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6 Best Black Christian Movies

The best black Christian movies include films from a variety of genres. 

Comedy films, gospel and church films, and dramas with religious undertones are all included. It can be difficult to find decent Black Christian films, but the list below contains the best Christian films with mostly Black and African-American characters.

Although not all of these films are particularly about Jesus or the Bible, they can help audiences reaffirm Christian beliefs. Vote up the movies you enjoyed seeing and down the movies you didn’t think were as good. Others will be able to find inspirational Black Christian films to watch in the future as a result of this.

Black Christian Movies

Nothing Without God II
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Keenan Robinson, Marvin Fisher, Brooklyn Tankard (Actors)
  • Keenan Robinson (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Nothing Without God II

This is the second installment of Keenan Robinson’s story, in which he is a recent college graduate who is fighting to keep his head above water while searching for his true mission in life. Marvin, Keenan’s younger foster brother, is taken under his wing to help him walk with GOD more closely.

Even though Keenan has his own set of personal troubles to conquer, he knows that this life is not all about him and that he has a calling to help others by GOD. They confront numerous life challenges and obstacles, life, and death decisions together.

After watching this movie, you will leave inspired and motivated in conquering your life problems.

War Room
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Karen Abercrombie, Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings (Actors)
  • Alex Kendrick (Director) - Alex Kendrick (Writer) - Stephen Kendrick (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

War Room

A story about an older wiser woman, Miss Clara who was enlisted to help an apparently perfect family solve their troubles. To all God-fearing domestic violence victims, take note: the Kendrick brothers have a film for you. They’re the filmmakers (Alex Kendrick directs and co-wrote this film with his brother Stephen) whose Christian-themed films “Fireproof” and “Courageous” made an impact among churchgoers even before last year’s slew of faith-based indies were released. 

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The film’s pivotal scene happens early on, when Elizabeth sits in her closet, sobbing and praying, “God, make him love me again.” For all the wrong reasons, this is a terrible moment. Because the Kendricks mistook one-dimensional caricatures for real people, they failed to offer Tony with any redeeming characteristics that would make us want to root for his marriage. “Learn to duck so God can hit him,” one of Elizabeth’s coworkers advises women who are abused by their husbands in the film.

This film will move you and will rock your spirit! For your marriage, your children, your community, and your heart, it was a game-changer.

Overcomer
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Shari Rigby (Actors)
  • Alex Kendrick (Director) - Aaron Burns (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Overcomer

This film is filled with a powerful combination of faith, a dash of humor, and a whole lot of love.

Coach John Harrison’s life is turned upside down when his high school basketball team’s state title ambitions are crushed by unexpected news. John and his family must confront the challenges they face. John is dissatisfied and doubting his usefulness after being asked by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or enjoy.  Until he meets a pupil who is suffering from her own journey.

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“Overcomer” appears to be aimed towards an audience that isn’t interested in being told a story. It’s geared at a crowd that doesn’t mind if a narrative interrupts a preaching every now and then.

My Brother's Keeper (2020)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • T.C. Stallings, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Joey Lawrence (Actors)
  • Kevan Otto (Director) - Ty Manns (Writer) - Robert C. Bigelow (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper is an excellent example of the faith-based cinema genre. You can’t go wrong with this movie if you’re seeking for a message of faith and hope in the midst of suffering.

My Brother’s Keeper tells the journey of SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings), a returning combat veteran who is dealing with PTSD. When SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) and his whole Ranger unit are killed in a tragic IED strike, Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are on their sixth combat tour.

Travis travels back to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents, who died many years ago. In his pursuit for answers about his parents, he encounters a new PTSD challenge. He gets help from Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam), a church counselor, and steadily rediscovers his trust in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis discovers a secret kept by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that hinders his newfound faith, restores his guilt, and makes him think the unthinkable.

Down By The River
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Johnson, Adriana Ford (Actors)
  • William Leonardo Molina (Director) - William Leonardo Molina (Writer) - William Leonardo Molina (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Down by the River

Love begins where hope ends. DOWN BY THE RIVER is based on a true story.This movie is about a family dealing with sickle cell illness in their youngest member. 

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There are many additional challenges that come into play that test the fundamental foundation of this family, in the midst of this trying and successful time at times.

Woodlawn
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sean Astin, Caleb Castille, Jon Voight (Actors)
  • Jon Erwin (Director) - Jon Erwin (Writer) - Kevin Downes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Woodlawn

As he fights racial tensions on and off the field, a gifted high school football player must learn to appreciate his talent and faith.

WOODLAWN is based on the true story of an Alabama high school football team’s integration and the emergence of Tony Nathan, a former Miami Dolphins running back (well performed by Caleb Castille). 

The film is set in racially violent and devastated Birmingham, Alabama, where four African American girls were brutally slain in their Sunday school classes in 1963 when a bomb was hurled into a crowded African American church, triggering violence that resulted in the deaths of two more people. Racial tensions, violence, and racial divisions persisted until the 1970s, when the genuine events depicted in Woodlawn occurred. In this film, the performance is great. Many famous movies and media figures appear in this film.

Not Easily Broken
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, Maeve Quinlan (Actors)
  • Bill Duke (Director) - T.D. Jakes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Not Easily Broken

Based on the novel by televangelist T.D. Jakes, this faith-based drama follows the trials and tribulations of a married couple forced to reevaluate the strength of their bond after Clarice is injured in a car accident.

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie (Actors)
  • Neema Barnette (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day underscores the impact of secrets, lies and deception, when a husband (Underwood) and wife (Leal) find themselves in the midst of a crisis after their young daughter is kidnapped.

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel

The authorized musical of incomparable gospel singers, The Clark Sisters, recounts the story of the highest selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark.

Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Danielle Brooks stars in this Robin Roberts produced Lifetime biopic as the gospel legend and civil rights trailblazer.

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