Netflix Top 25 in Faith & Spirituality
Top 25 by genre, published every 2 weeks.
Oscar-winning actor-director Mel Gibson helms this controversial epic that focuses on the last 12 hours of Jesus's life -- from the betrayal, trial and death of Jesus to his brutal crucifixion and resurrection from the tomb. Starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Maia Morgenstern as Jesus's mother and Monica Bellucci as Mary Magdalene, The Passion is spoken entirely in Latin and Aramaic, and the violent Crucifixion scenes are incredibly graphic."
This inspirational drama combines faith and football in the tale of high school coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick), who faces a losing team, a fading marriage and the possibility of being fired, but rises above failure to create a winning spirit on the field. While dangling at the end of his rope, Taylor puts his life in God's hands and, in doing so, finds a stronger purpose in this spiritual film from sibling writers Alex and Stephen Kendrick."
In the wake of a global catastrophe that saw millions of people vanish from Earth, a man named Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie) steps forward to provide leadership via his New World Government, supported by U.S. President Fitzhugh (Louis Gossett Jr.). But others -- mostly born-again Christians -- believe Carpathia is the Antichrist, and dogged Christian journalist Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) persuades Fitzhugh to join the fight."
In a world where thousands of people disappeared mysteriously in an event called "The Rapture," the Christians left behind find themselves threatened by a powerful man they believe to be the Antichrist: U.N. President Nicolae Carpathia. Led by TV reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron), Pastor Bruce Barnes (Clarence Gilyard Jr.) and pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), the survivors join forces for the ultimate showdown between good and evil."
Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel comes to life in director Martin Scorsese's moving, spiritual and highly controversial film that challenges the Christian notion that Jesus (Willem Dafoe) was both a man and a divine being. With an all-star cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie, the film portrays Jesus as unmistakably human, susceptible to the desires, doubts and temptations that all men face."
When his wife, Heather (Danielle Bisutti), abandons him in a fit of depression and disappears without a trace, Jeff (Anthony Tyler Quinn) is left to raise his son, Ethan (Aaron Sanders), all on his own -- until a decade later when by chance, he spots Heather at a church event. Now, the family must discover what place love, God and forgiveness have in their lives. Brad J. Silverman directs this inspirational drama."
The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod). As Jonathan shares lessons in faith with Dustin and his pals (Frankie Ryan Manriquez and Allen Isaacson), a spiritual transformation occurs in this Christian drama helmed by Rich Christiano."
When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best."