Since We Started


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When we started MOVIEGUIDE® in 1985, the major studios in Hollywood released few movies with any positive Christian content or values – less than 3%!  By the time we started the Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry in 1992 and 1993, however, there were 27 such movies, or about 10.38% of the market share. Incredibly, 22 years later, in 2013, at least 179, or 65.57%, of the movies released by the movie industry contained at least some positive Christian, redemptive content! That’s a numerical increase of almost 563% and a percentage increase of nearly 532%!!!

Also, when we started in 1985, less than 6% of the major movies were aimed at families. In the past several years, movies marketed to families have increased to nearly 40% of the top movies released in your local movie theaters.

Finally, since we started in 1985, there were only about one or two movies being made with strong, explicit Christian content or values, but, now, there are 65 or more such movies each year! That’s at least a 3,150% increase.

The former chairman of a major Hollywood studio told me he attributed all these positive shifts directly to MOVIEGUIDE®’s influence as well as the Christian Film & Television Commission®’s box office analysis and Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry. Many major movie studios now have a Christian, faith-based film division, and several studios are doing major movies with strong and overt Christian or biblical content. Also, now, all the major studios, not just Disney, are doing movies for young children and
families.

This doesn’t mean, of course, that the studios aren’t doing bad or horrible movies any more, but it does mean there are fewer and fewer bad movies, and an increasing number of good ones. It’s our prayer that the movie industry will make more and more commendable movies, and remove all offensive elements from them.

Clearly, however, the work of MOVIEGUIDE® and the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, especially our Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to Hollywood, has helped significantly to redeem the values of the entertainment industry!

Please help us maintain this magnificent momentum by giving us your full support, including your generous donations.

Note:

Below are charts showing the increase in the Christian numbers since we began producing the Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry in 1992:

As the accompanying chart on the number of movies with positive Christian and moral content since 1991 demonstrates, the number of movies with at least some moral content has more than quadrupled since 1991, a percentage increase of 308%, and the number of movies with at least some Christian content has increased
more than six times, a percentage increase of nearly 532% since 1991! We attribute that second great advancement in Christian content not only to the Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, but also to the awarding of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of the Year, which rewards the best movie that resulted in “a great increase in man’s love or understanding of God.”

Two other charts calculate the rate of increase over five and ten years.

Year

Number of Movies with

Positive Moral/Biblical Content

Number of Movies with

Positive Christian/Redemptive
Content

1991

68
out of 260 movies or 26.15%

27
out of 260 movies or 10.38%

2013

 

 

228
out of 273 movies or 83.52%

A
219% Percentage Increase

179
out of 273 movies or 65.57%

A
532% Percentage Increase

Year

Number of Movies with

Positive Moral/Biblical Content

Number of Movies with

Positive Christian/Redemptive Content

2004

189
out of 282 movies or 67.02%

128
out of 282 movies or 45.39

2013

 

 

228 out of 273 movies or 83.52%

A 24.6 Percentage Increase

179 out of 273 movies or 65.57%

A 44.5% Percentage Increase

Year

Number of Movies with

Positive Moral/Biblical Content

Number of Movies with

Positive Christian Content

2009

215
out of 277 movies or 77.62%

151
out of 277 movies or 54.51%

2013

 

 

228 out of 273 movies or 83.52%

A 7.6% Percentage Increase

179 out of 273 movies or 65.57%

A 20.3% Percentage Increase

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