For Latter-day Saint families, finding good entertainment that supports their values can be difficult. Check out this list of LDS movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime to stream in 2022. There are some great options for the entire family!
LDS Movies on Netflix
Unfortunately, there are no LDS movies or shows on Netflix. This has been a notable change and is likely due to streaming rights and many Latter-day Saint distributors having more options.
However, there are two movies currently on Netflix that deal adjacently with the Latter-day Saint community.
The first is “Mitt” a documentary about notable Latter-day Saint politician Mitt Romney. Given unprecedented access by Mitt Romney and his family for six years, the film follows the former governor’s presidential aspirations, from Christmas 2006 to his initial run to become the Republican nominee in 2008 and through his Presidential concession speech in 2012.
The second is a 3-part limited series about forger Mark Hoffman, his lies about rare Church documents, and how he attempted to cover them up with the murder of two faithful Latter-day Saints.
While there aren’t any movies by Latter-day Saints on Netflix, there is a good selection of family-friendly content in the “Faith and Spirituality” section. We suggest checking out the following titles:
- A Week Away – Troubled teen Will Hawkins has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular, and a sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it. It’s a movie musical that’s great for teens.
- Voices of Fire – In this faith-based docuseries, Bishop Ezekiel Williams builds an inspiring, nontraditional gospel choir with the help of superstar nephew Pharrell.
- The Shack – Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.
LDS Movies on Amazon Prime
Unlike Netflix, there is a great variety of LDS movies on Amazon Prime so far in 2022. Here’s the most comprehensive list we could come up with! We’ve focused on videos that are free with your Prime Membership.
Once I Was a Beehive
After losing her father to cancer, a teenage girl reluctantly joins her new step-cousin at a summer camp for Latter-day Saint girls.
Jane and Emma
In 1844, after traveling hundreds of miles on foot, a black woman finds enduring friendship with Emma Smith, the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Out of Liberty
Jailed on charges of treason and murder, the proclaimed prophet Joseph Smith and his companions are held in Liberty, Missouri while they await a court hearing. Local jailer, Samuel Tillery is tasked with protecting the prisoners from increased mob attacks. But as public opinion begins to shift, Sam is forced to take matters into his own hands, for the protection of the prisoners, and his own life.
By listening to and following his heart, Ephraim Hanks finds his way in life and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company.
The Cokeville Miracle
The Cokeville Miracle is an astounding true story about survival in the face of unimaginable terror. On May 16th, 1986, in the small town of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young entered the local elementary school with a bomb and held the entire school hostage in one room. In the mayhem that followed the bomb was detonated, but not one hostage was killed and the parents must put their skepticism aside as children start to tell stories of how they survived. How is it possible for a packed building to explode yet leave no casualties?
Kennedy Hansen is a 15-year-old girl with three goals, drive a car, date boys, and be a cheerleader. Even though she contracts a terrible disease, Kennedy is able to triumph over her obstacles and make her dreams come true.
Spirit of the Game
The film is based on the true story of the Mormon Yankees, an American basketball team that played in exhibition games before the 1956 Summer Olympics.
The Work and the Glory
Recently moved to upstate New York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin Steed family makes their way into the established social structure of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new community they find the help that they have hired to clear their land is at the center of a religious controversy – a controversy that threatens to tear the family apart. The other two movies in the series are available to rent or buy.
As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles.
The Fighting Preacher
A boxer who only knows how to connect with people through his fists is called on a mission and must learn that punching his way through his problems isn’t the best way to be a representative of Christ. He changes his approach and learns to punch people with love.
Just Let Go
After surviving a drunk driving accident that killed his pregnant wife and two kids, Chris Williams struggles to ‘just let go’ and forgive the young man who caused it.
Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence of their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the help of local church leader Phillip Abubakar, the missionaries make the difficult journey, only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own.
Saints and Soldiers
Based on actual WWII events, the award-winning Saints and Soldiers tells the dramatic story of a small band of Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines with information that could save thousands of American lives. All three films in the series are available for free.
The Last Descent
In 2009, John Jones explored an un-mapped section of the famous Nutty Putty Cave. After becoming stuck in a hole 18 inches wide and 150 feet underground, rescue crews worked frantically and heroically to free him. This is the story inspired by not only the incident at Nutty Putty, but by the way John lived his entire life.
Sam, a very uptight, ultra-organized idealist, knows what he wants in life until he meets Charly, a beautiful and feisty New Yorker who turns his orderly world upside down and inside out. Individual differences draw them together in ways neither expected, but learning to overcome those differences threatens to pull them apart forever.
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s classic is transplanted to modern-day single’s ward. While her college roommates search for love, aspiring writer Elizabeth Bennet focuses on her career but constantly finds herself fighting haughty businessman Will Darcy.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.