I am not an extreme cinephile or even an educated movie buff, but I do so love to watch a good movie. I can’t easily remember the names of famous actors, or even correctly recall the titles of movies that I enjoyed in the past, but I do appreciate films for their existential meanings and often carry the message of a good movie with me for my entire life.
If I really like a movie, I will watch it over and over and over again.
Unfortunately for me, great movies in 2021 have been few and far between. During various quarantines over the last two years I have had more time to watch movies than at any other time in my life, but unfortunately, there are not many good movies to choose from, so I have been forced to go back and re-watch old classics.
However, a new movie has just been released that I would argue is the best movie of the year! It is an independent movie, so it is not yet available on Netflix or Amazon Prime. In fact, I have only found one place for download.
Here is the trailer:
The Most Reluctant Convert is one of the most profound and entertaining movies I have ever watched. I do not often recommend movies (mostly because the movies that I enjoy are not for general Christian consumption), but The Most Reluctant Convert is a rare find.
The movie is a retelling of the profound journey of C.S. Lewis’ life. The movie can really be summarised as a masterfully orchestrated monologue using C.S. Lewis’ own words. It is provocative, intellectual, spiritual, and gleefully mischievous all at the same time.
The movie was so good, that I watched it twice – back-to-back.
In my opinion, The Most Reluctant Convert easily wins the best movie of 2021.