2017 Was the Year That…

2017 Was the Year That…

2017 was the year that THE STAR became the Highest Grossing Animated Movie About Jesus Christ ever!

2017 was the year that children were shown to be a Heavenly blessing in BOSS BABY.

2017 was the year that Boss Baby told audiences that Jesus was “The Boss” in BOSS BABY.

2017 was the year that Batman learned the importance of teamwork, fatherhood and humility in THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.

2017 was the year that hard work and ingenuity helped Christian refugees in ALL SAINTS.

2017 was the year that a wife led her skeptic husband to Christ through persistent faith and love in THE CASE FOR CHRIST.

2017 was the year that an atheist reporter discovered the truth that evidence demands a verdict in THE CASE FOR CHRIST.

2017 was the year a brilliant atheist did exhaustive research to prove beyond a doubt THE CASE FOR CHRIST

2017 was the year that freedom fighting soldiers and patriotic citizens were honored in DUNKIRK.

2017 was the year that WONDER WOMAN discovered the power of selfless love.

2017 was the year that Charles Dickens found who the real Scrooge was and became redeemed in THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS.

2017 was the year that Odin was transformed into a King of peace and goodness in THOR: RAGNORAK.

2017 was the year that fathers were reunited with their children in THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:  DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS, BLADE RUNNER 2049, and THOR:  RAGNORAK.

2017 was the year that a flawed father sacrificed himself for his daughter in THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:  DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES.

2017 was the year that Lightning McQueen found a new purpose, became a mentor and learned how to seek forgiveness in CARS 3.

2017 was the year that Winston Churchill discovered how to rally a whole nation to take a stand against National Socialist evil in DARKEST HOUR.

2017 was the year that Superman told Steppenwolf, “I believe in Truth; and, I’m a big fan of Justice!” in JUSTICE LEAGUE.

2017 was the year that compassion, empathy and forgiveness triumphed over cliquishness, bullying and prejudice in WONDER.

2017 was the year that a big strong bull and a stadium full of people discovered the power of love in FERDINAND.

2017 was the year that Gru resisted temptation and did the right thing in DESPICABLE ME 3.

2017 was the year that sacrifice, prayer and resurrection solved the plot problem in SMURFS:  THE LOST VILLAGE.

2017 was the year that Christian faith, heroism and nobility prevailed despite murderous Islamic tyranny and tragedy in THE PROMISE.

2017 was the year that the evils of communism and socialism were exposed, and the truth and beauty of Christian faith were extolled in BITTER HARVEST.

2017 was the year that a boy and his family learned to love their enemies and love each other in WONDER.

2017 was the year that an unconventional pastor gave a convincing, full-throated defense of the Christian faith in LET THERE BE LIGHT.

2017 was the year that the Gospel of Jesus Christ enlightened people and brought them love and joy in LET THERE BE LIGHT.

2017 was the year that Rey tried to save the villain’s soul in STAR WARS:  THE LAST JEDI.

2017 was the year with strong Christian content in at least one TV program each on all four of the major TV Networks.

2017 was the year that the Christian faith of courageous American troops was revered in THE LONG ROAD HOME.

2017 was the year that the Reagan family saw God’s hand in everything and learned to trust His plan in BLUE BLOODS:  Cutting Losses.

2017 was the year that Mike and his family learned that getting involved in their church is a great way to put their hand in the hand of Jesus in LAST MAN STANDING.

2017 was the year that Queen Elizabeth II became friends with the Rev. Billy Graham and discovered the love of Jesus Christ and the power of Christian forgiveness in THE CROWN.

2017 was the year that a policeman was inspired by a Christmas choir and showed compassion for crime victims and their families in WIND RIVER.

2017 was the year that a man discovers that making sacrifices for the greater good can be its own reward in NORMAN.

2017 was the year that Steve Harvey proclaimed Jesus Christ in LITTLE BIG SHOTS:  TINY DANCER

2017 was the year that the hero learned to sacrifice and help others, while his parents learned to apologize in THE EMOJI MOVIE.

2017 was the year that Netflix paid tribute to five famous screen directors, Frank Capra, John Ford, William Wyler, George Stevens, and John Huston, who sacrificed their booming careers in Hollywood to enlist in World War II in FIVE CAME BACK.

2017 was the year that the grandfather presents the truth that, in all the pain and suffering, he sees God’s plan for each of them and he trusts in God’s plan in BLUE BLOODS:  Cutting Losses.

2017 was the year that had the least amount of R-rated movies released in since 2009.

2017 was the year that sex did not sell – again.

2017 was the year that foul language did not sell – again.

2017 was the year that explicit nudity did not sell – again.

2017 was the year that moviegoers supported the Good, the True and the Beautiful – again.

And, finally, 2017 was the year that movies reflecting Christian, redemptive, biblical principles and practices with strong redemptive, morally uplifting values and patriotic, pro-capitalist, anti-socialist content promoting liberty continued to be far more financially successful than those that deliberately and firmly violated those values and principles.