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Must-Watch Movies and Documentaries for Holy Week

If you’re looking for movies and documentaries to watch this Holy Week, here are some recommendations.

Holy Week is once again upon us and this is the time off from our daily schedules to reflect, pray, and be with our families. This also means time to binge on some of our yearly favorite movies and documentaries to watch for the Holy Week.

With the advent of online streaming, there are so many films and documentaries to choose from. Some films are also available on YouTube for free. Check out some of the shows you can watch with your families for some bonding time!

Movies for the Holy Week

The 10 Commandments

The 1956 film starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner has become one of the most-watched movies during Holy Week. The story revolves around Moses who returns to Egypt to release the Hebrews from the Egyptians under Pharoah Ramses II.

The Prince of Egypt

The 1998 animated movie is also based on the story of Moses and his mission to free the Hebrews under the hands of the Egyptians. The film is known for some of its popular songs including the hit song “When You Believe” performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Additionally, the film boasts a powerful cast of voice actors led by Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helen Mirren.

Jesus Christ Superstar

The 1973 film is based on the 1970 rock opera of the same name wherein the characters retrace the Passion of Christ. Today, the pop-rock opera continues to be one of the most-watched shows with various versions made for TV.

The Song of Bernadette

The 1943 movie stars Jennifer Jones as Bernadette, who started seeing Blessed Virgin Mary at a grotto in Lourdes, France. The movie is based on a novel by Franz Werfel about the life of St. Bernadette.

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

The movie tells the story of three children – Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia, who witnessed the appearance of a beautiful woman in Fatima, Portugal.

Movies and Documentaries on Streaming Sites

Check out some of these documentaries and films available to watch during Holy Week!

Discovery Channel

  • Jesus: The Missing History
  • Mysteries at the Holy Land
  • The Riddle of the Crucifixion
  • Inside the Vatican Vault
  • Biblical Mysteries Explained


The Two Popes

Miracles from Heaven

The Da Vinci Code

Angels and Demons

Prepping for Holy Week? Check out more stories on Modern Parenting:

7 Holy Week Activities For The Family To Do At Home

4 Notable Lessons on Character Building And Christian Values From Team Kramer

An Easy Holy Week Guide For Kids and Parents

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