Genre Archives: Drama

A Place in the Heart

February 14, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This is an awesome movie! It covers some relevant topics including forgiveness and the fact that God's plan takes time to come to fruition. Nathan (Jason Burkey) is a former basketball star with the nickname "Hoops" Hannigan, and he did not accept a scholarship but instead pursued his dream of [...]

The Choice

February 5, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The Choice" is geared toward the ladies and romantics, as it's based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. It features Teresa Palmer as Gabby Holland, a strong-willed medical student at the local hospital, and Benjamin Walker, as Travis Parker, Gabby's neighbor. Travis has loud parties with his friends, [...]

Under the Blood-Red Sun

December 7, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Under the Blood-Red Sun" is a well-acted and powerful film. It is set in 1941 in Hawaii and is about a young man named Tomikazu "Tomi" Nakaji (well played by Kyler Sakamoto) and his family, as well as his good friend Billy Davis (Kalama Epstein). The movie is based on a book by Graham Salisbury. [...]

Prayer Never Fails

April 1, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Prayer Never Fails" is a remarkable film about the power of prevailing prayer. Starring Corbin Bernsen, Clifton Davis, Eric Roberts, and Nick Lashaway, the story focuses on a high school basketball coach named Aiden Paul (Lashaway), who winds up being fired for praying with a student. Before he [...]

The Big Short

December 23, 2015
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Ultimate Legacy

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Ultimate Legacy" is an inspiring film. It shines in its ability to remind the viewer about the important things in life, including forgiveness, hard work, and kindness to others. Set sometime after the "The Ultimate Gift," the story focuses on Joey Anderson (Myko Olivier), the grandson of [...]

God’s Compass

May 8, 2016
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"God's Compass" is an excellent film and is both inspiring and dramatic. This compelling movie features a story of faith centered on Suzanne Waters (Karen Abercrombie), the retiring principal of South High who is a woman of faith -- and she will need it in the days to come. Her pregnant [...]

The Finest Hours

January 29, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
"The Finest Hours" is a riveting movie in its telling of the true story of a rescue mission at sea in 1952. The special effects, which focus on the imperiled tanker at sea and the rescue boat that is sent out to their aid in a raging storm, are executed with movie-making skill. The tanker has been [...]

The Revenant

January 8, 2016
Not Recommended for Families
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Tribunal

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Tribunal" features a unique story line. A man named Tony Mirakul (Ryan Wesley Gilreath) falls for a Catholic girl named Emily Vanderslice (Laura Mock). However, his pressure for her to have sex with him eventually leads to her giving in and then regretting it, due to her religious beliefs. [...]