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:

“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”

Here are a few examples of redemptive movies:

2018 Family Movies:

I Can Only Imagine”

“Steve McQueen: American Icon”



Paddington 2″

“Peter Rabbit”

“Black Panther”

2017 Family Movies:

“The Greatest Showman”

“The Star”


“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”

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“All Saints”

“Little Boy”

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“All Saints”

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”


“Despicable Me 3”

“Cars 3”

“The Case for Christ”

“I’ll Push You”

“Facing Darkness”

“Is Genesis History?”

“On Wings of Eagles”


“Born in China”


“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

Here are a few examples of redemptive media:

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