Since the first list was so popular, why not show you five more good Christian films? HERE is that original list.
Christian films tend to be looked upon negatively and for good reason. While most people know about Passion of the Christ, Soul Surfer, and Fireproof, there are also many more good ones that people miss. A multitude of Christian films have hit the movie theaters last year ranging from terrible (Noah), to preaching to the choir (God’s Not Dead), to wow, that was really well done (Heaven is for Real).
This is simply a list of five films that I enjoy and can suggest viewing without having to cringe at terrible acting, weird dialogue, or shoving the Bible down your throat throughout the whole film. The list is alphabetical because they are all great movies and each of them deserves to be watched at least once.
Monumental: In Search of America’s Treasure (2012)
I typically find Kirk Cameron-made movies to be… um… bad. However, he has one exception. Monumental is that exception. This movie is essentially a documentary that has Kirk Cameron trekking all over the country in search for what made America so great to begin with. It has a lot of interesting facts and plenty of interviews along with unique locations here in America I was unaware of. All in all this is a good documentary that you should be able to pick up at your local Christian bookstore or on Amazon for under ten bucks.
Mom’s Night Out (2014)
I had no idea this was even going to be an okay film, let alone a humorous one. The plot is that Allyson has been really stressed out lately with the kids to the point where she is ready to crack. So, obviously, she ends up having a “mom’s night out” with some of her friends. While nothing completely unexpected happens, I did find myself laughing more than I should for a man in his mid 20’s. While I would make this recommendation for women, it can be enjoyed by the rest of the family as well.
October Baby (2011)
Warning! This film may make you cry! I mean, I didn’t cry. I was too busy flexing in the mirror to do such a thing. But uh… those who are more in touch with their emotions may cry. The story follows Hannah who is on the search for her birth mom. As it turns out she is a failed abortion and finds this very hard to come to terms with. Not only do I like this film, but the people on Rotten Tomatoes do too, coming in at 82 percent.
The Lost Medallion (2013)
I want to clarify right off the bat that this is a kids film. It is an action-adventure film that reeks of Indiana Jones for kids. It starts off with Daniel Anderson (played by Alex Kendrick) coming to a foster home to donate toys. While he is there he ends up telling the children a story that is all about God’s love in the end. As I said before, this is a kids film through and through. However, it is an enjoyable one.
The Song (2014)
I have to contain my love for this film… Who am I kidding? It was so good that halfway through I ordered it on Amazon. The story is based on The Song of Solomon and has the lead character find himself living in his dad’s shadow. Jed (Alan Powell of Anthem Lights) meets the woman of his dreams and finally writes a song that launches him to stardom. All is well until a new, attractive female shows up and plays as the opening band for Jed. You may see where this is going and let me tell you, it is an emotional ride. Jed is awesome and I felt for him the entire time. Add on an amazing soundtrack and you have one incredible film.
What are some good Christian films, that are hidden gems, that I failed to mention?
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