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Try These Top Christian Movies for Your Church Movie Night

Need a good Christian movie to show at your next church movie night? This list has 10 of our favorites -- which one will you choose?


Are you ready to host a church Christian movie night? Grab some popcorn, a projector, and a great film. Here are 10 of our top Christian movies your church and community are sure to enjoy:

Paul, Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell.

Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived “floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure” yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds.

Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.

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Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. In the wake of the life-changing shark attack that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty fortitude and steadfast faith spur her toward an adventurous comeback that turns her loss into a gift for others.

This is a perfect movie to inspire viewers of all ages and to open conversations about the power of faith, hope, and God’s love. Watching Soul Surfer is a creative way to help families in your church learn to support one another, persevere during adversity, and embrace God’s plan for their lives.

Soul Surfer features an all-star cast including AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood in her film debut, and Dennis Quaid.

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Miracles from Heaven

Based on a true story, Miracles From Heaven depicts the Beam family as they encounter God’s unfailing love and constant presence during an incredible journey from hardship to healing.

When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughters healing as she searches for a solution.

After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored, and their community inspired.

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God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

A deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Pastor Dave. Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to kick the congregation off campus. The escalating controversy creates a dilemma for the small church. Can Christians fight for their rights and be the light for Christ at the same time?

Facing a court case and his own struggle to see Christ’s light in heartbreak, Dave asks for help from Pearce, his estranged brother. The family reunion opens old wounds, as the brothers wrestle with the questions that pulled them apart years ago:

A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope.

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The Grace Card

The Grace Card is a compelling story that shows everything can change in an instant … and take a lifetime to unravel. The movie’s powerful message reminds us that each day, we have the opportunity to rebuild relationships and heal deep wounds by extending and receiving God’s grace.

Utilize this Christian movie with the matching church kit and small group materials to help your church and community witness–and experience–the power of forgiveness!

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I Can Only Imagine

Bart Millard’s inspiring real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song “I Can Only Imagine” will encourage your church community in a whole new way. It is a gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, beautifully illustrating that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

The song may have been written in mere minutes, but the inspiration behind lyrics took developed over a lifetime.

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I’m Not Ashamed

The Columbine Massacre of April 20, 1999 completely redefined America’s view of the lives of high school students. Drawn straight from Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott’s words and journal entries, through the insight of her mother, Beth Nimmo, I’m Not Ashamed is the true story of a high school student whose compassionate, caring faith caused her to reach out to fellow students including her killers who made her a target of their murderous plan.

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Inspired by true events, “Priceless” is a powerful drama/thriller about James Stevens who was, at one time, a good man with a great life.

After the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his little girl, James is at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a shady, one-time trip cross country for cash — no questions asked. When James discovers what he is delivering is actually who, he is compelled to save two beautiful and frightened sisters who are unaware of the danger that awaits them.

Can love, strength, and faith redefine his past and change the course of his future? This unlikely hero risks it all to save these women, confront the forces that oppose him, and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live.

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The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ is the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist—and avowed atheist—who set out to use his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife, with unexpected, life-altering results.

Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.

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Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

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Share God’s Love Through Good Christian Movies

Movies give you the unique ability to connect with audiences from every age group, culture, and background. Engage your church and your community in a whole new way with the best Christian movies from Outreach!

All Outreach films include the annual site-licenses required by law, allowing you to show the movie multiple times during the year to different ministries or audiences in your building.

Some of these top Christian movies also have coordinated sermon series, small group studies, and invitation tools so you can create a church-wide campaign around the movie’s themes.

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