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Christian Movies 2016

Updated on June 13, 2016

Christian Movies 2016

Is the Church services bored you? Are you spiritually dry and need motivation / inspiration? These must watch new Christian movies of 2016 may be the answered to your spiritual condition.

The list below is top Christian movies of 2016, which are faith-based, inspirational Christian movies for you and your family. These Christian movies, some of which are based on true life story, project spiritual insights and gospel themes that touch your heart and stir your soul and are must watch for every christian. These faith-based Christian movies would hopefully be boosting and helpful not only for your Christian growth but also useful in sharing your faith with other people.

  • Miracles from Heaven

  • Risen

  • God's Not Dead 2

  • The Young Messiah

  • Ben-Hur

  • Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation

Miracles from Heaven

Director: Patricia Riggen

Writer: Christy Beam (book), Randy Brown (adaptation)

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, Queen Latifah, Brighton Sharbino

Runtime: 109 minutes

Rated: PG

Genre: Drama

Released: 16 Mar 2016

Rating: IMDb 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes (average) 5/10

  • As of June 5, 2016, Miracles from Heaven, has grossed $61.3 million in North America and $11.4 million in other territories with total worldwide gross of $72.7 million( budget: $13 million).

  • The film, Miracles from Heaven, a Christian movie released in March 2016 ($18 million) had finished third in its opening weekend at the box office behind Zootopia ($37.2 million) and The Divergent Series: Allegiant ($29 million).

Miracles from Heaven, 2016

“Miracles from Heaven”, a Christian movie 2016, is based on the memoir of the same name by Christy Beam, which recounts the true story of her young daughter who had a near-death experience and was later cured from an incurable disease. It is a faith-based Christian movie revolving around the story of the sick child whose recovery defies medical science.

Set in Burleson, Texas, in 2011, this Christian movie centers on a 10-year-old girl named Anna Beam (Kylie Rogers), daughter of Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner). Anna is suffering from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and is unable to eat and used feeding tubes for nutrition.

When Christy discovers that her daughter has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing. As she searches for a solution, she befriends Angela Bradford (Queen Latifah), a local Massachusetts resident, who helps bring everyday joy and hope back to the Beam family.

One day, Anna has a near-death experience, after falling three stories into the hollow of a tree and suffering only scratches. When she is subsequently examined at Boston Children's Hospital, no evidence of the rare, incurable disease is found. This incident leaves medical specialists mystified, her family’s faith restored and their community inspired.

When Anna is later talking to her parents, she claims that she went to heaven and talked to God, who sent her back to Earth.

Miracles From Heaven, the story of a sick child whose recovery defies medical science -how do we explain the impossible?

Miracles from Heaven
Miracles from Heaven


Rating: 7.1/10 (1,578 votes)

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Writer: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay), Paul Aiello (story)

Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis

Runtime: 107 min

Rated: PG-13

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Production company: LD Entertainment

Producers: Paul Aiello, Pete Shilaimon, Patrick Aiello, Mickey Liddell

Released: 19 Feb 2016

MPAA Rating PG-13

Rating: IMDb 6.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes (average) 5.6 /10

As of May 19, 2016, Risen (budget: $20 million) has grossed $36.9 million in North America and $9.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $46.1 million.

Faith-based Christian movie, “Risen” out-earned the horror film, The Witch and Jesse Owens biopic, Race trailing only Marvel’s Deadpool and DreamWorks Pictures’ Kung Fu Panda 3.

Risen 2016

“Risen” is a 2016 Christian based movie about the Biblical epic story of the Resurrection from the perspective of a Roman centurion. The Risen depicts details of a Roman soldier's search for Jesus' body following his Resurrection.

In 33 AD, after crushing a Zealot revolution led by Barabbas, Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Tribune in Judea, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are tasked by Pontius Pilate to ensure Jesus’ radical followers don’t steal his body and claim Resurrection.

When the body goes missing within days, Clavius sets out on a mission to locate the missing body in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Failing to secure Jesus's body, Clavius attempts to locate his disciples for clues about his disappearance. During a raid through a Jewish enclave, Clavius unexpectedly discovers a seemingly resurrected Jesus with his apostles in a solitary abode. Clavius calls off the search. He disperses his troops without revealing to them his personal encounter with the risen Jesus. He later joins Jesus and his followers.

