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Top 50 Best Christian Movies Of All Time

What are the best christian movies? From a production company’s point of view, making faith based movies is a risky decision. It doesn’t matter to which religion you belong, a faith based movie surely have impact on your thoughts. So production company always try to make movies with positive message in them. Most faith based film makers have good intentions and they want to send a positive message through their film. Religion based films are released every then and now in world cinema. Christian films are the most watched religion movies.

Most Christian films revolve around the birth and life Jesus Christ. Often called the Son of God, Jesus sacrificed himself so that the world can be a better place. Christian films are also known for having soothing soundtrack. They have songs and music that praises the lord. So all in all they give you good vibes and increases your faith in god.

There are many Christian films but i have included only those Christian films that actually gives good message and are entertaining as well. This list doesn’t have all films revolving around the life of Jesus, but it has films that chronicles the life of people who did miraculous thing from their faith and belief in god.

Here have a look on 50 Greatest Films on Christianity:

50. Left Behind: World At War


Best Christian Movies
Director – Craig R. Baxley
Cast – Louis Gossett Jr., Brad Johnson, Gordon Currie, Kirk Cameron
IMDB Rating – 4.6
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 21 October 2005
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

49. Jerusalem Countdown


Best Christian Movies
Director – Harold Cronk
Cast – David A. R. White, Lee Majors, Jaci Velasquez, Anna Zielinski, Randy Travis, Stacy Keach
IMDB Rating – 3.9
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 26 August 2011
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Thriller
Awards – None
Plot –

48. What If…


Best Christian Movies
Director – Dallas Jenkins
Cast – Kevin Sorbo, Debby Ryan, Kristy Swanson, Kristin Minter, Taylor Groothius, Toni Trucks, John Ratzenberger
IMDB Rating – 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 33%
Release Date – 20 August 2010
Box Office – $814,906
Genre – Drama, Family, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

47. Midnight Clear


Best Christian Movies
Director – Dallas Jenkins
Cast – Stephen Baldwin, K Callan, Mary Thornton, Kirk B.R. Woller, Victoria Jackson, Mitchell Jarvis
IMDB Rating – 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – April 24, 1992
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

46. The Second Chance


Best Christian Movies
Director – Steve Taylor
Cast – Michael W. Smith, J. Don Ferguson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Jeff Obafemi Carr
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 40%
Release Date – 17 February 2006
Box Office – $463,542
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

45. In the Blink of an Eye


Best Christian Movies
Director – Michael Sinclair
Cast – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty, Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip
IMDB Rating – 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 17 November 2009
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Documentary
Awards – None
Plot –

44. Billy: The Early Years


Best Christian Movies
Director – Robby Benson
Cast – Armie Hammer, Lindsay Wagner, Martin Landau, Stefanie Butler, Josh DeVries, Jennifer O’Neill
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 10 October 2008
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Biography, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

43. The Frontier Boys


Best Christian Movies
Director – John Grooters
Cast – Big Kenny, Timothy Lofing, Earthquake Kelley, Jake Boyce, Taylor DeRoo, Rodney Wiseman, Jedidiah Grooters
IMDB Rating – 4.7
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 18 February 2011
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Family
Awards – None
Plot –

42. Hell and Mr. Fudge


Best Christian Movies
Director – Jeff Wood
Cast – Mackenzie Astin
IMDB Rating – 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 7 July 2012
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Biography, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

41. Luther


Best Christian Movies
Director – Eric Till
Cast – Joseph Fiennes, Jonathan Firth, Peter Ustinov, Claire Cox, Alfred Molina
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 45%
Release Date – 26 September 2003
Box Office – $29,413,900
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

40. To Save A Life


Best Christian Movies
Director – Brian Baugh
Cast – Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Sean Michael Afable, Joshua Wiegel
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 40%
Release Date – January 22, 2010
Box Office – $3,780,975
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

39. One Night With the King


Best Christian Movies
Director – Michael O. Sajbel
Cast – Peter O’Toole, Luke Goss, Tiffany Dupont, John Rhys-Davies
IMDB Rating – 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 19%
Release Date – 10 October 2006
Box Office – $13.7 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

38. The Hiding Place


Best Christian Movies
Director – James F. Collier
Cast – Julie Harris, Robert Rietti, Arthur O’Connell, Jeannette Clift
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – May 1975
Box Office – $1 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

37. Facing the Giants


Best Christian Movies
Director – Alex Kendrick
Cast – Alex Kendrick, Tracy Goode, Jason McLeod, Jim McBride, Shannen Fields, Bailey Cave, James Blackwell
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 13%
Release Date – 29 September 2006
Box Office – $10.2 million
Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Awards – None
Plot –

36. Chariots of Fire


Best Christian Movies
Director – Hugh Hudson
Cast – Ben Cross, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Lindsay Anderson, Alice Krige, Dennis Christopher
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Release Date – 4 June 1981
Box Office – $59 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards – Won 4 Oscars
Plot –

