6 Christian movies
coming to theaters nationwide this spring
Christian Post Reporter
The success of faith-based films in recent
years has led to a resurgence of Christian movies being made by
2019 is expected to echo 2018 and be a blockbuster year for Christian
films, as the Tim Tebow-backed production "Run the Race"
has already brought in over $4 million domestically at the Box Office.
Last year, the film "I Can Only Imagine" brought in $17.1 million
domestically during its opening weekend, and over $83 million in total,
superseding expectations. And the movie "Paul, Apostle of Christ"
was among the top 10 films at the box office during its opening weekend.
Here's a list of six faith-based movies coming out this spring.
'The Islands' (March 22)
"The Islands" is based on the
true story of Hawaiian Queen Chiefess Kapiolani who came to faith
in Jesus Christ over 200 years ago. Her conversion made such an impact
that it brought Christianity to all of the Hawaiian islands.
Her conversion to Christianity was "considered the greatest act of moral
courage by any world leader," the filmmakers said in a statement shared
with The Christian Post.
The Tim Chey film was shot in Hawaii and features newcomer
Teuria Shanti Napa as Chiefess along with Academy Award-winning
actress Mira Sorvino and actor John Savage who play Boston
missionaries who arrive in Hawaii in 1821. Many of the lead characters
in the movie include native Hawaiians and Polynesians.
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Unplanned (March 29)
The pro-life film "Unplanned"
tells the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director
Abby Johnson who quit her high profile position at the abortion
provider to become a pro-life advocate. Johnson went on to start the
nonprofit And Then There Were None to help other women leave the
The Pure Flix film was given an R rating even though filmmakers were
certain they were making a PG-13 film. The MPAA informed the filmmakers
that they received their first R rating for "some disturbing/bloody
images" according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Unplanned" stars Ashley Bratcher ("90 Minutes in
Heaven") as Johnson and was written and directed by Chuck
Konzelman and Cary Solomon, who also wrote "God's Not
Dead" and "God's Not Dead 2." The movie was partially funded
by Michael Lindell, a born-again Christian and the founder of the
"Unplanned" will be released in theaters nationwide on March 29.
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Palau the Movie (April 4, 6)
"Palau the Movie," an
autobiographical film, journeys through the life of world-renowned
evangelist Luis Palau. The film tells his life story of being a
bad tempered young street preacher who goes on to impact the world for
As seen in the trailer, the movie begins by showing a young Palau whose
father has died and then has to help his impoverished family. He's later
inspired by listening to Billy Graham on the radio, which leads
him to go into ministry. The film also shows some of the trials he faced
as a street preacher.
"Palau the Movie" began production in Argentina before the
shocking announcement that he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer
earlier this year.
"Palau the Movie" will be releasing
on April 4 and 6 across the U.S. and Latin America. visit
PalautheMovie.com for more
Breakthrough (April 17)
producer who brought the blockbuster hit "Miracles from Heaven,"
Devon Franklin's new film "Breakthrough" tells the miraculous
real-life account of Joyce and John Smith, a mother and son who show
the true power of prayer.
"When Joyce Smith's adopted son, John, falls through an icy Missouri lake
all hope looks lost. Even though John lies lifeless for more than an hour,
his mother refuses to lose faith and prays for a miracle. To the
astonishment of everyone present, her prayers are answered as John's heart
suddenly begins to beat again, defying every expert, every case history, and
every scientific prediction. Mere days after the accident, he's able to walk
out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed," the movie's
The cast includes Chrissy Metz ("This Is Us"), Topher
Grace ("That 70s Show"), Mike Colter ("Luke Cage"),
Josh Lucas, Atlanta's Lecrae and Marcel Ruiz.
"Breakthrough" is based on Joyce Smith's book, The Impossible,
and was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte ("Seven Pounds").
Pastor Samual Rodriguez is listed as executive producer of the film.
For more information, visit
Progress (April 18, 20)
Revelation Media is
gearing up to release a CGI animated film based off The Pilgrim's
Progress that was written by John Bunyan while he was in prison,
persecuted for preaching the Gospel.
The film will be shown in theaters nationwide and around the world in
April. A portion of the profits from the film will be donated to support
Revelation Media launched a Kickstarter campaign during the film's early
stages which helped raise over $60,000 to complete the project and translate
it into 20 languages.
Donations collected from the Kickstarter fundraiser along with advanced
ticket sales of the English version will pay for the film to be aired on the
second largest TV network in Iran on Easter weekend. The film will also be
distributed in countries where Christians face heavy persecution.
Pilgrim's Progress is expected to reach 3 billion people
worldwide. Ultimately, the goal of Revelation Media is to offer "The
Pilgrim's Progress" CGI animated film to viewers in over 100 different
The CGI animated film will be in theaters around the country on April 18.
Tickets for the movie are on sale at Fathom Events.
Click here for a free
Pilgrim's Progress e-book featuring stills from the movie.
partnered with Fathom events to make their first-ever feature film named
after their Dove Award winning youth album "Bright Ones."
"'Bright Ones' follows the lives of three students, each
embarking on a journey to find their identity while attending a performing
arts high school. In the vein of 'High School Musical,' the film
embraces themes of friendship, family and the courage to find your own voice
and identity in God," the movie's synopsis reads.
The motion picture will feature original music by members of Bethel
Music, including Jenn Johnson and Steffany Gretzinger.
"Bright Ones" will be showing at select theaters and churches
nationwide for a one-night event on April 22.
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