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10 Powerful Faith-Based Movies Streaming on Netflix

10 Powerful Faith-Based Movies Streaming on Netflix

By Movieguide® Contributor

Streaming services have made it easy to enjoy quality films from the comfort of your home. This curated list features Christian movies available to stream on Netflix. From dramas like I CAN ONLY IMAGINE to musicals like A WEEK AWAY, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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.

A WEEK AWAY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
A WEEK AWAY is a musical on Netflix about a troubled teenager who’s caused problems in every foster home he’s has been, but, when a family offers to put him in a summer camp that’s Christian, he’s hesitant. A WEEK AWAY is a fun, exciting, highly enjoyable Christian musical that the entire family will love.

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.

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is a heartfelt musical about the Nativity Story and the Birth of Jesus Christ, with scenes of King Herod the Great, played by Antonio Banderas, who orders his son, Antipater, to find the Christ child and kill him. Though some people avoid musicals, JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM is really a terrific, entertaining one that treats the Birth of Jesus with the theological seriousness it deserves but also includes some funny comic relief, good songs, plenty of jeopardy, and wonderful acting.

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.

JESUS REVOLUTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
JESUS REVOLUTION is a very entertaining and accurate, though compressed, portrait of the Vietnam protest era of hippies and young revolutionaries who find Jesus because God calls several people to welcome them into the Body of Christ. At its heart, the plot is propelled by a love story between an impoverished young man, Greg Laurie, with an alcoholic mother, and a beautiful young woman named Cathe, from a wealthy Laguna Hills family in Southern California. JESUS REVOLUTION is very bold about showing drug use, communal living, protest rallies, and Christian hypocrisy, but it also has many scenes of intense jeopardy and many scenes featuring inspiring, uplifting, well-written Christian presentations and expressions of the Gospel.

NOAH (2019)

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Sight and Sound Theatres in Branson, Missouri has filmed a staging of the Bible story NOAH, the tale of a faithful man of God who builds an ark to allow him and his family to survive a great flood. This stage production is funny, full of amazing spectacle and genuinely engaging. A strongly Christian worldview and careful writing make NOAH appropriate and fun for the whole family.

GREATER

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
GREATER is based on the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, who began his football career as a walk-on, but through hard work and trust in God, became one of the best football players Arkansas ever saw. GREATER is an entertaining, inspiring movie with a strong Christian, moral worldview, but there is some brief but light foul language and intense moments, so discernment is required for younger children.

THE HILL (2023)

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE HILL tells the inspiring true story of Rickey Hill, a young boy with a degenerative spinal disease whose dream is to play Major League Baseball and, despite having to wear leg braces for most of his childhood, and his father’s strong desire for him to become a pastor, perseveres. THE HILL is a morally uplifting story of a real-life miracle and champions courage, perseverance, faith, and forgiveness, but it does have brief, light foul language and two scenes of drunkenness.

SOUL SURFER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story about young surfer Bethany Hamilton, who overcame great obstacles when a tiger shark took her arm while she was surfing. SOUL SURFER is an inspiring, powerful story with a wonderful performance by AnnaSophia Robb about a courageous young woman who has deep faith in Jesus Christ.

Watch AMISH GRACE
Quality: - Content: +4
Watch THE CROODS: A NEW AGE
Quality: - Content: +1