4 underrated Good Friday movies to Netflix binge this weekend

Not quite The Ten Commandments, but still keeping the traditions alive.
Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

Had your fill of Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments? Netflix’s full of underrated gems that are (loosely) tied to Easter. So, the biblical accuracy may be a bit off, but the entertainment factor is on point, so no-one’s complaining.

4. Noah – Super fresh with a 75 per cent critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes (ignore the audience score for this one). The story is in the title as we follow Noah’s story as interpreted by the legendary Darren Aronofsky, the creative mind behind other divisive titles such as Mother.

3. Messiah – A man in the Middle East claims to be the descendent of Jesus. Reactions to it vary wildly, with Rotten Tomatoes critics slamming it with a 46 per cent rating but audiences lappint it up at 88 per cent approval. The series got cancelled, but Season 1 has some pretty interesting and thought-provoking moments.

2. The Emigrant – A retelling of the tale of Joseph, this one has a whopping 74% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s bound to deliver some good moments.

1.Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis – also with Martin Scorcese, Jane Goodall and others, as they explore on the power of love in their life stories. The series is split over four episodes and received a cool 7.5 star rating on IMDB.

For other Sunday Circle magazine features related to the Easter period check out these ideas about how to spend the long weekend or this feature about how to keep the kids occupied.

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