10 Christian Movies About Peter That Will Inspire You to Live a Life of Passion and Purpose

10 Christian Movies About Peter That Will Inspire You to Live a Life of Passion and Purpose

Peter is one of my favorite biblical characters. I can relate to his life in more ways than others. He wanted to please God, but he let fear get in his way.

He also would act before he thought, and he was a very passionate person. When I see how God was willing to use him, I know that God will love and use me as well.

Are you looking for Easter movies or a family movie night that looks at the life of Jesus, or the early church? Films about the life of Peter fall into the category of biblical epics.

There are several Christian movies that focus specifically on the life of Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples. These films beautifully portray his journey of faith, struggles, and ultimate redemption.

Watching these movies can provide a deeper understanding of Peter's role in spreading the teachings of Jesus and inspire viewers with his unwavering devotion.

If you are looking for a way to show the Bible Story of The New Testament and the life of Peter, here are ten that I recommend.


The Apostle Peter: Redemption

We all have regrets in our lives. Some people have bigger regrets the others. But God will forgive anything. God can still use us no matter what we have done in our past if confess our sins to him.

Peter is the perfect example of this. Peter spent his life trying to make up for his failings after being tormented by his denial of Christ.

Will he stumble once more, will his frailty betray him, or will he triumph in his final moments as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero?

Stephen Baldwin does an amazing job as Emperor Nero. And as I watched the movie I could not help but feel the Holy Spirit talking to me about my commitment to Jesus.

What would I do if I was face to face with a type of Nero? I can only hope that I will have the commitment to die for Jesus.


Apostle Peter and the Last Supper

This story touched my heart in so many ways. The aged apostle Peter has his last days and speaks to his jailer about his encounter with Jesus three days prior to his execution.

The Roman soldier in charge of Peter wonders if he is on the wrong side of the battle. This is a great movie with a gospel message of forgiveness and hope.

Peter's unwavering faith and ultimate sacrifice for Jesus showcase the immense love and devotion he had for his Savior.

As I reflect on his story, I am motivated to live a life that mirrors Jesus' teachings, spreading love, compassion, and forgiveness to those around me.

Just like Peter, I aspire to be a shining light of hope and inspiration, leading others toward the transformative power of Jesus' message.

I can only hope my final moment on earth will be inspiring as Peter's.



When we have a date night or movie night we usually look for a live-action film with special effects that is worth seeing you might not think a Christian movie is the way to go.

My husband loves entertaining movies with action and fighting. So Risen is a great option. The entire film will have you on the edge of your seat.

While Peter is portrayed throughout the film, the main character is Clavius, a military tribune in the Roman army for 25 years.

When he is requested to look into what happened to Jesus after the Crucifixion, he finds himself at a fork in the road.

His investigation into the reports of a risen Messiah, which is being assisted by faithful aide Lucius, causes him to reflect on his own beliefs and spirituality.

As Clavius embarks on his search, he encounters various individuals who share their personal encounters with the risen Jesus, leaving him astounded and questioning his own beliefs.

The movie beautifully portrays Clavius' transformation from a skeptical soldier to a devoted follower of Jesus, igniting a flame of inspiration within me to also embrace the teachings and sacrifice of Jesus in my own life.

The story of Jesus Christ is the greatest story we could tell, and this movie is a great example of that.


The Bible Series - Episode 5 Jesus and Peter


I enjoyed the History Channel TV show The Bible Series and watched it with my family. I used it as my Bible lessons at one point when I was homeschooling.

In the final episode of The Bible miniseries on The History Channel, High Priest Caiaphas contemplates the death penalty for Jesus, blasphemy.

Jesus is convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death. We see Peter as he denies Jesus three times. Pontius Pilate, a Roman cleric, confronts Caiaphas about the necessity of putting Jesus to death.

We watch as Pilate agrees to give Jesus 40 lashes. When I watched this part of the show, I could see Jesus humanity and suffering.

Seeing the death of Jesus through the eyes of Peter showed the love of Jesus and his sacrifice for us all. Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, witnessed firsthand the immense suffering and agony that Jesus endured on the cross.

At that moment, Peter truly understood the depth of Jesus' love and the extent of his selflessness, as he willingly gave up his life to save humanity from sin.

This profound experience forever transformed Peter's perspective and solidified his unwavering faith in Jesus as the Son of God.


Empires - Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution

Today we live in a time when we need a revolution or a revival. Perhaps we need both. My hope is that the younger generation will lead this Christian revolution.

Perhaps watching a movie such as this with your youth group will help inspire them. When I look to Peter and Paul I am inspired to let God use me as well.

