The Gospel of Mark (2016)
Given its emphasis on action, you’d think it would’ve been more popular with moviemakers. Not so: Lionsgate claims that it’s the first word-for-word adaptation ever of the book. And strikingly, it also features a Jesus that eschews the Western, European Jesus we so often see in biblical movies and gives us a Christ (Selva Rasalingam) who looks like he could’ve been born and raised a Jewish carpenter in the Middle East.
Obviously, only one reader can win my copy of The Gospel of Mark. But the rest of you can buy the film today at Walmart for $14.98.