SON OF GOD and the Flood of Christian, Biblical Movies in 2014

 

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Feb. 28, 2014, marks the first wide release of a Christian or biblical movie since 2011’s COURAGEOUS and SOUL SURFER – SON OF GOD.

SON OF GOD also marks the first wide-release movie about Jesus since Mel Gibson’s brilliant THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004).

On March 28, 2014 Paramount Pictures will release NOAH, a biblical epic starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins. The poster proudly proclaims “The end of the world is just the beginning.”

However, SON OF GOD marks the first time in more than 15 years since a major Hollywood studio has put major money into a movie aimed at depicting the life of a biblical character, since 1997’s THE PRINCE OF EGYPT about Moses.

20th Century Fox is releasing SON OF GOD, a movie version of the Gospel portion of THE BIBLE that aired on The History Channel in Spring 2013. In December, they’re scheduled to release EXODUS starring Christian Bale as Moses.

Sony Pictures has HEAVEN IS FOR REAL scheduled for release in April. It’s based on the popular book telling the story of a boy who died, went to heaven, and came back to tell about it.

Warner Bros. has its own Moses movie, GODS AND KINGS, in the works, but no release date has been set. They had hoped to get Steven Spielberg to direct, but he turned them down. And, there is talk at MGM about a remake of one of the greatest Christian epics ever made, BEN-HUR.

Be that as it may, 2014 is shaping up to be another watershed year in Hollywood for faith-based movies. Thirty years of effort by Movieguide® and other Christian ministries is paying off.

The following is a slate of 2014 movies that may be of great interest to people of faith and values. As always, look for Movieguide®’s reviews at www.movieguide.org, because even well-meaning productions sometimes have objectionable content.

Movie Title/Working Title

Anticipated
Release Date

Distributor
A Matter of Time

????

Unknown
Stand Your Ground

Jan. 17, 2014

Triple Horse Studios
Gimme Shelter

Jan. 24, 2014

Roadhouse Attractions
Right to Believe

Feb. 3, 2014

Bridgestone Multimedia
A Calling of Courage (DVD)

Feb. 18, 2014

Walmart
Let God (DVD)

Feb. 25, 2014

Unknown
Son of God

Feb. 28, 2014

20th Century Fox
A Cross to Bear (DVD)

March 4, 2014

Gospel Music Channel
God’s Not Dead

March 21, 2014

Pureflix
Noah

March 28, 2014

Paramount
Veil of Tears

March 28, 2014

World Entertainment
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio

April 2014???

Mission Pictures
My Dream Beside Me (DVD???)

April 4, 2014

Tab Entertainment
Heaven Is for Real

April 16, 2014

Sony Pictures
All That Remains

May 1, 2014

Unknown
Ragamuffin

May 2, 2014

N/A
A Cross to Bear (DVD)

March 4, 2014

Gospel Music Channel
Mom’s Night Out

May 9, 2014

Provident Films
Alone Yet Not Alone

June 13, 2014

Enthuse Entertainment
Left Behind

June 20, 2014

Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rider

Sept. 5, 2014???

Pureflix
Mission Air

Sept. 21, 2014

Pureflix
A Matter of Faith

Sept. 26, 2014

Five & Two Pictures
Mary

Dec. 1, 2014???

Lionsgate
Miracle Underground (DVD???)

2014 DVD???

N/A
Exodus

Dec. 12, 2014

20th Century Fox
The Prodigal

Dec. 21, 2014

Unknown

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