Liberal Scholar Bart Ehrman lists his favorite Jesus movies. No surprises: Jesus of Montreal, The Last Temptation of Christ; Jesus Christ Superstar; Passolini’s The Gospel according to St. Matthew, and Monty Python’sThe LIfe of Brian.
Now, I know some orthodox Christians who would agree with the mention of Passolini’s film (which I haven’t seen).
I can’t say I’ve been entirely happy with any movie about Jesus. I probably like Franco Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth best, and some aspects of The Gospel of John (except the incessant repetition of “I am telling you the truth!”). I like the non-Passion flashbacks of The Passion of The Christ.