Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Editor, Reviews, Publicizes Top Movies, TV, 2020by DrDianeHoward | created - 31 May 2019 | updated - 29 Jan 2020 | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies) covers top family, redemptive movies, TV for content and artistry as an entertainment editor, reviewer, interviewer for Good and valuable recommendations for a range of viewers (see https://fruitinthedesert.com/Fruits/redemptive-and-family-movies/)
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1. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Votes: 82,240 | Gross: $171.96M
2. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 227,393 | Gross: $543.64M
3. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Votes: 15,430 | Gross: $83.48M
4. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 680,468 | Gross: $700.06M
5. Aladdin (2019)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Votes: 245,812 | Gross: $355.56M
7. Where Jesus Walked (1995 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, History
Jesus never traveled more than one hundred miles from His birthplace during His three-year ministry; yet, His life has changed the world.
9. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In pre-revolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant with traditional values contends with marrying off three of his daughters with modern romantic ideals while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
Votes: 41,493 | Gross: $80.50M
10. Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography
Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny highlights Churchill's years in the political wilderness, his early opposition to Adolf Hitler and Nazism, and his support for Jews under threat by the Nazi regime.
12. How Should We Then Live? (1977– )
This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer's spectacular series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective. It presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that... See full summary »
13. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 89,426 | Gross: $52.08M
14. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
PG | 91 min | Documentary
Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.
Votes: 6,486 | Gross: $4.37M
15. Breakthrough (2019)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama
When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.
Votes: 9,156 | Gross: $40.71M
16. Dumbo (2019)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Votes: 71,041 | Gross: $114.77M
17. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
Votes: 24,201 | Gross: $9.04M
18. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Votes: 36,977 | Gross: $4.54M
19. Christopher Robin (2018)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Votes: 73,324 | Gross: $99.22M
20. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.
Votes: 26,244 | Gross: $1.74M
21. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 213,053 | Gross: $169.61M
23. Amazing Grace (2018)
G | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Votes: 4,287 | Gross: $4.45M
24. Full of Grace (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History
Follows Mary of Nazareth in her last earthly days as she helps the fractious early Church regain their original encounter with The Lord.
Votes: 284 | Gross: $0.30M
25. Penguins (2019)
G | 76 min | Documentary, Family
A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.
Votes: 1,563 | Gross: $7.70M
26. Unplanned (I) (2019)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Votes: 13,482 | Gross: $18.99M
27. Kingdom Men Rising (2019)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Kingdom Men Rising is a documentary exploring what it means to be a real man in the midst of cultural trends where there is confusion about masculinity. Challenging men to rise above what we've become to lives of no more excuses.
Votes: 49 | Gross: $1.19M
28. Pilgrim's Progress (2019)
PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An epic journey, faithfully adapted to modern-day. Christian faces distractions, challenges, and perils at every turn of the way. But ends victorious, with helpful guides, as he stays on the narrow path to the distant Celestial City.
Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.62M
29. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus (2014)
Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, History
What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out ... See full summary »
31. Palau the Movie (2019)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, PALAU is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all ... See full summary »
Votes: 76 | Gross: $0.13M
32. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe, and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 431,695 | Gross: $190.24M
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Votes: 145,093 | Gross: $201.09M
35. Incredibles 2 (2018)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
Votes: 270,298 | Gross: $608.58M
36. The Grinch (2018)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Votes: 60,021 | Gross: $270.62M
37. Peter Rabbit (2018)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Votes: 39,858 | Gross: $115.25M
38. Buttons, A New Musical Film (I) (2018)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels (Dick Van Dyke and Dame Angela Lansbury), they discover miracles can happen when you believe.
Votes: 451 | Gross: $0.15M
39. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 313,685 | Gross: $73.86M
40. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When both he and a colleague are about to lose their job, Walter takes action by embarking on an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Votes: 304,292 | Gross: $58.24M
41. Show Dogs (2018)
PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Votes: 4,519 | Gross: $17.74M
42. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
Votes: 3,758 | Gross: $5.73M
44. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama