Faith-based films touch and change lives, inspire and encourage believers and also provide a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for our families. Thankfully, this season will see a wide variety of films coming to theaters. Groups from churches and other organizations can make going to see the films in theaters a fun and inspiring activity as well as an outreach, since people who are hesitant to come to church might accept an invitation to see a movie. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films.
Upcoming Faith-Based Releases
Check each film’s website for additional information. Tickets for most movies on this list are available now.
Additional films might be added later, so subscribe to bit.ly/faithfilms and also check fathomevents.com/categories/inspirational/ for updates. 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. And for detailed reviews of these and other films when they are released in theaters, be sure to check pluggedin.com (from Focus on the Family).
“Holy Land: The Last Pilgrim (Tierra Santa Y El Ultimo Pelegrino)” (started 8/19) Spanish with English subtitles. A family in crisis takes a special trip to Holy Land where they encounter stories and places that transform hearts. tierrasantalapelicula.com
“Honk For Jesus: Save Your Soul” (Starts 9/2) R-rated, mockumentary comedy about a pastor and his wife rebuilding their church closed by scandals. Not uplifting and not recommended! honkforjesus.ca
“Lifemark” (**9/9-15) Very special, inspiring, pro-life story about an adopted 18-year-old seeking his birth parents. From the Kendrick Brothers (Fireproof, War Room) and Kirk Cameron. lifemarkmovie.com
“Running The Bases” (starts 9/16) Extremely inspiring story about a High School coach who, because of his faith, faces opposition from the school superintendent. (One of the BEST Christian films I have seen! Entertaining yet filled with many positive faith messages!) runningthebasesmovie.com
“Saint Michael: Meet The Angel” (**9/29) Documentary about Michael the Archangel in Scripture and in our lives. fathomevents.com
“Superspreader: The Rise Of #Letusworship” (starts 9/29*) Sean Feucht’s experiences in the movement of God that arose when Christians decided that lockdowns shouldn’t stop believers from gathering to worship. superspreaderfilm.com (*) 1-night (9/29) or the whole week depending on the theater.
“Mother Teresa: No Greater Love” (**10/3,4) Documentary tribute to a powerful spiritual witness of authentic Christian charity and a guidepost for those seeking hope in our times. motherteresamovie.com
“Paul’s Promise” (starts 10/21) Based on a true story set during the Civil Rights movement reminding us it’s never too late to change a heart! paulspromisemovie.com
“Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon” (**12/5-7) Documentary about Johnny Cash’s return to faith when, he was at the end of his rope. From the Erwin Brothers. fathomevents.com/categories/inspirational/
“Jesus Revolution” (early 2023) Story of the Jesus movement revival which started in the late 60’s and swept thousands of young people (including the author of this article) into the Kingdom of God. From the Erwin Brothers (I Can Only Imagine, I Still Believe). thejesusrevolution.com
Ways you can help these films touch more lives
- Stay informed about upcoming faith-based films by joining the movie email list (at bit.ly/faithfilms) and LIKING sites such as facebook.com/LightinDarkPlace
- 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 16 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.
For more on faith-based movies, visit https://www.goodnewsfl.org/topic/culture/movies/