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Top 10 Faith-Based Comedy Movies

Top 10 Faith-Based Comedy Movies

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” What better way to praise the Lord than with laughter? These faith-based comedies will have everyone chuckling in no time. From silly family films to funny movies geared toward adults, these are the best Christian comedy flicks for an entertaining movie night.  

 

MOMS' NIGHT OUT

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
MOM’S NIGHT OUT is a faith-based comedy that’s a fun option for movie night. Allyson is a busy mom of three at the end of her rope. She has a well-deserved wild night with her friends while the dads watch the children at home. This movie has a strong Christian worldview that celebrates marriage, motherhood and fatherhood. There is comedy violence along with colorful humor, so it’s not appropriate for children. MOM’S NIGHT OUT is a laugh-out-loud flick dedicated to harried moms.

SWITCHED

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
SWITCHED is a comedy MOVIEGUIDE® calls a “faith-based FREAKY FRIDAY.” Cassandra Evans is tired of being bullied and prays that the most popular girl in school could walk a day in her shoes. The Lord answers her prayer when the two girls switch bodies. This heartfelt film is a Kairos Prize winner and presents a strong Christian worldview. While a comedy, the story serves as a cautionary tale of the potential pitfalls of social media. There is no questionable content, making SWITCHED a funny option for the 10+ crowd,

FAMILY CAMP

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
FAMILY CAMP is an uplifting comedy about two polar-opposite families who compete for a coveted trophy at a Christian camp. While each family comes across as dysfunctional, there are deeper themes about loving Christian families, committed spouses and family pride. It features a very strong Biblical worldview and no foul language. Parents should know that there is light slapstick violence and outrageous comedic moments. It’s a faith-based film the whole family can enjoy. FAMILY CAMP will have everyone smiling from ear to ear.

SELFIE DAD

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
SELFIE DAD is a hysterical Christian movie that’s worth a watch. The plot centers around a former stand-up comedian suffering a midlife crisis who goes viral as a social media star. He soon learns that fame comes with a new set of challenges, but the power of God’s word transforms his family. The film has a solid Christian worldview focusing on prayer and the importance of Scripture reading. It features the perfect blend of comedy and positive messages. Families looking to laugh will enjoy SELFIE DAD as it’s appropriate for children ages 10 and up.

THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is a faith-based comedy that tickles the funny bone. A washed-up child actor fakes being a Christian to land the role of Jesus in an Easter Passion Play. He changes his views on Christians when he gets to know fellow churchgoers (and falls for the preacher’s daughter). There is some adult content, so use caution with young children. While the movie plays on church stereotypes, THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE is a redemption story that is touching and funny all at once.

THE GREATEST INHERITANCE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
Fans of family comedies will enjoy THE GREATEST INHERITANCE. Estranged siblings return home after the death of their mother to claim their inheritance. They soon discover their mom hid the deed on her property, and they must work together to solve clues to see who earns the inheritance. The film contains a strong Christian worldview with little questionable content. It features a stellar ensemble cast, including mainstream actress Mena Suvari. THE GREATEST INHERITANCE is an enjoyable film that’s sure to inspire laughter.

CHRISTIAN MINGLE

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Are you looking for a fun movie for single ladies? CHRISTIAN MINGLE is a romantic comedy about a marketing executive who becomes smitten by a man she discovers on a Christian dating website. The only problem – she’s not a Christian. That doesn’t stop her from following him on a church mission trip to Mexico, where she gets in touch with her spiritual side. This film has a strong, evangelical message with no violence or vulgar language. CHRISTIAN MINGLE is a delightful romp about the challenges of finding romantic love.

EVAN ALMIGHTY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
EVAN ALMIGHTY is a cute film about Evan Baxter (from BRUCE ALMIGHTY), who moves his family to Washington D.C. as a newly elected Congressmen. Things take a turn when God appears, instructing Evan to build an ark. The movie includes scriptural references but isn’t 100% biblically sound, so parents may want to have a follow-up conversation. It celebrates the American family and shows a husband as a spiritual leader. There is light profanity and comic violence. EVAN ALMIGHTY is an exciting option for parents, tweens and teens.

CHURCH PEOPLE (2021)

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
CHURCH PEOPLE is a satirical faith-based comedy that pokes fun at the pitfalls of the megachurch marketing machine. Pastor Guy Sides (known as “America’s Youth Pastor”) wants to rediscover his passion for sharing the gospel without gimmicks or schemes. It contains a strong Christian worldview, but some humor is biting toward Christians. Yet, there is a lesson about the truth of the Gospel. Parents should know the film features mild crude joking and slapstick comedy, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children.

GOD'S COUNTRY

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
GOD’S COUNTRY is a charming Christian comedy. The story centers around Megan, a high-powered marketing rep for an investment bank who negotiates with a ministry that owns a parcel of land investors want to buy. The minister challenges her not to find value in the Ministry within six days, and he’ll sell the property. This film features a very strong Christian worldview with no violence or foul language. GOD’S COUNTRY is a redemptive story that delivers plenty of laughs and an uplifting message.

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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.


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