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1. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, 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: 58,604 | Gross: $93.74M

2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 18,120

3. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,107 | Gross: $15.47M

4. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.7
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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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,483 | Gross: $36.00M

5. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.3
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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: 4,435 | Gross: $34.90M

6. One Night with the King (2006)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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38 Metascore

In Biblical times, a girl disguises her Jewish origins when the Persian king comes looking for a new bride among his subjects.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Noble, Omar Sharif

Votes: 6,495 | Gross: $13.40M

7. Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)

G | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.7
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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: 1,366

8. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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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 »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 554

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

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 95

10. Hollywood Burn (2006)

52 min | Action, Comedy, History

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Director: Soda_Jerk | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Bette Davis, Mark Hamill, Daryl Hannah

11. The Bible According to Hollywood (1994 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Family, History

6.6
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An entertaining overview of how Hollywood in its movies has treated stories, characters and subjects from the Bible.

Director: Phillip Dye | Stars: Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston, John MacElwayne, Amanda Jane Manning

Votes: 27

12. Queen Esther (1948)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: John T. Coyle | Stars: Ottilie Kruger, Michael Ansara, Charles Evans, Richard Hale

Votes: 5

13. The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Aired as a one-hour special on ABC-TV, this drama told the Old Testament story of a young queen who had to defend both herself and her people after a power-mad advisor convinces her husband... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Tony Musante, Harris Yulin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 23

14. Bathsheba (2005)

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Director: Gwen McGee | Stars: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Max Arciniega, Johann Benét, Charnele Brown

Votes: 8

15. The Revolutionary II (1996 Video)

52 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.0
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Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: John Kay Steel, Jerry Hyman, Mosko Alkalai, Tamar Hanegbi

Votes: 24

16. The Savior (1959)

Biography, Drama, Family

5.0
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Director: Joseph Breen | Stars: Félix Acaso, Mariano Azaña, María Bassó, Dolores Cantabella

Votes: 5

17. The Orphan Queen

Drama | Announced

A strikingly intelligent and beautiful Jewish girl is plucked from obscurity and crowned queen of Persia.

18. A Última Semana (1996– )

220 min | Biography, Drama, Family

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'The Final Week' dramatically depicts the story of Christ's passion.

Stars: Bernadete Alonso, Manuela Assunção, Jefferson Brito, Sérgio Buck

19. Documentary Now! (2015– )
Episode: Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1 (2016)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

8.0
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Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. A candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty year quest to win an Oscar.

Directors: Alexander Buono, Rhys Thomas | Stars: Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Helen Mirren, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 167



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