The Christian belief is certainly not something to be taken lightly, and movie producers know this very well. The Creator of the Universe left humanity very strict rules, and that’s the scenario that the movies from our list are presenting in the best way they can.
Our list is pretty subjective, however, and we would like to know about your own favorite Christian movies. Whether you’re a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or atheist, there’s no way you cannot have your heart touched by the beauty of Jesus Christ’s teachings that are unfolded within these movies:
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
A young believer by the name of Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) goes to the battlefield for serving as a medic during the Second World War in the Battle of Okinawa. He was urged to learn how to maneuver a rifle, but that was severely offending his Christian beliefs. He wanted to save lives, not take them like it usually happens in war. Having to face the extremely hostile attitude of many from the army, Doss was convinced that he has no other option but to obey one of the most important commandments of The Lord Jesus Christ: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. ” (John 13: 34)
Hacksaw Ridge is based on a true story, and the IMDb description says:
The true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss’s trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge.
Hacksaw Ridge was directed by Mel Gibson, and it has an 8.1 rating on IMDb.
God’s Not Dead (2014)
An arrogant and college philosophy professor is devoted to his atheism and wants to inflict the same conviction to his students. But little did he know that he had a strong Christian who was ready to defend his faith and get involved in both scientific and religious debate. Will the arrogant professor be willing to accept the Truth in the end?
The IMDb description says:
Freshman university student Josh Wheaton attends a philosophy class, where Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement staying “God is dead” and never existed. When Josh refuses because of his own beliefs, the professor challenges him to defend his position, which leads to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury.
Director: Harold Cronk
God’s Not Dead 2 (2016)
We’re all living times when the majority of the world doesn’t want rules anymore. People want to deceive themselves by saying that they’re owners of their own lives, and therefore they can do anything they please. But has anybody ever done anything to earn his own existence? In God’s Not Dead 2, one high school teacher has to deal with the hatred of those who don’t like to hear in schools about The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is willing to defend her claim and faith by any means.
Director: Harold Cronk
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
This movie presents the life of Jesus Christ as told by the Gospels, covering both the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. It’s a must-see for any Christian who wants to see a visual representation of probably the most important events in the history of mankind.
These are our top picks, and surely there are many other Christian movies that deserve attention. But all the movies in the world would still not be enough to express the unfathomable beauty and loveliness of the Christian faith!