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11 Best Christian Movies and Where to Watch Them

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Over the years, a lot of Christian movies have been made. But unfortunately, since this niche of the movie industry is not too profitable, not all those films are actually good. Moreover, many movies are not true to the Bible or even the Christian faith in general. And honestly speaking, some Christian-themed films are just not worth your time.

So, if you want to find quality movies that show Bible events in the true light and can inspire your faith, check out this list of Christian movies below.

11 Top Quality Christian Movies

1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

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This incredible movie depicts the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ. The director, Mel Gibson, faced a lot of criticism after the film hit the cinemas because of the explicit scenes of violence and focus on the terrible torture Jesus of Nazareth went through.

However, The Passion of the Christ remains the most realistic movie about the crucifixion ever made. And while it definitely isn’t pleasant watching someone suffering to that extent, this movie will give you a good idea about the price paid on the cross. Furthermore, it stays true to the events written in the Gospels. Also, the languages actors speak are Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew, which makes the whole experience eerily real.

All in all, if you haven’t seen it by now, you definitely should. But bear in mind that the film is pretty upsetting and not for those with a weak stomach.

2. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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The film Hacksaw Ridge is based on a true story. The movie follows a young Christian man called Desmond T. Doss going through army training and World War II. Based on his beliefs, Doss becomes an army medic and refuses to carry a weapon. After facing many struggles and the Battle of Okinawa, Doss became the first man in US history to receive a Medal of Honor without firing a single shot.

Hacksaw Ridge is one of the awe-inspiring Christian movies because it speaks of faith, courage, and honesty. However, it features horrible war scenes, so it’s probably not suitable for everyone.

3. God’s Not Dead (2014)

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A college student Josh Wheaton has a seemingly impossible task — he has to prove to his philosophy professor that God exists. This movie shows how much courage it takes to stand up for what you believe in.

God’s Not Dead is a great option for a family movie night, but only if your kids are big enough to understand a bit of philosophy.

4. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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A movie that you can watch with your kids is the famous animation film The Prince of Egypt. The movie tells a classic Old Testament story of an Egyptian prince, Moses, who learns his true identity and sets on the adventure to free God’s people from Egypt. Note: there are some great songs in this movie!

5. Risen (2016)

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One of the better Christian movies recently made is Risen. Risen is the story of Christ’s resurrection as seen from the point of view of a Roman tribune. The soldier has an order to find the missing body of Jesus Christ, and throughout the movie, we can see him trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The whole story gives you another perspective on the well-known event, and it beautifully illustrates how doubt turns into faith.

6. The Ten Commandments (1956)

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This one is an oldie but goldie. Charles Heston plays the Egyptian prince Moses in the famous tale of Exodus. So, prepare yourself for three and a half hours of great acting and a quality interpretation of the legendary Old Testament tale.

7. Ben-Hur (1959)

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Another iconic Christian movie is Ben-Hur. Juda Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince betrayed by his Roman friend. Ben-Hur goes into slavery, and after many years of fighting for his freedom, he comes back to his hometown to seek revenge. During the movie, Juda has a few encounters with Jesus, and that changes his life.

Again, you will see Charles Heston playing the main character. Moreover, this movie lasts for three and a half hours, so clear your schedule and prepare a lot of popcorn.

8. Letters to God (2010)

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Next on this list of top Christian movies is one inspired by real-life events. Letters to God is a touching tale of a boy battling cancer who starts writing letters to God. Despite his condition, he has so much faith and strength — it’s awe-inspiring. The letters also change the life of a postman who has to “deliver” them to God.

This movie is a good choice for those struggling with faith and hope because it shows how much God loves you and helps you even when you are facing the worst scenario possible.

9. One Night With the King (2006)

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The famous Old Testament tale of a beautiful Jewish girl, Esther, who became a Persian Queen and saved her people from certain doom, was turned into a movie in 2006. One Night With the King is an excellent film about bravery, sacrifice, and devotion.

You can watch it with your family, depending on how old your kids are. However, there are a few romantic scenes, so maybe check them out beforehand.

10. Amazing Grace (2006)

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You will hardly find someone who doesn’t know the famous song titled Amazing Grace. However, not many know the story behind it. Amazing Grace is a movie based on a true story about a man who wrote this famous song.

William Wilberforce — or John Newton in real life — was involved in the slave trade when God suddenly changed his heart. He then spent the rest of his life fighting his way through the British parliament to end the transatlantic slave trade.

11. Fireproof (2008)

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Fireproof is a movie about a marriage that is falling apart. At the last minute, the husband turns to his father and God for advice and help and begins to fight for his marriage. The movie inspires hope and shows you that God can turn any situation around. So, we definitely recommend watching it with your significant other.

Bonus: Two Bad Movies

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) & Noah (2014)

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We must admit, movies Exodus: Gods and Kings and Noah were probably not meant to be Christian. Still, they are dealing with two big Bible stories. So, whether the directors intended it or not, Christians are bound to watch it.

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The movies are pretty loose, Hollywood versions of the Old Testament tales of Exodus and the Great Flood. So, you can expect amazing movie effects but really bad interpretations of biblical events. They feature a lot of added elements, stories, and plot twists that you won’t find in the Bible. Also, they both depict God in a weird, non-Christian way.

So, maybe you can watch it to see some great acting, famous actors, and amazing effects. But keep in mind that almost everything you’ll see is not biblical or Christian, for that matter.

Where to Watch Christian Movies

Generally speaking, you can find Christian movies on famous streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. However, they all offer a lot of questionable content, so be careful about what you choose to watch, even if the film is labeled as Christian.

On the other hand, some platforms offer only Christian movies and content. Some of them include Christian Cinema, Crossflix, and Pure Flix. But you still can’t be 100% sure all the content you’ll find there is of good quality.

When it comes to the films mentioned on this list, you can watch Hacksaw Ridge, God’s Not Dead, The Prince of Egypt, Risen, Letters to God, Fireproof, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Noah on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, you’ll find The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and Amazing Grace only on Amazon Prime, while Netflix streams One Night With the King.