Summer Family Movie Night

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1. The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith (2009 Video)

91 min | Drama

This movie is an adaptation of "The Book Of Ruth" from the bible. Powerful themes of tolerance and acceptance gained through love and understanding shine in this production.

Director: Stephen Patrick Walker | Stars: Sherry Morris, Carman, Eleese Lester, Kera O'Bryon

Votes: 372

2. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 351,224 | Gross: $242.83M

3. Evan Almighty (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

37 Metascore

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 132,460 | Gross: $100.46M

4. The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

Director: Andy Wolk | Stars: Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Max Morrow, Maria del Mar

Votes: 2,173

5. Come What May (I) (2009)

Drama, Romance

Caleb and Rachel team up to lead the Patrick Henry College team in the intense world of collegiate moot court competition. Caleb looks to date Rachel, but she's waiting for courtship. ... See full summary »

Directors: Manny Edwards, George D. Escobar | Stars: Austin Kearney, Victoria Emmons, Karen Jezek, Kenneth Jezek

Votes: 172

6. The Encounter (I) (2010)

85 min | Drama

Five strangers with nothing in common are forced to come together at a remote roadside eatery because of a road closure. They place their orders with the diner's omniscient owner, who seems... See full summary »

Director: David A.R. White | Stars: Bruce Marchiano, Steve Borden, Jaci Velasquez, Jamie Nieto

Votes: 2,867

7. Faith Like Potatoes (2006)

PG | 116 min | Drama

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a African farmer on steroids of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm to his loyal subjects in the midst of political unrest and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini, Candice D'Arcy

Votes: 2,675

8. A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

A sixteen-year-old girl's faith in God proves stronger than the cancer killing her.

Director: Bradley Dorsey | Stars: Anne Underwood, Bradley Dorsey, Mike Norris, Bobbie Keith

Votes: 110

9. Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005 TV Movie)

186 min | Biography, Drama

The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Malgorzata Bela, Ken Duken, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 2,180

10. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 108,237 | Gross: $33.52M

11. Pope John Paul II (2005– )

201 min | Biography, Drama

Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Ben Gazzara, Daniele Pecci, Vittoria Belvedere

Votes: 1,087

12. Preacher's Kid (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Tired of being a Preacher's daughter and longing to experience more of life, 20-something ANGIE KING strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show.

Director: Stan Foster | Stars: LeToya Luckett-Walker, Durrell 'Tank' Babbs, Tammy Townsend, Carlos Davis

Votes: 741 | Gross: $0.51M

13. The Second Chance (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

52 Metascore

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Michael W. Smith, Jeff Obafemi Carr, J. Don Ferguson, Lisa Arrindell

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $0.43M

14. Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

G | 100 min | Drama, Sport

37 Metascore

After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Director: Matthew Dean Russell | Stars: Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo, Deborah Ann Woll

Votes: 2,757 | Gross: $18.00M

15. St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young Christian boy attends a druid worship that is attacked by invading Irish tribes. Taken captive, he is taken back to Ireland to become a slave. Enduring many hardships, he finds ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hughes | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Luke Griffin, Alan Bates, Susannah York

Votes: 249

16. To Save a Life (2009)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

19 Metascore

After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

Director: Brian Baugh | Stars: Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Joshua Weigel, Steven Crowder

Votes: 5,257 | Gross: $3.77M

17. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 16,701 | Gross: $3.44M

18. What Would Jesus Do? (2010)

PG | 94 min | Drama

John Schneider stars as the sexy but troubled rogue drifter who encounters many fake Christians who turn him down and ridicule him because most Christians are, well - fake.

