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10 Inspiring Movies About the Power of Redemption

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10 Inspiring Movies About the Power of Redemption

By Movieguide® Contributor

Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Even the worst sinners can be delivered from their shameful past when they accept Jesus into their hearts. From Biblical films like PAUL: THE APOSTLE OF CHRIST to modern-day stories like THE BLIND, this curated list features films demonstrating Christ’s transformational love.

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a profound, inspiring movie experience about Paul’s last days in a Roman prison as Luke comes to visit Paul and starts to write about the Book of Acts under Paul’s direction. Brilliantly made and acted in many places, PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a must-see, soul-stirring movie for mature audiences with a strong Christian, biblical worldview that imparts valuable, inspiring and profound Christian messages.

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.

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.

UNBROKEN

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
UNBROKEN is a harrowing story of the Christian Olympic athlete and World War II POW Louis Zamperini, who endured unimaginable hardship. UNBROKEN is an immensely powerful story filled with faith, hope and forgiveness. Extreme caution is due to some intense, brutal war elements and foul language.

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.

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.

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.

BREAK EVERY CHAIN

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
BREAK EVERY CHAIN is an excellent faith-based drama available on Entourage TV and other video and streaming outlets, about a West Virginia police officer who struggles with alcoholism as he witnesses tragedy and death on a daily basis. Based on a true story, BREAK EVERY CHAIN is an intense, heartbreaking, yet hopeful and ultimately inspiring, story, but caution is advised for sensitive older children and teenagers because of the movie’s heavy subject matter.

THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is an entertaining redemption story about a washed-up child actor who pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in the upcoming Easter Passion Play. THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is a predictable but charming redemption story with a great message of grace that many audiences will enjoy, although some sensitive audiences might not appreciate a few jokes making fun of Christians.

REDEMPTION WAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
REDEMPTION WAY WAY is a faith-based movie available on DVD, Amazon and other places about a female hospice worker and Christian trying to find the best way to witness to her atheist childhood friend, who’s dying of leukemia. REDEMPTION WAY is a powerful drama with a strong heartfelt Christian, biblical message about turning to God, but Jesus is only mentioned once. Caution is advised for younger children because of scenes with a young woman dying.

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