Best movies based on biblical stories

Best movies based on biblical stories
10 best movies of the classics of cinema is based on Bible stories.

The Ten Commandments (1956)
This film is a remake of the same name became a silent film in 1923. Last epic picture of Cecil B. DeMille - "alpha and omega" of Bible stories with Charleston Heston as Moses, the leader of the chosen people. In that year, the film won the "Oscar" for best visual effects.


Life of Brian (1979)
Life of Brian - a comedy of 1979, written, staged and played by members of the British comedian group Monty Python. It is both tough satire on religious themes and intelligent film about the demagogy, hypocrisy and fanaticism, parodying a variety of fanatical movements: feminists, religious fanatics, suicide bombers, nationalist, political populists.


The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Represents the adaptation of the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis' The Last Temptation "(1955), the controversial film became one of the most significant places in the work of Martin Scorsese. This suggestive picture is a reflection directed to Jesus Christ and his dual nature. She opened the delicate topics for the Church and the mass was subjected to criticism by religious organizations and believers of different branches of Christianity.


The Decalogue (1988)
The Ten Commandments, ten featurettes remarkable Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. The action of each of them takes place in the modern Warsaw. Plot of the film is a separate story, but united by a common intent.


The Prince of Egypt (1998)
In this list there and one animated film - the first musical animated feature created by the studio «DreamWorks». The plot tells the story of Prophet Moses since his birth, leads through adolescence as a prince of Egypt to the most important period in the life of the hero, the outcome - the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Cartoon shot close enough to the basics of the original biblical story except for a couple of inconsistencies and gives the viewer a good mood and energy.


Passion of the Christ (2004)
Another controversial film, this time shot by Mel Gibson. This historical drama about the events immediately preceding the crucifixion of Christ describes the past 12 hours of Jesus' life. All the characters in the film, which is marked by realistic scenes of brutal torture, speak Aramaic and Latin reconstructed. This controversial film critical of all and sundry, but it did not prevent him to get three Oscar nominations.

Ben-Hur (1959)
The colorful and fascinating story of a servant, which takes place in the golden era of the Roman civilization. Another brilliant role Charleston Heston. The key moment of the film is the preaching of Christ on the Mount. The film also has a spectacular scene of chariot races. Not surprisingly, the film received a record number of Oscars - 11. This record he shares with "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King».


Quo Vadis (1951)
This film is an unusual approach to the New Testament from the studio MGM. The "Quo Vadis" shows the relationship of the Romans and Christians mixed with a love story between a Roman soldier and a beautiful woman, a follower of the new religion, which is becoming more and more followers. The film stars Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, and Leo Glenn. The music for the film was written by Miklos Rozsa, who after 8 years of music written for the film "Ben-Hur».


Barabbas (1962)
The film, which begins where others end in major movies - at the end of the New Testament - is dedicated to the tragedy of the thief Barrabas (Anthony Quinn), to be in place of Christ. His story - is a cross between "Gladiator" and Hitchcock's films, but with a happy end of the spiritual.


Matthew (1964)
Socialist, atheist, gay and director - Pier Paolo Pasolini - directed the film, which approved the Vatican! Yes it is possible! More than that, this film has received numerous awards, he describes the life of Jesus with the Marxist-director of the Catholic point of view and is one of the most famous historical paintings.




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