Favorite Bible Based Filmby TheMovieSmith | created - 29 Jan 2016 | updated - 18 Mar 2016 | Public
Which of the films listed below that are based on stories in the the Bible (Old and New Testament) is your favorite?
Note: Excludes films of Biblical fiction like Ben-Hur and Barrabas.
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1. The Ten Commandments (1956)
G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama
Moses, an Egyptian prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Votes: 59,157 | Gross: $93.74M
3. One Night with the King (2006)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
In Biblical times, a girl disguises her Jewish origins when the Persian king comes looking for a new bride among his subjects.
Votes: 6,515 | Gross: $13.40M
4. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Unrated | 174 min | Drama
Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.
Votes: 4,489 | Gross: $34.90M
5. The Story of Ruth (1960)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance
Inspired by the scriptural tale. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem.
6. Samson and Delilah (1949)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, History, Romance
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.
Votes: 6,510 | Gross: $28.80M
7. The Nativity Story (2006)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, History
A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
Votes: 9,581 | Gross: $37.63M
8. David and Bathsheba (1951)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance
After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.
9. The Book of Daniel (2013)
G | 90 min | Drama, History
In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel. Daniel was taken to Babylon to serve it. As Powerful ... See full summary »
10. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)
198 min | Biography, Drama, History
Peter the Fisherman (Robert Foxworth) and Paul of Tarsus (Sir Anthony Hopkins) assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.
11. Jacob (1994 TV Movie)
91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In the foreign land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless ... See full summary »
12. Joseph (1995)
185 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
13. Moses (1995)
180 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime
A retelling of the Bible story. Pharaoh Ramses II decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal Princess and raised ... See full summary »
14. Samson and Delilah (1996)
172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »
15. Solomon (1997)
PG-13 | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ... See full summary »
16. Esther (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), King of the Persians, whose empire now extends from India to Egypt after the defeat of the Babylonians, is holding a celebratory banquet for his people in the citadel ... See full summary »
17. Jeremiah (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to ... See full summary »
19. The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
TV-G | 258 min | Biography, Drama, History
Matthew 15:1 - 28:20 - The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man. As his story unfolds, the centuries melt away and ... See full summary »
20. The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $4.07M
22. St. Paul (2000– )
Not Rated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama
Biblical epic from the book of Acts and Paul's epistles covering the conversion of Saul of Tarsus and his ministry to the Gentiles now known as Paul. Pursued by fellow Jew Reuben, who ... See full summary »
23. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 8,246 | Gross: $15.47M
26. Son of God (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Votes: 17,818 | Gross: $59.70M