Top Ten Family, Redemptive Movie/TV Picks
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey produced "The Bible" series on History Channel. They also produced the feature film “Son of God” (20th Century Fox), and “Ben Hur” (MGM and Paramount). Together, Burnett and Downey have produced numerous television series including "The Women of the Bible" (Lifetime); “The Dovekeepers” (CBS); “A.D. The Bible Continues” (NBC); "Answered Prayers” (TLC). They were also executive producers on the feature films “Little Boy” (Open Road Films) and “Woodlawn” (Pureflix).
Dr. Diane Howard serves film, television, digital platforms with a wide range of experience, training in performance, production. With a background as a published scholar and author, she is also a frontline journalist of depth and breadth. She is especially known for live, exclusive interviews with leading figures in redemptive movies and other performance media. She writes for the best Redemptive, Family magazines and publicizes the top Redemptive, Family movies on leading social media sites.
War veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) returns home to fight one more battle - PTSD. Fox and his best friend have been in their 6th combat deployment when all but Fox were killed in a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to his home to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away. In searching for answers about his parents, he also struggles with PTSD and a secret hidden by his hometown friend.
14-year-old Annabel lives with her fisherman grandfather on an island paradise, surrounded by an extended family of loving but quirky neighbors and her best friend - a dolphin named Mitzy. Grandparents arrive with a shifty lawyer to bring her back to New York. Annabel and friends must save the day and prove that love conquers all! The cinematography is beautiful and the water acrobatics of Mitzy the Dolphin are spectacular.
COLORS OF CHARACTER: An Artist’s Journey to Redemption is the extraordinary journey of prolific artist Steve Skipper. He, as a role model, has broken down racist walls in fine art. Steve became a Christian, when he was a member of a Birmingham, Alabama street gang. His life was transformed. Focused on faith and painting, Skipper gained notoriety in the sports world for his meticulous artistic style of super-realism. Skipper continued painting the stories of the Civil Rights movement.
This is a series authentically, historically, accurately depicting Biblical accounts of the early church from the Gospels and Books of Acts. Dramatic details in the story that are not found in the Biblical accounts are based on histories of the period that are recognized, respected by scholars. This series reveals the brutality, violence of the times; but most importantly the overcoming power of God’s spirit. Jesus Christ and His followers bring Truth, Light, Eternal Hope to an oppressed world.
A Father’s Legacy is a timely, thought-provoking, inspirational story that looks at family, redemption, and loyalty as it follows a young man on the run after an armed robbery. Hiding from the law, he sets out to find the father he never knew. Venturing further away from the city streets, he finds himself at the secluded home of a stranger.. As the days pass and the secrets about their past are revealed, they learn that they may have been brought together for a reason.
“A Week Away” shines joy and light, pointing the way to healthy, jubilant freedom, connection, and hope. When many have been in lockdowns, socially isolated in restrictive, sad situations, especially our young people (many of whom have been experiencing depression, loss of hope), this movie takes viewers through its young characters into the light of healthy outdoor sunshine, positive relationships, and gives joyful hope for the future. It is the first high-energy, dance musical of its kind.
An amazing new distribution paradigm is providing top faith content movies to churches. While Hollywood movies studios and theaters have been struggling and failing, an amazing development has been the production and distribution of some of the best faith content movies through Fathom Events in collaboration with Faith Content Network, which is an association of churches around the country to which any church can apply.
Faith Content Movies are prevailing in the ongoing Reformation of media through the Faith Content Network making new movies available to churches and through emerging independent studios. New alternative media and paradigms of production and distribution are growing to provide media, movies that align with Biblical Truth and are redemptive, uplifting... Whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think on these things. Philippians 4:8
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.
Amazing new distribution paradigm has been recently bringing top belief-based movies for the big screen to churches. Viewers can gather right at their churches' facilities to see these good movies. While Hollywood movies studios, theaters have been struggling, failing in recent years, the production, distribution of high-quality, faith content movies has been growing. Fathom Events and Faith Content Network supports churches to distribute first-run, first-rate, belief-based movies.
Some of the best redemptive films in 2020, have been produced, distributed through Fathom Events with Faith Content Network in which first-run, top quality faith, family movies are provided for churches to show. It is free for approved churches to host one of these movies. Programming are ticketed events for which eligible churches share in the box office receipts. There are no licenses, up-front costs for churches to show some of the best quality movies.
Summer is a great time for families to watch good movies with outdoor scenes, as well as Christian themes worth discussing. Fortunately, there are many worthwhile choices on streaming sites. These movies not only entertain, but they enlighten and edify. They have excellent artistry and content. They provide outstanding discussion starters for families and create interest in being in the great American outdoors. Here are top choices for a range of ages and demographics of excellent movies.
Many family movies that have come out in theaters are now available through streaming or DVD. Movies like I Still Believe have been released early for streaming due to the temporary closing of theaters. Here are some of the best recent family films shown in theaters for you to stream during COVID-19. These movies are for a wide range of genres and ages.