These compelling movies not only explore different ideas about heaven, but also share the uplifting message of making the most of life here and now.
Based on the best-selling book by William P. Young, The Shack offers an imaginative take on love, loss and God. Sam Worthington plays a father who spends a weekend discussing faith with personifications of theTrinity after his daughter goes missing. Featuring performances from Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw, the film is challenging and ultimately hopeful.
Another movie based on a true story, Heaven is for Real is based on the bestselling book by Lynn Vincent about his son’s near death experience. When four-year-old Colton tells his father, a pastor named Todd Burpo (Greg Kinnear) that he saw heaven, Todd is hesitant to share the story with others. But as Colton shares information he couldn’t possible know on his own, Todd is forced to confront his own views about the afterlife and God’s power.
Based on the book of the same name, this true story follows Christy (Jennifer Garner) as she fights for her daughter, Annabel’s, health after she is diagnosed with a disorder that leaves her unable to eat. When Anabel falls 30 feet while climbing a tree, Christy’s faith is tested like never before.
Albert Brooks wrote, directed and starred in this fantasy comedy about a man who arrives in Judgment City after his death and must defend his life decisions—or be sent back to earth. Meryl Streep and Lee Grant co-star in this whimsical movie that will leave you pondering the afterlife.
Steven Spielberg directed this charming romantic comedy that follows a pilot (Richard Dreyfuss) who must help his girlfriend (Holly Hunter) find love again after he dies.
This drama weaves together three stories of people who can communicate with the dead— George (Matt Damon), a professional medium, a woman who had a near death experience, and a twin suffering after the death of his brother. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it’s a moving look at death and the afterlife.
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