7 Easter Movies (to invite your unsaved friends over to watch)


Want to reflect on the most important day in history…Hollywood-style. Here are some film recommendations from our friends at WORLD on Campus:

Once upon a time Hollywood chose biblical material, portrayed it fairly faithfully, and often won Academy Awards for doing so. Those days may be gone, but even as we plan to fill baskets and color eggs, we can bring these classics into our homes to create more meaningful traditions to share with our children and lead them to a deeper understanding of Easter.

Children are not abstract thinkers. These movies will help them grasp the timeline and the growing drama surrounding Jesus’s life in the weeks leading up to his crucifixion, burial and resurrection. With the exception of The Passion, watch them together as a family: Click here to read the rest.


  1. Looks like you need to register to read the article.

    • Darn. I thought that when I posted the article it would allow others to read it. Still, it’s worthwhile to register to read the reasons why these are great films to watch.. Here are the films for those who don’t want to register:

      The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

      Ben-Hur (1959)

      Barabbas (1961)

      Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

      King of Kings (1961)

      The Robe (1953)

      The Passion of the Christ (2004)

      • Great movies… all of them. If I called up some of my
        unsaved friends to invite them over to my home to watch them I think I would get a lot of responses like:

        “Sounds great, but…”

        Steve, I think you should host a movie night at Hope Chapel. You could invite local atheists to attend. To bait the hook you could advertise that you will be serving “Dawkins Dogs” and “Hawking Hamburgers” and “Agnostic Nachos”.

        Maybe even have a life sized photo of Penn Jillette as a door prize for the first 10 atheists to arrive.

        Everyone that comes will ofcourse receive a free Gospel tract and a lifetime membership to Stone the Preacher!

  2. I was able to read it without registering. I really liked Ben Hur. The rest were OK except the Passion which I thought was badly acted and horribly directed. Not to mention the explicit anti semetic bias that permeated the movie.

    Also I have no problem with using violence to tell a story when appropriate and one would think the Jesus [story] would be just such a story, but to me it seemed to actually detract from the salvation message. A bit too over the top to convey the story with integrity.

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