Although Disney Plus isn’t the best option for those looking to view Christian films, it does provide a solid selection of uplifting titles with prominent religious undertones. They include Oscar winners and nominees. There are also a few timeless works. Still, others are animated movies that are universally well-liked by children. Some of the films we’ve chosen do not refer to God at all. However, they all share a common thread: messages that could have been lifted straight from the Bible. Following are some Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus Ever Made for you to enjoy this holiday season and get something out of their strong messages.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
The first in the list of Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus is Narnia. The characters, the music, the story, the effects, the emotions, and the reminder that Jesus would offer his life for anybody are just a few of the many reasons why this is one of the best Disney movies I had the pleasure of watching as a child. Aslan and Lucy are my two favorite characters of all time for different reasons: Aslan because he reminds me of my Lord Jesus Christ in his role as a wonderful, fantastic, loving, noble, caring, and devoted father to all who believe in him and follow him and to all who don’t follow him and have many doubts about themselves and don’t believe they’re worthy of his love and mercy, and Lucy because she’s awesome.
You’re missing something remarkable if you haven’t seen The Chronicles of Narnia yet. Liam Neeson gives a fantastic performance as Aslan, and the picture as a whole has something for everyone. In all seriousness, they couldn’t have cast a perfect voice for him or anyone else in this amazing and enduring work of art. The film also conveys a profound message about how one should make amendments to their wrongdoings.
Director: Andrew Adamson
Release Date: December 9, 2005
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell.
Character Name: White Witch, Lucy Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
Famous Dialogue: “Do not cite the Deep Magic to me Witch. I was there when it was written.”
Shooting Location: Flock Hill in Canterbury, the area known as Elephant Rocks near Duntroon in North Otago
The second edition in the list of Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus is Safety (2020). To help support his younger brother, a collegiate football player gives up his sports career. The film is inspired by the true tale of Ray McElrathbey, a former Clemson football star who took responsibility for his younger brother Fahmarr after their mother relapsed into drug use. Language, drug abuse themes, and some sexual references make this a PG movie. The movie teaches a lesson of sacrifice and selflessness to its viewer.
Director: Reginald Huglin
Release Date: December 11, 2020
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Cast: Jay Reeves, Javien Jackson, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Corinne Foxx. Matthew Glave
Character Name: Ray, Young Ray, Fahmarr, Kaycee Stone, Coach Tommy Bowden.
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Famous Dialogue: “What does sacrifice mean to you? It means being selfless.”
Shooting Location: Clemson University, South California, USA, Atlanta, Georgia.
The Parent Trap (1998)
The third one is The Parent Trap (1998) in the list of Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus. Awesome, underappreciated film. Growing up, I only saw this version, neither the original nor the sequel. Lindsay Lohan excelled in her dual role as Hallie and her long-lost twin Annie. Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson were outstanding in their roles as Hallie’s and Annie’s parents. The role of Meredith Blake’s prospective stepmother was spot on, played by Elaine Hendrix. The film follows two 11-year-old girls who, upon meeting at summer camp, discover they are long-lost twins of divorced parents who live far apart from one other and decide to pull a switcheroo to spend time with their absent parents. It’s a great, charming, amusing, light, and comforting tale with a great finale, despite its simplicity. The Parent Trap will always be a timeless film—an absolute must-see for families.
Director: Nancy Meyers
Release Date: July 29, 1998
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter.
Character Name: Hallie Parker, Nick Parker, Elizabeth James, Meredith Blake
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Famous Dialogue: “Here’s what’s going on, buddy. The day we get married is the day I ship those brats off to Switzerland. Get the picture?”
Shooting Location: Staglin Family vineyard near Rutherford in California’s Napa Valley. Camp Seely in Crestline, California, doubled for Camp Walden.
Horton Hears A Who (2008)
A film adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who was a smashing success when it was released in 2008. The film is entertaining and original and grounded in serious themes. Horton, the elephant in question, is the protagonist of this animated short. Even though Horton can’t see the creatures, who call themselves “Who’s,” they can communicate with one another. Horton and the Whos go on an adventure to find a secure location for the speck so that the Whos can continue their peaceful existence.
The story follows the same formula as previous adaptations of Dr. Seuss’s works. His work has captivated children and adults with its fresh and engaging subject matter. When it comes to Dr. Seuss, the moral of the narrative is often buried in the background. Horton says, “A person is a person no matter how small,” implying that we are all created equal despite our differences. Horton Hears a Who tale exemplifies the importance of looking out for and supporting one another even when the odds are stacked against you.
Director: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martini
Release Date: March 14, 2008
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Music
Cast: Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett.
Character Name: Horton, Mayor Ned McDodd, Kangaroo, Vlad
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Famous Dialogue: “If you can’t see, hear, or feel something it doesn’t exist. I’m believing in tiny imaginary people is just not something we do. Or tolerate here in the jungle of Nool.”
Star Wars Series
The American epic space opera franchise Star Wars, developed by George Lucas and kicking off with the namesake film in 1977, has become a worldwide sensation. There is an extensive fictional universe based on the movie and its spinoffs, which includes television shows, video games, novels, comic books, theme park attractions, and themed regions. The Star Wars franchise is one of the most financially successful in history. The first two installments of the “Skywalker Saga” won Academy Awards, but all nine were nominated. As of 2018, the Star Wars film franchise was the second highest-grossing film franchise of all time, with over US$10 billion in box office income thanks largely to the two live-action “anthology” films that debuted in theatres in 2016 and 2018: Rogue One and Solo.
