The first Hollywood movie in which Jesus has a speaking part (1961)
Made by an Italian Marxist using non-professional actors (1964)
The story of Jesus’ death reworked with electric guitars (1973)
A reverential portrait of Jesus that was iconic in its time (1977)
Said to be the most-watched movie of all time (1979)
The most controversial film about Jesus, by Martin Scorsese (1988)
A human retelling of the story of Jesus in a TV mini-series (1999)
Mel Gibson’s box office triumph on the violent death of Jesus (2004)
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It’s “the greatest story ever told”, according to one famous movie title, and among these films is the alleged most watched film of all time. In these pages we review some of the most significant Jesus movies made over the past 50 years.
Written by Matt Page
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