35. Last Ounce of Courage


Best Christian Movies
Director – Darrel Campbell, Kevin McAfee
Cast – Marshall R. Teague, Fred Williamson, Jennifer O’Neill
IMDB Rating – 3.9
Rotten Tomatoes –
Release Date – 11 September 2012
Box Office – $3,329,674
Genre – Drama, War
Awards – None
Plot –

34. The Work and the Glory


Best Christian Movies
Director – Russell Holt
Cast – Sam Hennings, Tiffany Dupont, Jonathan Scarfe, Alexander Carroll, Eric Johnson, Brenda Strong
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 17%
Release Date – 24 November 2004
Box Office – $3,347,647
Genre – Romance, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

33. Letters To God


Best Christian Movies
Director – David Nixon
Cast – Robyn Lively, Michael Bolten, Tanner Maguire, Jeffrey Johnson, Bailee Madison
IMDB Rating – 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 24%
Release Date – 9 April 2010
Box Office – $2,908,893
Genre – Drama, Family
Awards – None
Plot –

32. The Visual Bible: The Gospel Of John


Best Christian Movies
Director – Philip Saville
Cast – Henry Ian Cusick
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 37%
Release Date – 26 September 2003
Box Office – $4,068,087
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

31. Lillies of the Field


Best Christian Movies
Director – Ralph Nelson
Cast – Lilia Skala, Sidney Poitier
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%
Release Date – 1 October 1963
Box Office – $3 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

30. Babette’s Feast


Best Christian Movies
Director – Gabriel Axel
Cast – Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%
Release Date – 28 August 1987
Box Office – $4.4 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

29. The Omega Code


Best Christian Movies
Director – Robert Marcarelli
Cast – Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside, Michael York
IMDB Rating – 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 8%
Release Date – 15 October 1999
Box Office – $12.6 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

28. Mom’s Night Out


Best Christian Movies
Director – Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast – Sarah Drew, Robert Amaya, Andrea Logan White, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Harry Shum, Jr., Abbie Cobb
IMDB Rating – 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 19%
Release Date – 9 May 2014
Box Office – $10.5 million
Genre – Comedy
Awards – None
Plot –

27. Grace Unplugged


Best Christian Movies
Director – Brad J. Silverman
Cast – AJ Michalka, James Denton, Kevin Pollak, Shawnee Smith, Jamie Grace
IMDB Rating – 6.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 50%
Release Date – 4 October 2013
Box Office – $2,507,106
Genre – Drama, Music
Awards – None
Plot –

26. Seven Days in Utopia


Best Christian Movies
Director – Matt Russell
Cast – Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo, Lucas Black
IMDB Rating – 6
Rotten Tomatoes – 15%
Release Date – 2 September 2011
Box Office – $4.4 million
Genre – Drama, Sport
Awards – None
Plot –

25. The Other Side of Heaven


Best Christian Movies
Director – Mitch Davis
Cast – Christopher Gorham, Nathaniel Lees, Joseph Folau, Anne Hathaway, Nathaniel Lees, Pua Magasiva
IMDB Rating – 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 30%
Release Date – 14 December 2001
Box Office – $4.8 million
Genre – Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

24. Jesus Christ Superstar


Best Christian Movies
Director – Norman Jewison
Cast – Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Carl Anderson
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 54%
Release Date – 26 June 1973
Box Office – $24.5 million
Genre – Drama, History, Musical
Awards – None
Plot –

23. End of the Spear


Best Christian Movies
Director – Jim Hanon
Cast – Louie Leonardo, Beth Bailey, Christina Souza, Chase Ellison, Sean McGowan, Jack Guzman, Chad Allen
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 40%
Release Date – 2 December 2005
Box Office – $11,967,000
Genre – Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

22. Wings of Desire


Best Christian Movies
Director – Wim Wenders
Cast – Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Solveig Dommartin
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%
Release Date – 17 May 1987
Box Office – $3.2 million
Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards – Movie
Plot –

21. Courageous


Best Christian Movies
Director – Alex Kendrick
Cast – Alex Kendrick, Kevin Downes, Ken Bevel
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 33%
Release Date – 26 August 2011
Box Office – $34,522,221
Genre – Drama, Fantasy
Awards – None
Plot –

20. Chariots of Fire


Best Christian Movies
Director – Hugh Hudson
Cast – Ben Cross, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Alice Krige, Cheryl Campbell, Dennis Christopher, Lindsay Anderson
Ian Holm
IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Release Date – 4 June 1981
Box Office – $59 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards – Won 4 Oscars
Plot –

19. Tender Mercies


Best Christian Movies
Director – Bruce Beresford
Cast – Robert Duvall, Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin, Tess Harper, Wilford Brimley
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%
Release Date – 4 March 1983
Box Office – $8.4 million
Genre – Drama, Music
Awards – Won 2 Oscars
Plot –

