This article analyzes the depiction of Judas in the seven best-known Jesus films. Perhaps surprisingly, all the depictions are positive, on the one hand breaking with centuries of traditions that depicted Judas as the basest of villains, but on the other, following a persistent minority tradition that portrayed him sympathetically.
"Film Depictions of Judas,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol5/iss2/5