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1. The Chosen (2017– )

TV-PG | 54 min | Drama, History

9.4
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A charismatic fisherman struggling with debt. A troubled woman wrestling with demons. A gifted accountant ostracised from his family and people. In this ground-breaking first season of The Chosen see how Jesus reaches each of these and more as He works His first miracles and embarks on His ministry to change the world. See Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.

Stars: Elizabeth Tabish, Shahar Isaac, Jonathan Roumie, Paras Patel

Votes: 26,050

2. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 427,630 | Gross: $217.54M

3. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.3
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A dramatization of the ascent to Caesar and subsequent reign of Caligula, one of the most notorious leaders of ancient Rome. We see his ambition, his scheming, his perversion and decadence, his brutality and his lunacy.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 35,653 | Gross: $23.44M

4. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 230,430 | Gross: $370.78M

5. Britannia (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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In 43 AD, the Roman Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia.

Stars: David Morrissey, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Liana Cornell

Votes: 15,882

6. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 111,155 | Gross: $23.22M

7. Barbarians (2020– )

TV-MA | 280 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer's conflicted allegiances lead to an epic historical clash.

Stars: Florian Schmidtke, Laurence Rupp, Jeanne Goursaud, David Schütter

Votes: 23,503

8. Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

8.0
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77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 394,363 | Gross: $20.05M

9. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend in 1st-century Jerusalem, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 236,623 | Gross: $74.70M

10. Ben-Hur (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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38 Metascore

Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

Votes: 44,170 | Gross: $26.41M

11. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 57,161 | Gross: $7.63M

12. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, History, Musical

6.8
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 49,455 | Gross: $31.67M

13. Risen (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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51 Metascore

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 28,302 | Gross: $36.87M

14. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama

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: 10,467 | Gross: $36.00M

15. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 17,302

16. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.3
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64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 27,143 | Gross: $24.48M

17. 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: 22,433

18. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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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: 10,460 | Gross: $15.47M

19. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 15,115 | Gross: $24.29M

20. Mary Magdalene (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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48 Metascore

Twelve men heard and spread the message of Jesus. Only one woman understood it.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 10,319 | Gross: $0.12M

21. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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In first-century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its alleged magical powers.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

Votes: 3,895 | Gross: $26.00M

22. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

6.8
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first-century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 16,108 | Gross: $1.14M

23. The Bible (2013)

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

7.4
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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: 11,581

24. A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)

44 min | Drama

7.4
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Follows the book of ACTS. Shows the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea does not believe in what has taken place after the Crucifixion of Christ.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Adam Levy, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 5,010

25. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 2,352 | Gross: $5.97M

26. Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.5
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52 Metascore

Luke travels Roma looking for apostle Paul, turned in Nero's prisoner, to tell his story before his execution.

Director: Andrew Hyatt | Stars: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 8,585 | Gross: $17.56M

27. The Nativity Story (2005)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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52 Metascore

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 11,636 | Gross: $37.63M

28. Warrior Queen (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama, History

5.3
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Boudica, the Warrior Queen on Britain, leads her tribe into rebellion against the Roman Empire and the mad Emperor of Rome Nero.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Alex Kingston, Steven Waddington, Emily Blunt, Leanne Rowe

Votes: 1,260

29. Ben Hur (2010)

180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A young Jewish prince seeks revenge after an old friend wrongly imprisons him and his family.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily VanCamp, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 2,102

30. Son of God (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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37 Metascore

The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller

Votes: 19,015 | Gross: $59.70M

31. The Young Messiah (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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33 Metascore

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,569 | Gross: $6.46M

32. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 7,633 | Gross: $12.45M

33. Barabbas (1961)

Approved | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Barabbas, the criminal that the Jewish leaders 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.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano, Arthur Kennedy, Katy Jurado

Votes: 6,396 | Gross: $6.32M

34. Caligula and Messalina (1981)

155 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

3.5
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Seductive Messalina will stop at nothing to become the most powerful woman in Rome.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Jean-Jacques Renon | Stars: Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland, Françoise Blanchard, Raul Cabrera

Votes: 572

35. Masada (1981)

394 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, nine hundred Jewish zealots hold out against a five thousand man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Barbara Carrera, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 2,259

36. The Legion (2020)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, History

3.1
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Noreno, a half-Roman, is entrusted with the mission of crossing the snowy mountains of Armenia, swarming with Parthian patrols, to seek help for his slowly dying men.

Director: Jose Magan | Stars: Lee Partridge, Mickey Rourke, Joaquim de Almeida, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 945

37. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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Paul Newman - in his screen debut - plays a 1st-century Greek sculptor who is sold into slavery.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,643

38. The Gathering (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Amnesiac Cassie Grant has a premonition that someone or something wants the family that's helping her recover dead. She investigates the secrets of the town they live in and uncovers darkness, both human and supernatural.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox

Votes: 7,903

39. The Gospel of John (2003)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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52 Metascore

The story of Jesus' life as told by the apostle John, narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Daniel Kash, Christopher Plummer, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 3,822 | Gross: $4.07M

40. The Dovekeepers (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.3
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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

Stars: Maia Laura Attard, Rachel Brosnahan, Sam Neill, Cote de Pablo

Votes: 890

41. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

5.5
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Mary, Mother of Jesus and her pivotal position in Christianity is portrayed in the story of the woman who has been a symbol of hope and inspiration to people of diverse faiths throughout history.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

Votes: 1,337

42. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 2,144 | Gross: $1.77M

43. Caligula (1996)

R | 51 min | Drama

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The young emperor's decision to force the senators of Rome to live under a regime as cruel, moronic, meaningless and random as he believes life itself to be. His decision is prompted by the death of his sister, with whom he was in love.

Director: Sándor Cs. Nagy | Stars: Szabolcs Hajdu, Károly Safranek, Éva Rózsáné Zsolnay, Yvette Bozsik

Votes: 98

44. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 970

45. Jesus: His Life (2019– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama

6.9
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Comprehensive retelling of Jesus' life story from a Biblically-accurate perspective. Live-action storytelling interspersed with brief commentary provides context about the world as it was during the early Christian era.

Stars: Houda Echouafni, Cassie Bradley, Greg Barnett, Adam Dean Ayadi

Votes: 408

46. The Miracle Maker (2000)

G | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Votes: 1,598

47. The Apocalypse (2000 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.1
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It is 90 A.D., and the Roman Empire is being run by the Emperor Domitian, who has declared himself to be God, and ruler over heaven and Earth. The Christians, who do not recognize his ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Richard Harris, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Christian Kohlund

Votes: 905

48. Caligula's Slaves (1984)

84 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

3.1
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Young, sadistic and uncharacteristically introspective Caligula falls for a black slave girl who serves as exotic dancer at his court. However, she's secretly working for his cousin who plans to overthrow him. Will love conquer all?

Director: Lorenzo Onorati | Stars: Robert Gligorov, Sandra Venturini, Aldo Ralli, Francesco Romei

Votes: 201

49. Nero (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 192 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.5
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A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire.

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Hans Matheson, Laura Morante, Rike Schmid, Matthias Habich

Votes: 662

50. Peter and Paul (1981 TV Movie)

198 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Peter the Fisherman and Paul of Tarsus assume leadership of the Church as they struggle against violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own personal conflicts.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Robert Foxworth, Eddie Albert, Raymond Burr

Votes: 603



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