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13 Movies About Moses

Explore the life of Moses, from his miraculous rescue on the Nile to his divine encounter on Mount Sinai, with our guide to 13 movies about Moses.

List Of 13 Movies About Moses:

#1 Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

”Exodus: Gods and Kings” is an epic biblical film inspired by the biblical episode of The Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt led by Moses.

The film stars Golshifteh Farahani as Nefertari, Ben Kingsley as Nun, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, Ben Mendelsohn as Viceroy Hegep, Aaron Paul as Joshua, John Turturro as Seti I, Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II, and Christian Bale as Moses.

It grossed over $268 million worldwide at the box office. It was banned in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for “historical inaccuracies.”

The film was written by Steven Zaillian, Jeffrey Caine, Bill Collage, and Adam Cooper. It was directed and produced by Ridley Scott.

#2 Mosè e Faraone, o Il passaggio del Mar Rosso (2003)

It is Rossini’s re-adaptation of the story of Moses in Egypt.

#3 The Life of Moses (1909)

”The Life of Moses” is a silent epic film that presents the biblical story of Moses. It stars William J. Humphrey, Julia Arthur, and Pat Hartigan.

At the time, the film met great resistance from movie theater owners. The film was produced by the Vitagraph Company and directed by J. Stuart Blackton.

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#4 Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2014)

”Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” is a documentary film about the biblical story of the Exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt.

It features interviews with biblical scholars, historians, and archaeologists. The film was released at the Pan Pacific Film Festival in July 2014. It was directed by Tim Mahoney.

#5 The Ten Commandments (1923)

”The Ten Commandments” is a silent religious epic film that is written by Jeanie MacPherson and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

It entered the public domain in the US in 2019.

The film was followed by The King of Kings (1927) and The Sign of the Cross (1932).

#6 Moses und Aron (1975)

”Moses und Aron” is a film based on the unfinished opera of the same title by Arnold Schoenberg.

The film was shown at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. It was shot on location in Egypt and Italy. It was directed by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.

#7 Wholly Moses! (1980)

”Wholly Moses!” is a Biblical spoof film that tells the story of two tourists who discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses.

The film stars John Ritter, Laraine Newman, Richard Pryor, James Coco, Dudley Moore, David Lander, Madeline Kahn, John Houseman, Dom DeLuise, Jack Gilford, and Paul Sand.

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#8 The Prince of Egypt (1998)

”The Prince of Egypt” is an animated musical drama film that chronicles the life of Moses. The film grossed more than $218 million worldwide.

The voice cast consists of Martin Short, Val Kilmer (as Moses), Steve Martin, Ralph Fiennes (as Rameses, Moses’s adoptive brother), Helen Mirren, Michelle Pfeiffer (as Tzipporah), Patrick Stewart, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, and Sandra Bullock.

The score is composed by Hans Zimmer. The film was produced by DreamWorks Animation.

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#9 The Ten Commandments: The Movie (2016)

”The Ten Commandments” is a Brazilian film that is the fourth highest-grossing Brazilian film.

It is an adaptation of the TV series presented by Rede Record in 2015.

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#10 The Ten Commandments (1956)

”The Ten Commandments” is a religious drama movie filmed on location in the Sinai Peninsula, Mount Sinai, and Egypt. The film is a partial remake of the 1923 silent film of the same title.

It is selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

The film stars Vincent Price as Baka, Yul Brynner as Rameses, Judith Anderson as Memnet, Anne Baxter as Nefretiri, Martha Scott as Yochabel, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sethi, John Derek as Joshua, Debra Paget as Lilia, Yvonne De Carlo as Sephora, and Charlton Heston as Moses.

It was produced, directed, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille.

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#11 The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)

”The Ten Commandments: The Musical” is a musical that debuted at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on September 21, 2004.

The cast includes Nicholas Rodriguez, Val Kilmer, Michelle Pereira, Kevin Earley, Nita Whitaker, Alisan Porter, Luba Mason, Adam Lambert, and Lauren Kennedy.

The musical was directed by Robert Iscove.

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#12 Moses (miniseries – 1995)

”Moses” is a Biblical drama TV miniseries in which performed Christopher Lee as Ramesses II, Frank Langella as Merneptah, and Ben Kingsley as Moses.

It is a part of TNT’s Bible Collection. The film is written by Lionel Chetwynd and directed by Roger Young.

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#13 The Ten Commandments (2007)

”The Ten Commandments” is a computer-animated film that follows Moses from his childhood, as the adopted son of Pharaoh.

The film stars Elliott Gould as God, Alfred Molina as Ramses, and Christian Slater as Moses. It is narrated by Ben Kingsley and directed by Bill Boyce and John Stronach.

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