This year is seeing a robust line-up of very diverse faith-based films that will touch and change many lives. These films not only bless believers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for outreach. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films.
Preview of Releases
Check each film’s website for additional information. Release dates for some are known but the dates for many films are yet to be determined (TBD) so an updated list will be published later this year. Films listed here will show for at least one week except for limited showings (indicated by **, i.e., Fathom Events), which are scheduled for only one or several nights. It is helpful to check fathomevents.com regularly, since it is common for films there to be added at relatively short notice.
“The Case for Heaven” (**4/4,5,6) Documentary about journalist (Lee Strobles: The Case for Christ) who investigates evidence for “life after death.” thecaseforheavenmovie.com
“High Expectations” (**4/7) A son struggles to prove he is worthy of his dad’s love while learning about forgiveness and second chances. A story of love, family and soccer, With Kelsey Grammar (Frasier). fathomevents.co
“Father Stu” (starts 4/13) Honest, funny and uplifting drama band on the true story about a lost soul who finds purpose in a most unexpected place. (With Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson) fatherstumovie.com
“The Mulligan” (**4/18, 19) Broken and humiliated, a successful CEO of an international business gets a second chance at life with help from “The Old Pro” (Pat Boone). themulliganmovie.com
“Alive: Who Is There” (**4/25) Catholic film about four real stories of people that came face to face with someone that many cannot see. (Spanish with English Subtitles) fathomevents.com
“No Vacancy” (**5/9) Based on the true story of jaded reporter befriending a recovering addict as she works a story about a church struggling to purchase a motel for homeless families. With Dean Cain (God’s Not Dead, Lois & Clark) and T.C. Stallings (War Room). novacancymovie.com
“The Harbingers Of Things To Come” (**5/12) Best-selling author Jonathan Cahn shows how ancient harbingers have now appeared on American soil and what we need to know about the future. fathomevents.com
“Family Camp” (starts 5/13) Inspirational comedy from the Skit guys – about family and what is really important. Also featuring Robert Amaya. familycampmovie.com
“The Matter Of Life” (**5/16,17) Documentary to help us to better understand the pro-life cause and to learn about the history, philosophy, morality, and impact of abortion. thematteroflife.org
“Johnny Cash: American Icon” (TBD) Redemptive spiritual journey of the Country king. By the Erwin Brothers.
“LifeMark” (TBD) Story about adoption and how all of our decisions carry consequences. From the Kendrick Brothers (Courageous, War Room). kendrickbrothers.com/projects/films/
“Unbreakable Boy” (TBD) Based on true story about autistic boy with brittle-bone disease, whose joyous, life-affirming worldview transforms everyone around him. With Zach Levi (American Underdog, Shazam). By the Erwin Brothers. theunbreakableboy.movie
“Reagan” (TBD) Ronald Reagan’s (Dennis Quaid) inspiring story told through the voice of a KGB agent. reaganmovie.com
“Don’t Say My Name” (See website) Story of human trafficking survivor Adriana. Inspired by true events. Featuring Cameron Arnett (Overcomer). dontsaymyname.com
“On a Wing and a Prayer” (TBD) Based on the true story about a passenger (Dennis Quaid) who has to land a plane safely after the pilot flying the plane dies unexpectedly.
“Reckless Love” (TBD) Story behind hit song “Reckless Love.” Produced by DeVon Franklin (Breakthrough).
“Camp Hideout” (TBD) Fun, quirky camp movie where kids learn about unconditional love when they find out that one of their counselors isn’t there for the right reasons. Camphideoutmovie.com
“Flamin’ Hot” (TBD) Inspiring story of the Mexican American janitor behind the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Produced by DeVon Franklin.
“Jesus Revolution” (2023) The story of the Jesus movement – the revival which started in the late 60’s that swept many thousands of young people (including the author of this article) into the Kingdom of God. By the Erwin Brothers. thejesusrevolution.com
Ways you can help these films touch more lives
- Stay informed about upcoming faith-based films through sites like facebook.com/LightinDarkPlace and/or by joining the movie email list (at bit.ly/faithfilms).
- Pray! Any successful ministry needs effective prayer (and fasting).
- Help to spread the word via social media, fliers, posters, church bulletins, etc.
- Help your church or organization to organize groups (large or small) to see the films on opening weekend.
- Purchase tickets as much in advance as possible.
See you at the movies!
Stanley Goldenberg has been involved in grassroots promotion of Christian films for over 15 years. He hosts a regular “Movie Connection” program on LIFE-FM (90.9 FM) in Miami. He is also a federal hurricane research meteorologist who has published scientific articles and appeared in numerous TV hurricane specials.
Read other articles by Stanley Goldenberg at goodnewsfl.org/author/stanleygoldenberg/