Modern movies are truly amazing. Thanks to the combined efforts of CGI and digital animation, audiences can now watch all sorts of adventures in epic, pixelated glory. But for all the style these movies have acquired, many have lost their substance. Younger Christians today are facing a similar problem. Distractions such as iPhones, social media, and the rise of secularism have left a majority of teenaged believers with only a cursory understanding of what it means to be Christian.
To solve this dilemma, we need to look away from our phones and back to a time when things were different. Older films may not have had the same “sparkle” as they do now, but they did have powerful stories that inspired their viewers.
If you’re a Christian parent or youth leader, here are five classic films that will help your teenager build their faith: