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10 Movies About the Life of Jesus to Watch This Easter

10 Movies About the Life of Jesus to Watch This Easter

By Movieguide®  Contributor

Ressurection Day is a sacred holiday for Christians and what better way to celebrate Easter than watching movies about the life of Jesus? From his birth to his crucifixion and resurrection to ascension, we can learn many important spiritual lessons from the life of Christ. Whether it’s an award-winning film like THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST or a sweet animated favorite like LION OF JUDAH, there’s something for every age group included in the curated Movieguide® list. May your family be blessed as we celebrate God’s greatest gift of all, the life of his Son, the Savior.

 

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Mel Gibson’s masterpiece, covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. The movie goes beyond most Passion Plays to highlight in stark, dark, and intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. It is a must-see movie, beautifully directed and powerfully acted.

JOURNEY WITH JESUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
JOURNEY WITH JESUS is an inspiring, informative documentary that takes viewers through the real locations of Jesus Christ’s birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and second coming alongside the Rev. Dr. Tony Evans and his family. JOURNEY WITH JESUS has a very strong Christian, biblical worldview with nothing objectionable.

SON OF GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SON OF GOD tells the story of Jesus Christ’s ministry on Earth, leading up to a powerful telling of His death and resurrection and final message to John in Revelation. The pacing could be a little tighter and the movie leaves you wanting to see more about Jesus Christ’s teaching, but SON OF GOD is a captivating, powerful reminder of the glorious nature of God’s grace and love.

THE LION OF JUDAH

Quality:
**
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE LION OF JUDAH is an animated allegory with animals rescuing a sacrificial lamb and finding out about Jesus. THE LION OF JUDAH goes in too many directions and the script needs reworking, but little children may enjoy this movie and, with their parents’ help, understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ even better.

RISEN

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
RISEN is about a Roman soldier and non-believer, who hunts for Jesus Christ’s body, not realizing that Jesus has risen from the dead. RISEN is almost like the follow up movie to Mel Gibson’s THE PASSION, with some war violence and killing, but with a powerful Christian, biblical worldview promoting the reality of Jesus Christ’s physical resurrection.

THE YOUNG MESSIAH

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE YOUNG MESSIAH is about the young Jesus living in Egypt with Mary and Joseph and then returning to Israel. It is extremely powerful and emotional, and represents all the elements of who Jesus was in an allegorical, dramatic way.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Shot in South Africa in the 1990s, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW is a word-for-word dramatization of the Book of Matthew in the New Testament documents. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW is a fitting and beautiful interpretation of the original gospel narrative that never deviates from the biblical account. A 15th Anniversary Edition is being released this Easter in 2017.

THE NATIVITY STORY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE NATIVITY STORY tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in a dramatic, authentic manner. It is one of those very rare movies that brings the Gospel alive in a compelling, interesting, entertaining manner that shatters expectations.

RESURRECTION (2021)

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
RESURRECTION is an entertaining movie about the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, streaming on Discovery+. RESURRECTION has jeopardy throughout, is very careful about not being too graphic, and may err only in the diversity of the apostles.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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