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The best Christian movies on Netflix

From animated films to a new look at the life of Jesus, there is a variety of Christian-themed movies on Netflix.
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December 26, 2021
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The ever-revolving doors of the Netflix library offer plenty of great movies to choose from and cater to all different kinds of movie fans. That includes those seeking faith, hope, and spirituality. Here is a selection of Christian movies on Netflix covering many different genres and themes.

Best Christian movies on Netflix:

Editor’s note: We will update this post as more great Netflix Christian movies are added to the service’s catalog and others are removed.

A Week Away

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This recent teen musical is a bit different than most. A troubled teenaged boy reluctantly goes to a Christian-themed summer camp where he finds both inspiration and love from the camp’s attendees, and one girl in particular. It’s definitely one of the best Christian movies on Netflix.

The Shack

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Based on the best-selling novel, Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer star in this 2017 drama. Worthington plays a man who is hit with a tragic life event, but is then invited by a letter that he thinks comes from “God.” It asks him to go to a shack in a remote area, which happens to be where part of this tragic event occurred. He goes to the shack, where even more unexpected events happen.

Mary Magdalene

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Rooney Mara plays the title character, the woman from Judea who becomes a devoted believer and follower of Jesus Christ, and who witnesses his resurrection. Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus Christ in this 2018 movie.

Greater

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This 2016 movie tells the true story of Brandon Burlsworth. He wanted to be an all-star football player, but didn’t seem to have the talent to reach the big league. In part through his faith in God, he overcame the odds, starting as a walk-on player at the University of Arkansas and then proving himself to become named to the All-American team.

The Young Messiah

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This 2016 film speculates what might have happened to Jesus Christ as a young boy. In this tale, the 7-year old Jesus and his parents, Joseph and Mary, leave Egypt and return to Nazareth. There he finally learns he is the Son of God, and has to deal with not only earthly issues, but also Lucifer himself. It’s not only one of the best Christian movies on Netflix but also one of the most thought-provoking.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

This 2017 movie features Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Brett Dalton. He plays a former child actor who gets in trouble with the law. His sentence is to serve the community at a local church. He pretends to be a Christian to play Jesus in the church’s yearly Passion Play. However, he soon discovers his real faith in Jesus.

VeggieTales in the House

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While not a movie, no list of Christian content on Netflix would be complete without VeggieTales! Join the adventures of Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and their Veggie pals as they venture beyond the kitchen counter. Made for kids, but secretly enjoyed more by adults! This is a fun way to teach your children Christian lessons in a fun and entertaining way.

Full Count

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This 2019 movie tells the story of a college athlete who looks like he might have a promising career as a pro baseball player. However, things take a turn when his father suddenly passes away, and then the son gets into an accident that damages his pitching arm. Things look bleak, but the movie shows that if people have faith, things might work out, and they can turn things around.

God Calling

This 2018 film from Nigeria tells the story of a woman named Sade. She seems to have a good life, with a husband and daughter. However, she is also dealing with some personal demons. After a major tragedy strikes her family, she tries to commit suicide. However, she receives a call on her smartphone who identifies himself as God. What happens next puts Sade on a new and personal journey to recover her faith.

Collateral Beauty

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Will Smith stars in this 2016 drama with Christian and faith themes. He plays a man who has to deal with his own tragic event. He writes letters to abstract concepts like Love, Death, and Time to deal with his pain. However, he gets the shock of his life when his letters are answered by people who claim to be those concepts come to life.


Best Christian movies on Netflix — Honorable mentions

These are some other movies with Christian or faith themes that didn’t make our top 10 list:

  • Soul Surfer — This movie tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who users her faith to help her get back to competing after losing an arm in a shark attack.
  • Come Sunday — A preacher has a crisis of faith in this movie, which causes him to make a change in his spiritual path.
  • Faith, Hope, and Love — A widower is about to lose her dance studio, but teams up with a divorcee to enter a dance competition that could save her school and herself.
  • The Two Popes — Anthony Hopkins plays Pope Benedict XVI in this fictionalized story based on the true events of Pope Benedict XVI wanting to resign, and have a cardinal, played by Jonathan Pryce, take over as Pope Francis.
  • Good Sam — A man is leaving bags of cash to strangers in New York City, so a reporter tries to find this mysterious person.

Those are our picks for the best Christian movies on Netflix. We will update this post as more movies are added, and others leave the service.