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The Passion of the Christ, 2h7
Directed by Mel Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Hristo Chopov, Rosalinda Celentano, Mattia Sbragia

The film opens in Gethsemane as Jesus prays and is tempted by Satan, while his disciples Peter, James and John (James' brother) sleep. Satan appears in Jesus' form, and tempts him by saying, "It's not right for one man to die for their sins." After Jesus' sweat becomes like blood and drips to the ground, a snake comes out from Satan. Jesus hears his disciples calling him, then he steps on the snake's head, and the Devil disappears. After receiving thirty pieces of silver, Judas, another of Jesus' disciples, approaches with the temple guards and betrays Jesus with a kiss on the cheek. As the guards move in to arrest Jesus, Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus, a servant of the high priest Caiaphas, but Jesus heals the ear. As the disciples flee, the temple guards arrest Jesus and beat him during the journey to the Sanhedrin. John tells Mary and Mary Magdalene of the arrest while Peter follows Jesus at a distance. Caiaphas holds trial over the objection of some of the other priests, who are expelled from the court. When questioned by Caiaphas whether he is the Son of God, Jesus replies "I am". Caiaphas is horrified and tears his robes, and Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy. Peter, who is secretly watching, is confronted three times and denies three times, but then runs away sobbing after remembering that Jesus had foretold that. Meanwhile, the remorseful Judas attempts to return the money to have Jesus freed, but is refused by the priests. Tormented by Demons, he flees the city and hangs himself upon a tree with a rope he finds on a dead donkey.
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (1959)
, 3h34
Directed by William Wyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Chase films, Films about virginity
Actors Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott

In AD 26, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy prince and merchant in Jerusalem, who lives with his mother, Miriam (Martha Scott); his sister, Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell); their loyal slave, Simonides (Sam Jaffe); and his daughter, Esther (Haya Harareet), who loves Ben-Hur but is betrothed to another. His childhood friend, the Roman citizen Messala (Stephen Boyd), is now a tribune. After several years away from Jerusalem, Messala returns as the new commander of the Roman garrison. Messala believes in the glory of Rome and its imperial power, while Ben-Hur is devoted to his faith and the freedom of the Jewish people.
Heaven Is for Real, 1h39
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Jacob Vargas, Thomas Haden Church, Margo Martindale, Nancy Sorel

Four-year-old Colton Burpo is the son of Todd Burpo, pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska. Colton says he experienced Heaven during emergency surgery. He describes to his incredulous family about having looked down to see the doctor operating, his mother calling people to pray in the waiting room, and his father in another room yelling at God not to let him die. He also spoke of meeting his great-grandfather, who died long before he was born, his unborn sister that died in a miscarriage and whom no one had told him about, and meeting Jesus, describing his physical appearance.
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (2016)
, 2h5
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Toby Kebbell, Jack Huston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi

A nobleman Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his boyhood friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge.
The Shack
The Shack (2017)

Directed by Stuart Hazeldine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Tim McGraw, Gage Munroe

Un homme en deuil reçoit une mystérieuse invitation pour rencontrer Dieu dans un endroit appelé "La Cabane".
The Shack
The Shack (2017)
, 2h12
Directed by Stuart Hazeldine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene, Gage Munroe

Après la tragique disparition de sa fille, Mack Philipps, père de trois enfants, est rongé par la tristesse et la culpabilité, niant l'existence de Dieu. Un jour, il reçoit une mystérieuse invitation le conviant à un week-end sur les lieux du crime, une cabane abandonnée où sa fille a été retrouvée assassinée. Intrigué, il s’y rend et rencontre trois personnages. De reproches en échanges, il va découvrir qui sont vraiment Dieu, Jésus et le Saint-Esprit. Cette rencontre va non seulement lui permettre de guérir sa souffrance, mais également le réconcilier avec lui-même et avec Dieu.
Risen
Risen (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Leonor Watling, Stephen Greif

Clavius, a powerful Roman Centurion, is charged by Pontius Pilate to investigate the rumors of a risen Jewish messiah and to locate the missing body of Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) in order to quell an imminent uprising in Jerusalem during the first 40 days following Christ's resurrection.
The Robe
The Robe (1953)
, 2h15
Directed by Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger

The action takes place in Ancient Rome, Judaea, Capri, and Galilee in a time period stretching from A.D. 32 to A.D. 38
Dracula 2000, 1h39
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Vitamin C, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson

Matthew Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer), the alleged descendant of the famed 19th century Dutch medical doctor, Abraham Van Helsing, owns an antique shop in London in 2000. One night with Van Helsing upstairs, his secretary, Solina (Jennifer Esposito), allows a group of thieves (Danny Masterson, Lochlyn Munro, Sean Patrick Thomas), led by her boyfriend, Marcus (Omar Epps), into the shop. The thieves infiltrate the shop's underground high-security vault and find a sealed silver coffin protected by a deadly defense system. Based on the level of security surrounding the coffin, Solina and Marcus decide that the coffin’s contents must be valuable, so they escape with it and flee to New Orleans, Louisiana. When Van Helsing discovers that the coffin has been stolen, he boards a plane to America, telling his apprentice, Simon Sheppard (Jonny Lee Miller), to remain in London. Simon does not follow his mentor’s orders and travels to Louisiana as well.
History of the World, Part I, 1h32
Directed by Mel Brooks, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films set in Africa, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Musical films, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Histoire de France, French Revolution films
Actors Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Gregory Hines

The film is a parody of the historical spectacular film genre anthology, including the sword and sandal epic and the period costume drama subgenres. The four main segments consist of stories set during the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, and the French Revolution. Other intermediate skits include reenactments of the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Last Supper.
Demetrius and the Gladiators, 1h40
Directed by Delmer Daves
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, William Horace Marshall, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Anne Bancroft

The film begins with a clip from the previous film, showing its central characters Marcellus and Diana going to be martyred for their Christian beliefs on the order of Emperor Caligula. Before being executed, Diana hands the robe to Marcellus' servant Marcipor (David Leonard), telling him that it is "for the Big Fisherman," meaning Peter, who was a fisherman before being called as an apostle.
Paul, Apostle of Christ, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jim Caviezel, Olivier Martinez, James Faulkner, Joanne Whalley, John Lynch, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Ce film est basé sur l'histoire vraie de Paul de Tarse, un apôtre du Christ, emprisonné à Tullianum par l'empereur Néron alors que Luc l'évangéliste cherche à le rencontrer. Le prisonnier se remémore sa vie, lorsqu'il s'appela Saul et qu'il persécutait les chrétiens avant de se convertir au christianisme après avoir rencontré Jésus-Christ ressuscité.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, 1h32
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Chris Langham, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Brian Cohen is born in a stable next door to the one in which Jesus is born, which initially confuses the three wise men who come to praise the future King of the Jews. Brian grows up an idealistic young man who resents the continuing Roman occupation of Judea. While attending Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Brian becomes infatuated with an attractive young rebel, Judith. His desire for her and hatred for the Romans lead him to join the People's Front of Judea, one of many fractious and bickering independence movements, who spend more time fighting each other than the Romans.
The Seventh Sign, 1h37
Directed by Carl Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Jürgen Prochnow, Peter Friedman, John Heard, John Taylor

Signs of the apocalypse are appearing, along with a mysterious wanderer. Father Lucci (Peter Friedman) is the Vatican official investigating them. He dismisses the occurrences as natural, but Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) believes that they are real.