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Faith-Based Christian Movies from the Contemporary Era

Deepak K. Singh "DKS"
The list author says: "The list below recommends some faith-based, inspirational Christian movies from the contemporary period. These movies, many of them based on true life story, project spiritual insights and gospel themes that touch your heart and stir your soul and are worth seeing for every christian. I hope you will not only find the movies faith boosting and helpful for your Christian growth but also useful in sharing your faith with other people. To see my recommended list of Christian movies ranging from the period of Biblical Era to Reformation, please check out my other Listmania List available on Amazon by the name “Faith-Based Christian Movies from the Biblical Era to Reformation”.

(PS: I have published three separate Listmania Lists on Amazon recommending some faith boosting Christian Documentaries called "Faith-Building Christian Documentaries on DVD (Part-I)", "Faith-Building Christian Documentaries on DVD (Part-II)" and "Faith-Building Christian Documentaries on DVD (Part-III)" respectively, which you may also find helpful.)"
Flywheel (Director's Cut)
Flywheel (Director's Cut)
"Shrewd salesman Jay Austin sells used cars to people in worst ways. But as he restores a classic auto, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him. Join him in his unforgettable quest as he grapples every day with his commitment to honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life! An awesome movie on how your life is restored when Jesus enters into your life."
A Man Called Peter
A Man Called Peter
"It is a wonderful biodrama of Peter Marshall, the Scottish immigrant who entered the clergy and went on to become U.S. Senate Chaplain. A compelling speaker, Marshall inspires young people to renew their interest in the church and his ministries prosper. Eventually, he becomes pastor of the prestigious Church of the Presidents in Washington and then serves as spiritual guide for the Senate."
The Second Chance
The Second Chance
"Ethan Jenkins is a musician-turned-pastor of a white church in the well-to-do suburbs. But when circumstances force him to work with Pastor Jake Sanders of a black church in the inner-city projects, his professed beliefs are tested. This film tells how these two overcome their prejudices & find common ground. It is about being willing to step outside your comfort zone & serve where you are called."
The Gospel (Special Edition)
The Gospel (Special Edition)
"It is the story of David who turns his back on God & his father's church when tragedy strikes and becomes a successful R&B singer. But when he returns after learning that his father is ill, he becomes disturbed by grasping, self-serving issues plaguing the church. Now David must find a way to save the church as well as his own soul. This movie powerfully explores the inner-workings of a church."
Welcome to Paradise
Welcome to Paradise
"This is an inspirational story of a preacher, Debbie who is sent from a big city church to Paradise, a small, rural community in desperate need of direction. She begins building a new vision for her congregation that embraces even poor & outcast. When Paradise Church is accidentally burnt down, the members rally around Debbie to realize that a Church is defined by its community, not by building."
Billy Graham Presents: The Climb
Billy Graham Presents: The Climb
"An action-filled adventure drama with conservative Christian overtones, The Climb tells the story of Derrick Williams and Michael Harris, two professional mountain climbers constantly at each other's throats. One is a born again Christian, the other is not. The men push their lives to the edge and test one another's endurance when they decide to scale one of the highest peaks in the Chilean Andes."
The Perfect Stranger
The Perfect Stranger
"Nikki Cominsky is a successful attorney troubled by the fact that her life isn't perfect. One day, a mysterious invitation shows up on her desk that reads, "You are invited to Dinner with Jesus of Nazareth." Thinking it's a prank, she shows up only to confront the most unforgettable man she would ever meet in her life. A Brilliant movie! Also watch its worthy sequel ‘Another Perfect Stranger’."
Joshua
Joshua
"Did you ever wonder just what would happen if Jesus showed up in your town? Based on the best-selling novel by Joseph Girzone, this movie is an inspirational story about a stranger named Joshua whose mysterious "supernatural" powers inspire a small sleepy town. It's a wonderful, uplifting story & reminder of how real Jesus can be to those who believe."
