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10 Faith-Based Movies With Mainstream Hollywood Actors

10 Faith-Based Movies With Mainstream Hollywood Actors

Hollywood can be a corrupt town but there are a handful of A-list actors and actresses who star in movies with Christian themes. Many of these celebrities have professed their love for Christ while others have not discussed their religion publicly. Regardless, these are the best faith-based films featuring mainstream Hollywood actors.

 

JESUS REVOLUTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
Kelsey Grammer, Jonathan Roumie and Kimberly Williams-Paisley are among the A-list actors featured in JESUS REVOLUTION. Based on a true story, the plot centers on a group of hippies and anti-war protestors who led a national spiritual awakening in the 1970s. It contains an extremely Christian worldview but has light violence with themes of substance abuse, sexual behavior and intense jeopardy. While not appropriate for children, JESUS REVOLUTION is an uplifting film about the calling of Christians to welcome lost souls to the Body of Christ.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Hollywood heavy-hitters Dennis Quaid and Trace Atkins lead the charge in the faith-based film I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. The movie follows the inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s contemporary Christian song of the same name. It features a very strong 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 great family movie for the 10+ crowd.

BREAKTHROUGH (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Mainstream actors Topher Grace, Josh Lucas and Chrissy Metz star in the heart-rendering movie BREAKTHROUGH. A faithful mother prays for her son’s healing and restoration after her he drowns in a lake. It features a very strong Christian worldview that shines a light on the power of prayer. Parents should know there is light violence with scenes of peril that may frighten young children. BREAKTHROUGH is a tear-jerker that’s worth a watch on the next family movie night.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a Christian film featuring big names like Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. It tells the incredible true story of the Beam family, who experiences a miracle when their daughter heals from an incurable digestive disorder after falling into the hollow of a tree. It’s a faith-affirming movie with a very strong Christian worldview. There are scenes with intense peril and themes of childhood diseases, so use caution with young children. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN will inspire children and adults alike.

HACKSAW RIDGE

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington are two notable actors in Mel Gibson’s historical drama HACKSAW RIDGE. It tells the real story of Desmond Doss, an unarmed medic who earned the Medal of Honor after not firing one shot during the Battle of Okinawa. Powerful and patriotic, this film has an extremely strong Christian worldview. There is strong war violence, sexual situations and profanity, so caution is advised. HACKSAW RIDGE is an unforgettable film about uncompromising faith for adults.

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 does feature 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 romance for the ages.

SOUL SURFER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SOUL SURFER is a faith-based film featuring Hollywood favorites Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid and AnnaSophia Robb. Based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, it’s about a young surfer who loses her left arm after a shark attack. This flick contains a very strong Christian moral worldview with a focus on keeping faith amid tragedy. Parents should know that there is light violence and jeopardy so it’s not suited for young children. Kids 10 and up will be inspired by Hamilton’s courage and faith in God.

MOMS' NIGHT OUT

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin are two big names headlining the comedy MOM’S NIGHT OUT. Allison is a hard-working mom who deserves a night out with her friends. The children are left with their dads and things get a bit crazy. This is a fun film that features a very strong biblical worldview and celebrates traditional marriage. There is light language and slapstick comedy violence. Be prepared for potty humor and mayhem. MOM’S NIGHT OUT is better suited for teens and adults.

SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA is a Christian film featuring beloved actor Rober Duvall alongside Lucas Black and Mellissa Leo. A young golfer finds himself stranded at a ranch in Utopia, Texas after a disastrous debut on the pro circuit. There he meets an eccentric rancher who changes his life. This movie has a very strong Christian worldview and is a story of salvation. There’s light profanity, friendly gambling and references to alcohol. That being said, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA is a fun and inspiring romp.

THE BLIND SIDE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her performance in THE BLIND SIDE. It tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young man who is welcomed into a Christian family. It contains a very strong message of Christian faith and pro-capitalist worldviews. There is light violence, language and references to sex. Despite these missteps, THE BLIND SIDE is an uplifting and powerful movie that is appropriate for 12+ crowd. Sports fans will enjoy this one.

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