Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Editor, Reviewer, Interviews for Top Movies, TV, 2020by DrDianeHoward | created - 25 May 2019 | updated - 29 Jan 2020 | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), movie/TV editor, publicist, reviewer interviews top directors, actors, producers, as well as writers, for leading redemptive, family movies & TV with the best content and artistry for the Good of our world (see https://fruitinthedesert.com/Fruits/interviews/)
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2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
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.
7. 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: 16,591 | Gross: $41.95M
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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: 1,454 | Gross: $6.42M
11. 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
12. Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
The next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.
Votes: 2,907 | Gross: $6.22M
14. Beautifully Broken (2018)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Votes: 409 | Gross: $1.21M
15. 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: 3,683 | Gross: $1.25M
16. 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
17. 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 that effective, life-long solutions were closer than they thought.
Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.84M
18. Heaven Is for Real (2014)
PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Votes: 26,560 | Gross: $91.44M
19. 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
20. 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 God.
Votes: 4,425 | Gross: $4.72M
21. 12 Strong (2018)
R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Votes: 74,101 | Gross: $45.50M
23. 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 »
Votes: 181 | Gross: $1.23M
24. Wonder (I) (2017)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Family
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Votes: 153,626 | Gross: $132.42M
26. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
Votes: 4,486 | Gross: $47.32M
27. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 7,634 | Gross: $6.42M
28. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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...."
29. 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.
Votes: 1,057 | Gross: $2.59M
30. Chappaquiddick (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Votes: 12,928 | Gross: $17.40M
31. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
Votes: 36,049 | Gross: $11.96M
32. All Saints (2017)
PG | 108 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,707 | Gross: $5.80M
33. The Case for Christ (2017)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama
An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.
Votes: 8,571 | Gross: $14.68M
34. Fragments of Truth (2018)
75 min | Documentary
Dr. Craig Evans travels the globe to track down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts. Along the way, he highlights groundbreaking new evidence, demonstrating the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts.
35. Kirk Cameron: Connect (II) (2018)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
Smart phones have created a new parenting imperative: equipping kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital space while avoiding the dangers that come with social media. What Kirk Cameron learned from experts will challenge and encourage.
36. My Daddy's in Heaven (2017)
TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Becca, Adam, and their 5-year-old daughter Acie are a perfect family until a tragic accident during a July 4th celebration kills Adam. Struggling with grief, Becca decides she needs to ... See full summary »
40. 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 »
41. Tortured for Christ (2018)
PG-13 | 77 min | Biography, Drama
A cinematic retelling of the testimony of 'Voice of the Martyrs' founder, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, as written in his international bestseller "Tortured for Christ".
42. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.
Votes: 2,095 | Gross: $2.28M
43. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 103,380 | Gross: $57.64M
44. Moana (I) (2016)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Votes: 298,693 | Gross: $248.76M
45. I'm Not Ashamed (2016)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama