In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
|Country||United Kingdom, Australia, USA|
|Characters||Horses, Strong women|
|Plot||Love, Death, Religious, Betrayal, Freedom|
|Place||Tomb, Roman Empire|
|Style||Soulful, Fascinating, Deep Meaning|
Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.
|Genre||drama, adventure, biography, history|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Pursuit, Religious|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Serious|
Risking his life, Luke ventures to Rome to visit Paul -- the apostle who's bound in chains and held captive in Nero's darkest and bleakest prison cell. Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Paul wonders if he's been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution. Before Paul's death, Luke resolves to write another book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
|Genre||action, drama, adventure, detective|
|Characters||Horses, Soldier, Archers|
|Plot||War, Investigation, Revolution, Earthquake, Chase|
|Place||Ships, Deserts, Beach, Roman Empire|
|Style||Unexpected ending, Atmospheric|
Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
|Genre||drama, biography, history|
|Plot||Religious, Uprising, Self-sacrifice|
|Style||Psychological problems, By books, Fascinating, Serious|
Jesus of Nazareth’s life and ministry were subject to seismic social and political events that led to his execution and changed the world forever.
|Genre||fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, history|
Mary and Joseph make the hard journey to Bethlehem for a blessed event in this retelling of the Nativity story. This meticulously researched and visually lush adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their arduous path to their arrival in a small village, where they find shelter in a quiet manger and Jesus is born.
|Plot||Death, Religious, Hatred, False accusations|
|Place||Court, USA, Roman Empire|
|Style||Heavy, Epic, Depressive, Serious|
"The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, especially on the part of the jewish community. The films languages are Arabic, Latin and Hebrew and its actors are laymen which was controversially received as well.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Plot||Life, Friendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Family life|
|Style||Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious|
Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
|Country||USA, South Korea|
|Plot||Travel, Life, Religious, Family life|
|Style||By books, Touching, Serious|
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
A man ascends a barren summit. It is Judas, come to collect Jesus and carry him down the mountain on his back, joking and panting as he does so. After bathing in the river and taking part in a henna ceremony, Jesus leaves for Jerusalem. Judas is concerned for his friend’s safety, since the Roman occupiers look upon the prophet as an insurgent.
|Genre||horror, thriller, fantasy, comedy|
|Plot||Supernatural, Pursuit, Saving the World, Rivalry|
|Place||Hotels, Small cities|
|Style||Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Fancy, Disturbing|
A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, military, history|
|Country||Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria|
Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul's conversion, the decision to baptize pagans, and the Apostles' dispersal. In the second half, an aged Peter goes to Rome to join Paul, arriving on the day of Paul's arrest. Paul's death brings a crisis to Rome's Christians and to Peter; lessons from Jesus's teachings guide his decision to stay. Events within the fictive household of Persius, a Roman aristocrat, capture the upheaval that Christian teachings bring to the Eternal City.
|Characters||Heroes, Immortals, Prophets, Priests, Investigators|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Soulful, Atmospheric, Epic|
Jesus, a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt.
|Genre||action, drama, adventure, history|
|Plot||Survival, Revenge, Slavery, Death, Religious|
|Place||Italy, Deserts, Roman Empire|
|Style||Exciting, Fascinating, Tense, Epic, Serious|
A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
|Plot||Love, Loneliness, Death, Religious, Depression|
|Style||Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching|
Judas, a seasoned thief, finds himself in the market square where Christ is giving a sermon and his apostles are collecting alms. He follows them and steals their money, only to be caught red-handed. Nevertheless, the Teacher forgives him. What is more, He invites the thief to become one of His followers and offers him a position as the group’s treasurer. Shocked by Christ’s unexpected offer, Judas decides to join the apostles, if only to figure out what is going on. He gradually starts to comprehend Christ’s message, but feels that the apostles are blindly following their teacher. Judas argues with them, and tries to defend his right to divine the truth of God. But when he fails to make them understand, he realizes that Christ’s teachings may sink into oblivion without benefiting humanity. His solution is to betray Christ. “By killing a man, have I not saved a God?”
|Genre||fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, detective|
|Plot||Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Supernatural, Chase|
STEFFEN VOGT, aged around 25, is helping out at a German archeological excavation in Israel when he finds a 2,000-year-old skeleton holding the instructions for a video camera dating from the year 2003. The bones also show traces of the present day. His theory of a time-traveler who made a video of Jesus is laughed at by everyone, however, including SHARON, an attractive Israeli woman he adores. Although no one appears to believe him, his find certainly seems to have generated interest: Steffen is attacked shortly afterwards in his hotel room by strange men; then he discovers that the German embassy and the secret service are after him; and when his friend DAN is murdered, he goes into hiding.
|Genre||thriller, melodrama, drama, detective|
|Plot||Obsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Love triangle|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious|
Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. But fate has other ideas...
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, crime|
|Plot||Love, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry|
Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.
The plot of the film unfolds in the ancient monastery of Dokhiar on the west coast of Mount Athos, on the Aegean peninsula. This peninsula is given to the exclusive use of the monks of Eastern Christianity. Images of nature are woven into a virtually uninterrupted series of work and prayer, lining up in the rhythmic interrelation of man and nature. The central figure of the film was the monastery’s elder, Hegumen Gregory, whose long-term experience of spiritual nourishment rewarded him with a deep understanding of the human soul and her desire to return to the state characteristic of Adam’s human nature before the fall.
|Style||Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy, Black humor|
Viridinia is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, musical, military|
|Country||West Germany, USA|
|Characters||Hippies, Friends, Losers|
|Style||To cry, Fancy, Makes me think|
"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.
|Characters||Gods, Monsters, Demons, Angels, Nuns|
|Plot||Religious, Saving the World|
|Style||Exciting, Smart, Black humor|
The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.
|Genre||drama, biography, history|
|Style||Black and White|
An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.
|Characters||Teens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Teachers|
|Place||School, Paris, France|
|Style||Soulful, Makes me think, Serious|
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama, family|
Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local megachurch and pretends to be Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.