I admit it. We watch a lot of Netflix around here. I find there’s something for everyone there, from old favourites to new binge-worthy Netflix originals. But sometimes, especially during Lent, I like to put aside some of my indulgences and devote more time to my faith. These Christian Movies and Shows Available on Netflix are a great way of learning more about Christianity and drawing closer to God. There are even some family-friendly viewing options too that are perfect for sharing with your kids.
Please note: I have not seen everything on this list as of yet. I am planning to keep working my way through them but cannot say that each of these have my personal recommendation.
Christian Movies and Shows Available on Netflix Canada:
Call Me Francis –
a 4 part biographical miniseries that chronicles Pope Francis’ life, his controversial political leanings, his remarkable humanitarian work and his ascent to Papacy
Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism –
Cultural and intellectual luminaries offer varied insights into Pope John Paul II’s role in bringing down Europe’s Eastern Bloc
Full of Grace –
In her final days, Mary of Nazareth reflects on her life and imparts wisdom to Jesus’s disciples as they establish the foundation of Christianity.
Marias: Faith in Womanhood –
Explores what the Virgin Mary means to women throughout Latin America and how she has affected their lives and faiths in different ways.
The Bible –
A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God’s creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ
A.D. Kingdom and Empire –
In the wake of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, his apostles dedicate themselves to spreading his message, risking their freedom and their lives
Son of God –
A follow-up to the landmark 2013 miniseries The Bible, this feature follows the life of Jesus Christ from his humble birth to his resurrection.
David and Goliath –
While the army of Israel cowers before the taunts of Philistine giant Goliath, young shepherd Davidfinds the courage and faith to meet him in combat.
Highway to Heaven –
Under God’s direction, angel Jonathan and ex-cop Mark help troubled souls overcome adversity and embrace honesty, kindness and forgiveness.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise –
The story of the Christian band Hillsong, from its humble beginnings to its international prominence, unfolds in this inspiring concert documentary.
The American Bible Challenge –
Join host Jeff Foxworthy as contestants test their knowledge of all things biblical, competing to win money for the charities of their choice.
Joseph: King of Dreams –
With his gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat, Joseph inspires jealousy in his brothers in this animated Bible story.
The Ten Commandments –
The story of Moses — the Egyptian prince turned Prophet of the Jews — comes to life in director Cecil B. DeMille’s epic retelling. Charlton Heston.
Prince of Egypt –
Born into slavery but raised as the son of a pharaoh, Moses accepts his destiny: to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into freedom. Animated.
War Room –
Fed up with her marriage to a selfish workaholic, Realtor Elizabeth seeks guidance from an older woman, who counsels her in the power of prayer.
Left Behind –
After millions of people on Earth suddenly disappear, a pilot flying a plane stuck at 30,000 feet must find a way to ensure the passengers’ survival.
The Red Tent –
The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah.
Exodus: Gods and Kings –
Raised by Pharaoh’s daughter in the lap of luxury, Hebrew-born Moses returns to his roots to lead hisenslaved people out of Egypt.
The Robe –
The first CinemaScope film tells the gripping story of a cynical Roman tribune whose life is transformed after he oversees the crucifixion of Christ. Richard Burton.
God’s Not Dead –
A spiritual college student clashes with an atheistic professor who insists that students will only pass his class by admitting that God is dead.
God’s Not Dead 2 –
A devout Christian public school teacher heads to court when a student challenges her over discussing Jesus in the classroom
Veggie Tales in the City –
The veggie friends expand their horizons and learn valuable faith-based lessons
Veggie Tales in the House –
More tales of veggie friends as they learn valuable faith-based lessons
The Case for Christ –
Bothered by his wife’s unyielding belief in Christianity, an investigative reporter sets out to use verifiable facts to poke holes in her faith. Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist — and avowed atheist — who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife… with unexpected, life-altering results.
Is Genesis History? –
Del Tackett travels the world to interview scientists and scholars to determine whether the book of Genesis is only allegory or the literal truth.
Heaven is Real –
During surgery, the 4-year-old son of a pastor leaves his body and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his visit to the other side.
David and Goliath: Battle of Faith –
In biblical times, the young shepherd David uses a slingshot, a stone and faith in God to save his people by defeating the fearsome giant Goliath.
This Christian-oriented drama based on real events describes a woman’s search for her husband’s killer, and her slow return to faith afterwards.
I can’t wait to dig in and start watching these! If you know of any others on Netflix Canada, please let me know! I’d love to add them to the list. If you have seen any of these, let me know what you thought of them in the comments below.