Netflix has some great Christian films currently in their streaming catalog. However, for every good movie out there, there are usually two or three duds. If you’re looking for a safe bet, here are 10 Christian films that your family can enjoy together:
If You Like a Little Romance
1. In-Lawfully Yours – PG 2016
When they arrive at church, Jesse goes against all church traditions, because she’s never been before, and questions the pastor in the middle of his sermon. Another twist in the story is that the pastor is the former brother-in-law of her ex-husband due to the death of his wife. Make any sense at all?
I enjoyed this movie because I loved seeing the transformation of Jesse after she was exposed to God’s Truth. There is healing in relationships, the awakening of the town, and the revitalization of a dying church.
2. Christmas In The Smokies – TV-G 2015
Even though “Christmas” is in the title, you can enjoy Christmas in the Smokies any time of year. When times get tough, a family and a town will join forces to help save a family farm. Forgiveness and faith are themes that run through this story. It’s a sweet heartwarming story in the cold winter months.
3. The One I Wrote For You – PG 2014
4. Hoovey – PG 2015
Hoovey is the inspiring true story of a young basketball star who discovers a life threatening tumor might end his basketball career and his life before either really get started. I love how this family pulls together to fight unbeatable odds. As Hoovey and his family walk through the dark times, faith in God carries them through.
5. Little Boy – PG-13 2015
6. A Matter of Faith – PG 2014
This movie is a milder version of God’s Not Dead. However, it’s a great movie for families to watch together. It poses the idea that everyone should look at both sides of an argument before coming to a conclusion. My family really enjoyed it.
Netflix Features for the Kids
7. The Prince of Egypt – PG 1998
Although it’s been around for a while, your kids may not have experienced The Prince of Egypt. Retelling the Biblical story of Moses, this animated classic is filled with beautiful music and inspiring themes.
As with any Bible story adapted for film, there are elements of the story that are embellished or missing, but it offers a great opportunity for going back to the original document, the Bible, to find the Truth.
8. Joseph: King of Dreams – TV-PG 2000
If you enjoyed The Prince of Egypt, you’ll enjoy Joseph: King of Dreams. It acts as a prequel to the previous movie and explains how the Israelites arrived in Egypt in the first place. My kids thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Or If You Like a Good TV Series
9. Veggie Tales In The House
10. When Calls the Heart
I’m pretty sure I read all of Janette Oak’s books when I was a teenager. I loved the sweet romances filled with the challenges of frontier living. When Hallmark came out with the When Calls the Heart series, my girls and I couldn’t wait to watch it. Our whole family enjoys this series, and it’s excellent for those colder days when you want to snuggle up and rest the day away with a good show.