Like many of us, I’ll be spending the foreseeable future home with a lot of time on my hands. Cable is either consumed by endless news updates or television shows that really aren’t the best and don’t offer me anything. This made me think of my top five Christian movies you and your family should checkout.
5.) “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” This movie is an awesome afternoon feel good movie. Set in 1970, twelve-year-old Dustin befriends a wise old man after mowing his lawn. Jonathan Sperry, a devout Christian, starts mentoring Dustin and his two best friends. Over the summer, they are indoctrinated into the Biblical truths after seeking advice on the neighborhood bully Nick and much more. A lot of practical moral life lessons can be picked up from this movie. Best part, it’s perfect for the entire family no matter what age.
4.) "The Passion of the Christ" You can't have a Christian movie list and not include the infamous Mel Gibson recreation of Christ's journey to death. The perfect movie to watch during Lent as we prepare our own trip Golgotha. This movie is rated R with some very graphic scenes. I recommend watching it on Good Friday in spirit with me as that has always been my tradition. Below is the entire movie I found for free on YouTube.
3.) "The Two Popes" I was very excited to see a Catholic movie on Netlflix. This movie although not entirely accurate is an awesome drama and has some amazing acting and cinematography of the Vatican. As long as you watch this movie with the mind of someone watching a drama and not a documentary, you will not be disappointed.
2.) "John Paul II: Kept Looking for You" If you know me, I'm a fanatic for Saint John Paul II. I have read and watched everything about the Pope I can get my hands on and this one stands out from the rest. It utilizes exclusive archival footage featuring St. John Paul II, as well as a lot of original shots made for this comprehensive film. Produced in HD quality, and four years in the making, it was filmed in thirteenth countries. It features many world famous figures from the Church, as well as politics, entertainment, and news industries, and their inspiring, insightful thoughts about and experiences with John Paul II. I also love this because FORMED has absolutely everything!
1.) "God's Not Dead" A confused new college student has to prove to his college professor that God is real or he fails the semester. This movie has faith, drama, romance, and so much more. A true conversion of heart and what can happen when you trust God. If you enjoy this one, there are two more in the trilogy.
Let me know which movie is your favorite and what ones I need to be watching.