25 Epic Bible Movies Worth Watching

Bible movies are about as old as Hollywood itself. From black and white silent films all the way to present day, the Bible remains a popular source of material for movie producers to mine every few years. Their results of success are mixed. Some become cemented classics, while others drift into a well-deserved obscurity. Unsurprisingly, they’re also lightning rods for criticism and controversy, some drawing crowds and others getting banned outright. So, out of all the biblical films, which have elevated to the top? Here are 25 Epic Bible Movies Worth Watching.

25

Jospeh: King of Dreams

josephSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264734/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

From Dreamworks (the creators of the much more successful The Prince of Egypt) Joseph: King of Dreams starred Ben Affleck as Joseph and Mark Hamill as Judah but was unfortunately relegated to direct to video. It tells the Biblical story of Joseph being thrown into slavery because of his jealous brothers but eventually rises to power within Egypt.

24

Peter and Paul

peter and paulSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082900/?ref_=nv_sr_2, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_Paul

Starring Anthony Hopkins and Robert Foxworth, Peter and Paul details the missionary journeys and personal struggles of the Apostles Peter and Paul from the Book of Acts. Originally a television miniseries on CBS in 1981, it was eventually compiled into a full-length film for home video.

23

Abraham

abrahamSource: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/01/arts/tv-weekend-a-biblical-patriarch-for-a-time-of-worship.html

Another mini-series turned into a film, Abraham, starring Richard Harris, tells the Old Testament story of Abraham as he leads his family to Canaan because of orders from God. What really sells this movie is its beautiful set pieces and locations. Harris also provides a solid performance, although the movie can be a bit slow at times.

22

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

joseph dreamcoatSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175790/

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a film adaptation of the musical with the same name which retells the story of Joseph. Starring Donny Osmond, the music, boisterous color, and whimsy are about as delightful as they are corny. Still, musical fans might find a lot to enjoy with this adaptation.

21

The Story of Ruth

story of ruthSource: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054343/

The Story of Ruth is a classic film directed by Henry Koster. Loosely based on the book of Ruth in the Old Testament, the movie follows the Moabite woman Ruth as she meets Elimelech and his family and commits to their God. When tragedy strikes, she goes back to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law Naomi.



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