Kids Movies The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group  

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When looking for films appropriate for kids, you can certainly look to the MPAA's rating system for guidance. However, for a Church youth group, it's not so simple. In addition to wanting a movie free of inappropriate material, films with Christian themes are definitely a bonus. Ideally, movies for youth ministry should be wholesome and fun films everyone can enjoy. Below, you'll find some films for pre-teens and teenagers that are appropriate for a predominantly Christian audience. 

There are plenty of movies for youth groups that tackle the Bible and faith fairly directly. The Chronicles of Narnia is famous for its many allusions to Christianity and The Prince of Egypt is a gripping animated film that tells stories from the Bible. However, youth groups do not have to be solely exposed to Christian movies. Some films explore the tenants of Christianity without being overtly religious. Films like Horton Hears a Who! and Finding Nemo encourage loyalty, determination, and kindness, for example. Browse this list to find the best movie to show your youth group! 

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I Can Only Imagine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
starwarssuperfan added J. Michael Finley, Cloris Leachman, Dennis Quaid I Can Only Imagine is a 2018 American drama film directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, based on the story behind the Christian song by MercyMe. Bart Millard (J. Michael Finley) finds inspiration for ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb 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 Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates 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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The Chronicles of Narnia Franc... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy films from Walden Media, based on The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of novels by C. S. Lewis. From the seven novels, there have been three film ...more

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Facing the Giants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
starwarssuperfan added Mark Richt, Alex Kendrick, Erin Bethea 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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy 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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Horton Hears a Who! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Selena Gomez, Jim Carrey, Isla Fisher Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the Dr. Seuss' book of the same name. The film was directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, ...more

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To Save a Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Randy Wayne, D. David Morin, Arjay Smith To Save a Life is a 2010 drama film written by Jim Britts and directed by Brian Baugh.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second P... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 3D computer-animated space action musical comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. Now a Master Builder, life for Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) is ...more

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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God's Not Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
starwarssuperfan added Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo, Franklin Graham 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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Heaven Is for Real is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Margo Martindale Heaven Is for Real is a 2014 American Christian drama film directed by Randall Wallace and written by Christopher Parker, based on Pastor Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent's 2010 book of the same ...more

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen ...more

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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The Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
starwarssuperfan added Michael W. Smith, J. Don Ferguson, Cameron Scher The Second Chance is a 2006 drama film, directed by veteran musician Steve Taylor. The film won Best Feature Film at the Christian WYSIWYG Film Festival. The film was released in the United ...more

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. An ordinary Lego minifigure (Chris Pratt) who finds himself being the only one ...more

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more

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When the Game Stands Tall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies to Show a Church Youth Group
Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis When the Game Stands Tall is a 2014 sports drama film. The film, which stars Jim Caviezel as Coach Bob Ladouceur, Laura Dern as Bev Ladouceur, Michael Chiklis as assistant coach Terry Eidson and ...more