15 Top Documentaries  

15 Top Documentaries

 

  1. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (pictured above)

2018

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  -1

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? is a documentary about the late Children’s TV host, Fred Rogers, and his work with children on his program MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? is an engrossing movie with a heart for helping children to love themselves and their neighbors…

 

  1. THE MAGIC NEVER ENDS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF C.S. LEWIS

2002

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  -1

THE MAGIC NEVER ENDS is a PBS documentary on the life of the famous literary genius and Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis. Christians everywhere should buy this video as an evangelistic tool to help their friends understand “the magic that never ends.”

 

  1. SELLING MURDER

1994

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  +1

The documentary SELLING MURDER takes a disturbing look at one of the most dreadful tragedies in human history: how the National Socialist Party used movies to sell the concept of mass murder to the German people as a merciful, necessary deliverance for the physically and mentally ill. Looking into the innocent eyes of the victims and realizing their horrific fate is numbing. Similarities between the National Socialist use of film and contemporary television programs about Dr. Kevorkian, abortion and euthanasia are frightening…

 

  1. BONHOEFFER

2003

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  +4

BONHOEFFER is an extremely well-constructed documentary highlighting facts in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and his struggle against National Socialism that are extremely interesting and important. Furthermore, the documentary contains a lot of archival footage that is well worth viewing for its historical insights into how a society can go so far off the track…

 

  1. ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER: Part I and Part II

2018

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  +1

ELVIS PRESLEY:  THE SEARCHER: Part I and Part II is an entertaining, captivating, and heartrending two-part documentary about one of the greatest singers/performers ever. The music is great, the interviews are profound and the audio clips of Elvis himself are incredible…

 

  1. THE PRIVILEGED PLANET

2005

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  +4

THE PRIVILEGED PLANET is a brilliant and eloquent documentary by Jay Richards and Illustra Media that defends the idea of intelligent design and contradicts the notion that Earth is just a tiny, insignificant speck of dust adrift in a vast, cosmic sea. THE PRIVILEGED PLANET should be seen by everyone, especially scientists, teachers, the press, children, and the ridiculous ACLU…

 

  1. AGENDA: GRINDING AMERICA DOWN

2010

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  +4

AGENDA: GRINDING AMERICA DOWN is the most powerful exposé of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far. The documentary presents the connections between the different communist, socialist, progressive organizations with great clarity and shows how they have implemented their agenda to dismantle American patriotism, morality and spirituality.

 

  1. THE SINGING REVOLUTION

2007

Quality:  * * *   Acceptability:  +4

THE SINGING REVOLUTION is the incredible documentary story of Estonia, a small country that, united by their 100-year-old love of singing, stood against the villainous Soviet Union. In the 1930’s, the Soviet Union conquered Estonia and killed thousands of people in cold blood and shipped almost half of the population off to Siberia to die…

  1. STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON

2017

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  -1

STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON is a documentary hosted by Greg Laurie that reveals the transformative faith the legendary actor had in the later part of his life. STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON is one of those unique documentaries that is both entertaining and informative. The story holds your attention, touches your heart and brings joy to your soul…

 

  1. THE CASE FOR CHRIST (2007)

2007

Quality:  * * * *  Acceptability:  +4

HE CASE FOR CHRIST is an important video being released in Wal-Mart and other secular stores that re-creates award-winning journalist Lee Strobel’s investigation into the New Testament claims about Jesus Christ. This is one of the most powerful conversion stories ever presented, full of tremendous information confirming the reliability of the New Testament for every believer, skeptic and non-believer…

 

  1. EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED

2008

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  +4

In the brilliant documentary EXPELLED, actor and pundit Ben Stein takes on the Darwinian scientists who have become oppressive totalitarians. EXPELLED wry, funny, well-crafted documentary that is also heart-rending, convincing and transformational…

 

  1. HURRICANE SEASON

2010

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  -1

HURRICANE SEASON: WALKING ON DEAD FISH is a documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on some high school football players, narrated by football legend Terry Bradshaw. WALKING ON DEAD FISH is so well crafted that it could have been a drama. Writer/Director Franklin Martin builds a tremendous story of Christian faith and values, but there is some salty language…

 

  1. BILLY GRAHAM: AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY

2018

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  +4

BILLY GRAHAM:  AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY is a terrific TV special honoring Christian evangelist Billy Graham who passed away February 21, 2018 at the age of 99. The TV program aired on Fox News following the Reverend Graham’s passing and tells how the world-renowned preacher impacted millions of people…

  1. MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

2005

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  +2

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS is an incredible dramatic story of survival, love and new life about the trials and tribulations of Emperor Penguins and their mates and children in the frozen Antarctic wilderness. This is a wonderful movie for families, but parents should prepare their children to deal with some opening comments about millions of years of evolution…

 

  1. WEAPONS OF THE SPIRIT

1989

Quality:  * * * *   Acceptability:  -1

Many individuals committed acts of tremendous bravery in hiding Jews during the National Socialist Holocaust in World War II. This documentary film by Pierre Sauvage chronicles the work of an entire village that took a stand for righteousness…

 

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