Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her top ten Redemptive Movies for content and artistry for 2016by dhoward-9 | created - 02 Jan 2017 | updated - 04 Jan 2017 | Public
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1. Ben-Hur (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
Votes: 36,434 | Gross: $26.38M
3. The Young Messiah (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Votes: 2,725 | Gross: $6.46M
4. Miracles from Heaven (2016)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Family
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable ... See full summary »
Votes: 16,424 | Gross: $61.69M
5. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 344,298 | Gross: $67.21M
9. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.
Votes: 127,325 | Gross: $61.28M
10. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
Votes: 189,845 | Gross: $125.07M