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10 Powerful Christian Documentary Films

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10 Powerful Christian Documentary Films

By Movieguide® Contributor

If you’re a fan of non-fiction, this curated Movieguide® list is for you. Documentaries delve into real-life stories and often go behind the curtain to give viewers deeper insights. From powerful movies about the afterlife to an in-depth look at the life of Christ, these films will leave you more knowledgeable. Whether you want to deepen your faith or learn more about the Bible, these are among the best faith-based documentaries.

AFTER DEATH

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
AFTER DEATH is a documentary exploring the nature of Near Death Experiences with experts weighing in, people telling their stories and recreations of some of the more notable examples. AFTER DEATH is a fascinating, inspiring look into the nature of thousands of near death experiences, the scientific evidence, the encounters people had with the afterlife, Heaven, Hell, and Jesus, and how the experience affected them, with wonderful special effects and a strong message of hope, love, purpose, meaning, and life.

THE CASE FOR HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE CASE FOR HEAVEN is a documentary based on the book by bestselling author Lee Strobel and uses interviews with Strobel, first-hand accounts, Christian scholars, evangelists, and theologians to try to answer the question, “What happens after we die?” THE CASE FOR HEAVEN has a strong Christian, moral worldview and doesn’t shy away from talking candidly about the Bible’s views of Heaven and Hell, including some graphic descriptions of near-death experiences.

THE JESUS MUSIC

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE JESUS MUSIC is a documentary giving a historical look at the development of Contemporary Christian Music, starting with its beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with interviews from many of the major figures in Christian music. THE JESUS MUSIC is an impressive, Pro-Christian overview that captures the spirit of its subject and shows why Christian music continues to be popular, despite some of the criticism it’s received inside and outside the Church.

SHOW ME THE FATHER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SHOW ME THE FATHER is a wonderful, inspiring documentary about six different emotionally powerful stories about fatherhood, with three great twists that will leave viewers amazed by the miraculous power of God. SHOW ME THE FATHER is filled with strong biblical references showing, among other things, how Jesus Christ models for us the pattern of fatherhood blessings that God the Father has in store for us.

SUPERSPREADER

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
SUPERSPREADER is a documentary about Sean Feucht, a Christian worship leader who stepped up and led worship around the country during the COVID-19 Pandemic. SUPERSPREADER is an inspiring, well-crafted movie, with a strong Christian, biblical worldview about how people need the Gospel of Jesus Christ and about spreading this Gospel no matter the circumstances.

ROUTE 60: THE BIBLICAL HIGHWAY

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
ROUTE 60: THE BIBLICAL HIGHWAY features former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and David Friedman, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, who visit major biblical sites along Route 60, a 146-mile highway that runs down the middle of Israel, begins in Nazareth, Jesus’s hometown, goes through Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead, travels through Hebron, where Isaac and Ishmael buried their father, Abraham, and ends in Beersheba, where Abraham lived most of his life.

HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE is a wonderful, inspiring music documentary about the most successful Christian worship group that’s sold millions of records and whose songs are featured in most modern churches. HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE is entertaining and the music is so powerful that it’s hard not to sing along.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE CASE FOR CHRIST is the inside story of how Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel set out to disprove Christianity when his wife, Leslie, became a Christian and challenged Lee’s atheist beliefs. THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a terrific drama reminiscent of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, with its own examples of excellent acting. It also brilliantly lays out the facts confirming Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but does contain some tense moments and alcohol use requiring caution for younger children.

90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is a wonderful faith based drama about a pastor who dies in a car accident, only to come back to life. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is well written and directed and extols prayer, faith and miracles in a powerful way. A light caution is advised from young children due to a car crash and some medical injuries.

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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.