Director: George Lucas
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Space Opera, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd
Character Name: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Famous Dialogue: “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”
Shooting Location: Skellig Michael, Ireland. Hotel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia, Puzzlewood, Gloucestershire, UK. Reynisfjara, Iceland, and many more
Hidden Figures (2016)
Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder’s Hidden Figures is a biographical drama film from 2016. It’s based on the 2016 nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly of the same name. It is about a group of African-American female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race. Three African-American women mathematicians are crucial in John Glenn’s space mission. Moreover, individuals face discrimination on the job due to their race or gender. It was well-received by critics, who lauded the film’s performances (especially those of Henson and Spencer), script, director, cinematography, emotional tone, and historical authenticity (albeit others claimed it incorporated a white savior narrative).
Director: Theodore Melfi
Release Date: January 6, 2017
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst.
Character Name: Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Al Harrison ;
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Famous Dialogue: “We all pee the same color.”
Shooting Location: Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Emory University, and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
“Most kids feel invisible, not the superman sort of invisible, but the kind of invisibility that traps you into believing tomorrow could be a better day to start chasing your ambitions,” says a passage from the real story “Cloud,” directed by Justin Baldoni. An excellent film about Zach, who was given only a few months to live. While there was some grief, the film primarily focused on his life, accomplishments, and final moments. One need not learn that one is terminally ill before beginning to live. With this magnificent production, the performers, actress, director, and producer have shown the world who Zach Sobiech was and comforted other families going through the same thing.
Director: Justin Baldoni
Release Date: October 16, 2020
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Cast: Fin Argus, Neve Campbell, Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Iseman, Tom Everett Scott
Character Name: Zach Sobiech, Laura Sobiech, Sammy Brown, Amy Adamle, Rob Sobiech.
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Famous Dialogue: “Quitting is not an option. You have one life to live. What are you going to do with it?”
Shooting Location: Baie-D’Urfé, Quebec, Canada and in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast is hands down the best remake of any Disney animated movie. From cinematics to characterization, from dialogue delivery Emma Watson’s portrayal of Bell was excellent, and she successfully established a low-key atmosphere that served as a nice counterpoint to the film’s later magical sequences—casting Luke Evans as Gaston was a stroke of genius. He embodied the character’s humorous arrogance and misogynistic temperament, making him as likable as any villain you love to despise.
The casting of Dan Stevens was another triumph for me, especially because of his ferocious speaking voice. As his friendship with Bell develops, his portrayal reminds us of the innocent repentant Prince who was once a prisoner behind the monster. I was completely immersed in the enchanted Disney world because of the excellent visual effects and vibrant sets and landscapes. The story is a classic, and director Bill Condon did a fantastic job bringing it to life on screen.
Director: Bill Condon
Release Date: March 17, 2017
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline
Character Name: Belle, Beast, Gaston, LeFou, Maurice.
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Famous Dialogue: “Think of the one place you’ve always wanted to see. Now find it in your mind’s eye, then feel it in your heart.”
Shooting Location: Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK
Rudy Bridges (1998)
Another edition in the list of Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus is Rudy Bridges (1998). In 1960, a young Black girl named Ruby Bridges overcame the odds and attended a formerly all-white school in New Orleans. Naturally, Ruby did not accomplish this accomplishment alone. The NAACP picked her, and US Marshals held back the angry crowd of haters set on lynching her. A kind White teacher stood up to her racist superiors. A renowned psychiatrist helped her cope with the stress, and, most importantly, Ruby’s brave mother shared the deep faith that gave the daughter the fortitude to persevere.
Director: Euzhan Palcy
Release Date: January 18, 1998
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly, Peter Francis
Character Name: Barbara Henry, Dr. Robert Coles, Abon Bridges, Jane Coles
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Famous Dialogue: “Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path, and begin the trails.”
Shooting Location: 319 S 10th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
The last edition in the list of Best Rapture Movies on Disney Plus is Onward (2020). Without question, the best film Pixar has ever produced. There is magic in this film, and it is flawless. It’s the story of two brothers—one shy and uncertain, the other bursting with charisma and a deep understanding of magic. They embark on a mission to resurrect their absent father for one day, only to spend it with him. In fulfilling their mission, they discover the deep and unbreakable bond that has always existed between them. Soon, though, Ian and his brother Barley are allowed to employ a magical spell to resurrect their deceased father from illness so that Ian can finally see him and spend a day with him.
It’s an epic film on a scale never before attempted. Although Barley is the one who has a fixation on magic and the past, he is not envious of his brother Ian’s magical abilities. On the contrary, he is very proud of Ian, especially when his brother unleashes his inner warrior or wizard. It’s not perfect, but that makes the bond between Ian and Barley remarkable. Ian never had a father, but he always had a brother.
Director: Dan Scanlon
Release Date: March 6, 2020
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer · The Manticore
Character Name: Ian Lightfoot, Barley Lightfoot, Laurel Lightfoot, The Manticore; Mel Rodriguez.
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Famous Dialogue: “I hope there’s a little magic left in you.“
Shooting Location: Los Angeles, California, USA