Choosing the “best” movie of a given month can be a bit challenging. Sometimes, it’s because we don’t have much to choose from. But at other times, it’s because we have entirely too much.
November’s been more of the latter. Originally I was going to point you to Disney’s charming, moving Encanto, but we already talked about that yesterday, and I didn’t want you to suffer from Encanto overload. Clifford the Big Red Dog is pretty fun, too. And then, for more mature audiences, King Richard offers plenty of strong messages about parenting and family (along with a dynamic performance from Will Smith).
But instead, I’d like to point you to a movie you might’ve missed: The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. While the name isn’t precisely true—Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity, among loads of other books) himself wrote about his journey to faith, and the movie is based on an outstanding play seen by plenty. But It’s a powerful tale of Lewis’ intellectual journey from atheism to Christianity, told in an engaging way.
It’s still playing in a lot of theaters, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, there’s time.