The year 2022 seems to be a busy one for Christian Movie aficionados.
War Room and Overcomer directors are about to premiere their third feature film. Similarly, the same studio that brought you American Underdog and I Can Only Imagine is getting ready to premiere their latest film, which is based on a true story.
A film starring Pat Boone and a documentary by Christian apologist Lee Strobel will round out the year’s offerings.
In the year 2022, there will be four new Christian films to watch:
1. Tyson’s Fight (March 4)
In his first year of public school, a 15-year-old autistic teenager seeks to win his father’s favor by running his first marathon. He’ll be coached by a champion marathon runner to help him reach his objective.
Major Dodson, who plays the primary character in the film, is autistic.
“Tyson is a fantastic individual. He’s a person with ambitions and goals. He simply works in a different way “In a featurette promoting the film, Dodson says. “He is concerned about his buddies and his family. He wants to make a good impression on his father. For the most part, he’s just a normal child living with a normal family aiming to accomplish something big.”
Dodson, like the main character in the movie, said he grew in his social abilities as he got older.
“This wouldn’t be happening if you talked to six-year-old me,” he remarked, referring to the interview.
Jen Dodson, Major’s mother, claimed that acting has “really transformed” Major “into the person he is now.”
“Getting a script and acting out those feelings was really safe for him,” she said.
2. The Unbreakable Boy (March 18)
With his unwavering faith and wonderful outlook on life, an autistic youngster with a rare bone illness inspires everyone around him.
The movie is based on a genuine story and the same-named book. Kingdom Story Company, the studio behind American Underdog, I Still Believe, and I Can Only Imagine, has released a new film. (On opening night in 2020, I Still Believe was the top-grossing film in the United States.)
It stars Zachary Levi, Amy Acker, Meghann Fahy, and Patricia Heaton, among others from Hollywood. It was directed by Jon Gunn (The Case for Christ), and it was produced by Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin, and Kevin Downes.
Andrew Erwin told Crosswalk that the movies he and his brother make are intended for both Christians and non-Christians.
“The way we present the stories is an introduction to the idea of the gospel – of the good news that we all cherish, of redemption,” he explained. “And if we can produce a product that unites our audience while also providing a platform to trigger that fear of missing out, then we’ll be able to convey that message outside the church doors.” As a result, we’re quite passionate about it. And I believe that is why, in order to earn the right to be heard, we try to discover things that are generally popular, that have mainstream appeal [and] that have mainstream actors.”
Strong thematic material, alcohol misuse, language, and occasional violence are all rated PG.
3. The Case for Heaven 2022 (April 4-6)
In this investigative documentary based on the book of the same name, Christian apologist Lee Strobel analyzes the evidence for paradise. The Case for Christ, a film about Lee Strobel’s conversion, was released in 2017.
After a near-death experience, Strobel came up with the idea for the book.
“Several years ago, I almost died,” Strobel told Got Questions Ministries. “My wife found me unconscious on the bedroom floor. She called the paramedics. I woke up in the emergency room. And a doctor looked down at me and said, ‘You’re one step away from a coma, two steps away from dying.’ And so I lingered, sort of hovering over that fuzzy border between life and death for quite a while until doctors were able to save my life.”
Strobel called it a “clarifying experience.” “You begin to really wonder, with great curiosity, ‘What really does happen when we close our eyes for the last time in this world?'”
4. Christian Movie The Mulligan (April 18-19)
While competing in a golf competition, a businessman whose life is falling apart finds the inspiration he requires. Pat Boone’s mystery figure “The Old Pro” is the source of this concept. The film is based on the same-named book. Eric Close, Tanya Christiansen, and Charmin Lee feature in the film.
Every day, the cast and crew prayed on set, according to Boone. He wants it to have an impact on people who don’t attend church.
“We’re trying to reach them in a way that we think is very palatable and entertaining, and that they can relate to,” Boone told Crosswalk. “We have very high hopes. We know that God is in this – the way He’s brought it all together, all of us together, all the cast, the crew, director, producer, everybody in it.”
The theme, Boone said, is simple: everybody needs second chances and forgiveness.
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