2018 proved to be the year of Christian box-office hits: I Can Only Imagine, God’s Not Dead, Indivisible and Unbroken: Path to Redemption, and more. And it’s fair to say that Tinseltown has taken notice with major film studios from MGM to Fox now investing millions yearly in Chrisitan movies. Even A-list actors such as Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Cage, Jennifer Garner and Joseph Fiennes are signing on to faith-based projects—a move that was previously unheard of.
Now, the momentum is continuing into 2019 with these must-see Christian movies:
Produced by basketball star, Steph Curry and directed by DeVon Franklin(Miracles from Heaven), “Breakthrough is based on the incredible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction…Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.”
Releases April 17, 2019
THE LAST OF THESE
“As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the town of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper. What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world. Based on a true story and shot on location in India, The Least of These beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate.”
Releases February 1, 2019
RUN THE RACE
Produced by Tim Tebow and his brother, Robby Tebow, Run the Race is about what “two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach (Tanner Stine), an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David (Evan Hofer) laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope. Run the Race shows what’s possible when you run to—instead of from—the overwhelming love of God.”
Releases February 22, 2019
XL: THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
Based on the very literal true story of Jesus being tempted by Satan while alone, in the wilderness on a 40-day fast. Starring relative newcomer Shayan Ardalan as Jesus, XL: The Temptation of Christ is a film of 2019 we can’t wait to see.
Releases March 6, 2019