There are a lot of movies out there if you are trying to plan a movie night. There are a plethora of movies filled with Christian themes, Bible stories, and other inspiring tales.
Below are only thirty-five of the many Christian movies that are available. Some movies cover more serious topics, and others are focused on comedy, but they all convey Christian themes.
4 Movies Based on the Bible
The Bible has some of the most exciting and captivating stories of all time. Many have aimed to depict these through film. Many times the general story is based on the Bible, but some of the interactions are fiction.
1. The Passion of The Christ
This movie portrays the crucifixion of Jesus, from His betrayal through his torture, to him hanging on the cross, and His resurrection. This film brings the events surrounding Jesus’ crucifixion to life, but with many gruesome scenes, this film is rated R.
You can watch The Passion of The Christ on Amazon Prime here.
This film follows a Roman soldier after Jesus’ death and resurrection as he searches for Jesus’ body but finds Jesus alive and follows him, changing his life.
While this story is from a fictional character’s point of view, it depicts the true stories of the Bible in a creative way.
3. The Ten Commandments
In this retelling of the story of Moses, the film follows Moses from his upbringing in Egypt, his discovery of his true Hebrew heritage, his calling from God, how God used Moses to free the people of Israel, and Moses’ receiving of the 10 commandments.
This story gives a very full picture of the life of Moses but also takes many creative liberties in the story.
You can watch The Ten Commandments on Amazon Prime here.
4. Paul, Apostle of Christ
Paul, Apostle of Christ follows Luke as he visits Paul in prison during Nero’s reign. Luke gets to hear Paul’s first-hand experience of finding Christ. While waiting for execution Paul is still able to make an impact for the kingdom of God. The film ends with Paul entering heaven. This film is based on Luke’s account of Paul’s missionary journeys in Acts, and the letters written by Paul to the various churches he helped plant, many incidents that occur are not necessarily recorded, but historically could have happened during this time.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
10 Christian Movies Based On True Stories
Throughout history we see God work in amazing ways. Some of these incredible stories of miracles and God’s strength are shown in movies and help inspire many others.
1. I Still Believe
Now well-known Christian artist Jeremy Camp has his story behind his song “I Still Believe” told in this film. This true story is about Jeramy Camp’s experience with his first wife and her battle with cancer.
2. I Can Only Imagine
This film depicts MercyMe’s main vocalist Bart Millard life as he grew up in an abusive home and eventually found his talent in singing. We see Barts journey from unforgiveness for his father turn into forgiveness and inspire the song “I Can Only Imagine.”
3. Soul Surfer
Soul Surfer is about Bethany Hamilton, a girl who grew up surfing with the dream of becoming a professional interrupted when attacked by a shark losing her left arm.
We see her journey of faith and her journey to get back to surfing.
4. Case for Christ
The Case for Christ is a film based on the life of Lee Strobel and his book by the same name as the movie. Lee starts off trying to disprove the death and resurrection of Christ and searches for evidence but keeps coming up with nothing.
As many incidents in life happen, he realizes the truth and freedom of the gospel.
5. I’m Not Ashamed
This film follows the faith journey of Rachel Joy Scott as she struggles with many things in life. She ultimately clings to faith in hard times and helps others do the same, and ultimately because of her unwavering confession to the gospel she is is killed in the Columbine shooting.
6. Unbroken: A Path to Redemption
Louis Zamperini a World War II hero deals with nightmares and unforgiveness, but this impacts his marriage and almost tears it apart. In this film, we see the transformation in Louis’s life as he becomes a believer and seeks those who tortured him to offer forgiveness.
Unbroken: A Path to Redemption is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
7. Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace is a historical film that shows the life of William Wilberforce a key proponent in stopping the slave trade in England. This film shows the many struggles he faced and the many allies who helped him along the way, and the eventual victory and end of the slave trade in England.
Amazing Grace is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
8. End of The Spear
This movie portrays the story of five missionaries killed in Ecuador from the perspective of the tribe that killed them. We see the change of heart in a whole tribe as they learn of the gospel and embrace the son of one of the missionaries killed as their own.
9. Miracles From Heaven
In Miracles From Heaven, we see the true story of a girl who falls into a tree and experiences a miracle.
Anna Beam was diagnosed with an incurable disease that kept her from digesting food, while searching for answers Anna finds a miracle when she falls into a tree and after rescuing her finds herself free of all symptoms from her disease.
This movie is based on the real story of a boy who after being stuck under the ice for 15 minutes is recovered, and miraculously fully recovers because of his mother’s prayers. This movie depicts the struggles that the family went through, and the strengthening of their faith through the ordeal.
Breakthrough is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
3 Christian Comedy Movies
It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but many times funny movies and tv shows today are filled with is not beneficial to our walk with Christ. Luckily there are Christian comedy movies that make you laugh without the inappropriate content.
1. Mom’s Night Out
Enjoy watching three moms try and have a break together and decide to leave the kids with the dads. Throughout the night they come across many comedic situations including accidentally taking the wrong car, and ending up in a jail cell.
This experience leaves them to realize they live a messy but beautiful life.
Mom’s Night Out is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
2. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
This Comedy follows an actor who is making poor choices and has to complete 200 hours of community service. He realizes that playing Jesus in a church play counts as hours and jumps on the opportunity, he then falls for the director and in the process of playing Jesus finds faith.
