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10 Movies About The Power Of Community

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10 Movies About The Power Of Community

By Movieguide® Contributor 

The Bible says in Matthew 18:20,  “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” The Lord honors those who gather together in prayer and support one another. Fellowship is a beautiful aspect of the Christian walk, and even one prayerful person joined with another can change the world. From miraculous stories of healing to the softening of hardened hearts, this curated list features films that celebrate the God-given power of community.

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES follows the story of a young girl suddenly granted the gift of performing miracles through her Christian faith, but who will need a miracle herself when she falls ill. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is entertaining, well-acted, inspirational, and moving, with a strong Christian worldview that highlights the importance of miracles and family during difficult times and reminds viewers that anything is possible through faith in God.

LETTERS TO GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
LETTERS TO GOD is an entertaining, heart-rending, and inspiring story about a boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him. LETTERS TO GOD is an impressive, well-written, redemptive, powerful movie that will touch the hearts of most people who see it.

MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER

Quality:
***
Content:
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MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER is a drama streaming on Pure Flix that follows the true story of Bryce Newman, a student at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego who’s diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER, which stars Dean Cain as the surgeon caring for Bryce, is an inspiring, uplifting, faith-filled movie that honors the true story and champions family and the healing power of prayer.

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.

OVERCOMER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
OVERCOMER is the heartwarming, often funny, poignant story of a young, new track star named Hannah who runs to Christ with the help of a basketball coach. OVERCOMER features a very strong Christian worldview and is filled with many touching, poignant moments.

THE PRAYER BOX

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE PRAYER BOX is a sweet story about 13-year-old Wesley’s whose prayers don’t go the way he wants, so he takes matters into his own hands and acts as a good Samaritan for his church by answering their prayers so that God will notice his efforts and heal his sister from cancer. THE PRAYER BOX is a heartfelt, clever, inspiring family movie, which demonstrates God works in His own ways and time.

THE MIRACLE SEASON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Based on a true story, THE MIRACLE SEASON is an inspiring sports drama about a high school volleyball team that has to step up and encourage one another when their beloved captain unexpectedly dies. THE MIRACLE SEASON is an entertaining, wholesome movie, with a strong Christian message about loving and encouraging each other in the midst of hardship.

FACING THE GIANTS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
FACING THE GIANTS is a thoroughly entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust. When Coach Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God, he completely rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen. MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.

HERE COMES THE BOOM

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
HERE COMES THE BOOM is a hilarious tale about an unmotivated teacher who ends up sacrificing himself and becoming a Mixed Martial Arts fighter to save the music department. Highly entertaining, HERE COMES THE BOOM has a Christian worldview with prayer, Scripture, and sacrifice, but there is some fighting and slapstick violence.

REMEMBER THE TITANS

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
Based on a true story, REMEMBER THE TITANS depicts the forced integration of an all black high school with an all white school and its impact on football in 1971 Alexandria, Virginia. Faced with the need to unify their team, two coaches, one of them played by Denzel Washington, must help the team to learn that the real victory lies in changed hearts. Humorous as well as dramatic, TITANS is a moral, uplifting, well-acted tale.

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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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