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8 Inspirational Movies About Faith And Hope To Watch Before the Holy Week Ends

Holy Week is a significant time for Christians that is usually marked by Holy Masses or worship services and other spiritual activities. However, like last year, these can only be done online for now as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

We already know that there is no better way to spend Holy week but to stay home. Even so, you can still carry on with your family traditions by attending online recollections. Schedule a family movie night too and watch these movies that inspire and strengthen the faith.

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

Stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, and Martin Henderson

“Miracles from Heaven” is a true-to-life story of the Beam family from Texas, USA. One of their daughters, Ana, is diagnosed to be suffering from a rare and incurable disease that put her family’s faith to the test. It also shows a mother’s unconditional love and a father’s unending support as they relentlessly search and look for a cure to save their daughter.

The Shack (2017)

Stars Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington

An emotionally moving film on God’s compassion and mercy, “The Shack” is the story of a father who lost his child due to an unexpected incident. As he blames himself for it, he receives a mysterious note that causes him to find his way through forgiveness, truth, and acceptance.

Breakthrough (2019)

Stars Chrissy Metz and Marcel Ruiz

“Breakthrough” is a true-to-life story based on the book The Impossible, which tells the account of a devoted mother and her son, John, whose life is put on the line after an accident. You may start to believe in miracle as you watch this inspirational story of faith that entails how powerful prayers can be.

I Still Believe (2020)

Stars KJ Apa and Britt Robertson

Based on the life of Christian singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp, “I Still Believe” looks into a love deepened by faith. The film’s title is also the title of the song the artist wrote for his wife, who was already suffering from an incurable disease before they decided to get married.

Son of God (2014)

Stars Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey, and Darwin Shaw

“Son of God” tells the story of Jesus Christ from birth to His resurrection, and is adapted from the 2013 mini-series, “The Bible.” It allows the viewers to witness the Lord’s teaching and His sacrifices as well as His Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Noah (2014)

Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson

The movie depicts the story of Noah and his Ark that you surely are familiar with. Although critics say some parts of the film don’t match the biblical account, it is still a good film with its stunning visual effects.

Risen (2016)

Stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, and Cliff Curtis

“Risen” revolves around Clavius and a task given to him. Assigned by Pontius Pilate, he needs to investigate how the body of Jesus Christ vanished, and then pacify the ongoing revolt of the Jews. Find out how this journey will make him question his own beliefs and how it will make a change in his life.

Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)

Stars Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, and Olivier Martinez

Another remarkable film to add to your list is this 2018 biblical story. It tells how Luke journeyed to Rome to visit the apostle Paul, who was imprisoned and is about to be executed. Before his death, he was given the chance to share his past and existence. Prepare to see a thoughtful exploration of love, mercy, and forgiveness.


Article and Videos originally posted by One News PH last March 31, 2021 and written by Lou Velle Mariano. Minor edits have been made by REBPH to cater to its own readers.