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10 Groundbreaking Christian Science Fiction Films

10 Groundbreaking Christian Science Fiction Films

By Movieguide® Contributor

The science fiction genre may not seem synonymous with faith-based content, but several speculative films have a biblical worldview. From time travel to dystopian settings, these movies use fiction-based depictions of science to glorify the Lord. Whether it’s the story of children entering a new world through a wardrobe or a man being mysteriously transported to the past, these movies come with imagination and moral messages. Use caution for younger children and sensitive teens as many of the films contain content that may be frightening.

THE SHIFT (2023)

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE SHIFT is a science fiction movie with a fantasy twist where a righteous, but troubled man meets a mysterious, menacing stranger who sends the man to a dark, totalitarian world with no hope and no faith, where the man tries to find a way to escape and return to his wife. THE SHIFT is one of the most moving, inventive, compelling, and powerful faith-based movies ever made, but there is some action violence of people being shot and references to alcohol, so caution is advised for pre-teenage children and other impressionable, sensitive viewers.

TIME CHANGER

Quality:
**
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.

In TIME CHANGER, a Bible professor from 1890 comes forward in time to the present via time machine and cannot believe how low society has fallen. Though lagging at times with lapses in dramatic tension, the movie is filled with imagination, interest and thought-provoking evangelistic themes.

THE GIVER

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE GIVER is a science fiction movie about a young man who defies a tyrannical society that forces people to get rid of their painful and happy memories. THE GIVER is an absorbing, inspiring fable with no crude content and a pro-life message, with a strong Christian, moral worldview attacking authoritarian humanist governments, mixed slightly with some light Romantic, pagan elements.

UNLIMITED

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
UNLIMITED is about a brilliant MIT student who is being chased by bad guys in Mexico because of his involvement in creating a machine that produces unlimited energy. UNLIMITED is a fun, exciting adventure with good performances, a great Christian message, and little to no bad content.

LEFT BEHIND

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
LEFT BEHIND is an apocalyptic fantasy about two men and a pastor fighting the evil machinations of the Antichrist. This movie is crafted with a careful touch, captures the essence of the bestseller on which it’s based and presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a very entertaining, powerful and winsome way.

UNIDENTIFIED

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
UNIDENTIFIED is a science fiction movie that follows two young reporters as they investigate a rash of UFO sightings in Texas. UNIDENTIFIED has good production values, despite its low budget, and a very strong Christian insight into a controversial issue.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, based on C. S. Lewis’s popular Christian fable, tells the story of four English children, who enter the land of Narnia, where they meet Aslan, the son of the Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea, who rescues the land from the evil White Witch. Despite some minor changes from the book, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE retains most of its Christian focus and is tremendously exciting, thrilling and redemptive.

LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST ponders the repercussions of an event where millions of people mysteriously disappear all at once across the globe and a nefarious group of people try to establish a one-world government in the wake of the confusion. LEFT BEHIND: RISE OF THE ANTICHRIST is well acted and produced, with a very strong, but pre-millennial Christian worldview, but caution is advised for young children for the evil forces depicted in the movie and two scenes where people are murdered.

THE MARK

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE MARK is an action thriller where a group of mercenaries highjack a plane so they can steal a valuable computer chip. THE MARK has a strong Christian worldview that extols Jesus, but a light caution is advised for some action violence.

THE BOOK OF ELI

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future, THE BOOK OF ELI, is the captivating story of a man on a quest westward across the wasteland of America to bring a sacred book to safety. Along the way, he is aided by a young girl who desires to learn more about the book but is opposed by evil men who want to use the book for their own personal gain. THE BOOK OF ELI is an absorbing, gratifying, and well acted movie with very strong Christian, biblical references, but there is much, sometimes brutal violence and some crude references, so extreme caution is required.

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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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