Top 10 Family Movies from 2019

APOLLO 11

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
APOLLO 11 documents NASA’s first moon landing with astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. It utilizes stunning visuals, captivating music, dramatic editing, and unseen footage to show arguably man’s most extraordinary achievement in a new light. With very little questionable content, APOLLO 11 is a movie the whole family can enjoy.

THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINES STORY

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE LEAST OF THESE: THE GRAHAM STAINES STORY tells the story of an Australian medical missionary and his two sons who are murdered in a remote Indian village in 1999 by radical Hindus. It’s a powerful story of the quest for truth, and the power of love to redeem and transform.

THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is an animated version of the beloved classic story by John Bunyan about a Christian heading to the Celestial City where Jesus is the King and about how he overcomes the demonic powers and principalities trying to stop him. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is the best, most entertaining, most imaginative movie translation of the classic best-selling book. It is a work of art and of entertainment.

DUMBO (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A live action version of the 1941 animated classic, DUMBO tells the beloved story of a young elephant with big ears who can fly and then is separated from his mother. Directed by Tim Burton, DUMBO is beautifully made, with a strong moral worldview about the need for family and helping others, along with lots of suspense that may scare very young children.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In the animated fantasy adventure HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, new Viking chief Hiccup must find a legendary dragon world and defend both his people and their dragons from a villainous dragon-hunter. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD features the heart-pounding adventure and stunning visuals moviegoers have come to expect from this movie franchise, along with a wonderful story promoting selflessness, marriage, love, and family, but caution is advised for young children due to action violence and some light pagan, environmentalist elements.

THE LION KING (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE LION KING returns to the big screen in a live-action remake of the popular 1994 cartoon, as Simba the lion has to learn to grow up and save the ones he loves. THE LION KING is well made and has a strong moral, redemptive worldview extolling sacrifice and acting honorably, but it does have some pagan mysticism and scary scenes of lions fighting each other that merit caution for younger children.

TOY STORY 4

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
TOY STORY 4 is another breakthrough in great computer animation, and even greater storytelling, with a story about Woody needing to rescue a new friend who’s being held hostage in an antique shop. Filled with laughter, tears, thrills, and romance, TOY STORY 4 has a few scary scenes that merit caution for very young children.

OVERCOMER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4
OVERCOMER is the heartwarming, often funny, poignant story of a young, new track star named Hannah who runs to Christ with the help of a basketball coach. OVERCOMER features a very strong Christian worldview and is filled with many touching, poignant moments.

BREAKTHROUGH (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
BREAKTHROUGH is a must-see, entertaining, powerful, convicting, heartrending story about the real-life incident of a boy who fell through some ice and had no pulse for a longer period than any doctor thought possible when he then miraculously revived. Each character, believers and unbelievers, undergoes a tremendous journey in BREAKTHROUGH, an inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, the LEGO world of Bricksburg is invaded by aliens who kidnap their best leaders, and it’s up to the city’s big-hearted savior hero, Emmet, to rescue them. LEGO MOVIE 2 has plenty of laughs, action and twists to keep everything engaging, with a strong Christian, biblical worldview promoting love and sacrifice, including a reference to a major passage in the New Testament.

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