Genre Archives: Drama

When the Game Stands Tall

August 22, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"When the Game Stands Tall" can be described with one word: Inspiring! It tells the true story of the De La Salle Spartans high school football team, which set a 151-game winning streak record. Football Coach Bob Ladouceur's philosophy was always, "We don't expect you to play perfect, but to give a [...]

The Giver

August 15, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Giver" is an intriguing tale of a society that has chosen to ignore memories and emotions in order to suppress negative thoughts, jealousy, violence, romance and faith. The story begins "after the ruin" and we are exposed to a world without grief, color or independent thinking. Conformity is [...]

My Son

August 19, 2014
Dove "Faith-Based" Some Content May Be Objectionable
This movie does a good job demonstrating that God is with us, even during very difficult times. Jess has a son named Austin after becoming pregnant at age seventeen. Her son is two or three years old when she meets Cadon at a party. A social worker sees that they party and young Austin is removed [...]

Love Covers All

October 7, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
"Love Covers All" is a faith-friendly movie that challenges Christians and non-Christians alike. Michael is facing the tests that most can relate to: losing a job, a new baby on the way, car problems and forgiving others. On the journey home to his wife and about-to-be-born child, he must come to [...]

As Dreamers Do: The Amazing Life of Walt Disney

September 16, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
Everyone the world over has heard of Walt Disney and his wonderful world of imagination. He is well-known for his memorable characters in animation, and for his many live action movies. Many of us grew up watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, a show filled with the creative [...]

The Hundred-Foot Journey

August 8, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a movie that soars! It breaks down cultural walls and demonstrates how the spirit of humankind can rise to life's challenges. The movie is based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, and you know it's going to be good when the movie introduction includes both [...]

Get On Up

August 1, 2014
Not Recommended for Families
"Get On Up" is a biography of James Brown. It reveals insights into both his childhood and teen life that led to the musical legend he ultimately became. His abusive father is seen in addition to his mother who seemed to love him at first, but later acted as if she didn't know him when he spotted [...]

Paradise Recovered: Edited

October 21, 2014
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
This movie is about mind control and how that even in Christian circles extreme rigid teaching and manipulative authority takes place in some churches. It seems to be a warning about submitting without thought to authority until you know more about the organization behind the church. In this case [...]

Mr. What

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Mr. What" is a terrific movie named for the question Mattiesko Wuopio gets every time he says his name: "What!?" He always replies, "Exactly!" Mr. What spent the last 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, yet lives with the stigma of jail time as he re-enters society in tiny Tecumseh, [...]

77 Chances

November 21, 2014
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"77 Chances" is a fascinating and original movie about second chances, even third and fourth chances, and more. Jason (Andrew Cheney) is a young man that left New York where he was studying photography but returns home to help his sister care for his ill mother. When the worst happens he stays and [...]