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Top 10 Movies With Positive Female Role Models

Top 10 Movies With Positive Female Role Models

There are conflicting messages in mainstream Hollywood for girls. It’s crucial to expose young ladies to positive females they can look up to. From a surfer who overcomes the odds to a girl healed by the power of prayer, these movies demonstrate what it means to overcome adversity through strong character. Please enjoy this list of the top 10 movies for girls with positive role models.

SOUL SURFER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
SOUL SURFER is an inspiring movie based on the real-life accident of a young surfer named Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm after a shark attack. She overcomes her own fears to return to the water. It contains a strong Christian moral view and a story about faith that teaches girls about the power of courage. Viewers cheer Hamilton onto victory. Parents should know there is light violence during the shark attack which might be frightening to younger children. SOUL SURFER is better suited for older children and teens, making it a thrilling option for a family movie night.

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is a heartwarming film about a little girl named Sara who strengthens her prayers after hearing a sermon about faith moving mountains. Before long, animals and people in her town are miraculously healed. When it’s discovered that Sara has an inoperable brain tumor, she desperately needs a miracle of her own. This film has a strong Christian moral worldview, shining a light on prayer, family and miracles. There is light violence and some mischief but nothing too salacious. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is perfect for the 10+ crowd.

BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE is a charming movie based on the novel by Newbery Medalist, Kate DiCamillo. It follows a girl named Opal whose father is a new preacher in an unfamiliar town. In an answer to her prayer, a mischievous dog she befriends at the grocery store helps her make new friends. While the film has Christian themes of love and forgiveness, there are romantic “follow your heart” messages. There’s also light violence and language. Despite a few biblical missteps, it’s a sweet story about the difference one girl can make in her community with the help of God’s love.

THE MIRACLE SEASON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Looking for an inspirational sports movie for girls? Look no further than THE MIRACLE SEASON. Based on a true story of a high school volleyball team who bands together after the loss of their beloved team captain in an accident. The team fights to make it to the State Championship in her honor. It features a strong Christian worldview with a focus on encouraging others. The subject matter can be heavy at times, covering the tragic loss, so it’s better suited for children 8 years old and up. THE MIRACLE SEASON is wholesome and inspiring.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
Julie Andrews stars in the classic musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. The plot centers around a spunky postulate sent by her convent to be a governess to seven children of a widowed naval officer. It features a strong Christian worldview with a young woman seeking God’s will in her life. This is just about as wholesome as you can get. The music is memorable, the setting is beautiful and the message is positive. What’s not to love? THE SOUND OF MUSIC is suitable for all ages.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a heartwarming movie based on the real-life story of the Beam family, whose daughter, Anna Beam, suffers from an incurable medical disorder. She is miraculously cured when she accidentally falls 60 feet into the hollow of a tree. This faith-based family drama features a mother who fights for her daughter. The family leans on each other (and God) in a time of crisis. There are scenes with jeopardy and children’s diseases that may be intense for young children. This one is a tear-jerker so have a box of tissues nearby.

THE ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH

Quality:
***
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE ADVENTURES OF OCIEE NASH is a fun family movie about a nine-year-old girl who lives with her brothers and father in rural Mississippi. She’s sent to live with her refined aunt in Asheville, North Carolina after her mother’s passing. She doesn’t fit in at first, but her courageous spirit captures the heart of the town. It features a light Christian worldview with strong morals. This 19th-Century tale is an enduring story that will delight parents and children alike.

ORPHAN HORSE

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
ORPHAN HORSE is a family drama that tells the story of a runaway girl who hides in the barn of a retired horse trainer where she bonds with a troubled horse, making a difference in all their lives. It’s a sweet story about healing but parents should know there is light language and violence. There are dark moments involving child abuse (which takes place off-screen) so ORPHAN HORSE isn’t appropriate for young children. It’s a triumphant story of forgiveness and redemption for older kids and teens.

LITTLE WOMEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
LITTLE WOMEN is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and centers around the March sisters (and their mother) as they deal with life during the Civil War. Each of the four sisters is determined to live life on their own terms. This film offers a very strong Christian worldview with no foul language or violence. It’s a tale of sisterhood and God’s grace. There is a slight feminist bent to it but nothing overtly political. Part drama and part romance, LITTLE WOMEN is a captivating movie for the 10+ crowd.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Tweens will love GRACE UNPLUGGED, which follows the story of Grace Tray, whose faith is tested when she launches a music career in Hollywood. She must fight the lure of stardom when she’s thrust into the real world. This engaging film has a very strong Christian worldview with pro-family messages. Parents should know there is a scene with alcohol, and a girl runs away from home. The positive messages outway the questionable moments as it’s a prodigal story. It’s filled with amazing praise music to boot. Kids 12 and older will enjoy GRACE UNPLUGGED.

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