Biblical Timesby sheyenne | created - 19 Oct 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Stories from the Bible ... some embellished and sensationalized ... even borderline blasphemous
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1. 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: 6,754 | Gross: $28.80M
Find the truth from the account in the Book of Judges, chapter 16.
2. 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.
To learn more, begin reading from 2 Samuel 11
3. 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: 61,672 | Gross: $93.74M
4. 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: 13,090 | Gross: $24.29M
Life of Christians in the first century A.D.
5. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, Romance
After becoming king of ancient Israel, Solomon faces threats coming from his jealous dispossessed brother Adonijah, the Egyptian Pharaoh and the scheming Queen of Sheba.
Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $12.20M
First Kings Chapter 10
6. 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: 4,665 | Gross: $34.90M
Taken from Pentateuch, first 5 books of the Bible
7. 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.
8. 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: 9,690 | Gross: $37.63M
From the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke
9. 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 »
10. St. Peter (2005 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama
Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, ... See full summary »
Depiction of life of Peter after the death of Christ
11. 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 »
To learn more about Moses, begin reading the 2nd book of the Bible: Exodus.
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.
About Joseph The Dreamer... read more about him in Genesis chapter 36
13. 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.
Apostles of Jesus around New Testament times
14. 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 »
Solomon, son of King David, became the wisest man living on earth. Read more about him in the Bible (Book of Kings: 1 Kings 1–11; Book of Chronicles: 1 Chronicles 28–2, 2 Chronicles 1–9)
15. 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 »
Paul of Tarsus
16. Jesus (1999)
TV-PG | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History
A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.
Greatest revolutionary that ever lived
17. 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 »
Not much is told in the Bible about Mary that is outside the context of her son, Jesus. Read her from the gospels of the new testament.
18. King David (1985)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Israel circa 1,000 B.C. The adult life of David, who would eventually become King of Israel, is presented. The blessing of the Prophets, as the voice of God, is required before the King can... See full summary »
Votes: 2,009 | Gross: $4.80M
Renowned king of Israel, learn more about him in the books of Samuel, 1st Kings, 1st Chronicles.
19. 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 »
The Jewish Queen of a Persian King is told in it's own book in the OT.
20. 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?
The lowly queen that saved the lives of many.
21. Esther and the King (1960)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington on Dynasty (1981), Dame Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting... See full summary »
An unusual subject in favor of a king.
22. 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: 6,605 | Gross: $13.40M
Story of Esther in the OT.
23. 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.
Moabite ancestor of a king
24. 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 »
Story about one of the Judges
25. 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 »
Jeremiah, the weeping prophet
26. 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 »
The son of Isaac, grandson of Abraham
27. Year One (2009)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
After being banished from their tribe, two hunter-gatherers encounter Biblical characters and eventually wind up in the city of Sodom.
Votes: 89,927 | Gross: $43.34M
A comedy that rides on the prevalence of Biblical accounts but in no way close, if at all blasphemous.
28. 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 »
Jew exiled in Babylon
29. Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
88 min | Drama, History
Three days before his execution, the elderly Apostle Peter tells his jailer about his time with Jesus.
30. Noah (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
Votes: 238,080 | Gross: $101.20M
This film is an the interpretation of the filmmakers and contains many inconsistencies with the biblical accounts. This website notes some of them http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/43454-seven-of-the-worst-mistakes-in-the-movie-noah
31. The Robe (1953)
Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Votes: 8,978 | Gross: $36.00M
Around the time of Jesus Christ
32. 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: 3,299 | Gross: $26.00M
Sequel to the robe
33. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
Votes: 5,506 | Gross: $6.32M
The thief hanging next to Jesus
34. Barabbas (2012 TV Movie)
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
Billy Zane stars as Barabbas--the man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Based on the Nobel Prize in Literature winning novel by Par Lagerkvist, Barabbas is a... See full summary »
Luke 23:41-43 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[a]” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
35. King of Kings (1961)
PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History
The temporary physical life of the Biblical Savior, Jesus Christ.
Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $14.48M
Life dramatization of the story of Jesus Christ from his birth and ministry to his crucifixion and resurrection.
36. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 354,905 | Gross: $20.05M
Parody of King of Kings
37. 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: 8,812 | Gross: $15.47M
Guess who's story it is
38. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 210,982 | Gross: $370.78M
The ministry of Jesus
39. 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: 18,101 | Gross: $59.70M
Continuation of the "The Bible" TV series, this time going to the gospels of NT
40. 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.
TV series of Old Testament books accounts
41. 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.
42. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 212,396 | Gross: $74.70M
Jews around the time of Christ
43. 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: 156,315 | Gross: $65.01M
Dramatization of the story of Moses
46. Wholly Moses! (1980)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy