fbpx

10 Movies To Inspire Showing Love Through Acts of Service

10 Movies To Inspire Showing Love Through Acts of Service

By Movieguide® Contributor

Young people need to have a sense of purpose while finding their place as they grow up. Instilling a charitable heart will help guide them in the right direction. This curated list of movies features films that inspire showing love through acts of service. Whether it’s a child learning the importance of showing up for a friend or a teenager being inspired to donate their time to a cause, every age group is represented.

UP

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
UP, the new animated feature from Pixar and Disney, is about a 78-year-old widower and a young boy scout who find the adventure of a lifetime on a jungle plateau in Venezuela full of unknown dangers. UP is another heartfelt, family-friendly, utterly delightful animated classic from the wonderful team at Pixar and Disney.

THE INCREDIBLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE INCREDIBLES is another incredible animated movie from Pixar and Disney, about two retired superhero parents who must battle a villain targeting their family. Beautifully animated, THE INCREDIBLES is full of exciting energy, fantastic fun, and humorous hilarity, with a very strong redemptive, Christian worldview full of many positive moral messages.

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN is a cute, amusing animated comedy on Apple TV+ where Sally’s bond with a yellow dandelion flower threatens her bother, Charlie Brown’s, annual championship game against Peppermint Patty’s baseball team. IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN is a charming, funny movie short that promotes standing up for your beliefs, speaking the truth, doing the right thing, making the world a more beautiful place, love, repentance, and forgiveness.

THE GRINCH (2018)

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GRINCH (2018) is a great movie about the true meaning of Christmas triumphing over alienation and materialism. It features powerfully loving parents and children, a joyous community of inspired Whos, and a terrific character arc for the Grinch, plus great Christmas carols and hymns focusing on Jesus Christ and His redemptive divinity, lordship and love.

CARS

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
CARS, Pixar and Disney's new computer-animated movie, tells the fantasy tale of Lightning McQueen, a selfish racecar who learns how to slow down, care for others and find himself when he becomes stranded in an isolated, small desert town off Route 66. CARS is a feast for the eyes and the heart. It celebrates the values that made small-town America great.

BATKID BEGINS

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)

BATKID BEGINS is a documentary about what happens when a 5-year-old boy with leukemia wishes to become Batman. The movie gives viewers a glimpse behind-the-scenes of this spectacular event that not only changed the lives of one little boy, but of an entire com-munity. BATKID BEGINS is well made and very entertaining, a wonderful movie to watch with the whole family.

THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE LOST MEDALLION: THE ADVENTURES OF BILLY STONE is an action packed family adventure about two 13-year-old friends searching for a long lost magical medallion. THE LOST MEDALLION is an exciting family adventure with exceptional quality, a clear Christian message, and no objectionable content.

MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.

MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS is a big-hanky movie that will remind us that our lives are important and can positively affect many people, even if we believe otherwise. Covering 30 years, it shows the trials of high school music teacher Mr. Holland. Containing no sex, nudity, or violence, and very little foul language, it is a heartwarming story for the whole family.

PATCH ADAMS

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Laughter is the best medicine. At least, that is what medical student Patch Adams believes. Based on a real story and featuring Robin Williams, PATCH ADAMS provides lots of love and warmth, and champions Christ-like attitudes and behaviors in challenging modern medical treatment and impersonal institutes of medicine. It is only flawed by obscenity use and some minor production problems.

THE BLIND SIDE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE BLIND SIDE is a compelling, feel great drama that tells the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless young black teenager who is welcomed into a caring Christian family. Though there are unneccessary elements requiring caution, this wonderful drama is a faith filled, truly inspiring movie with overt Christian values.

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


Watch A BOY CALLED PO
Quality: - Content: +1
Watch LITTLE RED WAGON
Quality: - Content: +1