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:

Recent Family Movie Articles

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Coming Soon to a Church Near You

May 2019 Movies That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up

Spring 2019 Must-See Redemptive Christian Movies

Redemptive Christian, Family Films Are Topping the Box Office After Easter

Easter Movies

First-Run Fathom Event Films Available for Churches

Amazing Grace Shows Up in Movies

Ongoing Movie Reformation Rolls Out More Good Films

Top Pick Films Earn Oscar Nominations and Awards

Special Fathom Events Perfect for Family

Good Movies in Theaters

Wholesome Family Films

Best Family Movies

Redemptive Movie, Media Articles: 2020-2022 by Dr. Diane Howard:

New Faith Content Movies Bring Light, Love of Christ

A Bright New Paradigm in Films

Movie Distributors Thinking Out of the Box (Office)


2023 Movies

Surprised by Oxford

Dreaming Wild

On a Wing and a Prayer

Jesus Revolution

The Journey

His Only Son

Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon

Sound of Freedom

2022 Movies

The Most Reluctant Convert: the Untold Story of C. S. Lewis


Tortured for Christ – The Nazi Years

The Case for Heaven

The Mulligan

No Vacancy

American National Parks

2021 Movies

A Week Away

Dolphin Island

A Father’s Legacy

My Brother’s Keeper

Never Again?

Top 11 Belief-Based Must Watch Movies That Will Renew Your Faith

2020 Movies

Top Ten Easter Films

Top 10 Redemptive Films for Summer

I Still Believe

Blind Eyes Opened

Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle

Top 10 Redemptive Films to Stream During Covid-19


Top 10 Redemptive Father’s Day Films


Order Of Rights

Colors Of Character

Against The Tide

Faith Under Fire

Top Ten Redemptive Christmas Films

Top Ten Redemptive Films 2020

Patterns of Evidence – The Red Sea Miracle; 


Call of the Wild

Free Burma Rangers

News of the World

Redemptive Movie/Media Articles – 2019






Kingdom Men Rising |Tony Evans and the Case for Christian Masculinity

Pilgrim’s Progress

Palua the Movie

Amazing Grace

Ongoing Movie Reformation Rolls Out More Good Films

Mary Poppins Returns

Kara Tippets’ Story

Patterns of Evidence: Moses

Run the Race

The Least of These

Top 10 Redemptive Films of 2019

Ten Reasons to Give Thanks in 2019

Top 10 Thanksgiving Films

Pilgrim’s Progress’ A Best-Selling Allegory Comes to the Screen

Shining Light’ A Digital Platform Role Model for Churches

VeggieTales Reboots With 18 New Episodes Plus New Kids Bible

The Bible Project Reaches Millions With YouTube

10 Films to Encourage Your Faith

‘Overcomer’ Christian Film Depicts Faith in Times of Trouble

Top 10 Redemptive Christian Films


2018 Family Movies:

“Unbroken: Path to Redemption”


“Christopher Robin”

“Beautifully Broken”

God Bless the Broken Road”

“The Miracle Season”

“Incredibles 2”


“The Greatest Showman”

“Like Arrows”

“The Dating Project”


“Is Genesis History?”

“Fragments of Truth”

“Paul, Apostle of Christ”


“Steve McQueen”

“The Star”

I Can Only Imagine”

“Steve McQueen: American Icon”



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”


“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”


“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

“Goodbye Christopher Robin”

“Because Of Grácia” 

Disney’s “Newsies” the Broadway Musical,  

“The Gospel of Mark

“Queen of Katwe”

“My Daddy’s in Heaven”



 “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem


“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”


“I’m Not Ashamed

“Revive Us”


“Deepwater Horizon”

“A United Kingdom”

“Laughing at the Moon”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“The Secret Life of Pets”



 “Finding Dory”

“Captain America: Civil War”

“The Young Messiah”


“The Finest Hours”

“Pete’s Dragon”

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”



“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”


2015 Family Movies:


“Captive “

“The Good Dinosaur”




“90 Minutes in Heaven”


“The 33”

“Do You Believe?”


“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”

Older Family Movies

The Grinch

At Eternity’s Gate

Dr. Diane Howard’s Top Family, Redemptive Movie Picks- 2015-2018

2018 Christmas Movies

The Victor Marx Story

Joyful Time for Movies: Overcoming Struggle with Gratitude

Challenges and Joys of Fostering/Adopting

Inspirational Holiday Movies

Christmas Season Movies: Delightful Movies Light December 

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

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