The movie shows how early Christianity faced many challenges from the Roman Empire, but this new faith persisted.

This gripping video demonstrates how two individuals overcame great obstacles to create the nascent movement known as Christianity through interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments of ancient scriptures and texts.

The gripping video shows how Peter and Paul overcame obstacles to start the church.

This will inspire you to be at church next Sunday and witness the incredible journey of faith that led to its establishment.

The video beautifully captures their unwavering determination and serves as a reminder of the transformative power of community and belief.


The Chosen

The Bible stories we see played out on The Chosen is one of the TV shows worth watching. I was so happy to see exciting new biblical drama and each new season is better than the last.

The Chosen follows Simon Peter. Simon is a complex character from the Bible. Peter’s boldness and complexity make him a portrait of masculinity in biblical adaptations.

The Chosen shares similarities in characterization between Mary Magdalene and Simon Peter. The Chosen tv shows Peter as a bold man who is not afraid to take risks and stand up for what he believes in.

He is portrayed as a charismatic and confident individual, always ready to face challenges head-on. Additionally, Peter's determination and unwavering resolve make him an inspiring character who captivates viewers with his fearless nature.

This inspires me to want to be used by God in the same way. I admire Peter's unwavering faith and his willingness to step out of his comfort zone to fulfill his purpose.

His story reminds me that God can use ordinary individuals like me to make a significant impact in the world.

Peter's example encourages me to embrace my own strengths and convictions and to trust in God's guidance as I navigate through life's challenges.


Son of God

Jesus is the King of Kings, and he left heaven to come to earth to save us. Sometimes I can forget the amazing gravity of the story.

When we watch a movie like the Son of God we are reminded of who Jesus is, and why the gospel is so incredible.

We like to host movie nights in our home, and this is one we hosted a long time ago before we were doing it on a regular basis. If you also enjoyed the History Channels miniseries “The Bible” you will love this movie as well.

"In the beginning was the word..." These are the first words spoken in the Son of God. His disciples recount the wondrous days he walked with Jesus, including his miracles, teachings, torture, death, and resurrection.

Jesus' story has been retold numerous times, with movies like The Passion of the Christ and The Bible being popular.

The latest retelling, Son of God, is taken directly from the History Channel miniseries The Bible, aiming to bring the story of Jesus to life for those who may not have heard it before.


Gospel of John

I have loved Christopher Plummer since I first saw him as the captain in the sound of music. So, when I heard that he narrated the movie Gospel of John I was very excited.

I first watched this movie with a friend who told me how much she loved how Jesus was portrayed in the film. If you are looking for an easter story that shows the life of Jesus, this is a great idea.

Although this is not a short film. This movie is a three-hour drama. The reason it is so long is because of the effort to faithfully follow the true story of the Gospel of John.

If you watch this as a family movie you might want to break it up into a few nights.

The gospel is divided into four sections: an explanation of who Jesus Christ is, witness accounts from the disciples, evidence of miracles, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, and the resurrection of Jesus.

The good news of the gospel is portrayed well in this Jesus film.


Peter and Paul

I was once at a bible study that started with an icebreaker. The question was would you rather be Peter or Paul? That is an interesting question.

They both have regrets, they were both used by God, and both were very passionate people. Often the stories of Peter are told alongside the story of Paul, and this is one of these films.

Paul of Tarsus and Peter the Fisherman take over as the Church's leaders as they battle violent opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ and their own internal issues.

Anthony Hopkins plays Paul of Tarsus The film Peter and Paul is a reflection of the book of Acts, with Hopkins providing a good mix of Paul's hothead and avoids portraying him as a vitriolic bigot.

The script makes constant biblical references, such as extracts from the prophets, Psalms, and the Pauline Hebrew Bible, which is impressive.


The Visual Bible: Acts

I grew up watching Dean Jones in the Love Bug movies. When I saw that he played Luke in this older TV show I was excited to see it.

James Brolin plays Simon Peter. I love to find old movies and I love Biblical stories, so this is a perfect mix of the two.

Acts is a visual Bible adaptation of the New Testament, featuring the story of Jesus and the early church. The film follows the story of Jesus's ascension to the throne, which is a significant event in the early church.

The film's approach to the story is based on the Bible's text. The most noticeable change in the actor is that of Peter, who is now played by James Brolin, a charismatic actor who was once lined up to play James Bond.

This change in Peter's role is seen as a deliberate attempt to show the difference between the gospels and Acts, as the Simon of the gospels becomes the Peter of Acts and the early church.

This miracle worker shows Peter’s transformation.