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Top 7 (Seven) Christian Movies of 2013

Updated on June 29, 2016
The Confession 2013
The Confession 2013

Best 7 Christian Movies of 2013

The Confession 2013

I'm in Love with a Church Girl 2013

Grace Unplugged 2013

This Is Our Time 2013

When calls the heart 2013

The Ultimate Life 2013

Unstoppable 2013

The Confession 2013

Director: Michael Landon, Jr.

Story by: Beverly Lewis

Producer: David R. Kappes

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sherry Stringfield, Adrian Paul, Steve Boles

The Confession is a Sequel to the Hallmark Channel Movie, The Shunning (2011). In this movie, Katie Lapp seeks the mother she has never known leaving behind her secluded Amish life. While searching to find her long-lost birth mother she stumbles upon an even bigger mystery in the process.

The Confession (2013) is based on the second novel of The Heritage of Lancaster County Books from New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis. The series is based on some of the heartbreaking experiences of Lewis’ maternal grandmother, who was born into the Old Order Mennonite Church, which eventually became the genesis of Lewis’ fascination with her Plain heritage.

Katie Lapp (Leclerc), an innocent young Amish woman, has ventured out of her small Lancaster community for the first time after a painful incident which led to her “shunning” from the very township that raised her. As she takes on the unfamiliar outside world, she is desperate to track down her birth mother, a wealthy and generous woman named Laura Mayfield-Bennett (Stringfield) who is sadly dying of cancer. With only a few months to live, Laura and her husband Dylan (a greedy gambling addict) prepare Laura’s estate and will. When Dylan realise that he will inherit nothing from his wife, he hires an out-of-work actress, Alyson (Julia Whelan), to feign as Laura’s long-lost Amish daughter—hoping Laura will take the bait and leave her entire estate to her only child.

I'm in Love with a Church Girl 2013

Directed By: Steve Race

Written By: Galley Alexander Molina

Music composed by: Bruce Fowler

Genres: Romance Film, Drama

Rating: PG

Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.

I'm in Love with a Church Girl is a 2013 Christian drama film, which was written by Galley Molina based on his own experience. Molina wrote it during his time in prison. The film was shot in San Jose, California. It is a powerful, inspiring story of a love between a man and a woman and a gift of second chance.

Wealthy drug dealer, Miles Montego, meets a nice Christian girl, Vanessa Leon at a mutual friend's house and he is drawn to her beauty and her faith. She is a "church girl" in every sense of the term. Increasingly, he is torn between a life that he knows and a love that he feels.

Grace Unplugged 2013

Directed By: Brad J. Silverman

Written By: Brandon Rice

Production Company: Coram Deo Studios

Duration: 110min.

MPAA Rating: PG

Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality

Stars: Amanda “AJ” Michalka, Kevin Pollak, James Denton, Shawnee Smith, Michael Welch

Grace Unplugged is a 2013 Christian musical drama family-friendly film about an 18 year old girl who rejects her father's desire for her to be a church singer and goes to pursue fame in the music industry.

The film explores about the true meaning of success. The main character of the film, Grace, or Gracie Trey, is a typical Christian teen. She has religious parents who take her to youth group and to church every Sunday. She and her dad, a former singing star, have sung together and played the guitar ever since she was little.

Beautiful, highly talented and restless, Grace is so far undiscovered outside church. She performs there each Sunday with her gifted father Johnny, the praise music director at Freedom Community Chapel, a small town Alabama church.

After a quarrel with her father, she decides to leave home and her parents and pursue her own dream. She meets up with her dad's ex-producer and things go well. Her first concert is a success and she has a nice apartment.

People want to hear her next song, and she struggles to write a song, and after overhearing her stylist's conversation in the bathroom, she breaks down in her apartment and doesn't know what to do. An intern comes to her door and offers her dinner at his house with his family. He is also a Christian, and his heart-warming home and family plus a warm home cooked meal with a warm welcoming home make her feel safe and moved.

She goes back to her family and her home church and an emotional reconciliation follows. Two years later, Grace is invited to sing at a concert hosted by Chris Tomlin. She is also now in a relationship with the intern.

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This Is Our Time 2013

Directed By: Lisa Arnold

Genre: Drama

Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.

Cast: Erin Bethea, Kate Cobb, T.J. Dalrymple, Matthew Florida, Shawn-Caulin Young, Bruce Marchiano, Eric Roberts, Erik Estrada, Dawn Wells

This is Our Time is about the story of five friends - Ethan, Luke, Alé, Ryder and Catherine – who are connected by their strong faith. After graduation, they set out to make a difference in the world for God. Their ambitions are high, their passions are strong but will they have the courage to fulfil their calling regardless of what comes their way.

