Top 7 Anticipated Christian Movies of 2014
2014 is going to be a HUGE year for Christian cinema! There are many movies coming out with Christian themes and storylines. With this huge push Hollywood is realizing that there is a big audience that is ready and willing to come watch movies that have Christian principles in them.
Here are 7 of the top anticipated movies to come out this year! Enjoy!
7. Heaven Is For Real
This movie is based on a true story and it follows the journey of a boy, Colton, who has a near death experience and goes to heaven for a brief time. He is revived and the doctors claim it is a miracle that he survived. Now his parents must learn what faith and trust are all about. Colton begins to show them things that he should not know and soon the whole town is wondering. This movie is set for release April 16, 2014.
6. Son Of God
“Son of God” is based off of the “Bible Miniseries” that aired last year. It follows the life of Jesus through birth, life, crucifixion, death and resurrection. It features Diogo Morgado as Jesus and Roma Downey as His mother, Mary. The “Bible Miniseries” was a huge hit in 2013 and I have no doubt that “Son Of God” will do just as well.
5. Gimme Shelter
“Gimme Shelter” follows the life of a teenager who gets pregnant and leaves her abusive mother to find her father. He rejects her and she is forced to live on the streets. She is welcomed into a home for women like her and finally feels like she has a family for the first time. Vanessa Hudgens has the lead role in this one. “Gimme Shelter” is set for release on January 24, 2014.
4. Left Behind
This is a remake of “Left Behind” from 2000. It will follow the same storyline as the previous one: millions of people vanish and the ones left behind must struggle through the chaos that is around them. “Left Behind” is starring Nicholas Cage as the lead role, and is also featuring Jordin Sparks as Shasta Carvell. It is set to release on June 19, 2014.
3. God’s Not Dead
Oh boy! I am excited for this one! This movie showcases the life of a man, Josh Wheaton, in college that is forced into showing his faith outwardly to his peers in his Philosophy 150 class. The instructor, Professor Radisson, is an atheist and starts off day one with having every student write “God is dead” in their notebooks. Josh tells Professor Radisson that he can’t because he is a Christian and Professor Radisson issues the challenge for Josh to defend his antithesis. Many great debates are sure to come out of this one and it will be a way for us to see how to defend our faith in the public arena. This movie stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain to name a few. “God’s Not Dead” is scheduled to release on March 24, 2014.
Check out the official trailer for God's Not Dead below
This film is being directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Prometheus) and it is packed with many big name actors and actresses including: Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley! The storyline will follow the journey of Moses, played by Christian Bale, as he leads the Israelites out of Egypt and the clutches of Pharaoh. It is currently set to release in December of this year.
And here we are at Noah. This is the movie that everyone is talking about! It follows the story of Noah as he builds the ark in order to survive the massive flood that God is sending to wipe out life to start mankind over again. This movie has many famous people including: Russell Crowe (Noah), Jennifer Connelly (Noah’s wife), Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins. I feel that it is safe to say that “Noah” will be the biggest grossing Christian movie to be released this year. If you have not watched the trailer for this one yet please check it out! The special effects look amazing and the storyline looks fairly solid, with a few added extras from Hollywood like always. “Noah” is set to release on March 28, 2014.
There are many amazing Christian films that are coming out this year! Which ones do you think you will go and see? Besides these 7, I would also like to mention one more, “I’m In Love With A Church Girl”, which was released on January 21, 2014. It has an interesting story line and stars Ja Rule and Toby Mac. You can find the trailer on YouTube. God bless you all!
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