List of films of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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This list of films of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes the non-commercial motion pictures commissioned by or officially produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Such films are typically premiered and exclusively shown at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building's Legacy Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, before being released to Temple Visitors Centers and eventually home use. In the 1970s, the church also commissioned Brigham Young University to produce short films for use in the Church Educational System. These films, shown mostly in the seminaries and institutes of religion, teach religious principles, church history, and general kindness. Released on VHS (and, increasingly on DVD), they have become popular home entertainment. A wide variety of these films are now available through Brigham Young University's Creative Works Office.

These films differ from those of LDS cinema, which are produced without official church involvement.

Feature films[edit]

Title Year of release Duration Plot / Notability Reference
Man's Search for Happiness 1964 13 min. Brief overview of the Plan of Salvation; produced for the 1964 New York World's Fair [1]
Legacy 1993 52 min. Follows the life and struggles of a small group of converts to the church, beginning with their conversion in the eastern United States through their journey and settlement in Utah [2]
The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd 2000 67 min. Portrays events that occurred in the Book of Mormon from shortly before Jesus' birth until shortly after His visit to the peoples of the Americas [3]
Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration 2005 60 min. Portrays the life of Joseph Smith, Jr.; released in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Smith's birth [4]

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