Entertaining Angels
Entertaining Angels
"The film, based on true life story of Dorothy Day, shows the power of the Gospel to change lives. After leading a less than virtuous life as a young boheme in 1930's New York, Dorothy Day (Moira Kelly) yearns for a deeper meaning in life & discovers God. She then establishes the Catholic Worker movement & commits herself to a lifetime of peacemaking, battling for justice & service to the poor."
The Keys of the Kingdom
The Keys of the Kingdom
"A young priest, Father Chisholm (Gregory Peck) is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the Chinese. He encounters hostility, isolation, disease, poverty & other set backs but over a span of many years he gains acceptance among the Chinese through his perseverance. It is the inspiring moving story of one man's effort to serve God without any thought of personal gain or earthly reward."
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
"Based on true story, it is a sweeping, stirring movie about Gladys Aylward, a British domestic who travels to China shortly before World War II despite being rejected as a potential missionary, to help a missionary care for the locals and convert them to Christianity. She eventually falls in love with an army officer and courageously leads a group of children to safety during a Japanese invasion."
The Song of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette
"This movie is a recounting of the life of peasant girl Bernadette who saw a vision of a 'Virgin Mary' near her home town of Lourdes in 1858 & found herself at the center of a worldwide controversy. It explores her trials & tribulations from her adolescence to the derision her visions bring upon her & at last to her affliction with bone-marrow cancer. A remarkable story of hope, courage and faith."
Though None Go with Me
Though None Go with Me
"Based on the acclaimed book by Jerry Jenkins, this heartwarming & inspirational story tells the life story of Elizabeth Leroy Bishop, a dedicated Christian who devotes herself to serving God. Spanning 50 years, the film highlights the unwavering faith of Elizabeth, who endures heartbreaking loss and tragedy while on her spiritual journey, ultimately learning that her piety has transformed others."
End of the Spear
End of the Spear
"When five young missionaries are brutally speared to death for the Gospel by the Waodani, a Ecuadorian tribe, in 1956, a series of miraculous events unfolds that changes the lives of the slain men's families and the tribe they were attempting to befriend. Based on a true story, End Of The Spear is a moving and powerful tale of love, sacrifice, forgiveness, courage and redemption."
Beyond the Next Mountain
Beyond the Next Mountain
"In this true-life missionary thriller, a single copy of the Gospel of John finds its way to one of the most violent tribes in India, transforming its leaders from headhunters into heart-hunters totally committed to God. It is the story of one man's pilgrimage to bring the Scriptures to his own tribe, an unforgettable saga of his dedication to a vision and of the Lord's direction in his life."
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
"Olivia Hussey delivers a remarkable, warm-hearted portrayal of Mother Teresa, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love & salvation to the poorest. The story avoids the saccharine while taking a much-needed look at the genuine faith & love for humanity that motivated her. The small miracles & humble triumphs of Mother Teresa will inspire you. One of the most spiritually uplifting films!"
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
"It presents the soul stirring true story of Father Damien, a Belgian priest who dedicated his life to the care and spiritual guidance of lepers of the doomed Hawaiian leper colony exiled to Molokai during the late 1800s. Even when he got sick himself, his energy did not abate & he carried on working for the well-being of his fellow lepers till the end of his life. A terrific & heartrending movie!"
Billy Graham Presents: The Hiding Place
Billy Graham Presents: The Hiding Place
"In wartime Holland, the Ten Boom family quietly sheltered Jews in their small house until Nazis discovered the ‘hiding place’. This is a remarkable true story of how Corrie Boom, a Holocaust survivor & her sister Betsie endured the death camp while hoping that God alone is the true hiding place. It is the moving story of a family that fought the Nazi madness with the only weapon they had – Love."
