Genre Archives: Adventure

Belle and Sebastian

March 20, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
The scenes and cinematography alone make "Belle and Sebastian" worth renting or owning! The story takes place on the border of Switzerland in the wintry and snowy Alps. The mountains and landscapes are breathtaking to view. One can't help but wonder, "Is it really that beautiful there?" But indeed [...]

Princess: A Modern Fairytale

February 3, 2009
Not Recommended for Families
Fairy tales are fantasy stories about castles, princes and princesses, and mythical creatures like unicorns, pixies, or fairies. And we must not forget to include a monster such as a dragon, three-headed beast or ogre. These are things that come to life in a world of imagination. But in this [...]

Riding Tornado

September 27, 2011
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Riding Tornado" is an inspiring movie—based on a true story—for everyone who has ever experienced pain. Tornado is a wonderful horse, a beautiful white Arabian stallion. However, due to a difficult past he is temperamental and self-mutilating. "This horse is mad," says one observer. But he is [...]

A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail

October 2, 2012
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail" is a wonderful Christmas story set on the beaches and in the warmth of Florida. Rod and Katherine Wright (Bruce Davison and Alley Mills) are retired in Florida but miss their two daughters. Katherine meets a young woman named Lisa Haynes (Julie Gonzalo) and [...]

Cop Dog

August 3, 2010
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a fantasy-style film that features the ghost of a dog that helps young Robby solve a crime. Robby's police officer father, Trevor, has been gone almost a year, having died under unusual circumstances. Robby misses him a lot, as does his father's old police dog, Marlowe. Robby and his mother [...]

Treasure Island

August 20, 2013
Not Recommended for Families
This movie version of "Treasure Island" sticks pretty close to the book, but it is unfortunate that the violence and strong language mar it as a family-friendly film. Toby Regbo does an outstanding job as Jim Hawkins, a young man who just lost his father. He heads to sea to seek adventure and make [...]

The Saddle Club: The Mane Event

September 6, 2005
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Negligence by one of the hired hands and poor choices by several girls lead to a tragedy at Pine Hollow when the barn starts on fire and horses are trapped. The Saddle Club and their friends work feverishly to free the horses amidst clouds of smoke. Blame is placed and harsh words are spoken as the [...]

The Saddle Club: Storm At Pine Hollow

March 5, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
“Storm at Pine Hollow” continues the equine adventures of Lisa, Stevie and Carole in a tale set against the breathtaking Australian countryside. The girls love horses, Pine Hollow, and each other and fight for what matters when they are threatened by events beyond their control. Lisa’s world [...]

The Saddle Club: Horse Of A Different Color

March 5, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Pine Hollow Stables is asked to host Hugo, a champion horse from France, and his beautiful owner Dorothee Doutey. Dorothee is struggling with her future as a competitive rider following a horrible fall just months earlier. Her self-confidence is in tatters and her stay at the farm is intended as a [...]

The Saddle Club: The First Adventure

July 2, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
Three energetic girls are committed to horses and being fast friends. Stevie, Carole and Lisa form “The Saddle Club” as they come together with a commitment to take care of each other and be crazy about horses forever. The girls and their fellow students are taken on an overnight camping trip [...]