The 10 Best Jesus Films
From Cecil De Mille to Parker & Stone
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2009 6:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – In honor of Easter, Time lists the 10 best Jesus flicks—from Cecil B. De Mille to South Park—and gives you the scoop on each.

  1. The King of Kings, 1927 Cecil B. De Mille.
  2. The King of Kings, 1961 Nicholas Ray.
  3. The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini.
  4. Godspell, 1973, David Greene.
  5. Gospel Road, 1973, Robert Elfstrom.

  1. Jesus of Nazareth, 1977, Franco Zeffirelli.
  2. Monty Python's Life of Brian, 1979, Terry Jones.
  3. The Last Temptation of Christ, 1988, Martin Scorsese.
  4. The Passion of the Christ, 2004, Mel Gibson.
  5. South Park: Fantastic Easter Special, 2007, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.