Monday, April 18, 2022

List of Christian Movies and TV Featuring Adults

2 to Tangle (Movie) - a young woman sticks to her convictions about not moving forward in her relationship with a non-Christian man. Little does she know what God has planned...


7th Street Theater (TV series) - a group of Christian actors puts on a weekly community play. See the real-life issues they deal with throughout the week.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie) - be inspired to put each person first by the ministry of "Mister" Fred Rogers.

Alison's Choice (Movie) - The Holy Spirit (played by Bruce Marchiano) tries to convince Alison not to abort her daughter. This movie really shows the Lord's heart for all His children.

Best Friends Recycled (Movie) - There can be love after the loss of a first spouse... but do it God's way.

The Chosen (TV series - watch free or purchase) - An excellent fictional series based on the lives of people Jesus interacted with. When you see Jesus, you know it's Him, even if He never did or said what's written in the script. It matches the heart of our Jesus perfectly!


Courageous Love (Movie) - a young businessman makes some hard choices in this Christian romance movie

Christmas Grace (Movie) - Two toy-store owners compete for business. One is a Christian; the other is not. How will they affect one another?


Dilly Loves Kitty (Movie) - a man searches for his crush who moved away in second grade, but she is not as he remembers. What will he learn about love?


For the Glory (Movie) - Based on a true story, what made college athlete Kurt Kuykendall give his life to Jesus?


The Encounter (Movie) - 5 people in a diner with Jesus 


The Encounter: Paradise Lost (Movie) - Jesus powerfully appears to a suicidal man, a woman who has given up on her faith, a revenge-bent DEA agent, two drug dealers, and an addicted prostitute - all at the same time!


Fat Chance (Movie) - The true story of how one woman learned to accept herself as a child of God who deserves love and respect just as much as anyone else. This movie is very well made, and though it deals with a serious issue, it's also quite entertaining. 

The 5th Quarter (Movie, Bible Study) - The inspiring true story of family, faith, and football

(Movie) - What would you do to save your marriage?

 Flywheel (Movie, Bible Study) - A used car salesman discovers what's missing in his life

The Gathering (Movie) - The Lord gives visions in a series of final warnings that He's about to return.


Heaven's Heroes (Movie) - A Christian police officer is shot in the line of duty.

It's a Life Worth Living (Movie) - A young's life falls apart when his wife catches him doing heroin.


Joshua (Movie, Bible Study) - What if Jesus came to Earth today?

Love Covers All (Movie) Michael just wants to get home in time for the birth of his first child...


A Man Called Jon (Movie) - Pastor Jon is a bit charismatic and needs to find a church where he will fit in. 


Miracle of the Cards (Movie) - An investigative journalist (Kirk Cameron) listens to the story of how a little boy was cured of cancer. Was it a miracle?


Mountain Top (Movie) - What happens when "Papa" God sends a simple, elderly man prophetic dreams? Who wants to silence old Sam? And can the pastor help him unravel it all?


Old Rugged Cross (Movie) - A new pastor is opening the old church, and the popular "preacher" in town isn't happy.


The Open Door (Movie) - What happens when Sam, a man with special needs, comes to live with his sister? How will Sam's presence affect his neighbors and new church?


The Paradise Trail (Movie) - two Old West outlaws take a preacher and his family hostage...

The Perfect Stranger (Movie) and Another Perfect Stranger (Movie) - What if you could have a face-to-face conversation with Jesus? What would you talk about? What doubts could He help you alleviate? That's the premise of these movies. I will say that they're more something you would watch as a Bible study or apologetics lecture rather than light entertainment.

Reading Kate (Movie) - A man gets a call from his ex-wife and agrees to go visit her. It took an hour to get to the Christian theme of the drama, but then it all came together very nicely. 


Selfie Dad (Movie) - This comedy shows a man trying to relaunch his failed career as a comic, but he finds a lot more than that. 

Silver Twins (Movie) - A real-life drama about two Jewish boys re-thinking their faith... and having to tell their parents what they decide. 

A Thief in the Night (Movie series) - the original "left behind" series. Whatever your view of the End Times, these movies are well worth watching! And yes, they're dated - made in the '70s - but again, well worth watching. There are four movies: A Thief in the Night, A Distant Thunder, Image of the Beast, and A Prodigal Planet.


