February 28, 2024

The Ultimate Guide for the Best Faith-Based Movies to Watch on Netflix

Movies Based on Books

Which was better, the book or the movie? These six dramatic adaptations of bestselling books are cerebral, inspiring and emotional journeys often based on real life experiences.

Heaven is for Real

Rating: PG
Released: 2014
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Margo Martindale
Description: During surgery, the four-year-old son of a pastor leaves his body and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his visit to the other side.

Miracles from Heaven

Rating: PG
Released: 2016
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Queen Latifah
Description: After her daughter is diagnosed with an incurable disease, a mother prays for a miracle and receives one after a freak accident answers her prayers.


Rating: PG-13
Released: 2016
Starring: Joseph Finnes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth
Description: To disprove rumors of a Jewish preacher’s resurrection, a jaded Roman tribune and his rookie lieutenant search for the crucified man’s missing body.

Same Kind of Different as Me

Rating: PG-13
Released: 2017
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou
Description: A wealthy couple whose marriage is on the rocks befriends a local homeless man who changes their perspectives in this inspiring true story.

The Shack

Rating: PG-13
Released: 2017
Starring: Sam Worthington, Tim McGraw, Octavia Spencer
Description: After suffering a tragic loss, Mack Phillips seeks answers from a mysterious letter urging him to visit a deserted shack in the Oregon wilderness.


Rating: PG-13
Released: 2015
Starring: Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal, Josh Pence
Description: In 1962 Brooklyn, a Puerto Rican teen who joins a gang is seduced by violence and heroin. But can his mother’s love and faith in God save him?

At the rate Netflix adds movies and television programs even the most seasoned cinemagoer won’t catch everything. How many of these faith-based films have you added to your binge list?

Robyn Roste

Robyn Roste is a professional writer with blogging, marketing and tourism experience. She also has a bachelor of journalism and diplomas in media and communications and biblical studies.

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