Saturday, April 04, 2009

Jesus Movies

This is a project for me for Lent: to gather together films that, in some way, re-tell the story of Jesus. I organized a film series at church several years ago that covered several of these, but there are many more.

The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1898)

The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ (1903)
La Vie du Christ (1906)
Ben Hur (1907)
From the Manger to the Cross (1912)
Christus (1914)
Christus (1916, director Antamoro)
Intolerance (1916)
Ben Hur (1925)
The King of Kings (1927)
Jesus of Nazareth (1928)

Golgotha (1935)
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)

Ben Hur (1959)

Barabbas (1961)
King of Kings (1961)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Son of Man (1969)

Godspell (1973)
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
The Thorn (1974)
Il Messia (1975)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
The Nativity (1978)
The Jesus Film (1979)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

The Day Christ Died (1980)
Hail Mary (1985)
Cotton Patch Gospel (1988)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Jesus of Montreal (1989)

Lamb of God (1993)
Book of Life (1998)
The Green Mile (1999)
Jesus (1999)
Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)

Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)
The Miracle Maker (2000)
The Cross (2001)
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)
The Gospel of John (2003)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Son of Man (2005)
Color of the Cross (2006)
Manchester Passion (2006)
The Nativity Story (2006)
St. Mary (2007)
The Messiah (2008)
The Passion (2008)

Christianity Today lists their top 10 Jesus movies.
BibleFilms has a top 10 list.

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