3. Christian Mingle
Christian Mingle focuses on a couple that meets through Christian Mingle, Gwyneth, and Paul. Gwyneth is not a Christian at the start of the movie but goes on a spiritual journey as she is dating Paul.
You can watch Christian Mingle for purchase on Amazon Prime.
4 Kid’s Christian Movies
There are Christian movies available for all age ranges, this includes kid’s movies. They present fun and wholesome content while covering some important biblical lessons.
1. Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
If you have read the story of Jonah in the Bible, this movie covers the same story but uses vegetables. This movie translates the story of Jonah and the lessons we can learn into a message that all ages can understand.
2. The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone
This movie explores the value that all have in Christ. Billy Stone finds a long-lost medallion and with his friend Allie, they go back in time and learn about who they are in Christ.
3. The Star
The Star tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of a small donkey named Bo. Bo and many of his animal companions accompany Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem and experience the birth of Jesus.
4. The Pilgrims Progress
Based on the classic John Bunyon novel, The Pilgrims Progress tells the story of Christian as he faces many modern-day challenges as he journeys toward the Celestial City.
2 Christian Movies Based On Books
Many great Christian books have been written over the years, and we now see some great depictions of these books in movies today.
1. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
This classic C.S. Lewis book is beautifully portrayed in film as we watch four siblings amid World War II find a wardrobe that leads to a magical land Narnia that needs their help. They join with Aslan the lion to help face the evil white witch. This story is a representation of the sacrifice of Christ and covers many other Christian themes.
2. The Ultimate Gift
The Ultimate Gift based on a book by the same title follows a young man who receives an inheritance but has to complete many tasks to receive his inheritance.
He learns many important life lessons and meets people to make him realize that life is not about living for yourself.
12 Christian Movie Dramas
Christian movies can be very entertaining but also communicate deep messages about faith, belief, hope, and the Christian walk. These movies cover these topics in creative ways that will get you to think but are also enjoyable stories to watch with your family.
A decorated firefighter realizes that while he is saving other people his marriage is falling apart. He turns to his faith and a Christian book to help him get back on track and save his marriage.
Fireproof is available for purchase Amazon Prime here.
Courageous follows four men on the Police force who all find they need to step up their game as fathers and husbands. Struggles and temptations arise that threaten their commitment, but they turn to God as their example on how to lead their family, even through tragedy.
You can watch Courageous for purchase on Amazon Prime here.
3. War Room
This movie is about Elizabeth, a wife, and mother who finds he marriage coming apart despite their success in careers. Things change when Elizabeth meets her newest client who encourages Elizabeth to invest more time in prayer and her relationship with God.
Elizabeth then finds the power of prayer and the impact it has on her attitude and her marriage.
War Room is available for purchase on Amazon Prime.
Overcomer is the story of a reluctant track coach and an unlikely runner. As John Harrison finds himself coaching a sport he knows nothing about, he gets to meet Hannah Scott who finds herself in a hard time in life.
With godly wisdom imparted on John, he can help Hannah become a better runner, and grow in her faith despite the obstacles.
5. God’s Not Dead
This film follows a college student who is challenged by others in his belief in God, he then decides to presents arguments for the existence of God. We see how God is working in multiple people’s lives and as they face challenges to turn to God.
God’s Not Dead is available for purchase on Amazon Prime here.
6. The Shack
The Shack is a film that follows a grieving father, as he is questioning his beliefs, he gets a mysterious invitation. He then goes to the wilderness where he meets someone named Papa and finds transforming truths even amidst tragedy.
Please note, some Christians do not agree with the theology in this movie. I’d recommend researching it before reading it.
Jay Austin is a used car salesman and is good at deceiving his customers. He then has to face his brokenness and realizes that something in his life has to change. He discovers transformation and is surprised by the results when he lives out the truth.
You can purchase Flywheel on Amazon Prime here.
8. October Baby
Hannah, a college freshman, faces an identity crisis and finds out that her past is not what she thought it was. She then embarks on a road trip where she finds restoration and hope.
9. Faith Like Potatoes
Faith Like Potatoes follows the story of a farmer in South Africa who finds himself struggling in the middle of a drought. As he faces many challenges he continues when finding faith, and takes a leap of faith, and sees God move amazingly.
Priceless is about a man who is trying to make a few extra dollars as he faces hardships, he then is faced with even bigger issues when he finds his cargo are women. He is faced with a moral dilemma and chooses to take a stand.
2 Christian Sports Movies
Sports movies can be a lot of fun and very motivational, this is no exception for Christian sports movies.
God works in all different aspects of our lives including our hobbies and sports as we see in these movies.
Based on a true story a football team in Alabama faces racial tension on their football team but things turn around when a large portion of the team becomes Christian and their team has victories that they had not had before. These victories grab others’ attention and give them a chance to share about their transformation.
2. Facing the Giants
Grant Taylor is a High School Football coach whose team has not been doing great and he is on the edge of losing his job. In his time of desperation, he turns to God and helps his football team turn around and become better men, becoming more successful on and off the field.
Facing the Giants is avaiable for purchase on Amazon Prime.
Finding an appropriate and faith-building movie can be hard, but these thirty-five movies can be a good start to finding something entertaining and helpful to watch.