American Heritage- Top Movies, TV-Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Reviewer, Publicistby DrDianeHoward | created - 25 Nov 2019 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies), entertainment editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry for a range of viewers to understand more about American history so that we never forget! (https://dianehoward.com/)
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1. Greyhound (2020)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Drama, History
Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.
2. A Nation Adrift (1995 Video)
TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary
This is the true story of how God's sovereign hand guided the founders of America. It takes you on a journey...from Christopher Columbus to Jamestown...from Valley Forge to the ... See full summary »
3. 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
4. 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.
7. Harriet (I) (2019)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
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: 819 | Gross: $0.18M
12. 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 »
13. The Better Angels (2014)
PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.
14. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 252,815 | Gross: $182.21M
15. 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: 130,214 | Gross: $26.83M
16. The Alamo (2004)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.
Votes: 20,568 | Gross: $22.41M
17. Taking Chance (2009 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 77 min | Drama, War
18. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II
21. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
Votes: 24,231 | Gross: $9.04M
22. 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.
24. Sacagawea (2003 Video)
45 min | Short, Adventure
She was an expectant mother, but she endured every hardship these seasoned soldiers experienced. Without her the Corps of Discovery would have failed. This program re-enacts her journey in ... See full summary »
25. Foundations of Freedom: God and Government (2015)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
This generation of Americans is taught that our government was established as a secular institution. But the founders believed God was a part of everything, including government. So what ... See full summary »
Director: Tom Newman
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Throughout history, the global landscape has been marked by instability. Nations on every inhabitable continent have seen governments rise and fall, some over twenty times in the span of a ... See full summary »
Director: Tom Newman
27. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
28. 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: 7,030 | Gross: $14.39M
29. 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: 471,442 | Gross: $67.21M
30. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 89,461 | Gross: $52.08M
32. Emanuel (2019)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
An inside look at the tragic event that took place in Charleston, South Carolina at the Emanuel AME Church, where 9 innocent churchgoers were gunned down.
Votes: 276 | Gross: $1.20M
33. 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
34. Palau the Movie (2019)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
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: 76 | Gross: $0.13M
35. Unplanned (I) (2019)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Votes: 13,504 | Gross: $18.99M
36. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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: 158,352 | Gross: $115.64M
37. 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: 2,913 | Gross: $6.22M
39. Hidden Figures (2016)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Votes: 213,332 | Gross: $169.61M
40. The Victor Marx Story (2012)
60 min | Documentary
Born to an absentee father who was a pimp and a drug dealer; who didn't claim him as his own child, Victor Marx was left for dead in a cooler by a child molester at the age of 5 in the deep... See full summary »
41. The Great Debaters (2007)
PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Votes: 57,528 | Gross: $30.23M
43. Alone Yet Not Alone (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Drama, History
Alone yet Not Alone is based on the inspirational, true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger, two immigrant sisters forced to embark on a journey of faith that will lead them through the darkness of war into the light of freedom.
Votes: 815 | Gross: $0.67M
44. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), 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: 254,848 | Gross: $125.07M
45. Why We Fight (1942)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War
The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.