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Where to Watch ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Online for Free (and Without Ads)

“The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection” has reportedly started production, so now is as good a time as any to revisit the original 2004 film. Whether you’re a fan or totally new to “The Passion of the Christ,” there are numerous ways to watch it online and for free. We also explain how to watch the movie via Netflix.

Just about every streaming platform allows viewers to watch the movie. That list of streamers include Redbox ($2.99) and Hulu (free with trial). But read on for several free options.

About The Movie

If you’re new to “The Passion of the Christ” you might not be aware of the controversial movie’s plot. In summary, the movie is a biopic that depicts the final 12 hours of Jesus’ life. Portrayed by James Caviezel, Jesus is shown from his despair over Judas’ betrayal to his confrontation with Pilate. Ultimately, viewers witness Jesus’ brutal journey up Golgotha and eventual crucifixion.

Earning over $612 million worldwide, “The Passion of the Christ” remains the top grossing movie with explicitly Christian themes. Released in 2004, the movie was filmed in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew with English subtitles. It has also been criticized for its negative portrayal of Jews, graphic violence, and alleged historical inaccuracies.

Watch ‘The Passion of the Christ’ Free

There are several streaming services on which to watch the Mel Gibson movie for free. Some services, though, play ads throughout the movie — which may or may not bother some viewers. If ads absolutely annoy you, use your library card to get a Kanopy account. You can watch “The Passion of the Christ” for free in HD, without interruptions on Kanopy. Tubi also appears to let you watch the movie for free without ads. You can watch it for free with ads and no account on Roku, Plex, and Pluto TV.

Watch It on Prime Video

One popular platform is Amazon, where you can watch the R-rated version of the movie free with Prime Video. If you don’t have Prime, you can still watch the PG version with a free seven-day trial of UP Faith & Family.

If you’d rather own the movie, you can buy the HD version to stream on demand. But maybe you prefer to own a physical edition. Well, you can buy the DVD or Blu-ray versions here.

‘The Passion of the Christ’ on Netflix

Netflix has become home to quite a few Christian and faith-based movies over the years. Some on the list of Christian movies to stream on Netflix include “Blue Miracle,” “God Calling,” and “Come Sunday.” Unfortunately, “The Passion of the Christ” is not among the list of Christian movies on Netflix — that can be streamed, anyway. Netflix does, however, offer the DVD or Blu-ray rental of “The Passion of the Christ.”

Will Netflix ever stream the movie? It’s hard to say for certain. But considering that it’s been nearly two decades since the film’s release, it seems unlikely that Netflix will ever stream “The Passion of the Christ.”

In conclusion, there are several options available to watch “The Passion of the Christ” online. Some of those options are paid. However, there are services that let you watch the movie for free. Now would be a good time as any to revisit the film, as “The Passion of the Christ” part two begins filming.


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