Redemptive and Family Movies

Redemptive movies tell stories about 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 two articles about movies like these and the awards and attention they are receiving:

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

“Movieguide Awards Gala Honors Best Redemptive, Family Movies”

Here are a few examples of these movies and programs:


“God’s Not Dead 2”


“Hidden Figures”

“Real Heroes Behind Reel Heroes”


“New Life”

“Beyond the Farthest Star”


“When Calls the Heart”

“War Room”

“Inside Out”

“Faith of our Fathers”


“Beyond the Mask”

“Real-life Heroes/Heroines in Movies”

“Resurrection of Gavin Stone”


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

Top Ten Redemptive Movies from 2016

New Renaissance and Reformation in Movies