I've been asked to contribute a couple more entries to a reference work, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, which I have contributed to before. The two new entries are the sections on film/movies, under the following subject heading entries:
- Illegitimate Offspring
- Kinship of Jesus
The first is self-explanatory, and connects with the research I have done on the question of Jesus' illegitimacy and his social status. The second presumably includes both the family of Jesus in his time, and anything that connects him with specific ancestors. It could even be understood to include any movie that discusses, highlights, or otherwise broaches the subject of Jesus' Jewish ancestry. (If I get more specific indications from the editors about what they hope I will focus on, I will mention it in the comments section).
It seems as though it would be foolish not to crowdsource the brainstorming part of this undertaking. There are more movies that relate to the Bible than any one person is likely to have seen. And so I would welcome recommendations of movies that you think either depict Biblical stories, or explicitly mention texts from the Bible, in connection with either of the aforementioned themes.