Entertainment is not just something to relax. A key point is that what you read, listen to and watch will shape your thoughts. What you allow into your life has a direct effect on how you live it. Put good things in your mind, and your heart will change.
So as a Christian, fill your mind with Christian films, books, and music instead of horror or thriller films in the entertainment time. Not only do you find it more relaxing and rewarding, but you also can feel the Holy Spirit around. Doing it with your family will be more meaningful.
Here’s the list of 19 best Christian movies for families to watch together:
1. Soul Surfer (2011)
Based on a true story, this movie tells about a champion surfer who after losing her arm to a shark attack and then regaining faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior returned to reign at the top of her sport.
2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
This movie is an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ popular children’s book about four kids who are transported into a mystical world where they do battle with an evil White Witch.
3. The Blind Side (2009)
This movie is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American teenager who was taken under the wing of a white family and became one of football’s top prospects.
4. The Case for Christ (2017)
A hard-driving journalist sets out to disprove his wife’s Christian faith by investigating the claims of Christ, but his discoveries have him facing a life-altering choice.
5. The Great Passion Play (2016)
This is a live dramatic presentation in epic scope portraying the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
6. The Nativity Story (2006)
A retelling of the birth of Christ.
7. Fireproof (2008)
A story of a firefighter who is trying to save his marriage, but after nearly losing everything he begins the battle of his life with God by His side.
8. God’s Not Dead (2014)
An Atheist philosophy professor challenges students in class where he teaches that God is not real. One Christian student stands up to him and the battle begins.
9. The Young Messiah (2016)
This movie tells the story of the childhood of Jesus Christ, from His family’s flight to Egypt to His return to Nazareth.
10. Ben-Hur (1959)
This epic tells the story of a Jewish prince who survives the crucifixion of Christ by a Roman soldier, who becomes outraged after he learns that the prince is a Christian.
11. Courageous (2011)
This is a film about four fathers who set out to make a difference in their community. It is full of inspiring messages about fatherhood and manhood.
12. War Room (2015)
This is about the power of prayer. It is about a wife who starts to pray for her husband and family to change, and how God answers her prayers in amazing ways.
13. Facing the Giants (2006)
This is a film about a high school football team that is struggling until they learn to trust in God. It is full of lessons about faith and perseverance.
14. Fireproof (2008)
This is a film about a firefighter who has lost his passion for life and his wife. He soon learns that there are some things worth fighting for. How God can heal broken marriages is amazing!
15. The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
In this film, a man discovers the true meaning of friendship and service when he meets an old man who has a lot to teach him. It is a story about how God can use anyone to make a difference in the world.
16. To Save a Life (2009)
This is a powerful film about suicide and the impact it has on families and friends. It is full of messages about hope and healing.
17. Flywheel (2003)
This is a film about a bicycle shop owner who learns the true meaning of success and stewardship from his employees. It is a story about how God can use anyone to make a difference in the world.
18. One Night with the King (2006)
This is a film about Esther, who becomes queen of Persia. Through her, God changes the course of history. It is full of lessons about holding onto your faith in the face of opposition and persecution.
19. Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
This is a powerful film about the apostle Paul who becomes a Christian while on the way to persecute Christians. He soon learns that God can use anyone to make a difference in the world. It is full of inspiring messages about overcoming adversity, holding onto your faith, and living for God’s purpose.
Although there are still more good Christian movies for families to watch together, these top 10 have enough moral lessons suitable for your entire family. Just pick one and sit down with your kids to watch it today.