THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, based on C. S. Lewis’s popular Christian fable, tells the story of four English children, who enter the land of Narnia, where they meet Aslan, the son of the Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea, who rescues the land from the evil White Witch. Despite some minor changes from the book, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE retains most of its Christian focus and is tremendously exciting, thrilling and redemptive.
THE FAMILY MAN
Nicolas Cage stars in THE FAMILY MAN, a movie about a Scrooge-like businesssman who finds out what his life could have been. THE FAMILY MAN is a heart-rending, funny movie with strong moral sentiments slightly marred by some foul langauge and an earthy tone.
THE ROBE, the first movie released in CinemaScope, is a Biblical epic focusing on the Roman tribune put in charge of carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus. This powerful, redemptive story is similar to that of Paul who at first sought to persecute Christians but then became one.
BEN HUR ranks among the most honored of films, taking 11 of 12 Academy awards. This beautifully crafted film begins with the birth of Christ and demonstrates a journey of faith of one man, Judah Ben-Hur, who goes from prince to prisoner to champion charioteer to Christian. This is a film that every family should see and cherish as a defender of faith and Christian values.
JOYEAUX NOEL (MERRY CHRISTMAS)
JOYEAUX NOEL, or MERRY CHRISTMAS, is an international production that tells what happens when a group of French, Scottish and German soldiers in World War I decide on their own to call a truce on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and share some Christian brotherhood. MERRY CHRISTMAS has some of the most uplifting, most powerful and thought-provoking Christmas scenes ever put on film, but there are a few problematic elements requiring caution.
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL is a live-action musical that re-tells the classic Dickens story with all our muppet favorites and actor Michael Caine as Scrooge. Of course, the story is a biblical allegory depicting a depraved man who repents of his selfishness and proceeds to show kindness to everyone. It's fun for the whole family with finger-snapping musical numbers, and breathtaking costumes and scenery.
LAST HOLIDAY is a heartwarming comedy for mature audiences about a female sales clerk who decides to use all her savings for an expensive trip to Europe when she learns she has a terminal disease. LAST HOLIDAY is the first feel-good, four-star movie of the New Year. It is funny and well plotted, with a Christian worldview, mitigated by some foul language and a couple sexual innuendoes.
BLACK NATIVITY is a Christmas musical drama about a struggling single mother forced to send her teenage son to stay with her estranged parents. BLACK NATIVITY is a powerful, inspiring, well-acted drama with beautiful music and an uplifting message of God’s grace, faith, family, and forgiveness that holds everything together.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Jimmy Stewart plays the beleaguered but good-hearted George Bailey, who finds out what life would be like if he’d never been born. A very slight caution is urged because of the false angelology, although the movie is number one on our list because of its emotive revelation of man’s relationship to God, who answers our prayers.
THE NATIVITY STORY
THE NATIVITY STORY tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in a dramatic, authentic manner. It is one of those very rare movies that brings the Gospel alive in a compelling, interesting, entertaining manner that shatters expectations.