New biblical movies 2016

The Bible

The Bible is the holy book for Christians. It has been made into movies before, but 2016 saw a resurgence in popularity for the genre. Here are the three most popular movies from 2016.

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time

The Bible is not only the best-selling book of all time, but it’s also the most shoplifted book in America. At least that’s according to a 2005 report from the American Booksellers Association. The entire Bible sold more than 150 million copies that year.

The Bible has been translated into over 500 languages

The Bible has been translated into over 500 languages, with new versions appearing all the time. Some of the most popular versions currently in circulation include the King James Version, the New International Version, and the New American Standard Bible.

Bible Movies

There have been many movies made about the Bible over the years. Some are more accurate to the source material than others, but all of them provide a unique perspective on the stories contained within the Bible. Here are a few of the most notable Bible movies that have been released in recent years.

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments is a 2016 American biblical epic film directed by Robert Dornhelm and written by Barbara Kirk direct from the original 1956 Paramount Pictures film of the same name which starred Charlton Heston in the leading role. The 2016 version stars Adam Greaves-Neal as Moses, Dougray Scott as Ramses, Naveen Andrews as Jethro, and Ayelet Zurer as Moses’ mother, Bithiah. Additionally, Susana Diazayas appears as Zipporah, and Hiam Abbass portrays Miriam.

The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson, written by Gibson and Benedict Fitzgerald, and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ. It depicts the arrest, trial, crucifixion, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus.


The film Noah is a story about the titular biblical character who is tasked by God to build an ark to save two of every animal from a massive flood that will destroy the rest of the planet. While the film is based on the biblical story, there are some significant changes that director Darren Aronofsky has made to the source material.

Aronofsky’s interpretation of the story is much more dark and violent than the original story. In the film, Noah and his family are constantly under attack from other humans who want to steal their ark and kill all of the animals. The family is also constantly fighting amongst themselves, which was not present in the original story.

Despite these changes, Aronofsky’s Noah is still a visually stunning film that stays true to the epic scale of the original story. The film also features some great performances from its cast, including Russell Crowe as Noah and Jennifer Connelly as his wife Naameh. If you’re a fan of Biblical stories or epic films, then you should definitely check out Noah.

2016 Bible Movies

In 2016, there were several new Bible movies released. Some of these movies were about Jesus, while others were about Old Testament characters. These movies were designed to entertain, educate, and inspire viewers. Here is a list of the new Bible movies that were released in 2016.


Ben-Hur is a 2016 American Biblical epic historical drama film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. It is the fifth film adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, following the 1907 silent film, the 1925 silent film, the 1959 MGM epic film and a 2003 animated version. The picture stars Jack Huston in the title role as a fictionalized Judah Ben-Hur, a prince from Jerusalem who is betrayed and sent into slavery by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer of the Imperial Roman army. Along with Huston, the film stars Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus, Nazanin Boniadi as Esther and Pilou Asbæk as Pontius Pilate.

The project initially started development in 2003 at Paramount Pictures with Kevin Reynoldssigned on to direct a script by Chris Morgan. Pre-production however stalled due to disappointing results of related films such as Gladiator (2000), Troy (2004), Alexander (2004) and King Arthur (2004). The project eventually shifted to New Regency Productions that same year. In late 2010, Bekmambetov came on board to replace Reynolds for what was then a independently financed production arranged through The Weinstein Company. Photography commenced on April 2015 in Matera rural region of southern Italy with production lasting for 55 days until early July.

The film was released theatrically on August 19th 2016 in North America in 2D and IMAX formats by Paramount Pictures; Weinstein Company distributed in international territories. It received generally negative reviews from critics but did manage to gross over $75 million worldwide against its $100 million budget making it one of the highest grossing live action Bible films in recent years.


Risen is a 2016 American epic biblical drama film directed by Kevin Reynolds and written by Paul Aiello. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis.[4][5] The film follows the Great Commission of the resurrected Jesus Christ as told through the eyes of a non-believer, Clavius (Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman military tribune.

As the case against Yeshua’s followers builds and their aging leader, Simon (Firth), begins to lose hope, Clavius makes apersonal find that sets in motion a series of events that challenge everything he knows about the man called Yeshua.

With stunning visuals depicting 1st-century Jerusalem at its height, RISEN is an unforgettable story of mystery, miracle and redemption.

The Young Messiah

Based on Anne Rice’s novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, The Young Messiah imagines the seven-year-old Jesus Christ coming to terms with his divinity.

After escaping death from King Herod, the family flees to Nazareth where Christ must grapple with his emerging powers and identity. Shot in Morocco and Rome, director Cyrus Nowrasteh helms this faith-based epic.

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