Redemptive Family Movies & Media


Redemptive movies and media highlight the transition of a person or an event that becomes positive and worthy from a former negative state. Redemptive and family films present realistic, naturalistic, and honest stories in which the characters go on ultimately edifying journeys that lead them towards positive results from that which was originally negative, toward reconciliation, and toward Truth. Redemptive movies have edifying stories that reveal universal ideas and lift viewers from negativism, cynicism, and/or pessimism to what is positive, renewing, and hopeful. Although, they present honest, difficult struggles, they turn what is paralyzing, degrading and debilitating to what is freeing, beautiful and eternal. These movies reflect the ultimate and eternal Redemption provided by our Lord Jesus Christ. They line up with Biblical Truth and Reality.

Excellent redemptive movies have the following elements: Universal Truth and appeal, captivating visual elements, multi-dimensional characters, use of the unexpected, thought-provoking content, rich use of language, human interest, heart-felt appeal, honest character development, engaging action and more.


Here are some articles about redemptive media and movies:

2018 Christmas Movies

Buyer Beware

Hopeful Films

Timeless Films

Encouraging Movies

Honest Movies

September 2018’s Top Picks Emphasize Redemption

Inspiring Fall Films

Fall Starts With Powerful Family Films

Movies have Powerful Effects on Viewers

Entertaining, Edifying Summer Movies

Chloe Howard “Stands Beautiful”

Vibrant Digital TV Becomes More Cost-Efficient

Successful Movies Have Constructive Views of Today’s Challenges

Family Movies Win Big

Summer Movies Provide Laughs

Family Movies Entertain

Top Movies in Theaters Focus on Grace

May 2018 Top Picks

Summer 2018 Movies

Staying Power of Family Movies

June 2018 Top Picks

Summer Family Movies Win

“Fighting Against Profanity in Movies—VidAngel Mission Gains Support”

“VidAngel Issued Temporary Injunction But Keeps Fighting”

“Leaders Support VidAngel in Legal Battle with Hollywood”

“Prominent Hollywood Legal Mind Makes a Strong Case for VidAngel”

‘Screenagers’ Gives Sobering News on Addicting Effects of Screen Time”

Media Affects Our Brains, Bodies, and Behaviors”

“Kids Need to Learn Healthy Interactions with Digital Devices”

“Top Pick Movies Offer Healing Solutions”

“Safe Family Movies in Theaters”

Use Media Discernment at the Movies”

Christians Possess Power to Keep Family Movies in Theaters”

“Disney Shattering Stereotypes about Disabilities”

“Dove Channel Expands Film Offerings For Families”

“Animals Can Bring Joy of Childhood to Families”

“Why Hollywood Should Make More Family-Friendly Movies”

“Classic Television and Movies Are Having a Comeback”

“What Does It Mean When a Faith-Based Movie Bombs?”

“Tips for Good Stories in Videos”

“Success to Significance: Dean Niewolny and the Halftime Institute”

“Matthew West Talks New Book, ‘Hello My Name Is'”

People’s Stories Matter”

“Marketing Big Faith Films to Churches”

“Summer and Family Movies”

Hollywood’s New Renaissance and Reformation”

“Great Family Movies on DVD, Streaming”

“Movieguide® Provides Information for Netflix Streaming, DVD Choices”

Bringing Grace to TV; A Media-Wise Report on Foul Language”

“Movieguide’s Good Source for Holiday Movie Choices”

What All Media-Wise Families Know”

“The Top-Grossing ‘Wonder'”

“Movies Encourage Vital, Positive Relationships”

“Reading the Bible Aloud”

“Classy Movie Awards Show and Tasteless Award Shows”

“The Latest Top Picks in Family-Friendly & Redemptive Movies”

“The Best to Come in 2018”

“Make Wise Choices for Children Under Eight”

“Children at Risk With Exposure to Media Violence”

“Protecting Children from Too Much, Too Early'”

“Families Must Read Reviews to Make Careful Choices With Animated Movies”

“Will Too Much Screen Time Damage Kids’ Brain Development?”

“Guide Your Children Through Their Media Experiences”

“Tips for Telling Compelling Stories in Church Videos”

“Family Movies Prove to be Redemptive…and Profitable”

“Keeping Easter Alive All Year”

“On the Red Carpet at the 25th Movieguide Awards”

“Movieguide Awards Gala Honors Best Redemptive, Family Movies”