Director: Thomas Makowski | Stars: John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Adam Gregory, Mark Arnold

Votes: 651

19. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 42,419 | Gross: $43.85M

20. Godspell (1973)

G | 103 min | Musical

An adaption of the musical, in a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley, David Haskell

Votes: 2,956

21. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 6,537 | Gross: $1.60M

22. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 50,199 | Gross: $58.97M

23. Jesus - Der Film (1986)

125 min | Drama

JESUS - THE FILM is a monumental feature film in 35 episodes, shot on Super8. The individual episodes retell the story of the New Testament and were made by a total of 22 filmmakers from ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Brynntrup, Jörg Buttgereit, Almut Iser, Konrad Kaufmann, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Georg Ladanyi, Giovanni Mimmo, Andreas Wildfang, Stiletto | Stars: Kai Blanke-Fergouson, Jürgen Brauch, Michael Brynntrup, Jörg Buttgereit

Votes: 28

24. The Jesus Film (1979)

G | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

Directors: John Krish, Peter Sykes | Stars: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby, Niko Nitai

Votes: 1,971

25. In the Beginning (2000)

189 min | Adventure, Drama

Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.

Stars: Martin Landau, Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Campbell, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 735

27. Noah's Ark (1999– )

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the Biblical story from Genesis, God floods the world as Noah rescues his family and the animals in a gigantic ark.

Stars: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,853

28. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 9,791

29. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Musical

A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins

Votes: 3,414

30. The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)

120 min | Musical

The story of Moses from the bible in musical form, filmed live at the Hollywood Kodak Theater.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Earley, Lauren Kennedy, Aharon Ipalé

Votes: 288

31. The Ten Commandments (2006– )

PG-13 | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.

Stars: Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Naveen Andrews, Mía Maestro

Votes: 1,163

32. The Ten Commandments (2007)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Family

25 Metascore

In this animated adaptation of the Bible story Moses hears the voice of God from a burning bush, which inspires him to confront Egypt's pharaoh and demand freedom for the Israelite slaves. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Boyce, John Stronach | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Elliott Gould, Alfred Molina

Votes: 2,209 | Gross: $0.95M

33. A Story of David: The Hunted (1960)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

King Saul of Israel is jealous of the fame and adoration of David, who long ago slew Goliath and brought victory to Saul's armies. Now Saul, egged on by his Edomite counselor Doeg, attempts... See full summary »

Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Basil Sydney, Peter Arne, David Knight

Votes: 90

34. The Queen of Sheba (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Leonora Ruffo, Gino Cervi, Gino Leurini, Marina Berti

Votes: 85

35. Samson (1961)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 155

36. Samson and Delilah (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action

The long haired biblical strongman Samson falls in love with beautiful temptress Delilah in Philistine.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Max von Sydow, Belinda Bauer, Stephen Macht, Daniel Stern

Votes: 135

37. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 549

39. The Passover Plot (1976)

PG | 108 min | Drama

Dramatization of the controversial best-seller that posits an alternate version of the birth of Christianity. In this version, Jesus planned for His crucifixion by taking a drug that would ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Harry Andrews, Hugh Griffith, Zalman King, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 77

40. The Gospel According to Matthew (1993)

TV-G | 258 min | Biography, Drama, History

Matthew 15:1 - 28:20 - The year is about 62 A.D., and the aging apostle Matthew recalls the remarkable events he witnessed as a young man. As his story unfolds, the centuries melt away and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh | Stars: Richard Kiley, Bruce Marchiano, Gerrit Schoonhoven, Dawid Minnaar

Votes: 761

41. Jesus (1999)

Not Rated | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

A movie about the life, work and death of Jesus as we know it from the Bible.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing, Jacqueline Bisset, Gary Oldman

Votes: 2,528

42. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

A believable telling of the life of Mary, the chosen by God, mother of Christ. The story follows Mary before conception, at the revealing of the impending birth by the angel Gabrie, and ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christian Bale, Pernilla August, Melinda Kinnaman, David Threlfall

Votes: 1,144

43. The Miracle Maker (2000)

G | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Votes: 1,277

44. Son of Man (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

Director: Mark Dornford-May | Stars: Noluthando Boqwana, Andile Kosi, Pauline Malefane, Andries Mbali

Votes: 217

45. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

Votes: 5,610

46. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

Votes: 28,700 | Gross: $28.35M

47. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello

Votes: 930

48. Joan of Arc (1948)

Approved | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 2,522

49. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War