Best Religious Movies

  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli (R, 2010)

    Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals
    In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and viole... read morent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell and Dead Presidents). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1667260297: A SOLID post-apocalyptic western with substantial religious undertone. I watch it every time it is on. A buy!
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
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      fb506108753: .V.R 5/10....too much religious nonsense for me, or I completely missed the point
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb698667576: . It seems that even in post apocalyptic America, the religious nuts still reign supreme and bring death and destruction in the name of God.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ (R, 2004)

    Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini
    Mel Gibson's well-publicized production The Passion of the Christ concerns the last 12 hours in the ... read morelife of Jesus of Nazareth. The dialogue is spoken in the ancient Aramaic language, along with Latin and Hebrew. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus (James Caviezel) is betrayed by Judas Iscariot (Luca Lionello). Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate (Hristo Naumov Shopov), the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demand his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. Romanian theatrical actress Maia Morgenstern plays Mary, Mother of God, and Italian superstar Monica Bellucci plays Mary Magdalene. Amid much controversy involving Gibson and various religious organizations, The Passion of the Christ received an international theatrical release in February of 2004. In March 2005, Gibson released an unrated version of the film, dubbed The Passion Recut, that eliminated five to six minutes of the more graphic scenes of flogging and crucifixion. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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      elscorcho86: regardless of any religious beliefs, i do stand by the fact that this is a very well put together film.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
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      fb727413932: aining the idea of go to the cinema and watch a 2 hours movie where everything is about torture and religious conflicts
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • DaGMan4280
      DaGMan4280: . whether your a religious person or not its a film to be given recogniziton in its attempt to give people the opport
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Dogma

    Dogma (R, 1999)

    Ben Affleck, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek
    Would you believe that the last living descendent of Jesus Christ is a woman working at an abortion ... read moreclinic in Illinois? And that she's been sent on a holy mission with two minor characters from Clerks and Mallrats as her guides? Prepare to suspend any and all disbelief as you watch the religious satire Dogma, the fourth film from writer/director Kevin Smith. Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) has been disappointed in life and has found her faith severely tested after her husband leaves her when she discovers she cannot have children. So Bethany is all the more puzzled when she's approached by Metatron (Alan Rickman), a grumpy angel. Metatron wants her to help him stop Bartleby (Ben Affleck) and Loki (Matt Damon), two fallen angels who were ejected from paradise, have escaped from exile and are heading to New Jersey. If they are able to pass through the arc of a certain church, it will prove God is fallible and the world will come to a swift end. Bethany has no idea what to do or why she's been given this project, but she heads out anyway, with her assigned assistants Jay (Jason Mewes), an appallingly rude former dope dealer and self-styled ladies man, and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). Along the way, Bethany picks up more helpers, including a celestial muse named Serendipity (Salma Hayek) and Rufus (Chris Rock), who claims to have been the 13th apostle and that Jesus owes him 12 dollars. Boasting a huge supporting cast -- including George Carlin, Jason Lee, Janeane Garofalo, Bud Cort, and Alanis Morissette (as God) -- Dogma proved to be highly controversial even before its release. Miramax Pictures, owned by Disney, financed the film, but several weeks before Dogma's world premier at the Cannes Film Festival, they announced they would not release the picture and intended to sell it to another distributor (which would turn out to be Lions Gate Films). Director Smith, however, has always contended that Dogma is a film about the importance of faith, if not organized religion. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • gamergrant1996
      gamergrant1996: . Hilarious, with great jokes on/towards religion and great religious in-jokes, with great performances from its cast, especially Rickman and Rock.
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
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      fb626995713: Ahhh a great movie, fun, and offensive for anyone with some religious inclinations.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • serverempire
      serverempire: ... Although this does sort of betray Smith's weird religious bent.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Reaping

    The Reaping (R, 2007)

    Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, Annasophia Robb, Stephen Rea
    Her faith shaken by a family tragedy from which she was never quite able to fully recover, a profess... read moreor of theology from Louisiana State University moonlighting as a debunker of unexplained religious phenomena finds herself faced with an apocalyptic series of events that seem to reflect the ten plagues of Exodus in director Stephen Hopkins' Southern gothic chiller. The terrified citizens of Haven, LA, have been beset by swarms of locusts and watched as rivers turned to blood. As if that wasn't enough to put the fear of God into any Bible-reading Christian, ominous rumors of a local swamp cult have left many of the small-town citizens turning to prayer for fear that the end is finally nigh. Enter Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank), a skeptical myth-buster and renowned theology scholar with a special knack for spotting religious trickery. Though at first exceedingly confident that she will uncover a human component behind the otherworldly occurrences, Katherine quickly learns that just because one doesn't believe in the supernatural doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't exist. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb527777692: i'm not really all that big on religious movies but this was an awesome movie. i was not expecting the ending, it was a definant su
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • chadrick41
      chadrick41: As religious cult thrillers go this was actually better than i expected. It was easy to predict but sti
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • XxLebaneseGirlXx
      XxLebaneseGirlXx: .If you like these types of movies with strange phenomenon and religious/scientific angles on these occurences then you wil like this.Check it out!!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Bruce Almighty

    Bruce Almighty (PG-13, 2003)

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall, Catherine Bell
    After a bad day at work, a man suddenly gets a new job -- as the world's new Heavenly Father -- in t... read morehis comedy. Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey) is a television reporter working in Buffalo, NY, who has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with his existence, and after an especially bad day, he flies into a rage and curses God for making his life miserable. To Bruce's great surprise, the Supreme Being Himself (Morgan Freeman) appears, and tries to convince Bruce of the enormity of his task. Bruce, however, isn't buying it, so God gives him a chance to find out what he's up against; God bestows all of his powers on Bruce for a week, to see how he'd handle things. At first, Bruce has a great time bending the world around him to his will, much to the puzzlement of his girlfriend, Grace (Jennifer Aniston), but after six days God stops by to remind Bruce he hasn't done much to make the Earth a better place. Disappointed, God presents Bruce with an ultimatum -- he has one day to improve the world in a concrete way, or God will toss the planet back into the void. Bruce Almighty was directed by Tom Shadyac, who previously teamed with Jim Carrey for Liar, Liar and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb821880446: . hilarity sometimes is overridden by sentimentality, sentimentality is ovrridden by religious reason, and religious reason is overridden by Carrey. As a result, the film doesn't seem t
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
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      fb777378134: .. I'm not religious, but it is pretty funny.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • SianEWadey
      SianEWadey: Saw it during Religious Studies. It's good and some parts are really funny, Morgan Freeman, is bril
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Legion

    Legion (R, 2010)

    Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton
    Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of stranger... read mores in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew's only spiritual ally is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star in the Screen Gems production. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb1045094130: What a load of quasi-religious bullshit. A waste of time. Avoid at all costs.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      fb100001961209899: . Somewhere between a zombie movie & religious apocalypse. Pretty fun & good special effects.
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: .
      It's an ok premise, a little hard to believe if you're a non-believer in religious mumbo jumbo, but I've always had an interest in Christian Mythology so it kept my interest
      Reviewed 2 years days ago