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10 Fun Movies To Get Children Excited About The Bible

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10 Fun Movies To Get Children Excited About The Bible

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Hebrews 8:10-11, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.” This curated list features family films that will inspire children to be excited about learning the word. From the singing vegetables in VeggieTales to the talking stable animals, young ones will be entertained while they learn about the lives of biblical figures. Other films show everyday kids living extraordinary lives through the power of Christ’s love.

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT tells the story of Moses as he learns about his identity as a Hebrew and God’s call for him to deliver His people from Egypt. It’s a powerful animated film with a strong Biblical worldview. Parents should know there is cartoon violence, some suggestive clothing and light suggestive humor. Children will be blessed watching Moses answer God’s call for his life. THE PRINCE OF EGYPT teaches the importance of leadership and overcoming self-doubt. It’s best suited for children 8 and up.

THE STAR

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE STAR is a sweet story of the birth of Jesus told through the viewpoint of a donkey named Bo. He makes a heroic journey, along with animal friends he meets during his quest, to warn Mary and Joseph of Herod’s evil plan to find the prophesized Messiah. It’s an action-packed look at the Nativity Story that will keep children engaged throughout the entire film. THE STAR features very light cartoon jeopardy that may be intense for young children. MOVIEGUIDE® suggests this movie is best suited for kids 5+.

JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS is a biblically based animated film that follows the life of Joseph, who interprets dreams and is sold into slavery when his prophetic power is exposed. The film has a very strong Christian worldview but doesn’t accurately follow the timeline of Biblical accounts for dramatic purposes. There is light violence that might frighten very young children. Kids will learn the power of forgiveness and perseverance through hardships. The 8+ crowd will enjoy JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS.

THE LION OF JUDAH

Quality:
**
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE LION OF JUDAH is a powerful animated movie that teaches children about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The story is told through the eyes of stable animals who witness the life of Christ from the nativity to the cross to the Easter story. The film contains a very strong Christian worldview but does contain light cartoon violence. MOVIEGUIDE® suggests caution for young kids as some scenes may be frightening. Otherwise, THE LION OF JUDAH cleverly exposes young people to stories from the Bible and is appropriate for the 6+ crowd.

JONAH – A VEGGIETALES MOVIE

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE is a funny film for children that retells the Jonah and the Whale Bible story. The singing veggies crash their van full of young vegetables on a dock near a seafood restaurant. Once inside, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything tells them a story that teaches compassion and forgiveness. It contains a strong Biblical worldview with no objectionable content -save for some cartoon peril and light slapstick violence. JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE is a delightful film that’s safe for the whole family.

THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING is a fun VeggieTales movie that even the most sensitive child can enjoy. Everyone’s favorite vegetables Elliot, George and Sedgewick are busboys at a pirate-themed restaurant who transport to the 17th century. The gang embarks on an adventure to discover what it means to be a true hero. The movie contains a strong biblical worldview with light action and slapstick violence. THE PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING has many positive messages for kids 4+.

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is a heartwarming film about a little girl named Sara who strengthens her prayers after hearing a sermon about faith moving mountains. Before long, animals and people in her town are miraculously healed. When it’s discovered that Sara has an inoperable brain tumor, she desperately needs a miracle of her own. This film has a strong Christian moral worldview, shining a light on prayer, family and miracles. There is light violence and some mischief but nothing too salacious. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is perfect for the 10+ crowd.

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is a faith-based movie inspired by the novel written by John Bunyan. It takes viewers on an epic adventure alongside Christian Pilgrim who embarks on a journey to the Celestial City where Jesus reigns. He must overcome obstacles and avoid peril along the way. The film contains a very strong moral worldview but parents should know there are spiritual themes that may frighten young children, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is appropriate for kids 8+.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is based on the best-selling novel about Colten Burpo, a 4-year-old boy who claims he died and went to heaven and met Jesus during an operation. His father decides to go public with the story which causes friction within the church congregation and his marriage. It’s a captivating faith-based movie with a very strong Christian worldview. The film contains light violence and mild adult themes but nothing too overt. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is an inspirational story of faith for kids 9 and up.

LETTERS TO GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
LETTERS TO GOD is an uplifting film that tells the story of a young boy fighting terminal cancer. He writes letters to God and touches the life of a postman who faces his own life struggles. Tyler’s tenacious spirit inspires his entire community to improve their lives. It’s a heartwarming movie with a Christian worldview that contains no objectionable content – save for some light slapstick violence. Children will be inspired to reflect on their own lives after watching LETTERS TO GOD.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.