The top 7 Easter movies to watch with friends and family

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Risen (2016)

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The biblical events leading up to Easter are shown from a different angle in the movie Risen. viewed through the eyes of a seasoned Roman Centurion who Pontius Pilate had given the assignment to look into the disappearance of Jesus of Nazareth’s crucified body.

The investigation sends Joseph Fiennes’ Clavius on a soul-searching quest that culminates in a decision that will change his life. The war-worn soldier trusts the risen Christ and discovers the abundant life he has always desired.

Son of God (2014)

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Son of God, which was produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, recounts the life of Jesus of Nazareth from his conception to his ministry, miracle-working, death, and resurrection. The Apostle John, who is portrayed by Diogo Morgado, relived his first-hand trip as a disciple of Jesus Christ while in exile on the island of Patmos.

The epic movie, which is a remake of the well-liked History Channel miniseries The Bible, has stirring biblically accurate portrayals, strong performers, and exotic settings.

Amazing Grace (2007)

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William Wilberforce is the main character in Amazing Grace (1759-1833). Ioan Gruffudd portrays him as a devout Christian, human rights advocate, and British member of Parliament who fought to abolish slavery in England for 20 years despite setbacks and illness. In the midst of a personal crisis, Wilberforce finds inspiration and encouragement from the former slave ship captain John Newton (Albert Finney), who created the well-known song “Amazing Grace” after becoming a Christian.

The movie, which debuted just before Easter in 2007, honours the 400-year ban on slavery as well as the 200th anniversary of the first anti-slavery bill’s passage. PG rated.

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

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The final twelve hours of Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s life are detailed in The Passion of the Christ. The movie, which Mel Gibson directed and starred James Caviezel as Jesus, debuted in theatres in 2004. It is rated R due to graphic descriptions of torture and other forms of violence.

The biblical languages Aramaic and Latin are used in the movie, with English subtitles. It is not advised for small children or the weak-hearted. The movie is a powerful, visual reminder of our Lord Jesus Christ’s agony and passion at his crucifixion.

The Gospel of John (2003)

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The story of Jesus is related to the Gospel of John from the perspective of John, one of his disciples. The 2003 movie, which starred Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus and was narrated by Christopher Plummer, was first shown in theatres.

The rating is PG. The movie centers on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, giving viewers a very personal, up-close view of the fervor and compassion that characterized Christ’s three years of public ministry. Christians will leave having a deeper understanding of their Savior and the love that inspired his earthly ministry.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

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A great epic movie, The Greatest Story Ever Told beautifully recreates the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem to his baptism by John (Charles Heston), the raising of Lazarus, the Last Supper, and ultimately his death, burial, and resurrection.

The 1965 picture, directed by George Stevens and starring Max Von Sydow as Jesus, was first shown in theatres. An all-star cast, including David McCallum as Judas, Dorothy McGuire as Mary, Sidney Poitier as Simon of Cyrene, Claude Rains as Herod the Great, Donald Pleasence as The Devil, Martin Landau as Caiaphas, and Janet Margolin, can be seen in the fully restored DVD version (Mary of Bethany).

Martin Luther (1952)

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Martin Luther is a historical biography of the man who fearlessly led the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, reshaping politics and religion. The movie is presented on this special 50th-anniversary edition DVD in the same form as when it was first shown in theatres in 1952, along with the production history.

The vintage black-and-white production, which features Niall MacGinnis as Martin Luther, takes the audience on a tour of significant Luther locations. Since the period of Martin Luther’s life, throughout history, and even today, Christians have drawn inspiration from his unwavering faith and moral beliefs. Martin Luther shows how individuals with unwavering courage and faith in God may transform the world.

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