6 films to watch this Easter!
When most people think about Easter they think about chocolate eggs. For Christians, Easter is about reflecting on the story of Jesus' death and His resurrection. So we've compiled a list of popular films which you may not have realised carry some of the Easter themes from 'The Greatest Story Ever Told'.
1. The Passion of The Christ
"My heart is ready"
This 2004 blockbuster directed by actor Mel Gibson, caused controversy because of its violent depictions of Christ's crucifixion.
"I have seen two things which cannot reconcile: A man dead without question, and that same man alive again. I pursue Him, the Nazarene, to ferret the truth"
Directed by Kevin Reynolds, this 2016 American Biblical drama follows a Roman soldiers search for Jesus' body.
3. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
"It is finished"
Adapted from CS Lewis' fantasy novel, four children and Aslan the lion (who represents the Christ figure) join forces on a mission to overcome the evil powers of the White Witch.
4. Ben Hurr
"In His eagerness to save you, your god has also saved the Roman Fleet"
Charleston Heston stars in this multi-Academy award winning epic historical drama, where he plays Judah, a gladiator who witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus.
6. Man of Steel
"People are afraid of what they don't understand"
This 2013 release is a retelling of the Marvel Superhero character Superman and his orginal story. Many say his character and `resurrection' mirrors the story of Christ's victory over death.
"Some people are worth melting for"
A Walt Disney production famous for the song 'Let It Go'. This story sees the sacrificial love of a sister who goes on a quest to break the icy curse that enslaves her sibling Elsa.
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The Lord of the Rings
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future"
Adapted from the 1937 novel which sold over 150 million copies, this epic fantasy follows a hobbit and his eight companions who go on a quest to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron; both a portraying evil as an enticing and enslaving force.
The Green Mile
"What do you want me to do John? You want me to let you run out of here, see how far you can get?"
The 1999 drama starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clark Duncan, sees main character John Coffey (who shares the same initials as Jesus Christ) wrongly charged for the murder of two girls, possessing a mysterious gift of healing (to the astonishment of the prison guards).
*All non-animated films listed above are not suitable for children*