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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:00 pm

What with the recent release of Son of God and Noah — and the upcoming release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus — it seems that biblical movies, scorned by filmmakers throughout recent years, may be coming back into fashion. This latest trend serves as a reminder that a good religious epic, be it the story of Jesus or a tale of floods and arks, can include harrowing action scenes, dreamy romance and, of course, biblical references galore. In tandem with Generation Next’s Good Friday issue, here are five films featuring biblical legends and heroes for you to consider viewing this weekend.

Quo Vadis (1951): Roman military commander Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor), a hard and cynical man, falls in love with devout Christian woman Lygia (Deborah Kerr). Though reluctant to accept her faith, his devotion to her moves him to turn against the corrupt emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov) when the latter blames the Christians for his maniacal burning of Rome. With the threat of his own death — as well as Lygia’s — facing him, Marcus must decide whether his love is strong enough for true belief in the deliverance of God.

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