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10 Movies About Finding God’s Purpose for Our Lives

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10 Movies About Finding God’s Purpose for Our Lives

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” This curated Movieguide® list features characters who discover God’s purpose for their lives. While everyone faces setbacks, the Lord’s providence directs us onto the right path. These films demonstrate that His divine plan is always best for those who answer His calling.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
GRACE UNPLUDGGED is about the young daughter of a former rock star who found Jesus and now must lead his wayward daughter away from bad influences and back to Christ. GRACE UNPLUDGGED keeps you on the edge of your seat and is one of the best, most entertaining, and most powerful, heartrending Christian movie ever produced.

A MILLION MILES AWAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
A MILLION MILES AWAY on Amazon Prime is based on the true story of Jose Hernandez, the first migrant farmworker ever to go on a space mission for NASA, and tells an incredibly inspirational, completely clean movie that all ages can enjoy. Starring an outstanding Michael Peña as Jose, A MILLION MILES AWAY shows Jose’s hardscrabble childhood as a traveling farmworker, until one of his teachers reads of his dream to be an astronaut and begs his parents to stop traveling and allow their children to flourish in a stable environment.

CABRINI

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
CABRINI tells the inspiring true story of Mother Cabrini, an Italian immigrant and the first United States citizen to be canonized as the patron saint of immigrants, who travels to America in 1889 to live out her gospel mission to care for orphans in the streets and sewers of New York City. CABRINI boasts stunning visuals and a truly compelling performance by Cristiana Dell’Anna as Cabrini that will keep viewers engaged throughout the entire story. Due to some violence and adult themes, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger viewers.

A NASHVILLE WISH

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A NASHVILLE WISH follows the journey of a young singer who has a dream to make it big in the Nashville country music scene but still has ties to his high school sweetheart. Despite some dialogue issues and other quality problems, A NASHVILLE WISH is a lighthearted, feel-good movie with a strong Christian, pro-family worldview, with multiple references to God and a positive message of redemption and hope.

DIVINE INFLUENCER

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
DIVINE INFLUENCER is a faith-based movie on Pure Flix about a spoiled 29-year-old woman whose wealthy but philanthropic Christian parents cut off her allowance, and the woman ironically ends up at a homeless dormitory for women, where she learns about God, Jesus and a Christian life of helping other people. DIVINE INFLUENCER is a heartwarming, uplifting movie about a spoiled, selfish woman finding Jesus and learning to help others.

THE RIDE

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE RIDE is great entertainment from World Wide Pictures. Smokey Banks is a rodeo star who is past his prime. When he is thrown in jail for fighting, he has to serve his sentence at a Christian ranch for troubled and orphaned children. Eventually, Smokey has to deal with his feelings of doubt and anger toward God. Containing some action violence, drinking, brawling, and gambling, this redemptive story from the Billy Graham Associations nevertheless gives a clear evangelistic message.

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.

I CAN

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
I CAN is based on the inspiring true story of Katelyn Pavey, who was born with only one arm but pursues her dream of playing college softball and becoming an All-American. I CAN is an inspiring, heartfelt, uplifting story with a strong Christian, moral worldview about God’s grace, forgiveness and faithfulness overcoming human frailty.

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.

BLUE MIRACLE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
BLUE MIRACLE is an enjoyable drama streaming on Netflix about a man in Cabo, Mexico who’s on the brink of losing his orphanage, so he enters a fishing competition with a grumpy former winner. BLUE MIRACLE is a wonderful, heartwarming and often funny Christian drama that’s extremely entertaining, morally uplifting and spiritually inspiring.

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Quality: - Content: +2
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Quality: - Content: +2