Courageous is a movie that was produced by Sherwood pictures which is a company started by Sherwood Baptist Church. This company produces Christian movies such as Courageous. Courageous is a story that focuses on five men who learn to become the fathers and husbands they should be to their family. Four of the men are policeman who are able to lead and protect on the job everyday but things aren't exactly in sync for them on the homefront.
After seeing the crime that is escalating in their town, one of the men, Adam Mitchell urges his friends to start spending more time with their children and wives to hopefully prevent their children from becoming the statistics they are seeing everyday on the streets. All four of the group of men has some kind of problem going on with their home life. Adam has trouble relating to his teenage son. Nathan has hard feelings toward his own father and is in the throes of trying to raise a teenage daughter in a world with little virtue. Shane shares custody of his child. The rookie of the group is David who is dealing with something that none of the others even know about. A fifth friend joins the group whose name is Javier; he is doing some work for Adam. Together this group of men explores what it means to be a father and what the roles and responsibilities of a father are.
On the job they are trying to crack a tight drug ring that is the cause of much of the problems in their city. There is a twist to this that will keep the audience intrigued and trying to figure out the source of.
All of the men are journeying through different situations with their families. Adam's family endures a terrible tragedy. Nathan reaches out to his daughter to teach her what her worth truly is. Shane works toward becoming a better Dad. David breaks down and does the right thing by the child no one knew he had. Javier proves his character when it is tested at his new job.
When the drug ring is exposed the truth of what they have seen comes to light and is exposed and some hard choices have to be made to keep the city safe for all of the families that live there. The message of Courageous is encouragement to fathers and families.