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Movie Clip Discussions
Biblical discussions using clips from movies teenagers watch
Media speaks loudly to kids. We can ignore that, or respond to the culture like Paul did in Acts 17 and use it to open doors. If you are looking for movie clip ideas that will kick off a discussion or illustrate a given point, you've come to the right place!
Note: Some of the discussions below have the clips embedded for you to download, others require that you simply rent the movie and cue it as directed. Everything else is provided for you, including transition statements, scripture, small group questions, and a wrap up.

Curious of Jonathan's stance on "R" rated movies? Check out his article: Why I Allowed My 12-year-old to See Rated R... but Not PG-13! What Films are Actually Appropriate?"

Can I Legally Show Movie Clips at Youth Group?

MOVIE CLIP DISCUSSION STARTERS - ARRANGE BY TITLE, TOPIC, or USER RATING
TitleTopicRating
Karate Kid, The (1984) 
BellaAbortion
ShrekAccountability
Waterboy, TheAnger
Marine, TheAnger
Bruce Almighty (Angry at God)Anger
Patch AdamsAnger
Gifted HandsAnger
Here Comes the BoomAsking for Help
Battleship (Asking for Help)Asking for Help
The Avengers (Teamwork)Attitude
Legend of Bagger Vance, TheAttitude
Remember the Titans - Attitude Like JesusAttitude
Fighting Temptations, TheBaptism
Empire Strikes Back - faithBelief
Evan Almighty- Trusting His WayBelief
Bucket List, TheBelief
Legend of Bagger Vance, TheBelief
RangoBelief
Invention of Lying, TheBelief
Walk To Remember, ABoundaries
Gridiron Gang, The (CHANGE)Changed by the Spirit
Gifted HandsChanged by the Spirit
To Save A Life - Let This Change YouChanged by the Spirit
TangledChanged by the Spirit
Wreck-it RalphChanged by the Spirit
The Grinch Goes GoodChanged by the Spirit
Son of God - NEWChanged by the Spirit
The Quick and the DeadCharacter
Les Misérables (Confession)Character
TangledCharacter
Patriot, The (Our Actions)Character
Stranger Than Fiction (Character, Our Actions)Character
Coach Carter - ProgressCharacter
Saving Private RyanCharacter
Bobby Jones: Stroke of GeniusCharacter
Lord of the Rings-Fellowship (character)Character
MiracleCharacter
Ocean’s ElevenCharacter
Batman BeginsCharacter
Jerry MaguireChoices
Spider Man II -Justifying Bad ChoicesChoices
Simple Plan, AChoices
13 Going On 30Choices
Lion King, TheChoices
Matrix, The (Choices)Choices
Gridiron Gang, The (FRIENDSHIP)Choices
Walk to Remember, A (Who We Hang Around)Choices
PrideChoices
The Avengers (Bowing to Jesus)Choosing Christ
Bucket List, TheChoosing Christ
DaylightChoosing Christ
AmistadChoosing Christ
Jerry MaguireChoosing Christ
Three Amigos, The (Lukewarm)Choosing Christ
Smallville, Season Three, Episode 10 - WhisperChoosing Christ
Elf (Spotting the Imposter)Christmas
Elf- Saaanntaaa's Coming!Christmas
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasChristmas
The Grinch Goes GoodChristmas
God Grew Tired of UsChristmas
Les Misérables (Christ's Authority)Christ's Authority
Last Samurai, TheCommitment
Three Amigos, The (Lukewarm)Commitment
Jerry MaguireCommitment
Boy in the Striped Pajamas, TheCommitment
Horton Hears a Who!Commitment
Patriot, The (Our Actions)Commitment
To End All WarsCompassion
Rabbit Proof FenceCompassion
Wide AwakeCompassion
RadioCompassion
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasCompassion
Blind Side, TheCompassion
Battleship (Impressing Others)Compromising
24 - Season One, Episode One (TV Series)Compromising
Les Misérables (Confession)Confession
24 - Season One, Episode One (TV Series)Conforming to the World
Aeon FluxConforming to the World
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesConforming to the World
Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King (Sin)Conforming to the World
Bug’s Life, A (replace fear with courage)Courage
Million Dollar BabyCourage
Day After Tomorrow, TheCourage
17 AgainCourage
TitanicCourage
BoltCourage
Stranger Than Fiction (courage, when life stinks)Courage
Coach Carter - ProgressCourage
The Quick and the DeadCourage
Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersCourage
Les Misérables (Confession)Courage
Book of Eli, The (God's Will)Courage
Real SteelCourage
