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December 1, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Top Seven Christian Documentaries on Netflix Instant

Here are the top 7 Christian documentaries (and movies) you can stream instantly on Netflix based on my personal tastes:

1. Lee Strobel the Case for Christ
2. Lord Save Us From Your Followers
3. Beware of Christians
4. Bonhoeffer
5. One Nation Under God (first movie made by the folks who made Beware of Christians)
6. Ben Stein’s Expelled
7. Amazing Grace

Honorable Mention(s):
1. God in America (a somewhat secular look at Religious faith in America from PBS)
2. Merton (haven’t actually seen this one yet…)

I apologize if any of these Christian documentaries have changed…as Netflix can change their offerings for instant streaming without me knowing. My guess is that 90 to 95% of these are still available for instant streaming on Netflix.

Update from May 2016:

I haven’t done a comprehensive update.  Case for Christ and Bonhoeffer are probably the best two.  Technically Amazing Grace isn’t a documentary, but still quite good.  Expelled is interesting as well.  The Letters, which is the story of Mother Theresa is also pretty good.  Its slow to be honest.  I’m not Catholic, but I think there is positive message no matter what your religious background.

Starting Over by Andy Stanley is quite good.  Its a sermon series available on Netflix.  Stanley is the pastor to Northpoint Community Church in the Atlanta area and is the son.  Stanley’s roots are Baptist (his dad is Charles Stanley), but he seems to approach scripture from a non-denominational approach.

I would also point out that some of the other links on this search in Google aren’t from Christians.  So their idea of a Christian documentary is dramatically different from mine and probably yours.

This Newsmax post seems to focus on Christian documentaries, although it also includes an LDS one.

Have you seen any Christian documentaries on Netflix instant that you would recommend????



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  1. Nathan Ketsdever / Apr 7 2013 7:46 pm

    A quick recap:
    Lee Strobels the Case for Christ video is realistically just a prelude to the book. Its pretty decent, but the book is soooo much better and more extensive. Still worth watching.

    Amazing Grace and Bonhoffer are both quite good. Haven’t read the books here. But the movies are quite good.

    I think those are the ones I recommend the most out of the list above.

    Also, I think there perhaps is a role for Expelled. I think its reasonably well argued and for me was entertaining (as a thinker on such issues).

    Lord Save Us from Your Followers is interesting. I think its an internal critique of Christianity or people who claim to be Christians.

  2. compassioninpolitics / Dec 19 2016 3:55 am

    Its also worth noting that Pureflix and Christian Cinema are too alternatives:

    Although Christian Cinema doesn’t seem to have a monthly option–the movies seem to be 4.99 to stream.

    Another monthly service is Dove:

    Not sure how it compares to Pureflix in terms of cost, interface, or movie options.

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