For the last few years, I’ve compiled a list of the best films that I watched during the year. These were not all released this year; they are just movies I have watched during 2015.
The Heart of the Matter is the first documentary to give viewers an honest, complete portrait of what it is like to be a Christian addicted to pornography and sex. This one-of-a-kind film brings hope to a subject typically shrouded in shame and silence. From first exposure to complete healing, you will witness both personal accounts and expert commentary on the devastating effects of pornography on one’s self-worth, family, and faith. But you will also experience the hope and joy of recovery. Your heart will be opened and your faith raised as you watch and share this film with your family, church and community.
Life of a King (2013) Rated PG-13
Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, LisaGay Hamilton, Thurston Hill
Christian Mingle (2014) Rated PG
Gwyneth Hayden has it all. A top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment, and great friends – she thinks the only thing missing is a man. In a moment of inspired desperation, she fills out a profile on the dating website ChristianMingle.com hoping to find Mr. Right. However, Gwyneth’s Christianity is a little rusty and her attempts at impressing her dream guy end in disaster when he calls her out on her “faux faith.” In an honest realization, she sees her superficial life for what it really is, and is driven to create a personal relationship with God. Starring Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Stephen Tobolowsky, John O’Hurley, David Keith, Morgan Fairchild, Corbin Bernsen
St. Vincent (2014) Rated PG-13
A boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard
The Martian (2015) Rated PG-13
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mackenzie Davis
Synopsis by IMDB.