Personal Jesus

by marinoe-pl | created - 23 Apr 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 23,859 | Gross: $24.48M

2. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 48,720 | Gross: $7.63M

3. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 43,147 | Gross: $0.02M

4. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 9,989

5. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 208,397 | Gross: $74.70M

6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 29,289 | Gross: $28.35M

7. Into Great Silence (2005)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

Director: Philip Gröning

Votes: 2,147 | Gross: $0.79M

Good show and lesson how boring is a life of christian monk. Definitely not for me.

8. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 25,119 | Gross: $4.89M

9. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Votes: 269,012 | Gross: $25.59M

10. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 59,283 | Gross: $4.04M

11. Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)

96 min | Drama

A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.

Director: Özer Kiziltan | Stars: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç, Öznur Kula

Votes: 11,147

12. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 112,142 | Gross: $101.22M

13. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 10,274

14. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

77 Metascore

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 348,142 | Gross: $20.05M

15. The Rabbi's Cat (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

74 Metascore

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Directors: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Karina Testa

Votes: 3,047 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Backwater Gospel (2011)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Horror

Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker and its dwellers blame a tramp.

Director: Bo Mathorne | Stars: Zebulon Whatley, Lucien Dodge, Phillip Sacramento, Laura Post

Votes: 1,183

17. God on Trial (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama, War

Awaiting their inevitable deaths at one of the worst concentration camps, a group of Jews make a rabbinical court to decide whether God has gone against the Holy Covenant and if He is the one guilty for their suffering.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Joseph Muir, Josef Altin, Ashley Artus, Alexi Kaye Campbell

Votes: 3,027

18. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 25,662

19. God Willing (2015)

87 min | Comedy

A young man's decision to become a priest affects his whole family, especially his father.

Director: Edoardo Maria Falcone | Stars: Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassmann, Laura Morante, Ilaria Spada

Votes: 3,167

20. Jesus Loves Me (2012)

100 min | Comedy

In contemplation of the upcoming apocalypse, Jesus returns to Earth to see if the people have become better than they were in his lifetime, and falls in love with Marie, who has just left her fiancée.

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Florian David Fitz, Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 1,372

just a comedy

21. The Pope Must Diet (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy

A less-than-qualified and far-from-perfect priest is mistakenly named the new pope. As the pontiff, he must deal with Vatican corruption, the Mob and the reappearance of his old lover.

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Adrian Edmondson, Paul Bartel, Damir Mejovsek

Votes: 1,414 | Gross: $2.98M

just a comedy

22. Judas & Jesus (2009)

R | 15 min | Animation, Short

How Judas grassed on Jesus to earn the 30 euros he needed as entry fee to Maria Magdalena's sex show.

Directors: Olaf Encke, Claudia Romero

Votes: 381

23. Sunday Without God (2013– )

TV-MA | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

Since 15 years ago, no new lives are born, and no one can die. And then, "gravekeepers" appeared in the world, with the ability to give rest to the living dead. Therefore the people said, "... See full summary »

Stars: Caitlynn French, David Matranga, Genevieve Simmons, Andrew Love

Votes: 196

24. Silence (I) (2016)

R | 161 min | Drama, History

79 Metascore

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 92,087 | Gross: $7.10M

25. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 483,047 | Gross: $40.22M

26. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 147,417 | Gross: $10.62M

27. Clergy (2018)

133 min | Drama

Three Catholic priests meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event which could have taken their lives. Their experiences and motivations to serve as priests are extremely different, and soon each of them will have to face new challenges.

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Robert Wieckiewicz, Jacek Braciak, Joanna Kulig

Votes: 3,508

28. Corpus Christi (2019)

115 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek

Votes: 3,382

29. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 74,806



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