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Top 10 Pro-Life Movies for Mature Audiences

Top 10 Pro-Life Movies for Mature Audiences

The following movies contain themes of adoption, the value of life and the unborn. Movieguide® encourages readers to read the full review to make sure if a movie is right for you.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Mel Gibson’s masterpiece, covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. The movie goes beyond most Passion Plays to highlight in stark, dark, and intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. It is a must-see movie, beautifully directed and powerfully acted.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is the Christmas classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed about the struggling owner of a small-town savings and loan company who’s at the end of his rope but, with the help of a bumbling but lovable angel, discovers he’s the richest man in the world! IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is arguably the best movie ever made. It’s certainly the most uplifting movie ever made, an instant masterpiece by Director Frank Capra with brilliant performances by Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and a cast of terrific character actors.

EVELYN

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
In EVELYN, when a young Irish girl and her brothers are taken from her poor, single father and forced to be raised in orphanages, her father must tenaciously and miraculously prevail over deeply-rooted societal systems in hopes of eventual restoration. Showing the fallen human condition, EVELYN is a brave, Christ-centered movie with stellar acting and skillful storytelling that will delight, encourage and touch all who see it.

INSTANT FAMILY

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
INSTANT FAMILY is the story of a married couple who have postponed having children of their own but then try adopting a trio of foster siblings, who turn their lives upside down. Inspired by a true story, INSTANT FAMILY has a strong Christian, moral worldview undercut by too much foul language and the positive portrayal of a homosexual couple seeking to adopt a child.

SHAZAM!

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
SHAZAM! is a superhero movie based on the DC comic book character of a young boy who gets magical powers that transform him into a superhero with an adult body. SHAZAM! is very exciting, funny and delightful, with a mixed worldview and a high amount of gratuitous foul language that warrants a strong caution.

SIMON BIRCH

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)

Twelve-year-old dwarf Simon Birch thinks he will be used as a hero by God and befriends 12-year-old Joe, who seeks to find his biological father. Though containing some foul language and a few inappropriate behaviors, SIMON BIRCH presents a strong Christian worldview exemplifying grace, mercy and faith.

UNPLANNED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNPLANNED is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because she thinks that the goal is to help prevent pregnancies. UNPLANNED is extremely well made and powerful.

LES MISERABLES

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
LES MISÉRABLES is a movie version of the beloved musical play of Victor Hugo’s novel about an ex-convict whose life is redeemed but is hounded anyway by a legalistic policeman. LES MISÉRABLES is a brilliant adaptation of this inspiring, spiritually uplifting Christian story that beautifully depicts God’s transformational powers though the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it contains some harsh scenes showing the brokenness of humanity without God.

MAN OF STEEL

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
MAN OF STEEL brings Superman back, in a big way, in a story that pits Superman against General Zod, who wants to destroy the human race so that Earth can become a new home for the Krypton race. Super-smart and super-cool, MAN OF STEEL delivers a powerful, redemptive, heroic story with Christian content in a key scene. However, it has some foul language and intense action violence, so caution is advised.

GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER is a shocking expose of the horrible activities and unclean practices of an inner city late-term abortion doctor in Philadelphia who was found guilty of murdering several babies in his clinic after they were born. GOSNELL contains some foul language and disturbing content, but it’s a compelling, well-acted drama from a pro-life moral perspective that also exposes the lack of oversight by the health departments in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania when it comes to abortion clinics.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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