Hey guys! Today I’m going to share a list of some of my *favorite* Christian movies. There’s so many… but I’ll narrow it down to a few. These are great options if you’re getting together with your friends and would like a movie to watch! Best of all, they are family-friendly and have good, inspiring messages. So let’s get into the movie night options!
1. Grace Unplugged.
“Musically gifted, teenage Grace wants to do more than perform in her father’s church band. She longs for pop stardom, but her father, a former music idol, warns her that fame often comes at a high price and using her gift in the service of God is a loftier goal. When his former manager pays a visit, Grace decides to take his offer of a shot at the big time. But the more successful she becomes, the more she feels pressured to compromise her religious values.”
I loved this movie. 18-year-old Grace decided to run away from home in search of fame, and she quickly finds it after word gets out that her father was a former superstar. She is talented- but there’s more to being famous than just being a good singer. Grace quickly finds that the person she has to become to stay in the limelight isn’t honoring to her faith. But is she in too deep?
2. Saving Sarah Cain.
Sarah Cain, a self-centered columnist for a big-city newspaper, goes to rural Pennsylvania to bury her Amish sister. At the funeral, she learns that she is the legal guardian to her five nieces and nephews. Though an Amish way of life is the only way the children know, Sarah takes them back with her to the city. Later, she wonders if she made the right decision.
I have watched this movie at least a dozen times. It is SO good. The result of Sarah bringing her Amish nieces and nephews to live with her in city? The kids are completely out of their comfort zone living in a high-rise apartment and going to public school. The eldest, Anna Mae, is 16 and the Amish don’t go to school past the 8th grade. She is steady in her faith, but two of her younger siblings deal with peer pressure and decide that maybe they don’t want to be Plain after all.
Clay is well-known for his out-dated theories on love and romance. When he meets Amber, a free-spirited, spontaneous young woman, he gives up his rational theories, while Amber overcomes emotional wounds to engage in an old-fashioned courtship.
This movie has a much deeper storyline than I expected. Clay is a former frat boy who lived for a party and the next high. Amber’s had her heart broken too many times. They both make such a radical change that it’s really amazing.
Old-fashioned is PG-13 and there are mature topics covered, but in a tasteful manner. It is super thought-provoking, though, in a culture that says that dating around is healthy and normal.
4: Facing the Giants.
Grant Taylor, a Christian high-school football coach, gets some very bad news. Besides he and his wife’s infertility problems, he faces the attempt of local parents to force the school to replace him. His team, the Shiloh Eagles, has never had a winning season in the six years that he has coached the boys. Following a visitor’s message, Grant trys to inspire his team to use faith to conquer fear and opposing teams.
What He will do when you trust in Him in mighty ways.
A really awesome movie for the whole family, Facing the Giants is definitely a must-see!
5: The Lost Medallion.
Daniel tells foster kids a story about Billy and Allie, two friends who uncover a long lost medallion, then accidentally wish themselves back in time. Billy and Allie’s adventures help the kids realize the value in God.
A super fun adventure that everyone will love! Billy and Allie uncover a powerful medallion, and when they’re wisked back in time they meet a young prince that’s been searching for it his whole life. When the medallion is stolen by an evil leader named Cobra, the kids go on an adventure to get it back.
Thanks for reading my short list of favorite movies, and have a great day!