Commissioned to paint a religious fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the independent-minded Michelangelo balks at the assignment. He is virtually strong armed into accepting the job by Pope Julius, who wants to leave something for future generations to remember him by.
The Agony And The Ecstasy was one of the most popular Movies that year. That Movie won Academy Award Art Direction (Color) in 1965, Academy Award Music (Music Score - Substantially Original) in 1965, Academy Award Sound in 1965, Academy Award Costume Design (Color) in 1965, and Academy Award Cinematography (Color) in 1965. This was Carol Reed’s 32nd Movie. The Agony And The Ecstasy was one of this most popular pieces. This was Carol Reed’s 1st Movies in this genre. His most popular Movie was Our Man In Havana. You can try similar movies like Girl With a Pearl Earring, A Man for All Seasons, and Lust for Life.