Left Behind (film series)

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Left Behind
Directed byMarjonneke Tjerkstra
Vic Sarin
Bill Corcoran
Craig R. Baxley
Vic Armstrong
Larry A. McLean
Kevin Sorbo
Produced byPaul Lalonde
StarringKirk Cameron
Brad Johnson
Janaya Stephens
Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Gordon Currie
Chelsea Noble
Colin Fox
Louis Gossett Jr.
Nicolas Cage
Chad Michael Murray
Kevin Sorbo
Neal McDonough
Corbin Bernsen
Release date
1994 – 2023
United States
Box office$18.2 million

Left Behind is an American Christian thriller film series based on the Left Behind book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The series consists of five films and two spin-offs.

The first three films were produced by Cloud Ten Pictures and directed by Vic Sarin (Left Behind: The Movie), Bill Corcoran (Left Behind II: Tribulation Force), and Craig R. Baxley (Left Behind: World at War). Kirk Cameron stars as Buck Williams, along with Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Gordon Currie, Chelsea Noble, Colin Fox, and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. The films received mostly negative reviews from critics, all three being criticized for their low production quality.

The 2014 film Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage rebooted the series. It was followed by Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist (2023), with an entirely different cast.

Separately, Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation (2016) tells the story of the Rapture from the perspective of a young group of protagonists.

The franchise also had a real-time mockumentary film titled The Original Left Behind (1994), directed by Marjonneke Tjerkstra.


Original series[edit]


Spin-off series[edit]



Character Film Spin-off
Left Behind:
The Movie

Left Behind II:
Tribulation Force

Left Behind:
World at War

Left Behind
Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist (2023) Vanished –
Left Behind: Next Generation

Rayford Steele Brad Johnson Nicolas Cage Kevin Sorbo
Chloe Steele Janaya Stephens Cassi Thomson Sarah Fisher
Cameron "Buck" Williams Kirk Cameron Chad Michael Murray Greg Perrow
Bruce Barnes Clarence Gilyard Jr. Arnold Pinnock Lance E. Nichols Charles Andrew Payne William Gabriel Grier
Hattie Durham Chelsea Noble Nicky Whelan Kathryn Kohut
Nicolae Carpathia Gordon Currie Bailey Chase Randy LaHaye
Steve Plank Thomas Hauff Christopher Bondy Corbin Bernsen
Amanda White Laura Catalano Sam Sorbo
Jonathan Stonagal Daniel Pilon Neal McDonough


  1. ^ "Cloud Ten Pictures". Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.