Favorite Christian Movies List - The Passion of the Christ

@just4him (110242)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 15, 2017 12:40pm CST
The first time I saw this movie was in the theater, and just like everyone before me, and those who viewed it with me, nobody moved until the credits were finished. The Passion of the Christ is an awe inspiring movie that shows the cruelty of the Roman soldiers in the crucifixion of Jesus. Nobody likes to think about how badly beaten Jesus was. We know what scripture says, but we hurry to the best part - the resurrection. There was no hurrying to the resurrection with this movie. It really brings home what Jesus was willing to go through for our salvation. The movie is in Arabic with subtitles in English, but I didn't mind that. I don't think anybody did who watched it with me. This is a Mel Gibson film. Jim Caviezel played Jesus. If you have not seen this film, I fully recommend it. Thanks for reading. Picture is mine.
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jul
I didn't like the film because the emphasis seemed (to me) to be on the physical suffering, not the emotional suffering. I wanted to like it, but it just didn't move me.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
My children didn't like it either. I think that was the purpose - to show the physical. Everyone knows it was a brutal crucifixion, but nobody really depicted it before.
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@TheHorse (62374)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Jul
@just4him I'm most moved by Christ himself questioning, even if only briefly, whether he has been forsaken by his Father. (Correct me if I'm wrong!)
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
@TheHorse You're right. It was the first words Jesus said from the cross.
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@jstory07 (65402)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Jul
I saw that movie and it was really good. I loved it.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
I'm glad you liked it.
• United States
15 Jul
I have seen this one several times Valerie. It is a masterpiece.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
Yes it is. I've seen it a few times too.
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@NJChicaa (37065)
• United States
15 Jul
My husband (then boyfriend) and I saw it in the theater and the place was packed!!! I don't know why I felt so compelled to see it as I'm not religious. I guess it was my Catholic school upbringing. It was very well done. Not for the faint of heart. It definitely made an impression. It was heartbreaking to see Mary watching Jesus carry the cross. I don't think I'd want to watch it again though.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
It was packed out when I saw it too. I agree, it was very well done. I'm glad it left an impression on you.
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@NJChicaa (37065)
• United States
16 Jul
@just4him It did. I'm still not religious though.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
@NJChicaa I understand that.
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@prashu228 (25814)
• India
15 Jul
I watched this movie, infact when the movie was released here, many Christians booked the theater, ..it was packed for few days
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
It was packed here too.
@JohnRoberts (52348)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Jul
Hollywood refused to finance this film so Gibson did it himself and reaped the bounty of a huge international success. Even after, Hollywood ignored there is a faith based audience willing to buy tickets.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
Too bad for Hollywood. There's been a few faith based movies in the past couple years that are phenomenal. Gibson did a good job with this film. Very well done.
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@alberello75 (16596)
• Genova, Italy
16 Jul
A movie that reflects reality. The atrocities passed by Gusu Christ to save the humanity from sins! However, a movie with scenes too violent. Some of my friends, seeing it, have remained "shocked!"
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
I can understand that.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
@alberello75 That is one of my favorites as well.
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@alberello75 (16596)
• Genova, Italy
16 Jul
@just4him Very good
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@Tampa_girl7 (24967)
• United States
17 Jul
We loved this movie and saw it on DVD. There was an option to have the subtitles read to you and we used it.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
I've never seen that kind of option. That would be great as I can't always read them all before the next one comes up.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24967)
• United States
18 Jul
@just4him it's the only time that we have ever seen that option. It was wonderful. We both have poor vision.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul
@Tampa_girl7 I wish I had that option on all films I need to read because it can't go into English.
@nanette64 (17180)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Jul
I never bawled so much in my life as when I saw that movie @just4him .
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
I didn't cry, but I was blown away by it. It definitely leaves an impression.
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@nanette64 (17180)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Jul
@just4him Oh yeah. From some of the other movies done about Christ, they don't really depict his suffering like this one does.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
@nanette64 No they don't.
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@thelme55 (14010)
• Germany
17 Jul
I have seen the movie in the cinema. It was very interesting, informative and awesome movie with Mel Gibson.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
Yes it is. I'm glad you liked it.
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@jobelbojel (6816)
• Philippines
17 Jul
I've watched this on CD. I was moved by the portrayal and story of Jesus.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jul
It is moving. It's a harsh portrayal of what he went through for us.
@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
16 Jul
I've seen this film a few times. Wonderful!
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
I'm glad you liked it. It is superb!
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Jul
I saw the movie when it came out and we own the dvd now although I've not watched it in a few years. It is an excellent portrayal of what happened during that time.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
Yes it is. I've watched it a couple time since I bought the DVD.
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@Kandae11 (35267)
16 Jul
For the same reason mentioned by @ TheHorse - I read the reviews and decided this wasn't a show I would feel comfortable watching - because on the whole I never ever watch movies where people are seemingly being tortured, I am faint hearted . I read about the crucifixion and what Jesus suffered, but I won't want to watch it. There was a man in South America who got a heart attack while watching that show. The other thing is about Mel Gibson - in real life he is a very troubled soul . I have avoided watching some of his other movies too because he seems to go over the top with blood and gore.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
It is hard to watch, but it was very well done.
@TRBRocks420 (74022)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Jul
Very good movie, but also sad.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jul
Yes, it is a sad, but victorious movie.
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@Elizaby (3594)
• Pensacola, Florida
15 Jul
Isaw it when it first came out and wept throgh most of the movie. The best at showing how bad he physically suffered.
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@just4him (110242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul
I agree. It was the best at showing the brutality of it all. It makes salvation more meaningful.