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Top Free-to View, Movies & TV, Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), movie editor, interviewer publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry for a range of viewers to promote the best for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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1. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History
An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Votes: 8,980 | Gross: $15.47M
5. Guys and Dolls (1955)
Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Votes: 15,394 | Gross: $13.00M
6. Moby Dick (1956)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Votes: 16,721 | Gross: $10.40M
7. The Lion in Winter (1968)
PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 28,600 | Gross: $22.28M
8. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
Votes: 38,691 | Gross: $80.50M
9. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 97,740 | Gross: $106.59M
10. Places in the Heart (1984)
PG | 111 min | Drama
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.
Votes: 10,111 | Gross: $34.90M
11. The Secret Garden (1993)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings, and its secrets.
Votes: 36,331 | Gross: $31.18M
12. The Patriot (2000)
R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Votes: 251,849 | Gross: $113.33M
13. Khartoum (1966)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).
Votes: 6,629 | Gross: $6.54M
14. Hidalgo (2004)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
Votes: 76,742 | Gross: $67.29M
16. The Young Victoria (2009)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
Votes: 57,059 | Gross: $11.00M
17. 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 »
18. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 120,331 | Gross: $26.83M
19. 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 »
20. 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: 1,521 | Gross: $0.35M
21. Little Boy (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Votes: 21,993 | Gross: $6.42M
22. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Votes: 36,557 | Gross: $19.38M
23. Flipper (1964–1967)
Not Rated | 30 min | Adventure, Family
Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.
24. C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography
C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia Readers and fans worldwide know the land of Narnia and the magical beings who dwell there. But few know the genius who created this beloved fantasy. Now meet C.S. ... See full summary »
25. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 55,450 | Gross: $77.44M
26. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Votes: 148,341 | Gross: $37.49M
27. The Giver (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Votes: 110,738 | Gross: $45.09M
28. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
Votes: 10,571 | Gross: $13.25M
30. Free Willy (1993)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.
Votes: 67,964 | Gross: $77.70M
31. The Great Escape (1963)
Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 221,269 | Gross: $12.10M
33. City Slickers (1991)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Western
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.
Votes: 47,622 | Gross: $124.03M
35. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 467,347 | Gross: $178.80M
36. El Dorado (1967)
Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Votes: 23,884 | Gross: $12.97M
37. Charlotte's Web (2006)
G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Votes: 36,631 | Gross: $82.99M
42. The Nut Job (I) (2014)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.
Votes: 26,298 | Gross: $64.25M
45. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.