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Updated on February 28, 2017 by Sarah Hartland Sarah Hartland

7 Inspirational Movies Based on True Stories

It’s no secret stories are powerful. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they often teach us valuable lessons about life. While fables and fiction are fun and often valuable, the best kind of stories  are the ones that are true. Many Christian movies are based on or inspired by true stories. These seven are some of the best:

Woodlawn

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Set just after government-mandated desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, this is the incredible story of high school football star Tony Nathan and how he and the Woodlawn High School football team overcame racial tension to find peace.

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Saints and Soldiers

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In December of 1944, Hitler's armies round up American soldiers after the Battle of the Bulge to lay siege on them in open fire. Corporal Nathan Greer and Sergeant Gordon Gunderson are able to escape the massacre through the nearby woods. Without any supplies, they must make it back to allied territory.

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I Am Potential

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A heartwarming story about a father's journey to help his blind and wheel-chair bound son to overcome impossible odds and allow the world to see his God-given potential. This inspirational movie is based on the true story of Patrick Henry Hughes.

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Until Forever

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Michael and Michelle are two starry-eyed high school students with the whole world ahead of them. But their faith is tested when Michael is diagnosed with a rare disease. Based on a true story, this deeply moving film speaks volumes about the strength of love in the face of fear.

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End of the Spear

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“End of the Spear” is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries give their lives for their beliefs in 1956, a series of events unfold to change the lives of not only the missionaries’ families, but also Mincayani and his people.

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Sacred Vow

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They came together early in their lives. Now they have a marriage that's lost its spark. Can Doug and Amber's love be rekindled and endure years after their sacred vow? Based on a true story, “Sacred Vow” will remind you of the importance of treasuring every day.

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The Light of Freedom

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In 1861, President Lincoln called for 75,000 men to join the Union Army. But another battle has been raging for decades—the fight for freedom waged by the Underground Railroad. This inspirational family film will both educate and entertain as it encourages you to stand for the freedom of every person.

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