Happy Spring Break and Happy Easter! Hop into your long weekend with a few of these Netflix titles to put you in the holiday mood.
The Prince of Egypt
Val Kilmer stars in this retelling of the Book of Exodus. Egyptian Prince Moses, upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. Ralph Fiennes co-stars as his brother Rameses.
Highway to Heaven
Michael Landon stars as Jonathan, an angel sent to earth to help people with their problems. Jonathan and his sidekick Mark are given assignments where they are required to use their humanity to help various troubled souls overcome their problems. It’s a wholesome show for the whole family with a lesson to each episode. There are also tons of cameos from actors before they made it big including Paul Walker, Helen Hunt, Wil Wheaton and Matthew Perry. You can even see Zack Morris play a Nazi!
Son of God
A follow-up to the monumental 10-hour History channel miniseries The Bible, the film retells the life of Jesus from his humble birth to his resurrection. The film features select scenes from the miniseries as well as footage not aired in the telecast.
A.D. Kingdom and Empire
A sequel to the 2013 miniseries The Bible, this series tracks events following the crucifixion of Christ. His apostles dedicate themselves to spreading his word, risking their freedom and their lives. The story takes place immediately after the events of the miniseries, beginning with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and continues with the first ten chapters of the Acts of the Apostles.
The Case for Christ
Based on a true story, this movie follows the story of a successful investigative journalist who sets out to disprove the Christian faith. The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster, all giving great performances in a very entertaining movie.
You’ve seen it mentioned several times in this article and here it is. This sweeping television miniseries was the highest rated cable broadcast of 2013. Produced by Mark Burnett, it aired on the History channel to a massive audience and tells the story of God’s creation and events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The series received three Emmy Award nominations and is definitely worth a watch.
Peter: The Redemption
Tormented by his denial of Christ, Apostle Peter spent his life trying to repent. Now in prison awaiting execution, he spreads his message of hope and inspires a new generation of believers. Starring John Rhys-Davies and Stephen Baldwin, this film is about the spirit of believing.
Dakota Fanning and Julia Roberts star in this wonderful tale of a literate spider who weaves an elaborate plan to save her friend from the butcher’s block. I included this title because it’s an adorable, fun movie that is great for that whole family. And holidays are about family, right? Also, Easter makes me think of ham and you know…pigs. Don’t hate me.
Jesus Town USA
For 88 years near the small town of Lawton in Oklahoma, people come together to perform a life of Jesus on a reproduction of Jerusalem built into the Wichita foothills. It’s the nation’s longest running Passion Play that, at its height, attracted an audience of more than 200,000. But the reenactment could be derailed by an actor’s massive secret. This is another documentary that proves life is stranger than fiction.
Call Me Francis
This biographical miniseries chronicles Pope Francis’ life, his controversial political leanings, his remarkable humanitarian work and his ascent to Papacy.
What will you be watching for Easter? Let us know in the comments!