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2. Jason and the Argonauts (2000– )
180 min | Adventure, Fantasy
One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient ... See full summary »
3. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 465,233 | Gross: $133.38M
6. The Odyssey (1997)
PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now must endure a lengthy, ten-year journey to return, and ... See full summary »
7. Ulysses (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.
8. The Egyptian (1954)
Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.
9. Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)
Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the ... See full summary »
10. 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: 4,488 | Gross: $34.90M
11. Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
G | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
12. 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: 59,141 | Gross: $93.74M
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 »
15. 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: 6,514 | Gross: $13.40M
16. 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 »
17. 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.
19. 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 »
20. 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 »
21. 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 »
22. The Book of Esther (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Jewish girl Esther is chosen as the new queen consort to King Xerxes of Persia. Will she be able to stop the evil Lord Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews?
23. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, History
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.
Votes: 43,805 | Gross: $31.67M
25. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
26. The Son of Raw's the Roman (2016)
90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History
One lonely Roman general is wounded in battle. He heads toward the woods to die like a wounded animal. Once entering the woods he is granted another day by the gods. He meets an Egyptian ... See full summary »
27. 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: 8,245 | Gross: $15.47M
28. The Jesus Film (1979)
G | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »
29. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 345,910 | Gross: $20.05M
31. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 88 min | Drama
A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »
32. Judas (2004 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Judas meets Jesus and at first doesn't know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him. A cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but ... See full summary »
33. 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.
34. Quo Vadis (1951)
Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
Votes: 12,692 | Gross: $24.29M
35. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.
Votes: 3,166 | Gross: $26.00M
37. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 153,976 | Gross: $65.01M