21 awesome family movies you may never have heard of

Penny Zeller, Christian Author
Our family is always on the lookout for wholesome family films for our weekly Family Night. Some of the best movies we’ve ever seen have been undiscovered gems we’ve stumbled across by accident.

The 20 undiscovered treasures below are in no particular order. Some are newer and some have been out for awhile, but they all are must-see movies for your next Family Night!


The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

Beyond the Mask

The Redemption of Henry Myers (12+)


Finding Normal


The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

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Though None Go With Me

The Gospel of John

Time Changer

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Last Ounce of Courage

The End of the Spear (13+)

King’s Faith (13+)


Hidden Places

The Perfect Gift

Duma (12+)

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Seasons of Gray

Christmas Angel

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No Greater Love

Christmas Oranges

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Backroads and Lilies

Civil Love


For a listing of other fantastic movies, check out my Mom-Approved Movie List.  Interested in movie reviews? Go to my Mom-Approved Movie Reviews tab.



14 thoughts on “21 awesome family movies you may never have heard of

  1. Thanks for this great list, admittedly I haven’t heard of about half of them! Great stuff 👍
    Duma is a touching film, might have to hunt it down and re-watch it!

      • Thanks, Penny. I want some good things to wacht when my granddaughter comes for the summer. She fell in love with Gilligan’s Island last summer. We don’t get that channel now. She might enjoy some of these movies.

      • You’re welcome, Melinda! Yes, I think she would enjoy many of these, especially Christmas Oranges, Christmas Angel, Duma, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry and the Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. An older TV series our family has enjoyed is Father Murphy – very similar along the lines of Little House on the Prairie.

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