Top Documentaries, 2017- Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Reviewer, Publicist

by DrDianeHoward | created - 31 Dec 2017 | updated - 29 Jan 2020 | Public

Diane Howard, Ph.D.,(Performance Studies), entertainment editor, picks top documentaries for content and artistry from 2017 which contribute Good to our world (See

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1. Is Genesis History? (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Explore the world to see how it intersects with the stories related in Genesis. Del Tackett of "The Truth Project" hikes through canyons, climbs mountains, and dives below the sea to examine two competing views - one compelling truth.

Director: Thomas Purifoy | Stars: Del Tackett, Kevin L. Anderson, Steve A. Austin, Steven W. Boyd

Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $2.69M

2. Genesis: Paradise Lost (2017)

PG | 130 min | Documentary, Animation

If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the very beginning-GENESIS. Both from within and without the church, assaults on GENESIS ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Strean | Stars: Voddie Baucham Jr., Andrew J. Fabich, Georgia Purdom, Charles Jackson

Votes: 749 | Gross: $1.44M

3. Mully (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.

Director: Scott Haze | Stars: Charles Mully, Esther Mully, Isaac Mulli, Ndondo Mulli

Votes: 424

4. Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon. One of America's most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he "is still the King of Cool" according to Esquire Magazine-50 years after the zenith ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Erwin, Ben Smallbone | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mel Novak, Gary Sinise, Barbara Leigh

Votes: 214 | Gross: $1.23M

5. The Long Goodbye-The Kara Tippetts Story (2019)

89 min | Documentary

Kara Tippetts, a wife and young mother with terminal breast cancer, shares the raw edges of dying with grace, dignity, and a sense of humor.

Director: Jay Lyons | Stars: Kara Tippetts, Ann Voskamp, Joanna Gaines, Joni Eareckson Tada

Votes: 55

6. I'll Push You: A Real-Life Inspiration (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

It all started with three little words. I'll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between of two best friends - Justin Skeesuck and Patrick ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Karcher, Terry Parish | Stars: Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck, Ted Hardy, Michael Turner

Votes: 83

7. Samaritan's Purse presents Facing Darkness (2017)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Drama

A Christian relief organization is met with the challenge of fighting the Ebola epidemic in west Africa, through this enormous challenge their faith grew.

Director: Arthur Rasco | Stars: Franklin Graham, Kent Brantly, Amber Brantly, Writebol Nancy

Votes: 91 | Gross: $0.56M

8. Revive Us 2 (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Kirk Cameron hosts a "family meeting" to discuss unity in a time when political, racial, economic, and religious tensions are increasing every day.

Stars: Kirk Cameron, Ben Carson, Stephen Kendrick

Votes: 44

9. IN OUR HANDS: Battle for Jerusalem (2017)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

Produced by CBN Documentaries and Biblical Productions, "In Our Hands" tells the story of the Battle of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War through the eyes of the IDF's 55th Paratrooper Brigade, ... See full summary »

Director: Erin Zimmerman | Stars: Haim Almakis, Zion Ashkenazi, Assaf Ashtar, Idan Barkai

Votes: 179

10. The Heart of Man (2017)

PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary

The Heart of Man is a timeless tale of a father's relentless pursuit of his son -- interwoven with interviews of top thought-leaders on brokenness, identity, and shame.

Director: Eric Esau | Stars: Robert Fleet, Serena Karnagy, Justin Torrence

Votes: 537

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