As my readers know, we always manage to take the roads less traveled. So this week we took the side street into Tubi to see their Christian Films. Everyone else has given Netflix lists. However, we think viewers should have more options.
Jesus of Nazareth – Acclaimed director Franco Zeffirelli and an all-star cast come together to deliver a powerful adaptation of the Gospels in 1977’s Jesus Of Nazareth. From the Nativity to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, the life of Jesus is presented with stunning depth, gravity, and emotion. 384 min| 1977
An Encounter with the Messiah is a modern-day inspirational story about Jesus. It features three missions that originated in the Bible, namely the narrative of Blind Bartimaeus (called “Bart” in the film), the woman with the issue of blood, and Jesus’ interactions with Barabbas. This film focuses on healing and life changing power of Jesus. 84 min | 2015
In His Steps shows what happens when a homeless man interrupts the comfortable routine of First Church of Raymond, life will never be the same for the apathetic congregation. Convicted by the vagrant’s words, Pastor Henry Maxwell, Rachel Winslow, Virginia Page, Alex Powers, and Jasper Chase are thrust into a journey of discovering what life is like beyond “Christianity as usual.” 99 min|2013
Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film’s first half dramatizes the New Testament’s “Acts”: early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, Saul’s conversion, the decision to baptize pagans, and the Apostles’ dispersal. In the second half, an aged Peter goes to Rome to join Paul, arriving on the day of Paul’s arrest. 197 min|2005|PG-13.
2nd Greatest is based on incredible true stories set in the backdrop of beautiful Golden, Colorado. A pastor, a homeless drunk and a police officer must discover a way to reunite a lost community and stop a pompous and wealthy real-estate developer before he shuts down a low-income trailer park. It’s an inspirational film about loving your neighbor, forgiveness, redemption and the power of community. 127 min|2017
Seven Deadly Words is a movie about Egypt Valley Church being out of funds and out of touch with the community. So pastor Evan Bennett sets out to change things for the better. But there’s a problem… One family doesn’t like change, and is willing to do ANYTHING to stop him. How far will they go to preserve the Status quo ? 97 min|2013
Steps of Faith – What would you do if you told the world you heard God’s voice and your family and friends mocked you? Faith, a tenacious city girl, struggling to find her place in the world, shocks her family by moving to the countryside to work on a farm. God talks to us but oftentimes we are not listening to hear Him. 95 min|2014
A Box of faith is about a recently orphaned, sixteen year old, Dior who believes her antique writing box, left behind by her mother; grants her whatever she needs to survive on her own through a mystical connection with God. Foster care agent Ward has made it her personal mission to find the evading youth but everywhere she looks, Dior is always a step ahead. Dove approved (all ages). 84 minutes|2015
Beware of Christians is a docu-drama about four college students travelling to Europe to escape their routine faith and gain a radically new perspective on following Jesus. “Sometimes you just get “church-ed” out. Doing the same things, hearing the same sermons, doing the same stuff. I think the problem is Christians are always talking about change, but I don’t think we really want to do it.” 93 min|2010
God’s Compass is a movie about Suzanne Walker. When upon the night of her retirement, is faced with a series of unexpected crises that turn into blessings. Trusting in God, the true North of her life, she takes in a delinquent boy named Eli. And soon discovers a miraculous connection, that brings her and her family through healing and a renewed faith journey. 103 min|2016
Inspired by the book of Job, Trust tells the story of Daniel Rainwater, an everyday guy whose life is falling apart. As his marriage to Sarah begins to crumble when he loses his job and thinking that life couldn’t get any worse, it does. Bitter towards God and going nowhere fast, Daniel must learn to trust God again before he loses it all for good. For Sarah, as tensions in the marriage rise, she falls out of love. How will all this end? 92 min|2018
The Miracle of the Cards is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the get-well cards he was receiving had the power to keep him alive. So she launched a worldwide campaign to break the Guinness record for receiving the most get-well cards. 89 min|2001
Grace of God is the story about Detective Bill Broadly who lost faith in God years ago. He is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. An unexpected confession by one of the church members resurrects Broadly’s views on God, and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption. 98 min|2015
Where Love Found Me is a movie inspired by true events about a young filmmaker venturing into the streets of a slum to document crime. He forms a friendship with a band of street kids living in that slum. Drawn into their microcosm, Hudson follows these street kids into a world of carefree days and close calls. What he doesn’t expect is how quickly he’ll fall in love with the orphans on the other side of his lens. 84 min |2016
Until Forever: The Michael Boyum Story is a powerful, true account of one young man’s courageous battle with leukemia and his journey of faith. Based on the heroic true story of Michael and Michelle Boyum, “Until Forever” is a charming, honest and deeply moving film that clearly communicates the hope we have in Jesus Christ. 100 min|2016
You can see free faith movies and TV shows online at Tubi.
Have you seen any of these? What are some of your favorites?
Information collected from Tubi, IMDb and the Dove Channel.
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