The film focuses on Alexandria nicknamed as Ale, powerfully portrayed by Erin Bethea. She is a traditional "good girl” and she finds fulfillment in helping others rather than focusing self / inward. She volunteered in a ministry that focuses on the needs of leprosy suffers and their children at the outskirt of Hyderabad in India.

They struggle to deal with a devastating loss that leaves them searching for the kind of answers that only an outside source can provide. Through Godly council from an outside source, the group realizes that this is not their time at all, it is God’s time. It is our time to seize God's calling.

When calls the heart 2013

Director: Michael Landon, Jr.

Story by: Janette Oke

Costume design: Wendy Partridge

Cast: Stephen Amell, Peter Coyote

Genres: Indie film, Drama

This family movie is set in 1910 in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In “When Calls The Heart” Elizabeth Thatcher (Poppy Drayton), a cultured young teacher fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love.

She becomes a schoolteacher in the prairie to assert her independence and uses her adventurous aunt's (Maggie Grace) secret diary as a compass for mapping out her new life.

She reads her aunt diary and learns about her namesake who was also a teacher on the frontier and fell in love with a local man named Wynn Delaney (Stephan Amell). Young Elizabeth has her own romance with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie Edward Montclair ( Daniel Sharman), and also encounters two headstrong coal miner's widows, Abigail Stanton ( Lori Loughlin) and Frances Tunnecliffe ( Jean Smart).

The Ultimate Life 2013

Director: Michael Landon, Jr.

Written By: Brian Bird

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG

Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.

Cast: Bill Cobbs ( asTed Hamilton), Peter Fonda ( as Jacob Early), Ali Hillis (as Alexia), Lee Meriwether (as Mrs. Hastings, David Mann ( as Hobo Joe), Logan Bartholomew (as Jason Stevens).

The Ultimate Life (2013) is a sequel / prequel to the award winning The Ultimate Gift (2006). It reminds us that some things are worth more than money.

Jason Stevens' world is unravelling. He is caught in between running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover The Ultimate Life.

But thing change when Jason discovers the lifelong journal of his grandfather and is transported back to his grandfather’s incredible world of 1941 just after the Great Depression. Jason learns how he began as a depression-era lad and took a front-row seat on an incredible rags-to-riches ride.

As far as Christianity goes, this very theme of thankfulness is seen in this movie.

The 12 tasks that Jason learned in the first film, The Ultimate Gife

The gift of work (he learned to work for his money)
The gift of money (he learned how to handle his money wisely)
The gift of love (he learned to love unconditionally
The gift of friends (he learned to find friends who accept him without his money)
The gift of laughter (he learned to see the joys of life)
The gift of giving (he learned to be generous)
The gift of family (he learned to spend time with his family)
The gift of problems (he learned to face and solve problems for himself)
The gift of learning (he learned to learn…he had to realize he didn’t know everything)
The gift of dreams (he learned to have dreams, dreams for his life)
The gift of gratitude (he learned to be thankful for what he had)
The gift of a day (What would you do with your last day on Earth)

Unstoppable 2013

Directed by: Darren Doane

Produced by: John Bona & Marshall Foster

Written by: Kirk Cameron

Starring: Kirk Cameron

Studio: Liberty University & Camfam Studios

Unstoppable (2013) is an American documentary film hosted by Kirk Cameron and directed by Darren Doane. The film was made in partnership with Liberty University.

Inspired by the death of a close friend, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Cameron tries to an answer to the the question of "Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"

In this film, Kirk takes a personal and inspiring journey in order to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith - “Why?” He goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives and then our eternities.

Reminding us that there is great hope, the movie creatively asks and answers the age-old question, where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?


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      3 years ago

      Deadly accurate answer. You've hit the bulsyele!

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      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for listing these wonderful Christian movies. I watched and enjoyed When Calls The Heart, but will look at the others. Great Hub.

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      Ana Maria Orantes 

      4 years ago from Miami Florida

      Thank you for the movies's review. I like your hub. I am glad that you wrote this article about Christian's movies. They are good for the entire family. You did a great writing miss or Mr. Nnnms. I like the pictures on your article.

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      4 years ago

      I really enjoyed "I'm in Love with a Church Girl" and have been wanting to see "Grace Unplugged." I'm always looking for good Christian movie to watch. Thank you for sharing.


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