At least some of the creative people who were involved in "The Miracle Maker" were also involved in "Testament the Animated Bible." This is a series of nine animated half hour shows from the Old Testament. Each is done in a different style. Once again it is quite sophisticated. I recommend it for adults, but perhaps not for younger children.
Amazon prime also has many episodes of the classic children's religious program, "Gumby." "Gumby" was originally put out by the Lutherns and teaches various good values that many religious traditions and people without a religion hold in common.
There are many other children's religious series, including a number of programs on the saints. I do not have children so I have not checked them out too carefully. Nevertheless, there are a lot of possibilities. I would be interested in learning other people's reactions.
"Becket" is included. It was nominated for the Best Picture and Actor Oscars. Becket was a bishop who was matyred by an English King.
"The Agony and the Ecstasy," which is about Michel Angelo and the painting of the Sistine Chapel is also included. It was nominated for many Oscars.
These are only two of the many major religious films from that era, so this is perhaps a little disappointing.
Prime has "Molokai," the story of Father Damien's work with the leapers in Hawaii.
They also have "Entertaining Angels: the Dorthy Day Story." This one stars Martin Sheen, a major actor.
Once again there are many other Catholic and religious films available for free on Amazon Prime. I have listed here some of the most prominent and the best.
There are also a vast collection of good religious films that Prime does not provide. You might want to check your local public library to find those. They are likely to have a better collection than Amazon Prime. Library dvds are, however, frequently beat up. If Amazon Prime has the film for free it would generally be better to use the Prime copy.
As a huge portion of the population, perhaps more than half, gets Amazon Prime for the shipping and many other services, it strikes me as important that we explore what Prime has to offer Catholics and other people of faith.
Netflix is currently adding new episodes of Veggie Tales, I am not sure about the old episodes. Netflix also has "A Prince of Egypt." I am planning to try out Netflix after I finish with Hulu, and take a break from streaming subscriptions.
There are many other Internet streaming video providers based on broadcast and cable TV channels. Many of these may have relgious movies and television shows.
CBS All Access provides many episodes of "Seventh Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel."
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Last Updated December 30, 2018
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