Air Force OneCourage
Battle, Los AngelesCourage
Brave - (My Own Hand)Dating
Uncle BuckDating
What A Girl WantsDating
Bucket List, TheDeath
TitanicDeath
Sixth Sense, TheDeath
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TheDeath
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesDecision Making/Discretion
Freaky FridayDecision Making/Discretion
Blind Side, TheDecision Making/Discretion
Island, TheDepression
Hotel Rwanda – (When All Seems Lost)Depression
Last Samurai, TheDiscipline
Million Dollar BabyDiscouragement
Shawshank Redemption, TheDiscouragement
Evan Almighty - PersecutionDiscouragement
Most - The BridgeEaster
AmistadEaster
Ben HurEaster
Pirates of the Caribbean-Curse of the Black PearlEaster
Elf- Saaanntaaa's Coming!End Times
2012End Times
Sixth Sense, TheEvangelism
TitanicEvangelism
BoltEvangelism
Nacho LibreEvangelism
Walk the LineEvangelism
Day After Tomorrow, TheEvangelism
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasEvangelism
Pay it Forward (evangelism, impacting others)Evangelism
Wide AwakeEvangelism
Letters to GodEvangelism
Battle, Los AngelesEvangelism
Invention of Lying, TheEvidence for God
Happening, TheEvidence for God
ExpelledEvolution vs. Intelligent Design
Happening, TheFaith
Bucket List, TheFaith
Patriot, The (Our Actions)Faith
AmistadFaith
Empire Strikes Back - faithFaith
Contact - faithFaith
Bruce Almighty (Angry at God)Faith
To Save A LifeFaith
Shawshank Redemption, TheFaith
Minority ReportFaith
Count of Monte Cristo (Faith and Hope)Faith
Hotel Rwanda (Actions)Faith
Invention of Lying, TheFaith
Butterfly Circus, TheFaith
Princess Bride, TheFaith
Cool RunningsFaith
RangoFaith
Son of God - NEWFaith
Patriot (Stay the Course)Faithfulness
Remember the Titans (Staying Faithful)Faithfulness
Horton Hears a Who!Faithfulness
Real SteelFamily
Martian ChildFather-the heart of God
Vertical LimitFather-the heart of God
Lion King, TheFather-the heart of God
Island, TheFocus
JarheadFocus
Smallville, Season Three, Episode 10 - WhisperFocus
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestFocus
Legend of Bagger Vance, TheFocus
Son of God - NEWFollowing Christ
TransformersFollowing Christ
To Save A LifeFollowing Christ
Remember the Titans - Attitude Like JesusFollowing Christ
Deep Impact -ForgivenessForgiveness
Chronicles of Narnia, The - Jesus ForgivesForgiveness
Chronicles of Narnia, The - A Forgiven PastForgiveness
Hidalgo (salvation)Forgiveness
Les MisérablesForgiveness
Kingdom of HeavenForgiveness
Schindler's List (guilt/regret/forgiveness)Forgiveness
Ghost RiderForgiveness
Gridiron Gang, The (FORGIVENESS)Forgiveness
MunichForgiveness
Interpreter, TheForgiveness
Dragon: The Bruce Lee StoryForgiveness
Lion King, TheForgiveness
Pay it Forward (forgiveness)Forgiveness
Schindler's List (power/forgiveness)Forgiveness
ShrekForgiveness
Spy Kids 3 D - Game OverForgiveness
Les Misérables (Christ's Authority)Forgiveness
Spiderman 3 - (Forgive Yourself)Forgiveness
InvictusForgiveness
Day the Earth Stood Still, TheForgiveness
Adjustment Bureau, TheFree Will
The Avengers (Bowing to Jesus)Free Will
The Fellowship of the Ring
True Friendship
Friendship
Paul Blart Mall CopFriendship
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, TheFriendship
Walk to Remember, A (Who We Hang Around)Friendship
ShrekFriendship
Walk the LineFriendship
Gridiron Gang, The (FRIENDSHIP)Friendship
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (friendship)Friendship
Gridiron Gang, The (CHANGE)Fruits of the Spirit
Kid, The (A)Fulfillment
Three Amigos, The (Thirst)Fulfillment
Island, TheFulfillment
Gridiron Gang, The (FRIENDSHIP)Future
TangledFuture
GladiatorFuture
Bruce Almighty (I’m God)God- Who He is
Blood DiamondGod- Who He is
Martian ChildGod- Who He is
Bruce Almighty (Angry at God)God- Who He is
Lion King, TheGod- Who He is
SignsGod- Who He is
ArmageddonGod's Love
Martian ChildGod's Love
Most - The BridgeGod's Love
Blood DiamondGod's Love
Princess Bride, TheGod's Love
Book of Eli, The (God's Will)God's Will
We Were Soldiers (God's Will)God's Will
Indiana Jones and The Last CrusadeGod's Word/The Bible
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The - NEWGod's Sovereignty
Chronicles of Narnia, TheGospel Message
