Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her top ten redemptive movies for content and artistry for 2015by dhoward-9 | created - 04 Jan 2016 | updated - 04 Jan 2016 | Public
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1. Woodlawn (2015)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport
A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Votes: 5,870 | Gross: $14.39M
2. Captive (II) (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.
Votes: 5,866 | Gross: $2.56M
3. 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama
A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Votes: 2,926 | Gross: $4.70M
4. The Letters (II) (2014)
PG | 114 min | Drama
A drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.
Votes: 848 | Gross: $1.65M
6. Noble (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama
Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Votes: 1,315 | Gross: $0.35M
7. Little Boy (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Votes: 20,565 | Gross: $6.42M
8. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 31,275 | Gross: $12.19M
10. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
Votes: 38,203 | Gross: $130.18M