Over the past couple of years, there has been an increase in the production of faith-based films. It’s an awesome trend that we hope stays for good.
As the world slowly begins to open up amidst the coronavirus pandemic, we might be more prone to being outside, socializing and spending nights out. But if you find yourself in need of a good movie night, these movies are great for just that.
Until movie theaters open up again, we’re looking forward to watching these with our families at home! Here are four fantastic faith-based films to watch this summer.
1. Selfie Dad
Just in time for Father’s Day, “Selfie Dad” starring comedian Michael Jr. is a movie fit for the whole family to enjoy.
The film synopsis details the plot, “Spiraling into a mid-life crisis and feeling disconnected from his family, Ben Marcus, a reality-TV editor, thinks he can only be happy by fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional comedian. Ben posts his stand-up routines to YouTube, and the videos fall flat. Then his tweener son posts Ben miserably failing on a home improvement project, and much to his teenage daughter’s dismay, it goes viral, launching Ben’s social-media career as ‘Selfie Dad.’ Although he quickly becomes an award-winning phenom, no amount of success brings Ben satisfaction. Through his friendship with a young coworker, Mickey, Ben finds the secret to a happy family …. with his Bible in one hand, and his phone in the other.”
The film stars Michael Jr., Christian comedian Chonda Pierce, James Denton, Jamie Grace and Karen Abercrombie (“War Room”).
You can watch the film on June 19 or pre-order here.
2. Home Sweet Home
This romantic comedy is a funny movie that the whole family will enjoy.
According to the film’s synopsis, “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.”
The film stars Natasha Bure, actress and daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, and actor Ben Elliott from “The Lying Game.”
3. A Week Away
A Week Away follows the life of a troubled teen who finds redemption and transformation through his faith.
According to Netflix, the film follows, “troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) who has a run-in with the law that puts him at an important crossroad: go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. At first a fish-out-of-water, Will opens his heart, discovers love with a camp regular (Bailee Madison), and finds a sense of belonging in the last place he expected to find it.”
The film features a variety of Christian songs that are bound to move the whole family.
This film is the first faith-based musical to hit Netflix. This film will premier on Netflix later this summer.
4.Catching Faith 2
Catching Faith 2 follows the story of a family that through trials and suffering, has to make a decision, whether to stay steadfast in their faith or give up.
“Only with the support of friends and the guiding grace of their faith can the Taylors find the strength to cope with the tidal wave of drama and tragedy that is rolling over their lives,” the film description reads.
This film is extra special because our founder Nicole Weider both produced and acted in the film. Please check it out and let us know how you enjoy it!
You can watch Catching Faith 2 on Youtube, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play or purchase it in-store!