Top 10 Christian Movies of 2017
2017 continued the trend of remarkable Christian movies. Christianheadlines.com lists the following as the top 10 Christian movies of 2017:
10. MULLY: Mully is based on the true story of Dr. Charles Mully, a celebrated social entrepreneur and founder of Mully Children’s Family. Mully himself grew up as an orphan and a beggar, and although he became wealthy and successful, he felt a pull to go back to where he was from and minister to those in poverty and give them the hope he had found.
9. THE GOOD CATHOLIC: The Good Catholic tells the story of a young priest who has a lot of searching to do. A young woman who comes to him to confess her sins makes him question whether he truly wants to be a priest or if his life is meant to go in a different direction.
8: IS GENESIS HISTORY: Dr. Del Tackett leads this documentary making the case for Creation and a young earth. The documentary takes viewers on a tour of many beautiful locatons throughout the U.S. Dr. Tackett’s way of explaining the scientific evidence is thoughtful and enlightening.
7: ON WINGS OF EAGLES: Many people will likely be familiar with the famous film Chariots of Fire which tells the inspiring story of runner/missionary Eric Liddell, but this film takes up Liddell’s story after his victorious Olympic games in 1924. Liddell returns to China where he was born, but the successes he achieved back in Europe soon fade as he is faced with some of the most severe trials of his life.
6: THE STAR: The Star is a light-hearted film that tells the story of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of the animals who were present, voiced by a host of talented actors.
5: A QUESTION OF FAITH: Characters from different walks of life end up crossing paths in this drama with spiritual themes. From health problems to car accidents to hopes for the future, these characters’ lives intersect in ways that are ultimately shown to be all part of God’s plan.
4: THE RESURRECTION OF GALVIN STONE: This film tells the story of a former child star who becomes a Christian. Gavin Stone’s troubled past lands him in community service at a church where he ends up auditioning for a passion play directed by the pastor’s prickly daughter. Gavin’s lack of faith complicates their relationship, his status in the play, as well as Gavin’s relationship with God and his own father.
3: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME: Ron Hall, the main character of this film, seems to have it all: a good job, enough money, a great family, but this charmed life quickly falls apart when Ron’s wife, Debbie, discovers he has been having an affair. Despite her grief, Debbie wants to salvage their marriage and drags Ron along to a local homeless shelter where she ministers. It is in this homeless shelter that Ron meets a man who is part of God’s plan to change his heart.
2: ALL SAINTS: All Saints is also based on a true story. Pastor Michael Spurlock has been newly appointed to lead a small church in rural Tennessee, but that is only the beginning of his adventure. Although the congregation is small and located in small town, God has big things planned for Spurlock and this group of believers.
1: THE CASE FOR CHRIST: The Case for Christ is based on the true story of popular Christian author and apologist Lee Strobel who was once an atheist journalist and who wrote a book of the same title. Strobel starts off attempting to disprove the Resurrection of Jesus, but gets more than he bargained for in the process.
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