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5 Films & TV Shows That Feature Gospel Music

Gospel music has trickled down into popular culture and has grown in popularity. You can hear Lauren Daigle's music on reality shows and people like DeVon Franklin are creating Christian feature films. There are many options to choose from, however, we've rounded up five of the best.

1) Greenleaf

Perhaps, an obvious choice, but Greenleaf is packed with great gospel music and farfetched church drama. The show follows the Greenleaf family and their megachurch. The series is from Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network and even features a member of the Winans' family - Deborah Joy Winans plays the role of Charity Greenleaf, the musical member of the family.

2) I'm In Love With A Church Girl

When ex-drug dealer Miles (Ja Rule) falls in love with Vanessa (Adrienne Houghton), a woman who is devoted to her Christianity - they go on a journey of love and faith. This project is particularly special to Adrienne as it's where she met her now-husband, Israel Houghton.

3) Touched By An Angel

This show had nine seasons and featured the legendary jazz and gospel singer, Della Reese. The series focused on three angels Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Reese) and Andrew (John Dye), they were sent to earth to help people facing difficulties. They would teach people important lessons and remind them about the love of God.

4) The Fighting Temptations

When Darrin Hill (Cuba Gooding Jr) returns to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance, he finds out that there are terms and conditions. He must create a gospel choir and lead it to success in order to collect his money. The film also features Beyonce's acting and vocals.

5) Joyful Noise

G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) clashes with her gospel choir's new director, Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), as they prepare for a national competition.

By Hannah Lovejoy, Premier Gospel Presenter


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