Faith & Values for Mature Moviegoers
Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences
at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Friday, Feb. 6
Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced today a wide variety of live action movies competing for “Best Movie for Mature Audiences” of 2014 at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Lost Angeles.
The list of Faith & Values nominees for the Best 2014 Movie for Mature Audiences in the “Papa Bear” category includes some blockbuster superhero movies, a science fiction movie based on one of the most popular children’s novels of the past 25 years, and a couple acclaimed dramas.
The 10 movies will each vie for the title of Best Movie for Mature Audiences. In alphabetical order, the 10 nominees are: (click for a review)
|THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2||CAPTAIN AMERICA:
|DAWN OF THE
PLANET OF THE APES
|DIVERGENT||THE GIVER||THE GOOD LIE|
|THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE
OF THE FIVE ARMIES
|THE HUNGER GAMES:
MOCKING JAY -PART 1
The worldwide box office totals for these “Ten Best 2014 Movies for Mature Audiences” range from $2.7 million for “The Good Lie” to $806.5 million for the final “Hobbit” movie.
“Movies with Christian friendly content, faith-filled worldviews and biblical, redemptive values usually do best at the box office,” Dr. Baehr said, noting that five of the nominated movies made it into the Top 10 movies at the box office worldwide!
The “Teddy Bear” Awards, as they are affectionately called, will be televised Saturday, Feb. 21 on the REELZChannel.
At the Faith & Values Awards, Dr. Baehr will present highlights of Movieguide®’s 2015 Report to the Entertainment Industry, which shows Hollywood what kind of movies were most successful at the domestic and international box office as well as on home video in 2014.
Nominations for other awards will be announced soon, including the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV, the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters, the $50,000 Chronos Prize for Most Inspiring Screenplay by Established Filmmakers, the Grace Awards for Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV, and the Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Western or American Values.