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10 Amazing Christian Biopic Movies

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10 Amazing Christian Biopic Movies

There are many inspiring true stories of Christians throughout history. From the life of Christ to simple stories about believers, these films contain powerful depictions of real-life events. We can learn from these stories of faith and redemption. Please enjoy this list of the best faith-based biopic movies.   

 

THE BLIND

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE BLIND follows the life story of the DUCK DYNASTY patriarch, Phil Robertson. From his childhood to marriage and starting a family, Phil’s inner demons nearly destroy his family until a visit from a preacher changes his life forever. The film features a Christian worldview extolling transformation through Christ. THE BLIND contains light violence and mature themes, so Movieguide® strongly suggests caution for children. THE BLIND is a powerful movie for adult audiences.

I’M NOT ASHAMED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
I’M NOT ASHAMED centers on the true story of the life of Rachel Joy Scott, one of the first student victims of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Colorado. It follows her struggles with receiving God’s love and the unexpected inspiration that renews her commitment to Christ. Parents should know the film contains violent moments and questionable teenage behavior, so Movieguide® strongly suggests caution for children. Otherwise, I’M NOT ASHAMED is a stirring movie everyone can draw inspiration from.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is directed by Mel Gibson and follows the final hours of the life of Jesus Christ from the Garden of Gethsemane to the crucifixion. It’s a heart-stirring depiction of the brutal treatment Christ received at the hands of the Romans. The film contains a very strong Biblical worldview, but parents should know there is heavy violence with dark spiritual themes. Use caution for children. Otherwise, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is a groundbreaking film that every Christian should see.

UNPLANNED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNPLANNED tells the true story of Abby Johnson, one of the nation’s youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors. After a life-changing experience prompts her to quit, the organization sues her for leaving her job. It contains a strong Christian worldview but also features humanist perspectives from Planned Parenthood. It has some jeopardy and peril with bloody abortion scenes. Despite being slightly graphic, UNPLANNED is an inspiring pro-life film.

I STILL BELIEVE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
I STILL BELIEVE is based on the inspiring true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp’s marriage to his first wife Melissa, who is dying of cancer. It’s a story of hope during tragedy. The movie shows a very strong Christian worldview and is a shining example of sacrificial love. It contains light violence, hospital scenes and mature elements, so Movieguide® suggests caution for younger children. I STILL BELIEVE is a wholesome film filled with inspiring praise music.

SON OF GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SON OF GOD is a life-changing movie about the life of Jesus Christ from birth to the crucifixion to His resurrection. It’s the theatrical version of the Jesus episodes of The History Channel’s series, THE BIBLE. The movie depicts a beautiful picture of Christ’s love and contains a very strong Biblical worldview. SON OF GOD features moderate violence, so Movieguide® strongly suggests caution for children. It’s more appropriate for the 14+ crowd.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE follows the inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s most popular Christian contemporary song of the same name. The plot centers around lead singer Bart Miller’s path to reconciliation with his abusive father after he turns his life over to Jesus. It features a solid Christian worldview and serves as a poignant reminder of the power of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. There’s no objectionable content—save for tastefully executed abusive violence. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a heartfelt film that should be on everyone’s must-watch list.

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
PAUL, THE APOSTLE OF CHRIST tells the story of Paul from the Bible during his last days in a Roman prison. Luke risks his life to visit him, and together, they fight to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. It’s a powerful testimony of the life of the disciples. The film features a very strong Biblical worldview focusing on facing persecution and holding moral truth. PAUL, THE APOSTLE OF CHRIST contains moderate violence and adult themes not appropriate for children. It’s a powerful movie for older teenagers and adults.

OCTOBER BABY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
OCTOBER BABY is a pro-life film that tells the story of Hannah, a college student who learns she’s the adopted survivor of a botched abortion. She sets out on a road trip with friends to meet her birth parents, discovering herself along the way. The film features a very strong Christian worldview with light violence and mature thematic elements. While not appropriate for younger viewers, it’s a beautifully made film about healing through Christ’s love. Heartwarming and compelling, OCTOBER BABY is worth a watch.

SHADOWLANDS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
A-listers Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger team up in SHADOWLANDS. This film is about the marriage of theologian C.S. Lewis and the American poet Joy Gresham. It’s a biopic drama about the power of sacrificial love and marriage, all with amazing acting and stunning cinematography. It presents a positive married couple but features an unresolved crisis of faith. Young children may be frightened by themes of loss and grief, so it’s more appropriate for adults. SHADOWLANDS is a heart-tugging film filled with Christian themes and is a romance for the ages.

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