The success of faith-based films in recent years has led to a resurgence of Christian movies being made in Hollywood.
In 2018, the film “I Can Only Imagine” brought in $17.1 million domestically during its opening weekend, and over $83 million total, superseding expectations. And the movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ” was among the top 10 films at the box office during its opening weekend.
2019 is expected to be another blockbuster year for Christian films. Here’s a list of five faith-based movies coming in the new year.
‘The Least of These’
Release date: Feb. 1, 2019
The first Christian film heading to theaters in the new year is the true story of missionary Graham Staines who was martyred in India in 1999. Initially titled “Staines,” “The Least of These” shares the story leading up to the murders of the Australian Christian missionary and his sons, Philip, 10, and Timothy, 6, who were helping a community of lepers in India.
Featured in the film are Stephen Baldwin (“God’s Plan”), Shari Rigby (“October Baby”) and Sharman Joshi.
Release date: Feb. 10, 2019
“Heavenly Deposit” is an upcoming movie directed by Rick Irvin and the film’s writer, longtime actor George Vincent.
This Christian movie stars John Savage, Bonnie Hellman, Meredith Thomas and Alisha Seaton as lead characters. Other popular actors who star in “Heavenly Deposit” are Ella Joyce, Peter Jason, Alisa Reyes and Barry Van Dyke.
‘Run the Race’
Release date: Feb. 22, 2019
Another film coming to theaters at the beginning of 2019 is “Run the Race,” co-produced by Tim Tebow and his brother, Robby. Following in the footsteps of Christian filmmakers the Kendrick brothers and Erwin brothers, the Tebow brothers are now marking their first feature film with “Run the Race.”
The Tebow brothers lent their famous last name and talents to tell the fictional story of two brothers in high school who face trying times as they seek different paths to find a way out of their troubled lives.
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