Every Jesus movie has Good Friday covered, but few pop culturists pay much attention to Easter Sunday. That’s strange, since everyone dies, many are killed and in olden days quite a few were crucified; but coming back to life: that’s the punch line to the Gospel story. South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone to the rescue. From a child’s simple question — Stan Marsh’s wondering what colored eggs and the Easter bunny have to do with the resurrection of Jesus — they spin a conspiracy tale about a Catholic, all-male, Easter-protecting secret society (the Hare Club for Men) that bears just the slightest resemblance to The Da Vinci Code‘s Opus Dei. With guest appearances by the Pope, the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue and some ninja kidnappers. Special added attraction: the lyrics of “Peter Cottontail” in Latin. Somehow, I think, Jesus wouldn’t mind.
Best Jesus film? The Custom Mary. Easily. It's the story of the cloning of Jesus set in modern Los Angeles lowrider culture. Its a wild story. Beautifully directed, acted, shot, and sound. It's a movie that doesn't end after you see it. I've watched it about a dozen times now. You should seriously check it out. :)