List of Christian films

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This is a list of notable Christian films. Titles are listed in alphabetical order followed by the year of release in parentheses. The month or day of release is stated if known.

Pre-1930[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
From the Manger to the Cross 1912 October 3 Sidney Olcott
Civilization 1916 June 2 Thomas H. Ince, Reginald Barker, Raymond B. West
Intolerance 1916 September 5 D. W. Griffith
The Ten Commandments 1923 December 21 Cecil B. DeMille
Ben-Hur 1925 December 30 Fred Niblo
The King of Kings 1927 April 19 Cecil B. DeMille

1930s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
The Miracle Woman 1931 August 7 Frank Capra
The Sign of the Cross 1932 November 30 Cecil B. DeMille
The Last Days of Pompeii 1935 October 18 Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
San Francisco 1936 June 26 W. S. Van Dyke, D. W. Griffith
Boys Town 1938 September 9 Norman Taurog
Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 November 26 Michael Curtiz
The Great Commandment 1939 October 2 Irving Pichel

1940s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
Sergeant York 1941 July 2 Howard Hawks
One Foot in Heaven 1941 October 2 Irving Rapper
The Devil and Daniel Webster 1941 October 17 William Dieterle
Heaven Can Wait 1943 August 11 Ernst Lubitsch
The Song of Bernadette 1943 December 21 Henry King
Going My Way 1944 May 3 Leo McCarey
The Keys of the Kingdom 1944 December 15 John M. Stahl
The Picture of Dorian Gray 1945 March 1 Albert Lewin
The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 December 6 Leo McCarey
Dragonwyck 1946 April 10 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Angel on My Shoulder 1946 September 20 Archie Mayo
Heaven Only Knows 1947 September 12 Albert S. Rogell
The Bishop's Wife 1947 December 9 Henry Koster
The Miracle of the Bells 1948 March 16 Irving Pichel
Gnana Soundari 1948 May 21 Joseph Thaliath Jr.
Gnana Soundari 1948 June 18 Murugadasa
3 Godfathers 1948 December 1 John Ford
Alias Nick Beal 1949 March 4 John Farrow

1950s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
Stars in My Crown 1950 May 11 Jacques Tourneur
The Flowers of St. Francis 1950 December 14 Roberto Rossellini
The First Legion 1951 April 27 Douglas Sirk
Journey Into Light 1951 September 28 Stuart Heisler
Quo Vadis 1951 November 8 Mervyn LeRoy
I Confess 1953 March 22 Alfred Hitchcock
Martin Luther 1953 May 8 Irving Pichel
The Robe 1953 September 16 Henry Koster
Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 June 18 Delmer Daves
Sign of the Pagan 1954 December 18 Douglas Sirk
The Silver Chalice 1954 December 20 Victor Saville
East of Eden 1955 March 9 Elia Kazan
Friendly Persuasion 1956 November 8 William Wyler
The Ten Commandments 1956 December 19 Cecil B. DeMille
The Midnight Story 1957 June 4 Joseph Pevney
The Big Fisherman 1959 August 4 Frank Borzage
Ben-Hur 1959 November 18 William Wyler

1960s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
Elmer Gantry 1960 June 17 Richard Brooks
Francis of Assisi 1961 July 12 Michael Curtiz
King of Kings 1961 October 20 Nicholas Ray
Jnaanasundari 1961 December 21 K. S. Sethumadhavan
Barabbas 1961 December 23 Richard Fleischer
Satan Never Sleeps 1962 July 12 Leo McCarey
Snapaka Yohannan 1963 March 31 P. Subramaniam
Lilies of the Field 1963 October 1 Ralph Nelson
El señor de La Salle[1] 1964 Luis César Amadori
The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964 September 4 Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 February 15 George Stevens
The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 October 7 Carol Reed
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 December 9 Bill Melendez
7 Women 1966 January 5 John Ford
A Man for All Seasons 1966 December 12 Fred Zinnemann
Andrei Rublev 1966 December 16 Andrei Tarkovsky
The Shoes of the Fisherman 1968 November 14 Michael Anderson

