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10 Christian Kids Movies for the Summer

Streaming companies such as Netflix and Hulu are rising in popularity, and now Christian streaming services are giving people an alternative option with faith-filled, family-friendly content.

At the top of the faith-based list of options is Pure Flix, the company behind the $60 million grossing film "God's Not Dead." The Christian streaming video service, PureFlix.com, offers a first-month free promotion with thousands of titles available at no cost.  

The following is a list of 10 movies for kids that would be fun for parents and older siblings to watch.

*Plot description from PureFlix.com

1. A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

Plot:  With a rollicking soundtrack and incredible voice talents, dive into adventure and fun with Sammy the sea turtle as he swims the oceans of the world searching for the love of his life, Shelly. With his best pal, Ray, Sammy experiences the extraordinary and faces daunting challenges, including hungry sharks and pesky birds. Based on the actual course of a sea turtle's life, this story of one creature's breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will love!

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Cast: Anthony Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Carrol, Tim Curry, Stacy Keach, Yuri Lowenthal, Kathy Griffin, Melanie Griffith, Jenny McCarthy

Director: Ben Stassen

Genre: Inspirational, Animated

 2. The Ultimate Gift

Plot:  A trust-fund baby finds out that real joy comes from the heart, not the pocketbook. Jason Stevens expects his inheritance to be enough money to sustain his life of luxury. But it's not money he receives. It's twelve "gifts" to teach him what is most important in life.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: PG

Cast: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin

Director: Michael O. Sajbel

Genre: Drama, Inspirational, Independent Films

3. The Wild Stallion

Plot:  Hanna and her father have arrived at Matty's Bear Mountain ranch that runs along the borders of Utah and Nevada. Hanna has come to photograph the mysterious wild stallions that are rumored to run across the rugged mountain terrain. But when Hanna and her new friend CJ discover a plan hatched by the wealthy Mr. Novak to rid the area of the wild horses, the two girls must turn to Matty for help before it's too late!

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: G

Cast: Connie Sellecca, Fred Ward, Miranda Cosgrove, Robert Wagner, Paul Sorvino

Director: Craig Clyde

Genre: Classic, Drama

4. Adventures of Bailey, the Lost Puppy

Plot:  Bailey, an adorable golden retriever puppy, is moving! On the road trip to their new home, Bailey's family makes a stop and mistakenly leaves her behind. The mischievous playful pup sets out to find her family and stumbles across "Sharkrosa," an exotic wildlife ranch. At the ranch, Bailey meets and is befriended by an assortment of animals. Will Bailey ever see her family again? Get ready for non-stop fun and adventure as Bailey meets new friends and learns a lesson or two about family and friendship.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: G

Cast: Rick Shew, Liz Franke, Emily Stuhler

Director: Steve Franke

Genre: Inspirational, Pets

5. JK's House

Plot:  Blending family values and life lessons with music and dance, JK's House entertains while teaching kids important life lessons about such topics as being thankful, patience, manners, caring, sharing, family focused and much more.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Cast: Robin Givens, Jakayla Lawrence, Cymia Telleria

Director: Aaron L. Williams

Genre: Drama

6. Letters to God

Plot:  Tyler is eight years old and battling something no child should have to battle. Surrounded by a loving family, Tyler's prayers take the form of letters he sends to his ultimate pen pal, God. These letters find their way into the hands of Tyler's postman, who's inspired to find his own meaning.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Cast: Robyn Lively, Jeffery S.S. Johnson, Maree Cheatham, Tanner Maguire, Michael Christopher Bolten, Bailee Madison, Ralph Waite

Director: David Nixon

Genre: Drama, Inspirational

7. The Lion of Judah

Plot:  Follow the adventures of a bold lamb and his stable friends as they try to avoid the sacrificial alter the week preceding the crucifixion of Christ. It is a heart-warming account of the Easter story as seen through the eyes of a lovable pig, a faint-hearted horse, a pedantic rat, a rambling rooster, a motherly cow and a downtrodden donkey. This magnificent period piece with its epic sets is a roller coaster ride of emotions. Enveloped in humor, this quest follows the animals from the stable in Bethlehem to the great temple in Jerusalem and onto the hillside of Calvary as these unlikely heroes try to save their friend.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Anupam Kher, Sandi Patty, Omar Miller, Scott Eastward and Michael Madsen

Genre: Inspirational, Animated, Faith, Bible Stories

8. Different Drummers

Plot:  When David, in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy, accurately foretells the death of their fourth-grade teacher, a doubtful Lyle decides to test the existence of God by attempting to get David to run again.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: PG

Cast: Brayden Tucker, Ethan Reed McKay, Colleen Carey

Director: Don Caron, Lyle Hatcher

Genre: Drama, Apologetics & Faith

9. Ben Hur (Cartoon)

(Photo: Pure Flix)
Animated version of the classic film, Ben Hur is available on PureFlix.

Plot:  Following a tragic accident, Hebrew prince Judah Ben-Hur is enslaved by the Romans. As Ben-Hur attempts to find his way back home, his love for a beautiful slave girl is tested by sea and by land in this epic tale of faith and redemption.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Classics, Animated, Faith, Apologetics & Faith

10. Pilgrim's Progress (Animated)

Plot:  Presented in spectacular full color, this animated version of the classic "Pilgrim's Progress" is an excellent way to introduce the portrayal of the Christian life to children and adults alike. Join in the adventure as we learn more about John Bunyan's story.

Streaming Service: Pure Flix

Rating: Not Rated

Producer: C.O. Baptista Films

Genre: Classics, Inspirational, Animated, Faith, Evangelism & Redemption

Pure Flix, the company behind the 60-million-dollar film "God's Not Dead," has an online streaming service at PureFlix.com. The On Demand streaming service provides thousands of family-friendly and faith-based titles and is offering a FREE, one-month trial! Click here to sign up now: www.pureflix.com.