Favorite version of the Moses story

by jalapenoman | created - 23 Sep 2014 | updated - 04 Aug 2015 | Public

Which is your favorite movie/television version of the story of Moses?

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1. The Ten Commandments (1923)

Passed | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

After hearing the story of Moses, the sons of a devout Christian mother go their own ways, while the atheist brother's breaking of the Ten Commandments leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye

Votes: 1,773 | Gross: $5.36M

(Silent)

2. 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.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 58,844 | Gross: $93.74M

The Cecil B. DeMille/Charlton Heston version

3. Moses the Lawgiver (1974– )

PG | 360 min | Drama

A biopic of Moses, who led the Jewish people out of Egypt, ex. by parting the Red Sea and afterwards delivered the Ten Commandments from God.

Stars: Irene Papas, Aharon Ipalé, Joseph Shiloach, Marina Berti

Votes: 436

(Television mini-series)

4. Wholly Moses! (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $14.16M

Not quite Moses, but Herschel came close!

5. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, History

47 Metascore

Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 43,609 | Gross: $31.67M

(a portion of this sketch movie)

(animated)

7. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses (Val Kilmer) learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 110,902 | Gross: $101.22M

(animated)

8. The Ten Commandments (2006– )

PG-13 | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Naveen Andrews, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,164

(Made for television)

9. The Ten Commandments (2007)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Family

25 Metascore

In this animated adaptation of the Bible story Moses hears the voice of God from a burning bush, which inspires him to confront Egypt's pharaoh and demand freedom for the Israelite slaves. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Boyce, John Stronach | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Elliott Gould, Alfred Molina

Votes: 2,212 | Gross: $0.95M

(animated)

10. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 153,410 | Gross: $65.01M



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