Launched in 2007, Hulu’s subscription streaming service is becoming more and more popular by the day. It currently has more than 45 million subscribers, which speaks of the great job done by the owners: The Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s NBCUniversal.
With so many people using its platform, Hulu’s library is put under the test around the clock. So when it comes down to it, finding Christian movies on Hulu shouldn’t be too hard, right?
Luckily, the answer is yes! Hulu has thousands of titles waiting for you to discover, and many Christian movies are definitely among them.
Now, I should make it clear that a Christian movie doesn’t have to be preaching the message of God so directly. It can present Christian values within a grand story under a range of genres from family comedies to horrors and thrillers.
Today, I’ll be sharing a list of the best Christian movies on Hulu you can stream right now. These 7 titles can make you laugh, cry, swoon, or scream depending on what you’re in the mood for — all the while empowering your Christian self.
Let’s get started!
- Genre: Drama
- Director: Fran Kranz
- IMDb: 6/10
- Starring: Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool
- Release Date: October 8, 2021
Kicking off this list, nothing seems more fitting than Mass to recommend first. This drama masterpiece will get you to experience so many emotions in just 1 hour and 51 minutes that you’ll feel you’ve been run over by a feels bus!
The movie features two couples whose children have been in a school shooting. You’ll be witnessing the parents of the victim and the parents of the perpetrator confront each other 6 years after the tragic event.
The discussion takes place in a church, where values of forgiveness, empathy, anger, and love are challenged. This movie was filmed entirely in 14 days, but you’d never guess it.
2. Ben Is Back
- Genre: Drama
- Director: Peter Hedges
- IMDb: 7/10
- Starring: Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Rachel Bay Jones
- Release Date: December 7, 2018
I’ve always been a fan of Julia Roberts and Peter Hedges, but together, their work is on a whole new level.
Ben Is Back may not seem like it has a particularly Christian message to convey at first, but it shows how powerful a mother’s love can be — which has been compared to God’s love in the bible.
The movie also discusses the challenges of forgiving and accepting a loved person that has fallen to their sins. It highlights the effort it takes to give and gain trust once it’s been broken.
The story follows a mother-and-son relationship in the aftermath of drug addiction.
The mother comes home from church on Christmas Eve and finds her son waiting in the driveway. It’s been months since she last saw him before he was off to rehab, so she’s beyond happy, but soon realizes she has other children to protect from his potentially bad influence.
Fun fact: Peter Hedges didn’t plan on casting his son Lucas Hedges in the movie, but Julia insisted on the actor after seeing him in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
3. I Trapped the Devil
- Genre: Horror/Supernatural horror
- Director: Josh Lobo
- IMDb: 8/10
- Starring: J. Bowen, Susan Burke, Scott Poythress, John Marrott, Jocelin Donahue, Chris Sullivan
- Release Date: April 26, 2019
I Trapped the Devil is one of those movies that gets the gears in your brain turning and the strings in your heart battling. It’s a take on the eternal battle between mind and emotion, with the ultimate deciding factor being none other than faith.
This movie follows Matt, who -along with his wife- visits his estranged brother Steve unannounced for Christmas. The night develops and Matt makes a shocking discovery: his brother has a man locked in the basement.
The thing is, Steve believes the trapped man is actually the devil. Steve is probably paranoid and mentally stable, or is he?
As such, the joyful holiday takes a terrifying turn. Matt has to decide whether to put his faith in his brother and believe the impossible, or in what is supposed to be facts.
- Genre: Adventure/Drama
- Director: Brendan Muldowney
- IMDb: 8/10
- Starring: Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, Akilas Karazisis
- Release Date: April 23, 2017
You probably know Tom Holland from his role as Spider-Man, but the English actor’s work in Pilgrimage deserves to be seen as well.
This medieval film is a Christian movie as it discusses a journey of a group of monks in the 13th century who must take their monastery’s sacred relic back to Rome.
The catch? Well, they must travel through an island that’s basically a warzone. Not only are tribes of the island fighting among one another, but also Norman invaders are trying to dominate the land.
As viewers, we witness the monks’ journey through the eyes of a young novice and a mute lay brother. You’ll experience the success, failure, excitement, and frustration of the adventure under religious and political effects.
Is faith enough to get the monks to risk their lives? Is the relic worth the dangers and terrors? Find out for yourself!
5. Second Chance Christmas
- Genre: Romance/Comedy/Drama
- Director: Danny Buday
- IMDb: 6/10
- Starring: Katrina Begin, Charlene Tilton, Tilky Jones, Alexandria Collins, Steven Ted Beckler
- Release Date: 5 November 2017
If you’re looking for a feel-good Christian movie, Second Chance Christmas may be exactly what you need. It’s got romance, drama, and comedy all wrapped up in Christmas time, so what’s not to love?
The story follows Caroline, an super busy event planner who’s unhappy in her marriage. She decides to get a divorce and goes to drop off the paper, only to be hit by a car.
When she wakes up, she doesn’t remember any of it. She doesn’t remember who she is and can’t even recognize the face of Jack, her soon-to-be ex-husband, who decides to take this tragic opportunity to fix his marriage.
Jack sees Caroline’s memory loss as a second chance for their love. He’s determined to correct his mistakes, win back his wife’s heart, and erase the flaws in their lives. Will his plan work?
6. The Man Who Invented Christmas
- Genre: Biography/Comedy/Drama
- Director: Bharat Nalluri
- IMDb: 7/10
- Starring: Dan Stevens, Miriam Margolyes, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer
- Release Date: 22 November 2017
This movie discusses the journey that the renowned British writer, Charles Dickens, went through and led to the production of the timeless Christmas tale that changed the holiday season forever: “A Christmas Carol”.
Despite the provoking title, The Man Who Invented Christmas doesn’t aim to make it seem or prove that Charles Dickens invented Christmas. It’s simply an insight into his life before coming up with one of the most celebrated novels in the history of English literature.
To give you an idea, the movie starts in 1843 when Dickens is struggling to keep up with the cost of living after 3 consecutive flops. His career is at an all-time low, so he decides to write a Christmas story and publish it himself.
Not only is he convinced this is his way to recover, but he also has to do it in less than 60 days. The movie takes through a roller coaster of emotions between painful memories, frustration, and determination.
Christmas is “a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time” according to Dickens himself. This movie shows you how these words came to be.
7. 12 Pups of Christmas
- Genre: Romance
- Director: Michael Feifer
- IMDb: 2/10
- Starring: Charlotte Sullivan, Donny Boaz, Elizabeth Small, Philip Boyd
- Release Date: December 21, 2019
What would you do if you found 12 puppies sitting on your doorstep right before Christmas? Honestly, I’d keep them, but Erin -our movie’s protagonist- is supposed to find them homes before Christmas day.
Erin is a canine therapist who recently got out of a relationship and moved to another city to start a new job. Martin, her boss, gives her the task just when she thought life had finally given her a break.
Working together to get the job done, sparks fly. Love is possible only if selfishness takes a seat — will it happen?
There you have it, a list of the best 7 Christian movies on Hulu. Keep in mind that watching any of these requires you to be a subscriber. You can choose to sign up for the Hulu platform only or get the Disney bundle that grants you access to Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+.