Faith-based movies have increasingly gained popularity over the past several years but not because of the stellar acting performances or high-quality production. In fact, some Christian films have been quite successful despite their low budgets and cheesy one-liners.
It’s their willingness to biblically address real, practical issues that all humans are confronted with that make faith-based films so appealing. Movies like God is Not Dead, Fireproof, I Can Only Imagine, and The Case for Christ have all made lasting impacts regardless of a person’s spiritual leanings.
Since the trend is expected to continue this year, we’ve decided to give you a sneak-peek at 3 must-see Christian films coming in 2020.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland is an inspiring docudrama that portrays the true story of St. Patrick. Actor John Rhys-Davies, who played the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will play the role of older Patrick.
The film seeks to enlighten viewers about Patrick’s journey to sainthood through historical re-enactments, interviews, and his own writings. The film also hopes to correct some of the legends and myths associated with the saint. It will be in theaters for only two days, March 17-18.
This contemporary Christian romance flick features actress Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, and Ben Elliott of The Lying Game. Bure plays a flirtatious barista who has eyes for a new customer named Jason who walks into her coffee shop yet doesn’t give her the time of day.
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.”
However, she quickly realizes that “faking faith will not make her whole and Jason is there to serve others while she has just been getting in the way.”
Home Sweet Home plans to land in theaters this spring.
Based on the 1678 novel The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Heavenquest: A Pilgrim’s Progress is a fantasy adventure retelling produced by King Street Pictures.
According to Executive Producer Darren Wilson, Director Matt Bilen “not only had a smaller budget to work with than most of my documentaries, but he broke nearly every rule for first-time filmmakers… But I think what people will see when they watch this movie is something that comes from a place of true passion.”
Check out the website to learn more about the film’s release date and participating theaters.