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Mission (Two-Disc Special Edition)
"A visually stunning, powerful epic, the movie recounts the true story of two men--a man of the sword, Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro) and a man of the cloth, Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons)-both Jesuit missionaries, who defied the colonial forces of mighty Spain and Portugal to save an Indian tribe, Guarani Indians, from slavery in mid-18th-century South America and ultimately, their mission."
Black Robe
Black Robe
"The movie is the compelling saga of Father LaForgue, a 17th-century Jesuit Priest, who is sent on a dangerous expedition to convert the Huron Indians in the rugged Canadian wilderness. Along the way, his faith & courage are tested; he is captured and tortured by the Iroquois; and he learns to understand the true nature of the people he came to convert. An amazing and enthralling adventure film!"
The Cross and the Switchblade
The Cross and the Switchblade
"Based on a true story, David, a small-town preacher, encounters a gang led by Nicky Cruz in the crime-ridden neighborhood of New York. Once there he tries to turn the disillusioned youth away from drugs & violence. Ultimately, Nicky would go on to become an ordained minister. One of the most compelling stories of love, grace & the truth that no one is ever so far gone that he can’t find a way out."
The Eastern Bride
The Eastern Bride
"Globe-trotting businessman Pete de Jaeger travels the world on business, oblivious to religious conflicts in the regions he visits. But during a trip to the Middle East, he finds himself embroiled in a family crisis that opens his eyes to the persecution Christians face in the Middle East & China. Shaken by his new knowledge, Pete begins helping his fellow believers. Eye-opening and inspirational!"
Bamboo In Winter
Bamboo In Winter
"A young Chinese girl, just back from the university, begins seeking the Lord when a preacher brings the Bible's life-changing message to her village. But in an atheistic communist society, the consequences of such a decision can be devastating. Based on actual events now happening to the suffering house church in China, this thrilling 58-minute drama shows the cost of following Christ is life."
China Cry
China Cry
"The movie is the true story of Nora “Lamb", who escaped from Communist China to Hong Kong some thirty years ago and now lives in the United States. Her childhood faith became real as she suffered under Communist persecution. She refused to deny Christ even while enduring physical abuse late in her pregnancy. A heroic and gripping account of one woman's courage, determination and faith in God."
Home Beyond the Sun
Home Beyond the Sun
"It is the story of Jenna, an American teacher & Chu Lee, an 8-year old Chinese orphan. Together with the help of the Lord, they overcome the adversity of prejudice, persecution & political oppression to find solace & protection in the bosom of a Christian family. This extraordinarily moving film is a celebration of the human spirit while exploring the social & political realities of China today."
The Last Sin Eater
The Last Sin Eater
"In a land where a mysterious man ‘Sin Eater’ is chosen by community to absolve sins of their dead, 10-year-old Cadi being consumed with guilt over her little sister's death, is searching for him. But in her quest for redemption, Cadi uncovers a secret that threatens to divide her community. Ultimately, she shows them the truth in Jesus that only Christ provides for the absolution of sin."
Facing the Giants
Facing the Giants
"It is the heart-warming story of a downtrodden Christian high school football coach who turns to God when everything seems to be going against him. Trusting God to do the impossible, Coach Grant Taylor & his Shiloh Christian Eagles soon discover how faith plays out on the field … and off. A powerful, inspirational Christian movie with the message - Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith!"
It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
"In this sentimental favorite by Frank Capra, small-town banker George Bailey (James Stewart) contemplates ending his life as it teeters on the edge of financial ruin. But he finds a reason to live when his guardian angel Clarence shows him what the world would be like if he'd never been born before convincing him that he had a "Wonderful Life". A timeless Christmas classic every family should see."
The Walk
The Walk
"The Walk, a contemporary urban Christian movie, chronicles the life of a young African-American woman, Sydney who struggles with numerous conflict-filled relationships. With a faithful youth minister as her guide, she embarks on a harrowing personal journey fraught with shrouded truths, as she seeks to embrace inner peace and Jesus Christ as her savior. A must see for teenagers & young adults."
