Redemptive, Family Top Movie Picks, 2019-2021; Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Editor, Publicistby DrDianeHoward | created - 01 Jan 2020 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Despite the fact that many long-standing movie studios and theater chains are failing, many new independent, family-friendly, redemptive studios, and outlets are producing and providing good, uplifting, truthful movies and media in the ongoing Reformation of film and new alternative media. See this list, for example. (Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), 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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2. 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.
3. Tolkien (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Votes: 39,948 | Gross: $4.54M
4. 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: 685 | Gross: $0.62M
5. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 239,660 | Gross: $543.64M
6. Aladdin (2019)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Votes: 259,577 | Gross: $355.56M
7. I AM PATRICK (2020)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
I AM PATRICK peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Saint Patrick. Through historical re-enactments, expert interviews and Patrick's own writings, experience the journey from man to saint.
8. Blind Eyes Opened (2020)
Unrated | 115 min | Documentary
A Christian documentary diving into the sex trafficking industry in the US exposing the darkness that fuels demand, highlighting survivors' transformations through Christ, and showing Christ as the hope for all involved.
9. I Still Believe (2020)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
10. Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle (2020)
150 min | Documentary
One of the greatest miracles in the Bible is Moses and the Israelites trapped at the sea by Pharaoh's army, when God miraculously parts the waters, but is there any evidence that it really happened, and if so, where?
14. A Week Away (2021)
TV-PG | 94 min | Drama, Family, Musical
With nowhere left to go, Will Hawkins finds himself at camp for the first time. His instinct is to run, but he finds a friend, a father figure, and even a girl who awakens his heart. Most of all, he finally finds a home.
16. The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story (2019)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
In India, a journalist investigates whether or not an Australian missionary is performing illegal conversions on the local townspeople.
Votes: 884 | Gross: $0.61M
17. Breakthrough (2019)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama
When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.
Votes: 9,779 | Gross: $40.71M
18. Dolphin Island (2021)
TV-Y7 | 91 min | Drama, Family
After losing her parents, teenager Annabel Coleridge lives with her fisherman grandfather on a Caribbean island paradise surrounded by an extended family of loving but quirky oddballs and ... See full summary »
20. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.
21. News of the World (2020)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
23. Dolittle (2020)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
Votes: 63,236 | Gross: $77.05M
24. 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: 50 | Gross: $1.19M
25. Never Again? (2020)
120 min | Documentary
"Never Again?" seeks to educate others on the horrors and consequences of anti-Semitism. The film follows the journey of a Holocaust Survivor and former radical Islamist as they seek to leave behind a legacy of love over hate.
26. Order of Rights (2020)
109 min | Drama
The Order of Rights centers around Emma Stein, a pregnant single girl who has been advised by her mother to have an abortion. Despite the objection of the child's father, Ethan Carpenter, ... See full summary »
128 min | Documentary
Against The Tide takes viewers on a journey from Oxford to Israel as John Lennox and Kevin Sorbo unpack and analyze theological and scientific evidence of God. "One of the best apologist documentaries ever made." (Crosswalk)
28. Colors of Character (2020)
Steve Skipper is one of America's most prolific and honored artists. His works have hung in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, the U.S. Capitol, the International Motorsports Hall of ... See full synopsis »
29. Faith Under Fire (2020)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Fireman Tom Hatcher is at the end of his rope. He saves lives but couldn't save his wife from cancer. Now his daughter faces the same battle. From an unlikely friend, Tom is challenged to face grief and embrace faith in his darkest hours.
30. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
Votes: 25,149 | Gross: $9.04M
31. Toy Story 4 (2019)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Votes: 241,997 | Gross: $434.04M
32. Penguins (2019)
G | 76 min | Documentary, Family
A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.
Votes: 1,666 | Gross: $7.70M
34. The Long Goodbye-The Kara Tippetts Story (2019)
89 min | Documentary
Kara Tippetts, a wife and young mother with terminal breast cancer shares the raw edges of dying with grace, dignity and a sense of humor.
35. Amazing Grace (2018)
G | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
Votes: 4,623 | Gross: $4.45M
36. 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: 13,893 | Gross: $18.99M