There’s a lot of trash available on streaming devices and television. Sometimes it’s easy to spend 30 minutes looking for something decent to watch on Netflix, Prime or television. Here are five faith-based movies to check out this weekend on Netflix.
The Case for Christ (2017). This Pure Flix movie, directed by Jon Gunn and starring the late Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway, Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel, chronicles the journeys of real-life investigative reporter Lee Strobel, who set out on a mission to disprove the Christian faith and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
His no-holds-barred search to discredit Christianity caused a major rift between Strobel and his wife, who became a Christian while he was still determined to falsify the faith at the center of his journalistic inquiry.
An Interview with God (2018). The Astute Films movie, directed by Perry Lang and written by Ken Aguado, stars David Strathairn, Brenton Thwaites and Hill Harper. The fictional film tells the story of Paul Asher, a budding journalist who had just returned home after being deployed to Afghanistan. When he comes home, Asher’s marriage — and life — is crumbling around him. His life, though, takes an interesting turn when he’s offered the intriguing opportunity to interview a mysterious man claiming to be God, played by Strathairn.
Same Kind of Different As Me (2017). This Paramount Pictures film, based on the New York Times bestseller by the same title, stars Greg Kinnear, René Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. It chronicles the real-life experiences of art dealer Ron Hall, who, after coming clean about an affair, is challenged by his wife Debbie to make up for his selfishness by volunteering with her at the local homeless shelter. Initially cynical about the entire thing, Hall ultimately befriends a homeless man who introduces himself as Denver. Hall’s relationship with Denver ultimately leads to a moving reconciliation between himself and his father, played by Voight.
Good Sam (2019). Although it’s not a Christian movie in the traditional sense, the Netflix original film is full of worthwhile faith-based lessons. The movie, which follows the story of intrepid New York City beat reporter Kate Bradley, played by Tiya Sircar, as she works to unmask the identity of a mysterious good Samaritan leaving bags of $100,000 on residents’ doorsteps.
Samson (2018). For those who want to see a biblical epic, the Pure Flix movie “Samson,” starring Taylor James, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner and Caitlin Leahy, tells the story of Samson in the Old Testament book of Judges.
In the film, set not long before the reign of King David, the Hebrews in Israel are under the harsh rule of the Philistines. It’s prophesied that Samson will help God’s people defeat the Philistines with his supernatural strength. His weakness, though, is his sexual desire.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice