Submission is a 10-minute film in English directed by Theo van Gogh and written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (a former member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy); it was shown on the Dutch public broadcasting network (VPRO) on August 29, 2004. The film's title is a direct translation of the word "Islam" (see also the etymology and meaning of the word).
Constantine is a 2005 American film based on Vertigo Comics’ Hellblazer comic book, with some plot elements being taken from the “Dangerous Habits” story arc (issues #41–46) and others—such as the inclusion of Papa Midnite—from the Original Sins trade paperback. It was released on February 8, 2005 in Hong Kong, and on February 18, 2005 in the U.S. and Canada.
Dracula 2000 (also known as Dracula 2001 in some countries) is a 2000 horror film, directed and written by Patrick Lussier. The film stars Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Jeri Ryan and Jennifer Esposito. It attempts to transfer the story of Dracula into the setting of a modern horror film. Promotionially titled Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000.
Repossessed is a 1990 comedy film that spoofs the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. The film features the original star of The Exorcist, Linda Blair, as well as Leslie Nielsen and Anthony Starke. Many gags were based around events in The Exorcist, such as the green-vomit and head-spinning scenes. It was written and directed by Bob Logan. WWE commentators "Mean Gene" Okerlund and Jesse "The Body" Ventura play a semi-major role in the movie's climax.
Ben Hur is a 2003 animated film based on the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace. Charlton Heston's production company, Agamemnon Films (in association with GoodTimes Entertainment), produced this version of the story, this one a made-for-video animated version, with Heston himself giving voice to the title character. Heston had won an Academy Award for playing the same role in the 1959 version. This film would end up being Heston's last.
Joan of Arc is a 1948 Technicolor film directed by Victor Fleming; starring Ingrid Bergman as the French religious icon and war heroine. It was produced by Walter Wanger. It is based on Maxwell Anderson's successful Broadway play Joan of Lorraine, which also starred Bergman, and was adapted for the screen by Anderson himself, in collaboration with Andrew Solt. Bergman had been lobbying to play Joan for many years, and this film was considered a dream project for her.
The Cardinal is a 1963 film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Dozier, based on the novel by Henry Morton Robinson. The film was shot on location in Boston, Rome and Vienna. The film's music score was written by Jerome Moross. Robinson's original 1950 novel was based on the life of Cardinal Francis Spellman, who was then archbishop of New York.
Lord of Illusions is a horror film, written and directed by English author, filmmaker and artist, Clive Barker. Based on his earlier short story, "The Last Illusion" (from Books of Blood Vol. 6), this film presents Barker's signature Harry D'Amour character onscreen for the first time. Barker asserts that the director's cut of this film is his definitive version, as the theatrical release does not represent his true vision.
Frailty is a 2001 American psychological thriller film, directed by, and starring Bill Paxton, and co-starring Matthew McConaughey. This film is the directorial debut for Paxton. The plot focuses on the strange relationship two young boys have with their father who believes that he has been commanded by God to kill demons, and the consequences this belief has after the boys have grown up.
Saint Joan is a 1957 film adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title about the life of Joan of Arc. The restructured screenplay by Graham Greene, directed by Otto Preminger, begins with the play's last scene, which then becomes the springboard for a long flashback, from which the main story is told. At the end of the flashback, the film then returns to the play's final scene, which then continues through to the end.
Barabbas is a 1961 film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark and other gospels. It starred Anthony Quinn as Barabbas, with Silvana Mangano, Katy Jurado, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Andrews, Ernest Borgnine, Vittorio Gassman, and Jack Palance, and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film, conceived as a grand Roman epic, was based on the Nobel-Prize winning novel Barabbas (1950) by Pär Lagerkvist.
The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery film directed by Ron Howard, which is based on the bestselling 2003 novel of the same name by Dan Brown. It was one of the most anticipated films of 2006, and was previewed at the opening night of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 17. The Da Vinci Code then entered major release in many other countries on May 18, 2006 and was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on May 19, 2006.
Demetrius and the Gladiators is a 1954 sword and sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. It was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank Ross. The screenplay was by Philip Dunne based on characters created by Lloyd C. Douglas in The Robe . It starred Victor Mature as Demetrius, a Christian slave made to fight in the Roman arena as a gladiator, and Susan Hayward as Messalina.
The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima is a feature film made in 1952. It was promoted as a fact-based treatment of the events surrounding the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. It starred Susan Whitney as Lucia dos Santos, Sammy Ogg as Francisco Marto, and Sherry Jackson, as Jacinta Marto, with Gilbert Roland as a fictional character named Hugo, a kindly but agnostic friend of the three children, who rediscovered his faith in God through the Solar Miracle of Fatima.
Moses the Lawgiver was a 1974, 6-part TV mini-series directed by Gianfranco De Bosio and James H. Hill, starring Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quayle, Ingrid Thulin and Irene Papas, with screenplay by Vittorio Bonicelli and Anthony Burgess, and music by Ennio Morricone. An ITC/RAI co-production, shooting took place in Rome and on location in Morocco and Israel between 1973-74. The 360 minute-long mini-series was later edited into a 141 minute theatrical version of the same name.
Winter Light is a 1962 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bergman regulars Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. The film follows Tomas Ericsson (Björnstrand), pastor of a small rural Swedish church, as he questions the existence of God and his faith is replaced with doubt, apathy and anger. Bergman cited Winter Light as his favorite among his films.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 horror/courtroom drama film directed by Scott Derrickson. The film is loosely based on the story of Anneliese Michel and follows an initially non-believing defense lawyer and her overwhelming personal experiences that lead her to sharing the defendant's belief in spiritual warfare and Christianity.
This is a list of films about the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. Muhammad is the messenger of the monotheistic Abrahamic faith, Islam. Like Jesus, Moses and others before him he is regarded as an integral part of the history of Islam by Muslims worldwide. Numerous films and documentaries have been made about Muhammad.