Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her Top Ten Redemptive Movies in theaters for 2017

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1. On Wings of Eagles (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, History, Sport

Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.

Directors: Stephen Shin, Michael Parker | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Shawn Dou, Jesse Kove, Bruce Locke

Votes: 473

In theaters 2017

2. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Director: Michael Carney | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Jon Voight

Votes: 3,498 | Gross: $6.42M

3. The Star (2017)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

42 Metascore

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez

Votes: 4,388 | Gross: $40.85M

4. Let There Be Light (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

An atheist goes through a near-death experience in a car accident before converting to Christianity.

Director: Kevin Sorbo | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, Daniel Roebuck, Donielle Artese

Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $7.23M

5. The Case for Christ (2017)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama

50 Metascore

An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison, Robert Forster

Votes: 5,957 | Gross: $14.68M

6. 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: 171

In theaters 2017

7. A Question of Faith (2017)

PG | 104 min | Drama

When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.

Director: Kevan Otto | Stars: Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas Howell, T.C. Stallings

Votes: 717 | Gross: $2.59M

8. All Saints (2017)

PG | 108 min | Drama

63 Metascore

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: John Corbett, Cara Buono, Myles Moore, Barry Corbin

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $5.80M

9. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

40 Metascore

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."

Director: Scott Waugh | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Kale Culley

Votes: 4,161

10. Because Of Grácia (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two high-school couples explore friendship and dating along dissimilar lines, leading to courage and transformation for one teen and a personal crisis for another.

Director: Tom Simes | Stars: John Schneider, Carol Jean Wells, Chris Massoglia, Masey McLain

Votes: 83 | Gross: $0.09M



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