This Easter Weekend, schedule in some quality time for movies of faith, inspiration and hope. Films like the immersive IMAX epic Jerusalem, Ewan McGregor’s dual-role in Last Days in the Desert, spiritual comedy Henry Poole Is Here, an imagined year in the boyhood of Jesus in The Young Messiah, the inspirational Greater, and the comedy about an “Odd Couple” of seasonal workers Hank and Mike, are a diverse assortment of must-see movies for this occasion you can stream now. See more details below!
An immersive journey into and through one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and giant screen theaters, JERUSALEM is an awe-inspiring and intimate portrait (The Washington Post) of one of the world’s most beloved cities. Unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage combine to make JERUSALEM a mesmerizing vision (The Boston Globe). Score by Brooklyn’s Michael Brook.
A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Last Days in the Desert follows Jesus (Ewan McGregor) in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with the Devil, also played by McGregor, over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts. Score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans.
Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a “miracle” by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life. “‘Henry Poole Is Here’ achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists — in that descending order, I suspect. It doesn’t say that religious beliefs are real. It simply says that belief is real. And it’s a warm-hearted love story.” (Roger Ebert) Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, Adriana Barrazza, George Lopez, Cheryl Hines, Richard Benjamin, Morgan Lily and Rachel Seiferth. Score by John Frizzell.
A #24-ranked film on Amazon’s films of faith! Inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, The Young Messiah imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed. Score by The Passion Of Christ’s John Debney.
A true story of Arkansas Razorbacks walk-on offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth (Christopher Severino). Devoutly Christian and ridiculed for his portly appearance, Burlsworth defies the odds to make the Razorbacks’ squad in 1994, and ultimately develops into an All-American player and top NFL prospect. Score by The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain’s Stephen Raynor-Endelman.
Two downsized Easter bunnies whose friendship starts to suffer when the multi-national corporation that owns all holidays decides to make some serious cutbacks. Hank and Mike are the Felix Unger and Oscar Madison of holiday mascots. Starring Boyd Banks (“The Love Guru“; “How She Move“), Tony Nappo (“Defendor“; “Jumper“), Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini, Joe Mantegna, Chris Klein (Street Fighter–The Legend of Chun-Li, American Dreamz) and Maggie Castle. Soundtrack by various artists.
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