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5 Fall/Holiday Movies We Want to See!

We recently did a post on “5 Christian Movies We Love” and that got us thinking: What are some other movies that are coming soon or available now that we think you girls would like? The five movies below are all inspiring in their own ways. While most of them won’t be released until the holidays, a few are out now, so get ready to have some fall film fun!

Gravity
By now, most of you are likely familiar with the #1 movie in the country, Gravity. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this thriller in which a team of astronauts is thrust into space after a disaster occurs on their mission. This thrill ride is full of heart-pounding suspense that’s not to be missed in 3-D. Christians have been praising the film for its allegory of faith. Eric Hann, Cinema and Media Arts professor at Biola University, said, “I don’t know that I would make the claim that the film gestures toward Christ himself, but a God who interacts with events, who does miracles—there’s a definite argument in that.” You can read more on Gravity and how it pertains to the Christian message here.

Linsanity
Some of you may have heard of Jeremy Lin, the pro basketball player who took the NBA by storm two years ago for the New York Knicks, but you might not know that Jeremy is a Christian. This sports documentary on “Linsanity,” as the New York media declared the sensation, sheds some light on Lin’s life on and off the court, and demonstrates in a positive way what Christ can do in one’s life.

Angels Sing
Angels Sing
is a holiday tale about a man named Michael Walker (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster the joy of the holiday, despite encouragement from his wife (Connie Britton) and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift that instills in him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost. Recently approved by The Dove Foundation, Angels Sing is certainly a movie to not be missed this holiday season.

Black Nativity
This film is an adaption of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play. It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a young teen raised in Baltimore by his single mother (Jennifer Hudson), as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the Reverend’s imposing rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother. Langston then embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey that helps him discover the true meaning of faith, healing and family.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece series The Hobbit hit theaters last year; this second part of the three-part series follows where 2012’s An Unexpected Journey left off. The hobbit Bilbo Baggins travels with the wizard Gandalf and a company of 13 dwarves into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through a long journey before a combat with the dragon Smaug. The themes of maturation and overcoming greed and selfishness are woven throughout the story. As popular as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series was, we’re guessing that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will top your Christmas holiday movie-watching list!


PI Girls, are there any movies coming out this fall/holiday season that you’re excited to see? Tell us in the comments below!

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41 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Courageous_Princess on January 11, 2014 at 09:41

    Ender’s Game was da bomb dot com!

  2. LL107

    Posted by LL107 on December 23, 2013 at 21:21

    I already saw The Hunger Games Catching Fire and i already saw Frozen so i really dont know wht other movie i would want to watch.

  3. naynay141516

    Posted by naynay141516 on November 2, 2013 at 14:56

    THE HOBBIT! That’s all I have to say. ^-^

  4. fangirl@heart

    Posted by fangirl@heart on November 2, 2013 at 12:55

    Desolation of Smaug!!!! (johnlock)
    Thor the Dark World
    Catching Fire
    Ender’s Game
    FROZENFROZENFROZEN
    Day of the Doctor (not technically a movie.. but whatever (:

  5. DaisyPopDrop

    Posted by DaisyPopDrop on October 29, 2013 at 12:45

    I can’t wait for Thor:The Dark World!!!!!!

  6. KingsDaughter

    Posted by KingsDaughter on October 28, 2013 at 18:46

    What about The Hunger Games Catching Fire?! (:

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by MaddieLynn on October 28, 2013 at 18:14

    I am really excited to see: Thor: The Dark World! Hunger Games: Catching Fire! And The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

  8. bonbon008

    Posted by bonbon008 on October 28, 2013 at 15:37

    Just thought I’d add it in here: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is amazing!!!! You didn’t put it in the list! Definitely Oscar winning material!

  9. GigiJR

    Posted by GigiJR on October 28, 2013 at 14:06

    I am really looking forward to ‘Thor: The Dark World’. I’m going to see it with my brothers and a friend of mine. I love superhero movies!

  10. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on October 26, 2013 at 21:01

    YES YES YES HOBBIT YES

    Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug….yesss…..the deepness…..like velvet….
    But don’t forget Thor: The Dark World! I can’t wait to see what happened to Loki and Thor (mostly Loki) after the events in The Avengers. I wanna see how Loki has changed since imprisonment, it’s all so exciting!

  11. BabyAnnabel21

    Posted by BabyAnnabel21 on October 21, 2013 at 14:14

    Literally at the beginning of the Gravity trailer when it was silent with just the words and then it suddenly went to the picture it made me jump so much! My high volume didn’t help either, lol.

  12. kenzielove

    Posted by kenzielove on October 21, 2013 at 13:15

    I really want to see Gravity and Catching Fire!

  13. MissMorland

    Posted by MissMorland on October 19, 2013 at 20:05

    Can’t wait for the Hobbit!!! Also, Catching Fire! Also, Thor, the Dark World!

  14. islandgirl716

    Posted by islandgirl716 on October 19, 2013 at 19:31

    SO excited for the Hobbit!! I saw Captain Phillips, too, and it was AMAZING!!

  15. hobbithobbithobbit52891

    Posted by hobbithobbithobbit52891 on October 19, 2013 at 16:03

    counting down the days for the hobbit…..
    and gravity? george clooney in space sounds pretty scary…..
    🙂

  16. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on October 19, 2013 at 08:55

    Can NOT wait for the Hobbit!! Gravity looks pretty cool too…

  17. JuliMarie

    Posted by JuliMarie on October 18, 2013 at 20:47

    Frozen! The new Disney movie–I’m so excited to finally have this movie!

  18. b337

    Posted by b337 on October 18, 2013 at 16:57

    Gravity is an amazing movie!!!! <3 It's really intense and my friend and I were practically shaking when we left the theater XD You HAVE to watch it in 3D though…

  19. Syd

    Posted by Syd on October 18, 2013 at 15:32

    I’m most looking forward to Sherlock (FINALLY) and Doctor Who. 😛 But The Hobbit, I’ve been dying to see that. . . .

  20. PamCake

    Posted by PamCake on October 18, 2013 at 14:37

    I’m definitely excited about The Hobbit but also Catching Fire next month! I’m a huge Hunger Games fan and I can’t wait to see how the film portrays it. 🙂

  21. ElvenPrincess

    Posted by ElvenPrincess on October 18, 2013 at 14:09

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPP!!!!!! HOBBIT HOBBIT HOBBIT 😀 😀 😀 can..not…wait…any….longer…… DECEMBER HURRY UP MKAY. ;D

  22. lauramae

    Posted by lauramae on October 18, 2013 at 12:28

    Thor! and Grace unplugged!

  23. misstake

    Posted by misstake on October 18, 2013 at 08:48

    No Frozen?! :0 lol Cant wait for The Hobbit! XD

  24. MadiMooCow14

    Posted by MadiMooCow14 on October 18, 2013 at 05:07

    I’m SO excited for the Desolation of Smaug!!

  25. sparklehannah13

    Posted by sparklehannah13 on October 17, 2013 at 21:17

    I really want to watch Gravity! I heard great reviews about it!

  26. Publicpassion

    Posted by Publicpassion on October 17, 2013 at 15:36

    I’ve been waiting for Hobbit all year! And with my love for musicals, black nativity looks great!

  27. Project Inspired

    Posted by iammorethanvictorious on October 17, 2013 at 15:11

    catching firee!!!!!!!

  28. iam_priceless

    Posted by iam_priceless on October 17, 2013 at 14:13

    I am so excited for Gravity, The Hobbit, and Catching Fire!!!!!!!! Amazing! 😛

  29. Musician244

    Posted by Musician244 on October 17, 2013 at 11:17

    Catching Fire!

    • jessicarose

      Posted by jessicarose on October 17, 2013 at 15:03

      my thoughts exactly!!! where is catching fire!!!???? I can not waiiiit

  30. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on October 17, 2013 at 11:01

    THE HOBBIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SOSOSO EXCITED FOR THE HOBBIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok… *takes calming breath* Please excuse my fangirling! xD

    • ElvenPrincess

      Posted by ElvenPrincess on October 18, 2013 at 14:09

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DESOLATION OF SMAUG. 😀 😀 😀

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by SilverOwl102 on October 17, 2013 at 17:12

      Nice to find other fangirls! (I’m one too!) I saw the first Hobbit movie last year, and it was great! It actually was the first LOTR movie I had watched from start to finish. I want to go see this one, too!
      And I’m really glad other people are getting excited about Catching Fire! *insert fangirl squeal* And although the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special isn’t a movie, its definitely on my list to be watched this fall! Anyone else planning on watching that?

      • lotr1997

        Posted by lotr1997 on October 18, 2013 at 15:32

        YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOSOSO excited about that!!!! And how could I forget Thor 2????? :O I am in so much suspense about that one…

      • texasgirl

        Posted by texasgirl on October 18, 2013 at 11:42

        Doctor Who 50th anniversity!!!! And the Hobbit!!!!! XD
        #Totesfangirling

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by graceandfreedom on October 17, 2013 at 09:31

    I am super excited about The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug! Can’t wait!! Also I’m looking forward to the next Marvel movie come out in theaters November 8th.