Mere Availability: Movie Based on the Life of C.S. Lewis Comes to Streaming Platforms and DVD

Plugged In really liked 2021’s The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. We liked it so much, in fact, that our team dubbed it the year’s Best Christian Movie. Based on a stage play written by Max McLean (who also starred in both the theater and film productions), the film checked many a box for us. Thoughtful and resonant, The Most Reluctant convert is the sort of film that encourages Christians and just might open a theological door for non-Christians, too. Our reviewer Bob Hoose called it a “nuanced experience worth having. And sharing.”

But ironically, the film was really hard to share.

The Most Reluctant Convert was only in a select number of theaters for a couple of weeks last year. It came and went quickly and, because of its relatively low theater count, many Christians probably never had a chance to see it at all.

But as of last Friday, that changed.

The Most Reluctant Convert is now available to buy or rent on Apple TV and Google Play. If you’d rather have a physical copy of the thing, you can buy that, too: It’s out on DVD and Blu-ray for $19.99. You can buy the Blu-ray plenty of places, but I’m guessing that the movie’s makers would especially loved it if you visited their own website.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Lewis’s journey from atheism to faith—if you wanted to see The Most Reluctant Convert but felt like you missed your opportunity—here’s your chance. And perhaps you might find the film worth sharing with someone who, like Lewis, needs a little more of an intellectual push toward God.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

2 Responses

  1. Love c.s Lewis and and am glad they didn’t make the movie some hidden secular agenda but stayed true to biblical inspiration. Compared to Disney’s in your face agenda and non sensical climate change falsehood/ something that doesn’t pander to worlds modern “trends” is nice..too bad Disney isn’t more like him…

  2. -I had heard the movie was good and have previously watched a DVD of the stage play. It’s good to hear news about films about C.S. Lewis.