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10 Faith-Based Family Drama Movies

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10 Faith-Based Family Drama Movies

By Movieguide® Contributor

Every family faces challenges and struggles, it’s just part of life. This curated Movieguide® list features faith-based family drama movies. From powerful stories of redemption like THE BLIND to movies about the power of prayer like WAR ROOM, these films demonstrate how God’s love can transform broken families.

WAR ROOM

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
WAR ROOM is a very emotional, compelling Christian movie about spiritual warfare, in a story about a married couple having problems. Although the topic of prayer seems to be elusive as a major plot, the filmmakers of WAR ROOM do a great job of making it exciting.

FIREPROOF

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
FIREPROOF is an incredibly gripping, compelling, heartrending, transformational story about saving a marriage between a small-town fire chief and his working wife that is on the rocks. Impeccably plotted, it is a stirring presentation of the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the power of God’s amazing grace.

FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITH JESUS

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITH JESUS is a faith-based family drama about a workaholic father who neglects his family for an important business meeting during an Easter vacation with his parents while his father starts telling his two children and his sister’s daughter the story about Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITH JESUS is good family viewing, presents a general historical overview of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and nicely builds into a moving, inspiring ending that promotes repentance, forgiveness and living out one’s Christian faith.

COURAGEOUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
COURAGEOUS is an exciting, funny and powerful story about four police officer and a Hispanic carpenter realizing that they need to be better fathers. COURAGEOUS has extremely poignant, heart-wrenching moments, mixed with some of the funniest scenes ever made.

DOG GONE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
DOG GONE is a family drama on Netflix about a college graduate student who has bonded with a dog, but when the dog goes missing, his whole family steps in to help. DOG GONE is a wonderful, enjoyable, heartwarming movie with very positive moral, redemptive elements about supporting, encouraging and loving your family.

THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY

Quality:
**
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Set in the summer of 1970, THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRYtells the story of Dustin and his friends, who must find a Christian way to deal with the school bully. It is slow and static at times, but it is a very sweet, kind-hearted evangelistic movie that’s surprisingly winsome, endearing and family friendly

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is about the story behind the most-played Christian contemporary song of all time, “I Can Only Imagine” by the band MercyMe, which involves overcoming an estranged relationship between a father and son. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a powerful, tear-jerker story of redemption and reconciliation through Jesus Christ with only a light caution for younger children.

CATCHING FAITH

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
In CATCHING FAITH, Christian mother Alexa Taylor must reevaluate her seemingly perfect life when it is upended by a series of troubling events: the death of her father, her son caught drinking, her daughter cheating on a test, her marriage shaken by a lie, etc. CATCHING FAITH is genuinely engaging and does a good job courageously facing down tough choices confronting today’s Christian families. Strong Christian values and important faith discussions make this movie appropriate for the whole family.

THE BLIND

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE BLIND tells the story of how Christian celebrity, pastor and businessman Phil Robertson turned his life around by following Jesus Christ. THE BLIND is a very good movie as a Christian testimony, but its structure doesn’t follow all the rules of filmmaking, and the movie has some rough moments about drinking and sinfulness, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution, especially for children and young teenagers.

LIFEMARK

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
LIFEMARK is a faith-based drama about a young man who has always tried to hide the fact he’s adopted, but, when his birth mother reaches out to him, he must decide if he’ll let her into his life. LIFEMARK is a well-made, heartwarming, inspiring movie with a strong Christian worldview promoting reliance on God, believing God’s plan, forgiveness, and loving others, with a beautiful pro-life message about adoption and the value of life.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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