Battle, Los AngelesGospel Message
Hidalgo (salvation)Gospel Message
AmistadGospel Message
Most - The BridgeGospel Message
Evan Almighty- Trusting His WayGospel Message
Over the HedgeGreed
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (greed)Greed
Kid, The (B)Growing Up
Schindler's List (guilt/regret/forgiveness)Guilt/Conviction
MunichHate
Blood Done Sign My NameHate
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestHeavenly Treasure
Help, TheHelping Those In Need
Here Comes the BoomHelping Those In Need
Paul Blart Mall CopHelping Those In Need
Air Force OneHelping Those In Need
Superman ReturnsHeroes
Spiderman II - Everybody Loves A HeroHeroes
Gridiron Gang, The (CHANGE)Holy Spirit
Shawshank Redemption, TheHope
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TheHope
Count of Monte Cristo (Faith and Hope)Hope
Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersHope
Butterfly Circus, TheHope
Man of SteelHope
Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsIdentity
Wreck-it RalphIdentity
16 BlocksIdentity
Bourne Identity, TheIdentity
Blades of GloryIdols
RangoIdols
To Save A Life - Let This Change YouImpacting Others
Letters to GodImpacting Others
Coach Carter - ProgressImpacting Others
17 AgainImpacting Others
RadioImpacting Others
Pay it Forward (evangelism, impacting others)Impacting Others
Day After Tomorrow, TheImpacting Others
Battleship (Impressing Others)Impressing Others
Liar, LiarIntegrity/Honesty
Adjustment Bureau, TheIntegrity/Honesty
Bobby Jones: Stroke of GeniusIntegrity/Honesty
Horton Hears a Who!Integrity/Honesty
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, The (greed)Jealousy
Les Misérables (Christ's Authority)Jesus
Pirates of the Caribbean-Curse of the Black PearlJesus
DaylightJesus
AmistadJesus
Superman ReturnsJesus
Elf (Spotting the Imposter)Jesus
Ben HurJesus
Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King (worry)Joy
Island, TheJoy
Beautiful Mind, AJoy
Shrek (Judging Others)Judging others
Pacifier, The (don't rush to judgement)Judging others
Elf (Spotting the Imposter)Knowing Jesus-Our Shepherd
Man of SteelKnowing Jesus-Our Shepherd
BraveheartLeadership
Bug’s Life, A (replace fear with courage)Leadership
Remember the Titans (C)Leadership
Remember the Titans - Attitude Like JesusLeadership
Kid, The (A)Legacy
One, TheLife by the Spirit
Dragon: The Bruce Lee StoryLove
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasLove
ArmageddonLove
Nacho LibreLove
Shaolin SoccerLove
Star Trek (2009)Love
Letters to GodLove Your Enemies
Rabbit Proof FenceLove Your Enemies
Les MisérablesLove Your Enemies
Babe: Pig in the CityLove Your Enemies
To End All WarsLove Your Enemies
Three Amigos, The (Lukewarm)Lukewarm
Brave - (My Own Hand)Marriage
Simple Plan, AMaterialism
Over the HedgeMaterialism
Gridiron Gang, The (FORGIVENESS)Mercy
Ben HurMercy
16 BlocksNew Creation
The Grinch Goes GoodNew Creation
Day After Tomorrow, TheNo Regrets/Lost Opportunity
Kid, The (A)No Regrets/Lost Opportunity
13 Going On 30No Regrets/Lost Opportunity
13 Going On 30Our Actions
Batman BeginsOur Actions
Hotel Rwanda (Actions)Our Actions
Patriot, The (Our Actions)Our Actions
Stranger Than Fiction (Character, Our Actions)Our Actions
Remember the Titans - Attitude Like JesusOur Actions
Bobby Jones: Stroke of GeniusOur Actions
17 AgainOur Actions
To Save A LifeOur Actions
ThorOur Actions
Battleship (Impressing Others)Our Actions
GladiatorOur Actions
Air Force OneOur Actions
Help, TheOur Actions
CourageousOur Actions
MegamindOur Actions
Book of Eli, The (Our Actions)Our Actions
To Save A Life - Let This Change YouOur Actions
Blind Side, TheOur Actions
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, TheOur Place in this World
Ever AfterPassion for Jesus
Remember the Titans (Staying Faithful)Persecution
Evan Almighty - PersecutionPersecution
Letters to GodPersecution
The Quick and the DeadPersecution
Cool RunningsPerseverance
Patriot (Stay the Course)Perseverance
Lost: Season One
Episode 7, “The Moth”
Perseverance
Million Dollar BabyPerseverance
G.I.Joe, Season 1, Part 2 (Cartoon Series Clip)Perseverance
Schindler's List (power/forgiveness)Power
Beautiful Mind, APraise
Evan Almighty - PrayerPrayer
Evan Almighty- Trusting His WayPrayer
Talladega Nights (The Ballad of Ricky Bobby)Prayer
Bruce Almighty (Pain with Purpose)Prayer
Hotel Rwanda – (When All Seems Lost)Prayer
Bruce Almighty - (Prayer)Prayer
Meet The Parents (Understanding Prayer)Prayer
Praying... in Plain LanguagePrayer
Battleship (Asking for Help)Pride
Dark Knight, ThePride
Island, ThePurpose
Bourne Identity, ThePurpose
Kid, The (A)Purpose
The Avengers (Teamwork)Purpose
Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsPurpose
Butterfly Circus, ThePurpose
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (BURDENS)Putting Down Our Burdens
Help, TheRacism
MunichRacism
Remember the Titans - Attitude Like JesusRacism
Remember the Titans (Staying Faithful)Racism
Spiderman 3 - (Forgive Yourself)Reconciliation
InvictusReconciliation
ThorReconciliation
Schindler's List (guilt/regret/forgiveness)Regret
What A Girl WantsRelationships
Freaky FridayRelationships
The Avengers (Teamwork)Relationships
Uncle BuckRelationships
Brave - (My Own Hand)Relationships
Karate Kid, The (2010)Relying on God's Power
Blind Side, TheRepentance
Chronicles of Narnia, TheResurrection
Spiderman 3 – Revenge is PoisonRevenge
Count of Monte CristoRevenge
MunichRevenge
24, Season Three, Episode 15 (3:00AM)Revenge
Interpreter, TheRevenge
Hart's WarSacrifice
Deep ImpactSacrifice
Saving Private RyanSacrifice
Vertical LimitSacrifice
Chronicles of Narnia, TheSacrifice
Star Trek (2009)Sacrifice
Here Comes the Boom (Overcoming Struggles)Sacrifice
Man of SteelSacrifice
Reign of FireSatan
Wreck-it RalphSecond Chance
Ghost RiderSecond Chance
2012Second Coming
Elf- Saaanntaaa's Coming!Second Coming
Pacifier, The (self control)Self Control
Kid, The (B)Self-Esteem
Mean GirlsSelf-Esteem
Hart's WarServing Others
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (friendship)Serving Others
Ocean's TwelveServing Others
Star Trek (2009)Serving Others
Day the Earth Stood Still, TheSin
MegamindSin
CourageousSin
Wreck-it RalphSin
ThorSin
Pirates of the Caribbean-Curse of the Black PearlSin
Ocean’s ElevenSin
24 - Season One, Episode One (TV Series)Sin
One, TheSin
Lion King, TheSin
Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King (Sin)Sin
Marine, TheSin
Kingdom of HeavenSin
Hidalgo (salvation)Sin
One, TheSinful Nature
JarheadSoldier in Christ
Lord of the Rings-Fellowship (Spiritual Gifts)Spiritual Gifts
3:10 To YumaSpiritual Warfare
JarheadSpiritual Warfare
Reign of FireSpiritual Warfare
AvatarSpiritual Warfare
Here Comes the Boom (Overcoming Struggles)Struggling
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (BURDENS)Struggling
Lost: Season One
Episode 7, “The Moth”
Struggling
Battleship (Asking for Help)Teamwork
The Avengers (Teamwork)Teamwork
Coach CarterTeamwork
Book of Eli, The (God's Will)Temptation
Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheTemptation
3:10 To YumaTemptation
24 - Season One, Episode One (TV Series)Temptation
Hidalgo (temptation)Temptation
Beautiful Mind, AThankfulness
Here Comes the BoomThe Body of Christ
Three Amigos, The (Thirst)Thirsting for God/Spiritual Hunger
Minority ReportTrusting God
Superman ReturnsTrusting God
We Were Soldiers--(Trusting God in hard times)Trusting God
Evan Almighty- Trusting His WayTrusting God
Patch AdamsTrusting God
We Were Soldiers (God's Will)Trusting God
Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersTrusting God
RangoTrusting God
Karate Kid, The (2010)Trusting God
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The - NEWTrusting God
Coach CarterUnity
Remember the Titans (C)Unity
Count of Monte CristoWhen Life Stinks
We Were Soldiers--(Trusting God in hard times)When Life Stinks
Bruce Almighty (Pain with Purpose)When Life Stinks
Tears of the SunWhen Life Stinks
Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King (worry)When Life Stinks
SignsWhen Life Stinks
Kid, The (B)When Life Stinks
Patch AdamsWhen Life Stinks
Bruce Almighty (Angry at God)When Life Stinks
Indiana Jones and The Last CrusadeWhen Life Stinks
Evan Almighty - PersecutionWhen Life Stinks
Stranger Than Fiction (courage, when life stinks)When Life Stinks
Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King (worry)Worry













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