1970s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
Brother John 1971 March 24 James Goldstone
Johnny Got His Gun 1971 May 14 Dalton Trumbo
Annai Velankanni 1971 August 15 K. Thangappan
A Thief in the Night 1972 March 22 Donald W. Thompson
Pope Joan 1972 September 29 Michael Anderson
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1972 December 2 Franco Zeffirelli
Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 August 15 Norman Jewison
Godspell 1973 August 24 David Greene
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 1973 November 20 Bill Melendez, Phil Roman
Jesus 1973 December 21 P. A. Thomas
Luther 1974 January 21 Guy Green
The Abdication 1974 October 3 Anthony Harvey
Thomasleeha 1975 July 19 P. A. Thomas
Rooster Cogburn 1975 October 17 Stuart Millar
Oh, God! 1977 October 7 Carl Reiner
Punitha Anthoniyar 1977 Unknown Unknown Nanjil Durai
Born Again 1978 October Unknown Irving Rapper
The Nativity 1978 December 17 Bernard L. Kowalski
Karunamayudu 1978 December 21 A. Bhimsingh
Hermano Puli 1979 April 6 F.V. Alfon
Jesus 1979 October 19 Peter Sykes, John Krish
Christmas Lilies of the Field 1979 December 16 Ralph Nelson
Christiana 1979 June 10 Ken Anderson

1980s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director
Oh, God! Book II 1980 October 2 Gilbert Cates
Rajadhi Raju 1980 Unknown Unknown Bapu
Peter and Paul 1981 April 12 Robert Day
From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II 1981 September 9 Krzysztof Zanussi
Chariots of Fire 1981 October 9 Hugh Hudson
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1982 February 4 Michael Tuchner, Alan Hume
The Scarlet and the Black 1983 February 2 Jerry London
Tender Mercies 1983 March 4 Bruce Beresford
The Prodigal Planet 1983 Unknown Unknown Donald W. Thompson
Oh, God! You Devil 1984 October 7 Paul Bogart
Mass Appeal 1984 December 6 Glenn Jordan
Kuzhandhai Yesu[2] 1984 Unknown Unknown V Rajan
Hi-Tops 1985 Unknown Unknown Ernie Rettino, Debby Kerner Rettino
The Fourth Wise Man 1985 March 30 Michael Ray Rhodes
Hinugot sa Langit 1985 June 7 Ishmael Bernal
The Mission 1986 October 31 Roland Joffé
Divine Mercy: No Escape 1987 September 15 Hermann D. Tauchert
Au revoir les enfants 1987 October 7 Louis Malle
The Little Troll Prince 1987 November 27 Ray Patterson
Dayamayudu 1987 Unknown Unknown Vijayachander
Nakausap Ko ang Birhen 1988 March 24 Mike Relon Makiling
The Seventh Sign 1988 April 1 Carl Schultz
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 August 12 Martin Scorsese
Adipapam 1988 September 10 P. Chandrakumar
Don Bosco 1988 September 30 Leandro Castellani
Lorenzo Ruiz: The Saint... A Filipino 1988 October 5 Maria Saret
Jesus of Montreal 1989 May 17 Denys Arcand
Romero 1989 August 25 John Duigan
To Kill A Priest 1989 October 13 Agnieszka Holland

1990s[edit]