Unexpected Places (Movie) - A mother tries to help her two adult sons know the Lord. Her intentions are good, but what about her tactics?

Unidentified (Movie) - What are UFOs? Are there aliens? I don't agree 100% with the conclusion this movie presents, but it's not entirely wrong either. See for yourself. 


Vindication (TV series) - A police detective investigates a variety of crimes while trying to repair his relationship with his daughter. This is a very well-done Christian crime drama that deals with serious issues and portrays Christians realistically.

The War Within (Movie) - This is a fantastic and very artistic movie. It depicts a man struggling with his faith after a tragic loss. What does it mean for his mind, heart, will, emotions, and conscience to all be transformed by Christ?


Waterproof (Movie, Bible Study) - Eli Zeal (Burt Reynolds) is shot in a robbery by a misguided 11-year-old. Panicking, the boy's mother Tyree (Grace) kidnaps Zeal and takes him and her son to her home town of Waterproof, Louisiana and a family she hasn't seen in years. Zeal and Tyree's worlds are turned upside down as wounds both new and old are given a chance to heal.

Not Recommended Christian Movies and TV

The following movies don't have anything morally wrong with them; they're just not very high-quality entertainment, so I wouldn't recommend spending time watching them.

Early Warning (Movie) - A one-world government is coming that you can't stop... This movie had a lot of action, just not a lot of substance.

The God Question (Movie) - Could a supercomputer compile all human data on religion and philosophy and determine if there's conclusive evidence for the existence of God? This sounds like an intriguing premise for a movie, and it's a decent-enough film, except for the disappointing ending. The ending isn't theologically wrong or anti-Christian; it just makes the movie not worth watching.


The List (Movie) - A young man finds himself the victim of a secret organization dating back to the Civil War. I'm on the edge with this one. The plot is interesting enough, but the movie is a bit slow in the beginning. I'm also not sure how I feel about how it portrays demonic powers. It seems like it takes its cue more from horror movie themes than realistic spiritual warfare. I'm saying Not Recommended because I wouldn't choose to watch it again. One takeaway from the movie, however, is the line, "Both God's children and His enemies underestimate the power of prayer."


Me & You, Us, Forever (Movie) - When a Christian man's wife leaves him, he starts thinking about his old girlfriend and goes to see her despite the fact that she's happily married. This is an entertaining movie that didn't add anything to my life.


Steps of Faith (Movie) - A young woman feels called to work with children on a horse ranch. The problem is she doesn't do well with horses or children. This is a decent movie. The problem is none of the Christian characters portray a good example of Christianity. It feels like someone who's not a Christian tried to write a movie about Christians.

Time Changer (Movie) - A Bible professor from 1890 visits present-day America. It sounds like an interesting premise, but I didn't find the movie to be very entertaining. All it is seeing the shock on the professor's face every time he witnesses a new sin. It does point out how sinful our culture is though, so if you need a wake-up call, or want to use it as a discussion starter, it would certainly serve the purpose.


NOT Recommended "Christian" Movies and TV

I hate to bash a movie or TV show someone's making for God's glory, but the following fall short of what I would consider to be Christian. Keep in mind that I'm not reviewing non-Christian or even Christian-friendly (is there such a thing?) entertainment. These are media offerings that have called themselves Christian.

Adams Testament (Movie) - A cop father tries to turn his rebellious son back to the truth. Angels and demons assist and interfere. Sounds like a good, redemptive story, right? Unfortunately, the script-writing and acting were so bad, and the swear words so rampant (three in the first ten minutes), that I stopped watching. 


The Cross and the Switchblade (Movie) - David Wilkerson evangelizes the gangs of New York City. This is based on the true story on how the ministry Teen Challenge began. It's a great story of courage and conversion. What I don't need is the swearing and on-screen drug use. I would understand the story perfectly well without the "realism."

Daily Bread (TV series) - A cast of characters learn to survive when a solar flare makes all electronics non-operational. I wanted to like this show, but after 4 episodes, I saw very little Christian content, and the two Christian characters that are in the show are not very good examples. They're starting a relationship before realizing they're both Christian, and the man, who was studying to be a pastor, says his chosen profession is useless after the solar flare. When would it be more useful?!  




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