Redemptive Movies Line Up with the Truth of Jesus

Safe Family Movies

Use Media Discernment

Good Father Role Models on TV

Staying Power of Traditional Morals

Some Oscar Movies Worthwhile, Others Not

Top Ten Family Movies 2016

God the Biggest Star in Hollywood

Responsible Movie Fans Keep Good Values in Theaters

How Movies Affect Viewers

Good Movies Can Help Viewers Positively Connect With Others

Family, Redemptive Movies Perform Well at Box Office

Racial Diversity in Redemptive Movies

Navigate Disney’s Jungle of Movies Wisely

Children Lead Us to See Truth

Family Movies Top DVD/Streaming Choices

Streaming Services Offer More Options, Control

Best Movies Educate, Enlighten, Edify, Entertain

Neilson Report Confirms Value of Consumer Support for G Movies

Changing Culture for Good

Consumer Support for Good Media Significant

Box Office Success Linked to Good Reviews

Movie and Media Companies Seek to Inspire

Movies That Role Model Good Behaviors

Spring Cleaning  Negative Media

Graceful, Charming TV

Comprehensive Support for Best Movies

Wonderful documentaries for families

All Ages Role Models on DVDs

Redemptive Media Growth

Best Entertainment

Top DVDs Redemptive

Best Family Movies

Good Overcomes Evil in Family DVDs

Goodness, Kindness, True Love in Movies

Divine Love in Movies

Holiday Entertainment

Peanuts Christmas

Family Thanksgiving Movies

Faith to Triumph Over Tragedies

Top DVDs Inspire Resilience, Hope

Veterans’ Day DVDs

Media Honors Military

Redemptive Movies Have Staying Power

Family Redemptive Movies Grow, Improve

Great Family Night DVDs

Movies that Facilitate National Reconciliation, Redemption

Faith Films Resembling Hollywood Movies

Family, Redemptive Films, Renaissance of Artistry

Disney Stands Test of Time

Movies Bring Hope

Good Movie Picks

Top Box Office Family Movies

Top Pick Family Movies

Themes of Reconciliation, Redemption Draw Diverse Audiences

Significant Movies Out for Easter

Easter Movies Top Box Office

The Solution to Division

Importance of First Weekend Support

How to Have Respectful Debate

Top Movies Present Truth, Hope


Here are a few examples of redemptive movies:

2018 Family Movies:

“Unbroken: Path to Redemption”

“Buttons”

“Christopher Robin”

“Beautifully Broken”

God Bless the Broken Road”

“The Miracle Season”

“Incredibles 2”

“Pandas”

“The Greatest Showman”

“Like Arrows”

“The Dating Project”

“Wonder”

“Is Genesis History?”

“Fragments of Truth”

“Paul, Apostle of Christ”

“Connect”

“Steve McQueen”

“The Star”

I Can Only Imagine”

“Steve McQueen: American Icon”

“Ferdinand”

Samson”

Paddington 2″

“Peter Rabbit”

“Black Panther”

“Paul, Apostle of Christ”

“God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness”

2017 Family Movies:

“The Greatest Showman”

“The Star”

“Wonder”

“Genesis: Paradise Lost”

“The Man Who Invented Christmas”

“Let There Be Light”

“Same Kind of Different as Me”

“6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain”

“The Stray”

“A Question of Faith”

“The LEGO Ninjago Movie”

“All Saints”

“Little Boy”

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”

“Dunkirk”

“Despicable Me 3”

“Cars 3”

“The Case for Christ”

“I’ll Push You”

“Facing Darkness”

“Is Genesis History?”

“On Wings of Eagles”

“Mully”

“Born in China”

“Woodlawn”

“God’s Not Dead 2”

“Risen”

“Hidden Figures”

“Real Heroes Behind Reel Heroes”

“Cinderella”

“New Life”

“Beyond the Farthest Star”

“Captive”

“When Calls the Heart”

“War Room”

“Inside Out”

“Faith of our Fathers”

“A.D.”

“Beyond the Mask”

“Real-life Heroes/Heroines in Movies”

“Resurrection of Gavin Stone”

“Sully”

“Top Redemptive, Family Movies Earn SAG, Movieguide Honors”

Top Ten Redemptive Movies from 2016

New Renaissance and Reformation in Movies

“Goodbye Christopher Robin”

“Because Of Grácia” 

Disney’s “Newsies” the Broadway Musical,  

“The Gospel of Mark

“Queen of Katwe”

“My Daddy’s in Heaven”

“Champion”

 “Jonah”

 “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem

 “Sing”

“The Long Road Home “

The Secrets of Christ’s Tomb

“Blue Bloods” (eight seasons)

“The Secrets of Christ’s Tomb”

2016 Family Movies:

“Jungle Book”

“The Letters”

“Moana

I’m Not Ashamed

“Revive Us”

“Priceless

“Deepwater Horizon”

“A United Kingdom”

“Laughing at the Moon”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“The Secret Life of Pets”

“Greater”

“Ben-Hur”

 “Finding Dory”

“Captain America: Civil War”

“The Young Messiah”

“Zootopia”

“The Finest Hours”

“Pete’s Dragon”

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”

“Voiceless”

“Torchbearer”

“Maya Angelou and Still I Rise”

“The Great Gilly Hopkins”

“Hillsong-Let Hope Rise”

“Living Hope”

Dolly Parton’s “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

“Pocahontas: Dove of Peace”

“A Time to Dance”

“Believe”

2015 Family Movies:

“Max”

“Captive “

“The Good Dinosaur”

“Mully”

“Pan”

“Captive”

“90 Minutes in Heaven”

“Adrenaline”

“The 33”

“Do You Believe?”

“Home”

“McFarland, USA”

“Welcome to Inspiration”

“Finding Noah”

“The Gospel of Mark”

 “The Drop Box”

 “The Peanuts Movie

 Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors”

 “Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine”

“Saints & Strangers”

“Peanuts Christmas”


Here are a few examples of redemptive media:

The Parent-Child Connection in the Digital Age

Using Facebook Redemptively

Family Movie Act

Cleansing Media

Social Media Responsibility

Traditional Media and Unhealthy Twists

Media Obscenity/Profanity Increases Aggression, Delinquency

Safety in Theaters, Entertainment Venues

Understanding Children’s Stages of Development Can Help for Media Choices

Importance of Diction and Good Dialogue in Media

Media Renaissance and Reformation

Clean Media