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The Best Movies with Christian Themes 

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List Rules Movies must present a clear christian theme

This list has the best Christian movies so you know you're getting wholesome entertainment that you can enjoy with your family, including new 2018 Christian movies if you've already gone through many of the older films here. From sports movies to fantasy films, there are a great deal of films with Christian themes and religious undertones to enjoy with your family or by yourself. If you're looking for some of the greatest movies for children and kids, be sure to check out Christian kids movies as they tend to have storylines that are often entertaining and enlightening, and you never have to worry about shielding your young ones' eyes. If you're looking for good Christian movies to watch with your family, you're sure to find one among these films.

Some movies with Christian values include great dramas like Fireproof and The Passion of the Christ, as well as fantasy and action movies like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Book of Eli, kids movies like Jonah: a Veggie Tales Movie and Luther. If Christian movies is what you're looking for, let this list be your guide!

What do you think are the best movies with Christian themes? What films have good Christian values? There are many movies with Christian lessons in them, so if your favorite Christian movie isn't on the list, make sure to add it so others can enjoy them! 

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The Passion of the Chris... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mel Gibson

The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more
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Courageous is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Jessa Duggar, Alex Kendrick, Kevin Downes

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Courageous is a 2011 independent Christian drama film, directed by Alex Kendrick, produced by Sherwood Pictures, and released to theaters on September 30, 2011. It is the fourth film by Sherwood ...more
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God's Not Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
RobLein added Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo, Franklin Graham

Released: 2014

Directed by: Harold Cronk

God's Not Dead is a 2014 Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk, and stars Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A. R. White and Dean Cain. The film was released to theaters on March 21, 2014, ...more
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Fireproof is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Kirk Cameron, Alex Kendrick, Rob Whitehurst

Released: 2008

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Fireproof is a 2008 American Christian drama film released by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Affirm Films, directed by Alex Kendrick, who co-wrote and co-produced it with Stephen Kendrick. The film ...more
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The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

Released: 1956

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in VistaVision, and released by Paramount Pictures. It dramatizes the biblical story ...more
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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael ...more
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Jesus of Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1977

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more
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Facing the Giants is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Mark Richt, Alex Kendrick, Erin Bethea

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

Facing the Giants is a 2006 American Christian drama film directed by and starring Alex Kendrick. The supporting cast was composed of volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church, and it is the ...more
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It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Released: 1946

Directed by: Frank Capra

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more
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Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
johnnygeo added Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1959

Directed by: William Wyler

Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh ...more
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Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2011

Directed by: Sean McNamara

Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Apted

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film based on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series The ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published, fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The ...more
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The Nativity Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added Oscar Isaac, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Alexander Siddig

Released: 2006

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

The Nativity Story is a 2006 epic biblical drama film based on the nativity of Jesus starring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Filming began on May 1, 2006, in Matera, Italy, and ...more
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The Case for Christ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Jojo Avav added Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas

Released: 2007

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War Room is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Michael Elam added Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex Kendrick

War Room is a 2015 American Christian drama film directed by Alex Kendrick. A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.
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Amazing Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Apted

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was ...more
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Do You Believe? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
hey_cat added Senyo Amoaku, Sean Astin, Brian Bosworth

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jon Gunn

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Chariots of Fire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

Released: 1981

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of ...more
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The Greatest Story Ever ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more
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The Secrets of Jonathan ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Robert Guillaume, Gavin MacLeod, Jansen Panettiere

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rich Christiano

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry is a 2008 Christian film, released to theaters on September 18, 2009. It was directed by Rich Christiano, and the majority of the film was filmed in Holley, New ...more
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The Book of Eli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

Released: 2010

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...more
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Jonah: A VeggieTales Mov... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge

Released: 2002

Directed by: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film, based on VeggieTales, produced by Big Idea, Inc. and F.H.E. Pictures. The movie premiered on August 14, ...more
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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Christian Themes
looksharp added Patrick Stewart, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Hugh Jones

A Christmas Carol is a 1999 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel A Christmas Carol. It was directed by David Jones and stars Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and ...more