Title Year Month Day Director Country
Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe 1991 March 3 Krzysztof Zanussi Poland
Second Glance 1992 Unknown U Rich Christiano United States
Divine Mercy: Sa Buhay ni Sister Faustina 1993 March 24 Ben Yalung Philippines
Household Saints 1993 September 15 Nancy Savoca United States
Gettysburg 1993 October 8 Ronald F. Maxwell United States
Seasons of the Heart 1993 Unknown U T. C. Christensen United States
Abraham 1993 April 3 Joseph Sargent United States
Germany
Italy
The Visual Bible: Acts 1994 October 1 Regardt van den Bergh United States
Jacob 1994 December 4 Peter Hall United States
Germany
Italy
Faustina 1995 March 22 Jerzy Łukaszewicz Poland
Slave of Dreams 1995 December 10 Robert M. Young United States
Kristo 1996 March 27 Ben Yalung Philippines
The Spitfire Grill 1996 January 24 Lee David Zlotoff United States
Dead Man Walking 1996 January 24 Tim Robbins United States
The Hunchback 1997 May 21 John Fasano United States
Hungary
Canada
Czech Republic
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor 1997 October 5 Kevin Connor United States
The Apostle 1997 December 17 Robert Duvall United States
Ama Namin 1998 April 1 Ben Yalung Philippines
The Book of Life 1998 May 26 Hal Hartley United States
Apocalypse 1998 September 27 Robert Gerretsen Canada
The Prince of Egypt 1998 December 18 Brenda Chapman
Steve Hickner
Simon Wells
United States
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien 1999 March 17 Paul Cox Belgium
Esther 1999 March 29 Raffaele Mertes United States
Germany
Italy
Apocalypse II: Revelation 1999 May 7 André van Heerden United States
Canada
The Moment After 1999 July 4 Wes Llewellyn United States
The Omega Code 1999 October 15 Rob Marcarelli United States
Canada
Israel
The Soul Collector 1999 October 24 Michael M. Scott United States
Mary, Mother of Jesus 1999 November 14 Kevin Connor United States

2000s[edit]

