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10 Christian Films Your Family Can Enjoy on Netflix

UPDATED: 2/23/2019

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!

Christian Films on Netflix

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. 

Inspirational Movies

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

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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.

What are some of your favorite faith filled shows on Netflix?

15 Comments

  1. Laura on July 8, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for the great list! I look forward to bookmarking these for colder days when we want a heart-warming film based on what’s most important.

  2. Brandi on September 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Call the Midwife
    and
    Anne with an E

  3. Sue on February 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Why can’t Christian TV and Movies by a listed Category on TV Channels and Roku Streaming Channels? Why has it been made so hard to find Christian content?

    • Betsy on February 18, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      That would be really helpful wouldn’t it! You can subscribe to Pureflix through Roku and it’s all Christian content.

      • Kathy on April 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

        We need more christian movies. Please show them…

        • Betsy on April 27, 2018 at 11:03 am

          I’ll get right on that!

  4. Robert on May 1, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Nice list. Hoovey appeals to me. Two good ones (Amazon Prime), Priceless and The Shack. The former is an interesting style film that’s more of a Christian thriller. The ladder, is an extremely touching story that delves into deep (adult) issues in a beautiful way.

    • Betsy on May 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thanks for the extra recommendations! I’ll have to check them out!

  5. Esther on June 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you.

  6. Tols on June 16, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Hand of God (Amazon Prime)

    • Betsy on June 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks! I’ll check that one out!

  7. Documentaries on Christianity on July 25, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Good post! Thanks for sharing this post.

  8. Ann Colton on September 23, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    The Case for Christ is also an excellent movie. We definitely need more Christian movies to share with our children and grandchildren. No need to wait for a cold snowy day. Our world needs more love and caring themes to show our families. Lead by example.

  9. Maria on June 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    A good movie too is the case of Christ it’s on Netflix is a book written for Lee Strobel, every family have to watch!!!

    • Betsy on June 23, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      I love that one too! So powerful!

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