5 Faith-Based Movies Coming Out in 2019 That You Should Know About
By Tess Farrand, Staff Writer
With many projects on the horizon, 2019 looks to be a promising year for faith-based entertainment. If you’re on the lookout for family-friendly options this year, we’ve compiled a list of faith-based movies to be mindful of for this calendar year.
- THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINES STORY
THE LEAST OF THESE shows the story of Australian medical missionary Graham Staines, played by Stephen Baldwin, (FAITH OF OUR FATHER) and his sons who are murdered in a remote Indian village by radical Hindus in 1999. The heart-wrenching drama displays the struggle of persecuted Christians around the globe, and the call to show radical love to the least of these as Jesus commands. THE LEAST OF THESE hits theaters February 1, 2019.
Read Movieguide’s complete review here. Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Stephen Baldwin about the movie.
From the writers of GOD’S NOT DEAD and GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, Cuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon are bringing to theaters UNPLANNED, the true-story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director turned pro-life activist. During her time at Planned Parenthood, Johnson facilitated over 22,000 abortion procedures, though unaware of the medical details about removing a baby from its mother’s womb. However, during one ultra-sound at Planned Parenthood, Johnson saw a baby cower when the suction tool entered the womb. From this moment forward, Johnson dedicated her life to seeing it end. The movie releases March 22, 2019.
Crissy Metz (THIS IS US) plays Joyce Smith who along with her husband Brian (Josh Lucas, SWEET HOME ALABAMA) adopted a Guatemalan boy, John, into their family after they learned were unable to have children. One winter day, John as a teenager falls through ice and remains in the frigid waters for 15 minutes! After CPR attempts, Joyce prays fervently for a miracle and that’s exactly what she gets… This touching true-story is produced by Devon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, THE STAR). BREAKTHROUGH will be in theaters this Easter.
- OVERCOMER (pictured above)
Alex and Stephen Kendrick (FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, WAR ROOM) will release their latest project this August. Alex Kendrick stars as John Harrison, a high school basketball coach who must reevaluate his career and future after local manufacturing plants force many families in their small community to relocate. After agreeing to become a cross-country coach, Harrison learns to mentor a promising young athlete. The movie also stars Priscilla Scherer.
You can read other details about OVERCOMER here.
- EAST TEXAS OIL
EAST TEXAS OIL is a period piece directed by Kevin Sorbo. Set in 1931 in Cornville, TX, Doc Boyd (Kevin Sorbo) and Dad Everett (John Ratzenberger of TOY STORY, INCREDIBLES 2) stumble into the small town hoping to con some unsuspecting people with their oil scheme. To their surprise however, they actually do strike oil. Afterward, the pair experience a range of miracles that show this Texas town has more than meets the eye. EAST TEXAS OIL doesn’t have a release date yet, but continue to check back to Movieguide® for the latest updates.Do you enjoy articles like this? Click here to become a monthly donor and receive a copy of STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON on DVD!