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10 Teen Faith-Based Movies Perfect For A Boys Youth Group

10 Teen Faith-Based Movies Perfect For A Boys Youth Group

Hosting a youth group movie night is a fantastic way to spark spiritual conversations with teen boys. This curated list features faith-based films that will teach young men how to become leaders and find a deeper relationship with the Lord. From inspiring sports movies to miraculous true stories, these are among the best Christian films for teenagers. 

 

JESUS REVOLUTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
JESUS REVOLUTION tells the true story of a group of Christians who answer God’s call to share the gospel with anti-war protestors. Together, they inspired a national spiritual awakening in the 1970s. The movie contains an extremely Christian worldview but has light violence with themes of substance abuse, sexual behavior and intense jeopardy. Despite not being appropriate for children, JESUS REVOLUTION is an uplifting film about the Christian calling to welcome lost souls to the Body of Christ.

I STILL BELIEVE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
I STILL BELIEVE is based on the inspiring true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp’s marriage to his first wife Melissa, who is dying of cancer. It’s a story of hope during tragedy. The movie shows a very strong Christian worldview and is a shining example of sacrificial love. It contains light violence, hospital scenes and mature elements, so MOVIEGUIDE® suggests caution for younger children. I STILL BELIEVE is a wholesome film filled with inspiring praise music that teen boys will enjoy.

FACING THE GIANTS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
FACING THE GIANTS is an action-packed high school football movie with heart. The story follows a down-on-his-luck coach with a losing team who faces their fears on and off the field. Through prayer, the coach learns the importance of serving God over winning football games. He rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school and miracles unfold. The film has a strong evangelical worldview. Parents should know there is mild football violence. FACING THE GIANTS is an exciting film for a youth group movie night.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a faith-based drama about a journalist who attempts to disprove Christianity when his wife’s new-found faith challenges his atheist beliefs. It’s a thought-provoking film that explores the evidence of Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. The movie contains a strong biblical worldview but has light language and mild violence. Best of all, THE CASE FOR CHRIST is an investigative film that provides Biblical answers for atheists or Christians who might be questioning their faith. It’s a transformative story from the director of another great film, DO YOU BELIEVE?

BREAKTHROUGH (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Mainstream actors Topher Grace, Josh Lucas and Chrissy Metz star in BREAKTHROUGH, a movie inspired by true events. A faithful mother prays for her son’s healing and restoration after he drowns in a lake. It features a very strong Christian worldview that shines a light on the power of prayer. Parents should know there is light violence with scenes of peril that may frighten young children. BREAKTHROUGH is a heart-rendering film filled with lessons for young men.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
I CAN ONLY IMAGINE follows the inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s most popular Christian contemporary song of the same name. The plot centers around lead singer Bart Miller’s path to reconciliation with his abusive father after he turns his life over to Jesus. It features a solid Christian worldview and serves as a poignant reminder of the power of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. There’s no objectionable content–save for tastefully executed abusive violence. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a heartfelt film that could inspire a teen boy to reflect on his relationship with his father.

OVERCOMER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
OVERCOMER is a faith-based sports drama about a high school basketball coach who meets a troubled teen when he begrudgingly takes over the cross-country program. They inspire each other to find their identities in the Lord by overcoming obstacles. It’s a powerful movie made by the creators of WAR ROOM that contains a very strong Christian worldview. OVERCOMER contains no violence or foul language but does include some mild adult themes that might confuse young children. MOVIEGUIDE® suggests caution for kids under 10.

TO SAVE A LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
TO SAVE A LIFE is a faith-based drama about an all-star high school basketball player whose life is upturned when his best friend commits suicide. Things seem to go from bad to worse with problems at home and the consequences of his bad decisions. TO SAVE A LIFE covers mature topics, including alcohol use, implicit teenage sex and teen suicide. Yet, it’s a powerful testimony of repentance and forgiveness that will spark important conversations. MOVIEGUIDE® suggests extreme caution for viewers under 16.

COURAGEOUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
COURAGEOUS is an emotional movie made by the creators of FIREPROOF. When tragedy strikes a sheriff’s deputy, he questions his priorities in life. Leaning on his religion, he vows to be a better parent and inspires his fellow police officers to sign a contract to be stronger Christians and fathers. The film features the hit song “Courageous” by Casting Crowns, which calls for believers to have the courage to serve the Lord. Despite some action violence, COURAGEOUS is an uplifting film that will benefit young men.

WOODLAWN

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
WOODLAWN is a faith-based football drama centered around Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Racial tensions flare when the coach is required to include African-American men on the team. A professional African-American player must overcome discrimination and embrace his faith on and off the field. The film features a very strong Christian worldview about the power of the Gospel to transform lives. Viewers should be aware of light violence and footage of racial injustice, which may be disturbing. Overall, WOODLAWN is a heartwarming movie.

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