Genre Archives: Drama

Love Finds You in Charm

Dove "Faith-Friendly" For All Ages
Emma Miller reads about the outside world that is so different from the Amish world she has grown up in. She has many doubts about her life and the future. Her father sees the difficult time she is having, so when her cousin needs help in Charm, Ohio, she leaves her family in Indiana to help. While [...]

The Gunman

March 20, 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 and PG-13 rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we [...]

Hope Bridge

May 26, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"Hope Bridge" clearly shows that things in life can change, and change for the better. The bridge is the place where Jackson's father jumped to his death, but it becomes a place of healing by movie's end. Jackson and a fellow high school student collide near a school locker, causing books to crash [...]

1500 Steps

July 6, 2015
Dove "Faith-Friendly" For Ages 12 and Over
"1500 Steps" is a film that inspires! It shows that life is a marathon, not a sprint, and if one stumbles during the race it is important to remember that finishing well is the key to ultimate triumph. Hebrews 12:1 is mentioned and its idea of running the race with endurance. The story takes place [...]

The Gift of the Magi

Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
This is a classic story originally written by O. Henry, the well-known author, that brings to life a tale of true love. The married couple Jim and Della make sacrifices so that each can buy the other a Christmas present, but what the sacrifices and their gifts to each other mean is the real [...]

The Displaced Person

Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Displaced Person" speaks to the fear of the unknown and how people react to things they don't understand. Mrs. McIntyre takes on workers for her dairy farm with help from Father Flynn (John Houseman), who talks her into taking on the Polish immigrant workers. She is happy with them at first, [...]

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

February 3, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
"The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg" shows what can happen when normally good people are tempted by the promise of wealth. In this case, some people lie in order to gain a lot of money. The film features top acting talent in Robert Preston and Fred Gwynne. Preston plays a stranger who shows up in [...]

Pigeon Feathers

February 3, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For All Ages
The young teenage boy David tries to find answers to his questions about a person's soul. As he studies nature, people around him and even those at church to learn about the soul, his search leads him to more questions regarding life, death, faith and the hereafter. This story written by the [...]

The Custodian

July 28, 2013
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"The Custodian" is a thought-provoking film about choices. Are people miserable because they choose to be? Hitch-hiker Josh Francis (Ty Hungerford) is a 31-year-old Australian who has a conversation with a truck driver named Bill about his search for deeper meaning in life. Josh has taken a year's [...]

Little Boy

April 24, 2015
Dove "Family-Approved" For Ages 12 and Over
"Little Boy" is a movie you must not miss! It has a stirring theme—the love of a young boy for his father—and a dramatic plot all the way around. Jakob Salvati is marvelous as Pepper Flynt Busbee, also known as "Little Boy." The young boy has a close relationship with his father (excellently [...]