Good Friday is one of the most mournful festivals that ends in the note of Sorrow. In most of the countries, Good Friday is a statutory holiday and the roads fall silent as if the places have begun to mourn. The occasion of “Good Friday” is coined Good but in fact is not that Good as Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross with nails tucked all over his body. For some of us, we lose the insight of the significance of our holidays which can be restored by the medium of the movies. So that we come to terms with the long-last ancestry of the festival and its influence in our lives.
Here are some of the evergreen movies that account the Biblical References, Christ’s Crucifixion and his life expanded in the line of Gospels, disciples, and his beloved people. These movies will truly leave you tuned with the age-gone era and will rekindle the spirit of Humanity as it touches upon the life of ever-enchanting Christ, his life spanned with piousness and goodness and how he brutally he died. However, what remains is a byproduct of carving era of mankind.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The 1965 American Epic, directed by George Stevens, sets to retell the timeline of Jesus Christ from Nativity to Resurrection. The four-hour-long epic features the piousness and holiness of the Christ and his land. The roots of the movie lie from the series of US radio where half-hour episodes, which were inspired by the Gospels. The role of Jesus Christ is brilliantly put up by the Swedish Actor of “The Atlantic”, Max von Sydow. The Epic may seem to be jaded by our modern audience but holds the true spirit of Christ.
Jesus of Nazareth
The British-Italian miniseries, dramatizing the whole range of birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and of Jesus Christ. “Jesus of Nazareth” blends the narrative of all four accounts of the New Testaments. Just like “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, the movie may go out of the reach of the audience as it is stretched in an elephantine hour, however one can grasp the minutest details from the settings and screenplay. Robert Powell starring as Christ in the film is undeniably remarkable as his deliverance of role is applauding.
Son of God
The biblical account of Christ, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey is one of the recent movies in the line. Through the medium of film, the story of Christ is retold and is an adaption of the ten-hour miniseries, “The Bible” which was aired on History Channel in 2013. The movie ends on a note of everlasting Christ, that he will once again rise and come again. The movie is set on the contemporary grounds and has a striking similarity to the conventional movies released in the line of Jesus.
The Passion of Christ
Directed by Mel Gibson, is an American based biblical drama film shot in Italy, draws upon the pious accounts of Friday of Sorrows along with other devotional writings. To rekindle the spirit of Good Friday, the film primarily cover the sorrowful final twelve hours of Jesus’s life, beginning with the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, the brutal scourge and crucifixion ending with a brief description of resurrection. The dialogues of the movie range from Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin.
The Last Temptation of Christ
Directed by Martin Scorsese, this American Epic Drama is one of the most controversial retellings of Jesus’s life. Throughout the twist of plotting, it is shown how Christ was tempted by the various sins he must overcome, including fear, doubt, depression, and fear. For its outrageous film, Christians had turned their backs. However, at the beginning of the film, the disclaimer is attached which states that it nowhere depicts or portrays or essences Christ in the Biblical sense.
This award-winning American Classic is one of the evergreen Epics of all the time. This movie has aged so well that even the younger generation can cherish every strand of the movie. The Epic begins with the birth of Jesus and ends with a titular character witnessing the whole brutal process of crucifixion.