Why is Netflix Removing Christian Movies? Facts vs Rumors
If you’ve got a Netflix subscription, you must have heard about Netflix removing Christian movies. Well, there have been rumors and we cannot overlook the statement. Let’s get straight to the point: No, Netflix has not been removing Christian movies. However, Netflix does occasionally filter out certain titles from its catalog, while also adding new titles for subscribers to enjoy. It is important to note that Netflix does not have any bias or agenda against Christian movies on its streaming platform.
Netflix does have a decent number of movies in the faith and spirituality genre. However, it may not be easy to find all the movies in these categories. Why is it so? And does it mean Netflix is Removing Christian Movies? Not at all. Let’s see what we have found.
Popular Christian Movies You Can Watch on Netflix
- A Week Away (musical)
- Blue Miracle
- Forgiven (with Kevin Sorbo)
- God Calling
- Mary Magdalene
- The Young Messiah
Movies Removed by Netflix Allegedly
Over the years, widespread rumors have been circulating about the alleged removal of faith-based films from Netflix. These claims have recently resurfaced once again.
To provide some context, the origin and persistence of these allegations still need to be clarified. However, in March 2021, numerous individuals took to their social media accounts to express their outrage regarding the potential removal of several films from the streaming platform later that month. Among the notable faith-based movies reportedly at risk were Like Arrows, The Healer, The Gospel of Matthew, Soul Surfer, Freshman Year, and The Young Messiah.
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What Facebook Believed About Netflix Removing Christian Movies
In 2016, a remarkable year for cinema, News Thump, a UK-based satire website, caused a stir by publishing an article titled “Netflix to Remove All Christian Content After Complaints From Muslims.”
The piece included fabricated quotes from fictitious individuals, such as “We demand you immediately remove this offensive material from your website. It’s frustrating enough that we have to pay for nonsense we can easily access for free, and now we’re subjected to Dawn French’s infidel face on our televisions.”
If the article’s contents weren’t sufficient to question its credibility, the author even mentioned that this made-up quote was supposedly delivered to Netflix’s CEO on halal goatskin.
As expected from satirical media, the article employs deliberately provocative language to make a point. Although the report lacks an explicit “satire” label, News Thump’s About Page explicitly states that it is a “satirical and spoof news website, taking a daily swipe at current affairs from the UK and around the world.”
USA Today identifies News Thump’s article as the original source of this rumor, suggesting that some individuals accepted its farcical content as fact and propagated it extensively on Facebook. Once again, the moral of the story is to always verify your sources before sharing any news, mainly if it originated from Facebook, a social platform notorious for disseminating misinformation without proper flagging.
What Facts Say About Netflix Removing Movies
As per a statement from a Netflix spokesperson reported by Reuters, the company refuted the circulating rumors of cancellation. They confirmed their intention to release an original film titled A Week Away during the same year.
The movie revolves around Will (Kevin Quinn), a misfit teenager faced with two choices after his arrest: attending a juvenile detention center or starting afresh at a Christian summer camp. Opting for the latter, Will embarks on a journey of self-improvement, where he encounters Avery (Bailee Madison), another camper, and falls in love with her.
In addition to Kevin Quinn and Bailee Madison, A Week Away features a talented cast, including Jahbril Cook, Kat Sterling, Sherri Shepherd, David Koechner, Iain Tucker, Bobby Amamizu, Ed Amatrudo, and more. Netflix continues to expand its content library, offering a diverse range of projects, from films to television shows, catering to the preferences of all viewers.
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In conclusion, Netflix has not removed Christian movies. Indeed, some films are suddenly unavailable on the streaming service, but new titles are added every month for subscribers to enjoy. A Week Away, a faith-based musical film starring Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn, is now available on the platform. Let’s have faith and watch some Christian movies on Netflix. Let us know in the comments about your favorite Christian movies on Netflix and why do you like them.