What have you been doing to stay busy during quarantine? Some of our favorite activities have included playing games with our families, extra devotional time, lots of social distancing approved walks, movie nights, reading positive news stories and trying new recipes!
Today, I wanted to share six encouraging faith-based movies for you and your family to watch during the quarantine. We have no idea how much longer this is going to last, but quarantine or not, these are family-friendly, enjoyable and entertaining movies.
Also, don’t forget that every great movie night is accompanied by great snacks. Check out one of our recent articles where we shared 13 delicious and nutritious snacks to keep stocked during the quarantine.
1. 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 this out and let us know how you enjoy it!
2. I Still Believe
This true-life story follows the life of Christian music artist Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
This film hit theaters for only a few days in March before the quarantine hit so was made available on video-on-demand and is now available on DVD. You can watch it here.
“I Still Believe” was directed by the Erwin Brothers and stars KJ Apa, Britt Robertson and Shania Twain.
“Tragedy strikes when Joyce Smith’s adopted son, John, falls through the ice on a frozen lake in Missouri,” the film’s synopsis reads. “Trapped underwater for more than 15 minutes, rescuers bring John back to the surface and rush him to the nearest hospital. While doctors fear the worst, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.”
Breakthrough is a story of faith, love and tragedy. It’s a great movie for the whole family to watch and has many important lessons to glean from.
Overcomer premiered on August 23, 2019. The story follows the life of a basketball coach, his players and the adversity their small town faces after their major manufacturing plant closes down.
Following the plant’s shut-down, the high school’s basketball coach, John Harrison, loses most of his players and is asked to become a cross country coach instead. The film touches on themes of uncertainty, the Lord’s faithfulness and the crisis of identity that many in the town faced following the life-altering change.
The Kendrick brothers, who filmed “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” and “War Room,” produced this film.
5. Run the Race
When all-star athlete Zach Truett experiences a season-ending knee injury, all his hope of gaining a scholarship and going to college seems to disappear. While Zach is at the hospital recovering from his injury, he meets a young nurse and strikes up an unlikely friendship. In the meantime, Zach’s brother laces up his shoes and starts running track in hopes of getting a scholarship. The film shows the bond of brotherhood and the test of their faith.
Run the Race is a great movie option for family movie night. Produced by Tim Tebow, the film is inspiring and encouraging no matter if you are a high school athlete or if you are retired.
Do you have any quarantine movie recommendations to share with us? We’d love to hear your favorites! Leave a comment with your favorite movie.