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Jesus is a pretty big guy in the Western world - known as one of the head honchos in a common religion, a nice chap of good moral fibre, or at least a keen facial-hair enthusiast. Whoever you believe this historical figure to be, you will most likely know of him and the main 'plot points' of his story (immaculate conception through self-sacrifice) and recognise that christian or not, filmmakers have often used these personal traits and events in their work. The films in this collection all incorporate (obviously and less so) this character and/or story arc, and show an interesting range of uses for them in a culture saturated with this particular religion. Pictured: 'The Buddy Christ' - Kevin Smith brings Jesus to the kids in "Dogma".

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie

One of the most controversial films of recent years, this adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel is essentially about the battle raging within Jesus w... Read more

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (1979)

6.9/10
Director: Bill Melendez

An (animated) adventure filled tale by C. S. Lewis about two brothers and two sisters who cross through an enchanted wardrobe closet into the magical... Read more

The Manson Family (1997)

5.5/10
Director: Jim Van Bebber
Starring: Marcello Games, Mark Pitman, Leslie Orr

Director Jim Van Bebber has been making this censor-baiting movie about the 1969 Tate/La Bianca murders for over a decade. The story of hippie child t... Read more

The Matrix (1999)

8.7/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Hugo Weaving

Cutting-edge visuals and production design feature in this mind altering tale about a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who discovers he is living an ill... Read more

The Matrix ( Blu-ray ) (1999)

8.7/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano

Cutting-edge visuals and production design feature in this mind altering tale about a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) who discovers he is living an ill... Read more

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

7.2/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett S...

In the second chapter of the Matrix Trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the rev... Read more

The Matrix Reloaded ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

7.2/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett S...

In the second chapter of the Matrix Trilogy, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) continue to lead the rev... Read more

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

6.7/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett S...

Everything that has a beginning has an end. With human saviour Keanu Reeves being held in limbo between the real world and the Matrix, only Laurence F... Read more

The Matrix Revolutions ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

6.7/10
Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett S...

Everything that has a beginning has an end. With human saviour Keanu Reeves being held in limbo between the real world and the Matrix, only Laurence F... Read more

The Mission (1986)

7.5/10
Director: Roland Joffe
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Ray McAnally, Robert De N...

A Jesuit mission in the jungles of Brazil is threatened by greedy merchants and political factions within the church itself, in the late 18th century.... Read more