From “The Chosen One” to “The Chronicles of Narnia,” there are many movies and TV shows with Christian themes.
What could be considered a show or movie with Christian themes? It’s a broad category. For the purposes of this article, any film that is Christian symbolic, features prominent Christian figures, or tells a story about the origins of Christianity is eligible.
However, there are dozens of shows and movies that fall into this category. This list discusses 12 of them and provides information about the plot and rating of the show or movie.
Without further ado, here’s a look at 12 Christian movies and TV shows you might consider watching.
What is it about: Greg Lowery (Joel Courtney) meets hippie preacher Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Romey) and pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer) in Southern California. The film is based on the true story of the Jesus movement and includes stories of young men who convert to Christianity after encountering Frisbee and Smith.
What is it about: Angel Original “The Chosen” is a series about the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus (Jonathan Romey). It is a historical drama that tells stories from the New Testament. Miracles such as Jesus walking on water are included in the series.
“miracles from heaven”
What is it about: Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers) falls ill and undergoes serious treatment. She falls out of a tree and is unharmed from the fall, much to the surprise of her parents Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) and Kevin Beam (Martin Henderson). Then her illness stops affecting her and her parents believe it is a miracle story.
‘Facing the Giants’
What is it about: The Shiloh Christian Academy Eagles held their losing streak for several years. Head coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick) is down on his bad luck and looking for a fix for the team’s losing streak. Taylor and the team thankfully start out on the court and everything changes.
“Unbroken: The Path to Redemption”
What is it about: Former Olympian and World War II soldier Louis Zamperini (Samuel Hunt) is a prisoner of war. He comes home with PTSD and his life becomes difficult until he meets Billy Graham. Zamperini develops faith in Jesus.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
What is it about: Four children (Alexander Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley and William Moseley) move out of their home and into a mysterious mansion. Through the wardrobe, they enter the world of Narnia and meet the lion Aslan (Liam Neeson). The film is considered a Christian allegory.
Paul: Apostle of Christ
What is it about: Paul (James Faulkner) used to persecute Christians, but then turned to faith in himself on the road to Damascus. This biographical film deals with Paul’s upbringing, conversion, and subsequent missionary missions and imprisonment.
“Most reluctant to convert”
What is it about: When C.S. Lewis converted to Christianity due to the influence of friends such as JRR Tolkien, he referred to himself as “the most reluctant convert”. This film is a biopic of Lewis, and deals with key moments in his life, including his relationship with Floria Lewis (Amy Alexander) and Tolkien (Tom Glenister).
evaluation: Not classified in the United States. Here’s a link to the parent’s guide Parent reviews.
What is it about: A group of teenage Latter-day Saints go on a wheelbarrow ride. It is a comedy full of bickering and pranks as well as some spiritual experiences that the characters go through during the journey.
“The Case for Christ”
What is it about: Investigative reporter Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) is working crime-fighting for the Chicago Tribune when his wife, Leslie Strobel (Erika Christensen), starts attending a Christian church. Lee Strobel decides to write about the historical evidence for Jesus’ resurrection with the intent of disproving it. Then it is subject to conversion.
‘little house on the prairie’
What is it about: This series is an American Western historical drama that revolves around the Ingalls family who live in Minnesota. The show revolves around their daily lives and Faith plays a major role in the show. It stars Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls and Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls.
‘touched by an angel’
What is it about: When people on earth encounter difficulties, some angels are sent to help them. It’s a nine-season series with angel Monica (Roma Downey), superintendent archangel Tess (Della Reese), angel of death Andrew (John Day), and angel Gloria (Valerie Bertinelli) as recurring characters.