Conversations With God
Conversations With God
"In 1990, Neale D. Walsch experienced a car accident resulting in a broken neck, which propelled him into a downward spiral of job loss, poverty & homelessness. Full of anger & bitterness, Neale asks God a pile of demanding questions. Much to his disbelief, Neale receives his answers! This uplifting film tells the true story of a man that has inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide."
Time Changer
Time Changer
"This Christian sci-fi, set in 1890, tells of a Bible Prof.Russell Carlisle who has written a book -The Changing Times. However, his colleague Dr. Norris opposes it saying that it will have a negative influence on future generations. Using a time machine, he sends Carlisle into future offering him a glimpse of where his writing will lead. Delivers a timely message must for every Christian!"
Unidentified
Unidentified
"Two enterprising young reporters from a magazine are sent to Texas to investigate a rash of UFO sightings. Their investigation reveals a supernatural element that forces a wedge between the two reporters. As they pursue their separate and conflicting theories, their lives begin to change. In the end, they uncover an answer they didn’t anticipate. A decent Christian movie about UFO phenomenon."
Second Glance
Second Glance
"This is one of the most encouraging films that any Christian could watch. High school senior Dan Burgess does not think he's impacting anyone for the Lord. He thinks he's missing out on all the fun and Christian life has too many restrictions on him. So one day, he wishes he'd never become a Christian. He gets his wish and then sees things from a very different perspective. Highly inspirational!"
Behind the Sun
Behind the Sun
"It follows the story of Samir, a young man born and raised a Muslim in the middle east, who comes to the U.S. for studies and encounters someone he never expected: Jesus Christ. Soon he'll return to the Middle East with a prestigious university degree and an unthinkable secret: he has become a Christian. What follows then is trouble and persecution for him. A Must See for every Christian."
The Appointment
The Appointment
"This story features a newspaper woman who is writing anti-God editorials. One day a mysterious visitor comes to her office with a message from the Lord. He tells her that on September 19th at 6:05pm she is going to die. Is this a hoax? Or the truth? She has eight days left...and the suspense begins. This 39 minutes evangelistic film gives a powerful presentation of the gospel!"
End of the Harvest
End of the Harvest
"In this hard hitting inspiring prophecy drama, a college student discovers the shocking truth that 6 days of creation could be a picture of how the course of life on earth would run leading up to the return of Christ & today could be the final day of that picture. This film features a compelling gospel presentation & the answers to eternal life. A powerful evangelistic film with a surprise ending!"
The Moment After - DVD
The Moment After - DVD
"In the twinkling of an eye, a mass disappearance has occurred. As the FBI is called search for the truth, a government conspiracy is uncovered. With a clear presentation of the Gospel integral to the award winning film's message, this exciting and challenging movie is an excellent witnessing tool which belongs in every believer's library. Its exciting sequel also out."
Left Behind: The Collection (Left Behind / Left Behind II: Tribulation Force / Left Behind: World at War)
Left Behind: The Collection (Left Behind / Left Behind II: Tribulation Force / Left Behind: World at War)
"Regarded as the best end-time movie series, this collection boasts of all the three movies in the Left Behind trilogy namely, Left Behind, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force and Left Behind: World at War. Highly recommended!"
Revelation
Revelation
"In this electrifying sequel to 'Apocalypse-Caught in the Eye of the Storm', the Antichrist has come to power and Government officials are distributing virtual reality headsets to everyone on Earth to wear it on a special day. The movie depicts the rise and power of the Antichrist as Christians try to survive during his rule. The best movie in the Apocalypse series."
Six: The Mark Unleashed
Six: The Mark Unleashed
"This award-winning movie is about the last days before Armageddon when a brutal dictator rules Earth. Using high-tech surveillance from satellites through a sophisticated chip implant, the Community Police Force infiltrates every facet of human existence, tracing each physical and digital footprint left behind. The movie shows the life-transforming power of the Gospel with deeply moving reality."