Skip to comments.Your Favorite Biblical Movie?
Posted on 04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT by MNDude
There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ).
What is your favorite Biblical movie?
what can I say, I’m an old fart
Jesus of Nazareth from 1977. Hands down.
Davy and Goliath
Don't know why they can't do a New Testament movie with the same panache. Hope to do one someday.
Obviously an Old Fart (like me) who appreciates good movies. I would add Ben-Hur to that list.
King Of Kings and The Ten Commandments.
I saw “The Robe” when I was a small kid in Panama City Florida. Our entire family thought it was really good.
It also had a good sequel in “Darius and the Gladiators”.
My favorites are The Ten Commandments (1923) and Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
charles bronson in death wish.
it doesn’t get any more wrath of God old testament than that
"Demetrius and the Gladiators?"
While technically not a Bible movie, “A Man Called Peter” was really good. The actor who portrayed Peter Marshall, was a real WWII war hero, tho a British one.
Here are some of the words. Build Your kingdom here Let the darkness fear Show Your mighty hand Heal our streets and land Set Your church on fire Win this nation back Change the atmosphere Build Your kingdom here We pray
I guess “Ben Hur”, the one with Charlton Heston was the best tho “Ten Commandments” was right up there.
I had a private conservation with Cecil DeMille in his hotel room right after The Ten Commandments came out.
I was a chaperon at a senior dance at this hotel and was on the mezzanine floor with some seniors and there was a door with a sign stating DeMille was in residence there. A senior knocked on the door and they fled, leaving me standing there. He opened the door and I made an apology for the knock on the door.
He invited me in and we had coffee and talked about the making of the Ten Commandments. He was speaking at a church in that city the next day and invited me to go, so I did.
He told me in our conservation that he tried to make the Ten Commandments as honestly as he could to tell the story as it happened.
Agreed. Every time the Ten Commandments are on its like a special event for me. It still has that special magic even after 50 years. I can only imagine how much it wowed the audiences when it was released in 1956.
I agree. Actually I’m watching it on DVD right now!
Blame it on getting old tho that is a lot better than not getting old. As soon as I saw Demetrius I knew that was the right name.
I liked that one also. It was reverent, and you could tell how always avoided showing a direct picture/image of Christ.
"I must've killed more men than Cecil DeMille."
Victor Mature played the defiantly musky slave Demetrius.
And Richard Burton as the noble Wohman. I mean, Roman.
That’s an interesting story. You sure did get around during your lifetime.
As a child when it came out, I thought “David and Bathsheba” was well done. Also, “Sampson and Delilah.” But “The Robe” was my favorite.
I’d say the 10 Commandments. I’ve always enjoyed Edward G. Robinson’s performance as Dathan, especially.
Jesus of Nazareth is a great movie with a great cast.
As for religious-themed but not biblical, The Apostle remains my favorite. Robert Duvall should have won Best Actor that year!
Jesus of Nazareth and (though it’s not actually a Biblical movie, the background story is): Ben Hurr.
Life of Brian
and the one where they squished the grapes with their feet that I saw as a kid. Ten Commandments probably
I loved The Robe best (the music was so sentimentally beautiful) and the Ten Commandments. However, I do love the music in Jesus Christ Superstar.
Here is some interesting Trivia about the Ten Commandments:
I traveled the south of France with John F. Kennedy's true love.
I was kissed on the cheek by Hugh Grant not long before he was caught with a prostitute in a car in California.
I was in a college English class with pianist Van Cliburn and he showed me where he copied a paper from the encyclopedia and the next day the English teacher praised his paper and he looked at me and smiled. He would play the piano while we waited for the bus.
with Francis X. Bushman ? you are old.
I personally love a good chick flick.....One Night With The King.
There are some good ones, but I am sure no one has heard of this one, “A Flame in the Wind” which was produced by Bob Jones University, about the Inquisition.
“Saving Private Ryan.”
Another great movie ... and yes, I’m old, almost as old as dirt. LOL!
Haven’t heard of it. Is it good?
“Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace is a fantastic book. Be sure to read it.
I saw ole Harvey play in 1973 in San Antonio, while I was stationed at Laughlin. I would guess he was one of the best piano players the world has ever seen. I was a young troop in those days :-)
If you haven’t seen the “Joseph” film from the Ted Turner people from the ‘80s, you should. There was “Abraham”, with Richard Harris and Barbara Hershey; the “Joseph” piece starred Paul Mercurio as Joseph, perfectly cast, sumptuously filmed, and with a Potiphar’s wife who could turn any red-blooded buy into a puddle at a moment’s notice.
Strangely obscure, which is surprising given the power of the piece.
Hope you check them both out!
Yes it was good. See, I knew no one had ever heard of it. It came out in 1971. You can google it, as it is still available. It had quite an impact on me. Bob Jones himself, and either his son or grandson were in it.
You could write a book!