King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
300 is a 2007 American action film adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller, a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma keytechnique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.
300 was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and HD DVD on July 31, 2007. The film’s opening was the 24th largest in box office history, although critics were divided over its look and style. Some acclaimed it as an original achievement, while others criticized it for favoring visuals over characterization and its controversial depiction of the ancient Persians.
#1 The Passion of the Christ
A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus which dramatizes the Passion of Jesus largely according to the Christian Bible’s New Testament Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.The Passion of the Christ largely covers the final twelve hours of Jesus’ life beginning with the Agony in the Garden and ending with a brief depiction of his resurrection. Flashbacks of Jesus as a child, when Jesus worked as a carpenter, the Sermon on the Mount, the saving of Mary Magdalene from beingstoned to death, and the Last Supper are also included.
The film’s dialogue is entirely in reconstructed Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew with vernacular subtitles. Fr. William J. Fulco, a Jesuit and professor of ancient Mediterranean studies at Loyola Marymount University, translated the original English script into the ancient languages and also served as the production’stheological consultant.