Son of God

Synopsis: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Director(s): Christopher Spencer
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
138 min


In the beginning was the Word.

And the Word was with God.

And the Word was God.

He was with God...

In the beginning.

He was there, in paradise,

with Adam and Eve.

He was there with Noah...

in the great ood.

He was there with Abraham

when he was chosen.


I will make you a father

of many nations.

He was there when Moses

led our people out' of Egypt'.

I will be with you.



God is with us!

In the struggle

for the promised land-

He was always by our side.

Jerusalem, our new home.

He was the light...

shining in the darkness-

Then he came into the world.

A star shall

come out of Jacob,

and a scepter shall rise

out of Israel.

The Word became esh-

Look. There.

And made his dwelling

among us.

Our son.

Lady, I believe your son...

is the promised king

of his people.

What is his name?


His name is Jesus.

l am John,

and! was one of

his followers.

After what I saw,

how could / not be ?

Jewish land.

Jewish people.

Our Jewish nation...

under Roman rule.

In the name of

Rome, taxes are owed.

Time to pay up!

- Get in line!

- You can't do this.

- Mind your tongue!

- Put it here. All of it!

Get out of the way.

Get back.

Occupied and oppressed.

Bring those women back!

Those who spoke out-

Were crushed.

We craved a savior.

A messiah.

But instead,

we got a new Roman governor.

Pantius Pilate.


- What's going on?

- What are you doing?

- I can't lift it. It's too heavy.

- You're in the way!

Let me help.

We need to be quick.

I know!

Prefect. What's

the delay this time?

It's a broken cart, sir.

Well, what are you waiting for?

Get it off the road.

Let's get it moved!

Will it be much longer?

Very soon, my love.

Come on. Move! Move!

- The governor needs to pass.

- I'm doing what I can.

Pilate won't wait.

Wait. I can fix it.

Move it!

No, my son!


MY Son!


Come on.

- Do you need help?

- I'm not looking for any help.

And, besides,

there's nothing to help with.


You can't just

climb into my boat.

Yeah, you're right.

Give me a helping hand.


What do you think you're doing?

We're going fishing.

There are no fish out there

this time of day.

In fact, there are no fish

out here any time of day.


just give me an hour,

and I will give you

a whole new life.

Who says I want one?

I'm telling you-

There's no fish

out there.

There's fish!

How did this happen?

What did you do?

I'm giving you the chance

to change your life.


come with me.

Give up catching fish, and I

will make you a fisher of men.

What are we gonna do?

Change the world.

When Jesus spoke to me,

I followed.

Others joined us.

Soon our numbers grew,

and all who heard him...

felt his power.

No, no, it's my turn!

...put the Lord your God to the test.

You should untiringly...

keep the Commandments

of the Lord your God...

and his statutes,

which he has commanded you.

You shall do what is right

and what is good...

in sight of the Lord.

Look! Can you see him?

Over there.

So the Lord commanded us

to observe all these statutes.

It's Jesus!

No. God makes

the law.

This way, John.

Keep everyone moving.

Oh, Jesus.

How shall we picture

the kingdom of God?

It is like a mustard seed...

which a man took

and sowed in his field.

The smallest seed

in the world.

Yet, when planted-

it grows up-


He's paralyzed.

Your sins are forgiven,

my son.

Did you hear that?

He has forgiven his sins.

I thought only God

could do that.

Isn't that blasphemy?

He knows.

It is blasphemy.

Is that your wish,

my friend?

Well, answer me.

Tell me which is easier-

to say his sins are forgiven,

or say...

get up and walk?


The Son of man has

authority to forgive sin.


What is this about?

Not even Moses himself would have

thought he could forgive sin.

You heard

what our teacher said.

On what authority

does he think he can do this?

On his authority.

That is blasphemy.

Only God can forgive sin.

And your friend...

could be stoned

for a false claim like this.

This is just the beginning.

Let's go!

Greetings, prefect.

Welcome to Judaea.

I hope your time here

will be prosperous...

and peaceful.

I intend to make sure it is.

From Caesar.

Disorder will not be tolerated.


All taxes

must be paid in full!

- I'm not doing it.

- It's all I have.

Get it out of here.

Take it away.


They're all Jews.

Our own people

working for Rome.

Makes me sick.


Let's move on.

They're stinking vermin.

You should keep

your distance from them.

Two men...

went to the temple to pray.

One a Pharisee,

and the other one...

a tax collector.

The Pharisee prayed,

God, I thank you that

I'm not like other men-

thieves, adulterers...

or this tax collector.

But the tax collector...

didn't even

look up to heaven.

He said,

- God, have mercy on me.

- Have mercy on me.

I'm a sinner.

God blessed

the tax collector,

not the Pharisee.

Anyone who praises himself

will be humbled.

And anyone who humbles himself

will be praised.



See! Now he even calls

the sinners to follow him!

One has to wonder of the sins

committed by his other followers.


Come along.

Tax collectors.

There's not a thread

of good in any of them.

Thomas, Jesus has

not come for the good,

but for the sinners.

He gives

people a second chance.

We should too.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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