Beliefnet Showdown:

Best Movies to Celebrate Easter

Most people can easily list their favorite Christmas movies. But many of us have a list of films we enjoy every Easter too!

There are so many fantastic movies that celebrate the thrill of hope in Jesus—his life, death and resurrection. Which is your favorite movie to celebrate the Easter season? Vote for your top picks and come back April 4th to see if your favorite film is voted the winner.



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Here's How it Works

Just click on your favorite picks in the current round to cast your vote. Then, make sure you come back to vote in the next round and to see the winner announced. See round schedule below.
ROUND ONE: Voting opens March 30 at 06:00EST.
ROUND TWO: Voting opens April 01 at 06:00EST.
ROUND THREE: Voting opens April 03 at 06:00EST.
WINNER: Winner will be announced April 04.
round one
93%
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Mel Gibson’s 2004 epic drama depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
7%
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese’s 1988 film about lhe life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
58%
Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth Robert Powell, Oliva Hussey and Laurence Olivier start in this 1977 reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.
42%
Son of God
Son of God The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection in this film from 2014.
round two


72%
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Mel Gibson’s 2004 epic drama depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
28%
Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus of Nazareth Robert Powell, Oliva Hussey and Laurence Olivier start in this 1977 reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.
48%
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Mel Gibson’s 2004 epic drama depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
52%
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 epic film retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection.
winner
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 epic film retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection.
round two


38%
The 10 Commandments
The 10 Commandments 1956 Academy Award Winning film starring Charlton Heston as Moses.
62%
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 epic film retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection.
round one
81%
The 10 Commandments
The 10 Commandments 1956 Academy Award Winning film starring Charlton Heston as Moses.
19%
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur 1959 Academy Award Winning film also staring Charlton Heston. The nine-minute chariot race showcased in the movie has become one of cinema's most famous sequences.
28%
The Robe
The Robe 1953 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus.
72%
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 epic film retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection.
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