Looking for some quality, Christian-themed entertainment you and your family can enjoy together during the upcoming Christmas holiday? Searching for a movie that will inspire you about the works of God? From historical adventures and family dramas, to sports stories and true life biographies, here are 5 of 2015’s best you won’t want to miss…
1. BEYOND THE MASK. A sweeping historical adventure drama set in the turmoil of early America in the 1770’s. A former assassin for the British East India Tea Company leads a secret double life as he dons a mask to thwart a plot against the emerging new nation and redeem his name. Directed by Chad Burns. Stars Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, and Kara Kilmer.
2. WAR ROOM. A compelling, heart-felt drama about the power of prayer and the effect it can have on marriages, families, friendships, careers, and our entire lives. It follows a family that seems perfect on the outside but that’s crumbling on the inside and the transformative help that comes from an older woman. From the creators of Fireproof and Courageous. Directed by Alex Kendrick. Stars Priscilla C. Shirer, and T.C. Stallings.
3. WOODLAWN. Based on the inspiring real-life story of the Woodlawn High School football team. In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the hearts of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, as well as their coach, Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of star player, Tony Nathan. Directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin. Stars Sean Astin, Jon Voight, and C. Thomas Howell
4. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN. Also based on a true story,90 Minutes in Heaven follows the journey of Pastor Don Piper who’s pronounced dead when a semi truck crushes his car. For the next 90 minutes as Piper lays dead, his soul experiences love, joy, and a different kind of life in Heaven. Directed by Michael Polish. Stars Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth.
5. THE LETTERS. In 1946, Mother Teresa received a message from God telling her to help the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. Her new purpose initially causes conflict with the Catholic Church and the government of India. After her death, a Vatican priest recounts her life’s work and her unbreakable spirit via 40 years of Mother Teresa’s personal letters, unveiling the true nature of one of the world’s greatest humanitarians. Directed by William Riead. Stars Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, and Max von Sydow.