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Top 8 Inspirational Christian Movies for Teens
These are wonderful, awesome Christian movies for teenagers that share messages of freedom, hope, life, purpose, love, family, wisdom, and more. These movies will inspire them to grow into the individuals they are meant to become and help them with daily issues they face.
- Pivot Point (2011)
- To Save a Life (2009)
- Finding Faith (2013)
- Not Today (2013)
- Gimme Shelter (2014)
- The Frontier Boys (2012)
- October Baby (2011)
- Deadly Choice (1982)
1. Pivot Point (2011)
Pivot Point is a powerful drama that explores the journey of four teens and the deep emotional challenges they struggle with on their own. They eventually discover that their lives are connected in a way they never imagined. They all wish to go back and change one crucial event in time.
This film shows us how each small choice can have a positive or negative impact and can change the outcome of our entire lives and the lives of others. It is a real wake-up call about what teens go through and the challenges they must face within themselves.
2. To Save a Life (2009)
To Save a Life is about a popular student who thinks he has everything in life. His entire world is shaken when an unpopular childhood friend who has no real friends commits suicide. It leads him to take an extreme look at his view of life and his treatment of his peers and the unpopular kids at school. This event really changes him.
This is a movie with a powerful message for teens to think about the lives of others, and it also does a good job of showing them what really matters the most—it is not being popular and known to peers. It causes teenagers to take a hard look at the motives and intentions of their hearts. This is a great movie for kids in middle school and high school to help them develop an awareness of depression, alcohol, drugs, depression, and suicide.
3. Finding Faith (2013)
This is an intense suspense thriller based on actual events. It is about a teenage girl who was texting someone she believed to be a teenage boy but was not, and when they met, she was kidnapped instead. This movie shows how sex slavery is taking place in America and different parts of the world.
It also serves as a very good warning for teens to be aware of talking to strangers online and not to be too naïve and trusting of anyone but to show extreme caution. It's a good movie for parents, teens, and pre-teens. It will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Erik Estrada stars in this movie.
4. Not Today (2013)
Not Today is a story about a wealthy 20-year-old who begins to care about the events in another country and culture. This film will impact a teen's heart and life.
Movies like these open our eyes to horrific events occurring elsewhere. It drives teens to take opportunities to be the answer to this problem and do something about it.
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5. Gimme Shelter (2014)
A pregnant teenager runs away from her drug-addicted mother to search for her wealthy father, whom she never knew or met. She eventually finds him and his wife and kids and stays with him for a while, but she does not get the love and help she was expecting.
She is forced to find her own way of survival. Eventually, she finds love and acceptance from people who she can call family—the shelter she has been searching for for a long time. This is a powerful, inspirational movie.
6. The Frontier Boys (2012)
This is a wonderful film for teenage boys. It's a story about four high school boys who have been close friends since they were little kids. Their friendship is threatened after an event takes place. One of them ends up in a coma, and the other has a secret he is keeping from the others.
The movie shows how things can change with the power of friends, family, and an understanding of God's grace. This is a powerful message for teens. This movie is filled with excitement, love for basketball, the importance of family and friends, and also telling the truth.
7. October Baby (2011)
October Baby is about a college student, Hannah. Her world is shattered when she realizes that her parents have kept a secret from her. She becomes so confused and angry that she does not know who she is anymore. This leads her to embark on a journey to find the answers to the questions that are troubling her. Her friend Jason is there for her.
As she searches, she discovers family secrets that help her understand the truth. This changes the course of her life and changes her as a person. Through this, she gains the strength to move on. This is a very powerful, touching movie.
8. Deadly Choice (1982)
Deadly Choice is about a young woman whose father, a doctor, finds out that she's pregnant. It's a very powerful drama about a doctor and his daughter facing the issue of abortion from different sides. They must both confront the issue head-on from differing viewpoints.
The movie shows the results of the choices that affect their entire lives. It presents the cost of each side. I have never seen a movie that really addresses the concerns of abortion, pregnancy, and adoption in such a bold way. This is a must-see for teens and parents.
Hugh on September 02, 2017:
Can anyone suggest where I can buy, or watch Pivot Point in the UK? Also, does it have a rating? 12, 15 etc?
Stewart on July 27, 2017:
What a great selection of movies. Some of these I have never heard before. Thanks your sharing this.
Jamie on June 26, 2017:
What a great list of teen movies. Thanks.
Janellegems (author) on November 22, 2016:
Thank you Sam. I appreciate your comment.
Sam Dreiberg from India on November 22, 2016:
Great list. I was thinking of writing on the same genre and trust me all these movies would have definitely made my list.
Janellegems (author) on March 29, 2016:
Thanks Anna for your comment.
Anna on March 29, 2016:
These are a great selection of movies. I will have to check some of these out. Thanks.
Janellegems (author) on July 07, 2014:
Absolutely teaches12345, I totally agree. It is a wonderful movie for young teen girls. Thanks for stopping by and giving your feedback.
Dianna Mendez on July 06, 2014:
We just saw Gimme Shelter and were moved beyond words at the life some teens are forced to live. It was such a touching movie about one girl's decision to stand up for her personal belief. I can see how this movie would be great for young teens, especially girls, to watch.
Janellegems (author) on July 03, 2014:
Thank you Cybershelley. I appreciate your comment.
Shelley Watson on July 03, 2014:
An interesting and well thought out assortment of movies. Thank you for sharing.