5.7/10
38,749
246 user 224 critic

Ben-Hur (2016)

Trailer
0:56 | Trailer
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Director:

Timur Bekmambetov

Writers:

Lew Wallace (based on the novel by), Keith R. Clarke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
4,598 ( 458)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ben-Hur (1959)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
Risen (2016)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth
Profile (2018)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An undercover British journalist infiltrates the online propaganda channels of the so-called Islamic State, only to be sucked in by her recruiter.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams
Ben Hur (2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young Jewish prince seeks revenge after an old friend wrongly imprisons him and his family.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily VanCamp
Yolki 5 (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Sequel to the beloved new year comedy! When Russia holds its breath before New Year... Yolki are on the screen! 2016

Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Indar Dzhendubaev, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Aleksandr Domogarov, Aleksandr Golovin, Anna Khilkevich
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Director: Alex Proyas
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Seven gunmen from a variety of backgrounds are brought together by a vengeful young widow to protect her town from the private army of a destructive industrialist.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Against the backdrop of New York's dazzling fashion scene, a woman in the process of transforming herself from a model into a designer is forced to live with her husband's ex-wife when he disappears without a trace.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Katja Riemann, Haluk Bilginer
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
Yolki 1914 (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A collection of several interlinked stories that happen on the New Year's eve on 1914.

Directors: Timur Bekmambetov, Yuriy Bykov, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Leonid Arkhangelskiy, Dato Bakhtadze, Anton Bogdanov
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bishop's most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life in order to make him complete three impossible assassinations and make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Huston ... Judah Ben-Hur
Toby Kebbell ... Messala Severus
Rodrigo Santoro ... Jesus
Nazanin Boniadi ... Esther
Ayelet Zurer ... Naomi Ben-Hur
Pilou Asbæk ... Pontius Pilate
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Tirzah Ben-Hur (as Sofia Black D'Elia)
Morgan Freeman ... Ilderim
Marwan Kenzari ... Druses
Moises Arias ... Dismas
James Cosmo ... Quintus
Haluk Bilginer ... Simonides (as Haluk Biligner)
David Walmsley ... Marcus Decimus
Yasen Atour ... Jacob
Francesco Scianna ... Kadeem
Edit

Storyline

A Jewish nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur, and his adopted Roman brother Messala are best friends despite their different origins. Messala enlists in the Roman army and fights in the Roman Empire's wars in Germany. Ben-Hur also develops feelings for the family slave Esther although their different station in life compels him not to pursue her. But when her father Simonides seeks to marry her off to a Roman, Ben-Hur declares his love for her and takes her as his wife. Three years later, Messala returns as a decorated Roman officer. His return coincides with a rising insurrection by the Zealots, Jews who are opposed to the oppressive nature of Roman rule..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mentor. Trainer. Protector. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian | Greek | Arabic

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ben-Hur See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,815, 21 August 2016

Gross USA:

$26,410,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,061,311
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (mainland china)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pedro Pascal was originally cast as Pontius Pilate. Both Pascal and Pilou Asbæk have been in Game of Thrones (2011), Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy in and Pascal as Prince Oberyn of Dorne. James Cosmo played Jeor Mormont. See more »

Goofs

Some of the clothes have been obviously manufactured with modern techniques. See more »

Quotes

Jesus: Hate, anger, fear. Those are lies they use to turn you against each other. When you set aside the hate they force you to carry, that's when you know love is our true nature.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The name of the Turkish actor, Haluk Bilginer, is mistyped as Haluk Biligner in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Line Substitution Solution (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Way Out
Written by Andra Day & Dave Wood
Performed by Andra Day
Produced by Dave Wood
Andra Day performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Buskin Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
And the Oscar for the greatest screw up in a motion picture
9 September 2016 | by jpm-387-613125See all my reviews

What a dreadful effort, it took a lot of creativity for this film to be this bad. The frustrating thing they didn't even have to take a chance, the book is over a 150 years old, there was a blockbuster stage show and 2 blockbuster films, all they had to do was minorly tweak the original book, or use one of the smash-hit films as a guide. I venture to say Ben Hur is one of our great stories, it has everything, love, spectacle, honour, adventure, redemption, meaning, a moral, and even a miracle' where could you go wrong. But wrong they went and I was never so angry and disappointed at a film and it was all down to ineptitude and pure genius at incompetence I mean how could anyone spend 100 million on Ben Hur and get it so wrong, the mind boggles. I give it 4 stars as the 2 great iconic scenes of which we all know, the Naval battle and the Chariot race were quite good. But the story around those events, the iconic Ben Hur story was complete and utter motiveless drivel.


51 of 79 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 246 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed