The ever-revolving doors of the Netflix library offers plenty of great movies to choose from and it caters 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 historical Christianity (The Gospel of Luke), testimonies of how people have turned to God in their times of need (God bless the Broken Road), along with how others have found faith in even their darkest of moments (God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness). Buckle up for battles against armies, against giants, and against your deepest doubts.
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.
1. Case for Christ
Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist — and avowed atheist — who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results.
2. God bless the Broken Road
After a young mother is widowed by war, her faith is tested as she struggles to stay afloat financially and raise her daughter. While life proves hard, she leans on her faith in God to help get her through.
3. Joseph: King of Dreams
The spectacular animated epic JOSEPH: KING OF DREAMS. One of the most critically acclaimed films upon its triumphant release, this inspiring musical adventure retells the classic story of a boy (voiced by Ben Affleck) with the extraordinary gift of seeing the future through his dreams. While based on the biblical Joseph, this is obviously a cartoon and is told in a way that appeals to younger audiences.
4. The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of Luke brings the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus to the screen using the Gospel text as its script, word for word. This groundbreaking, multi-million dollar film, used leading experts with theological, historical and archaeological knowledge of every aspect of life in first-century Palestine. Based entirely on the unabridged and unedited New Testament Gospel text, it is narrated by Richard E. Grant and Sir Derek Jacobi.
5. God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
After, the main character, Dave is released from prison he confronts a flurry of controversy which results in growing social unrest. Ultimately this leads to the church building that Dave and his congregation use being burned down, with tragic results. Devastated, Dave is launched on a painful spiritual journey as he fights against the university trying to keep him from rebuilding and reopening the meeting place, as his belief that “God is good all the time” is put to the test.
The life story of Samson is well known. This adaption shows the life of Samson, his strength, his faith, his downfall, and his final redemption. Starring Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, and Taylor James, this is an epic journey of a quest for vengeance, conflicts with the Philistine army, tribal rebellion, and Samson’s disastrous relationship with a Philistine temptress.
7. VeggieTales in the House
While not strictly not a movie, in fact, it isn’t a movie at all, but 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.
8. Like Arrows
Parenting is a challenge for all who have children. Like Arrows follows the story of Charlie and Alice as the couple enjoys the blessings and the setbacks of being parents. Along the way, they learn that God has to be at the center of their family. Through a journey that unfolds over 50 years, the couple discovers the unmistakable power of family, and learn that knowing and living by God’s Word is what brings transformation and hope.
9. Facing the Giants
After six years of trying, coach Grant Taylor never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. On top of the struggles of infertility that are faced by him and his wife Brooke, Grant discovers that a group of fathers is secretly organizing to have him removed as the head coach. Devastated, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge the players to believe God for the impossible, on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. The giants that need to be faced are fear and failure. Can the battle be won?
10. The Shack
Based on the controversial New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack will take you on a surprising spiritual journey. Mack Phillips and his wife suffer a terrible tragedy with the abduction and presumed death of their youngest daughter. Mack spirals into a dark depression causing him to question his deepest beliefs. While facing this crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Full of doubts, Mack travels to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his pain and change his life forever.
These are our choices for the best Christian movies on Netflix. We’ll update the list with new titles once they hit the streaming service.
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