Best new Biblical & Religious movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best biblical movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Darren Aronofsky, Mel Gibson & William Wyler our new biblical genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Are biblical movies are getting back in fashion? Apparently so, as Hollywood seems to rediscover the power of these beautiful stories. They often serve in the same way as science fiction movies do, by making use re-eavulate our own society. By going back to the ethical building blocks of much of Western society, the Christian moral code, these movies make us wonder whether we have lost our way somewhere down the line.

New biblical movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Blessed Virgin

    DIRECTOR: Paul Verhoeven
    CAST: Virginie Efira

    Italy, the 17th century. A pious nun suffers from violent and pornographic visions. Read more

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  • Mary Magdalene

    DIRECTOR: Garth Davis
    CAST: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Real life couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara star as Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalena respectively in this beautifully shot biopic about one the most controversial figures from the Bible. The film depicts how Mary Magdalena joins Jesus' growing movement after being disillusioned for a long time. Read more

    RATING: 86/100

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Best biblical movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 biblical movies

  • The Silence

    DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese
    CAST: Andrew Garfield Adam Driver Liam Neeson

    Martin Scorsese struggled for years to realize this project, but in february it's finally there. 'The Silence', an epic and tragic story about the two Catholic missionaries in 16th century Japan. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 13th, 2017

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  • Pilgrimage

    DIRECTOR: Brendan Muldowney
    CAST: Tom Holland Jon Bernthal Richard Armitage

    In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. Read more

    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 13th, 2017

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Best biblical movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated biblical movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian

    DIRECTOR: Terry Jones
    CAST: Graham Chapman John Cleese Michael Palin |

    The story is set in Judea of 33 A.D where Romans are struggling to hold control of the order and a boy named Brian is born in a stable next door who is mistaken for the... Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 17th, 1979

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  • Ben-hur

    DIRECTOR: William Wyler
    CAST: Charlton Heston Jack Hawkins Stephen Boyd |

    Decorated with 11 Academy awards, the masterpiece is an epic tale of a Jewish prince, betrayed in friendship and forced into slavery; he reclaims his freedom and fights... Read more

    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 26th, 1959

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  • The Ten Commandments

    DIRECTOR: Cecil B. DeMille
    CAST: Charlton Heston Yul Brynner Anne Baxter

    Based on Holy Scriptures the story focuses on Moses, The Prince of Egypt who realizes his true Hebrew heritage and his divine objective as the deliverer of his followers. Read more

    RATING: 79/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 15th, 1956

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  • The Passion of the Christ

    DIRECTOR: Mel Gibson
    CAST: Jim Caviezel Monica Bellucci Maia Morgenstern

    The poignant portrayal of final 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth; the film highlights his betrayal by Judas, his denunciation by the Pharisees and the torturous... Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 25th, 2004

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  • Risen

    DIRECTOR: Kevin Reynolds
    CAST: Joseph Fiennes Tom Felton Peter Firth

    The account of first forty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the perspective of a Roman centurion who is appointed by Pontius Pilates to investigate the... Read more

    RATING: 63/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 22nd, 2016

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  • Noah

    DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky
    CAST: Russell Crowe Jennifer Connelly Anthony Hopkins

    The Creator of the world chooses an ordinary man to accomplish an arduous mission before a catastrophe annihilates the whole world; an epic saga of courage and sacrifice.... Read more

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 28th, 2014

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  • The Young Messiah

    DIRECTOR: Cyrus Nowrasteh
    CAST: Adam Greaves-Neal Vincent Walsh Sara Lazzaro

    Plenty of films have been made about Jesus, but this one is quite unique in the sense that it focusses on his childhood exclusively. Read more

    RATING: 55/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 11th, 2016

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