Pilate understands that Clavius has apparently betrayed him. So, he dispatches a contingent of Roman troops to pursue Clavius and Jesus. Clavius assists the disciples in evading the Roman search party. He consequently witnesses the healing of a leper, and then the ascension of Jesus into Heaven.

Later, communicating his travels to a stranger in a remote dwelling, Clavius acknowledges the vivifying wisdom which he observed through Jesus, feeling he will never be the same.


The Young Messiah 2016

  • Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
  • Writer: Anne Rice (novel), Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh (screenplay), Cyrus Nowrasteh (screenplay)
  • Stars: Sean Bean, David Bradley, Lee Boardman, Jonathan Bailey
  • Runtime: 111 min
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 11 Mar 2016
  • Rating: IMDb 5.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes (average) 5.8 /10

The Young Messiah, another Christian movie of 2016 is based on the novel “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt” by Anne Rice.

This Christian movie chronicles the story of Jesus Christ at the age of seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity. He discovers the truth about His life. He realizes He is the Son of God, sent by God, to be the saviour of humanity.

This Christian movie, The Young Messiah ended up grossing $3.3 million in its opening weekend, finishing 7th at the box office, half less than originally projected.

God's Not Dead 2

Director: Harold Cronk

Writer: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon

Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Robin Givens

Runtime: 2 hr

Rated: PG

Genre: Drama

Released: 1 Apr 2016

Rating: IMDb 3.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes (average) 3.6 /10

  • In its opening weekend, this Christian film grossed $7.6 million finishing fourth at the box office behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($51.3 million), Zootopia ($19.3 million) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 ($11.2 million).
  • As of May 15, 2016 the film has grossed over $20.5 million in US.

God's Not Dead 2 2016

God's Not Dead 2 is an American Christian movie 2016, which is the sequel to the 2014 film God's Not Dead.

When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble almost before she even finishes giving her answer.

Hope Springs is home not only of Hadleigh University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley teaches history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students and her love of life all converge in her love of Christ.

When Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace to share about the hope she finds in Christ.

With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all.

Like in this Christian movie, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day in today’s world. If we, Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow?

Will you stand proudly for what you believe while you still can? Where will you stand?


  • Director: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Producer: Jason F. Brown, Joni Levin, Keith R. Clarke, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Sean Daniel
  • Writers: John Ridley (screenplay), Keith R. Clarke (screenplay), Lew Wallace (based on the novel by)
  • Composer / Music: Marco Beltrami
  • Cinematographer: Oliver Wood
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Sean Daniel Company
  • Distribution Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures
  • Starring: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer
  • Release: August 12, 2016.

Ben-Hur 2016

Ben-Hur is an upcoming 2016 American historical epic action film based on the 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace and has been termed a "re-adaptation", "reimagining" and "new interpretation" of the novel. Prior film adaptations of the book include the 1925 and the 1959 films of same name.

Ben-Hur is about a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery and takes vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him and his encounters with Jesus Christ. He is forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus of Nazareth.

It is bursting with action – including a new chariot race for the ages – and filled with Christian Biblical based themes of justice, liberty & radical forgiveness. It is the classic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title and separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery and despair.

After years at sea, a breathtaking turn of events sends Judah on an epic journey back to his homeland to seek revenge, where a chance encounter with Jesus of Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro) changes his life and leads him to discover grace, mercy and ultimately, redemption.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation 2016

  • Director: Larry A. McLean
  • Writers: Kim Beyer-Johnson, Joan Considine Johnson
  • Stars: Amber Frank, Mason Dye, Dylan Sprayberry
  • Genre: Drama
  • Runtime:1 hr. 55 min.
  • Release : September 28, 2016

Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation (2016) is about a young-adult Rapture drama.

The film is filled with a star-studded teen cast including Nickelodeon’s “Haunted Hathaway’s” Amber Montana, MTV’s “Teen Wolf” Dylan Sprayberry and Mason Dye from Lifetime’s smash movie “Flowers in the Attic.”

Vanished: Left Behind - Next Generation (2016) Trailer

Christian Movies

Whether we like it or not, we need Christian movies that will lift us up, encourage us and keep our spirits sensitive to what our walk with Jesus should really look like. 2016 year seems to be a promising year as far as Christian movies are concerned. The above 6 Christian movies you shouldn’t miss in 2016.


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