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2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2010 Holyman Undercover David A. R. White United States
No Greater Love Brad J. Silverman United States
Preacher's Kid Stan Foster United States
Beware of Christians Will Bakke United States
Letters to God David Nixon United States
What If... Dallas Jenkins United States
The Genesis Code C. Thomas Howell
Patrick Read Johnson
United States
The Bill Collector Cristóbal Krusen United States
Of Gods and Men Xavier Beauvois France
Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven Giacomo Campiotti Italy
The Way Emilio Estevez United States
Spain
The Way Home Lance W. Dreesen United States
2011 The Grace Card David G. Evans United States
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick United States
The 5th Quarter Rick Bieber United States
Soul Surfer Sean McNamara United States
The Encounter David A. R. White United States
The Lion of Judah Deryck Broom
Roger Hawkins
United States
Honoring a Father's Dream: Sons of Lwala Barry Simmons United States
Dominic: Light of the Church Marcelino Sari Philippines
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Benjamin Nolot United States
The Greatest Miracle[9] Bruce Morris Mexico
Jerusalem Countdown Harold Cronk United States
Suing the Devil Timothy A. Chey Australia
United States
A Mile in His Shoes William Dear Canada
Ikaw ang Pag-ibig Marilou Diaz-Abaya Philippines
Courageous Alex Kendrick United States
October Baby Erwin brothers United States
2012 Joyful Noise Todd Graff United States
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper Gabriel Sabloff United States
God's Country Chris Armstrong United States
The War of the Vendée[10] Jim Morlino United States
Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure Duane Barnhart United States
Mary of Nazareth Giacomo Campiotti Italy
Germany
Spain
Blue Like Jazz Steve Taylor United States
Hardflip Johnny Remo United States
Cristiada Dean Wright Mexico
Between Heaven and Ground Zero André van Heerden Canada
Last Ounce of Courage Darrel Campbell
Kevin McAfee
United States
The Encounter: Paradise Lost Bobby Smyth United States
Unconditional Brent McCorkle United States
The Mark James Chankin United States
Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea Kevin Downes United States
Meant to Be Bradley Dorsey United States
2013 Different Drummers Don Caron
Lyle Hatcher
United States
Home Run David Boyd United States
King's Faith Nicholas DiBella United States
The Book of Esther David A. R. White United States
Lazer Us Mann Munoz United States
Canada
Unstoppable Darren Doane United States
Alone yet Not Alone Ray Bengston
George D. Escobar
United States
Seasons of Gray Paul Stehlik Jr. United States
Season of Miracles Dave Moody United States
The Book of Daniel Anna Zielinski United States
Grace Unplugged Brad J. Silverman United States
Linsanity Evan Jackson Leong United States
I'm in Love with a Church Girl Steve Race United States
The Christmas Candle John Stephenson United Kingdom
United States
Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir Francis Villacorta Philippines
2014 Ragamuffin David Leo Schultz United States
The Letters William Riead United States
The Perfect Wave Bruce Macdonald South Africa
New Zealand
Indonesia
Son of God Christopher Spencer United States
God's Not Dead Harold Cronk United States
Noah Darren Aronofsky United States
Heaven Is for Real Randall Wallace United States
Moms' Night Out Erwin brothers United States
Virtuous Bill Rahn United States
Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia
Like a Country Song Johnny Remo United States
Persecuted Daniel Lusko United States
When the Game Stands Tall Thomas Carter United States
Holy Ghost Darren Wilson United States
The Identical Dustin Marcellino United States
The Remaining Casey La Scala United States
Believe Me Will Bakke United States
The Song Richard Ramsey United States
Left Behind Vic Armstrong United States
Christian Mingle Corbin Bernsen United States
A Matter of Faith Rich Christiano United States
23 Blast Dylan Baker United States
Saving Christmas Darren Doane United States
The Gospel of John David Batty United Kingdom
Canada
United States
Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott United States
United Kingdom
Spain
The One I Wrote for You Andrew Lauer United States
2015 Last Days in the Desert Rodrigo García United States
Old Fashioned Rik Swartzwelder United States
The Drop Box Brian Tetsuro Ivie United States
South Korea
Joseph: Beloved Son, Rejected Slave, Exalted Ruler[11] Robert Fernandez United States
Do You Believe? Jon Gunn United States
For You Fr. Charles Sawaya Lebanon
The Ark Kenneth Glenaan United Kingdom
Little Boy Alejandro Monteverde United States
Mexico
Polycarp Joe Henline United States
Beyond the Mask Chad Burns United States
The Cokeville Miracle T. C. Christensen United States
Faith of Our Fathers Carey Scott United States
Princess Cut Paul Munger United States
War Room Alex Kendrick United States
Francis: Pray for Me Beda Docampo Feijóo Argentina
90 Minutes in Heaven Michael Polish United States
Captive Jerry Jameson United States
Just Let Go Christopher S. Clark
Patrick Henry Parker
United States
Full of Grace Andrew Hyatt United States
Woodlawn Erwin brothers United States
God's Club Jared Cohn United States
Felix Manalo Joel Lamangan Philippines
2016 The Masked Saint Warren P. Sonoda Canada
The Ten Commandments: The Movie Alexandre Avancini Brazil
Risen Kevin Reynolds United States
Genesis Craig S. Cunningham United States
The Young Messiah Cyrus Nowrasteh United States
Miracles from Heaven Patricia Riggen United States
Eternal Salvation Reed Simonsen United States
God's Not Dead 2 Harold Cronk United States
40 Nights Jesse Low United States
Ignacio de Loyola Paolo Dy Philippines
The Atheist Delusion[12] Ray Comfort United States
Max and Me[13] Donovan Cook[14] Mexico
The Fight Within Michael William Gordon United States
Ben-Hur Timur Bekmambetov United States
Greater David L. Hunt United States
Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli[15] Gil M. Portes Philippines
Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson United States
The Promise[16] Terry George United States
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise Michael John Warren United States
Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation Larry A. McLean United States
Priceless Ben Smallbone United States
I'm Not Ashamed Brian Baugh United States
Tell the World Kyle Portbury Australia
Canada
United States
David and Goliath Wallace Brothers United States
New Life Drew Waters United States
Joseph & Mary Roger Christian Canada
Hero of Auschwitz: The Life Story of St. Maximilian Kolbe[17][18] Jessy Maria India
Until Forever Michael Linn United States
Silence Martin Scorsese United States
2017 The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Dallas Jenkins United States
Is Genesis History? Thomas Purifoy United States
The Shack Stuart Hazeldine United States
Slamma Jamma Timothy A. Chey United States
Coming Home[19] Layne McDonald United States
The Case for Christ Jon Gunn United States
All Saints Steve Gomer United States
Chasing the Star Bret Miller United States
Altar Egos Sean Morgan United States
A Question of Faith Kevan Otto United States
Network of Freedom Pablo Moreno Spain
Same Kind of Different as Me Michael Carney United States
Let There Be Light Kevin Sorbo United States
I Believe Juergen Peretzki
Stacey Peretzki
United States
The Star Timothy Reckart United States
Genesis: Paradise Lost Ralph Strean United States
2018 Samson Bruce Macdonald United States
South Africa
Like Arrows Kevin Peeples United States
Run the Race Chris Dowling United States
I Can Only Imagine Erwin brothers United States
Mary Magdalene Garth Davis United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Paul, Apostle of Christ Andrew Hyatt United States
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness Michael Mason United States
Come Sunday Joshua Marston United States
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word Wim Wenders France
Germany
Italy
Switzerland
An Interview with God Perry Lang United States
Beautifully Broken Eric Welch United States
God Bless the Broken Road Harold Cronk United States
Unbroken: Path to Redemption Harold Cronk United States
Little Women Clare Niederpruem United States
Indivisible David G. Evans United States
Amazing Grace Sydney Pollack United States
2019 Harriet Kasi Lemmons United States
The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story Aneesh Daniel United States
The Christ Slayer Nathaniel Nose United States
Play the Flute Rich Christiano United States
The Road to Knock Alan Field United Kingdom
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. Conor Allyn United States
Breakthrough Roxann Dawson United States
Love and Mercy: Faustina Michał Kondrat Poland
Unplanned Cary Solomon
Chuck Konzelman
United States
Sunrise in Heaven Waymon Boone United States
The Pilgrim's Progress Robert Fernandez United States
Good Sam Kate Melville United States
A Hidden Life Terrence Malick United States
Germany
Overcomer Alex Kendrick United States
The Two Popes Fernando Meirelles United Kingdom
United States
Italy
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Marielle Heller United States
Finding Grace Warren Fast United States

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2020 I Still Believe Erwin Brothers United States
I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland[20] Jarrod Anderson United States
My Brother's Keeper Kevan Otto United States
40: The Temptation of Christ Douglas James Vail United States
Selfie Dad Brad J. Silverman United States
Tulsa Scott Pryor
Gloria Stella
United States
Fatima Marco Pontecorvo Portugal
United States
One Nation Under God Lisa Arnold United States
2 Hearts Lance Hool United States
The Reason Randall Stevens United States
2021 Our Lady of San Juan, Four Centuries of Miracles Francisco Pérez Mexico
Lamb of God: The Concert Film Rob Gardner United States
A Week Away Roman White United States
Resurrection Ciaran Donnelly United States
The Girl Who Believes in Miracles Richard Correll United States
Finding You Brian Baugh United States
Blue Miracle Julio Quintana United States
Show Me the Father Rick Altizer United States
The Jesus Music Erwin brothers United States
God's Not Dead: We The People Vance Null United States
Courageous Legacy Alex Kendrick United States
Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers Dallas Jenkins United States
American Underdog Erwin brothers United States
2022 Redeeming Love D.J. Caruso United States
Tyson's Run Kim Bass United States
Father Stu Rosalind Ross United States
Family Camp Brian Cates United States
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters David de Vos United States
Lifemark Kevin Peeples United States
Running the Bases Marty Roberts
Jimmy Womble
United States
Legacy Peak Aaron Burns United States

Upcoming[edit]

Title Director Country
The Unbreakable Boy Jon Gunn United States
5000 Blankets Amin Matalqa United States
Jesus Revolution Jon Erwin
Brent McCorkle
United States
Ordinary Angels Jon Gunn United States
On a Wing and a Prayer Sean McNamara United States
The Way of the Wind Terrence Malick United States
The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection Mel Gibson United States
David Brent Dawes United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch (12 September 2016). The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film. De Gruyter. p. 1068. ISBN 978-1-5015-0016-9.
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  12. ^ "Creationist Ray Comfort Just Won "Best Science Film" at a Christian Film Festival". Patheos.
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  20. ^ Anderson, John (March 14, 2020). "'I Am Patrick' Review: The muscular faith of Ireland's patron saint". America. American Media. Retrieved April 28, 2021.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lindvall, Terry Sanctuary Cinema: Origins of the Christian Film Industry (New York University Press, 2007)
  • Lindvall, Terry and Andrew Quicke Celluloid Sermons: Emergence of the Christian Film Industry (New York University Press, 2011)

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