Movies/TV/Media that Help You Feel Happy, Hopeful
Today is our dark world, we need more than ever movies that lift our hearts, minds, spirits, and souls. Here are some engaging, feel-good movies and TV shows…
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This is a wonderful opportunity from Movieguide (R), a program aimed to equip the next generation of Hollywood industry leaders. Selected fellows meet with, and be mentored by, working industry professionals and have since gone on to begin their own careers in this very unique industry. Inklings Fellows receive an unprecedented opportunity to live in Los Angeles, fully funded, for four months while they receive worldview training and mentorship from Hollywood industry leaders.
This is a beautiful Fathom Event Palm Sunday-April 6. It combines world-class musical performances with thought-provoking conversations across the Italian countryside. Blind Bocelli, his wife Veronica, and friends travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena for sacred, awe-inspiring musical performances in a variety of styles in Italy’s magnificent locations. The skill, range, diversity of the music, musicians are exceptional. The sound engineering, cinematography are excellent.
Dr. Diane Howard recommends top recent redemptive, family movies for libraries (personal, home, educational, churches, and public). Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies is a movie editor, interviewer, and publicist for the best in redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote what is excellent for a range of viewers for good, eternal difference in our world. (See https://dianehoward.com/)
THe Lumo Project with its four movies of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) reveal Jesus Christ and His Godly, pure, powerful interactions with mankind word for word from the Gospels. These movies are not only scripturally correct but are also culturally and historically correct. They reveal the ultimate integrity, character, and sacrifice of our Lord. See https://www.bible.com/videos/collections/6-lumo-project-the-complete-collection . See also other movies on this list
Happy New Year to my Friends! As ongoing gifts to you I continue to screen and recommend the best in artistry and content in redemptive movies and media. May we all pursue what is best. May we enjoy the good, uplifting gifts our Lord gives us in all aspects of our world. Warmly, Diane Howard, https://www.imdb.com/user/ur8306785/lists?ref_=ttls_otl_sm
Holiday musical Christmas Dreams is available on Amazon (free with ads). Christmas Dreams is an enchanting movie for the whole family/ Reimagining the stories of The Nutcracker and The Little Drummer Boy, this delightful musical projects the imagination of the Little Drummer Boy and Pretty Girl who at Christmastime embark on a journey, revealing life’s most important lesson – that it is better to give than it is to receive.
Digital and electronic media are increasingly providing avenues for creative outreaches for the Bible and the Christian faith. Phil Vischer, best known for his creation of beloved VeggieTales, has produced a new storybook Bible. This Laugh and Learn Bible is now available in new media formats. In addition, 18 new VeggieTales episodes are in production. The first new episode, The Best Christmas Gift, became available on October 22, 2019.
The focus of this magazine is on Christian Missions and Ministries, as well as Redemptive Media and Movies. It is a joint effort between interviewer/ journalist Dr. Diane Howard and designer/illustrator David Ray Skinner to share the Gospel’s redemptive message that is currently being woven into Christian outreach work, movies, and entertainment today. Together we stay on the frontlines keeping the magazine updated with the latest developments. See what is new on this site.
9/26 is the Gospel of Luke, 6 pm at The Beltonian Theatre with free admission. Reserved seating is going fast. It may be best to call (254)-831-3161 to reserve seats ASAP. The Gospels have been reconstructed in four feature length films. Four writers. Four narratives. One life. It's a groundbreaking, multi-language biblical resource redefining the standard of biblical media as a visual translation of the four Gospels. It is breathtaking live-action footage, coupled with word-for-word Scripture.
During Shakespeare’s lifetime, there was both a Renaissance of artistic expression in England and a Reformation of content in England due to the influence of Queen Elizabeth the First...There has been a growing acceleration in production of best practice redemptive movies by independent and Hollywood studios and companies in the midst of accelerating evil, darkness and danger...
David Ray Skinner writes about working with the Cash Family. In 1990, Johnny, his wife, June Carter Cash, and their son, John Carter Cash had traveled to Israel to film a follow-up to Cash’s successful Gospel Road. Johnny decided he would call the film, “Return to the Promised Land,” and it featured Johnny, June and John Carter playing and singing traditional gospel songs and hymns at various Holy Land locations.
PBS and Amazon Prime offer two new seasons of this delightful series. James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930’s Yorkshire are covered in in this seven-part series based on Heriot's beloved books. These episodes are full of humor, compassion and love of life. Heriot is a role model of integrity, hard work, care of animals and their owners. The cinematography and acting is lovely. It is refreshing to enjoy a wholesome comedy and drama without political agenda.
This is a delightful, G-rated Charlie Brown movie in which the Peanuts gang celebrates Thanksgiving. Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s for Thanksgiving. With Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, Chuck attempts to host a traditional holiday feast. In this Emmy-winning film, dinner becomes a disaster when Snoopy and Woodstock serve toast and popcorn as the main dish. However, Marcie steps in and saves the holiday. In the end, Linus tells the history of Thanksgiving,
Hollywood Reporter, “...religious organizations throughout ... country... buying out screens and distributing tickets to... thousands ...for ‘Theater Take-Overs’ ... Feb. 27, ...night before the film’s officially released...” Further, Crossroads Church is bringing thousands to a Cinemark theater, where Son of God will be showing on 13 screens at the same time. Saddleback Church is buying out screens in eight different theaters...
This delightful Disney, Pixar, G-rated movie for the whole family shows the power of teamwork. Bonnie, new owner, makes another, Forky. Old toys are challenged to include, help Forky. The movie is filled with many exciting adventures, events and has some good themes about the values of family, serving others. The importance of taking care of others; maturing to find real love in good positive, male/female monogamous relationships; sacrificial love; and finding the purpose are stressed.
This is a charming family movie with wonderful cinematography and delightful, musical Irish dialects. It is an endearing film about heart-felt connection between family, friends, and animals. The Celtic storytelling and music is delightful.
This is the sequel to the powerful Black Stallion movie with spectacular cinematography and fine acting. This sequel continues with good values related to friendships as well as to courage, perseverance, ingenuity and more. The adventure, suspense of the first movie continues with this one. It is appropriate for the whole family.
This is a powerful movie with spectacular cinematography and fine acting. The boy, stallion, and Mickey Rooney are all delightful. This film has good values related to family and friendships as well as to courage, perseverance, ingenuity and more. It has strong visuals and minimalistic dialogue. It is appropriate for the whole family.
This movie that takes place in the Alps has stunning cinematography. The close-up photography of animals and birds is wonderful and amazing. The relationship between a boy and the eaglet he enables to survive is endearing. This is a story of reconciliation, redemption, and healing on multiple levels. The music in this movie is also lovely.
PETER RABBIT deals with discovering what is true to resolve conflicts and find reconciliation. It is about the mischievous and adventurous Peter Rabbit, who leads his animal friends to battle against the McGregors. This movie is PG-rated and is appropriate for children through adults. This charming film is based on Beatrix Potter books and is full of delightful British humor.