Library Picks, Top Recent Redemptive, Family Movies- Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Reviewer, Editor, Interviewerby DrDianeHoward | created - 1 month ago | updated - 6 days ago | 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: 6,746 | 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: 17,711 | 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
Four writers. Four narratives. One life. For the first time in film history the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have been reconstructed in four feature length, documentary-style ... See full summary »
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. 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.
13. 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: 1,398 | Gross: $2.69M
14. 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: 3,697 | Gross: $4.72M
15. Amazing Grace (2006)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Votes: 23,114 | Gross: $21.21M
16. 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 »
17. 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 »
19. Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography
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. As ... See full summary »
20. 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: 34 | Gross: $1.19M
22. 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: 271,937 | Gross: $255.96M
23. 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.
24. Captive (II) (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.
Votes: 6,107 | Gross: $2.56M
25. Woodlawn (2015)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Sport
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: 6,177 | Gross: $14.39M
28. 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: 2,927 | Gross: $6.46M
29. The Hiding Place (1975)
PG | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
During WW2, a Dutch family caught hiding Jews is sent to a concentration camp where their Christian faith helps them endure the hardships.
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: 344,833 | Gross: $291.71M
31. 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: 182,214 | Gross: $141.62M
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: 132,011 | Gross: $104.39M
33. 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: 24,570 | Gross: $91.44M
34. 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: 3,161 | Gross: $4.70M
35. 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: 132,290 | Gross: $115.64M
36. 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: 1,677 | Gross: $6.22M
39. Palau the Movie (2019)
Not Rated | 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: 49 | Gross: $0.13M
40. 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: 38,701 | Gross: $26.38M
41. 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: 6,016 | Gross: $17.56M
42. 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: 237 | Gross: $0.62M
43. 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.
44. Return to the Hiding Place (2013)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, History, Thriller
When the Nazis begin killing Jews in Holland, a group of youth fight to save the lives of the innocent.
45. 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: 12,076 | Gross: $83.48M
47. Noble (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama
Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Votes: 1,409 | Gross: $0.35M
48. The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the State of Orissa in hope of a ... See full summary »
Votes: 645 | Gross: $0.61M
49. Letters to God (2010)
PG | 110 min | Drama, Family