given emotions, thoughts and actions. I am in awe of the acting job Diogo did! This movie is number one to me.

This was my favorite. But the whole Series was better in my opinion, because it gives more time. It is what I watched on Easter one year.

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.

10 Mary, Mother of Jesus Mary, Mother of Jesus Product Image
The Contenders
11 The Last Temptation of Christ The Last Temptation of Christ Product Image

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.

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.

I tried to watch this movie with an open mind. Nothing against the actors, and despite the fact this is movie is a poor representation of Jesus, this was just a bad movie. This would would have been just as bad if the same writers did a story about any other person. I watched it through just to get an honest assessment of this film. Just really bad.

12 Killing Jesus Killing Jesus Product Image

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. 😊

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

13 Ben Hur Ben Hur Product Image

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.

Top five, a must! A great film honouring the Lord and knowing He is with you always.

14 The Miracle Maker The Miracle Maker Product Image

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 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..

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.

15 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar Product Image

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

I saw JCSS in the 70's onstageand loved it. I still do. It basically tells the story through Judas's eyes...he explains and narates what many of the people thought of Christ. They didn't believe He was the son of God.

They did indeed disrespect him, although some was out of ignorance. Many mocked him, belittled Him and called Him names, yet He never stooped to their level. I don't think it was ever meant to be an accurate portrayal of Jesus...but a biases one. Judas's bias.

That is what is so fascinating - how sadly and tragically wrong he was, yet he thought he was so clever and was going to fix the "mess" Jesus got himself in. So much like people today who claim Jesus was simply a great teacher or good leader. Judas failed by not recognizing the Divine in Jesus, a sad parallel to those now days who believe, they too are far too smart and clever to belive such amazing things.

I find the musical brillant in dawing that parallel. Music is awesome too if you ...more

I have only watched a minuete of it and I didn't like it. In one part for example, They were singning in a garden before Jesus was arrested and crucified and seemed to make fun of the heavy emotions Jesus was probably really going through. This movie doesn't seem biblical/truthful and I don't like the downplaying message it sends to viewers like me about someone whom I care greatly about.

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!

16 Judas Judas Product Image

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

17 The Greatest Story Ever Told The Greatest Story Ever Told Product Image

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.

The most reverential film about Christ I have ever seen. Please take into account the effort Mr. George Stevens gave in order to produce this film. He poured his heart out in order to make the Greatest Story ever Told.

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

I think it was well acted with a lot of stars especially Charleston Heston & Telly Savalas

18 Risen Risen Product Image

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.

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.

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 film looks at the passion through the eyes of an unbeliever, a Roman soldier. First film that I have seen with Christ's ascension. Well worth seeing.

19 The Nativity Story The Nativity Story Product Image

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

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.

Great film. Truly anointed. How the Word became flesh. Coming from glory for us all, out of love beyond our imagination.

This movie is truly awesome, honoring Christ our Lord, how the Word became flesh, from glory. Should have been in top 5.

20 God's Not Dead

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

This movie was great because God's NOT dead. And if he was, everything would be possible. Athiest please listen I pray you find the light.

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

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

21 Jesus Camp Jesus Camp  Product Image

Um yes this is the most accurate depiction of christians


22 Heaven Is Real

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

This movie touched our hearts!

23 Godspell Godspell Product Image

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.

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.

24 The Star The Star Product Image

The movie is entertaining to kids and adults

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25 The Encounter The Encounter Product Image

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?

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

Great inspirational movie period!

Great movie, makes you think.

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