Over the past couple of years, more and more faith-based films have made it to the big screen.
In 2018, “I Can Only Imagine” showed producers that Christian films can do really well in theatres, when it brought in $17.1 million during its opening weekend alone. In 2019, “Unplanned,” and “Breakthrough,” both faith-based films, went to theatres nation-wide and did exceptionally well.
This year holds excitement as many new Christian films are set to hit theatres. Here are 4 that we are looking forward to this year.
1. “I Still Believe”
This biopic film tells the heartbreaking story of Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s first marriage to Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp who died shortly after they married.
As Project Inspired previously reported, “Her passing was heartbreaking for Camp, and he found himself running into the arms of the Lord for peace, time and time again. Named after his song ‘I Still Believe,’ the film shares the back-story to the powerful song which he wrote while grappling with her passing. You can listen to it here.”
The star-studded cast includes KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise, and country singer Shania Twain.
“I Still Believe” is set to hit theatres on February 20, you can find more information here.
2. “Home Sweet Home”
“Home Sweet Home” is a faith-based romantic comedy starring social media figure and daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, Natasha Bure, and actor Ben Elliott from “The Lying Game.”
If you love romance, this movie is the one for you.
The film synopsis reads, “flirtatious barista Victoria, (Bure), who is bored with her social butterfly lifestyle and longs for wholeness but has no idea what that really means, so when handsome, Jason (Elliott) walks into her coffee shop she turns on the charm. When he doesn’t respond to her flirting, a first for her, the challenge begins.”
“After discovering Jason runs a ministry that builds affordable housing, she decides to volunteer. … She researches ‘how to act like a Christian,’ and her new approach gains her some ground as she starts to make headway with Jason. But when she meets the single mom who will own the house they’re building, her eyes are opened, faking faith will not make her whole and Jason is there to serve others while she has just been getting in the way.”
“Home Sweet Home” is set to hit theatres in the spring, you can find more information here.
“Jesus” is coming to theatres this April in a special Easter event. The movie, which was filmed in front of a live audience, is an original production from the Pennsylvania Sight & Sound Theatre.
“From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, JESUS is the musical stage adventure that has been seen by more than one million people,” the film synopsis reads.
Bring your whole family to see this Broadway-like production of the life-changing story of Jesus.
“Jesus” is set to hit theatres on April 7,9, and 11, you can find more information here.
This christian-sports drama is a heart-warming film for the whole family to see.
“Rise” follows the life of a janitor at a Louisiana middle school, played by Sterling K. Brown of “This is Us,” who suddenly takes over as the boys’ basketball program, and ultimately leads them to the state championship.
The film comes from AFFIRM Films, the faith-based label under Sony that produced Miracles From Heaven and Heaven Is for Real.
“Rise” is set to hit theatres on April 10, 2020, you can find more information here.
Are you planning to see any of these movies?!