Onscreen Adventures: Top Ten Christian Films

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I grew up watching McGee and Me, Donut Man, Last Chance Detectives, and The Buttercream Gang, all of which were strongly Christian. It was hard as I got older to discover that they weren't making Christian films of that same quality for adult Christians, at least not that I could find. I tried to find them but after poorly made movie after gag-y movie, I gave up. Until one day I started to give them another chance when I started hearing some friends rave about a couple. Here are my favorite Christian films.



1. Matthew

2. Beyond the Mask

3. Mom’s Night Out

4. Polycarp


5. Pendragon: Sword of His Father

6. Sight and Sound Theater Joseph

7. The Encounter: Paradise Lost

8. Sight and Sound Theater Ruth

9. Island of Grace


10. Overcome
Overcome - DVD


In the next month, I will be sharing reviews and other fun bits about my favorite Christian films so stay tuned!

How many of these have you watched? What are your top ten Christian films?

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9 comments

  1. Hey Sarah! I've watched Matthew, Mom's Night Out, and The Encounter. And I wouldn't say that any of them are favorites. My top ten list of Christian films is as follows (in no particular order):
    1. Molder of Dreams (live speaker – beginning is re-enacted – recommended for teachers)
    2. Behind the Sun (movie)
    3. Amish: A Secret Life (documentary)
    4. Gifted Hands (movie – based on true story)
    5. Amish Grace (movie – based on true story)
    6. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (documentary)
    7. Ruby Bridges (movie – based on true story)
    8. What If… (movie)
    9. IndoctriNation (documentary)
    10. Facing the Giants (movie)
    Have you seen any of them?

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    1. Sarah,

      I have seen Expelled, and Facing the Giants (loved both of them). Amazing Grace probably would have made my list if I had been thinking straight.

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  2. Beyond the Mask was AMAZING!!!! Such a good movie! <3 I love how during the end credits they told some about the true stories the movie was based off. So cool! :D Also, Mom's Night Out was hilarious.

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    1. Wasn't it though? It was so awesome and well done.

      Mom's night out was funny, and also had a powerful message.

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  3. I've only seen two of these, Matthew and Pendragon. I need to see the rest! Especially Beyond the Mask, Mom's Night Out, and Polycarp!
    Hmm ... my top ten might look something like this (not necessarily in order):
    1. God's Not Dead
    2. Amazing Grace
    3. A Man Called Peter
    4. Pendragon
    5. Courageous
    6. Fireproof
    7. Facing the Giants
    8. Time Changer
    9. Pilgrim's Progress (can't remember the actor, but I thought it was very good! Any dramatization of Pilgrim's Progress would be good)
    10. I withhold on number 10 because there are other good ones out there that I can't think of at the moment!!

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  4. Donut Man and McGee and me were staples of my childhood, along with Veggietales and Storykeepers. Last Chance Detectives were another favourite once we got a bit older. Still could watch them all today.

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