Everyone likes watching movies, one of the best forms of entertainment in my opinion. The Christian community has been way behind in this area of outreach for many years. I’m not really sure if it’s because a lack of resources (low-budget, actors to fill roles, etc.) or because it has been neglected by the Christian community to excel with excellence in this area. Christian movies often get a bad rep for corny acting or cheesy storylines but with that being said there are some very good ones out there. Even if it’s not the greatest acting, sometimes it just feels refreshing to watch a movie with a positive message and a Christian foundation. So I have made a Top 10 list of Christian movies. Feel free to leave comments with any movie you feel I might have left off or even if your own list of movies.
10. Second Chance
Watch as the story of how, a former mega church pastor and a street-smart pastor struggle to close the gap between their respective cultures unfolds. This movie is about being willing to step outside your comfort zone and serve where you are called.
9. Left Behind
Left Behind offers a dramatic look at the rapture and the ascendance of the Antichrist. Movies features Growing Pain star and Way of the Master founder, Kirk Cameron. Fun Fact: Mike wouldn’t like this one LOL.
8. One Night with the King
One night with the King tells the story of one of the Old Testament’s most inspiring women, Esther. Watch as Esther goes from peasant to Queen of Persia only to face the annihilation of her people.
7. The Prince of Egypt
Another one on the list based on the Old Testament. An animated version of the life of Moses as described in the Old Testament’s Book of Exodus. Fun Fact: This was the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Animation.
6. Facing the Giants
Watch as Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out on/off the field and learn the lesson that with God, all things are possible.
Second movie on our list Staring Kirk Cameron. Fireproof is a feel-good movie that teaches viewers how important it is to be faithful, honest, and let God help them.
4. End of the Spear
In End of the Spear, you’ll see the story of 5 Ecuadorean missionaries who were speared by a tribe they were attempting to evangelize, from the perspective of the son of one of the missionaries that were killed and one of the tribesmen that was responsible for the killing.
3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
This story is based on CS Lewis’ allegory of Christ’s life, and has good action for Christian teens to follow. One of the most well know and highest budget christian movies. Also includes a sequel and a third installment coming soon.
2. The Ultimate Gift
My favorite low-budget Christian. Tells the story of a trust fund child who is forced to work and perform a list of tasks in order to inherit his grandfathers money. Teaches the many lessons and to reevaluate our priorities.
1. Passion of the Christ
Another high-budget movie, directed, co-written and co-produced by Mel Gibson along with him providing the funds for the movie. The story of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. After seeing this movie I think everyone has a different view of the cross and what Jesus went through because of our sin. Fun Fact: The Passion of the Christ went on to become the highest grossing non-English language film ever to be released and ranks 12th in all-time domestic earnings.