Top 10 Most Powerful Church Scenes in Movies

Top 10 Most Powerful Church Scenes in Movies

Do you want to be encouraged and uplifted? Then, experience the joy of watching these movies with church scenes that will inspire you, while they edify the church and Christian faith and values. Be sure to click on each title for the full review…

THE TREE OF LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE TREE OF LIFE, the grand prize winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, is an impressionistic story of a boy’s complicated relationship to his Catholic mother and devout and loving, but strict, Catholic father, which is told as an archetypal story set against the background of God’s Creation of the universe and man’s relationship to God and other people. THE TREE OF LIFE is an obscenity-free kaleidoscope of raw emotions, lyrical passages and cosmic grandeur, but it’s an unconventional movie without a typical plot, though there is some positive Christian content and values.

TYLER PERRY’S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE FAMILY THAT PREYS is a dramatic comedy about two matriarchs who set out on a road trip in an attempt to bring their respective families back together. The movie is enjoyable and has some positive Christian content, but it could be stronger.

THE BISHOP’S WIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
THE BISHOP’S WIFE is the classic comical fantasy of a handsome angel who comes down to earth with orders to help a bishop re-prioritize his life during Christmas. THE BISHOP’S WIFE is an award-winning movie which is delightful at any time of the year for the whole family.

GOD’S NOT DEAD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
GOD’S NOT DEAD is an entertaining, profound, powerful Christian movie about a college student who has to stand up for his faith when bullied by an atheist professor. Despite some of the smartest dialogue ever, GOD’S NOT DEAD entertains viewers as well as enlightens and inspires them. The ending is terrific.

COURAGEOUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
COURAGEOUS is an exciting, funny and powerful story about four police officer and a Hispanic carpenter realizing that they need to be better fathers. COURAGEOUS has extremely poignant, heart-wrenching moments, mixed with some of the funniest scenes ever made.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a heartrending, faith-affirming drama about the true story of a 12-year-old girl suffering from a very serious medical disorder. The cast and the filmmakers do a beautiful job making this story come alive.

WAR ROOM

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
WAR ROOM is a very emotional, compelling Christian movie about spiritual warfare, in a story about a married couple having problems. Although the topic of prayer seems to be elusive as a major plot, the filmmakers of WAR ROOM do a great job of making it exciting.

UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION picks up where Angelina Jolie’s 2014 movie UNBROKEN ends, but showcases Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s faith journey toward Jesus back in America. UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is an emotionally stirring tear jerker, with great production values and a powerful ending, though caution is advised for older children due to some mature content, such as alcohol addiction.

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.

BLACK NATIVITY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
BLACK NATIVITY is a Christmas musical drama about a struggling single mother forced to send her teenage son to stay with her estranged parents. BLACK NATIVITY is a powerful, inspiring, well-acted drama with beautiful music and an uplifting message of God’s grace, faith, family, and forgiveness that holds everything together.

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