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Film Genres

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.

A short definition

... Certain types of films are identified as religious films, including biblical epic films, such as The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1923), and films about the life of Jesus, including The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, US/Canada, 1981) (see also biopic). This taxonomy also includes films with religious themes such as redemption/salvation (The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, US, 1994)), the struggle between good and evil (Seven (David Fincher, US, 1995)), and transcendence (Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman, France/Palestine, 2002)), and/or religious scenarios, including the flood (Noah (Darren Aronofsky, US, 2014)), the afterlife (Wandafuru raifu/After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, 1998)), and revelation (End of Days (Peter Hyams, US, 1999)).    ...

Kuhn, A., & Westwell, G. (2020). Religion. In A Dictionary of Film Studies. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 Jan. 2021

Finding library resources for Bible films

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book title(s)

Finding journal titles and articles

Selected film titles

For more bible films, search the library's online catalog.