Top 10 Best Movies About Jesus Christ

From the first flickering reels of the silent film era to the awe-inspiring digital productions of the 21st century, Jesus Christ's story has been a potent source of inspiration for countless filmmakers.

In this cinematic gathering, you'll find offerings that stick faithfully to the New Testament accounts, while others might play a bit fast and loose with the specifics to explore new interpretive possibilities. Each one, though, strives to convey the message and spirit of the teachings of Christ, making for a thought-provoking viewing experience irrespective of your personal beliefs.

Remember, this list is as dynamic and evolving as the audience's tastes and opinions. You have the power to shape it. Seen a film about Jesus Christ that deeply moved you? Think it deserves a place on this list? Well, your vote can rocket that film up the ranks. Or perhaps you've stumbled upon a hidden gem that more people need to see? This is your chance to give it the recognition it deserves.
The Top Ten
1 The Passion of the Christ "The Passion of the Christ" chronicles the final 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life, laying emphasis on his arrest, trial, and crucifixion, portraying his willingness to sacrifice himself for humanity.

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.

2 King of Kings "King of Kings" weaves a powerful narrative about the life of Jesus, from his humble birth to his crucifixion and eventual resurrection, serving as a testament to his enduring message of love and sacrifice.

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.

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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

3 Son of God "Son of God" dramatizes the life of Jesus from birth through his teaching, crucifixion, and ultimate resurrection, embodying the essence of the New Testament narrative.

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.

OMG, this one was my favorite of all time! I saw this once in the 5th grade, it was AMAZING! My second favorite has to be the Life Of Jesus, which is pretty much just The Gospel Of John, my top two favorites.

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.

4 The Jesus Film "The Jesus Film" is a faithful cinematic representation of the Gospel of Luke, capturing the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in an accessible format.

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.

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.

5 Jesus of Nazareth "Jesus of Nazareth" is a detailed portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ, from his birth in Bethlehem to his Resurrection, capturing the essence of his teachings and impact on humanity.

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!

6 Visual Bible: Gospel of John Gospel of John" is a faithful adaptation of the Book of John, detailing the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus Christ, presented in a documentary-style format.

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.

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.

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!

7 The Gospel According to St. Matthew "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" is a stark, minimalist portrayal of Jesus Christ's life, emphasizing his radical teachings and his ultimate sacrifice for humanity's salvation.

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.

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

8 Ben Hur "Ben Hur" is an epic drama set during the time of Christ, revolving around a Jewish prince seeking revenge but finding redemption, with the parallel narrative of Jesus' life and crucifixion.

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.

9 Jesus Simply titled "Jesus," this film aims to deliver an accessible interpretation of Christ's life and teachings, focusing on his miracles, crucifixion, and eventual resurrection.

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.

10 The Visual Bible: Matthew Matthew" is a word-for-word adaptation of the Gospel of Matthew, chronicling the life of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection, presented in a theatrical format.

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.

The Contenders
11 Judas "Judas" presents the biblical tale from the perspective of the notorious betrayer Judas Iscariot, exploring his complex relationship with Jesus and his eventual role in Christ's crucifixion.
12 The Robe "The Robe" tells the story of a Roman military tribune who wins Jesus' robe as a gambling prize, leading him on a journey of self-discovery and conversion to Christianity.

Great film! Focusing on the love of Christ, no matter what one has done.

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

This is a Good Friday staple in our household.

13 The Last Temptation of Christ "The Last Temptation of Christ" presents a thought-provoking exploration of Jesus' internal struggles with doubt, fear, and temptation, offering a unique perspective on his divinity and humanity.

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.

14 The Greatest Story Ever Told "The Greatest Story Ever Told" recounts the life of Jesus Christ, elaborating on his birth, teachings, death, and resurrection, with an emphasis on the profound impact of his message.

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.

Anything that teaches us His Word is wonderful.
Max Von Sydow had to be touched by God to act in this manner.

A truly moving film.

15 Mary, Mother of Jesus "Mary, Mother of Jesus" tells the story of Jesus Christ from Mary's perspective, illustrating her faith, courage, and unwavering devotion as the mother of the Messiah.
16 The Miracle Maker "The Miracle Maker" combines traditional animation and claymation to deliver a poignant and family-friendly depiction of the life and miracles of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of a young girl.

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 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.

17 Quo Vadis "Quo Vadis" is a historical epic set during Nero's reign, intertwining the tale of a Roman soldier falling for a Christian woman, with the early days of Christianity and the persecution of Christians.
18 Jesus Christ Superstar "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a rock opera that showcases the final week of Jesus' life, focusing on his relationships with Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene, providing a modern, musical interpretation of biblical events.

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 introduced. Not the same person. But the movie isn't the only one to make that error.)

19 Risen "Risen" follows a Roman soldier tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus following the crucifixion, leading to a profound journey of discovery and faith.

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.

20 Barabbas "Barabbas" is an epic tale about the life of Barabbas, the man whom the people of Jerusalem chose to release instead of Jesus, showing his journey through guilt and redemption.

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.

21 The Nativity Story "The Nativity Story" captures the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus, providing a heartfelt look at the humble beginnings of a figure who would change the world.

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.

22 God's Not Dead "God's Not Dead" is a contemporary Christian drama about a college student who stands up to his atheistic professor, affirming his faith in God and indirectly defending the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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.

23 Jesus Camp "Jesus Camp" is a documentary that offers an inside look at a charismatic Christian summer camp, where children learn about their faith and are taught to become "soldiers" for God.
24 Heaven Is Real "Heaven Is Real" is based on the true story of a young boy who claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience, stirring debate and belief within his community.

This movie touched our hearts!

25 Godspell "Godspell" is a musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew, presenting the parables and teachings of Jesus in a contemporary setting, delivered through catchy tunes and a spirit of community.

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.

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.

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