Over the past couple of years, the production of Christian movies containing Christian beliefs and themes in Hollywood has been on the rise.
Films like “I Can Only Imagine,” “Run the Race,” and “Unbroken” saw wide-ranging success in the box offices, generating profits above expectations.
Given that success, Hollywood has made strides to continue serving that audience. Here’s a list of 3 films coming in November to consider checking out:
In just a few weeks, the much-anticipated biopic on Harriet Tubman will hit theatres, with Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo playing the powerful and moving character of Harriet Tubman.
The synopsis for the film reads: Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
In a Q&A at the Urbanworld Film Festival last month, Erivo shared the one thing that she has relied on to play the role of Harriet — prayer.
“The only thing I could do, really, to center myself was to pray,” Erivo shared, according to AmboTV. “And I was listening to Gospel music just before I went in. And as I walked in to say that prayer, it didn’t feel like I was just saying it as Harriet. It felt like I was saying it as me.”
“Harriet” airs in theaters nationwide on Nov. 1. You can find more information about the movie here.
The trailer for “Waves” begins with a family in a church service with the minister reading 1 Corinthians 13 from the Bible, “Love is patient, love is kind, love is not rude it doesn’t boast, love also forgets wrong.”
The trailer progresses to show the family going through what appears to be family drama, heartache, and loss, none of which is directly defined, just hinted at.
The film’s synopsis defines the movie as an “epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.”
The director of the film, Trey Edward Shults, shared with the Los Angeles Times how the story follows a family navigating complete and utter darkness, only to push past and find the light.
“All of my movies have gone to a dark place, but this one I think pushes past that and goes to a new area and hopefully gets you on the other side by the end,” Shults said.
“Waves” airs in theaters nationwide on Nov. 15. You can find more information about the movie here.
3. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tells the story of journalist Tom Junod, and the infamous television star Mr. Rogers, whose relationship started professional, and quickly evolved into a friendship.
The film showcases the faith and love that Mr. Rogers emulated both in his T.V. show and in real life.
“When I think of Fred, I often think of him in terms of what he did every morning, which was pray and think of the people he needed to pray for and write to those people,” the real-life Junod said.
“Do you know what that means, to forgive?” Mr. Rogers asks in a preview of the film, “The Heart of the Story.” “It’s a decision we make to release a person from the feelings of anger we have toward them.”
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” airs in theaters nationwide on Nov. 22. You can find more information about the movie here.