Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Journalist, Reviews, Publicizes Top Movies, TVby DrDianeHoward | created - 1 month ago | updated - 3 days ago | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies) covers top family, redemptive movies, TV as an entertainment editor for Good and valuable recommendations for a range of viewers (see https://fruitinthedesert.com/Fruits/redemptive-and-family-movies/)
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1. 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: 83,679 | Gross: $336.24M
3. Breakthrough (I) (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: 3,125 | Gross: $40.71M
4. 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: 36,873 | Gross: $114.67M
5. 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: 978 | Gross: $4.45M
6. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, War
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: 5,506 | Gross: $4.54M
7. Penguins (2019)
G | 76 min | Documentary
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: 583 | Gross: $7.70M
8. Apollo 11 (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Votes: 8,003 | Gross: $8.96M
9. Unplanned (2019)
R | 106 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: 7,140 | Gross: $18.85M
10. 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: 31 | Gross: $1.19M
11. The 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: 134 | Gross: $0.62M
12. 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 »
14. Palau the Movie (2019)
120 min | Biography, Drama
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: 18 | Gross: $0.13M
15. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 232,464 | Gross: $190.24M
16. 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: 93,895 | Gross: $201.09M
17. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Votes: 55,567 | Gross: $171.96M
18. 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: 526,333 | Gross: $700.06M
20. Incredibles 2 (2018)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Incredibles hero 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: 209,204 | Gross: $608.58M
21. Christopher Robin (2018)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Votes: 54,826 | Gross: $99.22M
22. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.
Votes: 20,687 | Gross: $1.74M
24. 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: 28,419 | Gross: $115.25M
26. Show Dogs (2018)
PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: 3,512 | Gross: $17.74M
27. 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: 11,673 | Gross: $83.48M
28. 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: 2,743 | Gross: $5.73M
30. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.
Votes: 70,021 | Gross: $54.24M
31. An Interview with God (2018)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery
An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime - with someone who claims to be God.
Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $1.25M
32. Samson (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama
After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
Votes: 3,540 | Gross: $4.72M
33. The Miracle Season (2018)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport
After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
Votes: 3,382 | Gross: $10.23M
34. Indivisible (II) (2018)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, War
INDIVISIBLE is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. One marriage, one family, under God.
Votes: 843 | Gross: $3.51M
36. 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.
37. A Dog's Way Home (2019)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.
Votes: 8,195 | Gross: $41.95M
38. Run the Race (2018)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Sport
Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood.
Votes: 778 | Gross: $6.42M
39. Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
The next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.
Votes: 1,518 | Gross: $6.22M
40. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 130,760 | Gross: $115.64M
41. Beautifully Broken (2018)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives ... See full summary »
Votes: 273 | Gross: $1.21M
42. Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle.
Votes: 5,792 | Gross: $17.56M
43. Son of God (2014)
PG-13 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Votes: 17,637 | Gross: $59.70M
44. A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
44 min | Drama
Follows the book of ACTS. Shows the complete message of Christ and the transformation of Saul to Paul and how the high priest of Judea does not believe in what has taken place after the Crucifixion of Christ.
45. The Bible (2013)
TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
46. Like Arrows (2018)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
When conflict, rebellion and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to change their parenting strategy, and are surprised to find effective, life-long solutions were closer than they imagined.
Votes: 202 | Gross: $0.84M
47. The Dating Project (2017)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary