When the kids are home from school, you've run out of activities, it's storming out, your hands are full and all signs point to screen time, the last thing you want to do is have to research what they should watch!
We have all felt that little creep of anxiety that comes with turning a show or movie on for the first time and praying there's nothing bad in it.
Well, we did the hard work for you. Here are 11 great Christian movies for kids that are in line with your Christian values and fun to watch for the whole family.
This movie follows the story of high school football coach, Grant Taylor, and the many challenges facing his life. From a losing streak on the field to a failing marriage at home, "Facing The Giants" showcases what it looks like to find strength through faith in God.
Coach Taylor leads his team through impossible odds and battles to have faith, and give their all. This film highlights themes of perseverance, faith, and overcoming life's obstacles.
While this wouldn't traditionally be categorized under "christian movies for kids", this is an ultimately inspiring story for kids who are a little older! It is overall a family-friendly film that will strengthen your family in their faith.
The movie follows a student, Josh Wheaton, who is tasked with defending his faith to his atheist philosophy professor who requires all students to sign something declaring "God is dead". The movie is riddled with debates and conversation Josh faces from both intellectual and moral standpoints, engaging issues from science to philosophy.
As the world becomes increasingly secular, "God's Not Dead" is a great movie to spark some thoughtful conversations with your kids about what it looks like to be a Christian in an increasingly secular world.
While there are several great Veggie Tales movies for kids out there, here are some of our favorite! Veggie Tales is notorious for making entertaining content out of stories in God's Word that are safe for children of all ages.
These old classics are timeless and brings tales that will make your kids laugh and sing along while they learn more about God and events that happened in the Bible.
These films are always educational, uplifting, and a reliable go to for something safe and fun for the kids to watch.
The movie tells the story of the prophet Jonah (Larry the cucumber) who is commissioned by God to go into Ninevah and warn the people their wicked ways and repent.
But Jonah escapes on a ship because he doesn't want to go to Ninevah, and ends up getting swallowed by a big fish for three days and nights!
The story highlights themes of forgiveness, obedience and the value of following God's direction in our lives.
This animated adventure revolves around Elliot, Sedgwick, and George who are three crew members of a theme park who work at a makeshift pirate exhibit.
They suddenly find themselves transported back in time to a riveting adventure on a real pirate ship! Coming from insecurity and feeling inadequate, the tree "pirates" must learn how to embrace their potential and overcome their fears!
This film is a must on our list of christian movies because it explores themes of teamwork, courage and friendship in a lighthearted way.
Kids learn the incredible story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, and follow his journey of becoming one of the most powerful figures in Egypt's history.
Joseph has a gift for visions and interpretation, but spikes jealousy amongst his brothers to the point that they decide to sell him into slavery. However, Joseph remains faithful to God despite being wrongfully imprisoned, and will wind up ultimately saving his nation.
The animation explores values of forgiveness, love, perseverance, redemption, and the power of dreams.
The Christian movie, "The Prince of Egypt"tells the story of Moses from early on, and showcases his journey from babyhood to becoming the leader of the Israelites.
While Moses is raised in the palace, he begins to discover his Hebrew heritage. After much debate, he decides to take on the daunting task of leading his people out of slavery.
Exploring themes of courage, obedience, faith, and identity amidst multiple plagues and an arduous journey, "The Prince of Egypt" is a captivating animation that brings incredible visuals to the powerful story of Moses.
Teenage Grace Trey is a gifted singer with the desire to be famous and have a successful career in the music industry. But she finds herself needing to negotiate between her dreams and her Christian values.
Her dad, who already experienced the highs and lows of fame in his former years as a rockstar, cautions her to go after success in God's eyes rather than seeking worldly success. However, Grace decides to leave and pursue her dream only to find herself facing difficult decisions that test her beliefs.
The story broadcasts themes of faith, family, and the importance of following God's plan.
Inspired by a true story, this film follows a young girl named Anna Beam's miraculous journey to recovery and her family's faith. "Miracles from Heaven" is based on a true story of a family navigating the challenges of their daughters life threatening diagnosis in early life.
In the movie, Anna has a near death experience during a life saving operation and experience a miraculous healing.
This film teaches kids the power of miracles and will ignite your kids faith in a whole new way!
"Heaven is for real" is the powerful retelling of a little boy's astounding story of visiting heaven after a near death experience.
Based on the true story of Colton Burpo, this movie shows his family's journey of reconciling his experience with their own personal beliefs and understanding.
This movie explores themes of faith, what is possible with God, and the power of the supernatural.
Celebrate Christmas and the true meaning of the season with these great christian movies made for the holidays!
While not particularly created for children, this movie powerfully depicts the story of baby Jesus' birth as described by Matthew and Luke in the Bible. It prominently showcases Mary and Joseph's literal journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem but also explores their faith journey that takes place in the process.
While this movie takes a more serious and reverent tone, it provides great historical and cultural context while showcasing the true meaning of Christmas.
This film could provide an educational take on the most important birth in history, while also emphasizing themes of trust, faith, and the power of prophecy.
This lighthearted comedy tells the Bible story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the perspective of the animals involved in the nativity story. The group of animal friends follow the star, and embark on the exciting adventure of traveling to Bethlehem.
The eccentric animals journey with Mary (voiced by Gina Rodriguez) and Joseph (voiced by Zachary Levi) and must thwart the evil schemes of King Herod along the way. There are no shortage of challenges that accompany their journey to Bethlehem.
"The Star" is one of the fun Christian movies you can add to your docket for Christmas this year! It is definitely safe for younger kids, but the whole family might enjoy this one!
While there are lots of great Christian movies out there, there are also some mainstream movies that are engaging, fun to watch, and aligned with Christian values despite the fact they aren't explicitly Christian movies.
Despicable Me's star studded voice casts Steve Carell as super villain Gru, who is notoriously diabolical. But his latest scheme to steal the moon is disrupted when three parentless girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes come into his life, and hijinks ensue.
After adopting the girls as part of his elaborate plan, his heart softens from the joys and pains of parenthood and he ultimately learns the importance of love, family, good character, and the power of love.
This live action movie tells the story of everyday family man/newly elected congressman Evan (also Steve Carell). His world is flipped upside down when he is commissioned by God to build an ark in preparation for a massive flood!
Morgan Freeman plays God in this film. Follow Evan's journey of hearing and trusting God, and seeing how it impacts his family's life, and every aspect of his world!
While this isn't an explicitly Christian movie and does contain some milk rude humor, it explores themes of faith, obedience and family values. "Evan Almighty" is generally safe for a little older kids with parental supervision, and is a fun take on an Old Testament Bible story for modern times.