With Hollywood adding more and more filth to its movies to increase the rating, it is getting more and more difficult for Christians to find good, uplifting video content. To aid Christians in the effort to find Christian fare for their eyes, here is a list of some relatively recent movies based on Christians, Christian principles, or made by Christians.
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Based on the life of William Wilberforce, who fought against the slave trade in the latter part of the 18th century, this movie recounts the creation of Amazing Grace, the hymn.
Angels in the Snow
Based on the premise that hospitality may mean entertaining angels unawares, this movie chronicles a family’s holiday stranded in a remote location with a family of strangers who teach them a thing or two about functioning as a family.
Beyond the Next Mountain
Taking the gospel to the worst headhunters in the world was certainly a daunting proposition. One of these people gained possession of a single copy of John, and its impact was revolutionary. This movie is about the man whose father found the Scripture.
45 minutes in the icy water of a lake in Missouri resulted in John’s lifeless form taken to a hospital with little hope. His mother’s prayers were answered in a miraculous way.
The Case for Christ
An investigative journalist desires to prove his wife wrong in her blooming Christian faith, only to find that his evidence does not support his original hypothesis.
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If you like romantic comedies but want a more Christian flair to it, this is the movie for you. A woman who has everything she wants except a man in her life signs up on a Christian online dating site. She finds that her faith is less than factual and takes a serious look at her relationship with God.
The man who owns the diner in the middle of nowhere is not the average man. Five random people find that out when they are stranded at the location and leave with their hunger and thirst satisfied in more ways than one.
The stereotypical “used car salesman” is dishonest and manipulative in his business dealings and his relationships. He learns a thing or two and makes much-needed changes in his life, but it takes time to earn back the trust of his family.
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” This lighthearted comedy portrays the important concept of following God.
God of Wonders (Amazon Video)
The wonders of creation show the Creator. Scientific evidence shows the wisdom of the Designer and introduces viewers to His love through detailed examination of His creation.
A man who has had a hard life and decided there is no God because of his problems discovers that rock bottom can be the reason for looking up, and that can change everything.
An unexpected brain tumor causes a high school basketball player to undergo risky surgery. This movie follows his struggle to relearn everything he used to do and his family’s struggle to pay for his expensive treatment. Following much work, a few miracles, and a lot of faith, he returns to the court for a spectacular game.
I Can Only Imagine
MercyMe’s popular song that brings hope and a sense of worship to many has a serious and inspiring story behind it. This movie tells that story, in which forgiveness plays an integral part.
Based on a true story about a chaplain in the Army, and how their marriage survived deployment and its associated challenges through faith and perseverance.
The Least of These (Amazon Video)
This is a documentary about American and Ethiopian doctors helping people who could not afford treatment and who lived in very dangerous places. Patients received care for both physical and spiritual needs.
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The Least of These
Set in rural India in the 1990s and filmed in India, this movie portrays the life of a journalist and a missionary from Australia to India and shows God’s love in an unusual way, as well as how hate can be largely overcome by hope and forgiveness.
Let the Church Say Amen
A year in a Washington, D.C. church’s life shows the shocking conditions that are pervasive in their neighborhood and how their faith and resources aid the area and bring change.
In a family facing rebellion, conflict, and resentment, these parents reexamine their parenting methods. During the process, it comes to their attention that the most important factors are focusing and being intentional. This movie encourages parents to follow God in the realm of rearing children.
Love Comes Softly
Based on the book by Janette Oke, this sweet romance takes place in the old west. A young couple head west and obtain a parcel of land, but before building can being, the young wife is a widow. A marriage of convenience provides a place for her to stay with a promise to send her home in the spring, but with time, love sneaks in.
The Masked Saint
A wrestler chooses to become a pastor after retiring from professional wrestling. He saw a need for a remedy to the crime in the community and became a masked vigilante, as well.
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A basketball coach takes over track instead, with no prior experience in the sport, which he dislikes. This movie by Alex Kendrick is sure to inspire and encourage those who watch it.
Paul, Apostle of Christ
A possible situation from when Paul was imprisoned in Rome, this movie portrays Luke visiting Paul in prison and determines to write a book (presumably the Gospel of Luke) while visiting him.
A Question of Faith
Three families face difficulties that bring doubt to their minds about God and their faith. Loss and pain cause problems but hope and redemption make the difference.
A Roman soldier is given the task to determine what happened to the body of Jesus. He seeks to prove that there is no Messiah that rose from the dead, but his journey leads him to the truth.
Run the Race
Two brothers work hard to gain their future, one by playing hard at football to earn a scholarship. His injury throws a wrench into those plans and his brother steps up to take over the dream. Their story is sure to inspire those who watch it.
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Seasons of Gray
The story of Joseph is brought into a modern-day setting and situations. Brady’s life mirrors that of the Biblical Joseph from being the favorite to being sent away and ending up the one who saves the day in the end because of what he went through.
Robert Sheffey understood the power of prayer. His time as a circuit riding preacher who saw revival in the Appalachian Mountain areas was bathed in prayer by himself and his colleagues and many who knew him. His devastating loss did not break him, but plunged him deeper into his relationship with God, resulting in an incredible forgiveness toward those who wronged him.
A struggling family, nearly falling apart, are brought back together through the appearance of a stray dog, who proves himself to be a companion and comfort that is well worth his keep.
Unconditional (Amazon Video)
A widow due to senseless violence, Samantha struggles with the crushing loss and loses hope, choosing to end her own life. However, before she can, she rescues a child who was hit by a car. This results in her being reunited with an old friend who works with the children of the neighborhood, and she begins to help to improve the children’s lives. She rediscovers hope and finds forgiveness.
This biography of Josh McDowell follows his life from his difficult childhood and negative view of God through his efforts to prove God did not exist, and his resulting redemption which led to his evangelistic work.
After a popular high school girl overdoses, the town deals with the event and discovers faith.