Samson and Delilah is a German/Italian/American telefilm that premiered on TNT on December 8, 1996. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg. This biblical movie was shot in Morocco.
David and Bathsheba is a 1951 historical Technicolor epic film about King David made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry King, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, from a screenplay by Philip Dunne. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Leon Shamroy. King David was the second king of Israel and this film is based on the second Old Testament book of Samuel from the Bible. Gregory Peck stars as King David and the film follows King David's life as he adjusts to ruling as a King, and about his relationship with Uriah's wife Bathsheba (Susan Hayward). It was shot entirely in Nogales, Arizona. Goliath of Gath was portrayed by a Polish wrestler named Walter Talun.
The Bible: In the Beginning (Italian: La Bibbia) is a 1966 Italian-American epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book of Genesis, from Adam and Eve to Abraham. The music score is composed by Toshiro Mayuzumi and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The production was photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno in Dimension 150, a variant of the 70mm Todd-AO format. The cast features Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston, Stephen Boyd, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, and Peter O'Toole.
The Gospel is a 2005 film directed and written by Rob Hardy. It was released in the United States on October 7, 2005. The film retells the Parable of the Prodigal Son in a modern context.
A.D. (Anno Domini) is a British/Italian miniseries from 1985 in 6 parts which tells the Acts of the Apostles. Considered as the third and final installment in a TV miniseries trilogy which began with Moses the Lawgiver and Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth, it was adapted from Anthony Burgess's novel The Kingdom of the Wicked, which was itself a sequel to Burgess's book Man Of Nazareth, on which was based Zeffirelli's movie.
Amen. is a 2002 German, Romanian and French film directed by Costa-Gavras.
L'inchiesta (AKA: The Inquiry) is a 2006 historical drama film set in AD 35 in the Roman Empire. The story follows a fictional Roman general named Titus Valerius Taurus, a veteran of campaigns in Germania, who is sent to Judaea by the emperor Tiberius to investigate the possibility of the divinity of the recently crucified Jesus. Although sceptical early on, Taurus is eventually convinced by a Christian girl he meets there named Tabitha, and chooses to abandon the army and remain there with her.
The Genesis Code is a 2010 American drama film directed by C. Thomas Howell and Patrick Read Johnson, and written by Michael W. Leighton.
The Ten Commandments is a 2007 American computer animated film directed by John Stronach and Bill Boyce. The film was released to theaters on October 19, 2007 and on DVD on February 5, 2008.
Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 made-for-television Biblical film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother. It stars Swedish actress Pernilla August and Melinda Kinnaman as Mary, David Threlfall as Joseph (his legal guardian, not father) and Christian Bale as Jesus. The film was produced by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and aired on NBC.
Saving God is a 2008 Christian drama film written by Michael Jackson and directed by Duane Crichton. The film stars Ving Rhames, Dean McDermott and Ricardo Chavira, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 18, 2008 by Cloud Ten Pictures and Clear Entertainment.
The Gospel of John is a 2003 film that is the story of Jesus' life as recounted by the Gospel of John. It is a motion picture that has been adapted for the screen on a word-for-word basis from the American Bible Society's Good News Bible. This three-hour epic feature film follows John's Gospel precisely, without additions to the story from other Gospels, nor omission of complex passages.
Jacob is a German/Italian/American television movie from 1994, based on the novel Giacobbe by Francesco Maria Nappi, which is in turn based on a Biblical account from the Book of Genesis about Jacob.
Bells of Innocence is 2003 Christian film directed by Alin Bijan and written by Chris Bessey. It stars Mike Norris, David A. R. White, Marshall R. Teague, and Chuck Norris as "Matthew". It was released on April 6, 2004 in the United States.
Peter and Paul is a 1981 biblical drama film starring Anthony Hopkins as Paul of Tarsus and Robert Foxworth as Peter the Fisherman, David Gwillim as Mark and Jon Finch as Luke. It was directed by Robert Day. The film mostly shows the works of Paul, beginning with his being struck down and converted by the Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus. From there it shows his ministry to the Gentiles, gaining converts in Galatia and Greece, and eventually going to Rome for his trial. He preaches there under house arrest for two years before being executed by Nero, after which Peter arrives in Rome and continues what Paul started. The film follows the biblical narrative fairly closely, with some omissions.
The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
The Reluctant Saint is a 1962 film which tells a somewhat fictionalized version of the story of Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th Century Italian saint. It stars Maximilian Schell as Joseph, as well as Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff, and Harold Goldblatt. The movie was written by John Fante and Joseph Petracca and directed by Edward Dmytryk.
No Greater Love is a 2010 Christian film directed by Brad J. Silverman. Lionsgate announced it acquired the North American home entertainment distribution rights to the film. Shot mostly on location in Lancaster, California, the film stars Anthony Tyler Quinn, Danielle Bisutti and Jay Underwood. It is planned to be released to DVD on January 19, 2010, and was featured at the Projecting Hope Film Festival. Thomas Nelson Publishing has released a book titled, No Greater Love: A 90-day Devotional to Strengthen Your Marriage.
Abraham is a 1994 television movie based on the life of the Biblical patriarch Abraham.
Sunday School Musical is a musical film mockbuster released direct-to-DVD on October 21, 2008. It is similar to Disney's High School Musical franchise, but the film takes a dramatically different approach in terms of storyline.
Aimee Semple McPherson (2006) is a feature length dramatic biopic about evangelist "Sister" Aimee Semple McPherson.
The Perfect Gift is a 2009 sequel to the 2005 Christian Drama movie The Perfect Stranger, and its first sequel, Another Perfect Stranger. It stars Christina Fougnie, Amy Hess, Matt Wallace, and once again, Jefferson Moore as Jesus Christ. It was filmed almost entirely in Kentucky, where the first and second films were shot.
Another Perfect Stranger is a 2007 film sequel to the 2005 Christian film, The Perfect Stranger. It stars Jefferson Moore, (reprising his role as The Stranger) and Ruby Marie Lewis as Sarah Cominsky, the grown daughter of Nikki. It has another sequel, The Perfect Gift. It was based largely on David Gregory's novel, Day with a Perfect Stranger, with a few minor plot changes.
When in Rome (1952) is a film starring Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, and Joseph Calleia. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was based on a story by Robert Buckner, Dorothy Kingsley, and Charles Schnee. When in Rome was one of the last films directed by famed MGM director Clarence Brown.
Golgotha is a 1935 French film about the death of Jesus Christ. It was directed by Julien Duvivier, and stars Harry Baur as Herod and Jean Gabin as Pontius Pilate. Robert Le Vigan plays Christ. It opened in the U.S. in 1937. The film played throughout Europe too, but the British Board of Film Censors "would not allow British eyes to see it."
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