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The Top 11 Christian Films of 2016

The Top 11 Christian Films of 2016
Here are the top 11 notable Christian films that were released in 2016.
  • 1. Risen

    1. Risen


    Risen tells the story of a Roman soldier's encounter with Jesus after His death and Resurrection. 

  • 2. Ben-Hur

    2. Ben-Hur


    This 2016 Ben-Hur is a remake of the classic 1959 film starring Charlton Heston. The new Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston.

  • 3. Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

    3. Hillsong: Let Hope Rise


    This documentary-style film follows the rise of Hillsong the church and the Christian praise band which is now recognized around the world.

  • 4. God's Not Dead 2

    4. God's Not Dead 2


    This film follows in the steps of the first God's Not Dead. This time, a Christian schoolteacher must defend her faith to the school board after being accused of discussing Jesus with a student.

  • 5. The Young Messiah

    5. The Young Messiah


    This film tells the story of Jesus and his earthly family when he was a young boy.

  • 6. Miracles from Heaven

    6. Miracles from Heaven


    In this film, Jennifer Garner stars as the mother of a young girl with a disease that can only be cured through a miracle.  

  • 7. Hacksaw Ridge

    7. Hacksaw Ridge


    Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a soldier fighting in World War II whose Christian faith leads him to save lives rather than take them.

  • 8. Last Days in the Desert

    8. Last Days in the Desert


    This film brings to life the biblical story of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness. Although based on the biblical account, this is a dramatized interpretation that doesn't adhere strictly to the text.

  • 9. I'm Not Ashamed

    9. I'm Not Ashamed


    This film is based on the story of Rachel Joy Scott, a young Christian woman who was the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting.

  • 10. Greater

    10. Greater


    This film tells the story of a Christian college football player whose faith impacted his football career.

  • 11. Silence

    11. Silence


    Silence tells the story of two Jesuit priests who go to Japan as missionaries in the 17th century to find a fellow priest who has gone missing. 

     

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    Publication date: January 31, 2017