THE BIBLE AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY (4000BC-430AD)

by Maximilliann | created - 19 Apr 2014 | updated - 17 Dec 2018 | Public

All films based on the Old, the New Testament and in the early years of Christianity, containing a religious message.

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1. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 4,496 | Gross: $34.90M

3. 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 »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Annabi Abdelialil, Omero Antonutti, Sabir Aziz, B. Haddan Mohammed

Votes: 429

4. In the Beginning (2000)

189 min | Adventure, Drama

Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's (Martin Landau's) devotion and Joseph's (Eddie Cibrian's) betrayal.

Stars: Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 747

5. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Action, Drama, War

A religious dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 10,175

7. Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978– )

510 min | Drama, Family, History

Anthology of famous events of the Old Testament.

Stars: Brad Crandall, Victor Jory, Peter Mark Richman, Will Kuluva

Votes: 130

8. Noah's Ark (1928)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 635 | Gross: $1.37M

9. Noah's Ark (1999– )

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark.

Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,861

10. Noah (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson

Votes: 234,215 | Gross: $101.20M

11. Abraham (1993)

175 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Prodan, Gottfried John, Kevin McNally, Simona Ferraro

Votes: 1,230

12. Sodom und Gomorrha (1922)

150 min | Drama

When the old multimillionaire Jackson Harber wants to marry the young model Mary, she hesitates, but her mother convinces her that this is her chance to lead a life in luxury and leisure. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Georg Reimers, Victor Varconi, Lucy Doraine, Erika Wagner

Votes: 160

13. 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.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 1,385

15. Giacobbe, l'uomo che lottò con Dio (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

Jacob is forced to flee for his life when an enraged Esau vows to kill him in this classic drama.

Director: Marcello Baldi | Stars: Giorgio Cerioni, Jean Morcier, Judy Parker, Alfredo Rizzo

Votes: 96

16. The Story of Jacob and Joseph (1974 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama, History

A movie telling the Biblical stories of the last of the Hebrew Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Keith Michell, Tony Lo Bianco, Colleen Dewhurst, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 227

17. Rachel's Man (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama

The great Biblical romance between Jacob and Rachel provides the basis of this costume drama. The trouble begins when the young woman's stern father demands that they wait seven years before they wed.

Director: Moshé Mizrahi | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Mickey Rooney, Leonard Whiting, Michal Bat-Adam

Votes: 46

18. 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 »

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean, Joss Ackland

Votes: 783

19. The Red Tent (2014– )

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob's only daughter, Dinah.

Stars: Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Will Tudor, Vinette Robinson

Votes: 3,103

21. The Story of Joseph and His Brethren (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family

A brother is cast out from his family, sold in to slavery and then returns years later as a man of power - but shows forgiveness and compassion to his family through the strength of character given to him by God.

Director: Luciano Ricci | Stars: Marietto, Geoffrey Horne, Finlay Currie, Nino Segurini

Votes: 158

22. Slave of Dreams (1995 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

The Egyptian executioner's wife tries to seduce Hebrew slave Joseph to fulfill a dream they are experiencing simultaneously.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Sherilyn Fenn, Adrian Pasdar, Philip Newman

Votes: 88

23. 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.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 2,192

24. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Musical

A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph (Donny Osmond).

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins

Votes: 3,473

25. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 10,188

26. Joseph from Egypt (2013– )

Biography, Drama, History

Joseph, son of Israel (Jacob) and Rachel, lived in the land of Canaan with eleven brothers and one sister. He was Rachel's firstborn and Israel's eleventh son. Of all the sons, Joseph was ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Avancini, Marcela Barrozo, Mylla Christie, Samara Felippo

Votes: 649

27. The Moon of Israel (1924)

70 min | Drama

Egypt, circa 1230 BC. Israelites are inslaved, and the jewish girl Merapi falls in love with egyptian prince Seti, son of pharaoh Merneptah., which creates a lot of problems. By the end, Moses leads his people away from Egypt.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: María Corda, Adelqui Migliar, Arlette Marchal, Ferdinand Onno

Votes: 66

28. 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: 1,796 | Gross: $5.36M

29. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

Moses (Charlton Heston), 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: 59,199 | Gross: $93.74M

30. 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: 437

31. 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 »

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella, Christopher Lee, Anna Galiena

Votes: 1,429

32. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses 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: 111,705 | Gross: $101.22M

34. 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: 1,166

35. The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)

120 min | Musical

The story of Moses from the bible in musical form, filmed live at the Hollywood Kodak Theater.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Earley, Lauren Kennedy, Aharon Ipalé

Votes: 289

36. 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: 154,081 | Gross: $65.01M

37. Moses and the Ten Commandments (2015– )

Action, Drama, Fantasy

Follows Moses leading and conducting the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt to the freedom towards the Promised Land, according to the Ancient Testament Bible book of the Exodus. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Del Vecchio, Sergio Marone, Guilherme Winter, Vitor Hugo

Votes: 635

38. Os Dez Mandamentos - O Filme (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Follows Moses leading and conducting the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt to the freedom towards the Promised Land according to the Ancient Testament Bible book of the Exodus. The ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Avancini | Stars: Guilherme Winter, Sergio Marone, Camila Rodrigues, Giselle Itié

Votes: 1,047

39. The Promised Land (2016– )

60 min | Drama

A Brazilian telenovela which follows the people of Israel on their way out of the Egyptian captivity to their eponymous "Promised Land". Loosely based on the biblical narrative, the key ... See full summary »

Stars: Marcos Reis, Sidney Sampaio, Milhem Cortaz, Rafael Sardão

Votes: 294

40. I grandi condottieri (1965)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, History, War

The stories of Gideon and Samson from chapters 6-8 and 13-16 of The Book of Judges.

Directors: Marcello Baldi, Francisco Pérez-Dolz | Stars: Anton Geesink, Ivo Garrani, Rosalba Neri, Fernando Rey

Votes: 55

41. 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.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $28.80M

42. Samson and Delilah (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action

The long haired biblical strongman Samson falls in love with beautiful temptress Delilah in Philistine.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Max von Sydow, Belinda Bauer, Stephen Macht, Daniel Stern

Votes: 140

43. 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 »

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal, Michael Gambon

Votes: 859

44. Samson and Delilah (2011– )

Drama

Samson is a courageous man, strong, fearless, a Hebrew who fights many armies of his people enemies, and savage beasts; also, he keeps to himself the mysterious secret of his strength. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Fernando Pavão, Mel Lisboa, Thaís Fersoza, Rafaela Mandelli

Votes: 60

45. Samson (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama

17 Metascore

After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrifi