Since the early days of film, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been utilizing the tool to create features and visual aids that share the religion’s doctrine and stories. In the 2000s, however, something different happened with LDS cinema, and, in a way, it became a film genre unto itself. For better or for worse, movies by Mormons, about Mormons and starring Mormons became a cultural sensation. Through the years since then, there have been funny films, inspirational films, films that teach a lesson and even those that are downright ridiculous.

After sifting through dozens of the aforementioned films and taking input from a pretty wide sampling of people, here is a list of five of the BEST LDS-themed films of all time, followed by five of the WORST, you know, the ones that just make you shake your head.

Chime in and let us know what you think! What are your favorites? Which do you think are the worst?

And if you're interested in up-and-coming films related to the LDS Church, well, you're still in luck: Wednesday marks the kick off of the annual LDS Film Festival, set to run through March 2 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

Happy watching!

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