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 good choice, here are 10 Christian films that your family can enjoy together...if something I've recommended doesn't happen to be available anymore, you can always check here for all of the Faith and Spirituality Movies, or my other list of 10 More Christian Films Your Family can enjoy!
Friendships that Change Lives
1. A Cowgirl's Story - PG 2017
My girls loved Cowgirls 'n Angles (available on Amazon Prime) when they were little. While A Cowgirl's Story doesn't continue the story, it is along the same lines. Friendships form in times of need and are important anchors of faith.
2. The Same Kind of Different As Me - PG-13 2017
Same Kind of Different as Me follows the true story of a wealthy art dealer who encounters a homeless man that changes his life.
3. 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.
4. God Bless the Broken Road - PG 2018
God Bless the Broken Road follows the story of a young mother whose husband dies in the line of duty. Friends come together to support one another in her time of need.
5. A Matter of Faith - PG 2014
A Matter of Faith follows a incoming freshman, Rachel, to her first experience with differing views from what she was raised believing. Concerned with his daughter's wavering faith, Rachel's father confronts her biology teacher with the limited perspective that he teaches his students. Seizing the opportunity, the biology teacher challenges the untrained father to a debate on Evolution vs. Creation.
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.
6. God's Not Dead: A Light In Darkness - PG 2018
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness is the third movie in the God's Not Dead series. This movie stretches the boundaries of faith as an unexpected death of a friend throws a church and pastor into crisis. This movie will challenge your ideas on forgiveness, community, and hope.
7. In-Lawfully Yours - PG 2016
In-Lawfully Yours is a story of an ex-daugher-in-law, Jesse, who moves in with her mother-in-law to settle her estate after her father-in-law passes away. To cheer up her mother-in-law, Jesse, who has never set foot in the door of a church, says she'll attend church if they can just get out of the house.
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.
Netflix Features for the Kids
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
There are some new veggies in town! And while they've departed from their explicit retelling of Bible stories, they still hold to great stories that teach character and virtue. My daughter has been loving getting acquainted with these friends all over again.
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.