18. FireProof


Best Christian Movies
Director – Alex Kendrick
Cast – Kirk Cameron, Ken Bevel, Erin Bethea
IMDB Rating – 6.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 40%
Release Date – 26 September 2008
Box Office – $33.5 million
Genre – Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

17. A Man for All Seasons


Best Christian Movies
Director – Fred Zinnemann
Cast – Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern, Susannah York, Orson Welles, Wendy Hiller
IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 82%
Release Date – 12 December 1966
Box Office – $28.4 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – Won 6 Oscars
Plot –

16. The Sound of Music


Best Christian Movies
Director – Robert Wise
Cast – Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews
IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%
Release Date – 2 March 1965
Box Office – $286.2 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, Family
Awards – Won 5 Oscars
Plot –

15. God is Not Dead


Best Christian Movies
Director – Harold Cronk
Cast – Kevin Sorbo, David A. R. White, Dean Cain, Shane Harper
IMDB Rating – 4.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 13%
Release Date – 11 April 2014
Box Office – $64.7 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

14. Son of God


Best Christian Movies
Director – Christopher Spencer
Cast – Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado
IMDB Rating – 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 21%
Release Date – 28 February 2014
Box Office – $67.8 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

13. Soul Surfer


Best Christian Movies
Director – Sean McNamara
Cast – AnnaSophia Robb, Lorraine Nicholson, Dennis Quaid, Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt
IMDB Rating – 7
Rotten Tomatoes – 45%
Release Date – 8 April 2011
Box Office – $47.1 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, Family
Awards – None
Plot –

12. Heaven is For Real


Best Christian Movies
Director – Randall Wallace
Cast – Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum
IMDB Rating – 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 49%
Release Date – 16 April 2014
Box Office – $101.3 million
Genre – Biography, Drama, Family
Awards – None
Plot –

11. The Ultimate Gift


Best Christian Movies
Director – Michael O. Sajbel
Cast – Drew Fuller, James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs
IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 32%
Release Date – 9 March 2007
Box Office – 9 March 2007
Genre – Drama, Family, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

10. The Greatest Story Ever Told


Best Christian Movies
Director – George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco
Cast – Dorothy McGuire, Max von Sydow, Telly Savalas, José Ferrer, Charlton Heston
IMDB Rating – 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 38%
Release Date – 9 April 1965
Box Office – $15.5 million[
Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

9. The Last Temptation Of Christ


Best Christian Movies
Director – Martin Scorsese
Cast – Willem Dafoe, David Bowie, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Hershey, Harvey Keitel
IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 80%
Release Date – 12 August 1988
Box Office – $8.9 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

8. Noah


Best Christian Movies
Director – Darren Aronofsky
Cast – Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins
IMDB Rating – 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 28 March 2014
Box Office – $362.6 millio
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

7. Dead Man Walking


Best Christian Movies
Director – Tim Robbins
Cast – Susan Sarandon, Robert Prosky, Sean Penn, Raymond J. Barry, Scott Wilson, R. Lee Ermey
IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%
Release Date – 29 December 1995
Box Office – $83 million
Genre – Crime, Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

6. The Mission


Best Christian Movies
Director – Roland Joffé
Cast – Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro
IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 64%
Release Date – 31 October 1986
Box Office – $17.2 million
Genre – Adventure, Drama, History
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

5. The Chronicles of Narnia Series


Best Christian Movies
Director – Andrew Adamson
Cast – William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Anna Popplewell
IMDB Rating – 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 76%
Release Date – 9 December 2005
Box Office – $745 million
Genre – Adventure, Drama, History
Awards – None
Plot –

4. Ben-Hur


Best Christian Movies
Director – William Wyler
Cast – Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Charlton Heston, Hugh Griffith, Sam Jaffe, Cathy O’Donnell
IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 86%
Release Date – 18 November 1959
Box Office – $146.9 million
Genre – Adventure, Drama, History
Awards – Won 11 Oscars
Plot –

3. The Naitivity Story


Best Christian Movies
Director – Catherine Hardwicke
Cast – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shaun Toub, Hiam Abbass, Alexander Siddig, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo
IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 37%
Release Date – 24 November 2006
Box Office – $46.4 million
Genre – Drama, Family, History
Awards – None
Plot –

2. The Passion of the Christ


Best Christian Movies
Director – Mel Gibson
Cast – Jim Caviezel, Sergio Rubini, Claudia Gerini, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern
IMDB Rating – 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 49%
Release Date – 25 February 2004
Box Office – $611.9 million
Genre – Drama
Awards – None
Plot –

1. The Ten Commandments


Best Christian Movies
Director – Cecil B. DeMille
Cast – Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, John Derek, Anne Baxter, Debra Paget
IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%
Release Date – 5 October 1956
Box Office – $122.7 million
Genre – Adventure, Drama
Awards – Won 1 Oscar
Plot –

So which film based on Christianity is your favorite? Do you think faith based movies should be made more in number so that people can have high moral values and a positive feeling in their life.