Redemptive, Family Top Movie Picks, 2019-2021; Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Editor, Publicist

by DrDianeHoward | created - 01 Jan 2020 | updated - 1 month 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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1. A Hidden Life (2019)

PG-13 | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser

Votes: 21,695

2. Harriet (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn

Votes: 23,430

3. Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 36,954 | 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.

Director: Robert Fernandez | Stars: David Thorpe, John Rhys-Davies, Kristyn Getty, Tristan Beint

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.62M

5. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 227,281 | Gross: $543.64M

6. Aladdin (2019)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 245,721 | 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.

Director: Jarrod Anderson | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Moe Dunford, Toni O'Rourke, Adam Traynor

Votes: 199

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.

Director: Geoffrey Rogers | Star: Brook Susan Parker

Votes: 45

9. I Still Believe (2020)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

41 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: K.J. Apa, Britt Robertson, Nathan Parsons, Gary Sinise

Votes: 10,393

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?

Director: Timothy P. Mahoney | Stars: Barry Beitzel, Manfred Bietak, Jason Derouchie, Manis Friedman

Votes: 57

11. Patterns of Evidence: Moses Controversy (2019)

Not Rated | 140 min | Documentary

A filmmaker searches for scientific evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.

Director: Timothy P. Mahoney | Stars: Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron, William G. Dever, Manis Friedman, Duane Garrett

Votes: 102

12. The Call of the Wild (2020)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.

Director: Chris Sanders | Stars: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens

Votes: 44,195 | Gross: $62.34M

13. The Water Man (I) (2020)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

68 Metascore

A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers.

Director: David Oyelowo | Stars: David Oyelowo, Amiah Miller, Lonnie Chavis, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 3,083

14. A Week Away (2021)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama, Family, Musical

32 Metascore

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.

Director: Roman White | Stars: Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling

Votes: 3,896

15. A Father's Legacy (2020)

90 min | Drama

A young man sets out to find the father he never knew.

Director: Jason Mac | Stars: Tobin Bell, Jason Mac, Rebeca Robles, Michael Aaron Milligan

Votes: 801

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.

Director: Aneesh Daniel | Stars: Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, Manoj Mishra

Votes: 854 | Gross: $0.61M

17. Breakthrough (2019)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama

46 Metascore

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.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace, Sarah Constible, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 9,150 | 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 »

Director: Mike Disa | Stars: Bob Bledsoe, Aaron Burrows, Annette Lovrien Duncan, Conrad Forbes

Votes: 130

19. My Brother's Keeper (III) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family

Travis Fox is returning veteran struggling with PTSD and his faith in God.

Director: Kevan Otto | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Robert Ri'chard, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Gregory Alan Williams

Votes: 86

20. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, James Corden

Votes: 7,315

21. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 76,256

22. Cats (2019)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

32 Metascore

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba

Votes: 46,907

23. Dolittle (2020)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

26 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 55,384 | 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.

Director: Kyle Lollis | Stars: Tony Evans, Tim Brown, Tony Dungy, Arthur Evans

Votes: 49 | 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.

Director: Calvin Aurand | Stars: Alan Dershowitz, Eyal Dror, Kasim Hafeez, Shuki Hajdu

Votes: 9

26. Order of Rights (2020)

109 min | Drama

The Order of Rights is a pro-life film. The story centers around Emma Stein, a pregnant single girl who has been advised by her mother to have an abortion. Despite the objection of the ... See full summary »

Director: James Ball | Stars: Emma Elle Roberts, Ben Davies, Shannen Fields, Julie Silcott

Votes: 35

28. Colors of Character (2020)

Documentary

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 »

Director: Chris Danielson | Stars: Don Keith, Steve Skipper

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.

Director: Joel Paul Reisig | Stars: Nick Vlassopoulos, Tenley Kellogg, Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo

Votes: 253

30. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 24,198 | Gross: $9.04M

31. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 224,028 | Gross: $434.04M

32. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Family

69 Metascore

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.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson, Mark Linfield | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $7.70M

33. Overcomer (2019)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Family, Sport

17 Metascore

A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in long-distance running.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Cameron Arnett, Shari Rigby

Votes: 4,467 | Gross: $26.25M

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.

Director: Jay Lyons | Stars: Kara Tippetts, Ann Voskamp, Joanna Gaines, Joni Eareckson Tada

Votes: 49

35. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Alexander Hamilton, Cornell Dupree

Votes: 4,284 | Gross: $4.45M

36. Unplanned (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

10 Metascore

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.

Directors: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon | Stars: Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott, Jared Lotz

Votes: 13,479 | Gross: $18.99M



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