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11/9/15 at 06:40 PM 1 Comments

5 Good Places To Find Or Watch Christian Movies

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Jack Wellman, 2015

Here are five great places to find or to watch good Christian movies.

Christian Film Database

If you’re interested watching good Christian movies on DVD then you might think about buying them instead of renting them or waiting till they show up on TV and there might be no better resource than Christian Film Database (christianfilmdatabase.com). You’ll find solid Christian movies like War Room, Woodlawn, A Matter of Faith, Son of God, The Color of Rain, God’s Not Dead, Saving Christmas, and probably just about any good Christian movie you remember having watched. Of course, just because it’s a Christian movie doesn’t mean that it’s always clean. In some of my viewing experiences, the movie was rated G but the language, although not vulgar, was full of euphemisms (swear word substitutes) and “oh my God’s” so reading reviews of your prospective purchase is a very good idea. And movies like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ are very good for adults but they are not appropriate at all for children because of the intense physical violence.

The Hallmark Channel

I am not getting any benefit from the company who owns Hallmark Channel so what I am saying, I am saying objectively; the Hallmark Channel is one of the best sources for Christians to find and watch good, wholesome, clean movies. These are the sort of movies that you can sit down with the children and watch. They wouldn’t be offensive to grandpa or grandma any more than they would a minister. Many of their movies are Christian oriented and they’re often about keeping the faith in hopeless times and overcoming major obstacles with God’s help, sometimes coming through others. The seasonal movies are particularly uplifting because they focus on family gatherings during the various holidays in the year. Their selection of Christmas movies come highly recommended by almost every Christian I have ever talked to because of the values they see in these made-for-Hallmark television movies.

Christians Movies

There is yet another website that not only offers a great selection of Christian movies like Christian Film Database (see top paragraph), but the site Christian Movies (christianmovies.com) also have rental movies for churches so that the local church might offer a cleaner, more wholesome alternative than the local movie theatres or the local video rental store. I have to be honest, the last time I walked into a video rental store I could not find even one decent family movie that we had not already seen. There were less than ten G rated movies in a store where they boasted 10,000 movies so the last time I walked into a video rental store was the last time I walked into one. My suggestion is to look at Christian Movies website (christianmovies.com) to see if it's right for you and your family.

The Inspiration Network (INSP)

What I love about the Inspirational Network is that the commercials that they run are very conservative ads. I have yet to see a beer commercial or one for the newest violent video games. This channel has a rich selection of classic family movies that are acceptable for all ages. The holidays find INSP breaming with old classics that we never seem to tire of. This channel understands the impression they can leave on young minds and how they can easily offend parents and grandparents so they pattern their programing toward movies and entertainment that ages five to a hundred and five can watch. For example, on Saturdays they have classic western movies and old television series that anyone can watch because the language is wholesome, the actors dress decently, and there always seems to be a lesson in morality.

Pure Flix

Pure Flix sounds a lot like Netflix and like Netflix, you can streaming television shows, educational channels, and movies on just about any electronic device you have by but the difference is with Netflix you have to look harder to find wholesome family movies but not so with Pure Flix because that’s all they carry. Their “G-rated” movies include classic Christmas movies, movies on faith, kid’s choices, and recently added family movies. If you want to enjoy faith and family, then your source for movies that can draw families closer together is Pure Flix (pureflix.com).

Conclusion

I hope this has helped expand your choices for finding and then watching Christian movies and movies that are wholesome enough for all ages. Movie time with family and particularly movies about faith and family can leave a lifelong impression in our children and grandchildren. We would do well to show them the path that they should go in life and to make choices that are pleasing to God.

Article by Pastor Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Senior Writer at What Christians Want to Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel.

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