Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jesus Films this Christmas

I am greatly looking forward to teaching a new course on Jesus in Film next semester here at Duke.  I'm encouraging those signed up for the class to begin their work over the break by seeking out Jesus films on the TV.  I have drawn up a list for them of films to look out for and it occurred to me that it would be worthwhile sharing it here on the blog too.  These are, of course, those available to those living in the USA:

Sunday 21 December:

The Bible (2013): History Channel

Monday 22 December

Bible Secrets Revealed (2013): History Channel

The Nativity Story (2006): AMC (repeated 23rd, 24th & 25th)

Tuesday 23 December

King of Kings (1961), TCM

Monday 29 December

The King of Kings (1927), TCM

For those who have have Netflix, the following films are also currently available:

Jesus of Nazareth (1977) [But note that this is the abridged movie version, not the full-length TV miniseries]

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The Bible (2013)

For those who have Amazon Prime, the following film is also available:

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1964)

4 comments:

crystal said...

Don't forget "Jesus" :)
http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Jeremy-Sisto/dp/B002Z2X7GK/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1419223680&sr=1-1&keywords=jesus+sisto

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks, Crystal. Unfortunately no on TV this Christmas, or on any of the streaming services for free as far as I am aware.

crystal said...

Oh, right - it's at Netflix but not for streaming. Sorry :)

Shea Olivier said...

I have to ask: why no Brian?