10 Really Great Faith-Based Films to Watch on Netflix
Written by Brittney Moses | November 19, 2015
We know firsthand the struggle of finding a wholesome movie these days that is clean and genuinely great with good quality, and inspires your faith. So we thought we’d help you out! Next time you find yourself surfing Netflix, here are 10 movies you should totally check out.
Synopsis: “Born into slavery and cast adrift on the Nile, Moses is reared as the son of the pharaoh. After Moses learns of his true ancestry, he answers God’s call and accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom.”
This is a great and timeless animated film based on the story of Moses that can be watched with the family and then watched again and again no matter how old you are. The imagery and the music are just beautiful.
Synopsis: “Oscar-winning actor-director Mel Gibson helms this controversial epic that focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus’s life—from the betrayal, trial and death of Jesus to his brutal crucifixion and resurrection from the tomb. The Passion is spoken entirely in Latin and Aramaic, and [Warning!] the violent Crucifixion scenes are incredibly graphic.”
There are no words to express how impacting this movie was to people when it hit the theaters. The depth of struggle and pain that Christ experienced is completely brought to life in a way that moves your soul. Get your tissues ready!
Synopsis: “John and Alexa Taylor appear to have the perfect life. Their son Beau is the high school football star, but when Beau is caught drinking alcohol, his place on the team is on the line. With the football season at stake and the judgmental community turning their backs on them, they must find the strength from one another, and the spiritual courage from within, to prove that faith and family is the only score that really matters.”
Synopsis: “Orphaned after [her] mother’s death, 14-year-old Gertie is single-handedly raising her little sister, Izzie. Meanwhile, Gertie’s new teacher, Mrs. Freeman, and her husband struggle with their inability to have a child. Both Gertie and Mrs. Freeman have fallen from faith, but can these two find renewed devotion by coming together?”
5. What If…
Synopsis: “Would-be preacher Ben Walker left his church and his college sweetheart for a lucrative career, but when the slick executive’s new ride breaks down, angelic tow-truck driver Mike offers to show where Ben’s life might have gone. In this comedy of second chances, Ben awakens to find Wendy and their kids getting ready for church, while ahead of him lies a day of reckoning and reconsideration.”
This is a really great film based on second chances and redoing life God’s way. The main character is played by Kevin Sorbo, who is also the professor in God’s Not Dead.
Synopsis: “Kirk Cameron stars as Caleb Holt, a dedicated firefighter whose marriage has taken a severe turn for the worse and is about to end in divorce. But just when hope seems to be running out, his Christian father intervenes in this inspirational drama.”
This is a life-changing movie, especially for couples/married couples, and has inspired the relationships of many. There is also a Fireproof 40-Day Love Dare Challenge book alongside the film worth checking out.
Synopsis: “This Christian-oriented drama based on real events describes a woman’s search for her husband’s killer, and her slow return to faith afterward. Reunited with an old friend, the bereaved widow is inspired by his mission to help inner-city children.”
Synopsis: “Every Sunday, 18-year-old Grace performs at church with her ex-rock star father, but she longs to share her talent with the rest of the world. Heading for the bright lights of Los Angeles, she soon must choose between stardom and faith.”
I watched this at a spring girls’ retreat and was thoroughly into it. This has a great storyline and lesson within as you follow Grace’s journey from church to Hollywood.
9. God’s Not Dead (DVD only)
Synopsis: “When college student Josh Wheaton encounters an atheistic philosophy teacher who insists that his students will only pass by admitting that God is dead, Josh dedicates himself to proving the professor wrong about God.”
This movie was huge when it hit theaters and got a lot of attention…rightfully so. It is definitely a must-see, especially for those whose faith has been personally challenged in the classroom setting.
10. October Baby
Synopsis: “Stunned and angered by the truth of her birth, college freshman Hannah sets out on a spring break road trip with her best friend Jason and a band of misfits to discover who she is, where she came from and where she will go from here.”
Have you ladies seen any of these movies? How did you like them? Any other recommendations? Comment below!