Library Picks- Top Recent Redemptive, Family Movies, 2020- Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Reviewer, Editor, Interviewerby DrDianeHoward | created - 28 Aug 2019 | updated - 23 Jun 2020 | Public
Top Recent Redemptive, Family Movies for Libraries (home, educational, churches, and public) - Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, and publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for a range of viewers for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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2. 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: 8,662 | Gross: $14.68M
3. 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: 18,756 | Gross: $59.70M
5. 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.
6. The Gospel of John (2014)
Unrated | 160 min | Drama
The life and toils of Jesus Christ, depicted as written in the gospel of John. Narrated in English, following the New International Version of the scripture, while the actors speak in Aramaic.
7. The Gospel of Matthew (2014)
Not Rated | 190 min | Drama
This critically acclaimed, epic production – five years in the making – is the first-ever word-for-word account of the life of Jesus as recorded in the biblical Gospel of Matthew.
8. The Gospel of Mark (2015)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama
According to THE GOSPEL OF MARK, Jesus is a heroic man of action, an exorcist, healer, and miracle worker - the Son of God who keeps his identity secret. This critically acclaimed, epic ... See full summary »
10. Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2018 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Explore key moments in Billy Graham's journey as a dairy farmer's son who rose to prominence, becoming one of the most influential religious leaders in modern history.
11. 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 »
12. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, are driven to win in the 1924 Olympics as they wrestle with issues of pride and conscience.
Votes: 58,025 | Gross: $58.97M
13. 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: 43,350 | Gross: $26.41M
15. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 311,805 | Gross: $255.96M
16. Mully (2015)
TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.
19. 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: 3,832 | Gross: $5.73M
20. Is Genesis History? (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Explore the world to see how it intersects with the stories related in Genesis. Del Tackett of "The Truth Project" hikes through canyons, climbs mountains, and dives below the sea to examine two competing views - one compelling truth.
Votes: 1,545 | Gross: $2.69M
21. 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: 4,452 | Gross: $4.72M
22. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 24,537 | Gross: $21.21M
23. Woodlawn (2015)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
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: 7,051 | Gross: $14.39M
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Votes: 381,846 | Gross: $291.71M
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Votes: 148,481 | Gross: $104.39M
27. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Votes: 202,965 | Gross: $141.62M
29. 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: 3,812 | Gross: $4.70M
30. Pocahontas: Dove of Peace (2016)
Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Pocahontas is the true story of an amazing young woman who became an ambassador between two nations.
31. The Pilgrims (2015 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history.
33. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.
PG | 84 min | Documentary, History
Follow Kirk Cameron across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover the people, places and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known.
Votes: 821 | Gross: $0.18M
36. 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: 44,436 | Gross: $130.18M
37. The American Heritage Series (2009)
TV-G | Documentary
Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation's founding in the American Heritage Series. For centuries, we were taught a providential view of American history that presented ... See full summary »
Director: David Barton
39. 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: 7,844 | Gross: $6.42M
40. Priceless (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A widower who's lost custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck cross-country, no questions asked, but when he discovers the nature of his cargo, he is faced with a life-changing decision.
Votes: 3,722 | Gross: $1.50M
41. 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: 1,466 | Gross: $6.42M
42. When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Votes: 15,851 | Gross: $30.13M
43. The Grinch (2018)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Votes: 61,232 | Gross: $270.62M
44. Freedom (II) (2014)
R | 94 min | Drama, Music
Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret ... See full summary »
45. Do You Believe? (2015)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama